At this time of the year, many people in Houston and elsewhere find themselves with not enough time for everything they have to do. With functions, get-togethers with friends, buying gifts and everything they need for the meals they planned for the holidays, rushing around is par for the course. The places where the roads of all the frantic shoppers cross are parking lots, and determining the parties responsible for the resulting auto collisions could be challenging.
It may not be difficult to imagine who comes out on the losing end of a collision between a semi-truck and a traditional vehicle in Houston. Local drivers understand the need to share the road with large commercial vehicles, yet that does not erase the devastating potential that such vehicles present. Given the dangers posed by large trucks, those who operate them are typically extensively trained and also required to adhere to strict safety standards. A failure to adhere to such standards can produce devastating consequences.
Distracted driving is a serious problem currently facing you and other drivers on Houston’s roads. Yet most tend to assume that such cases are limited to people using their cell phones while driving their vehicles. Many come to us here at The De La Garza Law Group after having been surprised to learn that there is another form of distracted driving that is equally (if not more) common as texting while driving yet far less underreported: eating while driving.
Two young Texas newlyweds promised last week to stay together and love each other until death parted them. Unfortunately, that event happened much sooner than anyone anticipated. They left the courthouse where they had just exchanged vows in a car last Friday afternoon when another vehicle reportedly crashed into theirs and killed them instantly. The accident occurred a matter of minutes after the marriage ceremony had concluded.
Many in Houston may incorrectly assume that those who seek legal action following a car accident are simply trying to profit of the incident. In reality, a lawsuit may be the last thing on your when dealing with the consequences of a car crash. Yet their may be times when you are forced into seeking compensation from the responsible party. Many in that very situation have come to see us here at the De La Garza Law Group after learning that the drivers that hit them were not driving their own vehicles. If the same was true in your accident, then you may worry that such a fact fact many complicate your pursuit of compensation.
Driving in Houston is stressful enough on its own. Driving with kids can be even more harrowing, especially when it comes to distractions and other issues. You want to rest assured that your child is safe and secure within a vehicle whether you're driving across town or across the country. That's why Consumer Reports offers the following safe driving tips for when your kids are in tow.
There is not much as terrifying as witnessing a car accident happen right in front of you when you are commuting in Texas. Preventing shock from debilitating your senses is important to help you safely navigate the scene and help the victims as you wait for medical personnel to arrive.