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eggshell-300x292In personal injury cases, there are times where an injured party has had a pre-existing condition that was exacerbated by the accident.

As a result, the plaintiff’s injuries are more severe than they would have normally been had the plaintiff not had the pre-existing condition.

For example: suppose someone is rear-ended in a car accident. One week before the crash, the person had neck surgery.

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driving-in-summer-1-300x169Have you ever been behind the wheel of a vehicle and suddenly the sun becomes perfectly aligned to punch you right into the windows of your soul – so much so, it becomes difficult to navigate?

This moment is often referred to as “the Ray Charles” and can be very dangerous, especially on the busy roadways in the metroplex.

Just after sunrise and before sunset the sun can shine directly into drivers’ eyes, leaving many motorists driving with a glare. This glare can make it much harder to see the road ahead and potential hazards creating an added risk to drivers. When sun glare is an issue slow down and use extra caution especially while driving through school zones.

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No matter your walk off life, there’s a better than zero chance that when presented with cheap, two-wheeled motorized transportation on demand, you’re going to give in. There’s also a better than zero chance that once you’ve begun to scoot on your Lime or Bird scooter, you’ve wiped out.

Eating pavement, it seems, is an inevitable consequence for some scooter commuters, raising the question: Who’s responsible for paying for all of these inevitable accidents?

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https://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-13-at-2.30.13-PM-300x167.pngDALLAS — A woman living in Uptown is dealing with some fairly intense injuries after she crashed an electric rental scooter last weekend during her first ride.

The woman, Kelley Mitchum, told WFAA that she was with friends at a restaurant on McKinney Avenue and decided to try out the new scooters.

At the end of June, the City of Dallas passed regulations for bike share companies that many in the city have been asking for.

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Safe Driving Over The Long Term

Something drivers quickly come to understand is that there is something to be said for experience. Insurance companies charge higher premiums for younger drivers specifically because of this. If you’re a young male getting his license for the first time, don’t be surprised if you pay $100-$200 a month for insurance, or more.

Meanwhile, if you’re over twenty-five with a clean driving record, you can get a full policy on a motorhome for around $1k a year. While we’re on the age of twenty-five, it’s notable that this age is when you become able to rent a car. If you acquired a license at sixteen, by twenty-five you’ve had nine years of experience. This allows you to understand how people act behind the wheel, and how to be subconsciously aware of what goes on around you.

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36763952_10100840680796264_2022825649617502208_o-566x1024Author: Matt Howerton, Published: 07/10/18, originally from the WFAA

DALLAS — As rental scooters begin to share the streets with bikes, cars, and buses in Dallas, a California attorney already handling over a dozen cases involving the two-wheeled transportation says to get ready for accidents to start piling up.

At the end of last month, council members from the City of Dallas passed regulations for bike share companies that many in the city have been clamoring for.

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driving-in-summer-300x169Summer is in full swing and whether you and your family are enjoying a stay-cation in Dallas, or traveling, you’ll likely be spending a good amount of your time driving in a motor vehicle.

Summer vacation means crowded roads, highways, and sometimes overly-packed cars. To keep yourself and your passengers safe, practice these driving tips.

1. Plan Ahead

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Ctrl-300x200There are many measures to determine car safety, and one is to examine driver death rates per vehicle. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released in May identified the most dangerous cars on the road based on this measure.

Most of the models that have the highest driver fatality rates are small cars with structures that are less able to absorb the brunt of crashes. All of the cars with the lowest driver death rates were either large luxury cars or SUVs.

According to IIHS, 4-door minicars have the worst death rate at 87 per 1 million registered vehicles, while 4-wheel drive large luxury SUVs have the lowest with six driver deaths per 1 million registered vehicles.

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Lane Splitting – the practice of going between cars moving slowly or at a standstill while riding a motorcycle – has been a common technique used by motorcyclists for years. Motorcycle rider advocates in Texas cite studies that show that lane splitting contributes to a significant reduction of rear-end rider fatalities. They also say that it can reduce rider fatalities, improve rider safety, and reduce traffic congestion.

But what does Texas law say about lane splitting?

Well, not much – at least not yet.

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Sheltered-bigstock-Fireworks-lit-with-flame-of-ma-26408282-300x201The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission staff’s analysis of data on nonoccupational, fireworks-related deaths and injuries has shown deaths and injuries occur through the season as late as July 22.

As many of us are getting ready for firework festivities, it is important to remain safe.

Firework Injury Prevention

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