By now, we have all witnessed our fair share of electric scooter riders zooming through our town’s sidewalks and streets, some following safety rules and some carelessly racing by, but almost all are helmet-free. The increasing prevalence and popularity of electric scooters is bringing with it risks, dangers, and now even personal injury lawsuits. A…
It’s often easy to think of cyclists as a nuisance, especially in areas that do not cater towards them with bike lanes. Seeing these experienced bike riders weave in and out of traffic can be scary, especially if you aren’t sure other drivers are paying as much attention or not. Luckily, many cities are paving the way for cyclists with new bike lanes and plans for safer bicycle traffic. The latest metro area to make this list is our very own Lubbock, Texas.
We are lucky enough to live during a time where if you need a ride somewhere but don’t have access to a vehicle, you can simply call an Uber or Lyft and be on your way. Now, electric scooters are becoming the new norm for simply riding short distances around town—and Lubbock will soon have its own scooters to choose from. While this sounds like a fun and innovative way to get around town, it does come with many shortcomings, some of which can be deadly.
Using a bicycle for transportation is an increasingly popular way for people to get around. In addition to being a healthy choice, it is also good for the environment. However, when cities do not provide bicycles their own lanes on the road, it greatly increases the likelihood of accidents. While many people share the road with bicycles responsibly, some drivers can be careless or reckless, and this can cause collisions between cars and bicyclists. To help keep both bicyclists and drivers safe, the city of Lubbock is implementing more bike lanes.
Every summer, millions of Americans go to amusement parks, carnivals, and fairs for a little summer fun, but these places can be extremely dangerous if the proper safety precautions aren’t taken. To best protect yourself and your children from injury at an amusement park, follow our safety tips.
Motorcycles are fast, fuel-efficient and exciting. For these reasons, and the seemingly never-ending warm weather in Texas, we see motorcycles on the road regularly. Unfortunately, more riders on the road increase the number of motorcycle injuries and accidents each year, ranging from fender-benders at lower speeds to more severe, tragic collisions.
There are few things in life more painful than the unexpected death of a loved one. Sometimes that pain is even greater when it is believed that the loved one should not have died, especially if they are only gone because of someone else’s negligence. Quite often, recovering some of your losses requires filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Based on Texas law, the vast majority of personal injury cases are required to enter into a mediation before proceeding to trial. Since this is a necessary step to getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, it’s important that everyone understand what the personal injury mediation process entails and what it means to…