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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


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


Study Finds Many Texans Texting While Driving

According to a study released this month by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 3 out of 4 Texans talk on a cellphone at least occasionally, and almost 50% sometimes read or text while driving. The study results, based on responses from 3,000 drivers in the state, are no surprise to Texas car accident attorneys who


33,000 Car Seats Recalled

Approximately 33,000 Combi USA child safety seats have been recalled because of a risk the restraining straps could break in an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rejected a request from the company to be excused from a recall because the issue was “inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.” Models included in the recall are:


Houston Motorists May Be at High Risk of Drunk Driving Accidents during Daytime

The next time you see a motorist weaving between lanes, and driving in an erratic manner during an early morning commute, don’t brush it aside. It is likely that the motorist is driving under the influence of alcohol that early in the morning. Law-enforcement agencies have confirmed that incidents of drunk driving that occur early


Hands-Free Cell Phone Use While Driving Contributes to Driving Errors

A new study finds that the use of hands-free cell phones while driving increases the risk of committing major driving errors that could place a motorist at a higher risk of an accident. Broadly, many of the cell phone laws that have been passed by many states across the country have included texting while driving,


Study Makes Case for Texas to Enact Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

A new study makes a solid case for states like Texas, which doesn’t yet have a blanket ban on texting and the use of hand-held cell phones while driving, to move towards such a ban. The study finds that motorists in states that do have a ban on cell phone use while driving are much


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