Were you injured, or did you lose a loved one in a car wreck in the Brays Oaks area of southwest Houston? If a reckless or careless driver or another negligent party caused the collision, you could be eligible to seek compensation from them through a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim if the crash took the life of a family member.
Seeking the compensation you’re owed is not always an easy task. Fortunately, the personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, have the right skills, resources, and experience to make a difference in your case. We know you need a tough lawyer when you have a tough case.
We have helped individuals just like you in Brays Oaks and throughout Harris County secure the compensation they need to pay their medical bills, make up for lost wages, repair or replace their vehicles, and get back to life.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you recover compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Our consultations are free and confidential. Reach out to us by phone or online for a free case evaluation.
How Can a Brays Oaks Car Crash Attorney Help Me?
At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, our skilled car crash lawyers in Houston, TX, are prepared to take care of every aspect of your Brays Oaks car crash claim while you focus on your recovery. We can support you through this trying time by:
- Explaining your legal rights and the options you have for recovery
- Conducting an independent investigation into the crash to uncover critical evidence and determine who was at fault
- Working with expert witnesses such as accident reconstruction specialists
- Communicating with insurance companies and other attorneys on your behalf
- Negotiating aggressively to maximize the amount of compensation you receive
Common Types of Car Accidents in Brays Oaks
Some of the most common types of accidents that occur on the roads in southwest Houston, TX, and throughout Harris County include:
- Hit-and-run accidents – A hit-and-run accident occurs when one driver crashes their vehicle into another and then flees the scene of the accident. There are many reasons drivers decide to hit-and-run, including lack of insurance or license, outstanding arrest warrants, and fear of repercussions for drunk driving or other traffic violations. No matter the reason, an experienced Brays Oaks car wreck lawyer can help you pursue justice and fair compensation after a hit-and-run – including a claim under your auto policy’s uninsured motorist (UM) coverage.
- Drunk driving accidents – Thousands of Americans die preventable deaths every year due to drunk driving wrecks. Many more suffer severe injuries. Even a small amount of alcohol in a driver’s system impairs safe driving by reducing visual perception, reaction time, judgment, and reflexes. These effects only worsen as blood alcohol concentration increases. Driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs or even extreme fatigue can have similarly dangerous effects.
- Distracted driving crashes – Driving is an inherently risky activity that requires drivers’ full and attentive concentration at all times. When drivers focus their attention on text messages, phone conversations, or other distractions behind the wheel, they are significantly more likely to crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 8.7 percent of all traffic fatalities resulted from accidents involving at least one distracted driver in one recent year.
- Speeding and reckless driving accidents – Speeding, lane weaving, and other reckless driving behaviors put everyone on the road at risk. Drivers who exceed posted speed limits, drive too fast for road conditions, or engage in other reckless behaviors are more likely to lose control of their vehicles and cause devastating high-speed collisions. Data from NHTSA suggests speeding has contributed to nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities.
- Aggressive driving accidents – Aggressive driving is distinct from reckless driving in that aggressive drivers engage in unsafe driving behaviors specifically to intimidate or harass others. Common aggressive driving behaviors include tailgating, cutting others off in traffic, and in extreme cases, even trying to run others off the road. According to the Texas Department of Insurance research, fatal crashes from aggressive driving incidents increased almost 500 percent over a recent 10-year period.
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents – Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists frequently result in catastrophic injuries for non-vehicle occupants. However, just because bicycle riders and pedestrians are more vulnerable in an accident does not mean they are always blameless. A pedestrian or cyclist could be responsible for a traffic collision if they break traffic laws in a way that forces drivers to swerve and crash while attempting to avoid them.
- Rear-end collisions – A rear-end collision occurs when the front end of one vehicle crashes into the rear end of the car ahead of it. Many rear-end collisions are caused by drivers who are tailgating, distracted, or otherwise too impaired to react in time when traffic slows or stops in front of them. Even low-speed rear-end collisions can cause severe whiplash, back injuries, and other serious trauma with lasting consequences.
- Single-vehicle crashes – Single-vehicle crashes may sound less severe than multi-car collisions. Still, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than half of all traffic accident fatalities involve only one vehicle. The majority of all single-vehicle accidents result from some type of driver error, such as distracted or reckless driving. Other possible causes of solo car wrecks include poor road conditions, other road users, and vehicle defects.
- T-bone collisions – In a T-bone crash, the front end of one vehicle collides with the broad side of another car traveling in a perpendicular direction, resulting in a “T”-shaped wreck. Many T-bone crashes occur at intersections when one driver runs a red light, blows past a stop sign, or refuses to yield the right of way to others. T-bone wrecks tend to cause serious injuries because of the relative lack of impact protection along the sides of a vehicle.
- Sideswipe collisions – A sideswipe collision occurs when the sides of two vehicles traveling in parallel “swipe” against one another. This may sound like a relatively minor type of accident, but the force transferred by a sideswipe accident can lead to loss of control of the vehicle. Many sideswipe accidents happen when drivers fail to check their blind spots, forget to signal their turns or merge without proper caution.
- Low-speed impacts – The term “low-speed accident” typically refers to any accident that occurs between vehicles traveling at speeds of less than 10 miles per hour. These accidents may result in only minor damage, but the human body typically fares much worse. Even when collisions involve relatively low speeds, vehicle occupants can sustain serious injuries such as whiplash, soft tissue injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
Head-on collisions – Head-on collisions are some of the most devastating motor vehicle crashes. In a head-on collision, the front end of one vehicle crashes into the front end of another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Data from NHTSA reveals that head-on collisions accounted for just 2.7 percent of all crashes in one recent year but still represented more than 1 in 10 fatal incidents that year.