Vehicle Accident

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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How Long After a Car Accident Can Injuries Appear?

While many car accident injuries are immediate and obvious, other injuries don’t manifest for several hours, days, or possibly for weeks. While many car accident victims end up in the emergency room, others go home after being checked out by EMTs only to develop serious symptoms later on. Those symptoms may include: Headaches Dizziness Aches, …

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How We Perceive a Stressful Event (Like a Car Accident or Concussion) Can Impact Its Effect on Our Health

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A stressful life event that results in injury, like a car accident or a concussion, certainly has a negative impact on our wellbeing when it occurs. But research published in the journal Anxiety Stress Coping indicates that how we think about that event can continue to affect our health years later. In this journal article, …

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Driverless Cars in Texas: How Much of a Threat Do They Pose to Pedestrians?

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Google has been experimenting with driverless cars for several years now, releasing the vehicles onto streets in cities as small as Ann Arbor, Michigan and as large as Los Angeles, California. At the recent Detroit Auto Show, Google also spotlighted a minivan with self-driving sensors and vision systems. Waymo, the autonomous car company Google spun …

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California Cracks Down on Distracted Driving (Again). Why is Texas Lagging Behind?

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California had long been at the forefront of attempts to curb distracted driving accidents by limiting how drivers can use their phones behind the wheel. For instance, California was among the first states to ban handheld cell phone use and texting while driving. Now, the state has gone one step further: they’ve made it a …

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Three Easy Ways to Drive More Safely Around Large Trucks

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The category “large trucks” is, well, a large one. It includes every truck from a 10,000-pound box truck for local deliveries to an 80,000-pound, thirteen-foot-tall tractor-trailer. One thing all these trucks have in common is their ability to outweigh a passenger vehicle by several tons. When a car, pickup, or minivan collides with a large …

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