Recent Posts in Car Accident Category

  • Dealing with Aggressive Drivers & Road Rage

    Though it may just seem like a term for someone in a rush, road rage is extreme. Simply put, it can cost the lives of innocent people. Many recognize the experience of driving according to traffic laws when suddenly, a vehicle dangerously speed past as the driver furiously honks and spews profanities. Despite being a safe and aware driver, you cannot predict who you will encounter on the road. ...
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  • What is the 3-Second Rule?

    Of the millions of people on the road, not everyone drives safely and responsibly. Unfortunately, you cannot rely on others to uphold optimal or even acceptable standards of safety. Studies have shown the majority of car accidents happen in under 3 seconds. When you are traveling at high speeds, this may as well be faster than the speed of light for the lack of response time. In 3 seconds or less, ...
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  • Ford Recalls 550,000+ Vehicles with Gearshift Malfunctions

    Ford Issues Recall of Hundreds of Thousands of Escape & Fusion Vehicles, Citing Rollaway Risk If you drive a 2013 – 2016 Fusion or a 2013 – 2014 Escape , you may have a dangerous gearshift problem on your hands. Ford has recently recalled these vehicles because of an error with a bushing intended to keep the car’s shifter cable in place. This can cause you to believe your vehicle is in park when ...
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  • What to Do When a Defective Car Part Causes an Accident

    Common Defects that Cause Car Accidents You’re probably aware of the specific human behaviors which tend to cause car accidents, such as: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (or both) Failure to adhere to traffic rules, signs, and lights Putting on makeup while driving Road rage and aggressive driving Texting while driving Talking on the phone while driving Driving in the wrong ...
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  • What to Do When Your Insurance Company Denies Your Car Accident Claim

    Disclaimer: There may be a legitimate reason your insurance company denied your car accident-related claim. However, insurance companies have been known to deny claims as a means of unlawfully withholding necessary funds from policyholders. This can take a variety of forms, including: Refusing to pay a legitimate claim Delaying payment on a legitimate claim Refusing to take necessary measures to ...
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  • Car Accidents & Bad Faith Insurance Claims

    What to Do When Your Insurance Company is Slow or Unreasonable An insurance company may be acting in “bad faith” when it does not fulfill its obligation to provide coverage when merited, necessary, and required by the terms outlined in a policy agreement. Insurance companies also act in bad faith when they take a long time to get back to claimants and policyholders or stick insured persons with a ...
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  • What Should I Do After Being Involved in a Hit and Run?

    Call (214) 307-8387 Immediately if You Have Been Injured in a Hit and Run Accident. One of the best things you can do for yourself in the immediate aftermath of a hit and run accident is to secure qualified legal representation. As soon as you reach out to our team at MR Civil Justice, we go to work and begin investigating your case, helping you assess your damages, and doing everything necessary ...
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  • How Can I Prove the Driver Who Hit Me Was Distracted?

    Common Examples of Distracted Driving Distracted driving causes innumerable car accidents every year, injuring and killing many people as a result. Being hit by a distracted driver can cause very expensive and personally costly harm, including everything from medical bills to permanent disability and mental anguish. Distracted driving takes many forms, including: Texting while driving Reading ...
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  • Driver Awarded for Neck and Back Injuries

    One of our clients was recently awarded damages after his car accident. The case began when our client, Omar Rios, was driving in Dallas and was rear-ended by the defendant, Anthony Davis. Rios sustained sprains, strains, and a herniation/protrusion at the L5-S1 vertebra. As a result of the injury, Rios needed to undergo extensive physical therapy and chiropractic care. The defense argued that the ...
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  • Tips for Talking to Your Insurance Company After an Accident

    Accidents are overwhelming and chaotic incidents, especially if you sustained injuries. However, oftentimes the aftermath can be just as difficult to navigate, especially when the time comes to speak with your insurance company. They do everything to win your favor when you are looking for a company to sign up with, but sometimes they can prove to be less than friendly when you actually need them ...
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  • After an Uber/Lyft Accident: What's Next?

