Houston Wrong Way Car Accident Lawyer Ready to Get You What You Deserve
Wrong-way accidents are serious car crashes. When two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide, the results can be deadly. It is not unusual for people involved in these collisions to require intensive medical care that lasts for months or years. Yet, while the causes of many wrong-way car accidents may seem clear-cut, injured claimants still need to present evidence regarding how their accident occurred.
Our Houston car accident lawyers can help you recover the financial compensation you need to get back on your feet. The legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can work to investigate the cause of your collision, evaluate how the crash has affected your life, and demand appropriate payment from the at-fault party. We can seek justice after you or a loved one suffered injuries in a wrong-way car accident. Call in the Houston personal injury lawyers at the Strong Arm!
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Driving the Wrong Way Is Illegal In Houston, TX
Every driver in Texas has an obligation to keep you safe. This obligation applies regardless of whether you sustained injuries as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian. One major part of keeping others safe is following the rules of the road. These rules exist to encourage safe driving practices while reducing the number of collisions.
It is obvious that a person who drives on the wrong side of a road, street, or highway is in violation of the law. In fact, Texas Transportation Code §545.051 says that all motorists must remain on the right side of a roadway while driving. Rare exceptions to this rule include drivers attempting to pass another vehicle or when there are obstructions in the right lane.
Violations of this law can include:
- Passing over a double yellow line into oncoming traffic
- Going the wrong way on a one-way street
- Entering a limited-access road
- Making an illegal U-turn
Each of these scenarios can lead to situations where a motorist is driving the wrong way, potentially leading to head-on collisions. Our Houston personal injury lawyers can help you understand the laws that affect your wrong-way car accident case. We can use our findings to determine whether another motorist is financially responsible for your injury-related losses. You can get in touch with Loncar Lyon Jenkins to learn more with a free consultation.
Demonstrating Fault for a Wrong Way Collision
Every accident that occurs in Houston is someone’s fault. In the eyes of the law, fault for a wrong-way collision usually rests on a negligent party. Yet, even as the injured party, it is your responsibility to prove that your vehicle accident was someone else’s fault.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you accomplish this goal. It may seem obvious that a driver who was going the wrong way was to blame for your crash. However, that driver may attempt to shift blame by arguing that you did not employ defensive driving maneuvers. A Houston wrong-way car accident lawyer can show that another driver caused your crash and should pay for your damages.
Negligent behaviors that may lead a driver to go the wrong way include:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving (road rage)
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Texting and driving
- Making an improper lane change
- Making an improper turn
Defending Your Right to Recover Monetary Awards
Building a solid case proving fault is especially important considering the state’s law concerning modified comparative negligence. Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33.001, Texas operates under “proportionate responsibility” laws. If the injured party holds any percentage of fault for the accident, the court (or insurance company) will reduce their compensation accordingly. If a party holds more than 50 percent fault for an accident, they cannot recover damages.
As a result, it is often necessary not only to show how another driver was to blame but also to defend your own actions. The legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help demonstrate both of these concepts. We offer a free case review where you can speak with a member of our team about your case.
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The Potential Impact of a Wrong Way Accident on Your Life
Wrong-way accidents often result in head-on collisions and can inflict some of the most devastating physical injuries possible. When these accidents happen, a person’s body takes the full impact of the crash. Even if an airbag deploys as expected, it is still possible for serious neck, back, and head injuries to occur. Common examples of these injuries include concussions, whiplash injuries, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
Medical treatment for a severe injury can quickly add up, and the cost of your injury-related expenses may not be the full extent of your losses. A crash may also affect your overall quality of life. Our Houston wrong-way auto accident lawyers can calculate your losses and seek appropriate payment for your damages, which may include the following:
- Medical expenses, including emergency transportation, emergency treatment, hospital stays, doctor visits, medical equipment, prescription drugs, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and long-term nursing
- Lost wages, including employment benefits and loss of your future earning capacity if you suffered a permanent or disabling injury
- Personal property damages, including vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Pain and suffering, including financial awards for physical and chronic pain, mental and emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment
If your loved one suffered a fatal accident injury, our Houston wrongful death lawyers can assist surviving family members with pursuing compensation. Wrongful death damages may include medical costs, funeral and burial costs, loss of the deceased’s income, support, and services, and survivors’ mental pain and suffering.
Do Let Your Window to Pursue Wrong Way Car Accident Damages Close
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. If this window expires, you likely cannot pursue car accident damages. The statute of limitations will also affect your insurance claims because if the deadline passes, it will significantly reduce your bargaining power.
Our experienced car accident lawyers can help you get started right away for nothing upfront or out of pocket. We take cases on contingency, meaning you never pay attorney fees unless and until we win your case.
Call in the Strong Arm with Loncar Lyon Jenkins
Every road user in Houston expects that other drivers will uphold their duty of care. Sadly, some people do not place enough emphasis on the safety of others. Driving on the wrong side of the road is a key example of this failure. After suffering severe injuries due to another party’s negligence, you have the right to demand compensation for your losses.
The legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins wants to help you. Our Houston wrong-way car accident lawyers can investigate the cause of your accident, measure your losses, and determine fault. Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for a free consultation to see how we can protect your rights following a wrong-way accident.