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How to Navigate Texas Car Accidents Involving Elderly Drivers

With our extensive experience at the Hollingsworth Law Firm, we understand that managing car accidents involving elderly drivers in Texas necessitates a meticulous approach that takes into account both the legal and medical aspects.

Age-related changes can affect vision, physical ability, memory, and cognitive function, adversely affecting an older motorist’s driving ability. However, if they are deemed fit to drive, they must operate their vehicles with the same care and follow the same traffic laws as other motorists.

If you are involved in an accident caused by an elderly driver, understanding the process of seeking the compensation you are entitled to is crucial. We can help.

Are Aging Adults in More Crashes Than Other Motorists

Are Aging Adults in More Crashes Than Other Motorists?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data shows about 67% of the traffic accident deaths last year were:

  • Older driver deaths: 5,024 (58.6%).
  • Passengers age 65+ riding with an older driver: 724 (8.4%).
  • Passengers younger than 65 riding with an older driver: 201 (2.3%).
  • Other vehicle occupants: 1,751 (20.4%).
  • Non-occupants: 872 (10.2%).

Some of the most common causes of Texas auto accidents involving elderly drivers include, but are not limited to, a decline in:

  • Behavioral and Psychological Factors
  • Cognitive Capabilities.
  • Decision-making and Judgment Faculties.
  • Memory and Attention Problems.
  • Motor Skills and Reflexes.
  • Physical Abilities.

Other issues that can lead to elderly driver traffic accidents may include, but are not limited to:

  • Adverse Weather/Driving Conditions.
  • Environmental and Situational Factors.
  • Medical Conditions and Medications.

Steps to Take Immediately After an Accident with an Elderly Driver

After an accident with an older driver, be sure to understand their physical, mental, and emotional state by calling the police and having law enforcement arrive at the scene. This can help you understand if the driver needs medical attention or other professional help and that the details of the state are recorded at the scene.


  • Seek immediate medical attention to identify your injuries and begin prompt treatment.
  • Keep copies of your medical records.
  • Request a copy of the police crash report.
  • Keep all bills, invoices, and receipts for your recovery expenses.
  • Gather pay stubs or income statements if you miss work.

Contact our Houston Car Accident and Injury Attorney for Help.

If you have been injured in a Texas car accident caused by an elderly driver, contact our dedicated Houston auto accident attorneys at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. Call (713)-637-4560 or contact us online.

Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.

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