Auto Accidents

Texas Roads Continue to Get Deadlier, Says the Most Recent Data

The death toll on Texas highways increased another 3.59% in 2016. Learn how to keep yourself safe by understanding these statistics.
The fatality rate on Texas roads rose to 1.44 deaths per 100 million miles, which represents about a 3.59% increase from 2015.

This data comes from the Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Facts for 2016.

The total 2016 death toll increased 5.45% to 3,773 from 3,578 in 2015.

Look, I understand statistics in and of themselves are…well…pretty boring.

But, don’t just look at these statistics and shrug them off. Let them inform you on your own driving so you know how to give yourself the best chance of being safe.

You don’t want to become one of these statistics for the 2017 version of the calendar, right?

So, let these stats show you what to do (and not do):
Wear Your Seat Belt
Maybe you feel cooler when not wearing your seat belt…like you’re taking a risk or being rebellious […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

Attorney Settles Hip Injury Car Wreck in Denton, TX for $302,500

$302,500 gross recovery for hip injury car wreck in Denton, TX. Great settlement by attorney at all available policy limits.
Our client was a passenger in a vehicle traveling southbound on Teasley Lane in Denton, TX. The driver of the vehicle was impaired and collided into the back of a utility vehicle that was parked in the right lane for utilities construction. Property damage was massive and our client had to be taken to Denton Regional Medical Center via ambulance due to the nature of the injuries he sustained.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: I knew right away that our client had sustained significant injuries to his left hip. He was examined by numerous physicians. The majority of doctors agreed he would require a total hip replacement at some point in the future. Due to his young age it was also likely he would need at least one revision of that procedure. […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

In An Accident What If The Other Driver Says “The Light Was Green!”

You get in an accident. The other driver claims the light was green. It wasn’t. How do you overcome that? It’s easier than you think.
Disregarding a stoplight (or stop sign) is a leading cause of traffic accidents. And sometimes, it is one other drivers try to manipulate so they don’t have to be liable. In some cases they lie outright, and in others they honestly remember wrong. Both happen.

Let’s say you saw the light, and it was undoubtedly red. For now, it’s your word against someone else’s. You don’t want to have to make a claim with your insurance company because that will cost you some money and likely drive your premiums up. And you shouldn’t have to take responsibility if you were abiding by the law.
What Can You Do?
You’ll most likely have to go to court for this kind of accident case. The other driver’s insurance adjuster will be nearly […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

How to Overcome Falsified Truck Driving Logs After an Accident

Truck drivers or their dishonest employers sometimes falsify driving logs. Here’s how our attorneys overcome this after a truck accident, with your help.
Companies that employ fleets of truck drivers – and the drivers themselves – are not above altering driving logs. They have motivation to alter or falsify logs so they don’t have to pay as much, or at all in the event a truck driver causes a wreck.

They know the cost of settlements for truck accidents. And, they have teams of professionals and lawyers in place ready to defend them.

Not that every company with a fleet of trucks for shipping is dishonest. But, some are. This does happen, and don’t try to live in a fantasy world where it doesn’t on occasion.

Many companies push their drivers to work absurd 60+ hour weeks. That leads to fatigue, driver errors, and accidents. And, sometimes drivers “fudge” their logs to make up […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

Attorney Settles Motorcycle Injury Accident in Frisco for $132,500

$132,500 settlement for fractured clavicle injury motorcycle accident in Frisco, TX. Great result by attorney at all available insurance policy limits.
Our client was a passenger on a motorcycle traveling northbound on Preston Rd in Frisco, Texas near Main St. The motorcycle operator failed to yield the right of way turning left into a parking lot and was struck by a sedan. The motorcycle driver and our passenger were both transported to the hospital via ambulance.

