The shoulders are highly vulnerable to injuries when involved in an accident. Especially at risk are motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians when they land hard on their shoulders and back when struck by a vehicle. Many car accidents in Texas cause victims to suffer significant injuries that affect their ability to earn a living potentially well into the future.
Cars, pickup trucks and SUVs with advanced semi-autonomous safety systems are becoming increasingly popular in Texas, and recent studies suggest that these features may be preventing accidents and saving lives. The systems can stop vehicles from drifting out of their lanes and apply their brakes automatically to avert a collision. Researchers from a leading data analytics company say that driver aids can reduce accident injuries by 27% and decrease property damage claims by 19%.
At the Kyle Law Firm in Texas, we represent many clients who have suffered a traumatic injury as the result of a car crash. We therefore know that one of the most horrible injuries you can sustain in a car crash is that of severe burns. Unfortunately, your car’s enclosed interior plus the number of things inside it that can catch fire or get hot enough to burn you make for the perfect storm to put you at risk for receiving severe or even fatal burns if your accident proves to be a fiery one.
Many motorists in Texas and across the United States have gotten upset with other drivers while trying to navigate busy roadways. In fact, a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that approximately 80 percent of motorists have felt angry or enraged while driving at least one time within the last year. This road rage has contributed to a number of catastrophic car accidents, injuries and deaths. What is the cause of such rage while behind the wheel? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, delays in traffic and people running late to work, a meeting or an appointment are some of the most common reasons why people get frustrated while driving. Others have a total disregard for the law and may feel a sense of anonymity when traveling in their vehicles.
You might be staying in your hometown during the holidays, or you could have plans to visit distant loved ones. No matter what your holiday travel plans are this season, our team at the Kyle Law Firm wants you and other Texas residents to stay safe. For most people, this includes getting enough rest before getting behind the wheel.
Allstate has just released its 14th annual America’s Best Drivers Report, which ranks the 200 largest U.S. cities on the frequency of car crashes. The rankings, which are based on Allstate claims data, also calculate how the likelihood of each city’s residents to be in car crashes compared the average U.S. driver. American drivers, on average, are in a car crash every ten years or so.
You’re likely quite familiar with the term “distracted driving” and may even have been a distracted driver yourself at some point in your driving career. In fact, most drivers become distracted from time to time, perhaps without even realizing it. The problem is that operating a motor vehicle in a distracted state can lead to collision, which can cause injuries, which can change lives, forever.
We all know that driving while distracted is dangerous. When we think about distracted driving behavior, we usually think about activities that take our eyes off the road or our hands off the wheel. Therefore, two of the most commonly discussed distracted driving behaviors are texting and hand-held phone calls while driving.