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Vehicle Cybersecurity: How Can I Protect My Car?

Today’s newer motor vehicles have become more and more reliant on computer technology to manage and improve their operations and safety. The computerized systems in your car are now connected to the Internet, and seamlessly link with your other electronic devices, including your smartphone and your online storage of music and other applications. Along with…
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Uber, Lyft, Ride-Sharing and Vehicle Crashes

When ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft began operations in 2010 they raised challenging questions regarding liability and the other legalities. Rideshare companies are considered to be technology companies, and are not subject to the same rules as taxis or transportation companies, a further complication. (Licensed taxi drivers must pay fees and undergo testing and…
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Insurance, Subrogation and Your Injury Claim

When your insurance company pays you for damages to compensate for an injury, it can pursue the defendant for repayment of its financial outlay, a process known as “subrogation.” Subrogation is a right held by most insurance companies to legally pursue a third party that caused an insurance loss to the insured. This is the way your insurance provider may recover the money…
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When a Stolen Vehicle Causes an Injury Crash

In November, a teenage driver in a stolen SUV was speeding through a Houston neighborhood in a stolen SUV when he crashed into a car whose driver, a woman who was two blocks from her home, was killed when the SUV knocked her car off the street and into a yard. The teen driver and…
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Trespassing Teen Killed in Dallas Dog Attack

A tragedy occurred in August when a 16-year-old died from injuries sustained when he was attacked by three dogs on a Saturday morning in a back yard in Irving, Texas. According to USA Today, police officers arrived at the home to find three pit bulls mauling the boy. When the officers jumped the fence in…
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Driving on the Shoulder in Texas

When you’re driving safely along at a normal speed, to suddenly be passed on the right by a car swerving onto the shoulder to go around your vehicle can be extremely annoying. And yes, it’s basically illegal. However, there are lots of loopholes for driving on the shoulder that are considered safe: the Texas Transportation Code…
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How Long Before We Start Buying Self-Driving Cars?

In September, Uber announced that it would launch testing of its self-driving cars in Dallas. Have no fears, however, that your next Uber pick-up will be driverless: the company said it would not be testing its self-driving system on the streets of Dallas. Uber is cautious, trying to avoid a repeat of the unfortunate fatal…
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A Child’s Personal Injury Case and the Guardian ad Litem

In personal injury lawsuits, Texas law considers that children (under 18 years old) lack the experience and judgment to represent their own interests in cases where the parent or parents are judged as incapable of representing their child’s interests. Both federal and state laws have provisions to protect children.  In the state of Texas, a…
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Texas Safety Laws for Child Passengers

All parents want to keep their children safe, but many cut corners on safety when it comes to driving with the kids as passengers. Risky behaviors can be as simple as allowing a too-young child to sit in a front seat, or caving to a rebellious young teen’s refusal to wear a seatbelt while sitting…
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Left-Lane Laws in Texas

In Texas, as in many other states, the law requires drivers on multi-lane highways to use the left lane only for passing. It’s illegal in Texas to drive on the left when you’re not trying to pass someone. Drivers on multi-lane Texas highways often see signs reading “Left Lane For Passing Only,” meaning that the left lane on the…
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