About Eric Cooper

N. Eric Cooper graduated from Baylor Law School in 2002. Following graduation he was sought after by several firms, but decided to accept a position with Brown McCarroll, LLP’s Longview office. Eric chose this office because of the lifestyle offered by Longview and the surrounding East Texas area.

Forbes: The Average Driver Files an Accident Claim Every 18 Years

By | 2017-08-30T19:15:00+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Accidents|

According to car insurance statistics cited by Forbes, the average motorist will file a claim approximately once every 18 years. That means if you start driving at age 16, you will most likely be involved in some kind of collision by the time you turn 34. Also, over the course of your lifetime, you can [...]

Top 4 Causes of 18-Wheeler Wrecks and How to Avoid Them

By | 2017-08-30T19:15:00+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Accidents|

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, large trucks can weigh up to 30 times more than passenger cars, and most fatalities that occur in truck collisions are occupants of passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, even if fatalities do not occur, debilitating injuries often do. […]

Head-on Collision with Truck Kills 1, Injures 7

By | 2017-08-30T19:15:00+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Accidents|

CBS DFW reports on a fatal crash involving an SUV, a small tanker truck, and a pickup truck. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the head-on collision occurred on US 380 and resulted in one fatality, though officials originally thought the accident had killed two people. […]

I Was in a Collision with an Uninsured Driver – Now What?

By | 2017-08-30T19:15:01+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Accidents|

All car accidents are stressful, but when the at-fault driver does not have insurance, any victims face the possibility of falling into debt due to medical bills and lost income. Sadly, this scenario is alarmingly common in the United States. According to the Insurance Information Institute, approximately 1 in 8 motorists were uninsured in 2012. [...]

4 Tips to Help You File a Successful Personal Injury Claim

By | 2017-08-30T19:15:01+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Accidents|

Texas has one of the highest car accident rates in the United States. In 2015, a motor-vehicle collision injured one person about every two minutes, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Many of these victims faced financial hardship due to exorbitant medical bills and lost income. […]

Who May Be Liable for Damages after a Commercial Truck Crash?

By | 2017-08-30T19:15:01+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Accidents|

In 2014, there were 3,978 buses and large trucks involved in fatal collisions, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The vast majority of these accidents were caused by driver errors such as speeding, tailgating, or drunk driving. […]

6 Tips to Help Truck Drivers Stay Awake on Long Journeys

By | 2017-08-30T19:15:02+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Accidents|

Heavy loads, unfamiliar roads, poor weather conditions – truck drivers face some challenging work conditions. Although commercial truckers tend to have more experience behind the wheel than other motorists, they are not immune to accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 342,000 trucks were involved in crashes in 2013, leading to 95,000 [...]

How to Avoid Accidents with Drunk, Distracted and Speeding Drivers

By | 2017-08-30T19:15:02+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Accidents|

Fatal accident rates are on the rise in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, 40,200 people died in motor-vehicle crashes in 2016 – an increase of 6 percent compared to 2015. This is the first time the death tool has passed 40,000 since 2007. […]

 

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