Wednesday July 26 , 2017

Common Types of Texas Car Accidents

Few car accidents are blameless. Usually, someone is at fault. Common types of Texas car accidents include:

  • Aggressive driving: Speeding, making dangerous passes and roaring through red lights cuts trips short. It also creates the risk of cutting lives short in an intersection crash or head-on collision.
  • Drunk driving: Heavier law enforcement and public awareness campaigns have reduced Texas DWI / DUI accidents. But alcohol-impaired driving remains a serious public safety problem. For many years, more people have died in drunk-driving wrecks in Texas than anywhere else in the country.
  • Distracted driving: Types of distracted driving include talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, drinking, talking with passengers or using a GPS device. Distracted driving is particularly dangerous when the driver approaches an intersection or goes through a work zone.
  • Drowsy driving: Instead of taking a break, too many drivers stay on the road when they are tired or falling asleep at the wheel. Drowsy drivers can cause fatal car accidents and fatigue-related crashes that send people to the hospital with serious injuries.
  • Teen driving: Teen drivers lack experience and can fail to see the consequences of dangerous driving habits. They often speed or talk on a cell phone behind the wheel. As a result, teen drivers have a high accident rate and endanger others.
  • Vehicle defects: Even when a driver operates their vehicle safely, a car crash may be caused by defective brakes, gears, sudden acceleration or a rollover.

Help For Texas Car Accident Victims

At The Law Office of James D. Schull, we have helped Texas car accident victims with injuries ranging from minor cuts, scrapes and bruises to more severe, catastrophic injuries. We investigate cases, use technology and consult with highly qualified medical, engineering and accident reconstruction experts. As a result, we have obtained many favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

You may be able to recover compensation if you have suffered any of these damages and are able to prove them:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Impairment;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Lost past and future income;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • Punitive damages.

If your loved one suffered a wrongful death in the vehicle accident, your family may be entitled to compensation for the loss of your family member’s care and companionship, funeral expenses and the mental anguish you have suffered.

We know aggressive insurance companies will try to get an accident victim to make a statement or agree to a quick, low-value settlement. Before you talk to them, talk to an experienced Texas auto accident lawyer who will protect your rights.

Contact A Texas Car Accident Attorney Today

Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases. Depending on the parties involved in your car accident, the deadline for taking action may arrive even sooner.  If you need legal assistance with your vehicle accident case, contact The Law Office of James D. Schull today by calling us at (817) 249-5300 or using our online form. We can provide you with a free case evaluation.
Our Texas car accident attorneys serve injury victims throughout the DFW metroplex and surrounding communities.