Category: Car Accidents

Fewer Car Accident Deaths in Texas, but the News Isn't All Good

The good news in Texas is that road deaths in The Lone Star State dropped in 2017. But they did not drop enough to keep Texas out of the top spot for traffic fatalities. Figures released last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed 3,722 people died on Texas roads last year. This […]

What Do I Do After a Truck Accident?

What Do I Do After a Truck Accident?

November 12th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A truck accident is very different from a regular car accident. Truck accidents tend to be more serious because of the size and weight of the rig. Also, both the truck driver and the trucking company can be held liable for your personal injuries. Because they are commercial vehicles, truckers and their companies must follow […]

How to Deal with Insurance Adjusters After an Accident

How to Deal with Insurance Adjusters After an Accident

October 29th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

No one enjoys being in a car accident. Not only do you need to contend with your personal injuries and car damages, you also have to deal with auto insurance adjusters. While you will need to speak with the adjuster from your own auto insurance company, you may also be contacted by the adjuster for […]

Here Are the Most Dangerous Zones Around Large Trucks

Here Are the Most Dangerous Zones Around Large Trucks

September 25th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When a fatal accident occurs between a truck and a passenger vehicle, the driver of the smaller vehicle is more likely to be killed, according to Consumer Reports. To reduce the chances of being in a serious crash with a tractor trailer, there are some basic safety tips you should follow. Generally, truckers have been […]

How Would You Fare on a Distracted Driving Test?

How Would You Fare on a Distracted Driving Test?

September 20th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

At least 3,500 Americans die from distracted driving each year. But many Americans are unaware just how distracting smart technology such as infotainment systems and GPS can be while we are driving. A reporter for the Washington Post recently did a brief run around a test track with researchers from AAA, and he was surprised […]

Texas Should Crack down on Reckless Drivers

Texas Should Crack down on Reckless Drivers

September 18th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The old saying is that speed kills. We all have heard those words countless times since we learned to drive, and it is the truth. Yet millions of Americans regularly speed in their daily driving. Many drivers think that speeding is not dangerous, but statistics show that speeding was a factor in 27% of fatal […]

How Much Will My Brain Injury Settlement Be?

How Much Will My Brain Injury Settlement Be?

September 4th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Every year in the United States, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) kill 50,000 people, and more than 282,000 are hospitalized. A serious brain injury can have a devastating impact on your life. Your life may be forever altered. If the accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you could be awarded damages in a lawsuit. But […]

Improving Road Safety Through... Optical Illusions?

Improving Road Safety Through… Optical Illusions?

August 30th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are on the rise, with almost 6,000 killed in 2017 alone. Pedestrian deaths climbed by 27% from 2007 to 2016, even though other types of traffic accidents dropped by 14%. It is believed that with a better economy, more drivers are on the roads, and more are also distracted by […]

Remember How Quickly Your Car’s Interior Heats Up

Remember How Quickly Your Car’s Interior Heats Up

June 29th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Summer is almost upon us in the United States. As the weather warms, it is a good time for an important reminder about the dangers of hot vehicles. Approximately 37 children perish in hot cars each year in the U.S., according to a meteorologist at San Jose State University. Heat-death incidents tend to peak between […]

TBI Blood Tests Promising, but Limited

TBI Blood Tests Promising, but Limited

June 21st, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A first-of-its-kind blood test recently won FDA approval to evaluate patients who had suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). National headlines dubbed the new biomarker test a ‘concussion test.’ However, biomarker experts recently noted in a Journal of the American Medical Association article there are certain misconceptions about the new test that need to […]