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Motorcycle accident in Texas kills two

When one talks of motorcycle accidents, one of the most common causes of them is when a motorist fails to yield to the motorcyclist. This means that when a driver is making a left-hand turn at an intersection, he probably did not see the motorcyclist and did not accommodate them. This is one very common cause of crashes between motorists and motorcyclists and the result is often deadly -- motorcycles offer very little, if any, protection in the event of a crash.

Why are trucking accidents still prevalent?

Due to their immense sizes and weights, trucks have the potential to cause a lot of damage if involved in a crash. Unfortunately, it seems these collisions are only going to get worse. According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck crashes increased by 2 percent between 2012 and 2013, which is the last year information was available.

Your vehicle accident injuries and losses may be compensable

Vehicle accidents happen on Texas roads and highways each and every day. Even when drivers take necessary precautions and utilize the safety equipment found in their cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles they may still suffer injuries and losses if they sustain injuries in their crashes. Their passengers may also get hurt in negligent or reckless drivers cause them to be involved in automobile incidents and as a result the losses that victims can incur from these often preventable occurrences can be very high.

Legal help to get compensation for injuries in crash

A crash affects not only those who were involved in the accident but also their family members--a car accident can leave accident victims and their loved ones reeling in its aftermath as they try to come to terms with either losing a loved one or seeing a family member suffer through their injuries. The process can be frustrating-as you are trying to come to terms with what happened, insurance companies start hounding you, offering settlements and hospitals come knocking for payment on the bills.

Multiple dead in fatal multi-vehicle car crash

When a sudden car accident claims the life of a loved one, family members often feel devastated not only by their loss but by the senselessness of the act-they do not understand what happened and why the driver who caused the accident was not more careful in avoiding the crash. The daughter of a couple who died in a fatal multi-vehicle car accident in Texas recently voiced the same sentiment, just asking to understand what happened.

Industry's push for heavier trucks could compromise safety

Certain segments of the trucking industry are pushing for new legislation that would allow heavier commercial trucks to take to the nation's roadways. However, some safety advocates fear this would place other motorists in considerable danger.

Know about distracted driving's triple threat

Distracted driving is the cause of many accidents throughout the country. Cellphones, radios, GPS, food and even kids in the back of the car can be huge distractions that take the focus of the driver off the road. Some may get away with driving distracted for a time, but in a split second the consequences can be deadly both for a driver who is not paying attention and those nearby.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

If you suspect you are suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury ("TBI") after an accident, contact Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., even if you haven't been diagnosed yet. If you are still under the care of a physician, but have not yet been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, you may want to discuss your symptoms with your doctor so that you may receive a proper diagnosis. Symptoms may include:

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