    Using a ridesharing service, such as Uber or Lyft, has become a common form of transportation over the past few years. Whether you want to avoid drunk driving or dealing with traffic, you can request a ride within minutes with a few taps on your cellphone screen. But when it comes to car accidents , however, crashes involving Uber or Lyft drivers can be quite complicated. While you can handle a ...
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  • 6 Tips to Prevent Car Accidents

    When you drive, it is critical to do whatever it takes to be safe and avoid getting involved in car accidents . Sometimes, however, collisions are unavoidable. But fortunately, there are also many accidents that could’ve been prevented, especially if people were just doing the things they are supposed to be doing when they operate a vehicle. Make sure you follow all the rules of the road and be ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    One of the most common injuries in car accidents is whiplash. This occurs when the neck is suddenly or violently jolted in one direction and then another, causing a whip-like motion that results in sprains or strains to the structures in the neck. The most common symptoms associated with whiplash are pain and stiffness in the neck, but they can also extend to the shoulders, arms, upper back, and ...
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  • Dangers of Texting & Driving

    From communication with others and posting on social media platforms to keeping up with current events and conducting day-to-day activities, cellphones have become an integral part of our lives. However, we seem to be on our phones constantly, especially when we are driving in your vehicles. According to the National Safety Council, cellphone use while driving leads to approximately 1.6 million ...
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  • Tips for Summer Road Trip Prep

    Road trips are adventures that build memories for many families, but accidents can happen. Prevent mishaps and injuries by preparing for your trip with safety in mind. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your trip. Get Your Car Ready Your car will play a big role in keeping your trip safe and on schedule. Before you take the trip, you should give your car a thorough inspection. Schedule ...
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  • Defensive Driving Tips to Help Prevent Accidents

    Preventing car accidents is the duty of every driver on the road. Negligent drivers can cause accidents and injuries, but you can avoid being involved in one with some smart driving. Learn these defensive driving tips to help you prevent a car accident . Think about safety first. Avoiding aggressive driving habits will make you a safer driver, and can make you more aware of other drivers’ actions. ...
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  • Why UIM/UM Coverage Is Important

    Texas is an at-fault insurance state, which means if people get into a car accident, typically one or the other driver is “at fault” in the crash. Some states are “no fault”—each person involved must rely on his or her own auto insurance to cover all damages for himself or herself, even if the other driver was responsible. However, Texas assigns fault to the driver who was at fault in the crash, ...
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  • An Out-of-State Driver Injured Me. Is My Accident Different?

    Getting into a car accident can be frustrating, especially if an out-of-state driver operated the other vehicle that hit you. Why would it be more frustrating? Not many people know this, but insurance minimums are different between states. In places that have a lot of tourist appeal and see tons of traffic moving in and out of the state—like Texas—it is common to see accidents involving Texas ...
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  • Why You Need to See a Doctor After an Accident

    If you’ve just been involved in a car accident, your first reaction is usually to make sure you don’t feel any pain or injuries. If your car accident was minor, you might not notice your injuries right away and decline medical treatment. You discover weeks after your accident, you were injured; you just didn’t notice the symptoms right away. This situation is more common than you think which is ...
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  • Kits to Have in Your Car

    Drivers are often reluctant to take adequate safety measures in order to be prepared whenever problems occur on the road. Their trunks are barren, they possess no supplies, and if their vehicle experiences a breakdown of some sort, they may be stranded for a while until help arrives. If a disaster happens on the road, a little preparation can go a long way. Stocking your car with some basic items ...
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  • Avoiding Road Rage

    Whether someone cuts you off or tailgates you, there are many frustrating situations we encounter when we drive on the roads and highways that cause us to become angry. Road rage is a serious problem which poses a significant threat everyone who operates a vehicle. Unfortunately, most drivers who experience road rage from other motorists typically respond in aggressive behavior as well. This type ...
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  • Top 10 Defective Car Parts

    Automobile manufacturers have an obligation to provide their customers with functional and safe products. However, defective car parts are discovered every year, which places the lives of the drivers in imminent danger. Unfortunately, a recall is not typically announced until car accidents resulting in serious injuries or deaths have occurred. In order to be mindful of the possible hazards that ...
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  • What If an Unsafe Road Condition Caused My Car Accident?

    Negligent driving and other driver related offenses are not the only causes of car accidents . Dangerous and unsafe road conditions are a major contributing factor of car accidents in the United States, resulting in serious injuries and even fatalities. Common types of road hazards include the following: Objects on the road Malfunctioning traffic lights Missing signs Signs blocked by trees or ...
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  • Proving Fault in a Car Accident

    Car accidents can be scary. If you were badly injured, you may wake up in the hospital completely unsure of what happened. If not, you may not remember exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the crash. Do either of these situations sound like your accident? If so, you may wonder, how can I prove the other driver was at fault. Our Dallas car accident attorney explains how you can prove ...
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