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What is the Leading Cause of Car Accidents?

More than 2 million vehicles are involved in car accidents every single year. In 2011, the Texas Department of Transportation reported that there was one car accident every 83 seconds, resulting in 211,006 people who sustained car accident injuries and 3015 fatalities. Any number of factors can impact a driver and be at the root cause of a car accident, such as: how many vehicles are on the road, road conditions, weather conditions, driver education (or lack thereof), driver distraction and more.

Years ago the primary cause of car accidents was speeding. In this day and age, driver distraction has become one of the leading causes of serious car accidents. Driver distraction comes can include cell phone use, texting, eating, doing makeup or other personal grooming, reading, changing the radio station, talking, interacting with children, and more. Surveys have shown that drivers openly admit to engaging in such activities, despite the fact they know it is dangerous.

In the state of Texas it is not currently illegal to talk on a handheld cell phone, or text, while driving. The only exception to that rule is for novice drivers who have gotten their license within the last 12 months. It is expected that eventually the laws will reflect the dangers of cell phone use and texting for others, and the truth that any form of distraction while driving can result in a potentially life-threatening accident.

Being involved in a car accident is a very traumatic and frightening experience. If you have been involved in a car accident, regardless of how little damage or injury was caused, you need to contact us immediately. We will answer any questions you have, advise you on the proper steps to take, and have an experienced Houston car accident attorney from our firm thoroughly review your case.

Contact The Law Office of Sebastian J. Simontoday to schedule your confidential consultation. We know what it takes, and we have the resources needed, to fight for you.

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