U.S. Traffic Deaths Exceed 40,000 for the Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row, there have been more than 40,000 traffic deaths throughout the United States. Although this number is startlingly high, there has been a slight downward trend over the past two years.

In 2017, the traffic death toll of 40,231 decreased by slightly less than 1% compared to 2016’s count of 40,327. The National Safety Council reports that 2018 is down another 1% with an estimated 40,000 traffic fatalities.

Annual Motor Vehicle Fatality Estimates - NSC

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Bird Box Challenge Gone Wrong

Angel Reyes III Auto Accidents, Dangerous Behavior, In The News

Bird Box Challenge Gone Wrong - Reyes Browne Reilley

Everyone is talking about the latest Netflix original movie, Bird Box. (For those who have not seen it yet, don’t worry, we won’t release any spoilers.) In the film, the characters must navigate through the world while remaining blindfolded. The internet took this idea and ran with it, thus giving birth to “The Bird Box Challenge.” This meme is centered around performing everyday tasks all the while, you guessed it, remaining blindfolded. Unfortunately, one risky individual took this challenge to the streets.

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The Bigger The Truck, The Worse The Wreck

The Bigger The Truck, The Worse The Wreck - Reyes Browne Reilley Accident Attorneys

In the state of Texas, getting your drivers license when you turn 16 is a typical milestone on your journey to adulthood. In northern states and denser metropolitan areas, obtaining a drivers license immediately may not be such a household tradition, as many families rely heavily on public transportation. The wide open plains of Texas are filled with drivers bustling to and from work, home, and travel. However, smaller personal vehicles sharing the road with commercial-grade trucks can pose a very real threat to your daily routine.

Over the last two decades, the number of vehicles on Texas highways increased by 23%, which was 7 points higher than the national average of 16%. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2017 there were more than 16,000 large-truck crashes in Texas. There were also 7% more of these crashes than the previous year.

The larger, longer, and heavier the truck, the more severe the car wreck. Massive commercial-grade trucks are difficult to pass in heavy traffic, and they also take a longer time and distance to come to a complete stop. This additional force wears through their brakes, tires, and other safety features at a faster rate.

The Texas Police Chiefs Association as well as the North Texas Police Chiefs Association are joining forces to keep our roads as safe as possible. They have both opposed legislation to add larger, heavier trucks on Texas roadways.

Every driver can do their part to proactively avoid automobile accidents by minimizing distractions and staying observant of their surroundings. Keep in mind that large-scale trucks have a delayed response time, and take longer to speed up and slow down. Adding extra special padding around your vehicle can help compensate for this potential hazard.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you need the most trustworthy legal advocates on your side.

After more than 25 years representing injury victims in car wrecks, truck wrecks, and motorcycle accidents, the experienced team of professional accident attorneys at Reyes Browne Reilley have seen the consequences of negligence first-hand. If you have sustained injuries because of a car wreck which was not your fault, contact us now for a free and confidential case review. Fill out our form online, or call (214) 526-7900, and we will get you on the road to recovery.

Two Young Sisters Killed by Texting and Driving

Angel Reyes III Auto Accidents

We’ve all seen those “It Can Wait” billboards and bumperstickers, but just how pervasive is the No Texting While Driving movement?
Smart phones are so deeply integrated in today’s society, it almost seems second nature to check that little red notification bubble as soon as it pops up, even while behind the wheel. However, texting (or being on your phone at all) while driving is extremely dangerous. Every second you take your eyes off the road is a gamble, and when lives are at risk, the stakes could not be higher.

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Elementary Football League Bus Crash, 1 Child Dead and 45 Injured

Angel Reyes III Auto Accidents, In The News

BENTON, ARKANSAS — A charter bus carrying a youth football team crashed in the early hours of Monday morning. The team was from Tennessee, and had just played a championship game in Dallas this past weekend. On their homeward-bound commute at about 2:40 AM, the bus lost control and veered off of Interstate 30, where it rolled to a stop outside of Benton, Arkansas.

The tragic incident left one casualty and injured at least 45 others. The Saline County coroner identified the victim as 9-year-old Kameron Johnson. The majority of those injured were children, ages 8-10, accompanied by chaperones. The injured survivors were taken to hospitals in Little Rock and Benton, Arkansas.

