A car accident can have a devastating effect on you and your family. Not only are you suffering from physical and emotional injuries, but your vehicle may be damaged as well. You also may have to worry about expensive medical treatments and lost wages.
Many car accidents are the result of negligence–or failure to drive in a safe manner. If another driver is responsible for causing your accident, he or she may also be responsible for the expenses you incurred as a result.
HOUSTON AUTO ACCIDENT FACTS & STATS
From rush hours on I-10 to game day bottlenecks around NRG Stadium, driving in the Houston area often involves dealing with distracted drivers, changing traffic patterns, and bumper-to-bumper congestion. Not only can these conditions be frustrating, they can also be dangerous.
According to recent Texas Department of Transportation data, more than 55,000 car crashes occur in Harris County per year. Nearly 9,000 of those crashes involve serious injuries, and more than 550 are related to driving under the influence.
You’re not alone if you’ve been injured in a Houston car accident. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we know the dangers faced by Houston drivers like you, and we’ll work hard to help you get the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and support your family.
HOW NEGLIGENCE CAUSES ACCIDENTS
At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, Houston auto accident attorneys are familiar with all types of negligence that can cause car accidents. Common examples of negligence can include:
- Distracted driving Drivers have a responsibility to keep their eyes and their attention on the road at all times. Texting, making phone calls, eating, changing the radio station, or updating a GPS can all lead to major accidents. If distracted driving is found to have caused an accident, the driver may be held liable—or legally responsible—for any injuries suffered in the crash.
- Driving under the influence (DUI) Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that every minute, a person is injured in an alcohol-related crash. Getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking, using drugs, or taking prescription medication can severely impair a person’s ability to drive.
- Aggressive driving Traffic laws are in place to protect drivers on the highway. Speeding, changing lanes abruptly, tailgating, running red lights, and other violations of these laws can all contribute to accidents and are a form of negligence.
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HOLDING THE NEGLIGENT PARTY RESPONSIBLE
If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was the result of someone’s negligence, contact a Houston car accident lawyer at Terry Bryant for help. We have extensive knowledge of the legal process, and we can investigate your accident, collect evidence, and hold the negligent party accountable.
It’s our goal to help you get better after your car accident. Call us today at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.