Category: Car Accidents

Driver Fatigue Is a Major Safety Risk in Oil & Gas Industry

Driver Fatigue Is a Major Safety Risk in Oil & Gas Industry

June 12th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Oil and gas workers are enjoying strong demand for their services in the United States as the country becomes more energy independent. But drivers for oil and gas companies frequently work long hours, and their lengthy commutes can lead to more motor vehicle accidents, according to a new industry fact sheet produced by the CDC. […]

Sunroofs Continue to Be a Concern for Motorists, Liability for Automakers

In many auto product defect cases, it is common to win lawsuits against the auto manufacturer or the maker of the defective product if that product led to injury or death in an accident. But in the case of sunroof liabilty, this does not always happen. The New York Times reported last February about a […]

Did Uber Jump the Gun on Self-Driving Vehicles?

Did Uber Jump the Gun on Self-Driving Vehicles?

May 28th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

As you may have heard by now, a self-driving Uber SUV hit and killed a pedestrian on a Tempe, Arizona street in March. It was thought to be the first death that was caused by a fully self-driving vehicle in the United States. Below is more information about this fatal car accident and what you […]

May Is Motorcycle Safety Month

May Is Motorcycle Safety Month

May 21st, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

It is spring, and the weather is growing warm and sunny across the U.S. With the sunshine, more motorcyclists take to the busy roads. Motorcycle crashes involving another vehicle account for nearly 50% of all motorcycle deaths in the country. Statistically, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in crashes than other motorists. The […]

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Fort Worth

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Fort Worth

April 13th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

[There is much worry in Fort Worth these days about the heavy construction on I-35 West slowing people down. But according to a new study, all the road work may be endangering drivers’ lives. A legal group in Fort Worth conducts a study annually to pinpoint the most dangerous intersections in town. They pull accident […]

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An Increase of Fatigued Driving in the Lone Star State

March 24th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

America has a problem with drowsy driving, and it is affecting Texas in a big way. Texans have been found to die in drowsy driving crashes at four times the rate of California, which is the country’s No. 3 state for fatigued driving deaths. When it is broken down, this means approximately one in five […]

Observing Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 7th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The Brain Injury Association of America reports 2.5 million adults and children in the U.S. suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Another 795,000 people suffer an acquired brain injury (ABI) from a nontraumatic injury. TBIs can have serious effects on the brain’s functionality. It can affect your ability to think, reason, and remember. […]

Will Texas Ever End the Streak?

February 26th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Someone has died on Texas’ roads every day since November 7, 2000. That means the state has gone a full 17 years without a deathless day going by on our roadways. In November, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) ran a campaign to end the streak, offering drivers a set of safe driving tips and […]

Dallas Drivers Not Paying Up for Running Red Lights

January 19th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The Fort Worth, Texas, area has been using red light cameras for several years now to catch light runners in the act. But a recent review of city records revealed that less than 50% of the 230,000 drivers caught running red lights on camera had paid the fine of $75. According to the Fort Worth […]

When Vehicle Repairs Lead to Serious Injuries

December 26th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Auto repairs are an inevitable responsibility of car ownership. Most of the time the work gets done right and you’re on the street again. Sometimes though, negligent mechanics end up causing serious accidents for which they are legally responsible. If you’ve suffered injuries because of a car crash after visiting a repair shop, you might […]