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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

This month marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in America. The attorneys at Shaw Cowart would like to take the opportunity to revisit some of the major sources of distraction and encourage all our readers to take steps to eliminate distractions behind the wheel. Distracted Driving Remains a Problem According to the National Highway Traffic …

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What Do Seat Belts Do?

Using three points of contact, seat belts prevent the ejection of vehicle occupants in the event of a collision, rollover, or other type of motor vehicle crash. By restraining the person during an impact, seat belts also reduce the severity of injuries in many circumstances (source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Seat belts are a …

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2020 Car Accident Data from the NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this month released preliminary data regarding 2020 motor vehicle crashes. That year, motor vehicle accidents overall decreased as did injuries, but motor vehicle deaths rose. If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck caused by someone else in Austin or the surrounding areas, our experienced …

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Is the Truck Driver Liable for Damages?

A collision involving a large tractor-trailer or semi-truck easily demolishes other vehicles. The occupants inside these smaller vehicles may be catastrophically injured in ways that change their lives forever. Tragically, many people die in crashes caused by large trucks. If you were injured in this type of crash and are fairly certain it was caused …

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How a Car Accident Can Affect Your Life

A severe car accident affects your life in numerous ways. Our experienced attorneys have witnessed this firsthand because we work with injury victims every day. The accidents can truly turn a life upside down. Fortunately, there are passionate advocates like the lawyers at Shaw Cowart who are ready to stand at your side. There are …

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What is the Number One Cause of Truck Accidents?

There are many causes of large truck accidents. Oftentimes, these causes can be lumped into the leading category of human error, as opposed to road defects or truck defects. Examples of human error include: Drunk driving Driving under the influence of prescription medications, illegal drugs, or other controlled substances Fatigued and drowsy driving Inadequate commercial …

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