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Texas Leads the Nation in Drunk Driving Fatalities

By The West Law Office |

Texas is known for many good things, but these are all overshadowed by its infamous distinction as the leader in drunk driving deaths. On average, 1,438 people are killed in drunk driving accidents in the state each year. In 2017, Houston was the top city for DUI deaths, with 72. Many people are aware… Read More »

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Texas Man Receives $4 Million in Construction Accident Case

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Accidents are known to happen in the workplace, especially in the construction field. A construction accident can happen for a variety of reasons and cause serious injuries. A Texas man recently won a $4 million award after a workplace accident nearly amputated his foot. The incident happened in 2018 and the lawsuit was finally… Read More »

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Preventing Semi Truck Accidents

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Semi trucks can be commonly found on Texas’ roadways. These large vehicles haul many of the produce and goods that we use on a daily basis. While essential, semi trucks pose a huge threat when traveling in tandem with other vehicles that are much smaller. When a semi truck collides with a passenger vehicle,… Read More »

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Common Causes of Rear-End Crashes

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Have you ever been involved in a rear-end crash? If so, you’re not alone. Rear-end crashes account for 29% of all accidents and are one of the most common types of auto accidents. These crashes can lead to whiplash, neck and back injuries, broken bones and other serious injuries, especially when high speeds are… Read More »

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Parking Lot Accidents

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Even though we are in a pandemic, you can expect stores to be a lot more crowded as we enter the holiday season. People are primarily on the hunt for food and gifts this time of year, and this can lead to crowded parking lots. With many more vehicles crammed into a small space,… Read More »

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Bad Driving Habits to Avoid

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Many of us witness bad driving on a daily basis. Actions such as failing to use turn signals, speeding, running red lights and distracted driving are all things that can lead to serious accidents. In fact, you may be guilty of bad driving from time to time. You may feel more relaxed on certain… Read More »

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When an Employer is Liable for Your Car Accident

By The West Law Office |

As you probably know as a driver, there are many types of car accidents. They can happen in many ways and no two are the same. Liability can also differ in several ways. For example, if you are involved in a car accident while on the clock, who is responsible? Do you have to… Read More »

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Car Accidents Among the Elderly

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People are living longer nowadays, which means that seniors are staying independent for longer. This means that many are still behind the wheels of their vehicles even as they hit 80 and 90 years old and beyond. In 2017, nearly 44 million licensed drivers in the United States were over the age of 65…. Read More »

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Left-Turn Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcycles can be fun to ride, but riders face many dangers. They have no protection and can face serious injuries from even a minor motorcycle crash. Believe it or not, one of the biggest dangers is left-hand turns by other vehicles. While a simple turn should seem simple enough to navigate, many motorcyclists will… Read More »

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Understanding Airbag Injuries

By The West Law Office |

Many newer vehicles on the market come with advanced safety features, such as airbags. Often found in the steering wheel, dashboard and doors, airbags inflate quickly after a car accident to protect vehicle occupants from serious injuries. Airbags can and do save lives when deployed properly. However, there is so much force and speed… Read More »

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