The Tennessee charter bus company Scott Shuttle Service has had a clean record over the past two years with zero crashes. However, they received a penalty fine in July 2018 for a driver operating a truck without a proper license.

“It’s devastating. I know that the hearts and prayers of all Memphians go out to all the children and parents and their families.” — Jim Strickland, Memphis Mayor

The youth football league was a part of the Orange Mound Youth Association in Memphis. The community mourns the loss of Kameron, who was in 3rd grade at Aspire Coleman Elementary School in Memphis, TN. Three of his fellow classmates were also injured in the wreck. The school has offered to provide grief counselors to its students.

After more than 25 years representing injury victims in car wrecks, truck wrecks, and motorcycle accidents, the experienced team of accident lawyers at Reyes Browne Reilley have seen the consequences of negligence first-hand. If you or a loved one have been involved in an automobile accident, contact us now for a free and confidential case review. Fill out our form online, or call (214) 526-7900, and we will get you on the road to recovery.

The Greatest Risk For Teenage Drivers? Lack of Experience

The Greatest Risk For Teenage Drivers? Lack of Experience

Adolescents are known to take chances, succumb to peer pressure, overestimate their abilities, and have emotional mood swings. Each of these behaviors can increase the likelihood for the teenage driver to be involved in an automobile crash. Investigations have shown that “the cause of teenage crashes is not the skill with which they can drive, but the judgment they exercise while driving,” according to an editorial in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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Bobby B – Dallas TX Injury Attorney Review

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Bobby B. shares his Reyes Browne Reilley experience with our Dallas, TX staff of professional personal injury lawyers while helping him recover from damages stemming from a major car crash on the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

“I was on my way home from work one day and I was on the Sam Rayburn Tollway, and I’d caught a flat. The Sam Rayburn Tollway, it’s pretty dangerous, I mean, people fly. You know, they do 80, 90, 100. I caught a flat, so I immediately put my hazards on and put my blinkers on. I started getting over and I started noticing in my rear view mirror that someone was getting over and they weren’t paying attention, and I kept trying to get out of their way, but they ended up hitting me at 80, 90 miles an hour.

Their van flipped my car, spun out. I ended up with a broken shoulder, staples in the back of my head, spent the night in the hospital, I had to go to the chiropractor. Reyes Law Firm helped me out a lot. Every time I’ve called, they’ve been compliant with me, they’ve been more than helpful. I can’t thank them enough.”

Do what Bobby did – research reviews before you decide who should fight the insurance company on your injury claim.

After more than 25 years representing injury victims in car wrecks, truck wrecks, and motorcycle accidents, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Reyes Browne Reilley have seen the consequences of negligence first-hand. If you have sustained injuries because of a car wreck which was not your fault, contact us now for a free and confidential case review. Fill out our form online, or call (214) 278-6026, and we will get you on the road to recovery.Watch this Dallas’ best car wreck lawyer review video and others on Youtube.

Nerve Damage After a Car Crash

Nerve Damage After A Car Crash Personal Injury Lawyer

The human nervous system is incredibly sensitive, and sustaining head or neck injuries after an auto or truck accident is fairly common. Even a minor fender bender can leave you with Neuropathy, or nerve damage. After being injured in a car accident, no matter how severe, it is extremely important to contact a professional personal injury lawyer to evaluate your case. Insurance companies will try their hardest to save money on payouts, often at the victim’s expense. The road to recovery can be costly, especially with nerve damage — Combining the costs of medical bills on top of time away from work can severely hurt your bank account. It’s our job to ensure these companies pay what is owed in full.

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Car Accident Fatalities Drop Significantly in 2017 and 2018

Car Accident Lawyers RBR Law - Car Accident Fatalities Drop Significantly in 2017 and 2018

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic casualties fell by 1.8% for all of 2017. This came as a welcome relief after the sharp rise in deaths in the past several years. The National Safety Council states that from 2014 to 2015, traffic fatalities rose 7%, which marked the steepest two-year increase in over 50 years. 2016 brought an additional increase of 7%.

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