2014 June

A Big Truck Accident Is No Joke: The Tracy Morgan Accident

Big Truck Accident By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the deadly big truck accident that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed his fellow comedian and close friend, James McNair. The police charged the truck driver with vehicular homicide and assault by auto alleging that he had not slept for 24 consecutive hours before the accident.  In my next two articles, I’m going to discuss two different but related issues about big truck accidents generally and this accident especially: Is Wal-Mart, the…

Texting While Driving
Texting And Driving: The Dangers and Consequences

You have just been rear-ended because someone was texting and driving. You’re injured and very angry because she endangered your life.  Your hope is that the law allows you to do more than merely file a lawsuit against her, but punish her for this reckless behavior. How Common Is Texting and Driving? Texting and driving is the most common form of distracted driving. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 28 percent of all crashes each year involve cell phone use. …

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Who’s Going To Pay For My Damages? You’ve just been in a car accident with an uninsured driver; you’re shaken up and scared.  You don’t seem to be hurt, but it could be the adrenaline. What now?  Well, don’t panic. There are some simple steps that you should take in any car accident.  These steps are discussed in a previous article.  What I will cover in this article is what happens when an uninsured driver crashes into your car. Texas is an “At-Fault” Insurance…