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Driving while distracted

In the United States, despite a ban in many states, more than half of drivers admit that they use their mobile phone at least part of the time while driving, according to a report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Smartphone revolution Using WhatsApp, taking selfies… Read More »

Construction Accidents in Work Zones

Accidents in highway construction work zones  Houston’s highway work zones are full of dangers. Workers still face the same hazards found in any other construction project. These include falling objects or accidents involving heavy machinery. But workers on roads also have additional unique threats to their safety. Incoming traffic is… Read More »

Pedestrian Accidents and the Law

Walking is the most basic and ancient form of transportation and a large percentage of people still use walking as their primary way to get where they need to go. However, recent statistics indicate that simply walking across the street is increasingly dangerous. Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)… Read More »

Bicycle Accidents Involving Trucks

With perfect weather, beautiful scenery, and not to mention high gas prices, it’s not surprising that cycling is one of the most popular means of transportation for Houston residents. Bicyclists have to share the road with other motor vehicles, such as cars and trucks, and this can sometimes lead to… Read More »

Auto Insurance Fraud: The Client is Not Always at Fault

Recently, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company reached a compromise agreement with Plaintiffs to resolve the State Farm class-action litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.  The settlement provides benefits to the over four million current and former State Farm policyholders who were… Read More »