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Texas hit and run causes deaths of two teenaged sisters

It is difficult enough for families in Texas to face losing one family member as the result of a car crash; to lose two at the same time may be almost unbearable. Nevertheless, that is what a family from Frisco, Texas, is going through at this very moment due to a crash that took the lives of two sisters, both teenagers, last Saturday. Authorities arrested a 61-year-old man whom they claim was responsible for the crash and who allegedly left the scene following the collision. 

The risk of an accident following a breakup

Drivers can become emotionally distressed for countless reasons, whether they just found out that they lost their job, or they are worried about an upcoming move to a new home. However, romantic issues can be especially devastating, and many people are emotionally distraught when they find out that their girlfriend or boyfriend decided to end the relationship, or that their spouse wants to file for a divorce. When these hardships arise, drivers may be more likely to cause a collision.

Are hands-free cellphones a safe option for drivers?

Although it is not illegal for you to use a hand-held cellphone while driving in Texas, many states have banned this practice because of its deadly consequences. As a result, many people have started using hands-free cellphones while behind the wheel to limit their risk of becoming involved in a deadly car accident. Yet, studies show that using a hands-free cellphone to talk to friends or family while operating a vehicle may not be the safest option.

Steroid use and aggressive driving

People take steroids for many different reasons, whether they want to improve their physical appearance or perform at a higher level in a particular sport or activity. However, steroid use can bring a number of unwanted consequences into the lives of users, affecting them from a physical and even emotional point of view in different ways. Also referred to as ‘roid rage’, some people become very aggressive when they are taking steroids. Unfortunately, this can impact their ability to drive and, ultimately, may result in a motor vehicle collision.

Panic attacks and car accidents

A motor vehicle collision may happen for any number of reasons, whether a driver tries to use their phone when they should be focusing on the road or two vehicles collide because of icy conditions. In this post, we will look into a less common reason why these crashes occur: panic attacks. Although panic attacks may not cause very many crashes in comparison to other risk factors, it is very important to be aware of this issue if you or anyone in your family struggles with panic attacks. Moreover, another driver may behave erratically on the road because they are experiencing a panic attack.

Vigilant motorists can help protect pedestrians

As with many areas around the nation, Texas is a place that many people call home. Each day, when people commute to their various commitments around the state, they must walk or drive around each other. This requires everyone to exercise a great deal of vigilance in seeing that they walk or drive safely, especially in high-traffic areas. 

A third of American teenagers admit to texting and driving

While Texas and other states have taken steps in recent years to tighten their laws relating to cellphone use in the car, teenagers across the state and nation continue to text at high rates, endangering everyone on the road as they do so. At the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we have seen the devastating impact texting and driving has on Americans and families, and we have helped many people who suffered injury or lost loved ones because of someone else’s actions pursue recourse.

When a car crash results in a TBI

At the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, PC, in Texas, we know that a car crash can turn your life upside down. You could suffer serious injuries, one of the most catastrophic of which is a traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that upward of 286,000 people suffer a TBI each year in a car crash.

The basics of car seat safety

When Texas residents get into a motor vehicle collision, they may worry that their child has sustained an injury. When young children are properly secured in their car seats, they are typically safer if a collision occurs, so it is important for people to understand the basics of car seat safety.

Risk of drunk driving accidents increases near New Year’s Eve

Once Christmas is over, don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet about intoxicated drivers on the road. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and as we at the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., are aware, this is a prime time for drunk driving accidents in Texas and across the country.