Crashes and collisions are a common sight on Texas roadways. Wrecks and other automotive accidents are all too common, leaving survivors with painful injuries and even permanent damage.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents
Our team of legal professionals at Chris Mayo Law Firm has the experience necessary to handle all types of auto accident cases. Some common causes of crashes, collisions, and wrecks include:
- Driver Error
- Speeding or Reckless Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Car Defects or Malfunction
Most people assume auto accidents are the driver’s responsibility – assuming a drunk, reckless, or distracted driver caused the accident. Maybe they swerved into oncoming traffic or failed to brake at a stop light, rear-ending another vehicle. Our auto accident attorneys can assess driver behavior and investigate whether another individual directly caused or contributed to your crash.
While an individual driver is often legally liable for a crash, many other parties can be at fault. Consider a construction company that fails to put up the proper “detour” signs for road work. Someone might unwittingly drive their car into dangerous conditions. Or imagine a state highway full of deep potholes. Someone might lose control of their truck and slam into a telephone pole or another vehicle. And what if a car manufacturer fails to properly install the brakes on your car? When you are unable to stop, the resulting crash could be blamed on the factory owners who did not thoroughly test their products. In any case, a skilled lawyer can help determine the responsible person or organization and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Auto Accidents in Texas
Auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents affect people every day. The Texas Department of Transportation keeps track of the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries that occur on roads in our state each year. According to TxDoT, Texas saw an increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2016. 3,773 people died in auto accidents in 2016. That’s a 5.45% increase from 2015. To put these traffic fatalities in perspective: one person was killed every two hours and 20 minutes.
Fatalities aside, many more people suffer serious injuries in auto accidents. These injuries have the potential to complicate—even ruin—someone’s life. It’s easy to imagine how a major injury such as paralysis can permanently impact you. You can be burdened with hospital fees and the emotional and financial costs of huge lifestyle changes.
Even seemingly minor injuries such as whiplash can result in expensive medical bills and days lost from work due to recovery. The following injury statistics for Texas in 2016 include:
If you are one of the many people who have been hurt in a Texas auto accident, an experienced, qualified lawyer can help you deal with insurance companies and even recover damages from any parties partially or entirely responsible for your injury. At Chris Mayo Law Firm, we believe that you deserve dedicated legal representation to make sure your rights—and your future—are protected.
Frequently Asked Questions about Auto Accidents
The highly-specific nature of car accidents makes it difficult to find answers to many questions you may have. Review our frequently asked questions, and if you don’t see your question here, contact us at (210) 999-9999 to speak to someone who can answer it for you.
Auto accident victims need an experienced legal professional to help safeguard their rights, make sure they are not financially exploited, and ensure they receive any damages they deserve.
After a car crash or traffic collision, you are vulnerable for several reasons. Dealing with insurance companies can be tricky, stressful, and even risky. They are businesses, first and foremost, so your well-being is not a priority. Insurance companies have been known to illegally deny, delay, or reduce claims, and a lawyer can protect you and help you with the complicated filing procedure.
If another driver was involved in the auto accident, you might also be victimized by their insurance company. This company might try to get you to admit fault or convince you to drop a claim to avoid paying you money you deserve.
Aside from insurance claims, auto accident victims also might be legally entitled to financial compensation from liable parties. A skilled lawyer can help you assess whether or not you have a case and can represent you if you decide to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. The person or organization responsible for your injury will most likely avoid paying you unless they are legally compelled by the courts. Working with an auto accident attorney can even convince the responsible party to settle out of court, paying you sooner and with less hassle.
It can be difficult to tell what caused an auto accident. Far too many individuals automatically assume that the crash was their fault simply because they do not have the full range of facts necessary to understand the accident. People often contact an attorney if they can tell that another driver involved in the crash was drunk or was driving recklessly. However, many other factors that you cannot easily see could have contributed to the incident.
Your vehicle might have had a faulty brake light, or the road conditions might have been unsafe. On your own, you will probably not be able to tell exactly which parties were responsible for the crash. An experienced auto accident attorney can help you with a thorough investigation into your accident and help you determine who is legally responsible for the crash.
At Chris Mayo Law Firm, we have a stellar record of client satisfaction and legal victories. Our experienced lawyers have worked on auto accidents around San Antonio and throughout South Texas for decades. Additionally, we can help you with legal issues that might come up in conjunction with your crash. Our personal injury attorneys can help you pursue damages from the party or parties responsible for the accident.
Financial compensation can help you to pay off debts and bills related to your injury including medical costs, wages lost from work, and expenses arising from pain and suffering. We can also assist you as you file for insurance claims. Many people discover that legal help keeps them from being unjustly exploited. We can also represent you if you have to deal with another driver’s insurance company. Our skilled auto accidents attorneys value open, honest communication with their clients. We know that being involved in a crash is traumatic enough; you deserve a legal representative who will be respectful and compassionate every step of the way.
We’re dedicated to fighting for you. We know how to investigate and establish liability or responsibility for a wide variety of crashes and collisions. If you were injured by someone else’s negligence, you might be legally entitled to significant financial compensation. To learn more about how we can help you handle the aftermath of an auto accident, call us today at (210) 999-9999.
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