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Motorcyclist on the Road
Jeff Rasansky

Did you know that: 50 percent of the motorcycle accidents occur because of the negligence of other drivers In the year 2015 nearly 4956 motorcyclists lost their lives in roadside accidents while 88,000 were severely injured Most of the accidents involved SUVs, cars, vans and trucks Well, the truth of the matter is that if…

Jeff Rasansky

If you are planning to drive a long distance, then you should have some essential things in your car trunk in case of an emergency. The last thing you want is to be left stranded and waiting for help. Now this could be any type of emergency—car accident or breakdown. Let us help you keep…

Close-up of a bicycle accident on the city street
Jeff Rasansky

Don’t Let Schools Zones Become Death Zones This Fall Children are far more likely to make mistakes in judgment than adults are, and it is for this reason that the responsibility falls upon adult drivers to exercise particular care in school zones. Unfortunately, nearly 500 children are injured in car accidents every single day. More…

Motorcycle crashes into car
Jeff Rasansky

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of a passenger vehicle driver? If you ride a motorcycle, you’re aware of the danger traffic presents. You have the same rights to the road as cars do, but always remember that,  you are less visible, out-weighed, and  out-powered compared to passenger vehicles. There…

Car accidents caused by red-light runners
Jeff Rasansky

Injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver who ran a red light? Red light accidents are very common and can cause catastrophic injury to those involved. For that reason, the state of Texas has implemented laws to help protect its motorists and has enforced special rules for turning left and right on red. …

Suzanna Grigsby was transported by air to a Tyler hospital where she died Sunday.
Jeff Rasansky

Suzanna Brooke Grigsby, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday after a wreck the evening of Wednesday, April 25. According to Mount Pleasant police, Three teens leaving Drill Team practice were involved in an auto accident near Mount Pleasant High School. Shamour Hines, 17, (driver) of Mount Pleasant and Grigsby, 16 (passenger), were headed westbound on North…

Hurt in a car accident without a seatbelt?
Jeff Rasansky

Hurt in a car accident but weren’t wearing your Seatbelt? Since 2009, Texas law requires that all vehicle occupants wear a seat belt. Accident injuries incurred while not wearing a seat belt can significantly reduce your potential recovery compensation. In Texas, your right to seek compensation from the insurance company following a car accident is based on…

How Can I Prove the Other Driver Was Texting while Driving?
Jeff Rasansky

Can I find out if the driver who hit me was texting and driving? The good news is that with the help of an accident attorney, you can obtain the at-fault driver’s phone records in order to determine whether or not he or she was sending or receiving text messages at the time of your accident….

Texas Car Crash Statistics
Jeff Rasansky

For quite some time, the Lone Star State has unfortunately been known as the car accident capital of America. It’s estimated that about 3,500 people are killed on Texas roads every year. While car accidents are caused by many reasons, the main contributing factors in Texas have consistently been speeding and driving under the influence. Today, we’ll look at the…

Insurance Refuses to Pay Medical Bills
Jeff Rasansky

Insurance companies are supposed to cover your medical bills, but will do everything in their power to pay as little as possible. Injury claims are handled very differently than property damage claims. While insurance companies are technically liable to compensate you for ALL your damages, they’re under no obligation to pay anything unless compelled by…

Fatal Car Accident Statistics
Jeff Rasansky

While the number of distracted driving accidents went down in 2016, the total number of fatal crashes went up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released USDOT accident data for 2016, showing a two-year spike in fatal traffic accidents that exceeds any swings the US has experienced in over 50 years. NHTSA data…

Lawyers Increase Settlement Offers
Jeff Rasansky

I’ve been told that I should hire an attorney, but can’t I negotiate a settlement with the insurance company myself? While handling your own personal injury claim may seem like the easiest way to recover the compensation you deserve following an accident, it’s usually not in your best interests. Hiring an attorney costs you nothing…

Jeff Rasansky

The other driver’s insurance company has offered me a settlement. Should I accept it? Will they negotiate? We commonly hear from people who’ve been offered a settlement from the insurance company shortly after being injured in an auto accident. People often believe that they have to make this decision very quickly, but that’s exactly what…

Texting and Driving Laws in Texas
Jeff Rasansky

As of September 1st, 2017, texting and driving is illegal in Texas! Governor Greg Abbott announced on June 6th that he’s signed House Bill 62 into law, making Texas the 47th state to officially ban the dangerous practice of texting while driving. At least 45 cities have also enacted hands-free ordinances. Beginning on Friday September…

G-Forces in a Car Crash
Jeff Rasansky

It’s not the speed that causes an injury; it’s the sudden stop. Remember that your body and organs are moving at the same speed that your car is moving. The g-forces involved in a motor-vehicle accident can easily cause catastrophic injuries, damage to the organs, or even death. Today’s cars come with an array of…

Car Accident Checklist
Jeff Rasansky

What should you do immediately following a car accident? This checklist will help automobile accident victims understand exactly what they need to do in order to protect their rights and ensure no mistakes are made that can end up costing you later. No matter how carefully you drive, accidents can happen anywhere and at any…

Obtaining Traffic Camera Video Footage
Jeff Rasansky

Was your car accident caught on a highway traffic camera? In this day and age, cameras are everywhere. In fact, you’d probably be surprised by the number of video cameras that catch your commute on a daily basis. But how easy is it to obtain a copy of this footage? We’ve all noticed them: video cameras along highways,…

Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
Jeff Rasansky

The sobering facts about drunk driving accidents in Texas. Texas unfortunately leads the nation when it comes to the number of fatal drunk driving accidents, with nearly 40 percent of all traffic fatalities being attributed to alcohol. Every year over 1,000 Texans lose their lives in drunk driving crashes. In addition to the pain and turmoil experienced by these victims and…

Jeff Rasansky

Injured in a Dallas car accident involving an excluded driver? Have you been told that your car accident claim was denied because the at-fault party was an excluded driver? You may still have options! Call our Dallas-Fort Worth car accident attorneys at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. Sometimes people choose to exclude certain drivers from their insurance policies for…

Accidents Caused by Sleepy Drivers
Jeff Rasansky

Drowsy driving is a serious problem. Stay unhurt, drive alert! Those who choose to drive when they are sleepy or fatigued place the lives of many people in jeopardy, including their own. The statistics are alarming and continue to increase every year. While official government statistics tend to suggest that drowsy driving is only a factor in approximately 1-3…

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