What are the common causes of personal injury accidents in Texas?

The most common causes of personal injury and auto accidents in Texas include motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, construction accidents, and product liability. Tips for avoiding these accidents include obeying all traffic laws and signals, always wearing your seatbelt, avoiding distractions, and not drinking and driving.

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1. Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury in Texas. This includes car accidents involving other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

2. Slip and Fall Accidents: We know Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, from a grocery store to a residential property. These accidents can lead to serious injuries, such as broken bones, head injuries, and back injuries.

3. Medical Malpractice: Medical malpracticee is another common cause of personal injury in Texas. This occurs when a medical professional fails to provide the appropriate standard of care for a patient, leading to injury or death.

4. Dog Bites: Dog bites are also a common cause of personal injury in Texas. Homeowners can be held liable for damages caused by their pet, depending on the situation.

5. Workplace Injury: Workplace injuries can be dangerous, and accidents can lead to serious injuries or death. Injured workers may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

6. Product Recall: Product recall also lead to personal injury in Texas. Manufacturers are responsible for injuries caused by their products, even if the product was used properly.

7. Distracted driving: Distracted driving, such as texting while driving, is a major cause of accidents. Tips for avoiding distracted driving include turning off your cell phone while driving, avoiding eating, or drinking while driving, and never multitasking while driving.

8. Drunk driving: Drunk driving is a major cause of accidents in Texas. Tips for avoiding drunk driving include planning ahead for a designated driver, never drinking and driving, and calling a taxi if you’ve had too much to drink.

9.  Speeding: Excessive speed is a major contributor to accident severity and frequency. Tips for avoiding speeding include following the posted speed limits, allowing extra time for your journey, and avoiding aggressive diving.

10. Poor Road conditions: Poor Road conditions, such as potholes, can cause accidents. Tips for avoiding poor road conditions include staying aware of road conditions, driving defensively, and avoiding roads in disrepair.

11. Poor vehicle maintenance: Poorly maintained vehicles are a leading cause of accidents in Texas. Tips for avoiding poor vehicle maintenance include regularly checking your vehicle, performing routine maintenance, and replacing worn parts.

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.