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More GM Car Fire Recalls

Shortly after Elizabeth Berry parked her bright yellow 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS on the street in front of her family’s home in May 2014, flames engulfed the engine, destroying the car and scorching her mailbox. “I was hysterical,” she said.... read more

Another wrong-way crash takes life

A motorcyclist killed on Interstate 35 early Wednesday in Round Rock was the latest victim of several fatal, wrong-way crashes on Central Texas roads. The motorcyclist was traveling southbound near U.S. 79 about 4 a.m. before being confronted by a car heading the... read more

Dog Bites in Austin on the Rise

So far this year, more than 1,000 dog bites have been reported in Austin, according to city data.  If the trend continues, Austin would see the highest number of reported dog bites ever. The city is on pace to top the record of 1,700, though it is expected that the... read more

Three women, girl injured in car crash

Three women and one girl under 10 may have been seriously injured Monday afternoon after a multiple vehicular crash in Interstate 35 in North Austin. Around 2:32 p.m., a vehicle traveling northbound near the 10,000 block of North I-35 struck the rear of another car... read more

Woman dies after being struck by car

A woman in her 40s is dead after she was struck by a car at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Third Street early Monday morning, police said. About 5:36 a.m., officers responded to the crash and found the woman trapped under the car, police said. The woman was... read more

Medical condition causes fatal crash

A man was killed after he lost control of his car and hit a pedestrian Monday morning before striking a pole in South Austin, police said. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. near West Riverside and Barton Springs drives, police said. The man crossed a parking... read more

Takata to stop using ammonium nitrate

Japanese air bag supplier Takata has vowed to stop using ammonium nitrate as a propellant in kits being produced to replace some of its airbags, which so far have been tied to six deaths and more than 100 injuries. The change comes from testimony a Takata executive... read more

Teach teen drivers by example

Your speeches on driving responsibly won’t work with your teens unless you’re setting a good example. Many parents aren’t. A survey by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions shows that 91 percent of teens say... read more

Tort Reform Hurts Health Care for Everyone

An article in the Huffington Post posits that not only does tort reform not positively impact health care and its costs, but it actually leads to poorer care for all patients.  The article summarizes studies performed by the Northwestern University, Institute for... read more

Austin Road Deaths on Rise

Authorities said the alarming trend of fatal crashes slowed in 2014, but the pace of traffic deaths on Austin roadways so far this year has increased. Police records show there were three traffic fatalities in January 2014, but, so far this month, seven people have... read more

We made the top 100 insurance blogs

Though we are focused on accidents and injuries, we often write about insurance and the changes in the law since the whole purpose of insurance is to put an injured person back in the place they were before.  You can check out the infographic below (we’re number... read more

Watch for those yellow jackets in fall

Yellow jacket is the common name in North America for predatory wasps. They can be identified by their distinctive markings and a rapid, side to side flight pattern prior to landing. All females are capable of stinging. Despite the fear in humans, yellow jackets are... read more

Fire Prevention Week October 5-11

Theme for 2014: Smoke alarms save lives! Not all fires are the same. There are two kinds of smoke alarm technologies in common use: ionization and photoelectronic. They detect two different types of fire, say the experts at Ionization Smoke Alarms are... read more
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