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  • What to do after a car accident? [Things To Know]
    What to do after a car accident?
    People get into accidents every day of the week, and many of them aren’t too sure about what they should do after getting hit. It’s surprising, and most people are in shock after getting into an accident, which is exactly why you should take the time to learn more about what to do after getting into an accident. With a full understanding of the steps you should take, you might be able to resolve the issue without needing help from a car accident attorney in Austin.

    Get to Safety

    First and foremost, after getting into an accident you need to do everything you can to make sure everyone is safe. If anyone is seriously injured, call for medical help as soon as possible. If someone is in a dangerous situation, do what you can to help them get to safety without putting yourself at risk. If your vehicle is on fire, smoking or shows other signs of
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    Aug 13, 2018
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  • Most common types of personal injury cases in Texas
    personal injury cases in Texas
    The most common personal injury claims across the United States arise from car accidents. This should be no surprise considering that most adults own and drive at least one vehicle. In many cities, it‘s not uncommon to have thousands of vehicles on the roadway at any given time.

    This is the same in Texas. In 2015, there were 37,333 car accident claims—the highest number ever in one year. Texas is the second most populous state in the nation, and this amount of claims shows it.

    Medical malpractice is also growing across the country. It is not entirely sure why, since we have so many resources available to doctors nowadays. It is possible that stress and time constraints are putting pressure on doctors, and as a result, they make mistakes that are sometimes fatal. Medical malpractice cases have been on the rise in Texas since 2012. In 2015,
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    Jul 04, 2018
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  • Common Causes Of Injury In Austin Construction Zones
    Injury In Austin Construction Zones
    Austin, Texas is one of the quickest-growing cities in the United States. As more and more new residents move to Austin, the city has to update its infrastructure to keep up with the ever-increasing demand on its roadways. Updates to infrastructure means lots of construction zones, which can be dangerous for drivers and construction workers.

    Understanding what causes car accidents and injuries in construction zones can make it easier to prevent them.

    REAR-END CRASHES

    In construction zones, rear-end crashes are one of the most common types of fatal car accident to occur. These happen when a vehicle cannot stop or slow down in time to avoid hitting the stopped or drastically slowed vehicle it is behind. Many different types of negligence can put a driver at risk of causing a rear-end collision, such as using a phone while driving or failing
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    Jul 04, 2018
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  • Driving While Texting
    Driving While Texting
    Texting while driving has become a pervasive problem in the United States. Motorists who use cell phones while operating a motor vehicle have a higher risk of involvement in an accident than drivers who don’t, whether holding the phone or using a hands-free device. Texas law enforcement authorities reported that as many as 1/5 of the 3,700+  deaths on Texas roads in 2016 were caused by distracted driving.

    On September 1, 2017, Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas House Bill 62 which made it illegal in Texas to read, write, or send electronic messages while driving. Drivers may text if the vehicle is stopped or if an emergency exists. The bill defines an electronic message as "data that is read from or entered into a wireless communication device for the purpose of communicating with another person."

    Prior efforts to enact similar
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    Jul 04, 2018
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  • Safety Belts And Texas School Buses
    Safety Belts And Texas School Buses
    The safety of children when they are on their way to and from school is always a vital concern among parents, teachers, and school administrators. Every day in Texas, roughly 1.5 million children use a bus as their primary transportation for getting to school or another related activity.

    The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stated that “every child on every school bus should have a three-point seatbelt.” Many school bus accidents in Texas have included fatalities and injuries that could have been prevented if the buses had been equipped with three-point seat belts. For example, in April of 2017, 23 fourth-graders in Lumberton were hospitalized after a collision involving their school bus, a pickup truck and an 18-wheel tractor-trailer rig.

    The Texas Education Agency features a bus accident reporting system to track the
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    Jul 04, 2018
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