In Texas, dog bites are one of the leading types of homeowners' insurance claims. Largely due to rising medical bills, the average claim amount has increased significantly since 2003.
Now that summer has finally ended, you may see more tour busses than usual in Fort Worth. Many times, these buses are on the road early in the morning or late at night. Most people are naturally drowsy at these times, especially if they recently changed work shifts. As a result, drowsy driver tour bus crashes are all too common this time of year.
Police have few leads after a driver rammed another vehicle as it pulled out of a private driveway. The negligent driver then fled the scene.
The over-65 fall injury statistics are not pretty. Roughly a third of these individuals fall every year, and the medical bills alone add up to some $34 billion per year.
If you have noticed more large trucks on Interstate 35W lately, you are not alone. Already, over two million trucks a year pass through Laredo, the southernmost point of I35, on their way north. Moreover, Customs and Border Patrol officials have recently taken steps to increase the flow of traffic.
As doctors better understand the nature and extent of dog bite injuries, the amount of damages has gone up. In fact, average compensation in dog bite claims has nearly doubled since 2003.