Houston Car Accident Attorneys Who Demand Maximum Compensation
Our Texas auto wreck lawyers hold negligent drivers accountable
A car accident can happen just about anywhere at any time in the Houston area. Many of them cause serious or even fatal injuries to crash victims.
If you were in a bad Houston car accident, you’re likely facing medical bills, lost wages from time off work, and a long road to recovery. Meanwhile, the liable insurance company is trying to downplay your injuries and terrible pain to avoid taking full responsibility. In this difficult situation, you need time to focus on your health and loved ones – not argue with insurance adjusters.
The Ferrell Law Group can take on the insurance companies for you. When you have one of our Houston car accident lawyers on your side, you can feel confident that your case is moving forward while you work on getting better.
For more than 30 years, the Ferrell Law Group has stood up for car and truck accident victims in Houston and throughout Texas. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. If you were injured in a Houston area car accident, contact us for a free case consultation to learn more about your legal options and rights.
The Ferrell Law Group handles injured victims’ claims for all types of car accidents and truck wrecks.
Types of serious car accident injuries
The impact of the crash can leave drivers and passengers in both vehicles with serious injuries. These include broken bones and injuries to the head, neck or back. Victims may need surgery, hospitalization, prescription medication, physical therapy and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors.
Common types of serious car accident injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones or fractured bones
- Emotional trauma
Car accident serious injury and fatal crash compensation
The Ferrell Law Group understands the impact an accident can have on your life. You just want to recover from your injuries and move forward. And in the case of a fatal car accident, in addition to the emotional impact of losing a loved one, families can also suffer financial loss as well. There may be outstanding medical expenses from the accident, as well as funeral costs. There can also be a loss of income if the loved one was a financial provider for the family.
After a bad Houston car accident, you may be entitled to collect compensation for:
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Replacement services (for tasks like cleaning, cooking, and childcare)
- Mental anguish
- Diminished earning potential
- Disability equipment and installation
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of guidance, companionship, or counsel
Common types of serious car accidents
Even at moderate speeds, the impact of a rear-end accident can cause significant injuries. These include whiplash and neck injuries, back injuries, arm and wrist injuries, broken bones, facial lacerations and head injuries.
A rear-end crash is most often the fault of the driver in the rear vehicle. The driver may have been texting, talking on the phone, following too closely or simply not paying attention to the road. Or the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is the duty of all drivers to operate their vehicles in a manner that does not injure others. When drivers are unable to stop in time to prevent a crash, they must pay for their negligence.
In Harris County, rear-end accidents kill about 40 people per year, on average, according to the federal government’s Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool (FIRST). Here are some fatal rear-end crash hotspots in the Greater Houston Area:
- I-45 Gulf Freeway at El Dorado Boulevard by Bay Brook Mall, Friendswood, TX
- I-45 at Sam Houston Tollway in Greater Greenspoint, Houston, TX
- Bingle Rd at US 290, Houston, TX
Head-on collision car accidents occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide with each other, resulting in a direct impact between the fronts of the vehicles. These accidents are considered one of the most dangerous types of car accidents, as they often occur at high speeds and can result in severe injuries and fatalities.
The types of injuries caused by head-on collisions can include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, internal organ damage, broken bones, and lacerations, among others. In addition, head-on collisions are more likely to result in fatalities than other types of accidents due to the severity of the impact.
Common reasons why head-on collisions happen include distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, fatigue, and poor visibility. Negligent drivers involved in head-on collisions can include drivers who are speeding, driving the wrong way, swerving across lanes, or failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
In Harris County, head-on collisions kill about 20 people in an average year. Head-on crash hotspots include these and other areas in Harris County:
- Westpark Dr at Hillcroft Ave, S Voss Rd, and I-69, Houston, TX
- Tomball Pkwy (SH-249) at Antoine Dr, Hollister Dr, and Fallbrook Dr, and Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston, TX
- East Fwy (I-10) at Main St and Garth Rd, Baytown, TX
Intersections are common sites of car accidents – especially T-bone crashes. T-bone car accidents occur when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle, creating a “T” shape. These accidents are also known as broadside or side-impact collisions and are often caused by drivers who fail to yield at intersections, run red lights or stop signs, or make illegal turns. T-bone car accidents can be extremely dangerous, as the sides of vehicles offer less protection than the front and back.
The types of injuries caused by T-bone car accidents can include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, internal organ damage, broken bones, and lacerations, among others. In some cases, victims may suffer from whiplash, which is a neck injury caused by a sudden back-and-forth movement of the head.
Negligent drivers involved in T-bone car accidents can include drivers who are distracted, impaired by drugs or alcohol, or driving aggressively. Victims of T-bone car accidents should seek legal assistance to help them understand their legal options and seek compensation for their injuries and damages.
In Harris County, T-bone or “angle” car accidents kill about 75 people every year on average. FIRST does not provide crash data for “T-bone” accidents specifically. However, it does have data on angle crashes, a category that includes T-bones among other types of side-impact collisions. Fatal angle crash hotspots in the Greater Houston Area include:
- Southwest Fwy (US-59) at Beechnut St, Bellaire Blvd, Westpark Dr, and Fondren Rd by Arena Theater, PlazAmericas, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston, TX
- Westfield Rd (FM-10) at I-69, Greens Rd, and Sam Houston Pkwy by George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, TX
- Westheimer Rd (FM-10093) at Ashford Dr, Eldridge Pkwy, and Synott Rd by The Commons at the Parkway, Houston, TX