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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another, it is in your best interest to talk to an attorney immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. Also, you may receive compensation for emotional pain, suffering, and other related expenses.

Walker Texas Lawyer has been helping accident victims in the greater Houston area for over 40 years. He has a solid track record of obtaining compensation for over 25,000 clients. As your Houston motor vehicle accident attorney, He will take the lead in speaking with the negligent driver who caused your car accident. Additionally, he will talk with their insurance carrier. This helps you not have to deal with them while recovering from your injuries. Insurance carriers are looking out only for their best interest. Not in your best interest. They will try to manipulate you to get a lower settlement. Just as importantly, we will always protect your medical records. The insurance company will only have access to relevant information about your car accident.

Although we will always try and help you by reaching a fair and reasonable settlement out of court, nevertheless, we will be prepared to take your case to trial if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached. If you have been injured in a wreck, contact Walker Texas Lawyer today at 713-552-1117.

What Is the Cause of Most Traffic Accidents?

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of accidental injury and death. More than 15,000 people were injured on Texas roadways in 2019. There was an average fatality every two hours and 26 minutes in Texas traffic accidents.  Many of these accidents occur due to negligent behavior of drinking and driving, and speeding. Additionally, motor vehicle accidents are a significant cause of work-related deaths. In 2018, 1,276 workers were killed on the job in motor vehicle crashes.

While many factors can cause an auto accident, driver negligence is the most common. Here are a few of the more common causes of accident injuries.

 

Excessive Speeding

Excessive speeding is the cause of almost one-third of all auto fatalities. Why is speeding such a factor in traffic accidents? This is due to vehicles being harder to control at high speeds and having less time to react. Speeding can be even more dangerous in adverse weather conditions or the dark—furthermore, the chance of death increases in a high-speed collision than in a lower-speed accident.

Distracted Driving

In today’s world, we are often distracted. A lot is going on all around us. Phone calls and text messages, GPS directions, eating, drinking, or any other behavior that takes your attention off the road can lead to accidents. Distracted driving is dangerous driving. It prevents you from reacting to the situations ahead.

Fatigued Driving

It may surprise you to know that driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Someone awake for 18 hours is likely to be as impaired as someone with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 percent. And if you have been awake for a full 24 hours, you may drive as poorly as someone with a BAC of 0.10 percent, which is well over the legal limit.

Failure to Observe Traffic Signs

Traffic signs, signals, and rules exist for a reason. They are meant to provide safety. Without these traffic laws, signs or signals, there would be no rhyme or reason for our driving. It protects against chaos.

While most drivers respect the rules of the road, others do not. But even good drivers may make mistakes or poor judgments from time to time. When failure to follow signs, signals, and traffic laws cause an injury accident, victims may be entitled to obtain compensation for resulting damages.

Driving Under the Influence

Most people know that it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent. Even with that knowledge, drunk driving continues to be a problem. Texas reports an even higher incidence of drunk driving than the national average.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of adults reported as driving while impaired is 1.9 percent nationwide and 2.1 percent in Texas.

However, alcohol isn’t the only substance involved in auto crashes. Other drugs (including legal prescription medications) affect approximately 16 percent of all annual motor vehicle wrecks. Studies show that marijuana use increases the likelihood of a crash by 25 percent.

If you have been injured in an auto collision due to the negligence of another, Call Walker Texas Lawyer today. He can help you understand your legal options and what needs to be done.

 

What Are the Most Common Types of Auto Accidents in Houston?

Driver negligence is the failure to take proper care while operating a vehicle. This rather broad definition encompasses different car accidents that occur daily on our roadways. They can include:

Single Vehicle Accidents

These are accidents such as being driven off the road trying to avoid an accident with a negligent driver.

Rear-end Crash Accidents

This can occur when drivers are speeding, tailgating, or simply not paying attention. Drivers can collide with the car in front of them often causing serious injuries.

Head-on Car Accidents

Head-on car accidents are usually caused by someone driving into traffic the wrong way. When two cars, trucks, or SUVs collide head-on, the injuries can be devastating. They often require a long recovery period that disrupts your entire life, including your ability to work.

Ride Share & Taxi Crashes

Not all car accident victims are drivers. When any transportation option, including rideshare vehicles and taxis, results in an injury due to driver negligence, your rights must be protected. This is to prevent the driver, company, or insurance carrier from having the opportunity to manipulate the evidence in their favor.

Car Accident Involving a Bus

When buses collide with passenger vehicles, the passengers in the vehicle can be seriously injured as a result. These cases become multi-tiered, as the bus driver, transit company, and the City of Houston can all be held liable for the bus collision.

Car Accidents Involving a Motorcycle

Do not assume it is your fault if a motorcycle collides with your car. Passenger car drivers can be equally injured when a negligent motorcyclist collides with their vehicle.

Car Accidents Involving a Semi Truck

It should come as no surprise that when a semi-truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the people in the smaller car are going to sustain more severe injuries.  Allow Walker Texas Lawyer to do the leg work to ensure all the evidence from your crash is preserved.

