At Zambrano Law Firm, our team of experienced lawyers has handled countless accident cases on behalf of clients throughout South Texas. We understand how frustrating and stressful it can be to deal with a lawsuit while you are dealing with a serious injury. That is why we are here to handle all of your legal matters after an accident so you can focus on your recovery. Keep reading to find out about some of the common types of car accident cases we take on.
Distracted Driving Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving resulted in 3,166 deaths in 2017. Distracted driving occurs when the driver of a vehicle fails to pay attention to the activity in or around the road. This can be caused by talking or texting on a cellphone, eating food, talking to others in the vehicle, playing with the settings on the stereo, entertainment, or navigation system— anything that prevents you from concentrating on safe driving. Did you know that checking your phone for five seconds while you’re driving at 55 mph would be like driving the length of a professional football field with your eyes closed? Get rid of any distractions in your vehicle before you start driving and always keep your eyes on the road.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Data from the NHTSA for 2018 shows that 10,511 people died in drunk driving crashes. Estimates suggest that close to 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes each day. When drivers consume too much alcohol, their brain function is impaired, which affects their muscle coordination and reaction time. The NHTSA says that one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers. Sadly, more than 10,000 people died every year between 2006 and 2016. If you have had too much to drink, make sure you don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle and find an alternative way to get home safely.
Company Vehicle Accidents
Accidents involving company vehicles are different than other types of car accidents because multiple parties can be held liable for damages. The party responsible for paying damages will depend on whether the driver of the company-owned vehicle was “acting in the scope of their employment duties during the time of the accident.” These types of cases can be very complex and complicated, which is why you should consult with a seasoned legal professional to get help pursuing the compensation you are entitled to.
Have you been involved in a car accident that resulted in property damage or serious injury? If so, call (956) 627-0908 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled accident attorneys.