Accidents happen in all areas of life, but there are also certain behaviors that increase the risk of these accidents. While it is impossible to avoid all accidents, if we can identify the behaviors that make it more likely for something to go wrong, we may be able to at least decrease the accidents or make them less dangerous. If you are a Texas driver, here are a few of the habits seen on the road that can make it a more dangerous place.
Drunk driving is an obvious point – or it should be, but unfortunately, people continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. However, there’s another behavior that’s potentially just as dangerous, but not nearly as well known. Driving while very tired or sleep deprived also causes serious accidents. Even when drivers do not fall asleep at the wheel, they are less alert and less able to judge distances accurately or make good choices, similar to the effects of drinking. Driving while distracted, usually by portable electronics like cell phones, can also be very dangerous, especially in a state where the roads are very full, as in Texas.
For the average citizen, there’s not much to be done about these problems except to try to avoid them in your personal driving and protect yourself against people who might not. A Dallas accident attorney, can help with the second part. If the person who hits you was engaging in one of these behaviors, they are at fault for the crash and need to be held responsible for their actions. Kirkendall Dwyer LLP is one of the accident attorneys located in Dallas. Our lawyers are ready and waiting to tackle accident lawsuits over who was at fault or what money is owed.