Category Archives : Safety

  • October 19, 2021

    Dangers of Parking on Highway Shoulders

    We have all seen 18-wheelers parked on the shoulder of a highway while driving to work or taking a road trip. It happens so frequently on interstate-10 traveling to or from San Antonio that it would not be uncommon to see six or seven 18-wheelers pulled over on the highway's shoulder. Is it illegal for 18-wheelers or commercial trucks to park there? More specifically, is the shoulder lane available for everyone to park on? The answers to these q...

  • July 15, 2021

    4 Tips for Safely Passing 18 Wheelers on the Highway

    4 Tips for Safely Passing 18 Wheelers on the Highway Sharing the road with 18 wheelers can be pretty daunting, especially when you’re passing them. While it may seem to car drivers that truck drivers rule the road, 72% of accidents between passenger vehicles and 18 wheelers are caused by car drivers. This is because many drivers don’t understand the extra caution required to drive safely near large trucks. Luckily, we at Cesar Ornelas Law ar...

  • July 7, 2021

    Top 10 Areas for Truck Accidents Nationwide

    One of the most tragic kinds of vehicle accidents involves a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle. So many drivers are at risk every time they drive next to a truck, and they might not even know it. Whether you drive a commercial truck for work or you’re driving a passenger vehicle, be aware of the best practices to use on the highway. Cesar Ornelas Law wants to make the roads safer places to drive. We see the consequences of driving mist...

  • July 1, 2021

    Celebrating Safely This 4th Of July (2021 Edition)

    Independence Day is one of our most beloved holidays in the USA. With poolside parties, grills working overtime and relaxation with family and friends, you can easily be lulled into a sense of security. Another of our favorite ways to celebrate this holiday is using fireworks. While the bursts of color in the sky may be beautiful, fireworks are actually responsible for thousands of trips to the emergency room every year. The team at Cesar Ornel...

  • June 23, 2021

    4 Teen Driving Safety Tips

    4 Teen Driving Safety Tips When you turn 16 and get your driver’s license, it’s as if the world is at your fingertips. All most teens want to do with their newfound freedom is hit the open road as often as possible. But car crashes are the second leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. -- driving can be just as dangerous as it is fun. Here are four tips for parents and teens alike to keep in mind when sending a new driver onto the road....

  • June 9, 2021

    Seat Belt Statistics to Keep in Mind

    Seat Belt Statistics to Keep in Mind In the state of Texas, wearing your seat belt isn’t a suggestion -- it’s against the law to not do so. Failing to make sure everyone in the car wears their seat belts will result in a $200 fine and the amount increases to $250 for children under eight years old (or under 4 ft. 9 in.) that aren’t properly restrained. Still not convinced to buckle up? Here are some seat belt safety statistics you should k...

  • May 17, 2021

    What to Do If A Deer Jumps in Front of Your Moving Vehicle

    What to Do If A Deer Jumps in Front of Your Moving Vehicle Hundreds of thousands of deer are hit by cars -- or hit cars -- every year in the U.S. Car accidents involving deer are almost always fatal to the animal and can cause significant vehicle damage, but it’s possible to mitigate that damage. Here’s what you should do if a deer jumps in front of your moving car. Don’t Swerve Swerving to avoid hitting an animal, deer or otherwise, is da...

  • April 22, 2021

    How to Avoid Hydroplaning in Rainy Weather

    When vehicles slide causing or not an Auto collision, or skid across the water, it’s called hydroplaning. This occurs when your car’s tires come into contact with more water than they can scatter, or move away from the tire. As a result, the tires lose traction and slide on a thin layer of water. If you find yourself hydroplaning in wet weather, remember to stay calm and resist the urge to slam on your brakes (unless you have anti-lock br...

  • April 8, 2021

    6 Safety Tips For Driving in Fog

    A foggy morning isn’t uncommon, but the driving conditions are deadlier than you think. According to The Weather Channel, there are over 31 thousand fog-related car accidents every year in the U.S. Here are some tips for driving in fog to help you stay safe and avoid an accident. Take it Slow When driving conditions become less than optimal, the best thing you can do is slow down. If it’s foggy, plan to take extra time to reach your destinat...

  • April 5, 2021

    Smartphone Features That Could Save Your Life

    Smartphone technology has become so integral in making our lives more efficient. With applications for nearly anything you can think of, we have more open communication with the world and knowledge than ever before. As smart technology has grown, safety and health concerns have grown with it. Most people don’t know just how many features and apps smartphones support that can provide extra safety and security in your everyday lives.  Cesar Or...