Accident Victim Questions

Posted on behalf of Houssiere, Durant, Houssiere (HDH) Attorneys on June 27, 2016. At HDH, our clients call us for a number of reasons, but the underlying concern is always the same. They’re worried about the financial impact their injuries will have on their families. It’s understandable. After all, medical bills are still the leading cause…

OGA Texas Bus Crash

Officials have reported that a total of 8 individuals were killed and 44 others injured in Saturday’s OGA Charters rollover bus accident that occurred near Laredo, Texas. The charter bus owned by OGA Charters (based in San Juan) was headed up U.S. 83 from Rio Grande to the Kickapoo casino in Eagle Pass. About 50…

Update: Recall of Exploding Takata Airbags Expanded

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall, which has been expanded multiple times, now includes 17 million vehicles in the United States and 25 million vehicles worldwide. Recently, on April 16,…

Motor Vehicle Accidents

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A CAR WRECK? The first thing you should do following a car accident is to call the police so that an accident report can be prepared. Although the police do not always prepare an accident report, they will always require the other driver to properly identify themselves and their insurance…

7.8 Millions of Exploding Takata Airbags Recalled

[share title=”Post to Your Networks” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall has increased to now include at least 7.8 million vehicles in the United States. According to regulators, heat and humidity can cause the…

GM SUVs a Fire Danger, Not Safe Indoors

[share title=”Title” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] GM is telling customers to park their SUVs outdoors after issuing a recall on 189,000 vehicles.  The recall is in relation to power window switches in the driver’s side doors that can catch fire.  This is GM’s third attempt to recall vehicles affected by the defect. …

26% of Car Wrecks Involve Phones

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Cellphone use is now estimated to be involved in 26% of all motor vehicle crashes – up from 25% last year, according to “Injury Facts”, the annual survey from the National Safety Council released this past March. But it’s not texting of checking status updates- widely…

Vehicle Rollovers

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Most serious automobile accidents involve vehicle rollovers. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) has recognized that sport utility vehicles are particularly prone to rollovers; the fatality rate per million vehicles is between two and three times greater for sport utility vehicles (SUV), particularly Ford Bronco…

GM Announces Payout for Victims of Faulty Ignition Switch

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] GM will pay $1 million to the families of those who died in accidents caused by a defective ignition switch in a GM vehicle. Added to that will be $300,000 for each surviving spouse and dependent, as well as a calculation of life time earnings lost.…