Category: Car Accidents

Dallas Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Construction on US 75 Continues to Cause Accidents

December 6th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Many Dallas-area residents are familiar with the major road construction on US 75 near Anna. Not only is the road project causing traffic backups, it also is causing a large number of serious accidents. In late October, it was reported by Channel 12 that a tractor trailer blew a tire, causing a serious crash and […]

The connection between the American Journal of Public Health. It states that the prevalence of drivers with prescription opioids in their system at the time of death rose at an alarming rate, from 1.0 percent in 1995 to 7.2 percent in 2015. The three most commonly detected opioids in the NHTSA study were oxycodone, morphine […]

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Distraction is Vastly Underrated as a Cause of Vehicle Deaths

December 4th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

In today’s world, people are constantly dealing with distractions. Unfortunately, getting behind the wheel of a vehicle doesn’t make these distractions go away. In fact, many people become more distracted when they try to drive. When drivers operate vehicles while distracted, they are more likely to cause or be involved in accidents that may lead […]

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Over the past few years, several tech applications have been created to help eliminate distractions from our smartphones when we drive. And, according to a recent survey, drivers appear to like the idea. One initiative for Apple’s line of iPhones is designed to eliminate the distracting — and dangerous — urge to look at these […]

Features Work Only if you Use Them

November 14th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When someone first had the idea of mixing the combustible engine with wheels, the concepts were fairly simple. The first engines were little more complex than those on a modern riding lawn-mower, and sometimes were even simpler. The controls weren’t very difficult. It didn’t take much education to understand the ins and outs and master […]

How Apple’s New iPhone iOS 11 Could Save Your Life

October 19th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

We all know that it is against the law to text while driving.  Many of us do it anyway.  We also know that even though we may not actually “text” while we drive, we are often distracted by the notifications – the “bings,” “tweets,” “chirps,” “swishes,” and many other sounds that we’ve assigned to the […]

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PTSD from Motor Vehicle Accidents

August 11th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Most people associate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with soldiers and combat. The violence and terror they’ve seen and experienced, so the logic goes, has simply short-circuited the serviceman’s brain. To an extent, they are right. Many soldiers have come home with PTSD as a result of experiences in combat, and while certainly not a medical […]

Top Causes of Teen Car Accidents and Injuries

July 12th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

According to an April Star-Telegram article, teen road accidents are on the rise, with more than 76,000 accidents and 144 teen fatalities in Texas alone in 2015. The recent increase in traffic accidents involving teen drivers has led parents and safe-driving groups across the state to focus more of their efforts on educating teens behind the wheel. […]

When most people think of impaired driving, they tend to think about people driving under the influence of alcohol. However, in recent years, instances of drug-impaired driving have also been on the rise. In fact, one 2017 report by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) found that, for the first time, traffic fatalities related to […]

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Walk Softly: Pedestrian Deaths Spike in 2016

June 12th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A report released March 30 by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GSA) shows a disturbing trend: pedestrian deaths increased by 11 percent in 2016 over the same time period in 2015 and 22 percent higher than in 2014. Overall, the report shows 5,997 pedestrian deaths in 2016; 5,376 in 2015; and 4,910 in 2014. The […]