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Who is at risk during a car accident?

For most residents of Texas, driving, or at least being a passenger in a motor vehicle, is part of their everyday routine. It is an easy thing to take for granted and to feel overly confident about. However, it is a tragic reality that every year in the state, countless accidents occur on the roads, resulting in serious injuries or worse.

It only takes the most minor of errors for disaster to strike. A brief distraction, fatigue, a misjudgement of speed or distance. In other cases no fault lies with the driver at all, but with the vehicle, road or weather conditions. Whatever the case, the consequences can be severe and these crashes can often cost lives.

Furthermore, as this article on road accidents explains, it is not only the drivers and passengers of the vehicles who are at risk, but even pedestrians in the vicinity of the crash. Without the protection of a vehicle to shield them, pedestrians can be badly hurt by such incidents and the results can often be fatal.

It is hard to know where to turn or what to do next when you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident. You may find yourself wondering how and why such a thing could have happened and whether it could have been prevented. If the accident was the result of someone else?s negligence, you may even be keen to see them held accountable for their actions.

Whatever the case, it can be hard to handle legal proceedings when you are overwhelmed by grief. However, an attorney may be able to offer some support. He or she can advise you on the best course of action to take and may be able to assist you with pursuing justice and remuneration for your loss.

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