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Texas accident attorneyMost car accidents are caused by human error - a failure to signal or stop, or wrongly anticipating one’s ability to make a turn, for example, However, there is a small percentage of auto accidents in Texas that is caused by what can only be called road rage. Sometimes people simply lose their tempers - but that ceases being acceptable when others are hurt by that anger. If you have been in an auto accident due to someone else’s road rage, you likely have a cause of action under which you may seek compensation for your injuries.

Road Rage vs Irritation

Sometimes people who have experienced road rage accidents do not report it, or they minimize the degree to which it played a part in the accident because they do not believe the other driver’s behavior reached the level of road rage. In reality, any behavior driven by extreme anger qualifies as ‘road rage’ if perpetrated while driving a car, and in many cases, the risk factors can be pinpointed.

Texas car accident attorney, Texas personal injury lawyer, road rage,Everyone knows that automobile accidents can be deadly. According to national statistics, the chances of dying in a car crash are roughly one in 85. Car crashes are one of the leading causes of accidental death, so preventing them should be a top priority for all Americans. One of the first steps in avoiding a crash is to understand the main causes of car accidents, and this article will introduce you to three of them. Distracted Driving Distracted drivers contribute to thousands of accidents every year in the United States. In fact, these drivers cause nearly one-quarter of all crashes. Distracted driving includes texting behind the wheel, talking on a cellphone, putting on makeup, and slowing down to observe other accidents Drunk or Drugged Driving People who drink alcohol or use drugs while driving also contribute to a large portion of car accidents, and they are often fatal. These types of accidents rise in frequency during weekends and holidays. Speeding and Aggressive Driving Drivers who speed are more likely to end up in an accident, and there is a higher probability that the crash will be fatal. Like speeding, aggressive driving habits also contribute to many motor-vehicle accidents. There are several behaviors that fall under the umbrella of “aggressive driving.” These include cutting off other drivers, tailgating, saying verbal insults, and even displaying vulgar gestures. Accident and Personal Injury Law in Texas Car accidents can impact victims and their families for a lifetime. The legal technicalities surrounding these crashes can be quite confusing. After a wreck, it is often helpful to speak with an accident attorney to find out if you may be entitled to compensation. If you have been involved in a recent car accident, either as a driver or a pedestrian, and you wish to speak with an experienced New Braunsfels personal injury attorney, contact The Bettersworth Law Firm at 830-606-0404.

The sooner you call, the sooner we can build your case, secure evidence and get maximum compensation for your injuries.

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