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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 […]

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Alcohol and Teen Driving

June 12th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The statistics for teen driving indicate teens are far more likely to be involved in fatal accidents than adults. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state that in 2015 alone, 2,333 teens in the United States died as the result of motor vehicle accidents, and 221,313 were treated in emergency rooms for injuries. In total, […]

The Importance of Alcohol Awareness Month

April 28th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Over half of all adults in the United States have had an alcoholic drink over the past month. Over one quarter have reported binge drinking in the last 30 days. In other words, we are a nation that likes to drink alcohol. Drinking in moderation poses little risks to our health, but excessive consumption can […]

When you think concussions, you probably think football. The connection between head injuries and our nation’s favorite game has been a hot topic in recent years. But by limiting the scope of how we see concussions – both how we suffer them and how they impact our lives – we threaten to undermine our own […]

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Spring break comes just when students need it the most. Fatigue has likely set in from the grueling pace of midterms. To finish the semester in the strongest form possible, a break is both well-deserved and much needed. To recharge the batteries, many spring breakers choose to get away from the grind by going to […]

Are Texas Drivers Really the Worst in the Nation?

March 8th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Texans are competitive. We love taking the top spot in lists of best sports teams, economic growth, productivity, and just about any other category. Of course, our competitive spirit doesn’t extend to a list where top billing means that we’re labeled as being the “worst” at anything, but that’s exactly what happened when a recent […]

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Are Roads in Texas More Dangerous Than in Other States?

February 1st, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Texans were in for some less-than-flattering headlines at the close of 2016, due to a recent study that put them atop a list. Normally, topping a list is a good thing, but not when it ranks the safety of drivers. Using information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Car Insurance Comparison compiled a list […]