Since Henry Ford first began mass-producing the horseless carriage, driving has steadily become the primary mode of transportation for millions of Americans. In Texas, residents seem to spend more time in their cars than ever before. With so much time on the road, car accidents seem inevitable. We pass fender-benders every day on our freeways and suburban streets. Although some crashes prove minor, many motor vehicle collisions result in serious injuries and even fatalities. In many cases, these accidents are the result of driver distraction or recklessness. Between substance abuse, cell phone use, and speeding, dangerous driving behaviors put people at constant risk. If you have been injured in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, we can help. Please contact our car accident lawyers today.
Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
Serious truck, motorcycle, and car accidents are incredibly prevalent. As more and more heavyweight trucks flood the roads, they present an increasing danger to the drivers of passenger cars.
Motorcyclists contribute to a significant percentage of all traffic-related injuries and fatalities. Three-quarters of all motorcycle accidents involve collisions with passenger vehicles, and the primary reason for collision is the failure of motorists to see the motorcyclist. Motorcycle accidents occur most frequently at intersections when other drivers violate the rider’s right-of-way or other traffic laws.
If you or a member of your family have been the victim of a truck, motorcycle, or car accident, get in touch with the lawyers at our firm today. Our Law Office accepts cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not get paid if you don’t win your case. We will fight for your rights and do everything possible to make sure you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
In recent years, SUVs, or “Sport Utility Vehicles,” have become increasingly popular. Many families have traded in their minivans for large SUVs that can transport kids and trailers with ease. Unfortunately, SUVs do not always provide the same level of passenger safety as smaller vehicles. When an SUV proves to be inordinately top-heavy or otherwise unstable, it can be at a higher risk for rollovers.
Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the car designers and manufacturers to take into account the high rollover capability of SUVs and to make them with appropriate safeguards against rollover car accidents. However, there are many SUVs on the roads today that isn’t reasonably protected from rolling over. When an SUV rollover is the result of the vehicle’s dangerous design, our car accident lawyers can sue the responsible party under product liability law.
If you or a loved one has been in an SUV rollover, the car accident lawyers at our firm can build a case for you. For a free case review, please contact our Law Office right away.
The Lone Star State may have more miles of highway than any other state, but that doesn’t mean they’re in good condition. Indeed, a new study suggests they’re actually pretty lousy. In a comparison of road conditions in all 50 states, Texas ranked the 17th worst in the U.S., according to research from consumer news website Consumer Affairs. Even more frightening, safety experts estimate that dangerous and defective roads are responsible for many fatal car accidents. The risk to motorists is extremely high due to the terrible condition of our streets and freeways.
Some of the most common accident-causing road defects include:
Obstacles in the road
Defective or broken medians
Narrow lanes and shoulders
Too few lanes
Poor road markings
Inadequate traffic signals
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If you or a family member have been involved in a road defect-related car accident, please consult our lawyers today. We’ll review the facts of your case and begin working on your behalf as soon as possible.