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Car collisions and avoidance systems: An idea whose time has come

At the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, PC, in Texas, we know what grievous injuries you and your passengers can suffer in a car crash, particularly one involving a head-on collision with another vehicle. What if you could reduce your risk of not only head-ons but also single-vehicle and sideswipe accidents by 11 percent? Would you do it?

When a car wreck results in catastrophic burn injuries

At the Law Office of Roland R Esparza, PC, in Texas, we know the devastating burn injuries you can receive in a car crash. Burns are some of the most painful injuries you can suffer, and burn victims sometimes die from their injuries. Luckily, vehicle fire fatalities are much rarer than home fire fatalities. The American Burn Association reports that in 2016, 3,275 Americans died from fire or smoke inhalation, but only 310 of them died in a vehicle.

The damaging costs of spinal cord injury

When Texan residents get into a serious car crash, they could end up facing damage to the spinal cord. Spine-related injuries are some of the most complex and potentially debilitating that a person can suffer from. They may have a significant impact on a person's daily living.

Car accidents and nerve damage

At the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., in Texas, we know that a car wreck can leave you with devastating physical, emotional and financial consequences. When you receive a serious injury such as nerve damage, its effects may last for a significant period of time, during which you not only suffer substantial pain, but also may not be able to go to work.

Talk, Text, Crash - Texas targets distracted drivers

The story goes that a teenage girl was driving her friends down a Texas highway when she briefly checked her phone. She did not survive the collision with an 18-wheeler she did not see coming. Thankfully, her friends did survive, and they are now warning other teens about how dangerous it is to use their phones while driving.

Staying calm after a car accident

It is often difficult for people to maintain a cool head under both the hot Texas sun and the extreme pressure of a car accident. Matters are only made worse when the incident caused injuries or severe damage. Due to the high incidence of automobile accidents in the state and these uncommon pressures, it could benefit anyone driving in Texas to know a few legal guidelines before setting out on the road.

How does alcohol impact a person’s driving skills?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, twenty eight people die every day in the United States due to an auto accident in which an alcohol impaired driver was a factor. Whether you consume a lot of drinks or just a few, there are a number of ways alcohol can impact your driving skills. 

This is how texting and other distractions affect driving ability

Many drivers in San Antonio don't think about the problem of distraction. But the reality is that distracted driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving, and distractions contribute to many car accidents and are a leading cause of traffic fatalities. 

Lake Worth car crash claims the life of Colleyville teen

The holidays are certainly a time when San Antonio residents are encouraged to exercise added caution while out on the roads. Increased traffic volumes due to people visiting family and friends can increase the risk of car accidents. Sadly, people cannot plan for the actions of others, and given that the holiday season is also often associated with parties and events (many of which serve alcohol), the chances of encountering a drunk driver on the road may also go up.