Motor Vehicle Accidents occur by the millions each year. In fact, in 2010, there were over 5,400,000 auto accidents that produced over 2 million injuries. Almost 33,000 people were killed as a result of these accidents. Many of these accidents can be attributed to drunk or distracted drivers and a very large percentage of them are fully preventable.
It's hard to imagine losing a loved one in a needless auto accident but what if the accident was caused by someone's negligence? In addition to feeling intense grief, surviving family members often feel angry that their loved one was lost because another motorist just wasn't paying attention. Each year, thousands die in auto accidents and there are often extenuating circumstances such as:
Big rigs are often involved in auto accidents and when they're involved the risk of fatalities increases. That's because an 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds while the average automobile rarely weighs more than 4,500 pounds. Truckers and trucking companies must follow stringent rules and regulations, but when a driver gets behind on his deliveries and needs to make up time, speeding is the preferred method of doing so.
Mexican trucking companies are now allowed to do business in the U.S. and they come in most often through the Houston area, making Houston highways even more dangerous. Mexican trucking companies are not required to adhere to the same safety regulations as American companies. That means their trucks might have worn tires, mechanical problems or drivers who have not received adequate training.
If you've been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to an auto accident in Houston or Harris County and you believe that someone's negligence contributed to the accident, then you can take legal action. Though it won't bring back your loved one, at least the guilty party will be held accountable for their actions.
Burton Law Firm offers free legal consultations where you can get some questions answered and make an informed decision. With any auto accident where there are injuries, there are hospital and doctor bills to pay, damages to an automobile and other personal property, lost wages and many other expenses to consider.
Why not call today to schedule your free appointment at Burton Law Firm of Houston? Thomas H. Burton III is a highly skilled Houston attorney who will craft a strong case on your behalf. Tom Burton provides his clients with aggressive legal strategies designed to give you the best outcome. Don't risk losing out on the compensation you deserve. Call today!