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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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New Study Indicates That the Arrival of Ride-Share Services in Major Cities Brings Additional Fatal Auto Accidents

By The West Law Office |

According to a new study released by Rice University in Houston, Texas, there has been a three percent rise in serious and deadly auto accidents in major cities once that ride-sharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft show up there. While these services are also providing a number of conveniences for citizens, the “costs”… Read More »

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How Personal Injury Settlements & Medicare Interact

By The West Law Office |

As attorneys who focus on personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs here in Texas, we regularly receive questions about how settlements work, and, specifically, how they affect certain healthcare benefits, such as Medicare. This is especially relevant when it comes to accidents that lead to severe, debilitating injuries, especially those that require lifelong… Read More »

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Car Accidents & Brain Injuries

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Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of brain injuries in the U.S. are auto accidents, which frequently lead to both acquired and traumatic brain injuries by causing a direct blow to the head or excessive shaking, such as whiplash. Below, we discuss some of the most common types of brain injuries when it comes… Read More »

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What to Do & Avoid Doing After Getting in A Car Accident

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It is easy to feel shocked and stressed if you’ve just been in an auto accident. However, being prepared ahead of time, and knowing what to do and not to do, can make all the difference in the world in terms of ensuring that you are protected, both physically, and in terms of liability…. Read More »

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Personal Injury Protection and Medical Coverage Matters in an Era of Distracted Driving & Potential Discrimination When It Comes To Insurance

By The West Law Office |

There is no question that distracted driving is playing a huge role in the number of auto accidents on Texas roads every year. While Texas has a law in place that prohibits texting while driving, there are, arguably, a number of loopholes, such as motorists still being able to engage in other distracted activities,… Read More »

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Importance of having UM/UIM & Gap coverage

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Under Texas law, all personal auto policies must include Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage, unless that coverage is rejected, in writing. The minimum coverage required is $30,000 for bodily injury or death for per person ($60,000 per accident), as well as $25,000 in coverage for any property damage. The coverage generally applies to four different circumstances:… Read More »

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Another Fatal Auto Accident Involving Tesla Vehicle Indicates That These Machines May Be Inherently Dangerous

By The West Law Office |

News coverage has been flooded with reports of fatal accidents involving Tesla Inc Model S crashes that not only kill the drivers, but that cause massive fires afterwards, as the lithium-ion batteries have been shown to reignite after the crashes on numerous occasions. There is no question that these auto accidents pose a danger… Read More »

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