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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2017 – Nebraska is piloting a new approach to get drivers to pay attention to highway safety messages. If it works, perhaps Texas might want to implement a similar approach. Highway employees in Nebraska have come up with a novel approach to getting the attention of drivers — which may or may not be a good thing, since getting their attention also means they are driving distracted while looking at new safety messages. The new approach involves using humor and current pop culture references. Iowa and several other states have similar initiatives of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2017 – The ban on texting while driving is slowly making its way across Texas. The state does not have a statewide texting while driving ban. Distracted driving is a serious problem. In fact, it is the leading cause of the vast majority of car accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Studies done by both entities reveal that 80 percent of car wrecks and 65 percent of almost accidents, or near-miss crashes, are the result of driver distraction within three seconds prior […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2017 – A high school student and his mother died in a recent wreck on SH 71. According to police records, this accident was the result of a recklessly driven 2015 Subaru traveling west on SH 71. In the inside lane, heading east, was a 2015 Ford Focus followed by a 2012 Volvo truck, in the outside lane. The speeding Subaru failed to negotiate a curve on SH 71, causing it to cross over into the inside lane of highway directly in front of the Ford Focus. The Subaru slammed into the front […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2016 – People take photos of some unusual things, not the least of which are erotic selfies. However, taking nude pictures while driving is not a good idea. A low impact crash happened in Bryan, Texas when a student was arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge. This DWI case could have had a different outcome, but the 19-year-old female driver did not sustain any injuries. The facts of the story were revealed by a local television station and involved a police officer initially responding to a call about a disturbance. While the officer […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2016 – 2016 has seen an increase of pedestrian deaths in Houston. As of October 31, there were at least 71 pedestrians killed and the number appears to be escalating every month. The increased number of accidents has the local police investigating why the numbers are on the rise. The police have determined that many of the deaths happened when pedestrians did not use crosswalks while attempting to cross local streets or roads. Not using the crosswalks however does not appear to be the only reason for the dramatic increase in deaths. Houston […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2016 – A 64-year-old Texas man was sent to jail for 99 years to keep the community safe from him habitually driving while drunk. Courts do not issue sentences like this one often, they prefer to allow DWI offenders to redeem themselves through education, community service and other approaches such as using an ignition interlock device. However, occasionally a case comes along where the prosecutor asks for a very long sentence to keep someone off the roads permanently. Recently a man on his eighth DWI conviction was handed a 99-year jail sentence at […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2016 – A well-known local musician was struck and killed in a head-on accident by a suspected drunk driver, in Fort Worth, Texas. The 68-year-old man, driving his van, was hit on Riverside Drive by 36-year-old Roberto Ortiz-Morales. According to witnesses, Ortiz-Morales was driving on the wrong side of the road when he crashed into the van, head-on. A police report noted that he was inebriated and he was arrested. Ortiz-Morales was charged with intoxication manslaughter. The victim died at the scene. “In Texas, there is a category of homicide that applies to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2016 – Texas does not have a statewide texting while driving ban in place. Yet. That may change but politics does seem to play a large part of successfully passing such a law. As far as getting a statewide ban on texting while driving, Texas still remains one of only four states in the United States that does not have one. For many reasons, the concept of such a law has been fought over amongst lawmakers. In the absence of a statewide law there is a patchwork of different laws in various cities […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – Cedar Creek Reservoir is noted for its bridges. It was one of those structures that left a boater dead on a recent Friday evening. The bridge involved in this boating accident was the middle three of the 198 bridges that spanned north Cedar Creek Reservoir. Built in 1965, the clearance under it was roughly 5 feet if the lake was sitting at its normal elevation. Currently, the lake is down about three-quarters of a foot at the reservoir location. Other bridges in the same area that have been revamped now have […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 14, 2016 – It had to happen, accidents while driving and playing Pokemon-Go. Driving while under the influence of Pokemon-Go is classified as distracted driving. Distracted driving kills. This particular accident happened in Pennsylvania, but its lesson resonates across the nation, if not globally. It is the kind of accident mirrored in many towns, cities and states. A driver playing Pokemon Go is not paying attention to the road and runs into a police cruiser. “That accident relating to hitting a police car could just as easily say a driver ran into a