At a congressional hearing in May 2019, the president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving called for automakers to put more effort into making drunk driver prevention systems. Drunk driving is a serious issue, contributing to 29% of all roadway fatalities in Texas and across the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that in 2017, there were 11,000 deaths and over 200,000 injuries resulting from drunk driving crashes.
Many drivers in Texas allow themselves to be distracted behind the wheel even though they know it's risky. An online study from Wakefield Research showed that almost half of respondents consider distracted driving to be a top roadway concern. However, the nearly 2,000 participants also used their phones behind the wheel for an average of 13 minutes a day.
Spring has arrived, which means the start of severe weather season for much of the country. As you can imagine, the need to quickly escape a natural disaster comes with other hazards like the risk of getting into a car accident. In such cases, there would likely be no grounds for victims to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit – it seems clear that the severe weather was primarily to blame.
In Texas, numerous residents and visitors to the state suffer injuries in auto accidents every year. Were you or family member one of the unfortunate? If so, have you thought about compensation and how much you will really need to recover and move forward?