Accident Attorneys in Houston: Avoiding huge mistakes

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Houston is the most dense city of Texas. Currently, it has 71.7 % of lonely drivers moving towards to their destinations. Here, 71.7 % is really a big number of people driving around in the Houston Freeway, which is 739.3 miles long. And car accidents are not anything that shocks the people today. But before getting to step of hiring an accident attorney, let’s deal with the facts first.

Houston Car Accident Statistics

Let’s take a look at the amount of car accidents happened in Houston from 2011 to 2013. The info are referring to Texas Department of Transportation:

  • 183 deaths from car accident in Houston and 5885 people injured in 2011
  • Number of lives taken enlarged to 193, with 5387 fatal injuries in 2012
  • Number of deaths reduced to 188 people in 2013, but still it’s a huge number.
  • Overall 7314 fatal car crashes.

And the list continues.

 

If You Face An Accident…

We often say things like: “I drive like a turtle, what accident may occur to me?”, but you must keep in mind that it may not at all times be your fault if a road accident take place. However, you may be held with serious charges if you do not take the right decisions. So what would you do and what have to be avoided when it come to that?

  1. Whether you are guilty or clean you are after being involved in a car accident, stop your vehicle immediately. Otherwise you may be charged with hit and run infraction and the hearing may overlook anything else you say.
  2. Even if the law enforcement workers are friendly, you may still be scared to notify them, supposing them to charge you with anyway. But in reality, it will just make it even worse. So don’t be afraid to call 911, and describe your current situation in details.
  3. You may feel in shock in these types of situation. However, here are few important things to do: you must stay away from the damaged vehicle, in case it catches fire. Help the injured people unless you are not seriously injured yourself. When the ambulance and paramedics arrive, do your best to help them.
  4. Don’t hide any evidences from the spot. If you have any reason to belie that you may face charges about the accident, than you can take pictures as evidences.
  5. Most significantly, get a Houston car accident lawyer. And don’t talk over your position with someone else, particularly in public.

In a few words, misfortunes occur from time to time. Afterwards a misfortune, you may think of a sentence Jennifer Lawrence expressed: “There I am, washed up and powerless to protect myself”. But you have to stay cool and keep an eye on the steps we pointed out, and the law will be at your side.

Author: Stephen Zee (Houston Car Accident Attorney)

13 Comments
  1. Blades

    September 1, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Unfortunately, at some time in our lives, most of us will experience an automobile accident. When you are in a car accident, even if you are not injured, there are certain things that you should and should not do.

  2. Troyy

    September 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    If you are involved in an accident involving injury, or substantial damage to property, stay at the accident scene until the police tell you that you can leave. If you have any question about whether the damage caused by the accident is substantial, err on the side of caution — when the law requires you to wait for the police, leaving the scene of an accident can result in driver’s license sanctions and even criminal charges.

  3. Boyyd

    September 3, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Do not make statements to anybody at the accident scene, except for the police. When you speak to the police, tell them only the facts of what happened. Let the officers draw their own conclusion from the facts.

  4. Earnest

    September 4, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Even if you think you are at fault, do not admit liability. There may be factors which you don’t know, which played a role in the accident, and it may turn out that the other driver was more at fault than you.

  5. Comer

    September 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Litigation can take a very long time. Sometimes, cases drag on for years. While cases are pending, even where an injured person’s attorney is paying all of the legal expenses associated with the litigation, the injured person has to have enough money to get by. If the injured person is unable to work, has reduced income, or has expenses associated with care or disability, it may not be possible to wait until the end of the lawsuit before obtaining funds.

  6. Burton

    September 6, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    A question that perhaps seems obvious is, why can’t injured people simply borrow money from their lawyers? The answer is that state bar associations recognize that when a lawyer becomes a creditor to a client, a conflict of interest is created that may interfere with the attorney-client relationship.

  7. Chessy

    September 7, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Hey thanks it really helped me a lot :) :)

  8. Fredro

    September 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Sometimes an attorney won’t want to sign any contract with a settlement financing company, and some states prohibit lawyers from signing onto liens of the type necessary to secure this type of funding. As a result, typically companies require that the injured person sign the contract, and that the attorney sign an acknowledgement of the client’s instruction that the loan and associated fees be repaid from any eventual verdict or settlement.

  9. Reed

    September 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    At least one state (Florida) prohibits lawyers from participating in the settlement funding company’s evalaution process. Absent lawyer invovlement, it is unlikely that a finance company would be able to obtain enough information about a case to risk issuing non-recourse funding.

  10. Roberto NBeil

    September 10, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Also, the “adrenaline rush” from the accident can mask your symptoms — a physical examination may reveal an injury that you do not yet feel. :)

  11. AmmieGThangavelu

    September 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    What’s up everyone, it’s my first visit at this website & thx to you I am aware of how settlements works now.

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  12. Engelo

    September 19, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I jus got from an accident lawsuit in houston, and with an attorney it really was easy…..

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