Austin Personal Injury Attorney

Car Accidents Ruin Holidays for Drivers

Though most parts of Texas rarely see the ice and snow that cripple traffic in other areas of the country, the Lone Star State is not immune to winter weather. Freezing rain and fog can create hazardous conditions. If drivers are not careful, the risk of car accidents dramatically increases. 

Recently, a dense fog crept across a stretch of Texas highway. Some drivers may have been unaware of the danger they were in. In a giant mess that will likely take investigators weeks to sort, a string of car accidents brought the road to a standstill. 

When the fog lifted and the damage was surveyed, law enforcement found that nearly 40 vehicles were entangled in the mess. Some people were injured so badly, they required a trip to the hospital. Fortunately, no one was killed, but most of the vehicles involved were damaged. 

Car accidents can put a damper on holiday plans. Instead of gifts and good company, a victim may be faced with medical bills, insurance matters and other unpleasant things that follow a car accident. If the injuries suffered were caused by the careless behavior of another person, a victim should not have to cover the losses themselves. In many cases, an experienced attorney can help ease the burden placed on an innocent victim, and help ensure that a driver responsible for his or her suffering is held accountable in a court of law. An attorney can stand by a client as he or she explains how a negligent driver caused them to suffer, and help them seek any damages or compensation to which he or she may be entitled by law.