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Monthly Archives: July 2023

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1 Killed in Rollover Crash on Gulf Freeway

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Rollover crashes are some of the most dangerous car accidents. These occur when the vehicle tips onto its side or roof, causing the occupants to be thrown around the interior or even ejected from the vehicle. One person was recently killed in a solo-vehicle rollover crash in Houston. The fatal accident happened on the… Read More »

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Rideshare Insurance Coverage: What Drivers and Passengers Need to Know

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Not everyone can afford the expenses that come with owning a car. Plus, owning a car is just not feasible in large cities, where parking is limited. This is what has made ridesharing so popular in the past decade. Ridesharing involves using an app to catch rides from drivers who work for Uber or… Read More »

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Can You Chase a Hit-and-Run Driver?

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Technically yes, at least in some cases, but chasing a hit-and-run driver is a bad idea. Texas has a very broad citizen arrest law. Non-officers may detain suspects if, within the non-officer’s view, they commit any crime that violates public peace. Pretty much any crime, especially a violent crime like injury hit-and-run, falls into… Read More »

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The Inside/Outside of a Nursing Home Fall Claim

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Each year, the medical bills alone in elderly fall injury cases total more than $50 billion. These economic costs are only the tip of the iceberg. The noneconomic costs are much higher. Many elderly fall victims are so afraid of repeat falls that they withdraw from family, friends, and social activities. The resulting isolation… Read More »

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Wrong-Way Driver Falls Off Freeway

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A car accident can have various outcomes. Some are minor, while others are major. When they happen on overpasses, the impact of the crash can cause a vehicle to fall off the freeway and come crashing down below. This scary scene is what recently happened in Houston. A wrong-way driver was hit by a… Read More »

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Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run Crash

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Bicycles are often found on roadways with passenger vehicles, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles. They are small and can get easily hit by larger vehicles. When this happens, the bike rider can get seriously injured or even killed. Sadly, a bicyclist was recently killed in a hit and run accident in Houston. The… Read More »

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TikTok Star, Mom Killed in Car Accident in Houston

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Many of us enjoy watching videos on the social media app TikTok. While some of the videos are stupid, like pulling pranks on others and engaging in dangerous stunts, others are more relatable because they are often humorous takes on everyday life. The stars of the videos are just like us. They are not… Read More »

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Man Injured in Scooter Crash

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Scooters can be a fun way to get from place to place, especially in urban areas where there is a lot of traffic and parking is at a minimum. However, these vehicles are very small and hard for other drivers to see. This makes the risk of an accident very high. A man was… Read More »

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South Asian Train Derailment Survivors Struggle with PTSD

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While we deal with our own Ohio train derailment, a similar event a half-world away highlights the emotional issues that accident victims face. About half of the Balasore triple train accident survivors at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack are dealing with PTSD. Dr. Jashobanta Mahapatra, associate professor of the Clinical Psychology Department,… Read More »

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Breaking Down Swimming Pool Injuries In Texas

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Unintentional drownings are the leading case of death for children under four. A child this age can drown in as little as one inch of water. So, for safety purposes, the kiddie pool might as well be the high-dive pool. The safety outlook isn’t much better for older children. Drowning is the leading cause… Read More »

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