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Do Bicycles Have the Right-of-Way in Texas?

Bikes are a popular mode of transportation in Texas, from commuters to recreational riders. Unfortunately, nearly 1000 cyclists die, and thousands of other riders are injured each year from bicycle accidents. This issue can be prevented if cyclists and other vehicle drivers understand bicycle laws.

Among the important yet overlooked laws cyclists should be aware of are the right-of-way laws, who has the right of way on a cycle path and whether or not biking on the sidewalk is illegal.

This guide explores right-of-way laws, cycle paths, sidewalk use, and other important laws cyclists in Texas should know.

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Trauma After Car Accident: Recovery & Treatment

Car accidents are terrifying and, in worse cases, can lead to permanent injuries. Car accidents often impact victims physically and they leave mental wounds too. 

These mental wounds typically change the victims’ lives in every aspect. The life someone has known before an accident is no more, only adding to the nightmare of accident trauma. 

PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions are typical of emotional trauma after a car accident. All of these conditions can, unfortunately, give way to even worse emotional problems. 

That’s why it’s essential to ensure you contact a car accident lawyer who can adequately handle your case. It’s also critical that you take the right steps after an accident, not only legally but health-wise too. 

Understanding your options regarding compensation is also critical. It’s especially important when pursuing personal injury claims. 

Depending on the severity, the road to recovery can be tough, but there are some things you can do to help ease the pain of stress and any physical or emotional trauma. 

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Reasonable Person Standard for Negligence

When something terrible happens, people look for someone to blame. But is it possible that the wrong thing just happened without anyone directly causing it?

Can we assign blame fairly and objectively?

In negligence cases, these questions are answered by referring to the standard of care. The standard of care is an objective measure of what a “reasonable person” would do in a specific situation. 

If someone fails to meet this standard, they can be held liable for any harm that results. This article explores the “reasonable person” standard for negligence.

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Calculate Diminished Value Claim after Car Accident in Texas

When you find yourself in a car accident, the last thing you want to think about is the damage done to your car or the payment you will need to make because of it. It’s enough of a headache dealing with the aftermath of an accident, let alone the possible costs. 

Once you are healthy again and are feeling better, it’s best to start looking into how you can receive payment for the damage done to your vehicle. Your next step is to get your vehicle fixed as soon as possible. 

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Can You Get a Concussion Without Hitting Your Head?

A concussion is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “a type of traumatic brain injury […] caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.” Concussions are also known as mild traumatic brain injuries, or mTBIs. 

With this definition in mind, it may surprise you to hear it is quite possible to sustain a concussion without actually hitting your head. 

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Dog Attacks & Biting Statistics by Breed

The occasional media coverage of a severe or fatal dog attack causes upheaval in the public about pet owners. However, these reports fail to convey the statistics on how dog bites occur, the severity of the attack, and what breeds are more prone to be a problem.

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What is a Deposition?

Have you been served a subpoena to give a deposition in a lawsuit? 

If so, chances are you have some questions about what the experience will be like. You may even be feeling nervous or stressed about appearing in a legal proceeding. Most people have never participated in a deposition before, so it is normal to feel uncertain. It is also helpful to understand some basics about depositions. 

This guide will cover some common questions to make the process less daunting. It will address things like what a deposition is and what happens during these proceedings. The guide will also provide some tips to help you give precise and accurate testimony. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Difference Between Bodily Injury and Personal Injury

Whenever you or someone you love suffers, you want to seek justice. However, filing a claim and entering the legal world can be overwhelming and confusing, especially with similar-sounding terms like bodily injury and personal injury. 

However, with the following information, you can understand these terms, their implications, and how to proceed with your legal case. 

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Treating Neck and Back Pain After a Car Accident

Getting out of a car accident alive without any major traumatic injuries (broken bones, burns, head injuries) will make you think the accident wasn’t so bad. After all, you survived, and your insurance company likely covers your vehicle.

However, what do you do about neck and back pain that develops over time and starts to affect your daily life?

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Hiring the Best Personal Injury Lawyer: Questions & Reviews

Are you wondering, “Is it a lot of work to hire a personal injury attorney?†The truth is, no, it is not.

However, hiring a lawyer is a personal task.

You often have to divulge information to your lawyer that you may not want to share. That is why it is so vital to hire the right attorney. When you work with a lawyer you like and trust, you are more likely to have a positive outcome in your case. 

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Failure to Yield Accidents & Ticket Cost in Texas

Failure to yield the right of way in many states is a confusing subject. While there are specific laws pertaining to this in Texas, it’s still a gray area that relies more on instinct than regulation.

Accidents resulting in intersections are deadly when drivers are entering oncoming traffic, misunderstanding the right of way laws can spell catastrophe.

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Is Brake Checking Illegal in Texas?

Understanding the laws of your state is vital to making informed decisions and keeping you and your family safe. Road laws vary from state to state, and brake checking laws can be hard to navigate.

Whether brake checking is done out of spite or because someone is trying to get their point across, it is a dangerous maneuver, putting drivers, passengers, and their cars in jeopardy.

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