We usually refer to car crashes as accidents, but since most crashes are caused by one of more party’s negligence or incompetence, that term feels wrong. It’s not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of skill and awareness – or rather, a lack thereof.
This distinction between an accident and a crash is an important one to make when pursuing a personal injury case because the latter implies that there is definitely a liable party. Once we can examine evidence and testimony to determine that liable party, we can then move forward in the pursuit of pursuing justice on your behalf.
Every year, car crashes in Texas kill thousands and injure many more. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that in 2014 alone, motor vehicle crashes claimed 3,534 lives and caused $28.8 billion in economic loss. No matter how carefully you drive, the carelessness of other drivers exposes you to risk on the road. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s reckless driving, the experienced attorneys at Hossley & Embry will help you fight for justice and hold the negligent parties accountable.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents
Unfortunately, many drivers don’t take the responsibility of driving a car as seriously as they should. Here are some common negligent driving behaviors that lead to auto accidents:
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Not using turn signals properly
- Failing to stop at red lights or stop signs
- Aggressive driving or “road rage”
- Operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while distracted, including talking on the phone, texting, playing with the radio, eating, etc.
Let Us Evaluate Your Case
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another party’s irresponsible or negligent driving and are seeking just compensation as a result, please give Hossley & Embry a call at (866) 522-9265 or send us an email at email@example.com and we will be in touch promptly. We offer free consultations, and we have the resources available (including charter aircraft) to travel throughout Texas and the United States on short notice to investigate your potential claim.