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“Super Fog” in Texas: Weather Phenomenon Causing Major Car Accidents

By The West Law Office |

Driving can be difficult in the best of situations. Even when the weather is nice, accidents can still occur. In the winter, things can get a little tricky. Ice, snow, rain, wind, and fog can all lead to serious accidents. In Texas, there may even be dense fog called “super fog.” Super fog threatened… Read More »

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When Car Accidents Are Intentional

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When a car crash happens, it is usually an accident. It is not done on purpose. After all, why would anyone want to get into a wreck? Dealing with a car accident can be so frustrating and even overwhelming, so of course we would like to avoid that drama if at all possible. However,… Read More »

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Leg Injuries in Car Accidents

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A car accident can happen at any time. When one does happen, it can cause a lot of injuries. A common injury is a leg injury. The legs are commonly affected due to the impact involved in a crash. You could hit your knees against a part of the car. The impact could break… Read More »

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What is Pain and Suffering in a Car Accident?

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When you think of car accident damages, you may think of broken bones, head injuries, and lacerations. You may think of damage to your vehicle. But there are also damages that are not so apparent, such as pain and suffering. If you have suffered from a serious injury in a car accident, then you… Read More »

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Why Do Most Accidents Happen Close to Home?

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There’s a common saying that you’re most likely to get into a car accident close to home. But is there any truth to this saying? Statistics show this to be true. In a study of 3,280 patients between 2005 and 2010, 88% were injured within 10 miles of home. The median distance was 0.2… Read More »

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Best Safety Features in Vehicles

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In the past, the only safety feature a vehicle had were seat belts. That eventually evolved to airbags. In the past decade, though, technology has made its way through the vehicles you drive. When driving down the road, your car may sound off various beeps and alarms. Various lights and symbols may show up… Read More »

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Failure to Yield Accidents

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When driving on Texas’ roadways, you have to be aware of the traffic laws in place as well as any signs or signals. When you come to an intersection or merge onto a road or freeway, there are right of way laws that apply. If you don’t follow the laws, you may be cited… Read More »

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Sudden Medical Emergency Defense

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Car accidents are typically caused by negligence, but not always. For example, what happens if a driver suffers a medical emergency while behind the wheel? The driver may not be considered negligent under the sudden medical emergency defense. This  applies when a driver has an unforeseeable medical issue outside their control and causes an… Read More »

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Staying Safe While Driving With Pets

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Many people treat their pets as family. They buy presents and treats for their dogs and cats. They take their dogs everywhere, whether it be on a short errand or a long road trip. While it can be fun to have Fido or Fluffy with us at all times, it can also be distracting,… Read More »

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Tips for Driving in Reverse

By The West Law Office |

Many drivers find it easy to drive forward. Going in reverse? Not so much. Because you can’t see clearly behind you, backing up can be a challenge, especially in a tight area or a crowded parking lot. Reversing in a straight line is one of the hardest driving maneuvers for even the most experienced… Read More »

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