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How to talk to witnesses after a car accident

Texas drivers need to be careful on roadways. According to data collected by the Texas Department of Transportation, a car crash occurred every 57 seconds in 2016. 

One of the things someone needs to do after a collision is speak to any witnesses who saw what happened. Sometimes there is not going to be anybody around. Sometimes a person will be there, but drivers need to talk to them the right way. Witness testimony is highly useful if a collision ends up going to court, so it is important to speak to people in the area the correct way. 

Extreme acts of negligence may amount to criminal charges

Deadly accidents can occur on Texas' land as well as in water. The same negligence that may contribute to a vehicular crash can also result in a boating accident.

Distracted operation is a significant cause of severe car collisions. Operating a boat is no different.

Understanding subrogation

Car accidents occur far too frequently. Despite government efforts to curb collisions, it appears as though they are on the rise. In the state of Texas, there was a 3.59 percent increase in car accidents between 2015 and 2016. 

Following an accident, drivers need to go through their insurance providers to recover damages. Insurance agencies typically go through a process known as subrogation, and it is beneficial for average drivers to understand what this means and what needs to be done. 

Not all assets need to go through probate

In many cases, probate is a relatively simple process. Sometimes, though, it can be drawn-out and confusing. A possible example would be when someone with a complicated estate dies without a will.

In any case, here is a look at some assets that do not need to go through probate.

Loose cargo and car accidents

People driving behind a pickup or trailer loaded down with furniture or other random cargo on a Texas highway have every reason to feel uncomfortable. ABC News reports on a study by the nonprofit organization, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, that found over 200,000 road debris crashes occurred between 2011 and 2014. Two-thirds of the objects that caused the accidents came from moving vehicles.

Even though Texas law defines the requirements for transporting loose materials, many people do not take the time to ensure safety.

Gather proof to bolster your car accident injury claim

After a car crash, you might feel shaken and stressed out. Amidst all of the pain and distress, it is important for you to gather records for a future insurance claim or lawsuit in the future. The more proof you have, the stronger your case will be.

You might have a lot of questions regarding the claims or lawsuit process and how you will receive adequate compensation. This post addresses the crucial types of documentation you should collect after you get into an accident.

Changes in hours of service aim to reduce trucker fatigue

The people who drive trucks for a living work long hours and fight fatigue every day. The goal of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to improve highway safety, and as part of that effort, the department has issued regulations regarding the number of hours truck drivers may operate.

What truckers are up against

In addition to working long hours, truckers must deal with an environment made up of close quarters and constant vehicle vibration. They often operate on insufficient sleep and live on a diet that is irregular at best. In their line of work, they deal with daily traffic frustrations as well as stretches of bad weather and dangerous road conditions. Fatigue is ever present, and so is the possibility of a highway accident.

Insurance coverage myths

If you have been in a car accident, you want to get your damage repaired and your medical bills covered as soon as possible. To get there, you will need to deal with insurance companies, whose goal is usually to pay out as little as possible. Coverage can get complicated, so it is no wonder that many people have misconceptions about how Texas insurance works when it comes to car accidents.

Understanding the 3 types of driver distraction

If you are driving today, you probably know that the issue of driver distraction is one of the most pressing concerns when it comes to traffic and vehicle safety. Where once intoxicated drivers were viewed as the major concern, decades of careful work to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads and technological changes have created a new American driving landscape, one where the potential hazards are more numerous, but where the consequences remain the same.

If you are going to be safe on the road, reducing your own sources of distraction is the name of the game. The first step toward that is to understand how driver distraction works.


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