Hit and Injured or Killed by a Drunk Driver? The Bar or Restaurant Where the Driver Was Drinking Can Be Sued for Damages in Texas

By JohnCar Accidents, Dram Shop Law

Now that bars and restaurants are re-opening to full capacity in the wake of Covid-19, we in Texas need to be particularly mindful of drunk drivers.  Yes, they are out there every day and night, on roads and highways everywhere in Texas.  It is common sense that drinking to excess and driving is wrong and deadly.  While those who drink, …

Street Racing Continues to Plague Dallas – With Deadly Results

By JohnCar Accidents

The pandemic is directly or indirectly responsible for much suffering. Perhaps because of pandemic-induced boredom, incidents of street racing in the Dallas-Forth Worth area have skyrocketed. The reckless driving inherent in street racing has led to death and destruction. Residents and city government officials are appealing to state lawmakers and the police to crack down on the behavior. On November …

3 Dead After Wrong-Way Crash in Haltom City, Police Say

By JohnCar Accidents, Dram Shop Law

It breaks our heart to have to blog about this yet again (this is about the third time in the past couple of months), but here is a news report about another wrong-way, likely intoxicated driver that has caused immense tragedy on North Texas roads. Three deaths.  Just awful. The crash happened at about 8:35 p.m. Sunday evening (August 30) …

Fewer Drivers on the Road Leads to More Aggressive Drivers

By JohnCar Accidents

Here is a very recent article discussing the somewhat-surprising fact that even though fewer drivers have been on the road over the past few months (during the COVID-19 pandemic), the ones that have been driving are more aggressive and thus have been the target of law enforcement and increased numbers of citations . Come on, folks.  The aggression needs to …

Wrong-Way Accidents: They’re More Common Than You Think

By JohnCar Accidents

Each day, most of us travel along highways, city roads, and suburban streets with the understanding that other drivers will follow basic traffic rules. One of the simplest rules? To always drive in the correct lane, never placing yourself in a position where you are heading toward oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, not every driver follows this basic law.

The Future Is Now: Self-Driving Cars Are Coming

By JohnCar Accidents

If there’s any evidence that we are already living in the future, it’s the development of self-driving cars. Previously a mainstay of science-fiction movies, partially autonomous self-driving vehicles are currently sold by Tesla, Inc., under the leadership of tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, and are being used in select cities (including Dallas) by ridesharing services like Lyft.

Texas Livestock Car Accidents Present a Real Danger

By JohnCar Accidents

Bovines find ways to escape and occasionally end up on the road. The idea of a cow on the loose sounds comical, but unfortunately, it almost never is. Crashing into a cow or other livestock is a real danger in Texas, and as the state with the most cattle, it is not uncommon, either.

Watch Out for “Valentine’s” Road Rage

By JohnCar Accidents

It’s the most romantic time of the year…right? Unfortunately, not everyone on the road feels the St. Valentine’s Day spirit. As much as we worry about car accidents caused by distracted driving, unfortunately, injuries can be caused intentionally by drivers’ rage.

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