AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers are moving to ban drivers from suing for injuries in a crash that occurred in the Lone Star State’s capital.
State Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-Flower Mound, a Republican who represents a Houston district that includes downtown, said lawmakers have received about 600 requests for a ban.
“The vast majority of those are from people who are injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident,” Cramer said.
“A lot of the time, these people don’t have the money or resources to hire a lawyer.
State Sen. Don Huffines, R, said in an interview with KTRK that lawmakers are working on the issue and will have more information to share on the matter by next week. “
If we can put a stop to it and provide that level of protection, I think that’s going to be good for everybody.”
State Sen. Don Huffines, R, said in an interview with KTRK that lawmakers are working on the issue and will have more information to share on the matter by next week.
“I know there are people out there who are concerned about it, but I think there are also a lot of people who would like to see it happen,” Huffines said.
He added that Texas needs to take steps to prevent drivers from filing claims against drivers involved in crashes and that the Legislature needs to consider the costs of not making it harder.
“As the number of crashes increases, we’ve got to make sure that we’re providing for people who have lost everything in the accident, so they can recover their property and rebuild their lives,” Huffine said.
Huffines also said he supports the Texas Motorists Association’s push for more safety features in the state’s vehicle codes.
The Texas Association of Business says it has worked with the Texas Department of Transportation to put in place a set of safety features for commercial drivers and commercial trucks.
“We’re going to have more safety for people, especially commercial drivers, who drive commercial vehicles,” Huffinos said.
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