Driving around Texas has its perks. If you miss a turn, you can often make a U-turn at the next intersection. It is simple and — when done properly — completely safe.
Unfortunately, some drivers don’t make safe U-turns. When that happens, you could be forced off the road or get stuck in an accident. And suddenly, something that should be easy — isn’t.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident resulting from someone else’s U-turn, don’t let that accident ruin your life. Call the U-turn accident lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000 to get your free consultation today.
How Our Houston U-turn Accident Lawyers Help You
When you’ve been injured in an accident caused by an illegal U-turn, getting the assistance you need can be complicated. Insurance companies will try to pin the blame on you while medical bills keep piling up. You want simple, easy solutions that pay your bills while you focus on recovering your health.
A lawyer for a U-turn accident will prevent the insurance companies from denying your claim or lowballing you. Your lawyer understands the law and will fight to prove that you have the minimum possible liability in your case. With a Houston U-turn accident lawyer fighting for you, you can release your stress and focus on recovering.
Who’s at Fault in a U-turn Accident?
Texas state law is incredibly sparse when it comes to U-turns. There is only one law in the transportation code that refers to U-turns. That law states that the driver of a vehicle must be able to see the road at least 500 feet in each direction when making a U-turn. No other regulations apply specifically to U-turns.
However, all of the laws in the transportation code that apply to regular turns also apply to U-turns. Thus, just because a driver has good visibility doesn’t mean they have automatically made a legal and safe turn.
At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we take all applicable laws into account when we determine fault in a U-turn accident. We ask questions like:
- Did the driver start the U-turn in the left lane?
- Was the road clear of oncoming traffic before the U-turn?
- Did the driver yield to traffic as required by law?
- Did the driver properly signal their intentions?
- Were there any traffic signs in the area that prohibited U-turns?
- If the accident happened at a traffic signal, was the signal red or yellow?
- Was the space too tight to safely make a U-turn?
When an accident occurs during a U-turn, the driver making the U-turn has a presumption of guilt. But this does not always mean they are at fault. If the driver can prove that they had the right of way and the other driver was unsafe, that presumption is negated.
Liability in Texas
Why Get Paid Less When Our Houston U-turn Accident Lawyers Can Get You More?
Determining fault in a U-turn accident is complicated, because Texas is a shared liability state. One party may be entirely at fault. But it is also possible that both parties in an accident share some level of liability. And this affects the compensation that drivers can receive from the accident.
If you are in a U-turn accident, even if the other party is at fault, their insurance company will try to pin some of the fault on you. The amount of compensation they must pay you is reduced by however much fault they can place on you (as a percentage of total fault).
When you are unfamiliar with the legal process, anything you say or do could be taken as an admission of some degree of fault.
This is why you need an experienced U-turn accident lawyer. Your lawyer for a U-turn accident will prevent you from making mistakes that the insurance companies can use against you.
Your Houston U-turn accident lawyer also knows how to discover evidence proving that the other party was entirely at fault. Even a few percentage points of fault could cost you thousands of dollars. A U-turn accident attorney from Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law can be well worth the contingency fee.
FAQs for a U-turn Accident Lawyer
Complex laws always result in complex questions. We seek to answer all of your questions before you reach for the phone. Here are some of the most common questions we have been asked about U-turn accidents:
Of course, you can. Suppose that you have been injured in a car accident and the other driver was partially or fully at fault. In that case, the U-turn accident attorneys at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law are always ready to help.
As previously noted, fault in a U-turn accident usually belongs to the person making the U-turn, but not always. If the other driver was being reckless or careless in some way, you might have little to no fault, and you deserve compensation. Our team will evaluate your case during your free consultation.
You generally have two years to file a personal injury case in Texas after the date of the incident. Your U-turn accident attorney from Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law will keep track of the timetable to ensure you don’t miss any deadlines. *Always speak directly to an attorney for the exact deadlines that apply to your potential claim(s).
After an accident, the first thing you should do is make sure all parties receive medical treatment. Call an ambulance, if necessary, and get fully checked out by medical professionals.
Once you have received appropriate medical attention, you should contact a lawyer at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law. We will advise you about what information you should be documenting and who you should be communicating with.
We will also help you out by reminding you of what to say (or not to say!) to the police, witnesses, other parties in the accident, or insurance companies.
Our attorneys can’t answer that question until we’ve seen what you are being offered. However, as a rule of thumb, the first offer from any insurance company is usually subpar.
When you hire Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law to represent you, your lawyer for a U-turn accident will have experience negotiating with the insurance companies. We will come at them with facts, case law, and precedent supporting your claim. We will demand the highest possible compensation that the law allows and are always ready to go to court to defend that claim.
Most of the time, this results in the insurance company’s returning with a fair offer that we will recommend you accept.
Yes, you can. All expenses and losses are eligible for recovery after you are injured in a car accident. In addition to lost wages from lost work hours, if your injury limits the type of work you can do in the future, you may be eligible for a very large reward.
Make sure to explain your situation to your Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law U-turn accident attorney to get the compensation you need.
If you have any more questions, we will be pleased to answer them. Call Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at (713) 973-8888 for your free consultation and to learn more.
Why Choose Us?
When you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s actions, you need help from people who understand your situation. Our lawyers are those people.
Our Founder and President, Terry Bryant, was a judge for 22 years. And he has helped injury victims since 1985. During that time, he saw how large corporations and insurance companies often took advantage of people most in need. But as a judge, there was little he could do to help the disadvantaged other than protect their rights. As a lawyer, he can provide that assistance.
While our other attorneys are not former judges, they understand how important it is for the justice system to protect those in need. And when you’ve been injured in a car accident, the need is great. You are suffering pain and facing mounting bills. You are scared and can easily be intimidated into accepting a settlement offer that won’t fulfill your needs.
Our legal team will keep you from being overwhelmed. We take away financial stress with our No Fee Guarantee®. We end the intimidation by insurance companies by taking the fight directly to them. And we provide resources that help you recover quickly and get by financially until your case is resolved.
Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law lawyers are friendly, experienced, and compassionate. Our goal is to make sure that you recover financially, physically, and emotionally from the trauma of a U-turn accident.
Our No Fee Guarantee®
You Pay Us Nothing Unless You Get Paid
Our No Fee Guarantee begins the moment you call us or walk through our doors. Your initial consultation is completely free. During that consultation, we will examine the facts of your case and determine the likelihood of success. If we believe that we can get you money, we’ll take your case.
But that is just the beginning. Even once we start working on your case, you still pay us nothing. While we gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and file motions, you will not receive a bill. You won’t even see a bill if we end up in court. The only way you will have to pay us money is if we get money for you.
We also provide financial assistance in other ways. We can work with you to get treatment from medical providers – even if you don’t have health insurance. If you need additional financial assistance, we will direct you to resources to help people facing short-term debt or loss of income. Winning money from insurance companies doesn’t help if you lose your home waiting for that money to finally arrive. We provide information on these types of resources to ensure that you stay solvent throughout the legal process.
Retain an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Houston
U-turn accidents are often the result of someone driving recklessly, and recklessness often results in injuries or death. If you are the victim of the recklessness of another driver in Houston, you need the assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer.
You can’t afford to wait if you’ve suffered an injury in a U-turn accident in Houston. Pick up the phone and call Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law now at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000 to get a free consultation with a Houston U-turn accident lawyer today.