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Are you looking for a Houston auto accident attorney? Have you been injured in a car accident? Does the accident involve a multi-car collision? If you have an injury due to an auto accident in Houston or in any other place in Texas, you need to contact a Houston car accident lawyer from Pusch and Nguyen Law Firm as soon as possible.
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Gathering evidence to prove liability for the collision
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Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The most recent report was issued in 2016 and it records Traffic Crash Statistics. Although the statistics decreased from the previous year, the results are still astounding
There were 3,773 crash fatalities
Over 1,500 of those fatalities are passengers in a car.
Speeding was a factor in approximately 1,022 fatal crashes!!
Alcohol was a factor in 987 fatal crashes!!
As a result of auto accident crash deaths, the medical and work loss costs in the state of Texas amount to $4.89 billion! (www.cdc.gov)
You or a loved one is very likely to be involved in at least one auto accident during your lifetime.
These unfortunate statistics are created every day. Sometimes these car accidents are caused by the negligence of the other driver, leaving you as the victim. In addition to the emotional shock that car accidents cause, car accidents can also result in major injuries or even death. Injuries from an auto accident can be devastating producing physical pain and suffering and may have a long-term financial impact. If the accident resulted in a death, family members of the deceased may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit to get compensation for their loss,:and pain. In an unfortunate situation like this oneFailure to observe traffic ordinances such as stop signs, red traffic
Drunk Driving (DUI)
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The following factors may be considered negligence in an auto accident:
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Safe Driving Tips
With all of the traffic in Houston, Texas, trying to avoid auto accidents can be difficult. Practicing safe driving can greatly decrease your chances of being involved in an auto accident. Below are some safe driving tips that every driver should be aware of:
Always be alert!—avoid driving when tired to keep from dozing off at the wheel and losing control of your vehicle
Maintain your focus, NO CELL PHONES—people who talk on cell phones while driving are four times more likely to have an accident
Be aware of severe weather conditions!—Florida is known for its unpredictable weather. Sudden weather changes have the potential of making driving conditions very different
Avoid driving in heavy storms and be cautious of high winds. If you must drive, decrease your speed.
Drive slow in foggy weather, keep your lights on low beam and be wary of vehicles and pedestrians that you may not be able to see.
Always use your turn signals
Avoid tailgating— In the event that a car has to stop suddenly, driving too closely behind a vehicle can result in a rear end collision
Try not to cut in front of vehicles—cutting in front of vehicles can cause serious and sometimes fatal auto accidents.
Avoid driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol—alcohol impairs one’s ability to make split second decisions and can negatively affect one’s ability to judge distances when driving
Be aware of other cars on the road—while you may be practicing safe driving, other drivers may not. It is important that you always remember you are not the only car on the road!
Unfortunately, even the safest drivers may find themselves involved in an auto accident. If that driver is you, or a loved one, Help is Here!!! Contact our Houston car accident lawyers for a no-cost evaluation of your case.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Head on Collisions
As experienced Houston car accident attorneys, we are all to familiar with the ordeal an injury victim and his/her family goes through following a head-on collision. As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, head-on motor vehicle collisions can be the most harrowing and fatal of motor vehicle collisions. The resulting injuries from these accidents often include permanent disfigurement, permanent immobility, and even fatality. Pusch & Nguyen makes it our priority to begin our investigation on the outset in order to understand and ultimately bolster the basis of your motor vehicle collision case.
When a motorist is driving unsafely, with intentional disregard for safety, and knowing that their driving may cause a motor vehicle collision; that motorist is a reckless driver. When a reckless driver is found to be reckless, he/she could have been driving in a threatening or harassing manner out of “road rage” and caused a motor vehicle collision. This interaction is an assault committed at the hands of the reckless driver. Like any assault, criminal charges may follow from this type of conduct.
Aggressive driving is defined as a pattern of conduct involving illegal driving conduct such as speeding, illegal/improper lane changes, excessive lane changes, erratic lane changes, failing to properly signal, and/or illegal/improper passing.
If you find yourself on the road with an aggressive driver avoid the driver when safe, avoid any eye contact or other non-verbal communication, do not impede said driver,safe report said reckless driver to law enforcement.
