Car Accident Lawyer in Conroe
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Car accidents can leave injured victims in the hospital and unable to work. Even with good insurance, you could be facing an uphill battle to get your medical bills and daily expenses paid. A Conroe car accident attorney can help you. Whether you were broadsided by a drunk driver or rear-ended by a distracted driver, a car accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve after a car accident.
To learn more, call Scott Law Firm at (936) 243-4299 and schedule your free initial consultation.
U.S. Motor Vehicle Crashes by the Numbers
According to 2019 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- In 2019, 6.76 million police-reported crashes occurred in the U.S.
- 2.74 million injuries occurred in U.S. motor vehicle crashes in 2019
- In 2019, there were 36,096 roadway fatalities in the U.S.
- 41 percent of all crashes in 2019 caused an injury
Each year on average, more than 10,000 people die in drunk driving crashes, and these wrecks are 100-percent preventable. When people make the choice to get behind the wheel after drinking, they’re putting the lives of everybody on the road at a greater risk for injury and potentially deadly crashes. Buzzed driving is drunk driving too, sometimes one drink is too much.
Five seconds is the average amount of time your eyes are off of the road while sending or receiving a text message. If you’re going 55 miles per hour, that’s the equivalent of driving the length of a football field blindfolded. Texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving have become a statewide and nationwide epidemic. Whether distractions are cognitive, manual, visual, or a combination of all three, they take the driver’s attention away from the task of driving.
Texas Car Crash Statistics
According to 2019 data from the Texas Department of Transportation:
- In 2019, 3,615 people were killed in crashes in the State of Texas, equating to a fatality rate of 1.26 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled.
- In 2019, 37 percent of car-crash fatalities in Texas involved drivers under the influence of alcohol
- Collisions in rural parts of Texas accounted for 51.69% of the state's fatalities in 2019.
- 731 people were killed in crashes involving an intersection in Texas in 2019.
- There were 12,879 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2019 with 15,843 people sustaining a serious injury
Driver Negligence in Car Accidents
Ultimately, most so-called car accidents aren’t actually ‘accidental’ at all. In the majority of cases, injury-causing and fatal accidents in Conroe and around the nation are due to some type of driver error. Whether it was a case of distracted driving, drunk driving, or simply not observing the rules of the road, it’s essential to determine exactly what factors contributed to your injury accident. Sometimes, it can take additional investigative efforts to determine if the other driver was acting negligently or dangerously behind the wheel. Not all cases of distracted driving are immediately apparent, so it’s essential to speak with your lawyer as soon as possible about your case.
After a Car Accident
- Take care of your immediate medical needs
- Do not give a recorded statement to the other insurance company
- Take lots of photos
- Fully heal before you go back to your daily schedule
- Don’t post accident details on social media
To know your rights, contact a Conroe car accident attorney at the Scott Law Firm for a free consultation.
What About the Insurance Company?
If someone hits you, your claim is against the person that hit you. If that driver has liability insurance, then their insurance company has an obligation to defend their insured against a claim. It’s important to understand that the insurance adjuster of the driver who hit you does not have any duty or obligation to you. They represent the other driver’s insurance company. They don’t have to be honest or fair with you. Their job is to try to pay out as little as possible on any and all claims against their insurance company. They’re not looking out for injured individuals, they’re looking out for the company’s bottom line.
Common Car Accident Injuries
- Internal injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bruises and abrasions
- Back injuries
- Facial injuries
- Psychological injuries
When to Call a Car Accident Attorney
Anybody who has ever been in a car accident knows that it can turn your life upside down. If an injury occurred due to another driver’s dangerous, negligent, or distracted actions call a car accident attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages associated with the injury.
Call our car accident lawyer in Conroe today at (936) 243-4299 to begin building your case.
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