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BENBROOK – Two people were killed after a semi-truck collided with a pickup in Benbrook that shut down Interstate 20 in both directions Friday afternoon.

The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday in the 7600 block of SW Loop 820 along I-20. Police say both of the vehicles were going westbound when they crashed near the 429A exit.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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A freight train slammed into a charter bus full of people on their way to a casino on Tuesday afternoon in Biloxi, Miss., killing at least four people onboard and injuring many more, the authorities said.

The charter bus, which was near its destination in Biloxi on a trip from Austin, Tex., appeared to have gotten stuck on the railroad tracks at a crossing and could not move before the train hit it, the Biloxi Police Department said. About 50 people, including many members of a senior center in Texas, were on the bus when the crash occurred, around 2:12 p.m., and every passenger appeared to have some injuries, said the police chief, John Miller.

This tragic event reminds us at Reyes Browne Reilley of the Cardinal Coach Line / Choctaw Casino fatal bus crash back in 2013. The Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm attorney Spencer Browne represented the family of Paula Hahn in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the casino charter bus wreck on the George Bush Turnpike, which a Dallas County jury later ordered Choctaw Nation to pay Ms. Hahn’s family $6M.

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Whiplash injuries are some of the most common injuries suffered after a car accident, and also one of the most ignored.

The vehicle wrecks to cause these types of injuries are not grisly. Seventy-five percent of rear-end accidents happen at speeds less than 10 mph, but still fast enough to produce injuries.

We’re all aware of the term whiplash, but what exactly does it mean? And if it happens to you, how should you handle a personal injury claim?

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GettyImages_50674351_helixBefore a televised audience, President Donald Trump told assembled pharmaceutical executives that drug prices needed to come down. Sounds good so far, right?

But in the next breath, he offered the public’s well-being as a trade-off. He said he plans to streamline the regulations that pharmaceutical companies complain leave them hamstrung. You know, those pesky regulations imposed by the FDA that cause delays in getting drugs to the marketplace?

According to Trump, there are some drug companies that “employ more people to deal with those regulations than they have doing actual work for the company.” As the Huffington post put it, “I only have two words to say: Remember thalidomide?”

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urlThe scam may be as old as the automobile itself: A fraudster throws himself in front of a vehicle and demands that the driver pay for his self-inflicted (or nonexistent) injuries. But in an age of ever-present cameras, it’s getting a lot harder to pull off.

There are scores of videos online that capture these scams, known in China as “pengci,” or “porcelain bumping.” This video here shows a woman in Yongzhou, in the central province of Hunan, taking the scam to brash extremes. After getting money from the driver of a car she had lain in front of, she boasts to bystanders and even does a little jig in front of the car.

Here’s an excerpt from the exchange between the woman and the driver:

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If the term “salvage title” stops you in your tracks, you’re not off base.

Salvage title cars attract some buyers because they’re priced significantly below market. They might seem like a bargain, but ultimately they have a lot of risks.

Salvage title cars might represent opportunities for a select group of buyers, but even then, the cars should be viewed with caution — and most buyers should avoid them altogether. Here’s everything you need to know:

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2016-cr-v-suv-front6-1024x576What are the safest SUV’s? Millions of Americans drive vehicles like these, and families are dependent on the vehicles to keep them safe in the event of a crash.

For many new SUV buyers, no characteristic is more important than safety. That’s why we’ve researched a list of the eight SUVs with the top safety scores.

The SUVs on the list represent a wide range of sizes and prices. There are subcompact SUVs that scored as well as the larger three-row SUVs; however, it is important to note that, as the IIHS says on their site, “Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones.”

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worst-drivers-america-think-read1The statistics discussed below were compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and focus on the causes of fatal car crashes as the main factors used in this study.

Traffic fatalities have decreased approximately 67 percent since 1975, there is still a long way to go. Many people joke about the subject of poor driving, but the truth that surrounds the issue is very serious.

After compiling the information, CarInsuranceComparison provided a score for each state and ranked them accordingly. The State of Texas ranked the worst in the overall rankings, a demotion from #4 the previous year. Our state ranked third-worst for drunk driving accidents, ninth for speeding, and ninth for the number of fatalities per 100 million miles driven. Texas scored among the top 14 states in all categories, which shows our state has a great deal to improve in the area of safe driving.

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Latino-Leader-2017Reyes Browne Reilley is proud to share Latino Leaders Magazine’s recent list of the Top Latino Lawyers of 2016, in which Angel Reyes, founder and managing partner, was listed.

A leader is a person who holds the skills and ability to lead or guide other individuals, teams, or entire communities and/or organizations.

According to Benny Agosto Jr., who when asked what makes an attorney a Latino Leader he said, “such a leader also holds within him or her a strong belief in oneself, in others around them, in justice, and the rule of law. These individuals and leaders all have a dream in their heart which makes the work they do on a day-to-day basis worth the effort, and makes our community and our country better places. A dream for a better Latino community and a better world will only come for those leaders that have the confidence in themselves, the business opportunities to involve others around them, and the desire to help others and make an impact in the community, while always giving back. An attorney Latino Leader is a philanthropist.”

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distracted-driving-1024x626EverQuote fielded a national online survey to 2,300 licensed American drivers on their driving habits June 18–22, 2016. The survey found drivers are unaware of how often they are actually using their phone behind the wheel and have clear misconceptions about what it takes to be a safe driver. When the survey responses were paired with actual driving data from our safe-driving app, EverDrive, the discrepancies between perceptions and reality become even more surprising.

The survey was divided 52% female and 48% male. The survey was split by age as follows: 18–24 16%, 25–34 23%, 35–44 19%, 45–54 18%, 55–64 15%, 65+ 9%. The margin of error for the survey is +/- 2.2%.

We have summarized the major findings in the following EverQuote Distracted Driving Report:

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