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Distracted Driving: The new DWI in Texas?

  In Texas, almost any month could be Distracted Driving Awareness Month. That’s because you see distracted drivers every day on highways and in your neighborhoods – drivers texting, talking on their phones, checking email, and so on. They pose a dangerous risk to you and your loved ones. Here's what you should know. Is...

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New research shows increase in texting and driving deaths

In 2019, preventable crashes involving a distracted driver claimed the lives of 3,142 people. That’s a nearly 10% increase from the previous year. The data was found in a new report from The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). When a driver looks down at their phone to read a text, his or her eyes aren’t...

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How to obtain and read your Texas car accident report

Were you recently involved in a car accident in Texas? Did a police officer come to the scene of the crash to investigate? If so, it's critical that you get a copy of the Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report (form CR-3) and thoroughly review it. The car accident lawyers at Karam Law Firm know how...

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Motorists drive drunk despite knowing the risks, survey finds

If you asked the average person what they thought about drunk driving, they would probably tell you that it's dangerous. Yet, there is still a staggering number of people who drive after consuming alcoholic beverages. No matter how responsible a driver you may be, it's almost impossible to avoid sharing the road with them. Law...

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How to prove who was at fault for a distracted driving accident?

Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of car accidents in Texas and throughout the United States. Today's handheld devices offer a slew of convenient functions that often cause distraction. For this reason, many drivers have a difficult time turning off their cellphones and putting them out of reach. In addition, some drivers...

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Getting surgery after a car accident

Some crash-related injuries will heal with minimal treatment, pain medication and rest. Many serious crash-related injuries require surgery in order to make a full recovery. We often see this after head-on collisions, rollovers and T-bone crashes. Crash victims often sustain broken bones, serious internal injuries, crushed limbs, serious spinal injuries, burns, lacerations and amputations. Getting...

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2020 sees rise in the traffic fatality rate

Traffic fatalities involving cars have gradually been on the decline over the last few years. For example, there were more than 40,000 road deaths in the U.S. during 2017. That dropped below 40,000 in 2018 and continued to drop in 2019, according to the National Safety Council. While the reduction in traffic fatalities may seem...

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Why do I need a lawyer to deal with insurance companies?

If you were involved in a car accident, there is nothing more frustrating than dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. While looking for evidence to use against your claim, they may come across as friendly, but will ask trick questions. Sometimes they can be pushy. Insurance companies only have one goal in mind –...

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