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Fatal Midland County Car Accident

Officials are reporting that a car accident in late September claimed the life of one victim and seriously injured another. The accident occurred in Midland County, Texas on FM 1788 near the intersection of Country Road 160 and involved only one vehicle. It is believed that the driver may have been distracted while driving and careened out of control and into a fence, killing the passenger. You may read a News West 9 report on the incident here.

The accident highlights the growing need for roadway safety in Texas and across the country. Some recent studies show that distracted driving could be the cause of more than half of all accidents, especially those involving teenagers or young adults.

To do your part in keeping our roadways safe, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights
  • Obey the speed limit (slow for weather conditions)
  • Yield to pedestrians at all times
  • Never use your cell phone while driving
  • Never get behind the wheel intoxicated

West Texas Car Accident Attorneys Doing Our Part

At the Dean Law Firm, our Midland personal injury attorneys believe that one of the best tools for protecting our roadways is proper restitution after a negligent driver causes a traffic collision. When we support the victims of reckless driving by pursuing litigation on their behalf, we believe our actions significantly deter others from behaving the same way. Furthermore, for 20+ years, we have helped people win settlements that provided monies to pay for medical bills, repair costs, lost wages, and more.

If you need our legal counsel after being the victim of a car accident in West Texas, feel free to contact us today. Using a complimentary case evaluation, we may be able to determine your legal options and what you should do next to set things right.