High Speed Collision
Excessive speed is a contributing factor for almost a third of all motor vehicle collisions involving or causing a fatality. Traveling at excessive speeds at the time of collision may put your vehicle under such unanticipated force that the structural integrity of the vehicle can’t possibly protect its passengers.
Travelling at excessive speeds causes diminished reaction time to avoid a collision, creates the need for a greater stopping distance, increases crash force, reduces effectiveness of safety devices such as airbags and seatbelts. Surviving a high-speed collision leaves the victim with grueling and costly recovery process in terms of both physical and emotional recovery.
Texting While Driving
Despite the obvious hazard of texting and driving, the number of motor vehicle collisions caused by texting while driving is on the rise. This is clearly one of the most precarious driving distractions we face. Pusch & Nguyen have seen many fatal motor vehicle collisions that could have been simply avoided by keeping eyes on
road and off of the phone. Make it a point to prevent yourself from making a terrible mistake, and keep your phone stowed while driving; it is not worth it.
Side Impact Collisions
Side impact motor vehicle collision happen on a regular basis, are very serious, and regularly result in fatalities. Side impact collisions, or t-bone collisions, usually take place at intersections as a result of one driver’s failure to yield the right of way. The seriousness of a side impact collision depends on various factors, such as the speed and vehicle weight of the oncoming vehicle, and the point of impact. Side airbags can reduce the likelihood and severity of injuries. However, never allow a child twelve or under to sit in the front seat; regardless of impact, the impact of an airbag can be lethal for children.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Motor vehicle collisions involving drunk driving result from said driver’s diminished cognitive capacity; the drunk driver is unable to maintain a single marked lane of traffic, unable to stop in time, or even realize the impending collision. In certain cases, liability for the collision may also lie with the provider of alcohol. Surviving a motor vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver
Operating a motor vehicle after drinking is elective 100% of the time. Anyone who has a had a drink, followed by a drink, and then maybe another knows full and well the impact of alcohol on one’s cognitive capacity. Shockingly, drunk driving remains one of the preeminent causes of injury and fatality on U.S. roadways. But, people still gamble with their life and the lives of others by driving drunk and/or under the influence of alcohol.impart on the victim a terrible ordeal involving a painful and expensive recovery process, and can many times leave victims of fatality.
Asleep at the Wheel
Driver fatigue is fairly common across the
county, and frequently causes deadly collisions with even more collisions resulting in serious bodily injuries. Motor vehicle collisions due to driver fatigue are avoidable. Anyone who finds themselves driving a vehicle and is fatigued or feels sleepy should pull over into the nearest rest stop facility.
Unfortunately, drivers motivated to stay on the road for extended periods of time regularly drive with unreasonable amounts of driver fatigue. For example, truckers are a huge concern as them staying on the road means more compensation. However, there are laws regulating the hours a driver may be on the road, and the violation of those laws, when a motor vehicle collision results, can lead a jury to a finding of negligence per se.
If you or a family member has been
injured, or even killed, in a vehicle rollover incident, the road conditions or the motor vehicle design itself could be a cause of the accident. Unsecured loads or gravel, or other debris can create extreme angles when deposited on roadways, which can easily lead a vehicle to flip or become airborne. Any defect in vehicle design that would allow for easier rollover collisions would require a fair amount of investigation and proof. Either way, Pusch & Nguyen’s car accident expertise is a start in the right direction.
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andbruises are just a few of the injuries that you can get during an accident.
All of these injuries have negative effects on the victim. Whether it's multiple doctor visits or continuous pain and suffering, you shouldn't have to deal with these issues alone or without compensation. Car crash victims have to deal with numerous problems, including:
Loss of work
Scars and disfigurement
Sometimes a person doesn't survive a crash. The family then has to deal with a wrongful death and the pain that comes along with it. If a person without insurance coverage causes an accident, it can cause even more problems for the victims. Having a personal injury lawyer on your side can help ease the situation and bring peace of mind to the victims and their families.
How Can a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
We have built an experienced and professional team here at Pusch and Nguyen Law Firm. It's our job to establish negligence on the at-fault party, to prove how much you've suffered in the accident, and to seek the maximum amount of compensation for your recovery. We'll keep you involved every step of the way and help to ease your stress throughout the entire process.
