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Driving is a privilege, not a right. Every driver has a legal obligation to act in a manner prescribed by law. Failure to do so can result in an accident. Distracted driving is anything that takes an individual’s hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or mind off driving. It is extremely risky behavior that endangers everyone on the road. Distracted driving has become the new drunk driving.

DISTRACTED DRIVING STATISTICS IN TEXAS.

In 2018, there were 540,561 motor vehicle crashes on Texas roadways, according to TxDOT. Of those, 95,572, or 17.6 percent, were caused by distracted driving (driver distraction, inattention or cell phone use). The 95,572 distracted driving crashes resulted in 394 deaths and 2,340 serious injuries.

Distracted driving is a form of negligence. Negligence is defined as “Failure to take reasonable care to avoid causing injury or loss to another person.”

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Posted on in Accidental Gunshots

Gunshot injuries are a major public health concern in Texas. There has been an increase in mass shootings and homicides in the state due to firearm violence. Accidental firearm injuries were 4 times more common in Texas than in any other state, according to a 2014 survey. Houston has the highest rate of gun related injuries in the state.

A gunshot accident due to negligence occurs when the gun owner or shooter fails to exercise reasonable care and precaution when handling a gun, thereby endangering the safety of others. Children tend to be most vulnerable due to their curiosity and impulsivity.

STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A GUNSHOT ACCIDENT.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a accident involving a firearm, our team of gunshot accident lawyers recommends you do the following :

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Posted on in Auto Accidents

Many people in Houston and all across Texas prefer to use Uber and other ride sharing services instead of taxis, trains and buses for daily transportation needs. People find these services easier to use and cheaper compared to other modes of transportation.If a driver of an Uber hit you while you were driving, biking or walking or if you were a passenger in an Uber which was involved in an accident, you should treat it like any other accident and immediately seek help from an experienced Houston Uber accident lawyer.If you have been the victim of an accident involving a Uber, our team of Uber accident lawyers recommends that you do the following:-

  • Seek emergency medical assistance if anyone is injured.
  • Call the Police.
  • When the Police arrive, make sure you let them know whether you were a passenger in an Uber or were hit by an Uber while driving, biking or walking. Mention injuries sustained.
  • Take photographs at the scene of the accident.
  • Get contact information of the drivers involved in the accident and also of witnesses.
  • Contact a Houston Uber accident attorney as soon as possible.

Uber hires its drivers on a contract basis. These drivers are not entitled to rights similar to those of traditional employees. Uber cannot be held responsible for the negligent acts of its contracted drivers.

UBER'S INSURANCE POLICIES.

Uber considers “ three periods” while determining eligibility for coverages. Whether a victim receives a coverage depends on when the accident took place, as detailed below:

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Posted on in Medical Malpractice

Strokes are the third leading cause of deaths in the United States. Each year, about 800,000 individuals suffer a stroke in the Country. It is estimated that 140,000 individuals die as a result of a stroke.

A Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain stops. It is often caused by a blood clot or a rupture of an artery in the brain. When doctors fail to identity or properly treat a stroke, victims are left to deal with dire consequences for the rest of their lives. Lifelong disability, constant medical care and inability to work are common among stroke victims.

Proving negligence in a stroke related injury case requires four basic elements. The Plaintiff must prove that:

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Posted on in Premises Liability

An attractive nuisance is something that could be very dangerous to children, perhaps leading to catastrophic injuries, that is located on someone’s property. Even if the children should not trespass on that property, the homeowner may be liable for injuries that occur if they did not do enough to keep the children safe.

Say, for instance, that a homeowner installs a pool. They have neighbors but no fence. They put up signs on the pool deck that say, “No trespassing” and “No swimming” and assume that covers them from liability. Then, while they are out of town one day, a 3-year-old neighbor wanders onto the property and falls into the pool.

The homeowner may argue that it’s not their fault. They put up signs, and the child shouldn’t have been there to begin with. However, the court could find them liable since they did not have anything — like a fence with a locking gate — to actually prevent the incident from happening.

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