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New study declares “Phone Addicts” deadlier than drunk drivers

A recent study by Zendrive analyzed 160 billion miles worth of driver data for an entire year, and what they found was that drunk drivers aren’t the biggest category of threat on the road anymore. It’s Phone Addicts. Last year alone, 6,227 pedestrians lots their lives to the hands of drivers on their phones. Compared to

Statewide ban on texting while driving goes into effect Sept. 1

 Statewide ban on texting while driving goes into effect Sept. 1 Keep your heads up! Texting while driving in Texas will now get you slapped with a fine! This means no reading, writing, or sending messages while driving your vehicle UNLESS the vehicle is stopped. Doing so could get you cited with a fine of

Testimonial Tuesday: “I really got all of my questions and needs met.”- Kara Mosely

SMSH client, Kara Mosely, was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle back in January of 2015. The accident left her with severe back injuries that would ultimately require continuous medical attention. As medical expenses started to pile up, Kara sought out legal representation and was referred to attorney Jonathan Harris. Mr. Harris proved negligence on behalf

Uber and Lyft Accidents: Are you Covered?

    Rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft,  have taken the modern world by storm within the past few years. Quick, easy and convenient- a ride to the destination of your choice is available at the touch of an app on your smartphone. It’s become especially popular for party-goers and bar hoppers who use

Testimonial Tuesday: Keith Mitchell reviews his experience with Attorney Jonathan Harris

“He referred me to Jonathan Harris…right from the beginning, I knew this was the right guy for me.”- Keith Mitchell When Keith Mitchell was hit by an 18-wheeler in September 2014, he wasn’t sure of who to turn to. After suffering substantial injuries all over his body, his medical bills started to pile up and

Houston Roadway Claims Top Spot for Texas’ Worst Traffic Congestion

You guessed it. Loop 610 has regained the top spot on Texas’ list of most congested roads. Although it’s connection to 1-10, U.S. 59 and U.S. 290 contribute greatly to this “honor,” it’s also considered a main commuting route for the Greater Houston Area, which averages 1.1 million hours of delay per mile each year,

Car Accident Liability – Ways a Driver Can be Liable

Over five million car accidents occur each year in the United States. Over two million of these accidents involve severe injuries. Depending on the situation, the owner of the vehicle can be held liable for the actions of the driver. Most cases will hold the driver at fault, but certain conditions can put responsibility for

Texas Traffic: Which Roads Are Worst?

If you’re from the Houston area, you don’t need us to remind you how horrible the traffic can be. Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the Texas Department of Transportation announced the results of a study they performed regarding the state’s traffic. While I-35 in Austin is deemed to be the worst, the highways in Dallas

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