A severe accident in another part of the country left seven motorcyclists dead. The motorcyclists were reportedly part of a group of active and former Marines who enjoyed riding their motorcycles together. The tragic story attracted national media attention.
There are many private and public media awareness campaigns designed to help people in Texas and throughout the rest of the country understand just how dangerous distracted driving is, but we should not overlook another danger that has been present on the roads since the automobile was invented: drunk driving. But, just how dangerous is drunk driving?
Our readers in the Austin area are probably used to seeing news reports about car accidents here or there, but any time a fatality is involved it can be a shock for the local community. That was the case in an incident from earlier this year, in which a Capital Metro bus struck a bicyclist, resulting in the bicyclist's death.
Austin sees a number of car accidents every year, so it is fortunate that the vast majority are only "fender benders." The fact is, there is a very real possibility that anyone involved in a car accident can suffer minor or even serious injuries. In the worst of these accidents, there is a fatality. When Texas residents are injured in car accidents, they may have legal options to explore. So, what are some basics questions about a personal injury claim that our readers should have answered?
Hundreds of Texas residents are involved in car accidents each year. Many are simple fender-benders, while others are quite serious. When damage to property and injuries to drivers and passengers occur, the victims will want to be sure to take the right steps to protect their legal rights.
Thousands of car accidents occur in America each year, with many occurring in Texas. We all know by now the danger of drunk drivers on the roads, as private and public campaigns to raise awareness about drunk driving have been active for decades. Unfortunately, there are still some drivers who take the chance of driving after consuming too much alcohol.
Many of our readers in Texas likely saw the horrific news recently about a motor vehicle collision involving a semi-truck and a school bus. It is the stuff of nightmares for any parent, and it is a miracle that there were no fatalities.
Cellphones have undeniably changed American culture. While at one time, everyone was tied to a landline if they wanted to make a call, cellphones have now become the dominant form of communication. Not only that, but people can do even more on their cellphones these days, like send text messages and emails and look at the Internet. Unfortunately, this technological revolution has led to a dangerous side effect: drivers throughout the country are more distracted than ever.
This past Labor Day weekend was a good example of a time when family and friends get together to spend time together, catch up with each other and, generally, just have a good time. For many, including thousands of Texas residents, the good times includes drinking alcohol. While drinking alcohol doesn't always lead to problems, it certainly can when an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Being in a motor vehicle accident is bad enough. There are things though that could make this terrifying experience even worse for a person. One is if the vehicle that hit him or her then speeds off.