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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.

Understanding whiplash injuries

If you injure your neck or back in a Texas car crash, you stand a good chance of receiving a whiplash injury. This is particularly true if the crash results from another vehicle rear-ending you. Spine-Health.com explains that a whiplash occurs when the impact of your crash makes your head and neck violently jerk forward and backward, thereby injuring their nerves and tissues.

Can a car crash paralyze you?

If you become the victim of a Texas car crash in which you injure your back, the unfortunate answer to the title question is “yes, a car crash can paralyze you.” Where the paralysis occurs depends on which part of your spine becomes injured.

How social media could damage your car injury case

Many people today eagerly share many aspects of their personal lives over social media. However, posting too much information can be a problem if you are the victim of a car accident on a Texas road and are in the midst of a legal case. The reason is because disclosing the wrong information online could be perilous to winning the proper compensation for your injuries. 

What does loss of consortium mean?

If you or your spouse becomes injured in a Texas car crash or if (s)he dies as the result of someone’s negligence or misconduct, you have the right to sue the responsible person and/or entity. As FindLaw explains, one of the things for which you can sue is loss of consortium, i.e., your loss of the intangible benefits (s)he provided you or you provided him or her prior to the accident.