Highway accidents tend to be devastating because of increased speed limits and the sheer number of travelers on the road. A number of factors may contribute to accidents on these main thoroughfares in our state. Distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, tiredness, and failing to follow road laws are all contributing factors that may lead to an injurious accident.
In some cases, there may not be a negligent driver. Faulty parts on malfunctioning vehicles and dangerous road conditions are also contributing factors. Manufacturing, parts companies, and government entities could all be liable parties in highway accidents. Regardless of the cause, the results are the same. Someone’s life is turned upside down in a second.
Highway accident injuries can range from a lifetime of chronic pain to permanent brain damage. In the worst cases, one or more accident victims lose their lives during or after the accident takes place. While criminal law works to prosecute those engaging in illegal activities, accident victims may be left staring at a mountain of paperwork, and overwhelmed by the requests for statements and testimony.
How an Attorney Can Help
Contacting an attorney can be the best course of action for many people after a highway accident. In addition to bringing the responsible parties to justice and getting you the amount of compensation you need to start recovering, your experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney can also help you find quality medical care and speak with insurance adjustors on your behalf. The recovery process can be overwhelming on its own. Let the proven track record of the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert help you manage the rest.
Our Dallas-based law firm specializes in personal injury law. Founding attorney Aaron Herbert is board-certified in personal injury law and has successfully resolved thousands of accident cases. He has over 10 years of experience in the field, and he believes justice is for everyone. If you have been injured in a highway accident, our team of attorneys wants to help you understand your options and make informed decisions about taking legal action against the party or parties responsible.
Tips for Avoiding a Highway Accident
Safe driving can minimize, but may not eliminate, your risk of being involved in a serious accident. Keep your safe driving skills sharp with these tips:
- Regularly maintain your vehicle – All vehicles become more susceptible to a breakdown if they aren’t properly maintained. Commercial trucks, SUVs, and other high-risk vehicles are even more prone to rollover and blowout accidents.
- Use a hands-free device – Try to avoid using cell phones and fiddling with navigation systems and radios as much as possible. If you must, use a hands-free device and only program your GPS or scan through stations when you’re stopped.
- Keep your headlights on – Although it’s not a requirement during the day, daytime running lights will make your vehicle even more visible to surrounding traffic. If you don’t keep lights on during the day, remember to turn on headlights in inclement weather.
- Leave plenty of space – Leave three car lengths in between you and the vehicle in front of you to prevent rear-end collisions. In hazardous conditions or on weaving roads, leave additional space to allow for unexpected obstacles and behaviors.
If you’re facing the life-altering consequences of a highway accident, you need a trusted legal advisor on your side. Let an attorney at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert in Dallas become your advocate so that you can get the compensation you need to cover the associated costs. Another person’s negligent actions don’t have to affect the next 10 years or more of your life. Contact our team today for a free case evaluation.