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Hundreds of thousands of people are involved in car crashes each year in Texas. The lucky ones escape with no injuries and little damage to their vehicles.

Unfortunately, many accident victims aren’t as fortunate.

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A motor vehicle accident can be one of the most terrifying occurrences someone can go through. You may be simply driving to work one day when out of nowhere, someone hits you and sends your car careening out of control and into another car. Although the accident was clearly someone else’s fault, you still have to wait while the other motorist’s insurer processes your claim, a process that can seem to drag on forever while you are recovering from injuries and suffering financial difficulties. Meanwhile, while you are waiting for the other driver’s insurance adjuster to get back to you with what will no doubt be a low ball offer, you still have to figure out how to pay your bills from the accident, how to get to and from work every day if your car is in the shop for repairs, and deal with finding the time and money to receive the medical treatment you need as a result of your injuries from the accident.

However, hiring an aggressive Houston motor vehicle accident attorney to assist you in recovering maximum damages for your injuries and damages suffered in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else’s negligence can speed this process along and often result in the insurer taking your case seriously for fear you will drag them through costly and time-consuming litigation. At Pusch & Nguyen, we have developed the reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for our clients and fighting insurers tooth and nail for every cent that our clients are entitled to. If you need an aggressive Houston car accident attorney to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries and damages suffered in a lawsuit, then contact us today for a free consultation regarding your situation.

Car Accidents in Texas: A Frequent and Often Tragic Occurrence

Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life across Texas, from Houston in the east to El Paso in the west. According to statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation, a motor vehicle accident occurred every 59 seconds on the roads of the Lone Star State in 2017. This resulted in more than 254,000 injuries to Texas motorists in 2017. 3,721 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in Texas that year, which equates to a fatality every 2 hours and 21 minutes, every day, 365 days per year. 40.1% of these deaths occurred where someone in one of the vehicles was not restrained with a seatbelt and 1,028, or 28% of the total fatalities, occurred in situations in which a driver was operating his or her vehicle under the influence of alcohol. As reflected in these statistics, car accidents occur every day throughout Texas at an alarming rate, including all across the hundreds of miles of roads that span the greater Houston area. Many of these car accidents are caused by the negligence of one of the parties to the accident and often can result in death or serious injuries to those unlucky enough to be the victim of another motorist’s negligence. In such a scenario, it is imperative that you have a skilled and experienced advocate on your side to assist you in recovering the maximum damages to which you are entitled under Texas law.

What Damages Am I Entitled to if I Have Been Involved in a Texas Car Accident?

Lost wages (past and future)

Medical expenses (past and future)

Property damage (including the cost of repairs to your vehicle)

Pain and suffering

Other losses your loved ones may have suffered as a result of your injuries, including:

Lost support and services based on things you can no longer do for your family

Lost consortium as a result of your injuries

What Can You Help Me With After a Car Accident?

Gathering evidence and building your case to establish the other driver’s liability as well as to document and prove your injuries

Assisting you in finding medical providers to treat you for your injuries

Paying any medical bills associated with treatment for those injuries

Dealing with the other party’s insurer so you can focus on getting your life back together

Negotiating with medical providers after the case has been resolved to ensure you keep as much money as possible

Why Hire Our Firm?

The attorneys at Pusch & Nguyen Law Firm are experienced in representing the victims of Texas motor vehicle accidents. In addition to having more than 50 years of combined legal experienced representing the victims of other motorists’ negligence, we have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We are passionate about getting our clients the justice they deserve and it shows in our results-we prevail in 99% of our cases.

Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Texas Car Accident? Contact the Experienced Houston Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys at Pusch & Nguyen Law Firm

If you have been injured in a Texas motor vehicle accident, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Pusch & Nguyen Law Firm PLLC today. Over our more than 50 years of combined legal practice, we have represented thousands of motorists, pedestrians and other individuals who were victims of someone else’s negligence in connection with a Houston motor vehicle accident. Our Houston car accident attorneys will meet with you to discuss your case and are available every step of the way to answer any questions you may have. If you or a loved one have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Houston, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your particular situation today at 833-PUSHWIN or [email protected]

Common Causes of Texas Motor Vehicle Accidents and How to Prevent Becoming Involved in a Motor Vehicle

Although every Texas motor vehicle accident is unique in terms of the parties involved, the weather, the heaviness of traffic, the speed at which the impact occurred, and the number of vehicles and persons involved, there are a number of common causes of motor vehicle accidents in Texas. These can include, among other things, distracted driving, consumption of alcohol, failure to take into account the effect of adverse weather conditions by drivers, and other factors. Therefore, as a careful Texas driver, you should always take care to minimize the impact of these factors upon you each time you get behind the wheel, which will decrease the chances of you becoming involved in an accident and thereby make you a safer driver.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Although the facts of every motor vehicle accident are different, car accidents, whether in Texas or elsewhere, have some common causes. Motor vehicle accidents are just more likely to occur when certain factors are present and in certain scenarios. Some of the most common causes of Texas auto accidents are the following:

Distracted Driving: Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT) statistics show that of the 537,000 reported motor vehicle accidents on Texas roads in 2017, nearly 1 in 5 (or 100,687), were due to distracted driving. These 100,687 accidents resulted in 444 fatalities and 2,889 serious injuries. Texas has such a problem with distracted driving that the Texas Legislature passed a law that, beginning in September 2017, made it illegal for any driver in Texas to read, write or send a text while driving in the Lone Star State.

