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Serious penalties for DWI with a child passenger

Texas has an unfortunate reputation for a high number of car accidents related to drunk driving. The state has created several laws designed to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents. Most of these laws have escalating penalties for repeat offenders. However, there are serious consequences for the first offense when a person drives under the influence of alcohol with a child in the car.

Do not ignore pain after an accident

Drivers who get into a car accident in Texas may not think anything is physically wrong with them, especially if it was a minor fender bender. However, even small car accidents can result in bodily injury, and victims should not ignore symptoms, or else it can lead to major issues in the future. Some symptoms take time to appear, so it is important to handle things correctly with the insurance company and other driver so the proper party pays for injury treatment.

Piecing your life together after a scooter accident

Traffic accidents happen in many different ways and they involve different types of vehicles. While trucks, SUVs and smaller cars are often involved in wrecks, it is important to recognize that motorcyclists, bicyclists and those riding scooters or mopeds may also be involved in a serious collision. If you have been hit by a reckless driver while operating a scooter, you may be going through all sorts of different challenges. From physical pain due to an injury to mental trauma and financial consequences, these accidents can be overwhelming.

How can I avoid road rage?

Driving angry is never a good thing. Not only can it distract you from the task at hand, it can also result in dangerous altercations with you and other motorists. Knowing how to avoid road rage behaviors, both in yourself and when other drivers display them, will help keep you safe on the road. That's why Geico offers the following tips to Houston motorists. 

Explaining the elements of negligent entrustment

Most say that any time you can walk away from a car accident in Houston you should count yourself lucky, yet those who subscribe to this notion may never have been involved in such an incident themselves. A common element you may often feel following an accident is frustration, whether that be for having to deal with medical, needing to take time away from work to recover, or being left without the use of your vehicle. Those frustrations may be compounded even further if you discover that the person who hit you has a history of poor driving. In such cases, many come to our team here at Charles J. Argento asking if there might be a way to hold however allowed such drivers access to vehicles responsible. 

How many distracted driving deaths occur?

There are countless ways in which drivers become distracted on the road. Common distractions include using a phone or a GPS while behind the wheel, but there are many other things that can divert someone’s attention when they should be focusing on the road. For example, a driver may talk with other people in the car, reach for food, adjust the radio or become distracted for some other reason. Sadly, this behavior has cost many lives over the years, and even more people have been seriously hurt in these wrecks.

How can pedestrian accidents involving kids be prevented?

Young children are especially likely to find themselves involved in pedestrian accidents, and there are a number of reasons why kids walk on a daily basis. Some walk to school, while others may find themselves alongside the road to visit a friend, get exercise or play. There are a number of important tips to keep in mind if you are the parent of a young pedestrian, and you should make sure that they know how to stay safe.

Houston crash injures six, kills one

Many in Houston may wonder where does a driver's responsibility to see to the safety of their passengers end. It is likely understood that a driver is to avoid any dangerous or reckless behavior behind the wheel, yet what about ensuring that their passengers are wearing seatbelts or other safety restraints? While it may be easy to understand why a driver is expected to make sure that any children traveling in their vehicles are safely secured, some might argue that the same responsibility should not be extended to adults. After all, adults should be able to understand the risks associated with not wearing a seatbelt, yet still, drivers can be held liable for not insisting that all of their passengers are restrained. 

Are hands-free devices safe to use while driving?

Many drivers realize the dangers associated with texting while operating a vehicle and other behaviors that are against the law in many states. However, some may wonder whether it is safe to use a hands-free device while driving. After all, if someone can hold a conversation with another person over the phone without using their hands, they will be able to keep their hands on the wheel and should be less distracted than if they were holding a phone with one of their hands. However, hands-free devices can also be very distracting, regardless of whether they are legal to use or not.

Car accident injuries and marital problems

Auto accident victims may face numerous challenges as they try to move forward from the accident, especially if they are struggling with a debilitating injury such as a broken back or brain trauma as a result of hitting their head in the collision. However, the consequences of a car collision can extend far beyond physical injuries and they may also include financial problems, emotional challenges and difficulties in personal relationships. For example, some people who are injured in a car wreck may face hurdles in their marriage.

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