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Consequences of a First DWI Conviction in Texas

Someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol every 20 minutes in Texas, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. That’s a frightening statistic, and Texas law does its best to discourage driving under the influence. (“DUI” is short for “driving under the influence,” and DWI means “driving while intoxicated.”) In Texas, DWI refers to a person…
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Vehicle Cybersecurity: How Can I Protect My Car?

Today’s newer motor vehicles have become more and more reliant on computer technology to manage and improve their operations and safety. The computerized systems in your car are now connected to the Internet, and seamlessly link with your other electronic devices, including your smartphone and your online storage of music and other applications. Along with…
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Uber, Lyft, Ride-Sharing and Vehicle Crashes

When ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft began operations in 2010 they raised challenging questions regarding liability and the other legalities. Rideshare companies are considered to be technology companies, and are not subject to the same rules as taxis or transportation companies, a further complication. (Licensed taxi drivers must pay fees and undergo testing and…
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Insurance, Subrogation and Your Injury Claim

When your insurance company pays you for damages to compensate for an injury, it can pursue the defendant for repayment of its financial outlay, a process known as “subrogation.” Subrogation is a right held by most insurance companies to legally pursue a third party that caused an insurance loss to the insured. This is the way your insurance provider may recover the money…
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When a Stolen Vehicle Causes an Injury Crash

In November, a teenage driver in a stolen SUV was speeding through a Houston neighborhood in a stolen SUV when he crashed into a car whose driver, a woman who was two blocks from her home, was killed when the SUV knocked her car off the street and into a yard. The teen driver and…
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Trespassing Teen Killed in Dallas Dog Attack

A tragedy occurred in August when a 16-year-old died from injuries sustained when he was attacked by three dogs on a Saturday morning in a back yard in Irving, Texas. According to USA Today, police officers arrived at the home to find three pit bulls mauling the boy. When the officers jumped the fence in…
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Driving on the Shoulder in Texas

When you’re driving safely along at a normal speed, to suddenly be passed on the right by a car swerving onto the shoulder to go around your vehicle can be extremely annoying. And yes, it’s basically illegal. However, there are lots of loopholes for driving on the shoulder that are considered safe: the Texas Transportation Code…
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Flooring Standards and Slip and Fall Prevention

Anyone may slip and fall in at home, in a shop, or other public place. Slip and fall accidents and trips without a fall are the cause of almost four percent of disabling workplace injuries. The type or condition of flooring can be a critical factor in a slip and fall injury lawsuit. How can…
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If I Witness a Vehicle Crash, Should I Stop and Help?

We may instinctively want to stop and offer assistance when we see someone we believe to be injured, in danger, or incapacitated, for example, when we witness a vehicle crash. We may not stop to think about the potential danger to ourselves. That’s why most states, Texas included, have Good Samaritan laws that protect citizens…
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Your Vehicle Is Reporting Data It Collects on You

When it comes to using social media, most of us are aware that we should protect our privacy, at least minimally. We have been warned against spammers, hackers, and other online criminals. We know that the business models of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms are to collect and sell our personal data.…
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