Consumption of Alcohol: 28 percent of the motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2017 in Texas occurred in crashes involving someone who was under the influence of alcohol.

Not Wearing a Seatbelt: Despite being legally required since 1985 in Texas, more than 40 percent of the fatalities reported in 2017 motor vehicle accidents in Texas occurred as a result of a person not being adequately restrained by either the use of a seatbelt or a child safety restraint device as required by Texas law.

Road Rage-Drivers becoming angry if someone cuts them off, fails to use a turn signal or engages in other unsafe behaviors in traffic increasingly has led to more and more car accidents as well as physical violence in the Lone Star State when another angry driver takes out his or her frustration on the offending driver.

Weather-Texas is known for sometimes having hurricanes, severe rain, windstorms and flash floods. According to a TDOT review of the 2017 statewide crash statistics, rain, fog, snow, hail or some other form of extreme weather contributed to nearly 10 percent of the accidents in Texas in 2017.

Ways to Avoid Car Accidents/Safe Driving Tips

Always Wear Your Seatbelt: Wearing a seatbelt is of the utmost importance in avoiding car accidents. The seatbelt has been standard in motor vehicles since the Swedish automaker Saab introduced it across all its models in the late 1950’s and it is among the easiest and least intrusive means to protect yourself while riding in the car.

Do Not Use Your Cell Phone While Driving: Not using your phone while driving is an absolute essential. Studies have shown that talking on a cell phone can make someone four times more likely to become involved in a motor vehicle accident and texting while driving increases someone’s chances of becoming involved in an accident by 6 times more than if a person is driving drunk. If you are behind the wheel, give driving 100 percent of your attention.

Always be alert!—avoid driving when tired to keep from dozing off at the wheel and losing control of your vehicle

Be aware of severe weather conditions!—Texas is known for its unpredictable weather. Sudden weather changes have the potential of making driving conditions very different. Avoid driving in heavy storms and be cautious of high winds. If you must drive, decrease your speed. Drive slow in foggy weather, keep your lights on low beam and be wary of vehicles and pedestrians that you may not be able to see.

Always Use the Appropriate Signal: Always use turn signals and check your blind spots before changing lanes or making a turn. Not doing so can lead to a collision if other drivers do not know what your intentions are.

Drive More Slowly and Carefully in Extreme Weather Conditions: Braking ability can be impaired when it is raining if water gets on your brakes or if there is water on the road. Therefore, if the weather is bad, then slow down and give yourself more space between yourself and the car in front of you.

Avoid Behavior that Would Antagonize Other Drivers: If someone cuts you off or is tailgating you, do not make an angry gesture, curse at the driver or speed up and tailgate him or honk your horn. Doing so could lead to an accident or a confrontation that results in physical harm to you. Avoid tailgating— In the event that a car has to stop suddenly, driving too closely behind a vehicle can result in a rear end collision. Try not to cut in front of vehicles—cutting in front of vehicles can cause serious and sometimes fatal auto accidents.

Do Not Get Behind the Wheel if You Have Had A Drink: Numerous studies show that people frequently underestimate how much they have had to drink and overestimate the impact it has upon their ability to drive safely. Given the number of fatalities which occur on Texas roads each year due to alcohol, it is best to simply not drive at all if you have had even a single drink.

Unfortunately, in many circumstances, even the safest of drivers may find themselves involved in an auto accident due to the actions of another careless motorist. If that is you, a family member or a loved one, we are here to assist you in your time of need. Contact our Houston car accident lawyers for a no-cost evaluation of your case.

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Car Accident FAQ

1. What should I do when I get in a wreck?

- Safety first. Make sure you are out of the way of any traffic before you exit your vehicle.
- Call the police. Make sure the police collect data from the scene of the accident. The police will create a crash report which will come in handy later on when dealing with the insurance companies. if the accident occurred on private property, the police will most likely not create a report, but you can still file a report of the incident.
- Exchange information from other driver. Make sure to take picture of their driver’s license, insurance card, and license plates. Be sure to have all of your necessary information handy as well.
- Take pictures of damages from scene. The more pictures, the better. Be sure to take pictures of damages on both vehicles (as long as it is safe to do so), the position of the vehicles, etc. You want to make sure you have enough information to prove facts of the collision.
- Watch what you say. Insurance companies will take everything you say into account when trying to prove fault of a collision. Don’t say things like “Sorry” or “My bad” as that would hint that you might have been at fault for the accident, whether or not you are.
- Seek medical attention. If you feel any pain or believe you need medical attention for any reason, do not hesitate. The sooner you can see a doctor, the sooner you can recover and can avoid claims from the insurance companies that your injuries were not substantial since you didn’t need immediate attention.
- Set up a claim with your insurance company as soon as you can. If you wait, you may forget the particulars of the accident and not be able to provide enough detail about the collision to the insurance company.
- Clarify your coverage with your insurance company. You want to know what will be covered and what won’t before you enter the claims process. Ask about your coverage for uninsured or underinsured motorists, personal injury protection and rental coverage.

