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New Braunfels personal injury lawyerEarlier this spring, a Texas family began their Easter holiday with tragedy as their 10-year-old son was killed and his seven-month-old infant sister was critically injured in a rear-end accident in North Harris County on SH249 and McKinley Road, according to news reports. Law enforcement indicated that neither victim was wearing a safety belt.

Looking Closely at the Rear-End Wreck

Generally, but not always, when a rear-end collision occurs in Texas, the driver who rammed into the back of the other car is found to be liable. There are exceptions to this assumption, however. For example, the driver who crashed into the back of the other car can put forth evidence showing any of the following to remove liability from him or herself:

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New Braunfels motorcycle crash attorneyEarly in July, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash that occurred on I-35 in New Braunfels. According to a news report published by KVUE ABC, a pickup truck and New Braunfels fire truck were involved in a minor accident earlier that morning. Both vehicles pulled to the shoulder, however, the fire truck was blocking two lanes of traffic. A 33-year-old Austin woman who was driving a Honda CRV swerved to avoid the fire truck and came to a complete stop. This is when the motorcyclist slammed into the back of the Honda.

Car Versus Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are thrilling and exciting, often bringing adventures that would not happen in other types of transportation. While this may be true, it is also true that motorcycles are less stable and less visible than automobiles. Motorcycles also often have higher speed capacities than most cars. These reasons, among other factors, contribute to the statistic, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that the number of motorcycle deaths is 30 times higher than vehicle accident deaths. Approximately 4,667 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2012. Studies show that more than 40 percent of these deaths were involved in single-vehicle crashes; over 50 percent involved multiple vehicles. Ninety-one percent of motorcyclists killed in that same year were male. Moreover, 63 percent of the females who died in these crashes were motorcycle passengers.

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New Braunfels car crash lawyerAccording to the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety, approximately 11 percent of all police-reported crashes involve someone leaving the scene of the accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, however, that hit-and-run estimates are even higher: about one in every five pedestrian fatalities is caused by this type of accident. Over the course of a year, research indicates that hit-and-run drivers cause more than 2,500 fatal traffic accidents.

Hit and Run Accidents

When someone flees the scene of an auto accident, this is commonly referred to as a “hit-and-run” accident. Texas state law, in addition to the laws of a majority of the other states across the nation, prohibits a driver from fleeing the scene after an accident. Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious offense in Texas, which can range from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on the degree of the damage or injury as a result of the crash.

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New Braunfels dog bite injury lawyerEvery day, more than 1,000 people are rushed to the emergency room following a dog bite. Many times, due to the serious nature of their injuries, these victims require follow-up medical care or rehabilitative therapy. As a result, the average hospital bill in these cases easily eclipses $18,000, which is about 50 percent higher than the bill for other injury-related hospital stays. Finally, after the return home, many victims experience post-traumatic stress disorder-type symptoms. They often have flashbacks and nightmares; additionally, they may be afraid of dogs or even afraid to go outside. These symptoms are particularly common in children.

For the most part, the dog owner’s homeowner's insurance policy covers both economic and noneconomic damages.

Theories of Recover

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New Braunfels truck crash lawyerA man was tragically killed after a driver of a semi-truck lost control of the massive vehicle and slammed into the victim’s hotel room, according to a news report released by the El Paso Times. Police report that the driver was on the freeway, driving east on Interstate 10, when he lost control of the semi-truck and exited off the expressway. The truck drove through the parking lot of a funeral home before destroying a brick wall that separated the home from the hotel. The truck collided into the victim’s hotel room, striking the victim who died at the scene. The accident, which is still under investigation, happened in the early morning hours.

Common Reasons for Truck Accidents

It is estimated that as many as 500,000 commercial vehicle and large truck accidents occurred on U.S. roads in 2014 alone. This number is true despite the highly regulated business of truck driving, and the mandatory requirement that drivers who operate large and commercial vehicles receive special driving training. Of course, there are several factors that contribute to why a commercial truck wreck that results in personal injuries may occur. Nevertheless, the top 10 common contributors are:

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