It’s difficult to find reliable statistics on the number of personal injury cases that are filed each year. However, the data that we do have can help us narrow down the many types of personal injury that happen.Details
Many traffic accidents occur at intersections. That has been the case for years, probably dating back to the days of the Model T.
In Texas and elsewhere around the country, however, the question is whether high-tech cameras have a role to play in reducing the number of motor vehicle accidents at intersections.Details
A new study out of the University of Southern California reports that Millennials are texting while driving at alarming rates. The study, conducted by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future and Bovitz Inc., reports a notable difference between emailing or texting between Baby Boomers and Millennials.Details
Blind spots for drivers are always there on the road and must be checked in order to prevent harm to the public. When drivers do not take blind spots into consideration, tragedy can occur leaving children, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and motorcyclists seriously injured or killed.Details
A trucking industry lobbying group is suing the Department of Transportation in an effort to force the agency to issue regulations related to limitations on truckers’ driving time.
If the American Trucking Associations prevails, the federal department would be compelled to issue rules describing the documents trucking companies would need to maintain in order to prove that employees are complying with federal rules limiting driving time.Details
With the New Year already upon us, many workers are just getting back from family vacations and holiday celebrations. As workers attempt to get back to the full swing of things, it is a perfect time to review workplace safety standards, especially in inherently dangerous and accident prone industries such as construction.Details
We live in a wired world in which more mobile devices are all the rage. The connectivity is captivating and offers many benefits. But when people can’t put their devices down when they get behind the wheel, the multi-tasking becomes a menace.Details
For as long as cars have been on the road, drivers have been plagued by distractions – and motorists here in Austin are no exception. Sadly, according to statistics recently reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an alarming 3,331 people were killed nationwide in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers in 2011 – with 387,000 more injured. Also, 17 percent of all injury-causing accidents were reported as “distraction-effected” accidents during the same period.Details
Every competent personal injury lawyer understands the importance of presenting the facts in a case in a manner that brings the reality of his client’s story home to the jury or judge. But long before the case gets to a judge or jury – presumably instead of bringing it to a judge or jury – the presentation in settlement discussions can be equally important.Details