Cognitive Distractions and Their Role in Car Accidents

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on March 30, 2024

Most drivers know the dangers of physical distractions, such as using a cell phone or eating while behind the wheel. Drivers are equally familiar with the risks posed by visual distractions like slowing down to stare at an accident scene or searching the car floor for a lost item. However, one distraction that often goes unnoticed is cognitive distraction, which can pose as much of a risk as any physical or visual diversion. As a responsible motorist, it’s crucial to guard against such cognitive distractions for your well-being and the safety of others.

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Posted in: Distracted Driving

Wilmington Incident Shows the Danger of CNG-Powered Trucks

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on March 15, 2024

In February 2024, in the neighborhood of Wilmington in Los Angeles, California, a truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) caught fire and later exploded. This explosion resulted in nine people injured, including two critically injured firefighters. The truck driver had noticed something abnormal in the tanks and called 911. The truck, equipped with two 100-gallon CNG tanks, exploded while firefighters were attempting to extinguish the fire. Video footage captured the intense blast, which sent flames into the sky and caused significant damage to surrounding vehicles and infrastructure. Witnesses described the explosion as feeling like an earthquake.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Kodiak To Operate Driverless Trucks Between Houston & Dallas

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 20, 2024

Kodiak Robotics, Inc. (Kodiak) announced that it is planning to open its first driverless truck delivery route between Houston and Dallas by the end of 2024. Kodiak released its driverless-ready semi-truck earlier this year. The average weight of a semi-truck plus trailer is 35,000 pounds. This can increase to 80,000 pounds (40 tons) when pulling a full load.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents and How To Avoid Them

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 10, 2024

Texas offers a rich tapestry of culture and opportunities for residents and visitors alike. From the bustling energy of its big cities to the charm of its small towns, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Lone Star State. However, despite its beauty and charm, accidents can still happen.

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Understanding Liability Following a Bicycle Accident

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on January 30, 2024

Bicycling is a widely adopted and environmentally friendly means of transportation. However, it can be risky, particularly when sharing the road with motor vehicles. Therefore, it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of liability, common causes, and compensation avenues associated with bicycle accidents. This knowledge can provide legal protection, prevent accidents, seek justice, and help with physical and financial recovery.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accidents

Tesla Recalls Two Million Vehicles Due To Safety Concerns

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on January 15, 2024

Tesla, the leading manufacturer of electric vehicles, has recently announced a recall of over 2 million vehicles in response to safety concerns related to its Autopilot system. This recall follows a comprehensive two-year investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which found critical issues with Tesla’s driver monitoring system.

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Posted in: Product Liability

Preventing Repeat DUI Offenders: Legal Actions and Advocacy

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on December 29, 2023

Drunk driving accidents cast a long and harrowing shadow on victims and their families.
Understanding the severe consequences of DUI accidents, the prevalence of repeat offenders, and the legal actions and advocacy efforts aimed at preventing such incidents is crucial for promoting public safety, encouraging accountability, and empowering victims.

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Are Motorcycles Really That Much More Dangerous Than Cars?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on December 14, 2023

Motorcycles have long been associated with a sense of freedom, adventure, and a rebellious spirit. However, riders are burdened by stereotypes and clichés about motorcycles being inherently dangerous.

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Can I Get a Second Opinion on My Injury Settlement Amount?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 30, 2023

In the context of medical care, seeking a second opinion about a course of treatment or diagnosis can help verify the validity of the first opinion or open one’s eyes to unaddressed concerns. In personal injury claims, the question of whether to seek a second opinion on your settlement amount is not only valid but may be a prudent decision.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Economic Damages vs. Non-Economic Damages in Injury Cases

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 15, 2023

When it comes to navigating the legal process of a wrongful death case, understanding the types of damages involved is crucial. There is a legal distinction between economic and non-economic damages, each playing a significant role in determining fair compensation for the affected parties. The categories of damages may seem complicated at first, but one can gain a better understanding after breaking them down and reviewing some examples.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

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