Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 21, 2015 -- As the New Year gets underway, the news has already been filled with stories about accidents relating to drunk driving. Last year, Harris County topped the list of 254 counties in the state of Texas for the most fatalities related to drunk driving with a total of 394 according to http://blog.chron.com/thehighwayman/2015/01/harris-county-road-fatalities-rise-bucking-large-county-trend/#29704101=30 . What may be even more shocking, is that among the top 10 counties in the states, all showed a decline in DWI fatalities except Harris County, which was the only one showing an increase.
Even worse, in many DWI related accidents, the number of drunk drivers who survive outweigh the number of victims who die as a result of being hit by a drunk driver. Experts believe that alcohol can act as a buffer to inhibit severe stress-related injuries. “Unfortunately, we end up representing relatives of innocent victims who were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” says Terry Bryant of Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law.
Mr. Bryant recommends some helpful tips for drivers. The most obvious counsel is never to drink and drive. However, good drivers cannot control the actions of others on the road. It is important to be aware of what is going on around you and learn some defensive driving skills.
Some of the best ways to stay in control on the road include:
- Focus on the road. With so many gadgets available in cars it can be easy to be distracted. It is best to leave phone calls and texts for when you arrive at your destination. Switching radio stations can only take a few seconds, but that is all it takes for drivers to miss a swerving or speeding car.
- Only drive when you are alert. If you feel tired, your reflexes are not working as quickly. You may not see a car driving the wrong way towards you, or be able to brake fast enough.
- Check your mirrors often. The road may be clear ahead, but, as you learned in driving school, it’s just as important to check your rearview mirrors for what is going on in back of you. If you see a car that is swerving or going too fast, you can anticipate a potential problem by moving out of the way.
- Drive safely. Make sure to keep 3-4 car lengths between you and the car ahead of you. Do not exceed the speed limit and keep an “escape route” in mind so you can move your car out of harm’s way in case there is trouble ahead.
For more information on DWI liability and negligence, refer to Terry Bryant’s website http://www.terrybryant.com
About Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law:
In 1985, Terry Bryant opened his law firm as a sole practitioner with one goal in mind: help people who have been seriously injured. Over the years, he and his hand picked team of litigators and support staff, located throughout the state of Texas, have been there for victims of personal and disaster, including maritime injuries, car crashes, explosions, and serious tragedies. Terry Bryant is board certified in personal injury law, which means the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has recognized his extensive knowledge of the law. As a former judge, he knows the court systems and he knows Texas.
Terry Bryant, The Terry Bryant Law Firm, http://www.terrybryant.com/, +1 (281) 460-2483, [email protected]
SOURCE The Terry Bryant Law Firm