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Technology Blogs

We use technology in many ways to improve our lives, but in some cases it can actually be hazardous. In 2016, roughly 3,450 people were killed due to distracted driving. Additionally, 391,000 were injured in accidents involving distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When technology like phones, GPS, radios or other electronics take focus away from driving safely the results can be devastating.

In 2017, the total number of reported collisions on Texas roads was 537,475. Of those incidents, 19% were attributed to distracted driving, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Additionally, with the 100,687 crashes in Texas 444 resulted in fatalities and 2,889 caused serious injuries.

Be Careful On Relying Too Much On Self-Driving Features

Posted: November 21st, 2018 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Over the past few years, there seems to have been endless hype created by both the media and by auto manufacturers about self-driving cars. Also being widely promoted are safety features that can alert drivers as to hazards in the …

Dramatic Escape From Injury Caught On Dashcam Video

Posted: September 26th, 2018 | Categories: Crashes, Collisions and Accidents

The dashcam in the cruiser of a police officer in Anna, Texas was able to catch dramatic footage involving a single vehicle accident which happened along County Road 373.

The CBS affiliate station in Dallas Fort worth, CBSDFW, reported that …

Dashboard Technology Causing Driver Distraction, Says AAA

Posted: October 11th, 2017 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Concerns over distracted driving have gone beyond people texting behind the wheel. In a story that appeared on the Dallas Fort Worth CBS Local website, a new study conducted by AAA has found that new technology built into the …

Self-Driving Cars Under Testing in North Texas

Posted: January 25th, 2017 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

You may have been driving next to a self-driving vehicle and not even knew it was there. Texas is one of ten locations where self-driving cars are getting tested for widespread use. The reason? So many HOV and managed lanes.

Should Tesla Drop the Autopilot Name?

Posted: July 20th, 2016 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Automaker Tesla Motors is being called out by Consumer Reports to change the name of its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system.  Consumer Reports further calls on the maker of electric vehicles also to disconnect the automatic steering feature after a Florida …

Couple Sues Snapchat Over Crash

Posted: May 4th, 2016 | Categories: Crashes, Collisions and Accidents

A couple that was involved in a high-speed crash is suing the makers of the popular app, Snapchat, claiming that the social media app’s “speed filter” tempted a woman to drive too fast, causing a crash.

According to media

Self-Driving Car Hits Bus

Posted: March 9th, 2016 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

In recent months, there has been a whole lot of speculation about the potential of self-driving cars. While the prospect seems promising, all the kinks haven’t been worked out just yet. To underscore this, an accident report that was filed …

The Jaws of Life

Posted: September 2nd, 2015 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

The Jaws of Life are often referred in crashes, and they save lives. The force of a crash can prevent rescuers from getting victims out of a vehicle. In a life-threatening situation this can cause the victim to die from …

If you lose a loved one or sustain an injury because of technology distracted of another driver, you may need the help of an experienced attorney who has years of experience in Texas courts. Review our blogs and give us a call today for a free consultation.

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