Posts tagged with 'accident'

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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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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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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The National Safety Council (NSC) reported that more than 40,000 traffic fatalities occurred in 2016. This is the highest level of fatalities in a decade. The increase in fatalities is a six percent increase compared to the number of deaths in 2015. NSC estimates that the total cost for the property damage, death and personal injury in 2016 is $432.5 ...

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