Here we are in the middle of a terrifying global epidemic. The death rate is spiraling. We have been ordered to stay home, for the most part. Yes, it’s frustrating. But some people somehow continue to drive around like normal.
It’s not just that they are probably spreading the coronavirus. They keep speeding, running red lights and stop signs, and texting while driving — and causing car and truck wrecks, engaging in road rage, and hitting pedestrians.
So even though many less people are allowed to be driving on DFW roads, personal injuries and wrongful deaths continue to happen. And we wonder if the quarantine is making some people drive even more recklessly than usual, as if nothing had changed.
For example, here are just a few of the crashes that happened here in the past week:
- a 70-year-old woman was shot and killed as she was driving. Fortunately, the road rager was caught;
- a 61-year-old woman was left for dead by another driver who hit her car;
- a 78-year-old man was struck by a car as he was walking and lost his life; and
- a man was injured when a commercial truck hit his vehicle.
And a 7-year-old boy playing tag ran out into the street died at the hands of another hit-and-run driver last month. His killer is still at-large.
Police have asked the public to call them at 817-392-4860 to help find the killers.
Our prayers go out to the victims and their families.
Answers to your questions
Berenson Injury Law has represented injured Texans for the past 40 years. We have also handled many wrongful death cases during this time and are working on several now. Losing a family member is one of the worst experiences that can happen, especially from an easily preventable cause.
If you have been hurt or lost someone you love or know in a car or truck crash, you are fortunately not alone. A good personal injury lawyer can guide you through the legal process.
You may be just seeking information at this time. This information will help:
- Useful tips for Texas car wrecks during the pandemic
- Fatal commercial truck crash in Texas: what to do
- What you should do if you are injured by a hit and run driver
- Top 10 myths about car accident claims
- How to get medical treatment for your auto injuries without insurance
- How to file a wrongful death claim in Texas crash case
- Some medical bills can now be cut
There are hundreds of other posts like these to answer your questions on our site.
We certainly hope that you don’t need our services. But if so, our law firm has the technology to work for our clients remotely. We are available to discuss your case and answer all of your questions. You can contact us here.
Finally, drivers, please stay home unless you are going to doctors, pharmacies, grocery stories, banks, and parks, or you are working for an essential business. when you do drive, slow down. Watch the other vehicles on the road. Don’t drink and drive. Do not crash into other vehicles or people.
Get some exercise. Take a walk. Run. Ride your bicycle. It’s good for you.
We never thought a personal injury law firm would be saying this but stay off the roads. This is a (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime crisis. Don’t make it worse.