TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN HOUSTON
Houston Car Accident Lawyers
Houston drivers, beware – your city ranked among the most dangerous metropolitan areas for motorists in the annual ranking of the frequency of crashes in America’s 200 largest cities. According to the 2011 report by Allstate Insurance, the average driver in Houston will experience an auto collision at least once every 8 years. That frequency of crashes makes Houston drivers 28 percent more likely to experience an auto accident than the average driver nationally.
Reports such as the Allstate Insurance analysis of Safe and Unsafe Driving Cities are a reminder of how vulnerable we all are to a serious traffic accident. Even if we obey the speed limit and drive carefully, there is a chance that we will be hit by a careless driver. There are a lot of accident-prone drivers on Houston’s roads and highways, as Allstate’s claims analysts discovered.
Each year, Allstate actuaries conduct an in-depth analysis of accident claims data to determine the likelihood that drivers in America’s 200 largest cities will be involved in automobile accidents, compared to the national average. Unfortunately, Houston didn’t fare well in that analysis yet again. Houston ranked 155th out of 200 cities-in the bottom fourth of big cities in terms of driving safety. The take-away message from the Allstate report is that you should be prepared if you are in a traffic accident and know who to call and what to do.
Were you involved in a collision?
If you’re in a car accident in which another driver is at fault, seek the advice of a skilled Houston car accident attorney before talking with the other driver’s insurance company. Don’t make statements at the scene of the accident that you’re unhurt, because a day or two days after the accident you may feel much more sore. The car accident attorneys at Wyly & Cook, PLLC in Houston have the experience and knowledge to guide you through the process of handling a car accident.
An insurance company for the at-fault driver may make a surprisingly quick settlement offer after a car accident to try to get you to settle for much less than your claim is actually worth. Always talk with an experienced Houston car crash lawyer before accepting a settlement offered by the other driver’s insurance company. A personal injury lawyer at Wyly & Cook, PLLC can help you determine a reasonable settlement based on the facts of your case.
Contact Wyly & Cook, PLLC for Effective Assistance
Were you injured? It is important that you receive the compensation that you deserve. If you were involved in a car accident, it is important that you work with a dedicated attorney to help you build a strong defense for your case. Our firm understands that this time in your life may be difficult, which is why we strive to provide our clients with the outstanding legal representation that they deserve. Contact our firm today to speak with an experienced lawyer about your legal options and fill out a free case evaluation.