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Even a minor Texas car accident can have a lasting effect

Motorists understand that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle involves risk. Each driver is obligated to act in accordance with traffic and safety regulations in order to maintain safe travel routes. Texas is a busy place with hundreds of thousands of vehicles sharing roadways on a daily basis. When a car accident occurs, the effects can be both unexpected and long-lasting.

Even a minor collision can result in injury. Such injuries may require ongoing medical care and long-term therapy in recovery. This type of care often causes undue financial stress for victims who were unprepared for such expenses.

Drunk driving accidents can ruin holidays in Texas

During the holidays in Texas, people spend more time than usual on the road, driving to and from various social events and family gatherings. From shoppers to daily work commuters, tourists, visitors and more, the increase in holiday traffic sometimes results in motor vehicle collisions. Drunk driving accidents are also a concern for many, especially those who have suffered injury because of another person's choice to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking alcohol.

The Texas Department of Transportation reported 42 alcohol-related deaths from accidents between New Year's Eve 2014 and early Jan. 2015. The mayor of El Paso recently stated that he is always looking for new ways to improve roadway safety in light of the fatalities that have already occurred. Various free-ride services and other programs have been implemented in the hope of discouraging motorists from driving drunk.

Texas university president in car accident involving pedestrians

Texas motorists who share the roads are obligated to act with caution and in accordance with traffic regulations in order to maintain safety for themselves and others. However, drivers are not the only ones on the roads at all times. Often, pedestrians cross paths with motorists, thus calling for extreme safety measures both on the part of those traveling on foot and those operating motor vehicles in the area in order to prevent a car accident from occurring. The president of the University of North Texas, Mr. Smatresk, was recently involved in an accident in which he was the driver of the car.

Apparently, after making a left hand turn on the road, his vehicle struck two pedestrians who were crossing the street. It was just after 9 p.m. and Mr. Smatresk had reportedly just left a shopping center at the time.The 40-year-old man and 25-year-old woman who were struck both suffered injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Texas fatal car accidents could spawn criminal charges

Every motorist in Texas is obligated to operate a vehicle according to safety and traffic regulations. Cautious driving and adherence to traffic laws helps travelers avoid collisions and maintain roadway safety. Unfortunately, not all who take to the road comply with traffic regulations. In fact, fatal car accidents are frequently caused by reckless drivers.

A tragedy occurred on a recent Sunday in El Paso involving a single motor vehicle that carried two occupants. A 23-year-old man was driving the car at the time. He is now facing criminal charges for the death of the man who was his passenger.

Multiple injuries suffered in motor vehicle accident in Texas

Texas highways are full of traveling motorists every day. Often, construction zones and other area anomalies pose potential hazards and obstacles to moving traffic. A momentary lapse in judgment behind the wheel can result in collisions that wreak havoc upon a roadway. A recent motor vehicle accident resulted in multiple injuries that caused six people to become hospitalized.

Three trucks were involved in a crash just after 11 p.m. on a recent Sunday. Apparently, one truck driver decelerated as the vehicle approached a construction zone on the road. Moments later, another truck hit the rear of the one that had slowed down. A third truck is said to have swerved around the others in order to avoid another collision; that vehicle flipped over onto its side.

Burn injuries can cause permanent disabilities

Those in Texas who suffer a catastrophic injury due to another person's negligence may face a lifetime of treatments and daily living assistance just to function. Burn injuries often result in severe and lasting disfigurement, as well as a need for ongoing reconstructive surgeries. It is understandable that the innocent victim of an accident or crime would want to seek justice against those believed to be responsible.

The Leigh Law Firm is committed to assisting clients whose lives have been torn apart in the aftermath of suffering catastrophic injuries. Our dedicated team of attorneys is prepared to help you seek accountability against those who are believed to be at fault for your suffering. As your legal advocates, we will guide you through the often complicated process of filing a personal injury claim in a civil court.

Texas fatal accidents sometimes lead to legal actions

It is difficult to imagine something more devastating than learning a loved one has suffered an untimely death in a car accident. When a collision is the result of another motorist's negligence, the grief becomes exacerbated. Some Texas fatal accidents result in victims' immediate family members filing legal claims in civil court on their loved ones' behalves.

The Leigh Law Firm is dedicated to helping clients who choose to act under the guidance of an experienced attorney when filing wrongful death claims in court. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is strenuous enough without the added emotional pain of knowing that his or her death was caused by a driver's negligence. Our legal team is prepared to guide you through the process of seeking compensation on behalf of your beloved family member.

Texas car accident permanently injures young boy

Traveling on busy Texas highways involves a certain amount of risk. However, motorists and passengers have the right to reasonably assume that other drivers will act with safety behind the wheels of their vehicles. When a car accident occurs due to recklessness on the part of another driver, it can leave a trail of devastation in its wake.

One family is well aware of the long-term suffering that reckless driving sometimes causes. In 2011, father and son, then 2 years old, were traveling together in the family car. Suddenly, their uneventful travels turned to chaos and tragedy when two other vehicles, reportedly involved in a road-rage battle, slammed into their car.

Some Texas spinal cord injuries caused by gun violence

Gun violence is an ongoing problem in Texas and throughout the United States. Some streets/neighborhoods prove more dangerous than others. Suffering a gunshot wound can lead to severe spinal cord injuries, as well as other serious bodily harm. Many times, a victim who survives gun violence needs medical care and living assistance for the rest of his or her life.

In a city in another state where gun violence is known to be the leading cause of spine injuries, those who survive often need help with every aspect of daily living. From eating to bathing to changing various medical tubes, the care necessitated by a gunshot wound near the spine can be tremendously expensive, sometimes costing more than $2 million over the span of one's life. Those living with permanent spinal injuries are also susceptible to other medical ailments.

Texas fatal accidents sometime caused by failure to yield

Texas is one of the largest states in the union. On a daily basis, highways are filled with thousands of motorists, all obligated to adhere to traffic and safety regulations for the common good of all travelers. Driver negligence and recklessness often lead to collisions; something as seemingly minor as failing to yield a right-of-way can cause fatal accidents.

This appears to have been the case on a recent Saturday in Karnes County. A 41-year-old male was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer headed west. A public safety trooper said that the driver came to an intersection and stopped at a stop sign.