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by Jeff Rasansky - November 25, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

A May 28 accident split a car in two, according to a WFAA report.

According to the report, the car was stopped at an intersection and, when the light turned green, the driver took off quickly. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree on Marsh Lane. The reporting reveals that the front end of the vehicle ended up 50 feet away from the back-end and the driver was killed. Nobody else was hurt in this particular accident.


Accident Scene

Losing control.

While the person in this accident tragically lost their life, many other accidents of this type involve other people than the driver or the passengers in their vehicle losing their lives, as well. Taking off quickly at an intersection can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. In reality, most people’s vehicles are capable of being driven much faster than the driver can actually handle, and that means that drivers need to be very careful about understanding their own limits.

When a driver does lose control of a vehicle, it is sometimes because they were negligent in some regard. They may have, for instance, floored the vehicle upon getting a green light, wanting to take off as quickly as possible. The problem is that most passenger vehicles are not made to be driven in this way and, even though they are capable of taking off very quickly and being driven very quickly, they don’t have the handling characteristics that cars that are made to be driven quickly typically have. In fact, most of their drivers don’t have the ability to handle a vehicle at high speed, either.

If you’re hurt.

In Dallas or any other major city, it’s not uncommon to see people racing down the roadways, particularly on weekend nights during the summer. While these drivers may be having a good time, they are also being negligent. Reasonable people do not speed down the roadways and, when they do, people who speed, take off too quickly at intersections or perform other risky actions behind the wheel oftentimes end up harming other drivers.

A Dallas auto wreck lawyer may be able to help you if you have been injured by such a driver. Whether they only damage your property or also cause you medical injuries, speaking to a lawyer may enable you to find a way to establish negligence on their part and, therefore, a strategy to get compensation.

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