Is the Tesla Model 3 Safe?

The thought of owning a self-driving featured car sounds nifty. Imagine being able to do work on your way to work, or even summon your car in a parking lot to come pick you up from the front of the restaurant. This all sounds incredible. However, there has been controversy over the Tesla Model 3 […]

What is Vicarious Liability?

Vicarious liability is a legal theory of liability that imputes liability from a negligent actor to another person or company for whom the negligent actor was acting on behalf of.  It is important in cases where the negligent actor does not have sufficient insurance nor assets to adequately compensate the victim of his negligence. In […]

Driverless Cars and the Future of Auto Accident Liability

The idea that cars could drive themselves was once though to be merely a fantasy. Today, virtually every major auto manufacturer is in a foot race to be the first to get driverless cars into production. In fact, there are 52 different companies in California alone that have been approved to test self-driving vehicles ranging […]

Rideshare Risks: Are Uber and Lyft More Dangerous Than Taxis?

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have been the subject of a lot of negative publicity, from disputes over the way drivers are compensated to concerns about screening and safety for passengers and drivers alike. Earlier this year, CNN reported 103 accusations of either passenger abuse or sexual assault by Uber drivers. In one case, […]

Spotlight on School Bus Stop Safety

We already knew that Houston school zones can be hazardous, but the danger to kids traveling to and from school doesn’t end there. Recent events around the country have turned the spotlight on school bus stop safety. School children in at least four states were killed by motor vehicles while approaching or waiting at school […]

Report A Drunk Driver: Someone Dies in Texas Traffic Every Day

In early November, Texas reached a milestone no state aspires to: 18 years without a death-free day on Texas roadways. The roadway death toll for that 18-year-period tops 66,000. In 2016, 3,776 people died on Texas roads, while 23 states saw fewer than 500 traffic fatalities. In part, the large number of Texas traffic deaths […]

Texas Parents May Be Liable for Negligent Teenage Driver Accidents

A Houston teenage driver is facing a felony charge of “failure to stop and render aid” after fatally striking and killing a homeless man in late October, then fleeing the scene. The 16-year-old driver hit the pedestrian as he crossed the street near Gessner Road and Westview Drive. While any fatal accident is shocking, this […]

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