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The Dangers of Driving On I-20 In Odessa, TX, Causing Daily 18-Wheeler And Car Accidents Or Fatalities

If you plan to drive on I-20 in Texas between Odessa/Midland and Abilene, refer to the following steps to stay safe. Know the Causes of Accidents   Know Your Resources Drive Safely Know What To Do In An Accident   Contact an Auto Accident Injury Attorney  Interstate 20 stretches through much of the Southern United States. I-20 begins in West Texas and connects the West Coast to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, then stretches from Texas to South Carolina. It serves communities like Midland, Odessa, Big Springs, and Abilene within the state. This highway is an important route for travelers and commerce. But

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What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, please immediately refer to the following five steps: Get out of traffic.  Keep your helmet on.  Call 911 Emergency Services. Record visual and verbal evidence. Seek medical attention. Higher gas prices promote an increase in motorcycle sales. For the second year in a row, on-highway, off-highway, and dual-purpose motorcycles have dramatically increased sales. More people than ever invest in motorcycles and get out more frequently to enjoy a ride. Motorcycle riding on a beautiful day is symbolic of freedom and often delivers both physical and emotional pleasure with a spike of adrenaline.

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Accident Deaths Decrease in States That Ban Handheld Cellphone Use While Driving

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of fatalities in the United States. Additionally, millions of motorists receive treatment in emergency departments every year for serious injuries they sustain in motor vehicle accidents. One of the most significant contributing factors to these accidents is driver cellphone use. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests nearly 10 percent of US drivers were using a cellphone behind the wheel at any given time during daylight hours in one recent year. Other studies have found that using a cellphone while driving is associated with a substantially greater risk of crashes.

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Settling a Car Accident Too Early Can Prove Costly

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages you have suffered. A car accident claim may help provide the money you need to repair your car, pay medical bills for your injuries, and recover lost wages or income if you missed work. Although you might be in a hurry to settle your car accident claim as soon as possible to get the money you need to pay your bills and other obligations, settling your case too early could cost you. Car Accident Settlements Are

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Car Accident in Texas – Insurance Settlement Claim Checklist

If you are involved in a car accident, this insurance settlement claim checklist explains what to do after an accident. File Your Claim Early While Texas law generally gives you two years after a car accident to file a lawsuit for damages stemming from the accident, there is typically no benefit to waiting this long. The sooner you start the claims process, the sooner a car accident lawyer can begin negotiating for your fair compensation. Additionally, your lawyer can gather and preserve evidence to support your car insurance claim. Keep Original Records About the Accident After an auto accident in Midland,

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Safety Tips For Driving In Heavy Rains, Storms, High Winds, Or Floods

Bad weather can be a recipe for disaster on Texas roads, resulting in reduced visibility, slick streets, flooded crossings, fallen trees, and other hazards. Knowing what to do when you’re driving in the rain or other dangerous conditions can reduce the chances of a weather-related crash and potentially save lives. At Ketterman, Rowland & Westlund, our attorneys see the devastating impact of car accidents every day. We want you to stay safe. Keep reading for tips on driving in inclement weather. How To Drive In Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain Avoid driving in a thunderstorm if you can. Postpone your trip,

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Anti-Drinking and Driving Tech in Cars

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 28 people are killed in the U.S. every day in drunk driving accidents. More than 10,000 Americans die every year as a result of these tragic and preventable accidents. Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are hoping to curb these tragedies. They have recently introduced legislation to make anti-drink and drive technologies standard features in all American vehicles, hopefully resulting in less DUI. Anti-Drink and Drive Tech The most common way to measure alcohol impairment is with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. A BAC test measures

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How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help a Car Accident Victim?

After you have been involved in a car accident, family and friends might tell you that you need to hire a personal injury lawyer. But what exactly does a personal injury attorney do for car accident victims? Plenty. Here are seven ways a personal injury attorney can help you recover following a car crash. Heal Faster If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you might have difficulty finding the specialized medical care you need. Personal injury lawyers have relationships with healthcare providers in various specialties that they can refer you to so that you can get the treatment

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What To Do If You’re Involved in an Oil Rig Accident

If you are injured in an accident while working on an oil rig, you might be eligible for compensation. To get the funds you’re entitled to, there are a few steps you’ll need to take: Check for Injuries The first thing you should do following an oil rig accident is check for any injuries. Some are easy to see, such as broken bones or burns. Other injuries don’t cause visible physical harm, but internal damage could lead to complications if you don’t seek treatment. Whether your injury is minor or severe, see a doctor as soon as possible. Don’t go

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What To Do If You’re Involved in an Accident with a Big Rig or Commercial Vehicle

A car accident with a commercial vehicle can be a scary experience. It can result in severe injuries, emotional trauma, and financial stress. Big rig trucks are massive in size and weigh significantly more than passenger vehicles. That means that occupants of smaller vehicles tend to suffer more severe injuries in truck accidents. If you were injured in a commercial vehicle accident, you could be owed financial compensation. The following specific steps could help protect your rights and allow you to seek compensation from the at-fault driver after a commercial vehicle accident. Contacting truck accident lawyer and gathering as much

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