Personal Injury Blog
Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in Fort Worth, TX?
Jason Stephens | August 26, 2021 | Truck Accidents
Except in emergency situations, the lane of a highway furthest to the left is reserved for passing. Texas law prohibits driving slowly enough to impede the flow of traffic in the left lane. There are also highways throughout Texas with signage indicating the left lane is for passing only. Large commercial trucks tend to move… read more
Where Are the 4 Blind Spots on an 18-Wheeler?
Jason Stephens | August 11, 2021 | Truck Accidents
Large commercial trucks, including 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and big rigs, have large blind spots on all sides of their cabs and trailers. As a result, the truck driver cannot see other motor vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, curbs, and other objects located in these blind spots. Unfortunately, blind spot accidents involving 18-wheelers can cause wrongful deaths and traumatic… read more
Are You Suffering From PTSD After a Car Accident in Fort Worth, TX?
Jason Stephens | July 26, 2021 | Car Accidents
You may be feeling anxious and overwhelmed after a car accident. These feelings are a typical response shared by many accident victims. However, if you experience anxiety, fear, avoidance, mood changes, or other symptoms that impair your ability to function or perform daily activities, you could have post-traumatic stress disorder, or “PTSD.” What is Post-Traumatic… read more
What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?
Jason Stephens | July 16, 2021 | Negligence
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence claims. A “reasonable person” is a hypothetical standard used to judge whether a person was negligent in such a case. Courts and juries will compare a defendant’s conduct to what a “reasonable person” might have done in the same or similar situation to determine whether the person… read more
What Happens to Your Body in a Rollover Accident?
Jason Stephens | July 7, 2021 | Car Accidents
A rollover accident is one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. During a rollover accident, your body may be thrown around the vehicle’s interior if you are not wearing a seat belt. You may sustain multiple broken bones, chest injuries, and back injuries. You could also be thrown through a windshield or open… read more
These Are the 5 Most Important Safety Features for Cars
Jason Stephens | July 1, 2021 | Car Accidents
There are many safety features for cars. Some safety features are standard, while other safety features increase a vehicle’s cost. Whenever you search for a new vehicle, keep in mind the five most important safety features for cars. Seat Belts It is estimated that seat belt use saves thousands of lives each year. In 2019,… read more
Falling Cargo Truck Accidents
Jason Stephens | June 30, 2021 | Truck Accidents
About 3,000 truck accidents happen every year as a result of falling, spilling, or shifting cargo. Around 1,000 of these result in an injury or death to other motorists sharing the road. These types of truck accidents make up less than 1% of all truck accidents in the U.S.—but they can be devastating. When a… read more
Is it Illegal to Wear Headphones While Driving In Texas?
Jason Stephens | June 22, 2021 | Texas Law
There is no specific Texas traffic law that makes it illegal to wear headphones while driving in Texas. However, that does not mean that wearing headphones while driving is safe. In fact, wearing headphones while driving can increase your odds of being in a motor vehicle accident. If you have headphones on while driving, you… read more
3-Car Accident: Who Pays For Damages?
Jason Stephens | June 16, 2021 | Car Accidents
Texas is an at-fault state for automobile accidents. That means the party responsible for the collision is financially liable for damages caused by the crash. However, what happens when there are three cars involved in the accident? Who is responsible for paying your damages? Texas Drivers Are Required to Have Liability Insurance Under Texas law,… read more
10 Important Bicycle Laws in Texas
Jason Stephens | June 11, 2021 | Bicycle Accidents
Whether for exercise or leisure, many people love to ride bicycles. It can be an enjoyable activity for both individuals and families. However, bicyclists should ride as safely as possible. Unlike other types of passenger vehicles, bicycles do not enclose the rider or provide many safety features. Sadly, many cyclists suffer catastrophic injuries each year…. read more