Texas Car Accident Attorney Fighting for Maximum Compensation
Houston, unfortunately, has the most traffic fatalities in Texas. In Harris County alone, where nearly 4 million Texans live, more than 83 million miles are traveled daily over state highways. Add 1.6 million people from the surrounding eight counties and, according to the Houston Chronicle,* the Houston area is one of the biggest traffic centers in the nation.
Motor vehicle accident injury victims may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, car replacement or repairs, property damage, medical bills, pain and suffering and permanent injury or disfigurement.
Adjusters and insurers have different procedures depending on whether the victim is represented by an attorney or not. The reality is that you will rarely maximize your recovery by trying to handle your claim alone.
When You Need A Houston Car Accident Lawyer, Call Us
If you have suffered a severe injury or accident in Houston, Abraham Watkins can help you. Please contact us online or call 800-580-9121 for an immediate consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Houston.
Texas Car Accident Attorneys Fighting for Maximum Compensation
At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, we understand the elements of car, truck, 18-wheeler and all motor vehicle accident cases. We use that expertise to the advantage of each client.
Our auto accident attorneys, assisted by an in-house investigator, have extensive experience in all types of car, truck and vehicle accidents, including:
- Light trucks
- Big rigs, semis and 18-wheelers
- Commercial trucks
- Defective vehicles and components
- Motorcycles and scooters
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Drunk drivers
- Uber and Lyft accidents
Because of our extensive experience handling a wide variety of auto accident injury cases, we fully understand:
- The "rules of the road" in and around Texas
- The special duties imposed on commercial and public carriers
- The complex scientific and engineering principles necessary to determine how an accident occurred
- The medical evidence and literature used to evaluate an auto accident injury
- The economic and accounting principles needed to evaluate losses
Far too often, people injured in head-on collisions are innocent people who were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately, it only takes one inattentive or reckless driver to permanently change someone's life or shatter a family forever.
If you have been injured in or lost a loved one to a head-on collision, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your options.
Head-on collisions are violent and are responsible for many deaths and a variety of catastrophic injuries. Whether someone was distracted by a cellphone, text messaging or drunk behind the wheel, no excuse is great enough to ignore the resulting damage.
Most people injured in rear-end collisions are innocent victims minding their own business and minding the road. It takes only one inattentive driver to lose focus on the road momentarily to change the lives of others, sometimes permanently.
In addition to sustaining physical injuries (such as neck and spinal cord injuries), rear-end collision victims may suffer emotional trauma. Often, treatment requires significant financial resources. If the victim is required to take time off work, he or she may worry about how to pay for medical bills and car repairs. We recognize the full impact of your accident and can help you take appropriate legal action.
It is common for car, truck and other motor vehicle accidents to happen at intersections, especially when those intersections are busy or if traffic signals are malfunctioning. Intersection collisions have the potential to cause serious and fatal injuries to drivers and passengers.
A variety of reasons cause intersection collisions. Often, these reasons involve negligence on the part of another driver or malfunctions in traffic lights and other signals. Causes of intersection collisions often include:
- Drivers running a red light or stop sign
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Weather conditions
- Tire blowouts and other vehicle malfunctions
- Traffic light errors
- Unsafe intersections and roads
Cell Phones And Car Accidents
Cell phones and smartphones are an integral part of our everyday lives. Most people cannot imagine living without them.
Unfortunately, there are many downsides to such prevalent cell phone and smartphone usage. One of these is the rise in distracted driving accidents involving:
- Talking on a phone
- Texting while driving
- Using an app while driving
- Using a GPS while driving
These are very dangerous actions to be engaging in while operating a motor vehicle. Yet many drivers choose to do it. The conseqeunces can prove catastrophic or even fatal.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident, talk to an attorney about your legal options.
Texting While Driving Accidents
Studies have shown that making calls on handheld cellphones and sending and receiving text messages are some of the most dangerous activities to do while driving. In fact, many states have banned text messaging while driving.
Whether drivers are sending or receiving texts, they are not able to effectively carry out their responsibilities as a driver: paying attention to their surroundings and remaining in complete control of the vehicle.
If you have been injured in a car crash involving another driver who was texting while driving, get in touch with one of our attorneys today.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation Today
Have you been injured in a car, truck or other type of vehicle accident? You have one opportunity to get the compensation you need to face the future. We will work hard to obtain everything you deserve.
To schedule your no-cost consultation, call 713-587-9668 (toll free 800-580-9121).
* Source: Houston Chronicle, 3/29/2010