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What Is Distracted Driving and How Can I Prevent It?

Among the many hazards facing drivers in San Antonio, distracted driving ranks pretty high. More than just using a mobile device behind the wheel, distracted driving encompasses a range of seemingly innocuous behaviors, including conversing with passengers and eating behind the wheel. To prevent potentially deadly accidents from occurring, the Federal Communications Commission offers the following advice.

Drunk driving remains a killer on Texas roads

With the plethora of public awareness campaigns and education about the dangers of drunk driving provided by advocacy groups and others, you might believe that people are finally getting the message and are willing to hang up their keys if they are going to drink. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Drunk driving continues to be a major factor in many motor vehicle accidents throughout Texas.

What Should I Do If Involved in a Car Accident?

If you frequently travel Texas roads and highways, you know that accidents can happen. Even the safest drivers run the risk of being involved in an accident, which can entail loss of property and bodily injury. While you can’t control the actions of other drivers you can make sure you know what to do if an accident occurs, as illustrated by these tips from Nerdwallet.com.

Freeway collision in Fort Worth results in couple's death

One of the more difficult aspects of dealing with car accidents in San Antonio is trying to determine who is at fault. In some cases, liability is quite obvious; in others, the issue may be much murkier. In those instances where there is difficulty assigning fault, authorities may choose to assign a certain percentage of blame to all parties involved. They may also choose to assign liability to the party whose error or infraction was the most egregious. 

Teen driver strikes, kills two sisters in Brownsville

Drivers in San Antonio are of course required to try and avoid accidents to whatever extent safety allows. Yet that does not necessarily mean that all incidents involving vehicles and others on the road (such as motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians) are the fault of drivers. The aforementioned parties are also required to adhere to the laws regulating their use of the road. If and when an accident between such parties does occur, liability may be assigned to whichever was in violation of said laws. 

Assigning liability in accidents caused by teen drivers

For teens, earning a driver's license can be a watershed moment in their lives. Yet for the drivers that they now share the road with in San Antonio, the risk of being involved in an accident with these new motorists goes up. Some may simply dismiss this assertion as an assumption, yet statistics seem to verify it. According to information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen drivers are more likely to engage in reckless driving practices such as speeding, following other vehicles too closely or driving while intoxicated or impaired. 

Rollover crash in San Antonio kills teen

It is generally accepted that motorists in San Antonio have a responsibility to keep the passengers of their vehicles safe. Most assume that responsibility to include not driving recklessly, as well as ensuring that their vehicles are operating efficiently. Yet should they also be held accountable for the decisions their passengers make during their journeys? Say, for example, that a passenger decides not to wear a seat belt. Is the driver responsible for ensuring that he or she does so? After all, it is likely widely known by most what the consequences of such a decision may be. 

Delayed injury symptoms could cause permanent brain damage

After a car accident on the Texas freeway, you may feel considerably shaken up. However, you walk away from the collision counting your blessings that a few bruises and a headache seem to be all you have suffered. At The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., we understand that many traumatic brain injuries take time to develop, and if undetected, could lead to permanent brain damage.

What is the role of a traffic accident investigator?

After a crash, you may feel you were not at fault. Taking pictures and speaking to witnesses may help your case, but gathering evidence at the crash site is often a job for a professional. Responding to traffic accidents is one of the duties of law enforcement officers in Texas. Their help is essential in aiding you and other victims and securing the scene, which includes moving the wreck or rerouting traffic to ensure the ongoing safety of both motorists and emergency personnel.

Driver flees the scene after striking and dragging skateboarder

Skateboarding can be a fast and fun way to get from point A to point B in San Antonio, but just like pedestrians, skateboarders are vulnerable to vehicles when they leave the sidewalks. When they ride against traffic, keep to the sides of the road and cross at intersections or crosswalks, they reduce the chances that a careless driver will not see them. Unfortunately, not every driver acts responsibly while behind the wheel.

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