When traveling the roads, interstates, and highways, negligence on the part of one driver can lead to injuries and even death for others. Whether distracted driving, speeding, alcohol, or other factors are involved, when an injury or other damages occur due to negligence, the responsible driver may be liable for injuries.
Heavy loads and massive mechanical power make 18-wheelers and other large trucks extremely destructive if they are involved in an accident. The passengers of cars and smaller vehicles can suffer catastrophic damage if a negligent semi-truck driver collides with them.
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Everyday, millions of people walk to school, work, or other locations, but this activity can be dangerous if pedestrians are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,735 pedestrians were killed in auto-pedestrian accidents in 2013. Unfortunately for pedestrians, this number has been steadily rising for several years.
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Everyday millions of Americans rely on buses to get to and from work, school, and other places. Although these large vehicles are at the heart of our transportation system, their large size and high occupancy can make them incredibly dangerous for passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists.
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Accidents in cars and other common passenger vehicles are the most common source of injuries and fatalities to drivers and passengers. While thousands of vehicles move across streets every day, accidents occur in a variety of situations, with some causing life-altering injuries.
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Distracted Driving Accidents
Every year, more than 100,000 Texans are involved in car accidents caused by distracted driving. Each of these accidents could have been avoided if the drivers weren’t distracted from the task of driving.
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Drunk Driving Accidents
Operating a vehicle always carries a level of risk, but when a driver has been drinking, this danger greatly increases. With delayed reaction times and blurred vision, drunk drivers pose a serious threat to others on the road.
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What to do if you are in an accident
The stress of a car accident may leave you wondering what to do after an accident. There are important steps that you can take to document the incident and protect yourself and your legal rights.
Find out what to do after an auto accident