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Don’t Be an Aggressive Driver, and Avoid Others Who Are

You’re not an aggressive driver, you think. You would never lapse into a destructive fit of road rage, say.  But what about those occasional bad days when you are faced with “traffic delays, time crunches, rude drivers, and stress,” asks idrivesafely.com. Your responses on such a day can be dangerous, even lethal. What exactly is…
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Your Personal Injury Attorney Helps You Avoid Going to Court

Your personal injury case can be settled through negotiation or litigation. “Dispute resolution sometimes requires both a power-based and an interest-based approach,” meaning a combination of litigation and negotiation that encompass the interests of both parties to the lawsuit, according to Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. The most desirable goal of any personal injury…
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Dog Bite Fatality in Irving, TX

In March, the owner of two pit bulls was killed after being attacked by her own dogs.  The two dogs were quarantined at the O’Connor Animal Hospital in Irving, TX following a bite incident because the Irving Animal Shelter was at capacity for quarantine space.  James Kang, DVM told the dogs’ owner, Johana Villafane, 33,…
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The Six Most Common Causes of Vehicle Crashes

The majority of road crashes are caused by human error. Even when you are driving safely, you can’t be sure the other drivers on the road are doing the same. If you’re involved in a car crash that isn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be held responsible for another driver’s errors. Be sure to talk to…
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Over 50? Safe Driver Course Can Save Your Money and Your Life

The state of Texas, like other states, offers a car insurance discount for seniors (55 and older) who take a driver safety course, such as those offered online and in classrooms by AARP. Once you pass the class, you get a certificate to give to your insurer. The discount is good for three years, after…
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One Month, 10 Vehicle Recalls—and It’s Not Bad News

The number and volume of vehicle recalls by major global manufacturers have reached record levels. The good news, however, is that recalls demonstrate greater awareness of vehicle safety, and an automotive industry that is willing to correct its own errors to improve safety. Safety specialists, automakers and regulators insist that, despite the many recalls, nothing…
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The Facts About Teen Drivers

“For nearly a century, coming of age in America meant getting behind the wheel. A driver’s license marked the transition from childhood and dependence to adult responsibility and freedom.” according to theatlantic.com. In American Graffiti, the classic movie about teenagers in 1962, teens cruising in cars found fun, friends, and freedom. Times have changed, and…
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Higher Number of Traffic Crashes During Daylight Savings Change

They say it was Benjamin Franklin who came up with the idea of Daylight Savings Time (DST) (or “summer time”) as a way to increase the amount of work that could be done by daylight. In his day, it would have been nearly impossible to implement it. In 2019, battles continue to rage over whether…
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What If I Slip and Fall in the Home of a Friend or Relative?

Many people are hesitant to bring legal action against a friend or a relative, however, risks that may cause slip-and-fall accidents are everywhere. You may be injured at the home of a beloved family member, just as you might slip and fall in a shop, on a sidewalk, or anywhere else. If you were injured…
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Texas Law & Texting While Driving

More than 420,000 people are injured every year in crashes involving distracted drivers. More than 330,000 of those crashes are caused by texting while driving, leading to severe injuries. Do the math: that means that the large majority—more than 78 percent of all distracted drivers—are distracted because they have been texting while driving.  A 2018 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in January 2018…
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