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Is drunk driving intentional misconduct?

Being involved in an accident on the roads is always a distressing experience. However, when you discover that the cause of the accident was that someone was driving drunk, you may also feel angry and anxious to seek justice. It is a frustrating and terrifying thought that there are still so many drivers who will get behind the wheel when they are under the influence of alcohol. Sadly, DUI accidents happen in Texas all the time, and the only recourse left to the victims is to pursue compensation and hope for a swift and full recovery.

Texas crash sends man to hospital

Every year in Texas, innumerable motorcyclists lose their lives in accidents on the roads. Worse still, many of these tragic incidents are preventable and happen because someone else on the road failed to drive with due care and attention. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injuries in the event of a crash as they do not have the protective shell of a vehicle around them. Even a helmet and other protective gear is not always enough to save them from serious harm.

Stop immediately if you are involved in a crash

When accidents occur on the roads, they can often be extremely serious, leaving the victims with grave injuries, or worse. Sadly, it is something that occurs in Texas all too often, as there are still too many negligent, reckless and careless drivers on the roads. A single mistake on the part of any of these individuals can quickly lead to a devastating accident, in which innocent people are put at risk.

Fault does not always lie with a driver

Every year in Texas sees innumerable accidents on the roads, many of which are caused by the negligence or recklessness of road users. Whether they are driving cars, vans or trucks, or even riding motorcycles, a single mistake can cause devastation and everyone else on the road is put at risk. Motor vehicle accidents often result in victims being seriously injured. Worse still, a large number of these incidents prove fatal.

How is liability proven in a truck accident case?

Not all truck drivers in Texas exercise the appropriate level of diligence and care when they are behind the wheel. Some even fail to take into account the potentially hazardous nature of the load their vehicle bears. A truck crash can have devastating enough consequences without having to factor in the possibility of the truck's cargo catching fire, exploding or posing any other risk to those caught up in the incident.

Be aware of hazards on the roads

As a motorcyclist in Texas, you may already be aware that the roads can be extremely dangerous. Aside from the potential for changing weather conditions and inattentive drivers, even the roads themselves can act as hazards, particularly if they have been poorly maintained. However careful you are, it only takes a single mistake for disaster to strike. To make things worse, that mistake does not even need to be your own.

What is negligence?

 

Many drivers in Texas have made a mistake on the road at one time or another. It is a terrifying experience as the slightest slip can have devastating consequences. Sadly, this happens all too often. While many accidents can be avoided if everyone on the road is paying attention, this does not always happen. People drive too fast or get distracted, so when something unexpected happens, they are not able to react in time.

New system could reduce drunk driving

In Texas, innumerable families are devastated each year by accidents on the roads, all too many of which are caused by drunk drivers. Whether they do not realize they are intoxicated, or they have simply chosen to disregard the law, these drivers put everyone else on the road at risk. Sadly, their intoxication can make them even more likely to make a mistake while driving, and it is often innocent people who pay the price.

Truck accidents can be life changing

Drivers in Texas know that the roads can become extremely busy and often dangerous. This is the case no matter who is on the road. However, when some of the road users are driving large vehicles such as trucks, the risk can increase dramatically. This is not to say that truck drivers themselves are any less diligent, but simply that when a truck crash occurs, these large vehicles can often cause far more damage than that brought about by a smaller vehicle.

You may be able to claim damages after your accident

It is no secret that drunk drivers in Texas are responsible for a tremendous number of accidents on the roads. Worse still, many of these incidents have devastating consequences, resulting in serious injuries or even death for many innocent people. The victims of these crashes can do nothing to protect themselves, as regardless of your own diligence as a driver, it is not always possible to predict the mistakes of others.

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