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Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Most Common Injuries After a Car Accident According to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than five million people are involved in car accidents each year in the U.S. Three million people end up with minor to severe injuries each year. Some car accident injuries are more common than others. Depending

Memorial Day Weekend – Road Safety Tips

Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to summer, which means more travel and an increased risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.  The National Safety Council averages a 12.45% increase in traffic fatalities when comparing Memorial Day weekend to similar non-holiday periods.  This year, they estimate 439

Car Accident Checklist

Here is a checklist of things you should do after being involved in a car accident. Immediately After Accident: Stay safe: this means you should assess the situation for your immediate safety by staying in your vehicle and not risking further injury by moving. Moving to a safe location: After a car accident you should

What Happens when Injured in a Taxi/Uber Car Accident?

Injured While in a Taxi or Ridesharing Vehicle Being in a car accident while driving your own car can be pretty stressful but you know you have insurance that should cover most of the costs, including medical bills, property damage and more. However, what happens if you are injured while in someone else’s vehicle, such

Speed Limits Effects on Severity of Car Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding is in the top 5 causes for U.S. car accidents each year. The average speed limit on interstates across the country is 70 miles per hour. Speeding and impatiences lead to drivers going over 80 mph on any given day all across the country. Currently, Texas has

Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris all selected to the 2016 Super Lawyers List!

Attorney’s Arthur Schechter, Dennis McElwee, Matthew Shaffer and Jonathan Harris have again been recognized for their outstanding achievements in the areas of personal injury and maritime law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers across the United States who’ve obtained a high-degree of peer recognition and achievement . Each year this notable list is

What to do After Witnessing a Car Accident

This past Saturday there was a crash involving three vehicles and an armored truck. The accident occurred in Houston, Texas. Two people were injured, and one individual is currently in critical condition. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, over 37,000 people in the United States die each year due to car accidents.

The Future of Houston’s Traffic

Houston is known for having one of the worst traffic problems in Texas. The various highways and toll roads that weave throughout the city have lead to constant traffic congestion during busy evenings and weekends.   Here are some recommendations to handle the congestion: leave earlier to your destination carpool to decrease the amount of

Millions Recovered in Auto Accidents

Our client suffered from knee injuries after he jumped off an ATV that was rear ended by a dump truck. Client Received Total: $1,293,754.18 Our client suffered from serious head trauma after he was rear-ended by a truck with a trailer and then subsequently rear-ended the car in front of him. Client Received Total: $820,907.80 Our

Beware of Drowsy Driving As Time Changes

On Sunday Nov. 2, people across the nation will be facing a higher risk of drowsy driving than normal after setting clocks back an hour for Daylight Savings Time. Although a little driving in the dark may not seem like it makes a huge difference, statistics show that it does. The Houston car accident lawyers at

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