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Auto Accidents

Right of Way Laws in Texas

Right-of-way is a traffic concept that determines the hierarchy of who has the right to make the move first on the road. This concept helps to maintain safe conditions for everyone who is sharing the road and areas around it. This hierarchy of right-of-ways affords drivers and pedestrians a certain level of trust in each…

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Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Dealing With PTSD After a Motorcycle Crash

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with war veterans and military members who have been in active combat zones. However, PTSD is not restricted to soldiers. Anyone who experiences or survives a traumatic event, including motor vehicle accidents, can come away with lasting psychological trauma. If you develop PTSD after a motorcycle accident, you’re…

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Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Bexar County $2,925,000 Jury Verdict

On July 22, 2022, the Hill Law Firm secured an almost three million dollar verdict for a woman that was injured in a terrible car crash. On the date of the incident, the plaintiff was a passenger in a Lyft driven by a Lyft driver. As the Lyft driver approached an intersection wtih a green…

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Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

What Information Should Be Exchanged After a Car Crash?

As a driver in Texas, it is smart to prepare for what you should do in case you get into a car accident. The odds of eventually getting into a crash are somewhat high; in 2019, one reportable crash occurred in Texas every 56 seconds (source: the Texas Department of Transportation). Knowing what to do…

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Auto Accidents

What If Your Car Accident Is Out-of-State?

A car accident while traveling out of state can mean an even more difficult insurance process than usual. The laws in the state where the accident took place can affect your rights and recovery options. The state’s liability laws may make it hard to understand who is responsible for your losses. You may need assistance…

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Auto Accidents

Determining Liability in a Failure-to-Yield Accident

Car accidents cause a high number of injuries and deaths each year. The Texas Department of Transportation reported 15,843 serious injuries from crashes and 3,610 deaths in 2019 alone. Determining liability is a necessary step for an injured car accident victim who wishes to recover compensation. When a car accident occurs due to someone’s failure…

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Auto Accidents

Can a Pedestrian Be Liable for a Car Accident?

When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the pedestrian can suffer life-changing or even fatal injuries. The severity of a pedestrian’s injuries often makes people assume that fault must rest with the driver of the vehicle. However, this is not always the case. If the pedestrian was breaking one of Texas’ traffic laws or behaving carelessly…

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Auto Accidents

Auto Safety Devices: Shatter Resistant Glass

One of the oldest and most common safety features on cars is the shatter-resistant glass that is mandatory on cars made and sold in the United States. The reason laminated glass is mandatory, at least for the windshield, is because it keeps the glass from shattering into dangerous sharp pieces. Instead, it typically confines the…

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Auto Accidents, Vehicle Safety

What If You Get Hit By a Government Vehicle?

In Texas, the fault-based car insurance law is relatively simple. The driver responsible for causing the car accident will have to pay damages. If that driver was on-duty as a government agent at the time of the crash or the car was a government vehicle, the claims process may not be as straightforward. When a…

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Auto Accidents