Car Accidents

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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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Texas Law requires all drivers to carry liability insurance with a minimum policy limit of $25,000 for property damage and $30,000 for personal injury damage. Liability insurance covers the other driver’s property and personal injury damages if you are at fault. However, approximately 15% of Texas drivers do not carry any automobile insurance. Thus, if you are in a motor ...

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A young lady who recently moved to Houston was injured as a passenger in a car when another vehicle ran a stop sign and struck the passenger side of the car. The young lady was taken from the scene of the collision in an ambulance when she was unable to walk at the scene of the crash. Her spinal column ...

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A common carrier is held to a higher standard of care than an ordinary driver. Common carriers include airplanes, trains, trucks, taxis, buses, Uber drivers and Lyft drivers. Common carriers transport passengers and goods for compensation, so they are required to practice a higher standard of care than an ordinary driver transporting himself or a friend...

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The doctrine of parental immunity in its most basic form prevents children from recovering compensation from a parent for negligence. The parental immunity doctrine was first judicially created in Mississippi over 100 years ago in 1891. States vary in how they apply the doctrine. Numerous exceptions to the doctrine exist in different states...

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Stop light

The number of pedestrian intersection-related collisions in Houston rose 42% from 2012 to 2015. Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University conducted a study of Houston traffic fatalities to determine the most dangerous locations for pedestrian and bicyclists. The study concluded that intersections with traffic lights around downtown had the highest number of fatalities...

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