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Month: May 2015

Large Truck Accidents More Likely to Have Fatal Outcomes, According to Study

Trucks with a gross weight over 10,000 pounds make up only four percent of all traffic on U.S. roads and account for only eight percent of all vehicle miles traveled each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Yet they are involved in eight percent of all fatal multi-vehicle accidents, in which 73 percent of those killed are the occupants of a passenger vehicle.

That’s according to a May 2014 report released by the NHTSA, which examines large truck accident data gathered throughout 2012.  The agency reports that the number of large truck accident deaths increased four percent in 2012, amounting to 3,921 fatalities.  The number of injuries in these crashes increased 18 percent, from 88,000 in 2011 to 104,000 in 2012.

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The Five Most Common Car-Bicycle Crashes

Bike Crash AttorneyMay is National Bike Month, which means it’s a great time to brush up on bicycle safety whether you are a bicyclist or a driver who shares the road with bicycles.  In Texas, bicyclists may use the public streets as long as they follow all the same rules that motor vehicles must follow, like riding on the right, stopping at red lights and stop signs, and signaling their turns.

When drivers become distracted or bicyclists don’t follow the rules of the road, serious injuries can result.  Here are the five most common bicycle and car accidents handled by Texas bicycle accident lawyers:

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What is a Whiplash Injury?

If you’ve been in a Texas auto accident, you may have found that symptoms like head and neck pain, stiffness, or dizziness didn’t set in until a day or two after the crash.  You may have wondered why you suddenly felt terrible when, at the time of the accident, you thought you had escaped unharmed.

If this sounds familiar, you should see a doctor immediately.  Many patients who report similar symptoms, especially after a rear-end or front-end crash, discover that they are suffering from a neck sprain or similar injury.  Other serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries or neck fractures, may cause similar symptoms.  All of these conditions can lead to serious complications if they are not treated by a medical professional.

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Investigators Still Puzzled over Precise Cause of Takata Air Bag Defects

Texas Auto Product DefectTen auto manufacturers are currently participating in an air bag related recall that covers 17 million vehicles. All of the vehicles were manufactured with air bags built by the Takata corporation, which have been linked to at least six deaths and over 100 injuries to date, according to USA Today.

Despite investigations by both the air bag manufacturer and a team of independent engineers, however, the question of what exactly has caused the air bags to explode in some vehicles remains a mystery.

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