When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you have to commit to driving safely. Unfortunately, not everyone does so and they not only put themselves at a great risk for injury, but they also put other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians on the roadways at risk as well. When negligent behaviors like speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence cause an accident, the drivers may be liable for the injuries they cause.
Types Of Auto Accidents
There’s no shortage of vehicles on the roads in Houston. Some of the most common types of accidents the Houston auto accident attorneys at Blizzard Law PLLC encounter include:
- 18-Wheeler Accidents – Heavy loads and massive mechanical power make 18-wheelers and other large trucks extremely destructive if they are involved in an accident. Smaller vehicles can suffer catastrophic damage if a negligent semi-truck driver collides with them.
- Auto-Pedestrian Accidents – Everyday, millions of people walk to school, work, or other locations, but this activity can be dangerous if pedestrians are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. Pedestrians have no protection against vehicles, so very often these accidents cause permanent injuries or even death.
- Bus Accidents – Millions of Americans rely on buses to get to and from work, school, and other places. Although these large vehicles are at the heart of our transportation system, their large size and high occupancy can make them incredibly dangerous for passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists.
- Car Accidents – Accidents in cars and other common passenger vehicles are the most common source of injuries and fatalities for drivers and passengers. While thousands of vehicles move across streets every day, accidents occur in a variety of situations, with some causing life-altering injuries.
Causes Of Auto Accidents
Auto accidents can occur in the blink of an eye. There are a number of dangerous driving behaviors that greatly increase the risk of accidents. Some of the most common causes of auto accidents include distracted driving, texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, not obeying traffic signs and signals, and failing to yield to oncoming traffic, among others.
Houston Auto Accident Attorneys
The Houston auto accident lawyers at Blizzard Law PLLC are here to take your call. We can help you pursue compensation to cover the cost of pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more. There is no upfront cost for working with us, and we work on a contingency fee basis meaning you won’t owe us anything unless we help you recover compensation.