When behind the wheel, a driver has the sole responsibility of focusing on the task at hand and driving as safely as possible. Unfortunately, drivers do not always take that responsibility seriously, and they may cause harm to themselves and others due to their negligent and reckless choices. These driving habits increase the chance of car accidents, and in certain parts of Texas, more and more of these events are happening.
Why are there more crashes?
Law enforcement in Tyler noted that in a period of just a few days, there were eight fatalities from car accidents. One officer stated that the high number of motor vehicle fatalities has been a concerning trend in many towns in the East Texas area. There are many different factors that contribute to the likelihood of a crash, but officers and statistics clarify that speed is one of the most common.
In other recent crashes, it was noted that occupants in the vehicle were not wearing their safety restraints, and this likely contributed to the severity of their injuries. Many young drivers have been victims of these recent accidents, and it is critical for Texas parents to ensure that their kids know how to drive safely and understand the importance of making good choices behind the wheel.
After a crash
When a victim suffers due to the careless actions of another driver, that individual may have grounds to pursue recompense through a civil claim. The civil justice system offers an opportunity to recoup losses and see recovery. To understand more about this potential option, victims and family members may benefit from seeking an assessment of their case by an attorney.