Holiday traffic started in Houston before Thanksgiving weekend and will not likely let up until after the New Year. With kids out of school more often than not, and busy shoppers running errands all over town, this time of year drivers on the roads are more inexperienced than ever and the roads are more congested than ever. Bad winter weather (mainly thunderstorms and fog for Houstonians) and longer hours of darkness at night make the road conditions more hazardous in the winter.
All of this leads to a perfect storm for automobile collisions on Houston roads. So how can you protect yourself and your loved ones as the roads become more hazardous? Here are a few simple tips:
- When possible, avoid driving during high traffic times of the day, particularly in high traffic areas (Going to the Galleria Mall? Opt for opening hour rather than mid-day when congestion and traffic is at its worst. Headed downtown? Avoid rush hour when possible.)
- Always run daytime headlights and keep headlights on automatic to make sure your vehicle is visible when fog, early nighttime dark hours, or an afternoon thunderstorm approach.
- Make sure you are utilizing the tools you have as a driver to stay aware of your surroundings. Seat belts, rear view mirrors, and side mirrors are critical.
Most importantly you should know who to call if you or a loved one are seriously injured in an automobile crash. For over 70 years, Abraham Watkins Law Firm has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. People who must suffer the death of a close loved one, or are injured, due to automobile incidents are often entitled to compensation as the result of the negligence of other drivers.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as the result of an automobile crash, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.