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Mikal C. Watts

Hyundai Elantra Side Impact Airbag Slices Driver’s Ear in Half

At least one unlucky driver of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra has claimed his ear was sliced in half following the deployment of his side airbag. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked…

Stacey Burke

Survey: Bad Parental Influence Makes for Bad Teen Drivers

A new survey indicates just how important parental influence is in shaping safe driving behavior and preventing teen driver-related accidents. Teenagers, whose parents exhibit poor driving…

Brooks Schuelke

What Can Be Done To Protect Dallas Motorists From Wrong-Way Drivers?

I previously wrote that I thought the North Texas Toll Authority was not doing enough to protect motorists on the Dallas North Tollway from wrong way drivers. If that’s the case, what can be…

Brooks Schuelke

Learn From D Magazine’s Story of a $25,000 Fender Bender

A lot of my fellow trial lawyers are up in arms over a recent D magazine article purporting to tell the story of a claim and lawsuit after the author was involved in a minor car accident. The…

Brooks Schuelke

Is The Dallas North Tollway Doing Enough To Stop Deadly Wrong-Way Wrecks?

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that the Dallas North Tollway has been the site of numerous deadly wrong-way wrecks in the last few months. As I reported yesterday, earlier this…

Brooks Schuelke

Wrong Way Wrecks Are Still A Problem

Last month, I posted about the rash of wrong-way drivers on the Dalls Parkway. Unfortunately, it’s still a problem. Just this weekend, eight people were killed in a wrong-way crash in New York. …

Brooks Schuelke

Government Covers Up Research Showing Link Between Cell Phones And Auto Accidents

The New York Times wrote that two public interest groups had obtained documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that show the link between cell phone usage and auto…

Brooks Schuelke

Amen! New Legislation Seeks To End Chiropractic Solicitation Of Car Wreck Victims

I’ve previously written about the problem with chiropractors soliciting car wreck victims and then directing the clients to attorneys, many of whom provide questionable representation. In the…

Brooks Schuelke

Learn From Sergio Kindle — Don't Text And Drive

Everyone that knows me knows that I’m a huge University of Texas fan. That’s why I was so dismayed tonight to see that Texas star linebacker/defensive end Sergio Kindle suffered a concussion when he…

Brooks Schuelke

Do You Have A Teen Driver? Make Them Watch This Today Show Video On The Dangers of Texting While Driving

As parents, our job, I think, is to be repetitive on all the lessons that we’re supposed to teach our kids that they refuse to learn. Although my kids aren’t old enough for constant texting to be an…