Car Accidents

By the time you finish reading this page, a car crash will likely have occurred somewhere in Texas. One report from the Texas Department of Transportation found someone was injured in a car crash every two minutes and seven seconds. According to a new study from the Insurance Institute for…

Car Accident Lawyer | Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC

A recent report published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) suggests that rear automatic braking systems may significantly reduce the frequency and severity of reverse rear-end accidents. In its study of car accident-avoidance technologies, IIHS compared rear automatic braking features with other driver assistance systems. It concluded that…

Top 5 safety tips for experienced drivers

When you’ve been a licensed driver for many years, it’s easy to get a bit too comfortable behind the wheel. While you probably paid close attention to the rules of the road as a newly licensed teenager, many experienced drivers become less meticulous as they get older. Driving is an…

Inspecting Tire Tread Using a Penny

You’re driving on a wet road when you have to stop suddenly. You hit the brakes. Your car skids and then skids some more. While you can see the accident unfolding before your eyes, you are powerless to stop it. Nothing is wrong with your brakes. You weren’t speeding. The…

Red and White Wrong Way Road Sign Post Over Sky

Wrong-way driving may not be as frequent an occurrence as other roadway hazards, but when it does occur, the damage can be devastating. The National Transportation Safety Board reports that wrong-way collisions account for just three percent of all accidents on the high-speed divided highways of the United States. They are, however,…

Top 5 safety tips for experienced drivers

Texas is one of many states to raise its speed limit since 2011. In raising the maximum speed limit, Texas has become part of a “national trend,” on rising limits, as more and more locations throughout the U.S. have decided to allow motorists to go faster lawfully. In fact, Star Tribune reports Texas…