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Types of Car Accidents in Laredo - Attorney John R. Solis Knows How to Get Results

From I-35 to East Saunders Street, car accidents happen often in Laredo. While no two accidents or clients are exactly the same, many car accidents share a number of common factors. A driver may have been drunk, speeding or distracted by his or her cell phone at the time of the accident.

At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we recognize that certain types of car accidents are more common than others. Each type of accident carries its own unique causes, injuries and other damages. Knowing why and how your accident occurred is critical in determining fault for your accident and obtaining the compensation you deserve. That's why you need an experienced Laredo car accident attorney who can fight to protect your rights. Call 866-465-9093 today for a free consultation.

What are the most common types of car accidents that occur in Laredo and across Texas? Common car accident types include the following:


Rear End Accidents

Rear-end accidents are among the most common types of car wrecks in Laredo. These accidents occur when a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it. While rear-end collisions can occur anywhere, such crashes often involve a car at a stop sign or traffic light being hit from behind. In more serious cases, a rear-end car or truck accident can happen on a highway in which traffic has suddenly slowed or stopped.  A rear-end accident may be linked to a drunk driving accident or a distracted driving accident.

The rear-most driver is almost always at fault in the accident. We know that serious injuries can arise from these types of crashes. That's why it's critical to hold the driver and his insurance company accountable. After rear-end crashes, however, insurance companies might try to downplay the seriousness of your injuries. Experience shows us that even the most minor of rear-end accidents can cause significant injuries, including neck and back injuries, spinal cord damage or even traumatic brain injuries.

What causes rear end accidents in Laredo? Some causes are more common than others. While you may have done nothing wrong, the driver who caused your accident may deny wrongdoing. Common causes of rear-end accidents include the following:

  • Distracted driving, such as a texting driver
  • Speeding drivers who cannot stop their vehicle in time
  • Drunk drivers who have slow reaction times
  • Fatigued drivers who fall asleep at the wheel

The days, weeks and months after a rear-end crash can be difficult for accident victims. You may have steep medical bills. You may be unable to return to work. No matter the cause of your accident, an attorney can help obtain the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track. Let the Law Office of John R. Solis help you. You shouldn't have to foot the bill for somebody else's careless mistakes.

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Hit and Run Accidents

Dealing with the aftermath of any car accident is difficult enough on its own. When another driver chooses to leave the scene of your accident, your recovery can become more complicated in an instant. Drivers in Texas are required by law to stay at the scene of a car or truck accident until law enforcement officials arrive and insurance information is exchanged with other involved parties. But that doesn't stop some drivers from fleeing the scene of the accident.

At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we recognize how serious hit and run accidents can be for others involved in a car or truck accident. Hit and run accidents are a crime in Texas. To make matters worse, victims often have difficulty getting compensation for hit and run injuries or property damage because sometimes the person to blame has already left the scene. If you're involved in a hit and run accident, take the following steps:

  • Do not try to follow the driver. He or she may be dangerous and should not be confronted without the authorities.
  • Call 911 and report the event. Provide as many details as possible, including anything you can remember from the vehicle, such as license plate number.
  • Talk to witnesses and collect their contact information.
  • Take photographs of your car and scene of the accident.

Hit and run drivers may be driving without a license, lack insurance or have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. However, there is no good reason to flee the scene of an accident. We can help. Just because you don't know who hit your vehicle doesn't mean you have to foot the bill. You may be able to make a claim against your own insurance policy, if you carry uninsured or underinsured coverage. An experienced lawyer can help you explore your options after a hit and run accident in Laredo.

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Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are among the most serious type of car accidents seen on roadways across Laredo. That's because rollover accident are rarely minor. A vehicle's roof may collapse, causing traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries. Windows could break under pressure from the accident. A driver or passenger could even be thrown from the vehicle, leading to internal injuries. Because of the force and impact of a rollover accident, injuries often range from severe to fatal.

The Law Office of John R. Solis understands that some vehicles are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents than others. Typically, rollover accidents involve SUVs, light trucks and other top-heavy vehicles with a high center of gravity. Past studies have found that close to one-third of all fatal SUV crashes involved a rollover. This is in comparison to just 16 percent of accidents involving smaller passenger vehicles.

What causes rollover accidents in Texas? Common causes include:

  • Defective vehicle design
  • Defective tires or brakes
  • Drunk drivers causing a vehicle to swerve
  • Reckless drivers who make sudden movements

Often, drivers can do nothing to prevent their accident from happening. A rollover accident can put your life on hold. You may need help with medical bills, costs related to physical therapy and even expenses related to keeping up your home. Rollover Accidents often cost much more than the insurance company's first offer. That's where an experienced Laredo rollover accident attorney can help. We know how to hold the negligent driver and his insurance company accountable. We work tirelessly on behalf of each our clients, one case at a time.

It's important to act fast after you've been injured or a loved one was killed in a rollover car accident. Contact the Law Office of John R. Solis today. Call 866-465-9093 for a free case evaluation with an aggressive, diligent Laredo car accident lawyer. Our firm serves clients in Laredo, across the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio.

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