Houston Dangerous Intersection Accident Lawyer
Houston intersections are some of the most dangerous in the country.
From 2010-2014 there were 8,984 car accidents at 51 Houston intersections, including 13 deaths and 2,568 major crashes that resulted in serious injury.
The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area was listed as the seventh most dangerous metro area nationwide for pedestrian deaths, with Texas ranked as the 10th most dangerous state for pedestrians. Pedestrians are considered people traveling by foot or bicycle.
In addition to the usual causes of car accidents, such as drunk driving, texting or mechanical failure, the main cause of dangerous intersection accidents are:
- Running a red light;
- Failure of the driver to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk; and
- Failure of pedestrians to adhere to walk/don’t walk signs.
If you have been injured at a dangerous intersection and filed a car accident claim, either with the driver’s insurance company or your own, if the driver of the vehicle that hit you was uninsured, at some point you will receive a call from an insurance adjustor.
Do Not Speak to the Adjustor Before Contacting an Attorney!
Remember that insurance companies are not in the business of helping injured parties. They are in the business of making money, and one of the ways they do that is by trying to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. Any statement you make to the insurance adjustor can be used as the basis to deny your claim, or to pay you a fraction of what you are owed based on your injuries. Statements you make that the insurance adjustor may then use against you include:
- Past history of accidents;
- Statements regarding current or past injuries;
- Any admission of fault; or
- History of past insurance claims.
How a Houston Dangerous Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you have been injured at one of Houston’s dangerous intersections, the Houston dangerous intersection accident lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm can help. We have more than 25 years’ experience handling serious personal injury cases, including car accidents, and understand how to deal with insurance companies. As one of Houston’s top-rated personal injury firms, our attorneys understand the process of filing an insurance claim and will fight to recover every penny owed to you under the driver’s insurance policy for the injuries you sustained.
Call our Houston dangerous intersection accident lawyers today at (281) 587-1111, or complete our convenient web form, to schedule your free initial consultation. If we don’t recover, you don’t pay, so there’s nothing to lose.