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Causes of Car Accidents in Texas

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In Texas and the rest of the country, millions of people rely on their cars to commute to work, take their children to school, make appointment medical appointments, and performing household duties. Unfortunately, since more and more drivers occupy the roadways, car accidents have become a frequent occurrence. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligent and reckless actions, you are entitled to financial compensation which can cover medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering.

At Harmonson Law Firm, we are committed to maximizing your personal injury award. With over a decade of legal experience, our El Paso car accident lawyer can investigate your accident, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and help you obtain the most favorable outcome in your case.

Common Causes of Texas Car Accidents

In most cases, driver negligence is the main reason why car accidents occur. Every licensed driver is responsible for adhering to the laws, paying attention to the road, or otherwise practice safe driving techniques. Unfortunately, many motorists either make mistakes or blatantly ignore their duty to safety.

The most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving – While cell phones have become an important part of our daily lives, many people fail to stay off them while operating their vehicles. Texting while driving is the most common cause of car accident injuries and death among teenagers and young adults. Other types of distractions that lead to collisions include eating, grooming, changing the radio station, constantly looking at the GPS, having a conversation with passengers, or reaching down to pick something up. When you take your eyes, hands, and/or mind away from the primary task of driving, it would be too late to react to unexpected road conditions, resulting in an accident.
  • Driving while intoxicated – Despite countless advertising campaigns which illustrate the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, people continue to do so. Alcohol and other illicit substances impair an individual’s attention, judgment, and depth perception. In addition, driving while intoxicated is a criminal offense.
  • Speeding – When motorists drive at excessive speeds, they have less time to properly react to road conditions. Furthermore, when an impact occurs at high speeds, it often leads to catastrophic and fatal injuries and significant property damage.
  • Reckless driving – Whether it’s tailgating (i.e. driving too closely behind a vehicle), weaving through traffic at high speeds, running red lights, and even road rage, reckless driving is extremely dangerous, often resulting in serious car accidents. Similar to drunk driving, reckless driving is punishable by harsh penalties.
  • Defective auto parts – In some circumstances, the driver is not at fault. Rather, it is a malfunctioning auto part. When a vehicle defect causes an accident, the injured party can hold the car manufacturer and/or distributor responsible to ensure their vehicle is safe.

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Our El Paso personal injury attorney understands how serious car accidents can be. Not only do you have to worry about paying your medical bills to make a full recovery, but it is also challenging to keep up with household expenses, especially if you are forced to take time off from work to heal. That is why we provide compassionate and personalized legal solutions to help you obtain the financial compensation you and your family deserve.

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