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new-mexico-bus-sedmi-crash-august-30-2018-300x225A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers are being accused of negligence after eight people were killed in a crash. The collision happened Thursday on a busy New Mexico highway. Two surviving passengers are suing.

Lawsuits show the trucking company has a history of crashes.

Federal investigators worked for a second day at the scene of the deadly New Mexico crash. They’re trying to determine what led to the violent collision between a Greyhound bus and a tractor trailer Thursday.

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AdobeStock_74317825-1024x910DALLAS—A local Dallas musician was recently the victim of a hit and run while he was walking on a Downtown Dallas sidewalk, leaving him a trip to the emergency room, injuries to the face and the financial burden of paying for injuries caused by no fault of his own.

The vehicle was a rental scooter traveling at full speed.

Cody Daniels, 31, is likely the city’s first hit-and-run victim via rental scooter.

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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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elecscoot_750x348-300x139original article found on The Dallas Observer

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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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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bigstock-Children-sitting-on-inflatable-21193889-300x227With summer here, it ‘s a great time to remind everyone of the various dangers and liabilities of swimming pools. Although they can provide a lot of fun, backyard and public pools alike pose a serious risk to those who don’t look out for the potential safety flaws in their summer fun.

Water slides of all kinds can be another serious risk. If a rider is on a slide that has too powerful of a flow of water, they can be potentially thrown from the slide, causing serious injury. Lifeguards or attendants not paying attention to what they are doing may also send too many riders down in quick succession, leading to a dangerous pile-up at the exit of the slide, which may empty into a pool that is not sized or filled properly, creating another potential hazard. Finally, as recent news has shown us, the flawed design, construction, or maintenance, especially of water park slides, can open up possibilities of serious injury and even death.

Even basic safety components of a pool can create lesser-known risks.

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AdobeStock_96275293-1024x683The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is an amazing to explore, but if someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in an accident things can be very different. While accidents caused by negligence can lead to any number of injuries, chronic pain can be especially difficult to manage. If you’re suffering from chronic pain that was caused by another person’s negligence, you need experienced legal counsel.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) defines chronic pain as any pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks. While acute pain serves the important role of alerting sufferers to a physical problem that needs medical attention, chronic pain is a different story. Chronic pain is simply just pain – and often lasts for a prolonged time. Chronic pain often results from a precipitating injury, and is frequently accompanied by other health problems such as:

  • Fatigue
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According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, just shy of 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2016 in traffic accidents, 11 percent higher from 2016 and 22 percent higher than 2015.

bigstock-people-travel-technology-le-134934635-300x200Each year about 2 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths are bicyclists. In a majority of bicyclist deaths, the most serious injuries are to the head, highlighting the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet.

A total of 817 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2015. This represents a 13 percent increase from 2014 and the highest number of bicyclist deaths since 1995.

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drive-vehicle-2-1024x683FRISCO, TX – (original article by Cade Metz of the New York Times) Earlier this month, an orange and blue car with the words “Self-Driving Vehicle” prominently displayed on both sides drove itself through the streets of this rapidly growing city north of Dallas, navigating across four lanes of traffic and around a traffic circle.

The car, operated by the Silicon Valley start-up Drive.ai, will eventually become part of a fleet of autonomous taxis that will ferry locals along a predetermined route between the Dallas Cowboys facility in Frisco and two other office, retail and apartment complexes.

While other companies have tested self-driving cars for years and some are in the early stages of offering a taxi service, Drive.ai’s autonomous vehicle debut on Monday was still notable. It was the first new rollout of autonomous cars in the United States since a pedestrian died in Arizona in March after a self-driving car operated by Uber hit her.

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