Few things are more important than your health and safety. If you’ve been injured in an accident—whether on the road, at work, or somewhere completely unexpected—it’s almost always in your best interest to turn to an attorney who will make sure you are appropriately compensated. But every now and then, a bad egg will set out to abuse the system. Here’s a look at some of the most jaw-droppingly outrageous personal injury lawsuits of all time.
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of zipping down the highway on a motorcycle. But unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous forms of transportation. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were more than 10,000 individuals involved in motorcycle accidents in the state in 2012. Of those, 470 were killed and more than 6,000 were injured.
Despite these unsettling statistics, there’s no need to “tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death,” as the saying goes. If you live to ride, you should enjoy every minute you can on your motorcycle. Just be sure to make safety your top priority and be aware of the top causes of motorcycle accidents. (more…)
If you live in the DFW area, you’re probably used to driving through work zones (and navigating the inevitable traffic they tend to cause). Highway projects in the Metroplex seem to go on for months, or sometimes even years, and you’re almost bound to encounter one if you plan on driving more than 10 miles in any direction. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there are currently 20 active work zones along I-35 alone, encompassing nearly 110 miles of roadway. That’s the largest number of work zones TxDOT has ever had on the state’s main corridor, and it all adds up to a whole lot of road rage and more than a few work zone-related auto accidents. (more…)
Many drivers are unaware of an important feature on their auto insurance policies that can help save them thousands of dollars in the aftermath of an accident. Personal injury protection (PIP), also sometimes referred to as “no-fault” coverage, can help cover the cost of medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about PIP coverage. (more…)
Small-town Burleson, Texas, recently made national headlines when 16-year-old Ethan Couch managed to avoid jail time after killing four people in a drunk driving accident this past summer on Burleson Retta Road. Judge Jean Boyd sentenced Couch to 10 years probation after a clinical psychologist testified that the teen suffered from “affluenza,” a condition that causes privileged teenagers to believe there are no consequences for their actions.
Many people feel that Couch’s sentence is far too lenient, but regardless of your opinion on the case, the fact remains that four people died as a result of someone’s negligent behavior behind the wheel. And incidents like this one happen all too often. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were nearly 1,100 DUI fatalities and nearly 9,500 serious DUI injuries in the state in 2012.
Drinking and driving is especially prevalent during the holidays, when alcohol abounds at parties and family get-togethers. This year, in light of this increased likelihood of inebriated drivers hitting the roads, Tarrant County has instituted a “no refusal” policy, which began on Christmas Eve and will continue through New Year’s. “No refusal” means that if a driver refuses to submit to a breathalyzer or blood test, a warrant will be obtained so that he or she will be forced to consent. Judges will be on call to issue the warrants, and the county has hired nurses to draw blood. (more…)
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