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Factors in Car Accidents - Laredo Attorney Explains What Causes Traffic Crashes

The Law Office of John R. Solis is familiar with the factors that play a role in car accidents in Laredo and across all of Texas. While any number of factors might contribute to a car wreck, some of them are more common than others. You may have a right to recover compensation based on what led to your accident. Laredo car accident attorney John R. Solis works hard to determine how and why your accident occurred. In many cases, car accidents are a direct result of one or more of the following:


Speeding

Speeding accidents in Texas are rarely minor. That's because the impact between a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions and another vehicle, pedestrian or bicyclist can cause catastrophic injuries. Such accidents can turn your life upside-down. A speed-related accident might result in brain injury or spinal cord damage or even a fatal injury. Proving fault in a speeding accident can be a challenge. The negligent driver who caused your accident and his or her insurance company may deny wrongdoing or try to pin some of the blame on you or your loved one.

At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we fight aggressively on behalf of speeding accident victims and families who lost loved ones. Everyone knows speed limits exist for a reason. When a driver exceeds the speed limit, others sharing the road are put in immediate danger. Speeding vehicles are more difficult to control and take longer to stop. A speeding driver might be unable to stop in time to prevent a rear-end accident, at a red light or at a crosswalk. When an accident occurs, speeding drivers need to be held accountable. Attorney John R. Solis is well-versed in state law and knows how to present a compelling case designed to get results.

High-speed collisions can have serious consequences that may last a lifetime. You may find yourself facing a flurry of medical bills. You may be unable to go to work to collect a paycheck. Fighting the insurance company on your own may be an exercise in frustration. That's why we're here. We know how to gather evidence to support your claim. We can track down witnesses and scour police reports. We know how to deal with insurance companies and consult with top experts. You shouldn't have to settle for less than you deserve.

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Reckless Driving

Reckless drivers pose a serious threat. They may fail to follow posted speed limits, respect right-of-way laws, signal before changing lanes or engage in other reckless behavior that places all others sharing the road at risk.

Why are some drivers reckless? They might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They might be late for an appointment and run a stop sign. They might tailgate or weave dangerously in traffic. If they cause accidents, these drivers need to be held responsible for their actions. You need an aggressive auto accident lawyer to be your voice. Contact the Law Office of John R. Solis for a free consultation.

What is considered reckless driving in Texas?

  • Speeding
  • Texting and driving
  • Following other vehicles too close
  • Failing to stop at a traffic signal
  • Swerving in and out of traffic
  • Erratically changing lanes
  • Other dangerous driving behavior

Each reckless driving accident case is unique. That's why we conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine exactly what happened leading up to your accident. We also take a personalized approach to each case we handle. If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one, you may have steep medical bills and other expenses. We will analyze your situation to determine the compensation you need. If your accident was caused by somebody else's reckless behavior, don't settle for less than you deserve.

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Fatigued Driving

Falling asleep while driving can be blamed for thousands of fatal crashes each year. It's not unusual for motorists to fall asleep at the wheel, even briefly. In fact, more than one-third of all drivers have admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once while driving, according to the National Sleep Foundation. When a fatigued driver chooses to stay on the road, everyone sharing the road is put at immediate risk. A driver who falls asleep at the wheel may veer into oncoming traffic, swerve between lanes on a highway, or run a stop sign or red light in the moments prior to an accident.

At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we fight to protect the rights of people injured in all types of accidents, including asleep-at-the-wheel crashes. Fatigued driving is a form of impaired driving. The side effects to operating a vehicle while drowsy or sleep deprived are comparable to operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While a driver may not intentionally have caused your accident, that driver still made a reckless decision and acted negligently. The consequences of a drunk driving accident and a fatigued driving accident often are the same: serious injuries and fatalities.

Accidents involving fatigued drivers can result in years of physical, emotional financial hardship because of serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, back injuries and paralysis. You may require extensive physical therapy. The reckless driver and his insurance company should be held accountable. Drowsy drivers have the choice to pull over before causing an accident.

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Contact the Law Offices of John R. Solis today

Our clients come first. Contact the Law Office of John R. Solis today to discuss your legal options with an aggressive, experienced car accident attorney in Laredo. Call 866-465-9093 and schedule a free case evaluation. A delay may affect your rights. We serve both English and Spanish speaking clients in Laredo and throughout Texas.