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Types of Car Accidents
Jeff Rasansky November 14, 2016

There are many factors to a motor vehicle accident, and not every type of accident should be handled the same way. The circumstances of your accident can have a huge impact on how the case should be handled, as well as your ability to recover compensation. To discuss your options with us (for free) today, call…

Fatal Car Accident Statistics 2014-2015
Jeff Rasansky October 13, 2016

A recent report by the NHTSA indicates that the number of motorcycle fatalities is on an unfortunate upward trend. Even though motorcyclists accounted for less than 1% of total miles driven, they accounted for a staggering 14% of all traffic deaths in 2015. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) there were a total of 35,092 people…

Unsafe Helmet Lawsuit Lawyer
Jeff Rasansky August 30, 2016

If a helmet fails to properly protect against a sudden impact, the manufacturer may be liable for the resulting damages. While this article will focus on motorcycle helmets, any type of helmet (football helmets, batting helmets, bicycle helmets, etc.) which fails to protect the user may open the manufacturer up to litigation under product liability law. Many motorcycle riders make…

Motorcycle Passenger Laws in Texas
Jeff Rasansky June 14, 2016

Texas has specific laws regarding child motorcycle passengers. Surprisingly, there are only five states that have minimum age requirements for motorcycle passengers, and Texas is one of those states. Under the provisions of Texas House Bill 537 (introduced in September 2009), children under the age of five are prohibited from riding on a motorcycle—with two…

Russ Neis Accident
Staff May 6, 2016

BLUE RIDGE, TX (12/13/2014) — 49-year-old Russell “Russ” Neis was tragically killed in a 4-vehicle accident on Saturday while delivering toys to needy kids. UPDATE 12/11/2015: Charges against Lacie Pardun have been upgraded to manslaughter. Her trial date is set for March 14, 2016. According to reports, Russ Neis (of McKinney) and several others from…

Rory Reaves Arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter
Staff August 26, 2014

HURST, TX (8/21/2014) — Josh Cain has been killed after his motorcycle was struck by a suspected drunk driver in Hurst, Texas. According to reports, 21-year-old Josh Cain, of Bedford, was riding a motorcycle westbound on Pipeline Road when a tan GMC Yukon SUV traveling in the opposite direction turned left in front of Cain,…

Harold Barton Motorcycle Crash
Staff January 30, 2015

FORT WORTH, TX (7/19/2014) — Five motorcyclists were injured Saturday afternoon after the driver of a minivan lost control on I-30 and struck a group of bikers from the Fort Worth Harley Owners Club. About 60 members of the Fort Worth Harley Owners Club were on their way to a charity luncheon at Cornerstone Assistance…

Motorcycle Accident
Staff January 30, 2015

MCKINNEY, TX — A Monday evening (06/30/2014) car accident caused by a stop sign runner has claimed the life of 24-year-old James Weller. According to reports, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of South Lake Forest Drive and Stone Gate Trail in McKinney at around 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 30th. James Weller was riding a…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: There are no exemptions within Texas law that allow any vehicle other than an emergency vehicle to proceed through a red light. The motorcycle operator must legally turn or change lanes when it is safe to do so and then locate a different route. The Texas Transportation Code does requires certain traffic-controlled traffic signals…

Staff January 30, 2015

Answer: Before September 1st, 2009, Texas had no laws governing age, height or weight of motorcycle passengers. However, after HB 537 was passed during the 31st Legislative Session, no passengers under the age of five were allowed on motorcycles. The laws on helmet requirements remained the same: passengers under the age of 21 were required…

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