Physical examination at the ER revealed multiple contusions and abrasions. Imaging of her right clavicle (collarbone) demonstrated a minimally displaced longitudinal distal fracture. As a result of the fracture she experienced post-traumatic arthropathy.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Early on in the case our firm identified all possible sources of recovery for the client. We established a liability claim with the operator of the motorcycle as well as an underinsured motorist claim with our client’s own insurance […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

How Common Are Commercial Truck Accidents? Get the Statistics

How common are commercial truck accidents? How can you drive to keep yourself safe? Find out in this post from our personal injury lawyers.
You probably don’t really care about commercial truck accidents until one happens to you, a friend, loved one, or a co-worker – although most drivers can agree that driving beside or around a commercial truck can be terrifying.

But what you don’t know can hurt you. Some of these stats give you useful background information, while others can save your life.

Keep reading to see what we mean:
Overall, It Is Safer to Drive with Large Trucks Than in Past Decades
Data from the US Department of Transportation shows 2,485 passenger vehicle occupants died in “large truck accidents” in 2014. The most deaths happened in 1979, when 4,226 people in passenger vehicles died in large truck accidents.

That’s a 41.1% drop from 1979, which represents good progress.

However, this number is up slightly […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

Hurt in a Truck Accident? Who’s Liable? The Driver or Company?

Hurt in a truck accident? The resulting legal battle can be quite complex. Learn who might be liable for your injuries in this post.
You’re in a car accident. The other driver ran a red light. It’s pretty clear they have fault.

Now, change that car to a semi-truck. Is the driver responsible?

The answer is still yes but it’s important to remember that his or her employer may also be liable for your injuries.

Let’s get right into the details:

When Does the Company Have Liability?

If the semi-truck driver was an employee of a trucking company and operating the vehicle in the course and scope of his or her employment, the trucking company would also be liable for the injuries you sustained, as long as the driver’s conduct was negligent or reckless.

The employer should be financially responsible if its employee injures someone while in the course and scope of employment. Employers usually […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

3 Tactics Used to Prove a Truck Driver’s Negligence in an Accident

Let’s say you experience injuries as a result of a truck driver’s negligence. What do think the trucking company is going to try and do?
They know the injured victim is going to demand compensation – likely significant compensation from them – in damages. Their insurance company is likely going to tell them that they’re going to have to pay much higher premiums as a result.

Trucking companies certainly don’t want to see money disappear from their bottom line. The natural response – obviously – is to figure out how to delay, deny or outright shift liability for the loss.

Of course, this leaves all ethical questions and concerns aside. If their truck driver was negligent, they should have to pay the victim’s damages right?

Unfortunately, companies look at it as a logistical issue more often than one of integrity. That’s just what you’re up against.

So, what do our personal injury lawyers typically do […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

Attorneys Settle Disc Injury Auto Accident in Dallas, TX for $625,000

$625,000 gross recovery by attorneys for commercial auto accident in Dallas, TX involving a lumbar disc injury.
Our client was traveling northbound on IH-35 in Dallas, TX in the right center lane north of Crown Road. The at-fault driver, operating a commercial vehicle in the course and scope of his employment, attempted to move into the same lane when it was unsafe and hit our client’s car.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Our client was forced to go to the hospital the day after the wreck and had initial complaints of neck and back pain. Low back tenderness was noted on physical examination at the ER. When his pain continued to persist he began therapy and rehabilitation efforts under the direction of a UT Southwestern physician who also documented positive findings on physical examination.

Remember: Physical examination findings can greatly impact cases as objective evidence typically has more probative value than subjective complaints […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

Attorney Settles Soft Tissue Injury Car Wreck in Mesquite, TX for $21,500

$21,500 gross recovery for soft tissue injury car wreck in Mesquite, TX. Great settlement by attorney for client with sprain/strain injuries.
Our client was operating a motor vehicle traveling westbound on HWY 80 in Mesquite, Texas.  Traffic came to a crawl due to congestion. A negligent motorist rear-ended a vehicle which subsequently rear-ended our client’s automobile. The police were not called to the scene and our client did not have to seek emergency medical treatment.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Our attorneys routinely encounter the situation where a client does not have to go to the hospital right after a car accident but wakes up the next day with significant pain and discomfort. Many times people will try to manage the pain for a few days to see if it resolves as this particular client did. She reached out to our personal injury law firm when her neck and back pain persisted. She […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments