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Common Austin Car Accidents

Some of the most common car Accidents we see in Austin involve rear end collisions at Yield signs.  Although there is little literature on the matter it is my opinion that most people entering a yield intersection are so focused on yielding and merging onto oncoming traffic that they forget to stop before colliding with

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What to Do About Swimming Pool Injuries?

Swimming pools have the potential of causing serious injuries or death at home, at the neighbors, or public locations including community centers, apartment complexes, and hotels. The risks are elevated when there is a lack of supervision, no lifeguard on duty or hazards around the pool perimeter. Pools and Premises Liability It is the pool

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What to do in a Bus Accident?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 1,500 people were killed in school-bus-related accidents from 1995 to 2005. Most of these were in other vehicles, but about 16 students, including pedestrians, die annually. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a bus accident and suffered injuries, you might still

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Yield Sign Rear End Car Accidents

Yield Intersection Rear End Accidents Rear-end accidents at yield intersections are some of the most common car accidents in Austin. When you arrive at a yield sign, you stop and look to your left to enter in order to merge onto the feeder road. The driver behind you does the same. However, many times the

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Car Accident Statistics in Texas

Car Accident Statistics in Texas Car Accident Statistics in Texas are sadly on the rise.   According to the Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Highlights released by TxDOT, there were a total of 63,610 serious auto crashes in Texas in 2012 causing injuries to 230,506 people. Of these, 87,087 people were seriously injured and 3,399 sadly died.

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Accidents in Construction Sites

Accidents in Construction Sites Constructions sites are among the most accident-prone places. Every year thousands of workers are injured and hundreds of them are killed in construction zones. The leading cause of fatalities in constructions sites are from falls, being struck by falling or swinging objects, electrocution and caught-in/between objects. According to OSHA, 806 people

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Trucking Accidents

Trucking Accidents In Texas, as in the rest of the USA, 18-wheeler trucks provide the preferred method for moving freight. At any time on the highways of America, there are thousands of 18-wheelers on the roads. These vehicles are huge, weigh several tons and are unable to come to a stop as quickly as smaller

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DWI

DWI Accidents

DWI Accidents Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a punishable offense in Texas. According to TXDoT, someone is hurt or killed in Texas every 20 minutes in an auto accident involving alcohol. You may be arrested and charged with DWI if you are found driving  while your Blood Alcohol Level level is 0.08 or more. You

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Motorcycle Accidents in Austin

Motorcycle Accidents in Austin Sadly, Motorcycle accidents in Austin are far too common. Since motorcycles are much smaller than every auto on the road, other motorists often fail to notice them when making lane changes, overtaking from behind and when drivers pull out of private driveways or streets. As a result, thousands of motorcycle accidents

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Passengers in Vehicles who are injured in an Auto Accident

Passengers in Vehicles who are injured in an Auto Accident Passengers riding in a vehicle are as vulnerable to injuries as the driver of vehicles in an accident. Every year thousands of accidents involving all kinds of motor vehicles take place in Texas and a large number of the injured are passengers (see statistics here).

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