According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019 there were an estimated 6,756,000 police-reported traffic crashes in which 36,096 people were killed. In addition, an estimated 2,740,000 people were injured on United States roadways. That’s over a 9% increase from 2015, when 2.44 million people were injured. On average, one person was killed every 15 minutes and an estimated 5 people were injured every minute in traffic crashes in 2019.
Armstrong Law understands how overwhelming an automobile accident can be. You are dealing with the trauma of the accident, the emotional anguish associated with a catastrophic injury or loss of a loved one, mounting medical costs, potential lost wages, and a legal system that moves slowly and is difficult to navigate.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another driver’s negligence or reckless action, we can handle the legal action necessary to ensure that your rights are protected. We can see that you receive fair and just financial compensation for your pain and suffering, and relief from the medical expenses you have incurred because of the accident. We provide the compassionate counsel you need and deliver the results you deserve.
Common Causes of Automobile Accidents
There are many causes of automobile accidents. When a party doesn’t follow the rules of the road, disaster can happen, leading to insurmountable consequences for those involved. Some of the leading causes of automobile accident are:
Fatigue and Distracted Driving
Texting While Driving
Running Red Lights
Turning When Unsafe
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 people die each day in the U.S. due to a motor vehicle crash involving a drunk driver. In 2019 there were 10,142 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes, an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 52 minutes.
Despite new laws prohibiting the use of a cell phone while driving, people continue to do so. Other distractions such as eating and drinking, grooming, and using a navigation system lead to serious and/or life-threatening injuries. Every day, reckless drivers speed or drive too fast for conditions, and pose serious threats to motorists.
Every accident is unique. However, in the vast majority, someone is to blame. Armstrong Law can review your accident to determine whether you should take legal action. There are many reasons for automobile accident injury claims. Warren Armstrong has handled hundreds of accident cases and is incredibly qualified to help you.
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims
If you are hurt in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you have the right to expect compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Generally, your costs and general damages are paid by the at-fault driver’s liability insurance when you make a personal injury claim. This is called a “tort claim.” Unfortunately, many drivers carry only the minimum liability coverage required by Texas law.
If the uninsured or underinsured driver who hit you has only the minimum liability insurance, it may not cover all of your losses. If you carry uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) coverage, which we suggest that you buy to best protect you and your family, we will make a claim against your own insurance company to cover the balance of your losses. This is called a “contract claim.” It is a highly complex series of laws and most people do not understand the nature and extent of these types of cases.
Rideshare Uber/Lyft Accidents
Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft are a convenient option for many people, but rideshare drivers are still prone to accidents. These drivers are more likely to be driving in areas they are unfamiliar with to pick up app users, and they could be easily distracted by the app’s navigation system or new surroundings. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may have grounds for a case.
Like other drivers, we recognize rideshare drivers are only human. If a rideshare driver’s negligence, however, has brought you great harm, you should not have to suffer for it. Don’t let tech companies with the best insurance company lawyers’ money can buy minimize the harm caused to you.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in automobile accident, STAY STRONG! Call Armstrong Law.