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Driving is a privilege, not a right. Every driver has a legal obligation to act in a manner prescribed by the law. Failure to do so can result in an accident.

The number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads of Texas and the rest of the United States has increased during the past year, even though millions of Americans spent much of that time stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOME IMPORTANT FACTS AND STATISTICS ON CAR ACCIDENTS.

  • In Texas, 3893 people were killed in automobile accidents during 2020, up from 3623 deaths in 2019. Surprisingly, traffic volumes were almost 50% below normal for majority of the year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
  • According to safety experts, the main reason for the rise in the number of accidents is fewer people and vehicles on the roads led to motorists speeding and losing control of their vehicles.
  • Crashes resulted in the death of 251 people in Houston in 2019.
  • Between 2014 and 2018, 1153 people were killed by Houston drivers.
  • Houston was the most dangerous city to drive in Texas in 2019 as 13% of all accidents in the state occurred in the city.
  • Average vehicle speeds in major metropolitan areas rose 22% in 2020.
  • 3 Houston highways were named in the list of most dangerous highways in the country. Interstate 10 in the Houston area was ranked number 5 on the most dangerous list.

If you or your loved one has been injured in an car accident anywhere in the Houston area due to the carelessness or negligence of another driver, or manufacturer of a defective vehicle or part of a vehicle, or a government agency, you should hire one of the prominent Car Accident Attorneys in Houston to represent you.

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Thousands of people are seriously injured each year by the negligent acts of individuals and businesses. These injuries can result in long-lasting and sometimes debilitating complications and leave victims with lingering mental and emotional trauma too.

The period following a personal injury accident can be stressful and confusing for victims who have to deal with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and insurance companies hell-bent on shrugging off liability and responsibility.

During such trying times hiring a Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer allows victims to focus on the healing process while the attorney tackles the insurance companies, and prepares and files a claim on the victims’ behalf.

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A severe personal injury can have a significant impact on your life. Beyond the injury itself, you have to deal with medical bills, paperwork, and insurance companies. It can be overwhelming, especially when you are trying to focus on recovery.

A victim of a personal injury has to enter into a legal battle with the defendant, and the insurance company to receive full compensation for Injuries sustained which is impossible without the able guidance of a competent and experienced personal injury lawyer.

TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A LAWYER!

If you have been hurt in an accident, a personal injury lawyer can help and guide you with what to do next.

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Guns do not injure people, people do. Gun owners have a duty to handle and maintain their guns responsibly and make sure that others are not able to access their guns, especially children.

A gunshot accident due to negligence occurs when the gun owner or shooter fails to exercise reasonable care and precaution when handling a gun due to lack of training, or him or her being impaired, or any other reason, thereby endangering the safety of others.

FACTS AND STATISTICS ON GUN-RELATED ACCIDENTS.

  • 31% of all households in the country have firearms, and 22% of American adults own one or more firearms.
  • Gun injuries are the second-leading cause of deaths among American children and teens and leading cause of death among high-school students.
  • There are 393 million guns in circulation in the United States.
  • 1 out of 3 homes with kids have guns.
  • Domestic violence is more likely to turn deadly with a gun in the house.
  • Most parents don’t think their children know where their guns are stored, but when researchers asked children directly, 40% of the children were able to correctly identify the location of a gun in their house.
  • Accidental gun deaths account for 1% of total gun-related deaths.
  • Around 77% of accidental gun deaths occur at home.

No one deserves to endure the physical and emotional trauma of a gunshot accident. If you or your loved one has been harmed in a gunshot accident, you need an experienced Houston gunshot accident lawyer by your side who will stand up to insurance companies and gun manufacturers and help you obtain adequate compensation.

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You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases the risks of crashing.

Distracted driving involves any activity that diverts your attention from the task of safe driving. It includes talking or texting on the phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in the vehicle, fiddling with the radio, or using navigation systems.

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) in partnership with state legislatures and local police leads the national efforts to save lives by preventing the menace of distracted driving. It educates Americans about the dangers of distracted driving and other risky driving behaviors. Many state legislatures have enacted laws against texting, talking on the phone while driving.

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