Personal Injury Blog

All the Bicycle Laws You Need to Know in Houston

In 2016, Houston recorded seven pedal cyclist fatalities. The state of Texas had the third-highest number of pedal cyclist fatalities in the country the same year, with 65 deaths. As a Houston bicyclist, it is important to know your rights and all applicable bicycle laws in your municipality. Otherwise, you could end up in a… read more

Pedestrian Laws in Texas You Need to Know

The 2017 Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Mobility Report showed an increase in crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians. In 2016, 1,944 accidents in the region involved pedestrians – an increase of 46% from 2015. If you frequently walk in the city of Houston, it is up to you to protect your rights and help prevent collisions. The… read more

Attorney Brian White’s Sober Ride Houston

Did you know that in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in an alcohol-related crash every 20 minutes? Houston has seen more fatal drug and alcohol-related accidents in the last 16 years than any other major metropolitan area. The Houston injury lawyers at Attorney Brian White and Associates want you to get home safe this… read more

The Importance of Collecting Witness Statements After an Auto Accident

After a vehicle accident, you may have sustained injuries as well as economic losses and wonder which parties are responsible. If you plan to pursue legal action against an at-fault driver, then it is crucial to understand how important witnesses are to your case. It’s likely that at least one person aside from you and… read more

What to Do After a Limo Accident

The recent limousine accident in Amsterdam, NY that claimed 20 lives was the deadliest transportation accident in the United States since 2009, and the event has many people wondering who is to blame. The accident killed the driver, 17 passengers, and two bystanders, leaving no one alive to recount how the accident happened. According to… read more

What Can I Do If A Driver’s Insurance Company Refuses to Accept Liability for the Crash?

In states that follow fault-based systems for handling car accident insurance claims, an at-fault driver’s insurance policy will generally cover the damages from an accident up to the limits of the policy. The claimant must prove the at-fault driver’s liability for the accident and then send a demand letter to the insurance carrier requesting a… read more

Is the Future of Trucking Self-Driving Cars?

Recently, the Department of Transportation announced that the department would update the existing policy for self-driving vehicles to expand the definition of “driver” beyond solely human beings. In the future, “driver” may also define an autonomous system, and some experts predict that autonomous vehicles could become a major part of the trucking industry in the… read more

What to Do After a Rear-End Motorcycle Accident

Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of traffic accidents seen in America, and rear-end crashes involving motorcycles tend to result in severe injuries and extensive damages. All Houston motorcyclists should know what to do after sustaining injuries in a rear-end collision while on a bike. A “rear-end collision” is a straightforward term… read more

What to Do After A Lane Splitting Accident

Many motorcycle owners throughout the country use a technique called “lane splitting” to navigate slower-moving traffic and avoid collisions. Texas does not have any official laws that clearly state whether lane splitting is illegal, but it isn’t explicitly legal, either. All motorcyclists should know the risks of lane splitting in Texas and what to do… read more

Texting and Driving Laws in Houston

As of September 1, 2017, texting behind the wheel is illegal in Texas. Specifically, the law states that drivers may not read, write, or send electronic messages while driving. This new law comes on the heels of a staggering number of distracted driving-related accidents in Texas during the previous year. In 2016, there were 109,658… read more