Car Accidents

Trucking and Motor Vehicle Accidents Car Accidents

All too often, accidents occur when the driver of another vehicle is not taking the safety of others on the road seriously. If another party is directly or indirectly responsible, or contributes to an accident, that party may be held liable for damages.

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 37,000 people were killed in car accidents on United States roadways during 2017. Drivers impaired by alcohol caused over 4,400 of these fatalities. In addition to deaths, these accidents can also cause serious damage to person and property. When car accidents do happen, the injured parties can be compensated.

Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can have a number of unique factors. These accidents can happen for many reasons, including:

  • Distracted driver
  • Impaired driver
  • Excessive driving speeds
  • Unlicensed or inexperienced driver
  • Driver fatigue
  • Unsafe driving
  • Incorrect lane changes, signal usage, and other improper driving techniques
  • Improper braking distance
  • Road defects
  • Improperly maintained vehicle

A car accident doesn’t just injure the driver; it can injure the passengers of the car, cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and send the collided car careening into other cars.

Car Accident Injuries

A car accident can cause serious injuries. The victims of such accidents and their families may be eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Surgeries
  • In home care
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages and income
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Damage to vehicle or property
  • Punitive damages (in certain circumstances)

Motor Vehicle Accidents

In Texas, there were a total of 3,797 fatal car accidents, 39% involving alcohol. Texas has the highest number of fatalities in the entire nation.

You have a limited time to file a claim in the state of Texas if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident. If you or your loved one was injured as the result of a car accident, it is important to have the right representation to help deal with the other driver and their insurance company. Contact Craft Law Firm today.

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