What Kind of Car Wreck Were You In?
Many people call looking for help after a car accident. Most of us don’t know what to do after a wreck. We are unsure of how to handle the insurance company. Where do we get our car repaired? And where do we go for the medical care that we need? There are many different types of car accidents. Some that you may never thought possible. Yes, one of my girlfriends was actually hit by a tractor trailer tire that fell from an overpass as she was driving down the highway. Who does that happen to?
There are many hazards on the road. Most notably, reckless drivers or drunk drivers. When drivers get behind the wheel and fail to follow the rules of the road, people get hurt. Below are a few of the more common types of car accidents:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Side impact or T-bone collisions
Do you Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
If you’ve been involved in one of these three types of car accidents, or any auto accident, learn your rights. The sooner you act to protect yourself, the better. Chelsie King Garza is a personal injury lawyer who has experience in holding careless drivers accountable. She can help you get the medical attention that you need while ensuring that your rights are protected. The longer you wait, the more difficult your case becomes.
Delays in treatment are detrimental to your case. Seeking the help of bad doctors can make things worse. And failing to get the medical care you need can make your injuries worse. Get the help you need!
Head-on collisions can be dangerous. There is a strong force of impact when two cars hit driving head on. My Dad played a game of chicken in high school where neither driver bailed. He lost his kneecap in that wreck. Luckily, that was all he lost. Be on the look-out for people driving the wrong way down a one-way street. This can happen, especially in bigger cities. Watch for drunk drivers who have trouble staying in their lane. Although defensive driving can’t prevent every accident, it may help save your life.
Rear-end car wrecks are common. Anyone driving on the busy streets of Houston has seen or been involved in a rear-end collision. When drivers aren’t paying attention, they can easily miss the car braking in front of them. This can result in a crash. Many of these accidents could be prevented if the driver had been paying attention. In rear-end collisions it is important to establish fault quickly. You want to avoid the blame of having caused an unavoidable accident.
Side impact, hitting another car broadside, or T-bone collisions occur when one car strikes the side of another. During my freshman year of college, a drunk driver stopped about 30 feet after the stop sign, in my lane of traffic. I hit him broadside. That hurt! This kind of accident is common at intersections. One driver misses a red light, or in my case, had impaired depth perception due to the number of beers he had before getting behind the wheel. These wrecks can cause a lot of damage, especially if the driver who hits head on is traveling at high-speeds.
Hire a Car Accident Lawyer that Works on a Contingency Fee Basis
Although Texas drivers are supposed to have liability insurance, may are driving uninsured. That means if they hit you, you might be left holding the bag. Learn more about uninsured drivers and how to protect yourself. Also, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you avoid the financial devastation that can come from someone else’s carelessness.
By filing a personal injury claim against the negligent driver, you may be able to hold them accountable and recover the compensation you need for medical treatment, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Chelsie King Garza works on a contingency fee basis. That means she only makes money if you make money. Let her help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact her for a free consultation today.