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Car Accidents in 2018: A Devastating Year for El Paso

At the time of writing this blog, El Paso has experienced 46 traffic fatalities, ten more than this time last year. Forty-six lives lost due to poor road and weather conditions, drunk driving, distracted driving, and a million other reasons why someone may lose control while behind the wheel. To say car accidents are a frequent occurrence would be an understatement. Car accidents can have a devastating impact on your life, from the loss of your vehicle to the loss of a loved one. Our car accident lawyer at the Huerta Law Firm is here to help.

A Recap of 2018

2018 has been one of El Paso’s deadliest years when it comes to car accidents. So far in 2018, we’ve had hundreds of car accidents, from minor fender benders to fatal crashes, and 46 people have died. The numbers have increased from previous and with more and more roads and freeways being under construction in the Sun City, El Paso drivers have become more prone to accidents than ever before.

What You Can Do to Stay Safe

It’s impossible to predict every single thing that can happen while we drive through El Paso’s roads, but by being cautious and doing what we can to stay safe, we can help to minimize our chances of being involved in a crash. A few things we can do include:

  • Putting our cell phones away and never using them behind the wheel
  • Never driving while intoxicated
  • Avoiding eating, doing makeup, and other distracting habits while driving
  • Always paying attention to our surroundings, which sounds simple enough but it is pretty easy to be distracted or to zone out while driving

Many times, however, you’re not the one at fault for the accident and you were hurt in one because of the carelessness of another driver. This is where we come in.

What to Do If You’re Involved in a Car Accident

Car accidents can be costly, painful experiences, and sometimes, our insurance just doesn’t cover enough for us to be able to afford the damages and injuries caused by the crash. A car accident lawyer can help. We can help you navigate the legal aftermath, represent you in court, and help you through the insurance processes that come afterward so you can get the compensation you deserve to cover damages, injuries, and lost wages due to extensive recovery times.

If you’ve been involved in a wreck, it’s in your best interest to call our car accident lawyer. The Huerta Law Firm is dedicated to helping you. Call today!