Car accidents can occur in an instant, changing the lives of innocent victims forever. With the number of cars, trucks and other vehicles occupying the roads and highways, it is surprising there are not more serious or fatal accidents. The Texas Department of Transportation reported that in 2010, there were 1.29 traffic fatalities for every 100,000,000 vehicle miles traveled. In Houston alone, there were 40,323 car accidents resulting in 6,853 serious injuries and 217 fatalities.
It is important to be aware of the different circumstances and situations which commonly cause car accidents. The most common causes of car accidents in and around the Houston area are: distracted drivers, tired drivers, and drunk drivers. A distracted driver is one who is engaged in texting, talking on the phone, eating, putting on makeup, reading, changing radio stations or other activity which distracts them from driving safely. Tired drivers are those drivers who get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle with insufficient rest, after a long day at work, or who drive long distances without breaks. Alcohol and drugs can alter a person’s perception and significantly reduce their reaction time. That is a dangerous combination on the road and is why it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.
Why You Need a Dedicated Law Firm
Negligence, driver inexperience or error, lack of proper vehicle maintenance, manufacturing defects, and dangerous road or weather conditions, can also cause car accidents to occur. No matter what caused the accident, if you sustained injuries, due to no fault of your own, you may have a legitimate claim for compensation. Our attorneys will be able to review your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.
At times insurance companies have been known to try and coerce victims into accepting low settlements or attempt to deny their claim entirely. They have also actively fought to deny an individual the right to have a trial by a jury of their peers, a right afforded by the U.S. Constitution. Our attorneys understand how insurance companies work, and we do not back down in the face of adversaries. We are ready, willing and able to bring your case to trial as part of providing you with the aggressive, effective representation you deserve. Over the last two decades, our commitment to excellence, and our dedication to seeing justice served has been a large part of maintaining our firm’s reputation through settlements and positive trial verdicts.