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February 2018 Archives

Talk, Text, Crash - Texas targets distracted drivers

The story goes that a teenage girl was driving her friends down a Texas highway when she briefly checked her phone. She did not survive the collision with an 18-wheeler she did not see coming. Thankfully, her friends did survive, and they are now warning other teens about how dangerous it is to use their phones while driving.

Is Texas a common law marriage state?

If you are a Texas resident living with someone in a mutually committed relationship, you know that although you were never married by a clergyman or judge, you nevertheless feel just as married as your friends who had a wedding. You will be glad to know that Texas agrees with you and considers you to be legally married.

Making the case for truck underride guards

When a Texas passenger vehicle crashes into the back or side of a huge 18-wheeler, the results can be catastrophic for its occupants. As reported by Forbes, because the bottom of the truck’s trailer is so high off the ground, the much smaller passenger vehicle often continues its forward motion after the initial impact, sliding underneath the trailer.

Staying calm after a car accident

It is often difficult for people to maintain a cool head under both the hot Texas sun and the extreme pressure of a car accident. Matters are only made worse when the incident caused injuries or severe damage. Due to the high incidence of automobile accidents in the state and these uncommon pressures, it could benefit anyone driving in Texas to know a few legal guidelines before setting out on the road.