A substantial segment of the nation's older drivers lives in Texas or spends time traveling through the state. While car accidents occur in all age groups that operate motor vehicles, the consequences can be worse for elder drivers.
If you are like many Americans, you have opted to travel during this holiday weekend. Whether you have been visiting friends, family or have simply decided to take a road trip, it is important that you take care to arrive home safely.
The age of self-driving cars seems closer than ever. When you look at what Google, Tesla and other companies are doing to advance the arrival of the fully autonomous vehicle it becomes quite clear that the day is not that far away.
If you've been the victim of a car accident you have probably been the victim of some form of negligence. Negligence is the legal theory that is applied to nearly every accident that happens in San Antonio or anywhere else for that matter.
There are times when the bare elements of a case make it abundantly clear that a viable personal injury or wrongful death claim exists. As an example, consider the horrible Amtrak derailment that happened in May up in the northeast part of the country.
Sometimes companies do the right thing and take responsibility when tragedies occur. At least, sometimes they try to. We saw it happen recently when the airline Germanwings announced it is offering 25,000 euros in compensation to relatives of passengers who died in March when a pilot decided to fly their plane into a mountainside. The amount is in addition to 50,000-euro payments issued as part of financial assistance required by German law.
There are a lot of ways to get around San Antonio. Some are taken as a matter of choice. Some are used as a matter of necessity. Walking, bicycling and motorcycling are common modes, but they can also be risky.
We are entering what are traditionally the wettest months of the year around the San Antonio area. What that means is that there is a greater chance that slick road surfaces can develop, literally in a flash, and present drivers with situations for which they are not necessarily prepared.
Some individuals out on the roads do not have the benefit of being surrounded by a vehicle frame that provides them with a degree of protection from physical impacts. Some examples of such individuals are motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Such individuals can be particularly vulnerable to suffering major injuries when traffic accidents occur.
Early Wednesday morning, more than a dozen vehicles were involved in a major accident, causing trouble for morning commuters. According to KSAT news, the accident happened on Loop 410 near Highway 90. Slick roads are suspected to have played a major role in this early morning scene. Part of the Loop 410 southbound lanes were shut down so personnel could clear the scene. At this time, it is unknown whether anyone involved sustained injuries.