01/09/2014 // 1-800-Car-Wreck (Press Release) // Brian A. Eberstein // (press release)
Dallas traffic accidents were a prominent news staple in 2013, with news sources of all types reporting incidents daily. Whether reading about a highway closing to due an accident online or hearing a televised news account of a fatal motor vehicle accident, going a day in the year without being reminded of the frequency with which accidents occur was likely a rare event for anyone in the DFW metroplex.
The Dallas injury lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK say that although hearing about these occurrences is never fun, there are valuable lessons to be learned from accounts of traffic commutes gone wrong. Due to so many people across the U.S. being injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents each year, keeping a spotlight on the issue can lead to important changes for improving the safety of everyone on the road.
According to the 1800 CAR WRECK Dallas injury attorneys, there were three key behaviors linked to many Dallas accidents that if avoided, could have facilitated a different outcome. By outlining these driving behaviors, the Eberstein & Witherite firm hopes Dallas drivers will adhere to the call to practice safer driving for the new year and leave the following bad habits behind.
* Texting While Driving – Texting, taking selfies, and other cell phone distractions are a leading cause of traffic accidents, and are completely preventable.
* Distracted Driving – Driving while distracted by cell phone, food, fatigue, or anything else that causes one’s focus to shift from the road or operation of their vehicle can yield very serious consequences.
“Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.”
For more information about distracted driving please visit http://www.cdc.gov/Motorvehiclesafety/Distracted_Driving/.
* Drunk Driving – Driving while intoxicated is never safe, no matter how much or how little alcohol one has consumed before getting behind the wheel.
“Texas leads the nation in drunk driving deaths with 1,213 people fatalities in 2011.”
For more information about drunk driving, please visit http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/state-stats/Texas.html
For those who have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or other serious traffic accident, the law firm of Eberstein & Witherite can provide a free case evaluation to assess what legal options are available to them. The 1800 CAR WRECK helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Url: Dallas Car Wreck Lawyers – 1-800-Car-Wreck