Reasons that can lead to Auto Accidents
- Hazardous Driving Conditions
- Reckless Driving
- Driver Distraction
- Driver Fatigue
- Mechanical Issues
- Teenage Drivers
- Truck/18-wheeler Involvement
You need a Local Car Accident Attorney
294,661 Vehicle Accidents Occurred in Texas in 2011. Driving today is an inherently dangerous activity, a necessary risk that a modern society is faced with.You need a Car Accident Attorney if you had been in an Car Crash. Don’t try to take on the other party by yourself!
According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there is a 30% chance of you getting into a serious Auto Crash.
As it is for the year 2013 on Texas Highways and Byways 1 person was killed every 2 hours band 36 minutes. On the injury side though, a far greater number of 1 person per every 2 minutes and 16 seconds were affected. Every 71 seconds a traffic crash was reported that involved an injury and or death. The grand total of individuals involved in traffic accidents is 232,041.
The amount of traffic we experience on a daily basis also puts us into harms way. Here in our fair City, we read every day about wrong way drivers, or that some drunken fool blasting through a red-light. Another pedestrian mowed down by a vehicle and the driver failed to stop and render aid, the driver chose to take flight. Auto Accidents occur all the time, there is very little we directly can do about. We as a person can’t change drivers behavior, though the City of Laredo has recently passed a Cell Phone Ban on Drivers. As of February 1st, 2015 Police is enforcing a strict ban on drivers using their cell phone while driving. Blue tooth operated devices are ok. We know from our own experience on the roads that on a daily bases driver are texting and placing call while driving. This form of distraction can and will have a bad outcome. Too many vehicle owners have been involved in car accidents because the other party was not paying attention to the road but focused on the phone. If you have been victimized in a Car Crash due to no fault of your own, it is in your best interest to involve a competent Auto Accident Lawyer that has in-depth knowledge and experience of the law regarding Vehicle Crash cases. That is why you should call the Laredo Car Accident Attorney at Ford and Laurel.
These are just the most common causes of car accidents, however, there are many other incidents unaccounted for in this article, that we can help you with when you have been injured to no fault of your own. Most recently the City of Laredo has passed a Cell-Phone use, unless it’s hands free. We believe it’s a good thing, to many time have I observed that drivers are so deeply distracted when operating a vehicle and using their phone. As a matter of fact I almost got side swiped several times.
Fortunately there is Legal Assistance for these situations
It is imperative that anyone who has been involved in a serious automotive crash contact an experienced knowledgeable Car Accident Attorney such as Ford and Laurel, as soon as possible.
Your medical bills and lost wages from an injury caused by someone’s negligent actions on the road may be compensated for, after a lawsuit. Personal injury laws in Texas make some lawsuits difficult to win. However, the Seasoned Attorney at Ford & Laurel has decades of experience with a proven track record of successful verdicts making her one of Laredo’s most dependable Personal Injury Lawyer . Our Attorney at Ford & Laurel is at your service and will help you battle the Big Insurance Companies.
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Time is sensitive in Vehicle Crash Injury procedures, call us today for a Free confidential consultation about your case.
To find out how much you can expect to receive if you succeed in your claim, contact the competent Attorney at Ford & Laurel, your Personal Injury Attorney in the Alamo City . Arrange for a free case evaluation with our attorney today!
To find out how much you can expect to receive if you succeed in your claim, contact the Accident Attorney at Ford & Laurel. Meet with Sandra D. Laurel today!
Safety tips from the Attorney at Ford & Laurel
Some of the most common accidents which occur while driving are rear end collisions. Were you aware of the fact that a trailer hitch can increase the risk of injury to you and the other occupants in your vehicle? Surprising?
A rear end collision can result in injury to your soft tissue i.e. injury to the ligaments, muscles and tendons throughout the body. Since a trailer hitch is attached directly to the frame of the vehicle, it can result in much worse: back and neck damage, sometimes even serious spinal cord damage.
Nowadays, most motor vehicles (and recently railcars) are designed with safety in mind; safety features that shield passengers from the impact of a collision with “crumple zone” safety details. The crumple zone is a structural feature installed to absorb impact on collision. It is located in the front, and sometimes, in the rear of the vehicle.
However, when a hitch is inserted into the receiver, the “g force” is directly and immediately transferred to the frame of the vehicle and to the occupant’s bodies. Consequentially, there is the possibility for more acute trauma. It is common to see significantly less damage sustained to an automobile with no hitch attached.
The National Safety Commission Alert reported that: The most frequent vehicle accident (in the United States) is the rear end collision…a vehicle equipped with a receiver hitch (tow bar) increases the risk of Whiplash by 22% if it is hit in the rear” and “A receiver hitch completely changes the crash dynamics.
Furthermore: It has been shown that the occupants of the “target” vehicle will move forward at 2.5 times (or more) then that of the “bullet” vehicle. So a small 5 mph impact will send the occupants of the target vehicle flying forward at 12 – 13 mph – certainly enough force to hurt people. This change in acceleration or “Delta V” is what influences whiplash.
• An estimated 75% of all rear end collisions are less than 10 mph, which surprisingly worsens cases of whiplash.
• 28% of all crashes are rear end collisions.
• Most rear collisions occur on straight, dry roads during the daylight hours.
• 25-34 year old males are 1.9 times more likely to be involved in such an accident.
• Women are more likely to sustain a whiplash injury i.e. younger women with non-muscular necks; similarly, the older population, if they are frail.
For a free and confidential consultation with our Attorney, please call the Law Office of Ford & Laurel , Laredo TX, on (956) 421-4823.
Statistics about Traffic Accidents in Texas