Unfortunately, a number of mishaps could take place on roadways that lead to serious accidents. Though many serious car accidents are preventable, some events may have been unpredictable. Still, those unpredictable events could lead to severe or even fatal injuries to travelers, and families may be left with questions.
Negligence can substantially affect people's lives in various capacities. In some cases, a driver's negligence can easily cause a serious crash that results in others suffering serious or fatal injuries as an outcome. After such an event, the families of any deceased victims may have reason to file civil claims against the negligent driver.
No family wants to suddenly lose a loved one, especially someone of a young age. Unfortunately, fatal incidents happen every day, and car accidents are among the most common. It can be difficult for families of victims to know where to turn after such an event, but some may find it useful to consider their legal options.
Many parents find it joyful and nerve-wracking to watch their children grow and try new things. They often feel nervous sending their kids out on the road as teenagers because car accidents can take place at any time. Unfortunately, young people are not immune to suffering serious or fatal injuries in such events when they occur.
Car accidents happen daily in almost every town. It's an accepted risk all take when getting into a vehicle. What isn't expected is to be involved in an accident when not even inside the vehicle. That is what happened to some San Antonio shoppers recently who were victims of a drunk driving accident while loading their purchases into their cars.
Recently, a 54-year-old man was traveling in the westbound lanes of a busy Texas parkway when something went wrong. According to reports, he lost control of his truck, striking a concrete guardrail. This caused his vehicle to rebound back to the left, entering the median and hitting a metal guardrail. The collision with the guardrail sent the truck airborne and into the eastbound lanes and oncoming traffic. Seven vehicles were involved in the resulting car accident.
The popularity of street racing has skyrocketed over recent years, and some television shows even glorify it and make it appear fun and lucrative. What is not stressed enough is just how dangerous a hobby like this can be. Far too many drivers have been killed in accidents involving street racing, and those deaths don't just involve the racers, as innocent bystanders are often caught in the crossfire. That was the case this week when a Texas man lost his life in a car accident involving street racing.
Texas is experiencing growing numbers of accidents involving bicycle riders on the state's highways. Some experts recommend the passage of a safe passing law that will regulate how motorized vehicles treat cyclists and will promote safe sharing of roadways with cyclists. The most recent incident in the state resulted in the death on Sept. 10 of a 19-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle on a road in Mercedes. A woman was killed and another suffered serious injuries from a motor vehicle collision a few weeks before that on a road outside of Harlingen.
There are a variety of different ways to safely and legally utilize Texas roadways. Unfortunately, the action of some drivers place others at risk, especially when motorcyclists are involved. When car accidents do involve motorcycles, the lack of relative protection often leaves riders facing serious injuries.
A school community of an elementary school in Texas was rocked on the first school day when a fatal accident occurred in the parking lot. A police chief in El Paso says an investigation into the crash is underway. Although he noted that the man who caused the accident was at fault, no charges were immediately filed against the alleged negligent driver.