Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents

News about motor vehicle accidents, injuries, settlements, verdicts and compensation.

Why Sleep Apnea Drastically Increases Your Car Accident Risk

Everyone knows that driving while drowsy increases your car accident risk. However, the connection between sleep and risky driving goes even deeper. A recent risk analysis study unveiled that certain sleep-related factors increase your chances of being involved in an accident. For example, obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk by a significant margin. Our Austin car accident lawyers discuss these…
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Impaired Driving: It’s Not Just About Alcohol

Drunk driving is responsible for one-third of the traffic deaths in the US each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drunk driving kills one person every 51 minutes. In 2015, more than 10,200 people were killed in drunk driving accidents. More than 1,100 of these victims were younger than 14 years old. Drunk driving is…
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Are Austin Motorists Putting School Buses at Risk?

The Austin Police Department has warned motorists to stop for school buses that are unloading or picking up children. Last year, more than 17,000 motorists were ticketed for passing stopped school buses. This is major increase from the 13,000 tickets that were issued during 2016. Motorists are required by law to stop for school buses that are picking up or…
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Did a Car Accident Cause Your PTSD?

More than 30,000 people in the US are killed in car accidents each year. Another 2,000,000 per year suffer injuries. It is widely known that car accidents cause physical injuries. Broken bones, burns, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are possible outcomes after a severe accident. However, car accidents can also cause severe psychological trauma. The Department of Veterans Affairs…
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Austin Officer in Motorcycle Accident at One of Austin’s Dangerous Intersections

Where are the most dangerous intersections in Austin? One Austin police officer recently found out just how dangerous some crossroads in Austin can be. In late August, the officer was riding a motorcycle at the intersection of West Parmer Lane and North Lamar Boulevard. At nearly 10am, the officer was involved in a motorcycle accident with an SUV. The officer…
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