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.
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.
"Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than cars." No kidding! Bikers fly through Texas on Interstate 10 all the time, and motorists in passenger vehicles as well as semitruck drivers have to be paying close attention to notice them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a Texas resident, you probably are aware that a new law went into effect on September 1. As reported by the Star-Telegram, on that date Texas joined 46 other states in banning texting while driving. You still have the right to use your cellphone to talk hands-free, as well as to use it to seek emergency help, report a crime, operate a GPS or play music.
Distracted driving has become a huge problem both in San Antonio and throughout the rest of the U.S. in recent years. There is literally no shortage of activities and elements that can pull one's attention away from the road. A distracted driver can often be just as dangerous as a drunk driver. Certain technologies have been introduced into vehicles to help protect people from drunk drivers. Proponents of these likely never anticipated that their use could lead to further dangerous driving by introducing distractions.