New Braunfels Car Wreck Lawyer
Texas Car Accident Attorney In Comal And Hays Counties
Every day, people are injured or killed in car crashes. In 2008, there were over 30,000 fatalities nationwide in either passenger car or light truck crashes. Although car crashes are often referred to as car “accidents,” a crash is usually the result of a driver’s carelessness. The legal term for carelessness is “negligence.” The law provides that a person is responsible for damages caused by their negligence.
The Bettersworth Law Firm has represented people throughout Texas, especially in New Braunfels and the surrounding areas who have suffered severe personal injuries in automobile, motorcycle or truck accidents. Motor vehicle usage continues to increase on our roadways.
Collisions causing injuries are inevitable. We handle injury cases arising from motor vehicle collisions involving drunk drivers, hit and runs, uninsured drivers or underinsured drivers, as well as accidents occurring from collisions involving SUVs (sports utility vehicles), delivery trucks, construction trucks and semitractor-trailers.
Our Commitment To Victims In Texas
Our firm represents people who have been injured in car collisions or wrecks that result from defective design, manufacture or installation of faulty component parts. We are familiar with the best ways in which to prove auto liability cases, whether the incident occurred in New Braunfels, Seguin, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Hays County and throughout South Central Texas.
If you, a family member or a friend has experienced a serious personal injury or death as a result of the fault of another, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. The Bettersworth Law Firm has experience in cases involving a wide range of areas including auto accidents, product liability, premises liability and much more. We are pleased to work with other counsel and often accept referrals. To set up a free consultation, please call us at 830-443-9193. We do all work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we accept no legal fees unless and until our clients get compensation.
What Are The Most Common Car Wreck Scenarios?
The ways in which cars strike one another typically impacts the severity of the crash, and can sometimes provide clues as to why the accident happened. Below are three of the most common crash scenarios:
- Rear-end crashes occur when one driver strikes the back of another driver’s vehicle. The rear driver is presumed to be at fault in most cases. These crashes are commonly attributed to inattention/distraction, following too closely and unsafe speed.
- Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles crash directly into one another while traveling in opposite directions. These are common on undivided streets and highways and are commonly caused by unsafe passing practices and lane drift.
- T-bone crashes occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle, forming a T shape. In many cases, these crashes occur at intersections where one driver has attempted to make a left turn across the path of opposing traffic. Sometimes, the turning driver is at fault for making an unsafe turn. Other times, oncoming drivers are at fault for running a red light or otherwise disobeying traffic signals.
What Is The Most Common Cause Of Car Wrecks?
By a wide margin, human error is the leading cause of car crashes, and most cases of “error” can actually be attributed to driver negligence. Specific examples include inattention/distraction, failure to obey traffic signals and signage, failure to maintain and repair a vehicle, failure to adjust to poor weather or hazardous road conditions and driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol.
We all have a duty to drive in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to other drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Those who injure others because they failed to take this duty seriously are guilty of negligence.
Contact Our New Braunfels Car Wreck Attorney
If you or someone you know has been a victim of an auto accident, truck accident or mass transit accident, The Bettersworth Law Firm can help. Contact our firm today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.