Improvements in car safety largely benefit front-seat passengers but not those in the rear seats. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has called rear seats a "danger zone" and has laid out the various deficiencies in rear seat safety. Residents of Texas may want to avoid sitting in the rear whenever possible.
Texas music fans might be interested to learn that a 24-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit over injuries she suffered at a 2016 Drake concert in New York City. Drake, Madison Square Garden, a venue employee and music promoter Live Nation are all listed as defendants in the suit.
I am often surprised to learn that my clients do not know what kind of auto insurance they have. Most people do not know what the different coverages are on their policies. Here is a quick explanation:
The journal Traffic Injury Prevention has a study out that shows how women are more likely to be injured than men in front-end crashes, the most common motor vehicle crashes. Specifically, the risk goes up 73% for women. Texas residents should know that the study covered over 22,000 front-end crashes that occurred from 1998 to 2015 and that involved belted drivers.
Texas residents may be interested to learn that a fatal incident at SunTrust Park, home ballpark of the Atlanta Braves, has resulted in the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. In June 2018, the man who invented a dispensing system that would reduce the average pour time for beer died while installing this system at SunTrust Park. Working overnight before a game day to install it, he was found in a concession stand beer cooler the following day.
Because of development, urbanization and the awareness of sheltered pets in need of homes, dogs are more prevalent in our society than ever. A rise in population often is followed by a rise in statistics. In the United States, the land of 78 million dogs, and where 38% of all homes have at least one dog, 4.5 million people suffered dog bites in 2018. Insurers ended up paying out over $675 million to dog bite victims.
Independence Day is the major US holiday that sees the most drunk driving fatalities, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. Texas residents will want to be very careful if they go out on the road during this holiday. Between 2010 and 2017, the number of DUI fatalities came to 1,192. After this came Memorial Day with 1,105 such fatalities in the same period.