Car Accidents

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is impaired driving. November 7th – 13th is set aside to remind drivers of just that. Drowsy drivers cause an estimated 100,000 police-reported motor vehicle accidents every year. Annually, approximately 50,000 of these accidents result in injuries. And around 800 more result in fatal injury. Drowsy driving is like driving drunk. Studies have found …

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SUVs and Bicycles

Bicycle Accident

Austin is a bicycle-friendly city. From creating dedicated bike lanes to car-free pedestrian paths, the city has made great strides to accommodate the needs of cyclists – and it’s paid off. According to the Austin American Statesman, bicycle-involved accidents have steadily decreased since 2014, dropping from 260 that year to 180 in 2021. But, sadly, a …

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Cellphone Use and Car Accidents

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According to the National Safety Council, more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents are caused by cellphone use each year. One out of every four car accidents in the United States is related to texting while driving alone, and nearly 400,000 people are injured in these accidents every year. In the state of Texas, it …

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Drive Carefully This Summer

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Drunk driving accidents increase during the summer. Between May and September, serious and fatal car accidents involving drunk drivers become much more common. Many of these occur during the major summer holidays of Memorial Day, July Fourth, and Labor Day, but an accident caused by a drunk driver can happen at any time. If you …

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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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