Bicycle Crashes On the Rise in Texas [Infographic]
Texas Bicycle Crash Statistics There was a 21% increase in fatal bicycle crashes from 2019 to 2020. 59% of bicycle crashes in the state involved someone under the age of 25. On average, 25% of crashes happen during the summer months. 40% of fatal crashes happen during the weekend, and 65% of fatalities occur at […]
Are Phone Mounts Making Drivers Safer?
Methods for Limiting Distractions Behind the Wheel Although many of us have only experienced phone mounts in vehicles when using a rideshare service, these devices are becoming more widespread. For many, this may be a method of getting around Texas’ “hands-free” laws prohibiting texting while driving; others generally find it more convenient to have this […]
Self-Driving vs. Manual Cars: Which is Safer?
Vehicle Type and Impact on Safety As driving technology advances over time, the question of which vehicle era provides the most safety is often overlooked. Manual transmissions are slowly disappearing from our roadways and being replaced with more automated, “self-driving” cars that require little assistance from the person in the driver’s seat. But, is this […]
Should I Accept the First Settlement in a Car Accident Case?
Reasons to Reconsider the First Offer When you’ve been involved in a car accident that resulted in injury, accepting the first settlement offer you receive can often seem like a simple fix to your short-term problems. However, the first offer is usually not the best offer you can receive. Before accepting any settlement from an […]
Understanding Passenger Rights in an Injury Crash
3 Things Passengers Should Know for Their Injury Claim Being a passenger in a vehicle, no matter the situation, comes with the assumed risk of potentially being involved in a collision. Although you have the expectation that you are in the car with a safe driver, other negligent drivers on the road could cause a […]
Can I File a Claim Against a Drunk Driver
Accident Liability in Drunk Driving Cases According to the Texas Department of Transportation’s Crash Records Information System (CRIS), 25,692 alcohol-involved crashes took place in 2020. Approximately 38.7% of these resulted in injuries ranging from minor to fatal. Crashes caused by drunk driving are the most preventable, and these often result from negligent actions taken by […]
What Happens If I Am Injured By an Uninsured Driver?
Uninsured Motorist Accidents Being involved in a collision with an uninsured motorist can leave you with many questions about how vehicle damages and medical bills will be paid for. Since Texas is considered an “at-fault” state, drivers must carry minimum liability insurance that covers $30,000 in bodily injuries per person and $60,000 per accident. The […]
3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Car Accident Attorney
Finding the Right Attorney for Your Case Although no one ever expects to sustain a life-altering injury in a motor vehicle accident, deciding to pursue legal action can leave you with many questions about whether an attorney is right for you. Making an informed decision in this process is crucial since working with the right […]
How to Deal with the Insurance Company After a Car Accident
In almost all instances, getting compensated after a car accident is done by filing a car accident through the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Doing so allows you to get compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages. Going up against the insurance company is never a simple matter […]
Texas Car Accident Statistics
Car accidents happen on the road every day. While you may always drive defensively, sadly, even the best drivers can still be involved in accidents due to other negligent or reckless motorists. At Chris Morrow Law, PLLC, we believe that keeping Texans informed in regards to auto wrecks is a key step toward keeping our […]