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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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A severe personal injury can have a significant impact on your life. Beyond the injury itself, you have to deal with medical bills, paperwork, and insurance companies. It can be overwhelming, especially when you are trying to focus on recovery.

A victim of a personal injury has to enter into a legal battle with the defendant, and the insurance company to receive full compensation for Injuries sustained which is impossible without the able guidance of a competent and experienced personal injury lawyer.

TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A LAWYER!

If you have been hurt in an accident, a personal injury lawyer can help and guide you with what to do next.

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