Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Houston drivers may in injured or killed in accidents involving a wide range of motor vehicles, including:

  • » All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
  • » Commercial trucks
  • » Cars
  • » Bicycles
  • » Buses
  • » Motorcycles
  • » Taxi cabs
  • » Trains

Reasons for Car Crashes

Injured Houston Motorists May Have Important Legal Rights

Every year across Houston, motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of hundreds of drivers and passengers. Thousands more are seriously injured in accidents caused by defective vehicles which cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and roads which are improperly designed, built, or designed. Drivers who speed, drive under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, or are otherwise careless behind the wheel also are to blame for thousands of fatal and serious motor vehicle accidents on Houston roads and highways each year.

If you have been injured in a Houston motor vehicle accident that was caused by a defective vehicle, the negligence of another party, or dangerous road conditions, you might benefit from consulting with an experienced Houston motor vehicle accident attorney from Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. today. We can review the facts of your accident and advise you of your legal rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost income from time off work, and other damages. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

The following are leading causes of automobile accidents:

Inattentive, Negligent Drivers

Many fatal and serious automobile accidents are caused by the reckless actions of other drivers on the road. Drivers who speed, weave in and out of traffic, fail to yield the right of way, ignore traffic signals, or are otherwise inattentive or reckless cause many traffic accidents. Drivers who are injured by negligent, inattentive drivers may have a right to sue seeking financial compensation for their injuries. Also, if a negligent driver is an employee or agent of an employer at the time of the accident, the employer may be financially liable for injuries caused by the employee.

Dangerous Road Conditions

When cities, counties, or other governmental bodies fail to properly maintain public roads, traffic accidents can occur. Streets that are unsafely designed or lack adequate lighting, signage, or safety measures are to blame in many auto accidents. Private property owners may also be liable for injuries occurring on roads they control. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident where road conditions were a cause, you may be able to obtain financial compensation for your injuries from the property owner and/or the party responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the road.

Defective Vehicles and Vehicle Parts

Many cars on the road today are dangerous due to defects in how they were designed, built, or maintained. Cars that are defective are more likely to be involved in accidents or allow serious injuries to occur in accidents. Defective vehicles are also more prone to roll-over accidents, which often result in fatal or serious injuries to passengers. When a defective vehicle is involved in an accident and injuries occur, the auto maker is financially liable to injured parties for their injuries.

Call Today for Free Initial Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Houston car, truck, or other motor vehicle accident, you may have a legal right to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The experienced Houston motor vehicle accident attorneys are available now to evaluate your possible motor vehicle accident legal claim. Contact us today for a complimentary, no-obligation review of your possible motor vehicle accident case by completing the case inquiry form on this page or calling us