Houston Car Wreck Lawyers
Houston car wreck attorney Kevin Queenan, founder of the Queenan Law Firm, is an aggressive legal advocate for accident victims and their families. For more than 20 years, he has dedicated himself to holding careless drivers legally and financially responsible for automotive accidents. If you were injured in a car crash in Houston, it may be possible to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, your medical bills, property damage, and other losses. Kevin Queenan can help you explore your family’s legal options, handle filing your personal injury claim, deal with auto insurance companies and policies, and gather evidence showing how the other driver’s negligence caused your accident and injuries.
Don’t let greedy insurance companies take advantage of you or brush aside your accident claim. Get quality legal representation committed to fighting your case strategically. If you were involved in a car accident in Houston or one of its suburbs, contact The Queenan Law Firm online, or call (817) 476-1797 for a free legal consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer today.
Houston Car Wreck Statistics
In a recent statistical report, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported “12,161 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2018,” a number that grows even larger after minor injuries and property damage are also factored in. In addition to thousands of serious injury crashes, TxDOT also reported a “death toll of 3,639,” meaning a daily average of nearly 10 people lost their lives on Texas’ roads.
Sadly, many of these deaths and injuries occurred here in Houston, which, as the following section discusses, is home to some of the state’s largest, fastest, and most hazardous roads. According to TxDOT crash statistics, in 2018, Houston was the site of nearly 200 fatal crashes, over 1,000 “suspected serious” accidents, and more than 5,000 “non-incapacitating” car wrecks.
What Are the Most Dangerous Highways in Houston, TX?
As the largest city in Texas, it’s no surprise that Houston is also a hub for countless highways and freeways. While accidents can happen in any sort of driving environment, highways are some of the most dangerous due to their high speed limits, tricky on-ramps, and unpredictable roadwork zones. Highways also tend to clog with aggressive, distracted, or sleepy commuters during rush hours, adding to the level of danger. Some of the most dangerous highways in Houston include:
- Fort Bend Tollway
- I-10 (Katy Freeway/Baytown East Freeway)
- I-45 (Gulf Freeway/North Freeway)
- I-69 (Eastex Freeway/Southwest Freeway)
- Sam Houston Tollway
- S. 90 (Cosby Freeway)
- S. 290 (Northwest Freeway)
If you were hurt in an accident on these or other roadways in the Houston area, contact The Queenan Law Firm, P.C. to talk confidentially about filing an injury claim.
Steps to Take After You’ve Been in a Houston Car Wreck
The steps you take immediately following a car accident will play a major role in determining whether your injury claim is successful or unsuccessful later. Therefore, it is important to take – and avoid – certain actions after a crash occurs.
For instance, it is extremely important that you promptly seek out medical care – not only for yourself, but also for anyone else who has been incapacitated or seriously injured. In addition to calling 9-1-1 for anyone who has been hurt, you should also contact law enforcement. A police officer will arrive on the scene and make an official report about the conditions surrounding the accident, such as lighting, weather conditions, other drivers, and statements from eyewitnesses, where applicable.
Just as it is important to take the steps described above, it is equally important to avoid certain actions that could undermine your claim. For example, you should never:
- Admit fault or make apologies
- Delay seeking medical treatment
- Make false statements to an insurance company
While it is vital to be truthful in all communications with insurers, it is also important to avoid making certain statements that could inadvertently jeopardize your claim. An experienced attorney can handle dealing with insurance representatives and sifting through the “fine print” of your policy, so that you can focus on recuperating from your injuries. Types of car wreck injury claims The Queenan Law Firm, P.C. handles include, but are not limited to:
- Amputation injuries, including the loss of fingers or toes
- Back and spinal cord injuries (SCI), which can also lead to paralysis
- Bone fractures, such as a broken wrist or broken nose
- Facial scarring and disfigurement
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash
Houston Car Wreck Injury Attorneys Can File Your Accident Claim
A car accident can cause devastating injuries, inflict huge financial losses, and leave the victims with deep emotional scars. Unfortunately, car accidents are commonplace in busy, congested cities like Houston, where massive highways and hectic intersections create constant dangers for motorists.
If you, your spouse, or one of your family members was injured in a car crash in Houston, such as an accident on I-10, I-45, or I-69, you should discuss your legal options with The Queenan Law Firm, P.C. Contact our law offices online to arrange a free consultation, or call (817) 476-1797. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist with your legal matter.