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What is a safety-related auto defect?

Texan residents like you rely on your car to get where you need to go. Unfortunately, the roads are filled with dangers, some of which may even originate from your own vehicle. For example, defective manufacturing contributes to safety-related auto defects, and you may not even be aware of the recalls.

Is that whiplash injury serious?

As a Texan who has been in a car crash before, you may have ended up with soft tissue injuries in the aftermath. One of the most common injuries is whiplash, but despite how common it may be, that does not necessarily mean that it is not serious.

6 injured in 3-vehicle accident on Texas highway

The blame for a rear-end collision in Texas almost always rests with the driver of the vehicle that strikes others from behind. This is especially true when the driver of the other vehicle(s) stop lawfully at an intersection or crossing because even if the driver sees the oncoming vehicle approach, there is little he or she can do to avoid the collision without further endangering the lives of all vehicle occupants. A rear-end collision last week on Highway 73 in Texas reportedly involved three vehicles. Altogether, six people involved in the accident went to the hospital, three of whom received serious injuries and one of whom required transportation by helicopter. 

What do you do after a hit and run?

Texan residents like you expect the roads to be relatively safe for pedestrians and motorists alike. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. We at the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. are here to help explain what to do in the aftermath of a hit and run incident.

Why do so many people believe the hands-free myth?

A deadly myth has made its way across Texas and the rest of the country. It states that hands-free cellphone usage while driving is perfectly safe. Nothing could be further from the truth. In no way does your hands-free cellphone usage equate with risk-free cellphone usage while you drive.

Driving drowsy can be as dangerous as driving drunk

Texas is a big state and a lot of drivers spend many hours crossing the state in a vehicle, whether a commercial trucking vehicle or a personal one. Empty roads and long hours can combine to create the perfect atmosphere for drowsy driving, which is extremely dangerous for everyone on the road. According to the National Sleep Foundation, one third of drivers have fallen asleep while driving at one point and 66% of drivers say they have driven drowsy.

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.