Year: 2019

commercial truck accidents

Myths abound about commercial trucks and truck accidents. This article will dispel four of these common myths while providing factual information on truck accidents. We hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions about truck accidents or your particular case, don’t hesitate to reach out to a…

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram recently reported that the Fort Worth Safe Communities Collaborative ranked the intersections where the most accidents have happened during the past year based on crash data from MedStar 911 calls. The top five intersections were: 5. Interstate 35W (I-35W or Northwest Freeway) and Meacham Boulevard —…

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The Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston serving law firm, Tate Law Offices, P.C., is proud to be able to share regarding the rising problem of pedestrian accidents. Increased Pedestrian Accidents in Texas Since the year 2010, pedestrian-traffic fatalities have more than doubled. In the year 2018, 643 out of the…

The Eagle Ford Shale Oil Boom and The Rise of Deadly Truck Accidents in South Texas

Oil field work is widespread around Odessa and across Midland and West Texas. The number of companies actively drilling in this area means that there is also a significant number of commercial trucks and tractor-trailers on roads all over the greater Odessa and Midland area. With so many heavy trucks sharing…

Rise In Pedestrian Fatalaties and Accidents

Distracted walking has become a significant public safety concern in recent years. The problem has become so noticeable that the National Safety Council recently added distracted walking to its injury categories. While the law recognizes that pedestrians have the right of way, it is still up to them to do…

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The Odessa District ranked first out of the state’s 25 Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) districts in the number of fatal commercial motor vehicle crashes, Houston Public Media reported. Even though the Odessa District only about accounts for 1.5 percent of the state population, it accounted for 15 percent of the total fatal…

summer road trips

What better time than summer to go on a road trip with friends or family? When planning a road trip this summer, be sure to take precautions. We’ve prepared some tips and tricks for safety and preparedness for your upcoming excursions this summer. Summer Road Trip Checklist First Aid Kit….

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Last year, 6,227 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in the U.S. – the highest number in nearly three decades, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The figure represents a 4% increase over 2017, and the most annual pedestrian fatalities since 1990. Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 16%…

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It is crucial for all drivers to understand the rules of the road, which exist to keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians safe from harm. One common source of confusion concerns the right-of-way, which often becomes a point of contention after a collision. Who had the right-of-way? Who violated the right-of-way?…

electric scooter causes accident

As the popularity of dockless rentable electric scooters has exploded in cities across Texas and the U.S., so too have scooter-related injuries. Trauma center officials in Austin, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and other cities have confirmed a significant increase in ER visits related to scooter accidents. In Texas, specifically, the…