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Car Accident Laws in Texas

If you were recently injured in a car accident in Texas, you may be wondering about your options for holding the negligent driver liable for your damages. Keep in mind, Texas is a fault-based state, which means the party who caused the collision must compensate the victim for their losses.  The following are three options an injured party has when seeking compensation for a…

How to Handle Winter Driving Conditions

Earlier this year, a cold front blew through North Texas, causing snow and sleet in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Dallas Daily News shared a winter storm watch and some helpful safety tips from the National Weather Service. As we head into winter once again, these tips are worth revisiting. We’ve also added advice from other reliable sources around the web, including…

Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

For many families, Thanksgiving means a big meal and lots of love. Sadly, Thanksgiving can also mean car accidents, fires, and serious injuries. While you celebrate with your loved ones, be sure to keep safety in mind. This year, you may also have to take extra precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Whether you are behind the wheel, in the…

Avoiding Halloween Car Accidents

All kinds of ghouls and goblins come out on All Hallows’ Eve, but the most dangerous part of Halloween is always car accidents. With an influx of both drunk drivers and young pedestrians on the road, it can be a scary time to drive. If you need to get behind the wheel on the October holiday, we have some safety tips you…

Shocking Dallas Road Rage Incident Caught On Tape

A fender-bender on a busy Dallas highway quickly spun out of control at around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15. A black and white Ford Crown Victoria rear-ended a truck and continued driving. About ¼ mile down the road (westbound on 1-20 at 1-35 in Dallas County), the Ford broke down and the maroon truck involved in the accident pulled over. The…

How to Prepare for a Safe Summer Road Trip

Every summer sees an increase in packed cars and RVs on the road, full of families off on their summer road trips. This number may even increase this summer as families search for ways to safely leave their homes during COVID-19. Road trips are adventures that build memories for many families, but accidents can happen. Prevent mishaps and injuries by preparing for…

Who Is to Blame If a Self Driving Car Crashes?

Controversial Uber and Tesla Accidents Inspire Questions // On March 18, 2018, a self-driving Uber struck and killed an Arizona woman who was walking her bike across the street in the first recorded pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. Similarly, Tesla has a “worrisome record” of its vehicles being in fatal accidents while its controversial Autopilot feature is engaged. Across the board,…

The Consequences of Dallas Street Racing

Citations, Criminal Charges, and Accidental Deaths Stunts and street racing have gone up in Dallas since stay-at-home orders went into effect. Groups of drivers have blocked highways and started spinning donuts in busy intersections. On the first weekend of May alone, Dallas police “seized dozens of vehicles and handed out hundreds of tickets,” according to Fox 4 News. The Dallas Police Department…

With COVID-19, Car Accidents Are Down, But Reckless Driving Is Up

Approximately 270 million Americans are under stay-at-home orders in the United States. As such, there are fewer drivers on the road. Consequently, researchers at the University of California, Davis (UCD) have noted a 60% drop in car accidents in California. While car accidents are proven to be going down in California and traffic injuries and fatalities have fallen from 400 to 200…

Car Insurance Companies Offering Billions of Dollars in COVID-19 Refunds

At Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers, we are seldom in agreement with big insurance companies. Nevertheless, we were pleased to hear about several insurance providers paying it forward in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to decreasing car accidents and unprecedented savings, many car insurance companies are issuing refunds, discounts, and credits to policyholders. Allstate and American Family Insurance…