2. How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

Most personal injury attorneys work under a contingency fee, meaning you don’t pay them until the case and insurance claims are settled. Once settled, the lawyer will take a certain percentage of whatever amount is awarded from the insurance company, and the rest will go to you.

3. How soon should I file a claim with the insurance company?

You should file a claim with the insurance company as soon as possible. By doing this, you can start the claims process sooner and keep the details of the accident fresh on your mind to provide as much information to the insurance company as possible. This will insure your claims move smoothly and your case doesn’t get drawn out longer than need be.

4. What should I claim from the insurance company?

Depending on the severity of the collision, there are a number of civil claims that can be filed. The most common civil claims that personal injury lawyers recommend you file are negligence, lost wages, and property damage. Claiming negligence simply means you are claiming that the other driver was negligent in their driving which resulted in the collision. This makes the other party responsible for any damages, pain or suffering that occurred during the accident. Should you be debilitated to the extent that you cannot return to work, you would claim lost wages to get compensation from the time of the accident to the time you are recovered enough to return to work. Claiming property damage means the other driver is responsible for any damages that occurred during the car accident. A personal injury attorney can help you determine which claims apply to your case and how to legally proceed with them.

5. Is a lawyer necessary?

Regardless of how minor or significant the injury, always speak to a lawyer first. An experienced lawyer can help with smaller and larger cases. They can help you determine what to claim and protect your rights in court should your case make it that far.

6. What does the legal process in a personal injury case look like?

After your case has been accepted by a personal injury lawyer, your case will go through a series of events. First, your lawyer will draft up a set of demands from the other driver and their insurance company stating the claims you and your lawyer wish to file. The case will then enter discovery which is a series of questions sent back and forth between your lawyer that ask about the details of the case. These questions range from asking about simple information (such as phone number and address) to the specifics of the case. After discovery, the case will move to litigation where the lawyers negotiate with the insurance companies about how much you should be compensated from the case depending on which claims you file. Going to court is the last step in a personal injury case, should the case make it that far. Most of the time, the insurance companies will settle on an amount to reimburse their client; other times, usually in very large cases, the case will be taken to court to determine which claims should be reimbursed. After the case is settled, your claims are compensated for and the personal injury lawyer will take their percentage of what the case makes.

7. How will the insurance company know that I’m injured?

The insurance will see all your medical records and bills surrounding the case. Depending on what you claim from the accident and your insurance’s policies, they will reimburse the medical expenses up to the amount you are covered for.

8. How will my medical bills be paid?

Depending on yours and the other driver’s insurance policy, your medical bills should be paid for. A personal injury lawyer can help you understand the insurance policies and how to reimburse any bills resulting from the accident.

9. If my injuries keep me from work, how will I recover financially?

In some cases, you can claim lost wages which acts as compensation for missed work hours due to a collision. Talk to a personal injury lawyer to get help in claiming lost wages in your case.

10. What kind of damages can be recovered by insurance?

Depending on what your insurance and the insurance of the other driver covers will determine what damages you can recover. The damages include the vehicles involved, yourself, and any property damages that might have occurred from the collision. Depending on what the policies of insurance cover will determine how much, and what can be recovered from the collision.

11. What if I don’t have medical insurance?

In personal injury collision cases, medical insurance is usually not looked at. Medical expenses and property damages will be covered by the car insurance policies of the parties involved in the collision. How much of the medical expenses that is covered will depend on the limits of the policies. It is advised by most personal injury lawyers to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist (UIM) on your insurance, as this will help with recovering expenses should the other party not have insurance.

12. How will my car be recovered?

This too will depend on the insurance policies of the parties involved in the collision. Personal Injury lawyers can help you determine what can be recovered on your car depending on the severity of the vehicle’s damages.

13. Will my insurance be the only party involved?

No. Both party’s insurance’s will be involved in a motor vehicle accident.

14. What if my car is totaled?

Some policies will cover the total cost of the vehicle, while others will either pay for what’s owed on the vehicle or match what has already been paid so you can put that money towards a new vehicle. Take a close look into your insurance policies to see how your insurance company deals with recovering vehicles.

15. How long will the personal injury case take to complete?

There are multiple factors that influence the time it will take for your Personal injury case to be complete. These variables include: the severity of the accident, the cooperation of the other party and their insurance, and whether or not the case will go to trial. It is important to stay patient in these cases as some can be long, but keep in mind that the patience will help ensure that the damages inflicted on you can be recovered financially.

16. What if the other person doesn’t have insurance?

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist (UIM) policies are usually offered by most insurance policies. PIP will ensure that you are medically covered by your own insurance should you be injured in a car accident and the other party does not have insurance. UIM will help recover damages should the other party not have insurance. Personal Injury lawyers highly recommend speaking with your insurance company and figuring out how to get these policies on your insurance plan.
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