Common Causes of Austin Car Accidents
Common Causes of Texas Car Accidents
We Texans use our cars every day to go to work, school, shopping or recreation. Every time we get on the road, unfortunately, we run the risk of being involved in an accident that is caused by the carelessness of another driver. In fact, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) estimates that a car crash occurs every 74 seconds on our interstates, highways and streets.
If you have been involved in a car wreck, it is important that you seek medical treatment right away and immediately contact an experienced Texas car accident attorney who can investigate your accident and work hard to protect your right to recover funds for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
For more than 30 years, The Bob Richardson Law Firm has investigated automobile accidents on behalf of car crash victims throughout Austin, Waco and the surrounding Texas communities of Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor and Belton.
To learn how we can help you with your car accident case, call us today toll-free at 800-880-5100 or use our online form. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and answer your questions. We won’t charge you for our services unless we recover for you.
Negligent & Reckless Driving Causes Texas Car Accidents
Although they are called car “accidents,” they are not random events. Too often, car crashes are the result of another person’s negligent or reckless driving. Based on a survey of Tx DOT data, and our own experience, we have found that the most common causes of Texas car accidents are:
- Failing to control speed
- Driver inattention
- Distractions inside the vehicle
- Failing to drive in a single lane, or weaving
- Changing lanes or passing when it is unsafe
- Running through a stop sign or red light
- Failing to yield at signs and intersections
- Driving tired or falling asleep at the wheel
- Following too closely
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Turning when it is unsafe
- Mechanical or design defects.
At The Bob Richardson Law Firm, we conduct intense investigations of all car accident claims, use the latest technology and consult with a network of highly qualified medical, engineering and accident reconstruction experts to determine the cause of a crash and extent of damages.
For instance, in one recent case, we hired a helicopter and experts to photograph and survey an accident scene and to create a computer reconstruction of a collision. In another case, we scanned voluminous medical records onto a CD-ROM and projected the pages onto a large screen for the jury to read along with a medical expert.
We believe that the more evidence we can collect, the stronger our position will be when we advocate on behalf of our Texas car accident clients at the negotiation table or in the courtroom.
Contact Our Texas Car Accident Attorneys Today
For more than 30 years, The Bob Richardson Law Firm has used hard work and determination to help car accident victims throughout Austin, Waco and the surrounding Texas communities of Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor and Belton.