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An overloaded big rig poses a danger to motorists

An overloaded 18-wheeler violates both federal and state regulations, but trucking companies sometimes look the other way because hefty cargo means heftier profits.

However, overloading is a major cause of truck-related crashes, often resulting in devasting injuries or death to motorists.

You may not know you have a spinal cord injury—at first

You can suffer a spinal cord injury in various ways. While certain symptoms point directly to this type of injury, others could signal the existence of totally different conditions.

Imaging tests help doctors diagnosis spinal cord injuries and recommend next steps for patients.

4 essential pieces of motorcycle riding gear

There are few better ways to explore Texas than behind the handlebars of your favorite motorcycle. After all, riding a bike gives you a unique look at everything the Lone Star State has to offer. It is also incredibly freeing. If you do not always wear safety gear on your ride, though, your adventure may quickly turn into a nightmare

According to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, for every mile they ride, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in an accident than individuals who ride in passenger vehicles. While you may not be able to control the actions of others on the road, you can increase your chances of staying safe during a collision. Put simply, donning protective gear keeps you safe. Here are four essential pieces of motorcycle riding gear every rider should have: 

Why is there a statute of limitations on car accidents?

A statute of limitations is a deadline on when you can file charges against someone in a court of law. Because crimes vary in severity, there is typically a different policy for each individual offense. For car accidents and other personal injury charges, the statute of limitations in the state of Texas is two years.

If you have ever endured an injury that left you ailing for more than a couple of years, you may think it unreasonable to put a time limit on how that pain could manifest. However, the law has a few different reasons for imposing this restriction.

Can you receive compensation for emotional distress?

News stories about car accident tend to focus on the initial collision and the initial injuries. Recently on I-45 in Texas, an eight-car crash occurred that thankfully only resulted in minor injuries. However, what happens in the months and years that follow the car crash to the people's psyches?

The reason you need to begin the claims process as soon as possible is that you need money to pay to fix your vehicle and pay any medical expenses you end up with. These are easy numbers to come up with because you end up with a bill clearly stating what you owe. There are other expenses you may have that are not so easy to quantify. It is possible to receive compensation for emotional distress following an auto accident. The state of Texas allows for such compensation, and here is what you should know about it. 

Car accident deaths are on the decline in Texas

There is a reason to be joyful if you are a driver in Texas. Data published in the Houston Chronicle indicates the total number of deaths of Texas roadways has declined in recent years. The research shows that 3,722 people died on Texas roadways in 2018. This is lower than the total number of people who died while driving in 2017, which was 3,797. This results in a total drop of 2%.

While it is a hopeful sign, Texas still falls behind other states in terms of total deaths per capita. The Houston area is particularly precarious. In fact, it is one of the most dangerous urban areas for drivers in the country. It is up to every driver in the state to be as safe as possible to avoid any more car accident-related deaths

3 apps to help you recover from a car accident injury

When severely injured from a car accident, the recovery process can be daunting. You may need to attend various doctor appointments, go through physical therapy, take medications and take time off from work to recover from your injury. Not only can this all be financially difficult, but it can be hard to muster the physical strength to get through the ordeal.

Thankfully, there are plenty of resources available to assist you through the rehabilitation period. Modern technology is one thing that can help. Download healthy living apps to your phone or tablet to make things easier.

5 apps that can help brain injury patients

A traumatic brain injury is a common consequence of motor vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one suffer from brain damage because of a car accident, you may have concerns about recovery. Of course, the most vital aspect of recovering from a TBI is following your doctor's treatment instructions. 

There are many tools and strategies for TBI rehabilitation, thanks to technology. In fact, several mobile apps can help TBI patients regain control of their lives. Here are a few apps that can assist TBI patients with everyday tasks. 

4 things you should know about giving a recorded statement

If you find yourself the victim of a motor vehicle accident, it can seem overwhelming. First, the jarring events may leave your brain whirling. After you realize what has occurred, you may start to get upset over the condition of your car and worry about how you will financially recover.

One of the most significant steps after getting into an accident is contacting your insurance company. Once you do, they will ask you to give something called a recorded statement. This recording details the incident and helps adjusters determine liability. When giving an official account of the accident to an insurance company, keep the following four things in mind.

Getting the most out of your insurance claim

Accidents occur on a daily basis, and when you receive injuries due to an accident, it can be debilitating. Thankfully, it may be possible to seek financial assistance during this time.

Though your insurance policy is in place to provide support when you need it most, it may not always work for your best interest. However, there are certain things you can do to help you get the most out of your plan.


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