Car Accidents

Rideshare

If you are involved in an accident with a rideshare driver, there are different policies applicable to your claim based upon the circumstances. Lyft and Uber provide insurance for their drivers. The coverage amounts vary based upon whether the rideshare driver is transporting a passenger, on his way to pick up a passenger or the app is on. Uber and ...

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Red Light

Millions upon millions of drivers pass through intersections with traffic lights every day. We often do not think about the dangers associated with intersections because driving through intersections is second nature. However, hundreds of people are killed every year by drivers running red lights. In 2017, 890 people were killed in car accidents involving someone running a red light. In ...

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The O’Hara Law Firm recently settled several claims for policy limits on behalf of clients who were injured by drivers insured by Elephant Insurance. Elephant Insurance is a subsidiary company of the Admiral Group. The company is less than ten years old. Elephant Insurance currently offers insurance in only six states: Illinois, Indiana Maryland, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Elephant insurance ...

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CenterPoint Energy Truck

Patrick O’Hara recently resolved a lawsuit on behalf of a plaintiff against CenterPoint Energy and one of its employees. While stopped for a red light near the edge of Spring, Texas and Houston, Texas, the plaintiff was rear-ended by a CenterPoint energy truck. The driver diverted his attention from the road in front of him for a brief period of ...

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Comparative Fault

Texas is a modified comparative fault state. When an injured person seeks compensation for an injury caused by a motor vehicle collision, the injured person must prove the other driver is at fault. If more than one entity is at fault for the person’s injuries, each entity is responsible for compensating the victim based upon its percentage of fault. If ...

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Have you been injured in a car accident involving a driver that is insured by GEICO and wonder why the insurance company refuses to pay your medical bills or compensate you for pain and suffering? You are not the only one. GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) has a policy to refuse to pay legitimate injury claims when the motor vehicle ...

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Attorney Patrick O’Hara recently settled a case on behalf of a man who was injured by a negligent driver who collided into the rear of Plaintiff’s vehicle while stopped at a red light. The Plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck and eventually had to undergo multiple surgeries to address his pain. The negligent driver was insured by PURE insurance...

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Police and car

On Sunday morning, a car ran a red light and then left the roadway. The car drove over a curb and struck a pedestrian before crashing into the side of an apartment building. The car accident occurred near the intersection of Congress and La Branch. The pedestrian was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center where he passed away...

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Earlier this week, a three-year old child was struck by an air conditioning repair company van. The boy was riding his bike in the apartment complex when he was struck by the vehicle. Police responded to the scene at Streamside Place Apartments. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene of the accident and answered questions by the police...

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If a person is involved in a motor vehicle collision, Texas Transportation Code Section 550.023 requires the driver of the vehicle to exchange information and render aid. Texas Law requires the driver to give: (1) his name and address; (2) registration number of the vehicle; and (3) name of the operator’s motor vehicle liability insurance to any person injured or ...

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