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Traffic Laws in Austin, Texas

Traffic Laws in Austin, Texas When driving in a new area, it is important to know the traffic laws in Austin, Texas to ensure you are obeying the law. Traffic laws in Texas and the penalties for violating the laws are mostly the same as the rest of the U.S. However, there are some new laws in

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Austin Auto Accidents

Have you ever been in an auto accident or witnessed one? As in every big city, auto accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries and deaths in Austin, Texas. The majority of road accidents can be attributed to negligence on one or both of the drivers involved in the accident. Other causes

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Dangerous Intersections in Austin, Texas

Every day, several auto accidents ranging from minor to major ones take place in different parts of the city. While most auto accidents are not fatal, the majority of them involve some form of injury to the drivers and their passengers and damage to the vehicles. Most auto accidents happen on highways and at busy

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When clients say, “I don’t want to sue anyone”.

When clients say, “I don’t want to sue anyone…I am not a litigious person….” We will only advise our clients to file a lawsuit when the facts of the case or the insurance company’s offer warrants it. It is important to note, that 98% of our personal injury cases settle before filing a lawsuit. Sometimes

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INRIX National Traffic Study 2011

INRIX is a software company that provides information on traffic around the world. In May, 2012, the company released its fifth annual Traffic Scorecard, the INRIX National Traffic Study 2011.  According to INRIX, congestion dropped by 30% in 70 of the 100 most populated cities in the U.S. While improved traffic conditions are something we

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Texas Traffic Accident Statistics: Serious Injuries and Death

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics: Serious Injuries and Death In 2010, the most recent year we have statistics for, Texas traffic accident fatalities were down by 2.77% from 2009, and about 20% from 2003 when there were 3,822 recorded deaths. Austin crashes claimed 48 lives in 2010, representing more than half of Travis County’s 82 traffic

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Austin Truck Accident Attorney

When a big rig loses its cargo on the highway, the outcome can be tragic. Even small pieces of debris that come loose can fly onto the windshield of an unsuspecting motorist and cause a serious accident. If a truck loses some of its heavy cargo, it may come crashing through the windshield or onto

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Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are often severe, due to the biker’s lack of protection compared to occupants of enclosed motor vehicles. Statistics reveal that three out of four motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle—typically a passenger car. Many motorcycle accidents take place at intersections, when a driver fails to see the motorcyclist and makes a turn into the

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Who can be Held Liable in a Truck Accident?

If you are seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial truck, you may have a claim against one or more of the following parties: Truck driver: a driver who violates regulations by driving for too long without a break, using drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, driving at excessive speeds or operating

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Austin Injury Lawyer

When To call An Austin Injury Lawyer The aftermath of an injury accident can be confusing and overwhelming. You may not know where to turn, or what the next step is to hold the negligent party accountable. If you have suffered a personal injury, first and foremost you should seek medical attention. Even if your

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