Tag Archives: Distracted Driving

How Can Social Media Undermine Your Injury Claim?

Are you a frequent user of social media? If you are reading this blog, the chances are, yes. After all, a 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of Internet users were active on social media, and that number has only increased since. Social media is a powerful and valuable tool, helping people stay connected with friends…
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Vision Zero, Three Years Later: Has It Reduced Crashes?

Recently, Vision Zero ATX held its third annual Day of Remembrance Vigil to call for a regional approach to address the rates of car and pedestrian accidents on Austin roads. Family members of traffic accidents gathered to honor the lives of the more than 60 lives lost on Austin roads so far this year. Just last month alone, at least…
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Injured Baylor Student Warns of the Dangers of Distracted Driving

In August, Baylor University student Savannah Crain was returning from a trip with her boyfriend when the unthinkable happened. A driver, distracted by a phone, slammed into Crane’s car after crossing several lanes of traffic. Crane did not see it coming – she was asleep while her boyfriend drove. She was ejected from the car in the accident and suffered…
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Distracted Driving is Now Illegal Statewide

As of the beginning of the month, there’s a new law in Texas. While texting and driving has been illegal in various forms in several cities for some time, now pretty much any use of a handheld device can land you a fine. Texting, using social media and surfing the web behind the wheel have now been criminalized. Using GPS…
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Family Sues after Distracted Driver Kills Pedestrian Teen in Northwest Austin

The family of a 14-year-old boy killed in a pedestrian accident has filed a lawsuit against the alleged killer, claiming that negligence was the primary cause of the boy’s death. The accused is a 19-year-old man who is blamed for driving over the speed limit, failure to yield, failure to slow down at a yellow traffic light and using his…
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