A new study reports that car accidents caused by distracted driving tend to be more severe than other car accidents and that the severity also depends on the type of setting the car accident occurs in. Protections are available to help victims of distracted driving-related car accidents because of how serious those accidents are.
Penalties for drunk driving can be serious which is why no drunk driving charge should ever be taken lightly. Sentences for drunk driving can be significant and can include a combination of penalties such as jail time, fines, suspension or revocation of a driver's license, completion of a course for drug or alcohol abuse, installation of an ignition interlock device, probation and a criminal record.
Distracted driving remains a dangerous problem in Texas. Over a three-year period in Texas, one in five car accidents was attributed to distracted driving. Texas has initiated a campaign to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving and encourage drivers throughout Texas to put down their cell phones while driving.
Domestic violence charges are always serious. A police officer in a Texas community north of the Edinburg area was recently charged with domestic assault. The assault allegedly occurred when the police officer was off duty. The 37-year old police officer is facing charges including assault causing bodily injury and family violence. The police officer has been with the police department for 4 years and was placed on administration leave following the alleged incident.
Being charged with a crime for the first time can be devastating. Luckily, Texas recently passed a law that might allow residents to get their drug charges dismissed.
Car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries that have devastating consequences for victims. The victim's life may be changed forever which is why personal injury legal protections are available to help with the physical, financial and emotional fallout of an unexpected car accident.