The holiday season is usually a time for joy, reconnecting with family and enjoying some well-earned time off. For one Texas family, the holiday season was transformed into a time of grieving. Two Texas parents and one of their children were among several who were killed in a car accident the day after Christmas. For many families, learning how to move on after these types of auto accidents can be difficult.
A recent drunk driving accident in Texas left a young mother dead and a teenage driver facing serious criminal charges. The young driver, age 19, was served a large amount of alcohol in a bar, after which he got behind the wheel of his vehicle. Causing one of the state's latest auto accidents, he crossed three lanes of traffic and collided with a vehicle that had a young mother, her son and the grandmother inside. The grandmother and the son of the deceased survived the crash.
Three people -- including two minors -- were killed and another child was seriously injured in a recent head-on collision. According to authorities, the adult victim was an employee of Texas Child Protective Services who was transporting three siblings. Deaths from unexpected auto accidents such as this are understandably devastating for surviving family members, and many choose to turn to wrongful death claims to address the wide of range of damages they must deal with.
A young Texas girl was apparently looking forward to her first day of being a fourth grader, but she was killed in a tragic accident before she ever got to school. Auto accidents that result in death are typically devastating, but are especially traumatizing when the victims are young children. Although the community has expressed their financial support to the family, a wrongful death claim could potentially provide more secure, just compensation.
Most parents would do anything to protect their children, and one Texas mother recently did just that. Police say that she was struck and killed while in her children's school parking lot. Three children were also hit in the wreck, although they all survived with injuries. Auto accidents like this are understandably traumatizing for family members and the community at large.
You walk into a crosswalk one day, your mind on your long to-do list for the afternoon. All of a sudden, you see a car approach you speedily. Naturally, you assume the driver will see you and step on the brake, but that does not happen. The next thing you know, you are lying on the ground in pain.
Auto insurance is expensive. Most people purchase some level of auto insurance, though, because they want protection in the event they are in an accident, or if anything happens to their vehicles. On the flip side, there are those who choose not to buy it, drive anyway and hope for the best. The result is both uninsured and underinsured drivers on Texas roads.
Distracted driving is a major concern and the consequences of such negligence can be substantial. Those who divert even a portion of their attention off the road can drift in and out of lanes and travel hundreds of feet without being aware of what is happening in front of them. This has been the cause of countless auto accidents over the years, and a recent incident involving an apparent distracted driver has claimed the life of a woman in Texas.
Walking is a great way to get exercise. If you live in an area where the majority of your destinations are within walking distance, you may choose to travel on foot for daily commutes to work or to run errands. You are not alone in doing so.
Far too many families have lost loved ones due to the decisions and actions of a drunk driver. Auto accidents involving impaired drivers can be dangerous, and the victims of such incidents could end up suffering the consequences of an incident over which they had little to no control. A recent collision involving a suspected drunk driver in Texas has reportedly led to the death of a 6-month-old child.