pedestrian, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2016 – A poker run on Lake Texoma ended with a horrific crash that killed five and send one to hospital in critical condition. A poker run with boats sees each participant receiving a playing card at five different locations. The winner is the boat with the best poker hand. The boating accident happened just before one 1 p.m. during a poker run on Lake Texoma. Eye witnesses saw a speedboat lose control and ram another watercraft just west of Willis Bridge. Five of the six people involved lost their lives. One was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2016 – Although the Supreme Court recently made significant changes to what police are permitted to do if they pull over a suspected drunk driver, those changes may not yet affect Texas DWI law. However, they do create the potential for more changes in the future. The most important part of the recent Supreme Court ruling states that a law may be enacted to allow law enforcement to conduct a breathalyzer test even if they do not have a warrant. Put another way, the Supreme Court would not strike down a law making […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2016 – The semi truck in an accident near El Paso rear-ended a car, killing two women. According to the police accident report, a big rig driver was speeding and did not reduce the speed of his truck when the traffic ahead of him slowed down. Subsequently he rammed into the car in front of him. The car was literally run over and was under the truck in crumpled, fiery ball when emergency first responders arrived at the scene at I-10 East and Sunland Park, El Paso. Six other cars, SUVs and pickup […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2016 – I-10 in Texas has a shocking rate of semi-truck accidents — 65 collisions since January 1, 2016. Trucking accidents are the most horrific of all collisions on the highway. Few victims make it out alive after colliding with a big rig, and those that do make it out alive usually have life altering injuries that plague them for the rest of their lives. Texas has an unenviable reputation for the highest number of drunk driving wrecks, and now it seems they also have dismal record for an ever escalating number of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2016 – Distracted driving is a daily occurrence for hundreds of people. It’s easy to be distracted by texting, a cranky baby, hyper dog, programming the GPS or adjusting temperature controls. Virtually every driver on the roads in Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas have taken their eyes off the road for what seems like a mere split second. Many distracted drivers pay for their inattention in ways they live to regret for the rest of their lives, if they survive a crash. Consider the heartbreaking case involving four young women returning home from […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2016 – In an ugly twist of fate, products touted as being the best on the market to deal with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), caused irreparable harm to women it was allegedly designed to help. Millions of dollars paid out in settlements and legal costs result in Endo stopping production of transvaginal meshes to treat POP and vaginal slings to treat SUI. Endo shuttered its Astora Women’s Health device unit in March 2016 to reduce potential liability relating to over 46,000 severe adverse reaction lawsuits allegedly caused by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2016 – A 22-year-old Austin resident ran over a child carrier being towed behind a bicycle. He walked away from the scene after getting out of his vehicle. Police eventually identified William Covington as the driver of a black Jeep that ran over two children in a child carrier on Wheless Lane, finding him a few days later. The carrier was pinned underneath the vehicle with a five-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy trapped in it. Both children were taken to hospital. The girl had facial injuries, bruising over a substantial portion of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2016 – Austin and other large Texas cities could use this kind of partnership to assist those injured in boating accidents. Boating is a favorite pastime in Texas, with many lakes, rivers and other bodies of water beckoning to boat enthusiasts. Not everyone follows safe boating practices and some personal watercraft owners boat while under the influence. Boating under the influence is a recipe for an accident resulting in serious injuries or death. EMTs/first responders have to know precisely what to do when they arrive at the scene of a boating accident, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2016 – One word sums up living in the electronic century: distracted. That distraction is the root cause of a large number of injury and fatal accidents. There appears to be good news on the horizon, somewhat tempered by more bad news following in its wake. According to State Farm Insurance Company texting while driving accidents have declined thanks to a heightened awareness by drivers that impaired driving may kill or get them fined. Add to this mixture the reality that law enforcement now uses real-time location finders to determine if a cell […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2016 – A drunk driver with a yen for fast food landed behind bars when the police caught up with him after he rammed his car into a Sonic in Denison. It was a Sunday morning, about 10:15 a.m. when the man turned in to the Austin Street Sonic going way too fast. Losing control, he crashed into the wall, causing cooking equipment on the other side to shift. As a result of the jostling, the cooking grease slopped out and landed on the back of the assistant manager, resulting in second-degree burns. […]


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