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Can I win exemplary damages in my car crash case?

Depending on the details of your case in Texas, it is possible to win exemplary damages in your personal injury case. As noted by section 41.003 of the Texas Civil Damages and Remedies Code, exemplary damages are the kind awarded in court to punish the defendant for bad behavior.

Will I beat a DUI charge after an accident if I have a low BAC?

In Texas, you can still be the subject of a conviction of DUI/DWI even if your blood alcohol concentration is below 0.08 percent. Further, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the ramifications and liability can be extremely serious.

Texas sees jump in auto fatalities in 2016

Texas residents who have been in a car crash personally or whose loved ones have been involved in a wreck know that even the simplest incident can result in serious and long-term consequences. Damage to vehicles or other property can be bad enough but the injuries that innocent people may experience are sometimes unthinkable. Even worse are the lives lost due to senseless and negligent decisions of drivers.

Evidence that can help prove a personal injury claim

When a person experiences a car accident, the initial shock can oftentimes mask injuries, leading to vital details being overlooked early on and affecting potential personal injury claims that may be filed in the state of Texas at a later date. There is a statute of limitations that allows a person some time to make a claim, but much of the evidence needs to be collected immediately following the incident as well as in the weeks, months and, in some cases, years after.

Data shows distracted driving worse problem than thought

Many people in The Woodlands lead very busy lives. This means that it can be difficult to unplug from personal devices, even when behind the wheel. Unfortunately, this kind of irresponsible behavior can lead to serious or even deadly car wrecks.

How dangerous is distracted driving?

From cell phone use to communicating with other people who are riding in the vehicle, drivers can become distracted for a smorgasbord of reasons. Sometimes, drivers become distracted but do not cause a crash, which happens often. Sadly, this can cause some people to forget just how dangerous distracted driving really is. From the loss of life to permanent injuries and financial problems, these crashes take place too often and upend the lives of many people.

Freeway collision near Corsicana kills three

What many of those whose actions (whether they be intentional or not) result in them driving recklessly on the roads in and around The Woodlands fail to realize is that not only are they putting their own lives on the line, but they are endangering others on the road around them, as well. During periods of heavy traffic in particular, unsafe or irresponsible driving can be that much more dangerous. What may begin as a collision between two vehicles can quickly involve multiple cars and several people, with the one’s whose actions caused such accidents often failing to experience the worst of them.

Distracted driving laws in the state of Texas

If there's one thing that we can all agree on, it's that cellphones and technology are ingrained in our society. As such, it was only natural that we started to get the bright idea to use our technology and check our cellphones while we doing something that is very dangerous when done without total focus: driving our cars.