fbpx

Car Accidents

Houston is the fourth largest city in the country in population but it is also one of the most sprawling, with numerous highways, freeways, and other high-speed roads that residents regularly traverse as part of their commutes from place to place. A high percentage of people you know have likely been involved in car accidents, whether a parking lot bump or a catastrophic high-speed collision. If you or someone you know suffered physical injuries due to a car accident, you should seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer in evaluating your case and determining the most effective strategy for moving forward.

In Texas, we love our cars; and, as such, we spend a lot of time driving. The total number of roadway accidents in Texas in 2019 was 68,682, which is quite high, but even more scary is that Texas had more traffic deaths than any other state in 2018 and in 2019, with 3,294 fatal crashes that led to 3,615 deaths in 2019 alone. In addition to fatalities, car accident injury victims also suffer from whiplash, head and brain injuries, chest injuries, abdominal injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.

The Dangers of Driving Under the Influence

One of the biggest problems with keeping those on or near the Texas roads safe is the propensity for our local drivers to drive under the influence. In fact, Houston leads Texas in the number of accidents involving driving under the influence. For years, Harris County has led not just the state but the country in drunk driving fatalities, and tens of thousands of DWI charges are filed here each year. That’s why it’s important for those who may celebrate with mind altering substances like alcohol to always designate a sober driver or use a ride-sharing service. Those of us on the roads with drunk drivers need to look out for drivers who are swerving, driving the wrong way down the street, or otherwise exhibiting atypical driving behavior.

In addition, bars, restaurants, and clubs can also be liable for over-serving patrons who later cause crashes under a theory of liability called dram shop law.

Houston Attorneys for Car Accidents

Car accident cases are often complex and require the help of experienced personal injury attorneys. Insurance companies offer inadequate settlements to victims who may not know the real value of their claim in an attempt to resolve things quickly, knowing victims need to pay for medical bills and other expenses. Even if an insurance company has made an offer to settle with you, it’s worth it to have it reviewed by a lawyer to ensure you are getting everything you’re entitled to.

The legal team at Dax F. Garza, P.C. is here to help Houstonians with all types of personal injury claims. Our commitment to our clients never wavers as we fight for your rights and to get you the financial compensation you deserve after being injured in a car crash. Reach out and contact us today so we can get started investigating your claim at no cost to you.

hit and run accident attorney

3 Fatal Hit-and-Runs Across Houston Within 24 Hours

It’s no secret that Houston is home to bad drivers; however, the city has seen an uptick of fatal hit-and-runs reflecting reckless driving behavior. Over the course of one evening, three pedestrians were killed in separate fatal car accidents across the city. In all three accidents, the drivers fled the scene of the crime. Two…

Continue reading
Rollover car accident

Fatal Rollover Accident Kills One, Seriously Injures Three Others

One person died and three juveniles were injured in a fatal crash in Katy. The vehicle carrying the four individuals struck a guardrail, causing it to veer off of the road and flip, landing on its roof. All auto accidents are serious incidents, however, accidents involving rollovers have a higher fatality rate than other types…

Continue reading
Hit and Run | Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Houston Man Killed in Tragic Hit-and-Run Accident

A 31-year-old Houston man was killed after being struck by a speeding pickup truck while attempting to cross Airline Drive on Rittenhouse Street. After striking the man, the driver of the pickup truck did not stop to render aid and continued speeding down the road. Houston police were able to find and arrest the man…

Continue reading
Debris Accident and Injury

Loose Tire Flies Through Windshield While Woman is Driving

A Texas woman was given the scare of a lifetime while she was driving on I-45. The driver’s quick instincts allowed her to barely miss being struck by a tire when it crashed through the windshield of her vehicle as she was driving. The loose tire was projected out of the bed of a pickup…

Continue reading
Rollover accident attorneys

Vehicle Rollover Claims the Lives of Two Texas Women

Three women were traveling outside of Corpus Christi on Highway 44 when their lives were changed forever. The party’s driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. While attempting to correct her driving error, the vehicle rolled over and ejected passengers Rose Elia Chacon and Maria Del Socorro Pena….

Continue reading
car crash attorneys

Texas Mother Faces Murder Charges After Killing Her Three Year-Old in a Car Crash

A young Houston mother picked up her two sons, aged eight and three, from their father’s house earlier this month. At around 5:45 a.m., the family got into a car crash while driving the wrong way. Police said the mother, who was driving under the influence of alcohol, crashed her car into a barrier while…

Continue reading
fatal car accident attorney

Women 73% More Likely To Sustain Fatal Car Accident Injury

As the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup for an unprecedented fourth time, fans and supporters renewed their calls for equal pay. But, as many of us know, it’s not just #MeToo and #EqualPay women have to worry about. In fact, a recent University of Virginia study revealed women face a much…

Continue reading
Houston Car Accident Attorney

11 Car Pile Up Reminds Drivers To Leave Assured Clear Distance When Driving

After a two-car accident occurred, nine more vehicles were then involved in the wreck as drivers were unable to stop in time to avoid the existing accident. The subsequent motor vehicle accident involved an 18-wheeler whose driver claims someone cut him off, leaving him without enough space to come to a complete stop. Under Texas…

Continue reading
Texas Car Accident Attorney

Texas Aims To Eliminate Roadway Deaths By 2050

After it was recently revealed Texas leads the nation in roadway deaths, the Texas Transportation Commission voted to formally adopt the goal of reducing traffic fatalities on the state’s roadways by half by the year 2035 — and reducing them to zero by the year 2050.  This will not be an easy task considering nearly…

Continue reading
Stop Sign Accident

Stop Sign Safety

Have you ever wondered why a stop sign is red or why it is shaped like an octagon? The design of the memorable red sign has evolved over time in order to more quickly grab the attention of drivers so they can react faster. According to Brown University, the first stop signs were posted in…

Continue reading

Have a claim?

Contact us and get a FREE CASE EVALUATION!

partner
partner
partner
partner
Dax F. Garza
Rated by Super Lawyers


loading ...