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Holding Truck Drivers Accountable for Motorcycle Accidents

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on July 28, 2021

Anytime a big rig is mishandled, there is a high chance it will end up in a catastrophic accident. Truckers need to be focused, experienced, and prepared to respond to dangerous road conditions at all times. While truck drivers are trained to handle themselves on long highway roads or packed city streets with smaller cars, they must also pay attention to the safety of motorcycle riders. As the least-protected group on the road, bikers are frequently disrespected by other drivers, and that bias has contributed to numerous fatal collisions.

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How to Pick a Personal Injury Attorney

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on July 14, 2021

Selecting the right lawyer for your case can be a daunting task. After all, the amount of money you receive depends on the ability of your attorney to effectively negotiate and fight on your behalf. This requires placing a vast amount of trust in the hands of your attorney, so choosing which one may make or break your case.

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The Opioid Crisis and Trucking Accidents

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on June 30, 2021

Truck driving is a dangerous enough profession. It requires special training to operate a massive vehicle while surrounded by other drivers and passengers. Because of the effort it takes to steer and smoothly operate an 18-wheeler, it is imperative that every truck driver stay fully alert out on the road.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Drunk Driving: How Alcohol Impairs the Brain

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on May 14, 2021

There is no doubt that alcohol consumption impairs the brain and affects driving skills. Alcohol or other drugs are involved in approximately 40% of fatal traffic crashes in the U.S. every year, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Alcohol affects a driver’s ability to operate machinery, perceive surroundings, and react to emergencies. Here’s how it impairs brain function in several different ways, which often leads to catastrophic accidents.

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The Danger of Infection After a Motorcycle Accident

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on April 21, 2021

Motorcyclists lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle. Thus, they are vulnerable to serious injuries in a collision. Many injuries that bikers sustain involve open wounds, which allow bacteria to enter the body. For this reason, bikers face an extra danger after a crash and should keep an eye out for any signs of infection.

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Why Do Insurance Companies Act in Bad Faith?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on April 12, 2021

Insurance adjusters are paid to focus on their company’s bottom line, and it is not in the company’s best interests to make you a high settlement offer. It is common practice for insurers to employ a variety of tactics to minimize payouts or avoid them altogether. For example, an insurance adjuster might make a lowball settlement offer, hoping you will accept, so your claim can be put to rest with the lowest possible price tag to the company.

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Why Tailgating Is a Risky Behavior

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on March 29, 2021

All of us have experienced drivers who follow too closely, riding our bumpers and trying to force us to speed up or change lanes. This puts the driver in front in a dangerous position, as he may risk being rear-ended due to another driver’s impatience. It also puts the lead driver at risk of being run off the road, hitting objects in the road, or have difficulties stopping at red lights.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How a Car Collision Can Lead to PTSD

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 16, 2021

Even low-impact car collisions can be traumatizing to the victims. In fact, recent studies have shown that an alarmingly large number of crash victims develop a serious anxiety disorder following the crash. Yet, in general, few people seem to realize the damage that these kinds of accidents can cause to the victims’ brains.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

The History of the Fair Labor Standards Act

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 9, 2021

Few people are aware of how much they owe the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, this 83-year-old piece of legislature is the bedrock for workers’ rights in America. Without it, employees would still be making pennies an hour, working gruelingly long shifts, and barely bringing home enough money to feed themselves or their families.

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Posted in: Workplace Accidents

Self-Driving Trucks: Miracle or Menace?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on January 20, 2021

A driverless truck may sound like far-flung technology from a science fiction book, but this new stage in transportation is already here. In fact, the very first test of a self-driving truck took place in 2016 by Uber.

Since then, more and more companies have decided to try their hand at making a road-ready self-driving truck. Most of these inventions aren’t ready for the real road yet, but that hasn’t stopped these companies from testing them on our Texas highways, putting our people at extreme risk.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

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