Six People In Critical Condition After A Stop Sign Ignored
They say that one of the drivers failed to obey a stop sign, but they are not sure why it happened yet. As a result of the accident, six people were hospitalized with serious injuries.
The accident happened the other day and involved two pickup trucks. One passenger had to be flown by medical helicopter to Dallas Methodist.
While the police figure out exactly what happened, one thing is clear – nobody that was hurt expected their day to end in an accident. Sometimes, these crashes happen and nobody is at fault, but this case involved someone who made a mistake.
Did they not see the stop sign?
Were they distracted by something?
When you need a car accident attorney in Dallas, the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde will have your back.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 254,582 people injured in vehicle crashes in Texas in 2017.
1 person was killed every 2 hours and 21 minutes in vehicle crashes.
1 person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds in vehicle crashes.
There were no days in 2017 where someone was not injured or killed on Texas roadways.
Why They Happen
We all know that impaired drivers are a problem on the roadways. Anyone who makes the choice to drink and get behind the wheel is putting other people’s lives in serious jeopardy. They become a danger to other people on the roadway as well as those near the roadway. They should be held responsible for their actions. In Texas, 1,024 people were killed in accidents involving a driver under the influence of alcohol in 2017.
More and more, we are finding that drivers are distracted by their phones at the time of an accident. Whether they are texting or watching videos, they are taking their eyes off the road and causing serious harm. In 2017 in Texas, 449 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers.
Speeding and reckless driving are a problem and put people into situations that they lose control of.
Injuries from vehicle accidents can quickly cause medical bills to pile up. Many serious injuries require surgery and rehabilitation for a person to fully heal, which could mean extended periods away from work.
How will the lost income affect your ability to live?
What You Can Do
When you suspect that someone else’s negligence caused your accident and injuries, we know you will have many questions. What are your options?
What if insurance does not offer enough money to cover all of your expenses?
At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, you can count on having an experienced team by your side to get you the compensation you deserve. When you need a Dallas car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.
Do not wait until you are struggling to pay your bills before seeking legal help. We will get out in front of this.