Fatal workplace accidents are tragic occurrences that happen to thousands of Americans each year. Thankfully, in 2012, the national number of workplace deaths actually dropped to the second lowest level that the country has seen in 20 years. However, this is not the case in Texas. Last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas showed an overall rise in fatal workplace accidents, resulting in a huge 23 percent increase.
Those who choose to drink and drive face very serious consequences. One can cause severe and even fatal damage to one's self and others, and one can also face harsh jail time after the fact. One Texas woman has recently realized the consequences of her poor actions. The woman caused a drunk driving accident that killed two people and injured another, and she has been sentenced to a sobering 38 years in prison.
If one is seriously injured in an accident, there is a good chance that one's life could be altered because of the consequences. One may have to make a huge adjustment to one's life due to the loss of a limb or paralysis. Texas's Attorney General Greg Abbott knows the long-term effects of being involved in an accident very well. This year, he is to receive half a million dollars from legal settlements about a personal injury claim from when he sustained a serious spinal cord injury, causing him to become a paraplegic.
When one is young, one wants to fit in with the crowd and be a part of the "cool" crowd. However, being "cool" can often entail dangerous and illegal activities such as underage drinking. When drinking in a crowd of people, the peer pressure can be dangerous enough, but when a young person attempts to drive home after partying, he puts his life in danger as well as every other driver on the road. A Texas young adult has discovered the very serious consequences of such reckless actions because the young adult killed a person and injured another in a car accident.