Car Accidents Involving a Drunk Driver

Few things are as devastating as injuries suffered in a car accident that involves a drunk driver. If you were in a crash with a drunk driver, we can help. Walker will hold the negligent party responsible for their unlawful and reckless behavior.

Houston Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident in Texas, Walker Texas Lawyer can help you hold the negligent party who caused your loss responsible.

How Long Does It Take for An Insurance Company to Resolve a Claim?

When you are hurt in an auto accident the healing process can be very long and slow. Unfortunately, insurance companies will do everything in their power to delay, diminish, or even deny your claim. They are not in the business of losing money.  Also, they can make the process of getting the money you deserve very difficult.

Walker can help you speed up the process. He does so by providing the evidence necessary to pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our goal is to deliver results quickly. We know you want to move forward with your life with confidence.

What Is the Average Settlement for A Motor Vehicle Accident?

Walker Texas Lawyer is known to attain higher than average settlements for injuries sustained in vehicle collisions.

While every case may not be worth a million dollars, the recovery costs you deserve can feel like millions of dollars to you and your family. The more we can recover on your behalf, the easier it will be for you to get your life back.

Is Texas a No-Fault State for Auto Accidents?

No. Texas is not a no-fault insurance state. This is why hiring a motor vehicle accident lawyer is critical. They can protect your rights and the evidence throughout the recovery process.

In Texas, we have a comparative fault law. This means that each driver is to take on financial responsibility for a crash in which they were more than fifty percent at fault.

I Was in An Auto Accident, What Do I Do?

As an experienced automobile accident attorney in Houston, Walker recommends that everyone should follow a specific procedure. This helps maintain your safety and preservation of evidence.

If you are in a vehicle accident this is what you should do:

  1. Call the police. Be sure to get an accident report from your local authorities, so we can use it as evidence.
  2. Record the negligent driver’s information, including their driver’s license, registration, and insurance information.
  3. Take pictures of the accident scene.
  4. Write down the names and contact information of any witnesses who saw the car crash.
  5. Seek medical care right away.
  6. Contact Walker Texas Lawyer to get started on your case right away.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In Texas, the personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. However, if you are injured, we urge you not to wait.  You don’t want evidence to go missing.

Some exceptions can extend and/or shorten a limitations period. Tolling is one example of extending the date. Time limitations can be extended if the injured individual was a minor at the time of the incident occurred. When they turn 18, the standard two-year statute of limitations becomes active.

Also, if you are in an accident with a governmental entity in Texas there may be certain notice provisions that you must comply with. You must comply with the provisions to sue the governmental entity or employee. Some municipalities have very short notice provisions from a few months to six months. You must understand the provisions that may apply to such an entity.

If you have any issues or questions regarding a potential limitation or the timing of a personal injury claim, contact Walker Texas Lawyer Today! He is the Houston Car Collision Lawyer.

Contact A Houston Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

It is important to know that before you file for compensation for damages, you must be able to present a strong and compelling case. Without a strong case that shows how and why the other driver is at fault, you may miss out on compensation that you are otherwise entitled to.  Walker Texas Lawyer will utilize the necessary professionals and tools to analyze your case and if warranted uncover and present the facts necessary to support a strong and compelling claim.

Initially, it may seem like the insurance company representatives are on your side. As previously noted, you should keep in mind that insurance companies are in the business to make a profit and are not in the business to look after your needs. That is why you need a lawyer who you can trust to work in your favor and secure fair compensation.

Walker Texas Lawyer has over 40 years of experience and knows how the damage caused by car wrecks can leave a lasting impact on your life. We ensure that our clients receive top-notch representation. We will protect our clients’ legal rights. When you choose Walker Texas Lawyer as your car injury attorney, your case is in good hands. You will receive excellent service that will help you successfully recover all the damages owed to you. With Walker Texas Lawyer you do not pay until you receive your damage payments. Give Walker Texas Lawyer the Houston area Personal Injury Lawyer a call today for your free consultation.

Areas We Serve

Walker Texas Lawyer is located in Houston, just off the southwest freeway near the corner of Edloe St and West Alabama St. We serve clients throughout Texas. Injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, offshore accident, or industrial accident? We can help you get the compensation you deserve. The following are some areas we serve:

Alvin, Atascocita, Baytown, Bellaire, Braeswood Place, Channelview, Conroe, Deer Park, Dickenson, Friendswood, Fulshear, Galveston, Hempstead, Houston, Humble, Hyde Park, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Lake Jackson, La Marque, La Porte, League City, Meyerland, Mission Bend, Missouri City, Montrose, Pasadena, Pearland, Rice Military, Richmond, River Oaks, Rosenberg, Santa Fe, Seabrook, Splendora, Spring, South Houston, Southside Place, Sugar Land,  Texas City, The Woodlands, Tomball, University Place

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