What are Your Legal Options After a Crash?
If someone injures you in an auto accident, you have the option to pursue legal justice by filing a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years in Texas. Though you have time to file a claim, it's best to start immediately after an accident. If you suffered an injury and can't work, you'll need compensation for your losses until you can get back on your feet.
Our Houston Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
You don't have to live through the pain or to deal with medical bills piling up after an accident. Our car crash lawyers want to hear your case. We'll help determine fault, estimate the value of your personal injury claim and work with you to obtain a fair settlement. If your case goes to trial, Pusch and Nguyen Law Firm will be on your side and protect your rights throughout the judicial process.
Contact us today to learn how we can help with your personal injury case. We'll establish your objectives and get to work on a strategy to secure the damages that you deserve.and vehicle crashes resulted in more than 254,000 injuries. When a car crash occurs, it's important to speak with a personal injury lawyer right away.
The car accident lawyers at Pusch and Nguyen Law Firm have 50 years of combined experience and a 99 percent success rate. Most car accidents happen because of a negligent driver. We want to hold these people accountable for their actions and to get you full compensation for your injuries and expenses.
What Causes Car Accidents in Houston?
Most car crashes aren't really accidents at all. They're caused by negligent drivers who were driving recklessly or weren't paying attention behind the wheel. These crashes cause numerous injuries every day in Houston, including countless deaths on Texas highways and interstates.
A negligent driver is someone who causes an accident and personal injury to someone else. Negligent driving comes in many forms such as:
Drunk Driving – There may be a law against drunk driving, but it doesn't stop people from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. In fact, drunk drivers killed 1,024 people on Texas roads in 2017.
Distracted Driving – Distracted drivers caused 3,450 deaths across the country in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These types of crashes can occur when people text or talk on the phone while driving. In 2017, 449 people in Texas died in crashes involving distracted driving.
Driving Fatigue – Falling asleep behind the wheel causes countless accidents every year in the United States. A person doesn't have to fall asleep to cause an accident. Driver fatigue can set in while driving on a long trip or after working third shift. If a person lacks alertness, it increases the response time needed to drive and react effectively.
Reckless Driving – Some people show no regard for another person's safety. They'll speed through red lights and stop signs, race other cars on the highway and make dangerous passes on a solid double line. These reckless behaviors lead to serious and sometimes fatal crashes.
Speeding – If a person speeds and causes an accident, it's deemed a negligent offense. Speeding increases the risk of accidents and causes tens of thousands of wrecks in Texas each year.
Car Accident Injuries and Common Problems
Not all car crashes cause injuries. However, some crashes lead to minor and serious injuries, some of which can last a lifetime. Broken bones, whiplash
cutsThese motorA car crash occurred every 59 seconds on Texas highways in 2017, according to the Texas Department of Transportation
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Any time that you have been injured in a bus accident, whether you were a passenger or a pedestrian, you are entitled to receive compensation. Bus accidents can happen at any time, at any place, and due to numerous reasons. Many bus companies are willing to save money on costs and training, even if it means putting an unsafe driver on the road. Since the mass transit companies that own the buses are insured for massive amounts of money, it is crucial to get the best Texas Bus Accident Lawyers on your side. Without an experienced attorney, you will never get the compensation you deserve after an accident.
Hurt On The Highway is highly experienced in handling bus accident claims. We have an extensive knowledge on the law surrounding such accidents and know exactly what is needed to successfully recover fair compensation for victims of these accident. The May Firm is prepared to fight for your rights. We understand the nature of injuries that result from bus accidents, and we can connect you with the best medical care at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
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When you step onto a city transit bus or put your child onto a school bus, you entrust the bus driver, the bus company and a host of others with your and your loved ones’ safety and security. An accident is among the last things you expect. Yet, accidents happen.
