When Is Passing on the Right Permitted in Texas?
Jason Stephens | November 28, 2022 | Car Accidents
The Texas Transportation Code instructs drivers to pass slower-moving vehicles on the left, keeping a safe distance between the cars before and after passing, and moving back into the right lane only after the passing driver has clearly passed the other vehicle. Drivers are not permitted to cross into the left side of the roadway… read more
How Common Are Car Accidents Due to Eating While Driving in Texas?
Jason Stephens | November 16, 2022 | Car Accidents
Eating while driving constitutes a form of distracted driving. In the United States, distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car-related fatalities. A recent survey found that 56.7% of Americans admitted they eat while behind the wheel. That’s over half of those polled! In Texas, eating while driving is not specifically against the… read more
Is It Possible To File a Claim Without a Police Report in Fort Worth?
Jason Stephens | November 7, 2022 | Car Accidents
Thousands of car accidents occur each year in Fort Worth. In 2021, there were 14,679 traffic accidents, including 119 fatal crashes. Many of those crashes involved property damage only or minor injuries, but others were much more serious. The Texas Transportation Code requires that drivers immediately report traffic accidents when the accident involves injury or… read more
Should You Call the Cops After a Fender Bender in Fort Worth, TX?
Jason Stephens | October 29, 2022 | Car Accidents
Whether you live in the city or the country, car accidents are an unfortunate problem. With over six million accidents every year, the risk of getting into an accident in the United States is worth noting. And when you factor in that over one-sixth of those accidents are fatal, it’s clear that car accidents are… read more
How Many MPH Can I Go Above the Speed Limit in Texas?
Jason Stephens | October 20, 2022 | Car Accidents
Sometimes, the speed limit on the highway just doesn’t seem fast enough. It can be tempting to exceed it, especially when the road is open and traffic is light. You may feel like going faster than the posted limit will help you arrive at your destination sooner, even if it’s unlikely to actually save you… read more
The Effects of Airbag Deployment In Your Car Accident Claim
Jason Stephens | September 21, 2022 | Car Accidents
Studies have shown that airbags save lives, especially when used with seatbelts. The NHTSA reported that frontal airbags saved 50,457 lives from 1987 through 2017. However, airbag deployment can cause injuries in some situations. How Do Airbags Work During an Accident? Airbags do not inflate in every car accident. They are designed to inflate during… read more
Will You Go to Jail After a Fatal Car Accident in Fort Worth?
Jason Stephens | September 9, 2022 | Car Accidents
In 2021, a person died in a car accident about every two hours in Texas. Statewide, fatal traffic accidents increased by 15.22% in 2021. That year, there were 4,489 traffic fatalities, including 130 traffic deaths in Fort Worth. There are many causes of fatal car accidents in Fort Worth. Deadly car crashes occur because of:… read more
What Is Vehophobia?
Jason Stephens | August 11, 2022 | Car Accidents
You can sustain numerous injuries when you are involved in a car accident. Physical injuries are common. However, you may also experience emotional distress and mental anguish. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common condition accident victims may experience, especially when they are involved in catastrophic car crashes. However, any level of collision could result… read more
What Should You Do If You Are Hit While Driving Someone Else’s Car in Texas?
Jason Stephens | August 7, 2022 | Car Accidents
A car accident while driving someone else’s car raises questions about liability that do not arise when you are driving your own car. Texas is an “at-fault” auto insurance state, meaning that injured people can file third-party insurance claims and lawsuits against the at-fault driver. Can I Drive Another Person’s Car Without Risking Additional Liability? … read more
Who Is at Fault in a Fort Worth T-Bone Car Accident?
Jason Stephens | July 28, 2022 | Car Accidents
Under the doctrines of negligence and strict liability, any number of parties may share responsibility for a T-bone collision. These parties might include one of the drivers engaged in the incident, the vehicle’s manufacturer, or even a mechanic who improperly serviced one of the vehicles involved. Accident statistics show that side impacts accounted for 25%… read more