Houston Personal Injury Blog
Can You Hire an Attorney If You Are at Fault For A Car Accident in Houston?
Brian White | January 3, 2019 | Auto Accidents
Hiring an attorney after any type of car accident is a good idea, regardless of who was at fault. It may be difficult to prove fault in some accidents when both parties are partially to blame, and an attorney can help navigate complex car accident claims for a party on either side of the table…. read more
Alcohol Related Crashes by Hour and Day of the Week in Texas
Brian White | January 5, 2019 | Auto Accidents
When do the most alcohol involved crashes occur in Texas? We decided to visualize the data that was reported to the Texas DOT for the most recent year on file, 2017 (2018 data has not yet been completed yet). As the chart above (and table below) shows, the hour between 2am and 3am has the… read more
VIAJE SOBRIO A CASA CON EL ABOGADO BRIAN WHITE
Brian White | December 20, 2018 | Personal Injury
¿Sabías que en Texas, alguien es herido o muere en un accidente relacionado con el alcohol cada 20 minutos? Houston ha visto más accidentes fatales relacionados con drogas y alcohol en los últimos 16 años que cualquier otra gran área metropolitana. Los abogados de Brian White y Asociados quieren que llegues a casa a salvo… read more
Are Big Rigs Allowed to Be Parked on the Shoulder of a Highway in Houston?
Brian White | December 30, 2018 | Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks, or big rigs, get into collisions with passenger vehicles in the U.S. every day. Part of what causes 18-wheeler accidents is truck drivers breaking federal and state roadway rules. In 2016, 4,213 big rigs were involved in fatal accidents throughout the country. Parking on the shoulder of a highway is an example of something… read more
Can You File a Claim Against Someone Who Has Road Rage in Houston?
Brian White | December 26, 2018 | Auto Accidents
Road rage refers to aggressive driving that stems from a driver’s anger at another driver or the situation. Tailgating, brake-checking, shouting, rude hand gestures, and acts of violence due to frustrating roadway situations are examples of road rage actions. Road rage can cause car accidents if the aggressive driver breaks roadway rules or drives recklessly…. read more
Does Not Wearing a Seatbelt Affect My Houston Car Accident Injury Claim?
Brian White | December 22, 2018 | Auto Accidents
If you get into an accident and you were not wearing your seatbelt in the state of Texas, failure to buckle up could negatively impact your personal injury claim. It is the law in Texas to always wear a seatbelt as a motor vehicle driver or passenger. To learn more about traffic laws in Houston,… read more
Texas Tries to Remove Crash Points on SH 71 by Removing Traffic Lights
Brian White | December 16, 2018 | Auto Accidents, Texas Laws
State Highway (SH) 71 is one of the most dangerous roadways in the region. Traffic accident statistics for 2018 through Vision Zero show several deaths on SH 71 in the last year alone. Improving safety for drivers on SH 71 may take reworking the road’s infrastructure. City planners are attempting to reduce the risk of… read more
How to Drive Smart as Houston Traffic Increases
Brian White | December 15, 2018 | Auto Accidents
Texas has the second-highest number of licensed drivers in America. Currently, 15,879,876 Texans have valid driver’s licenses. Harris County reported 3,552,085 registered vehicles as of 2017. Over the next two decades, experts predict the population of the Houston region to grow from 6.5 million to 10 million people. More people in Houston means busier roads…. read more
Is It Illegal to Eat and Drive in Texas?
Brian White | December 12, 2018 | Auto Accidents
Distracted driving is one of the nation’s greatest roadway threats. In 2016, around 3,450 people lost their lives in distracted driving accidents. A distracted driver does not have the same level of concentration, focus, or attention on the road as a prudent driver. This can result in driver errors and preventable collisions, personal injuries, and… read more
Drunk Driving Statistics for Houston
Brian White | December 10, 2018 | Auto Accidents
Drunk driving is a serious problem around the U.S., but it may be more prominent in Texas than in other states. When a driver gets behind the wheel intoxicated, he or she puts everyone else’s lives in danger. Every year, thousands of people suffer serious and life-threatening injuries because of drunk drivers. Many will never… read more