Because of the many ways a bus crash can happen, the question of who is responsible for injuries and other damages depends upon the circumstances of the accident. Early in the case it is important for your lawyer to identify certain parties, such as the owner of the bus, the company that operates it, and the company responsible for making repairs and maintaining the bus in a safe mechanical condition. Finding an attorney who will locate all potentially responsible parties is crucial. Some of those your lawyer may identify as parties responsible for your injuries include:
The Bus Company – A bus accident may occur because the bus company sends a defective bus out on the road with faulty brakes, a shaky steering column or overused tires. The company’s actions in hiring unqualified drivers, maintenance people and other personnel, or in negligently training or supervising them may also contribute to the cause of an accident. In addition, the company may be found at fault for a bus crash and passenger injuries caused by its failure to make or enforce adequate safety procedures.
Bus Maintenance Companies – If the bus company contracts an independent company to maintain the vehicles in a safe mechanical condition, that company may be sued independently for negligent maintenance that causes a crash or accident.
State or Local Governments – Local governments, such as cities and counties, may also bear responsibility for your injuries. Government fault may exist, for example, where a government-owned transit bus is involved in the accident and the cause of the accident was negligence of the bus driver or of a city worker performing his employment duties.
Two Important Things To Do
First, make sure that you and any of your loved ones receive prompt medical attention. Because buses are commercial carriers, their personnel will generally call for medical help for any passengers who might need it. Insist on a full medical evaluation of injuries, including tests for head, back and spinal injuries.
Next – and as soon as possible – contact a reputable attorney with expertise in handling bus accident cases. There are many regulations that are specific to common carriers, such as bus companies and government transit lines, and experienced bus accident attorneys will be able to determine how they apply to your case. Also, statutes of limitations restrict the amount of time you have to file a claim after a crash, particularly if a government entity is involved. Government entities usually have shorter terms within which to file a bus accident claim. You should only entrust your case to a lawyer who has experience and proven results in similar cases, to ensure that your case is handled competently and that the filing deadlines in your case are protected.
Greyhound & Tour Buses
Greyhound buses, tour buses, and other commercial providers carry thousands of passengers every day, often on long-haul interstate trips. Accidents and crashes occur for many reasons, including driver fatigue, careless driving, negligence on the part of other drivers, dangerous road conditions, poor mechanical maintenance and defectively designed or manufactured parts.
Another factor that may lead to bus crashes is criminal activity, such as an assault by a passenger on the driver. According to Greyhound’s own records, between October 3, 1997 and October 3, 2001, there were 42 incidents in which Greyhound passengers assaulted or attempted to assault the bus driver, or grabbed or attempted to grab the driver, the steering wheel or the brakes while the bus was moving. The bus service operator may be liable for damages caused by criminal activity if the criminal activity could have been foreseen and avoided.
Many of these types of buses, as with school buses, do not have lap or shoulder belts to protect occupants from being thrown around the interior of the bus or ejected in the event of a crash. While the driver’s seats in these vehicles must by law have personal restraint systems, the passengers may not be so fortunate, because the federal government does not require passenger seat belts. The government’s reasoning is that installing them would cost the vehicle manufacturers and bus companies money that, so far, the government believes they ought not be compelled to spend.
Because of the lack of a mandate to install seat restraints, when a tour bus or a Greyhound bus crashes, riders are at a greater risk of being seriously injured or killed than would be the case if seat restraints were required. Although federal law does not require these types of vehicles to have seat belts for passengers, it is important for your attorney to know that some courts across the nation have nevertheless allowed suits to proceed against those responsible for deciding not to install them.
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Our legal service was created after noticing that Houston and surrounding areas lacked a Full-Service Law Auto Accident Law Firm. Hurt On The Highway goes the extra mile in catering to clients while investing in the client's recovery and outcome. Only Hurt On The Highway comes to the scene of the accident, has its own extensive medical network of care, has insurance negotiators within the firm, has patient transportation services, and assists in negotiating all medical bills so that our clients walk away with the most money in their hands. We love large victories, and our clients do too.
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The founders of Hurt On The Highway have over twenty years of experience negotiating insurance settlements in accordance with policy provisions and have rare-exposure to liability assessment, damage assessment, and mitigation procedures. This knowledge has been passed to each of our Lawyers and is the reason our law firm is able to obtain results that other law firms are unable to. Contact Hurt On The Highway if you're in need of lawyers that have a clear understanding of how to win to the largest degree.
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