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Houston uninsured car accident attorneyIf you have been injured by another driver in a car accident, you may need to deal with a variety of issues, including receiving treatment for your injuries, being unable to work while you are recovering, and repairing or replacing a damaged vehicle. If the driver who caused a collision did not have insurance, you may be worried about how you will be able to cover your expenses and make a full recovery. Fortunately, by working with a personal injury attorney, you can determine your options for receiving insurance coverage or pursuing compensation from other sources.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

If the driver who was at fault for a car wreck was uninsured, you can usually receive coverage through your own auto insurance policy. All car insurance policies are required to include uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage will address situations where an at-fault driver had no insurance, and underinsured motorist coverage will be available in cases where a driver’s insurance policy will not fully cover your expenses. Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage must be provided at the minimum amounts for liability insurance. In Texas, these amounts are $30,000 for the bodily injury or death of one person, $60,000 for the bodily injury or death of two or more people, and $25,000 for property damage.

While your own insurance policy will provide you with coverage in cases where another driver did not have insurance, receiving payments that fully address your injuries and damages can sometimes be difficult. A skilled attorney can speak to your insurance company on your behalf and negotiate a settlement that will fully cover your injuries and property damage.

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Houston truck crash lawyerTragically, many car accidents involving large commercial trucks are deadly. Even more tragically, many fatal truck accidents are preventable. If you have lost a spouse, parent, child, or another close family member in a truck crash, you know first-hand just how devastating these accidents can be. You may be interested in exploring your legal options but are unsure of whether taking legal action is the right step. Read on to learn about the potential benefits of filing a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one in a truck crash in Texas.

Seeking Justice for a Loved One Killed by Negligence

The word “negligence” is a legal term used to describe irresponsible or reckless behavior that causes injury to someone. Many truck accidents are caused by the negligent actions of one or more parties. Fatal truck crashes may be caused by negligence in the form of:

  • Intoxicated driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Trucking company shortcuts or oversights
  • Negligent design or manufacture of truck parts
  • Improper loading and securement of truck cargo
  • Negligent road design or maintenance

If another party’s careless or unlawful actions led to your loved one’s death. A wrongful death claim may be the best way to hold that party accountable for your family’s tragic loss.

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Road rage is a rapidly growing menace in the United States, especially in Houston TX. Road rage occurs when a driver expresses extreme aggression or anger intending to create or cause physical harm.

Aggressive driving and road rage are two different concepts. According to The National Highway and Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA), aggressive driving is “when an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offences so as to endanger other persons or property”. Road rage takes things one step further into a more violent and potentially dangerous territory. From January through April this year, law enforcement agencies reported 107 road rage crashes in Harris County to the Texas Department of Transportation. That’s up 13% from the 95 reported during the same time last year. Injuries are up 26%.

A car accident involving road rage can be a traumatic experience. If you are a victim of a road rage accident, what are your legal options?

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Posted on in Auto Accidents

Driving is a privilege, not a right. Every driver has a legal obligation to act in a manner prescribed by the law. Failure to do so can result in an accident.

The number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads of Texas and the rest of the United States has increased during the past year, even though millions of Americans spent much of that time stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOME IMPORTANT FACTS AND STATISTICS ON CAR ACCIDENTS.

  • In Texas, 3893 people were killed in automobile accidents during 2020, up from 3623 deaths in 2019. Surprisingly, traffic volumes were almost 50% below normal for majority of the year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
  • According to safety experts, the main reason for the rise in the number of accidents is fewer people and vehicles on the roads led to motorists speeding and losing control of their vehicles.
  • Crashes resulted in the death of 251 people in Houston in 2019.
  • Between 2014 and 2018, 1153 people were killed by Houston drivers.
  • Houston was the most dangerous city to drive in Texas in 2019 as 13% of all accidents in the state occurred in the city.
  • Average vehicle speeds in major metropolitan areas rose 22% in 2020.
  • 3 Houston highways were named in the list of most dangerous highways in the country. Interstate 10 in the Houston area was ranked number 5 on the most dangerous list.

If you or your loved one has been injured in an car accident anywhere in the Houston area due to the carelessness or negligence of another driver, or manufacturer of a defective vehicle or part of a vehicle, or a government agency, you should hire one of the prominent Car Accident Attorneys in Houston to represent you.

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