An officer with the Houston Police Department, along with a toddler and his mom, were all hospitalized after an accident.
According to a recent study, about half of all parents who are from the Millennial generation disapprove of distracted driving, saying that it is never a safe practice while behind the wheel. Among parents from earlier generations, closer to 60 percent say that the practice is always unsafe.
While it may be easy to say one's car accident is someone else's fault, proving fault in a court of law is a complicated matter. Even where it may be obvious that one's rear-end accident has been caused by someone else's negligence, there are certain legal elements that must be proven and other legal issues that might affect financial recovery. Comparative negligence is one such concept.
The loss of any life is tragic and can neither be measured or replaced, but when a young person dies, it is especially tragic. A young life brings with it a lot of promise and expectations, and when it ends, it leaves a hole in the lives not only of their parents but also in those of community members. Dealing with this loss can have life-altering effects on their family member's life as they search for answers in the car accident's aftermath. While those answers are not always found, accountability may be possible through a personal injury lawsuit.
Many individuals here in the Houston area spend a fair amount of their day out on the roads. So, one would hope these roads would be safe. The reality, unfortunately, may be closer to the opposite. A recent analysis by the Houston Chronicle points to Houston being one of the most dangerous places in the country when it comes to the roads.