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Car Accidents

HOUSTON CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS

CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS

Car accidents happen every day and anywhere. Whether a vehicle is in a parking lot or on the road. In addition, car accidents can happen anytime as well. Even with the advancement of technology to help drivers drive more safely, such as rear-view cameras and lane departure warnings, accidents still happen. And, it is usually due to the following causes:

Distracted Driving

The CDC reports that texting while driving is the most dangerous distraction. It combines all three types of distraction and takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. As a result, a fatal accident can happen in as little as 5 seconds. The rule of thumb is to pull over safely if you need to make a phone call.

Weather Conditions

Roadways are affected by rain, hail, fog, sleet, and snow. These types of weather reduce a driver’s ability to see clearly. Furthermore, rain accumulates for more car accidents than any other weather condition. Drivers feel that they can drive similar to when the weather is clear which usually leads to speeding.

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY DRIVERS

Driving under the Influence
Speeding  
When drivers drive over the speed limit, this can affect stopping time needed to safely stop. Speeding can be caused by driving under the influence, negligence, or horseplay. In any case, it can cause a dangerous hazard other vehicles.
Failing to Yield    

Car accidents happen when drivers fail to yield the road to other motor vehicles. Therefore, it is the most common cause of motor vehicle accidents. Drivers should take precautions to yield to other motor vehicles especially in designated areas. The most common places motor vehicles fail to yield is at:

Unsafe Lane Change      
Drivers who do not give themselves adequate room or time to safely change lanes or do not signify to others that they are changing lanes can be cited with unsafe lane change. Since trucks are larger than most vehicles on the road, changing lanes unsafely can cause an accident and cause serious bodily injury or fatality.
Reckless driving        

Reckless driving is very serious in that a driver disregards traffic laws. It is mostly done with clear intention to cause damage to property and other vehicles.  Therefore, it is often cited as a serious traffic violation.  Recklessness can cause serious injury to all on the road.

INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR ACCIDENTS

Injuries from a car accident can be anywhere between life and non-life-threatening. Impacts can be lessen due to the design of a vehicle. Safety mechanics built into the car such as seat belts, multiple air bags, and the automatic emergency braking systems help protect from impacts. However, even with safety mechanisms, injuries do occur. Common injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents include:

Other injuries can also happen when an accident occurs.  Therefore, it is best to receive medical treatment as soon as possible.

WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

No one expects to be involved in an accident.  In addition, many do not know what to do after experiencing one. Tran Law Group recommends swift action to fully recuperate your maximum compensation.

  • After an accident, you should immediately check to make sure any and all occupants in the vehicle were injured.

  • Call 911 so that local law enforcement and emergency medical services arrive to the scene.

  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident as well as all vehicles involved in the accident if possible.

  • Make sure to receive information of the other drivers as well as any incident numbers from the police who are investigating the scene. Information may include names, address, phone numbers, insurance information of the other drivers as well as identification.

  • If any one witnessed the accident, be sure to collect the name, address, and phone number of each witnesses.

  • Seek medical care following the accident either at the local hospital, urgent care, or a physician.

  • Call Tran Law Group so that our staff can help with any and all insurance companies involved in the accident.

TRAN LAW GROUP CAN HELP

Car accidents can be life-changing and emotionally upheaving. At Tran Law Group, our Houston Car Accident Lawyers will work to insure you and your loved ones can receive compensation for the damages and injuries incurred by another driver’s negligence. Contact our office at 713-789-5200 today for a free consultation.