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Compensation after car accidents can get victims' back on track

In the aftermath of a vehicle collision, a Texas victim may find that many people want to help and support them as they begin the long road to recovery. They may be inundated with friends bringing them meals, family members visiting them in the hospital and at home, and co-workers supporting them as they prioritize recuperation over professional responsibilities. As the days and weeks following their accident pass, though, a victim may find that they have less and less help as more and more financial pressure builds.

Deadly head-on crash kills two in Texas

Car accidents are common on Texas roads but, fortunately, not all automobile incidents involve injuries and deaths. Many collisions between cars, trucks and other personal vehicles simply involve the exchanging of the drivers' insurance and contact information and calls for tow trucks if the vehicles are unable to operate. Though it is not uncommon for individuals to walk away from auto accidents without suffering significant physical harm, serious accidents do still occur and put people's lives at risk.

What types of injuries are common in car accidents?

A number of factors will determine what type of injury a car accident victim suffers as well as the severity of the injuries that they sustain. San Antonio residents who are involved in vehicle collisions are strongly encouraged to seek medical help after their incidents to determine the type and extent of their unique injuries. Their injuries may be compensable if liability for the accident falls on other parties involved in the crashes.

Car accident becomes inferno, 4 victims lose their lives

Four individuals lost their lives on a Texas highway when a speeding vehicle crashed into their car and caused their vehicle to burst into flames. The car accident happened near Hempstead on Highway 290 and occurred in the early hours of the morning.

Vehicle accidents can be caused by distracted driving

New technology in the vehicles San Antonio residents buy makes it easier for them to pair cellphones with their cars' electronics systems and operate their phones in a hands-free format. These advancements are intended to make driving while talking on the phone safer but, unfortunately, they are not available in all models of all vehicles on the roads. They are also not generally equipped with functions that allow drivers to safely do the multitude of other distracting behaviors they often engage in while they are driving their vehicles.

Cell phones can function as dashboard cameras

The ability for people to stay connected and respond quickly at any time of the day has arguably become an indispensible part of everyday life. Automakers have responded by making access to cell phones easier while driving under the guise of making it safer. However, distracted driving is a persistent issue. The National Safety Council estimates that one in four accidents on American roads is caused by distracted driving.

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