A driver who was driving the wrong way on Fort Worth Highway in Weatherford caused a head-on collision. The two drivers of both cars involved in the crash were killed. An investigation into the accident is still underway.
As tragic as this accident is, it is not uncommon. There are six million automobile accidents in the United States each year. Three million people are injured in those accidents, and among those, many have permanent injuries. About 40,000 people are killed in the United States each year in automobile accidents.
The primary causes of most accidents in the U.S. are typically distracted driving (which accounts for about 20 percent of automobile accidents), speeding or reckless driving, and alcohol or drug use. Unfortunately, accident victims often suffer from financial struggles as a result of the accident. Accident victims may be unable to work or could face high medical bills or property damage.
Fortunately, accident victims have the right to seek compensation for their injuries from the individual responsible for the accident. Accident victims have the right to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, and more. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, it is important that you hire an experienced automobile accident attorney to help you with your case. It is critical that you have an advocate fighting on your behalf for your legal rights.
If you have been in an accident in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, call the car accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529. Our attorneys work hard on behalf of accident victims so that they get the compensation they deserve. Call us today for a free consultation.