Main Menu Charles J. Argento & Associates
Call for a Free Consultation 713-364-0596

car accidents Archives

Can traveling at low speeds increase the chances of a crash?

When people think of a motor vehicle collision, they may picture an accident that is caused by someone traveling at a recklessly high speed. However, each crash is unique and some may involve more uncommon details. For example, someone may be involved in a crash that occurs while one driver is traveling at a relatively low speed. However, an accident is not without consequences just because one driver is going slow.

What can elderly drivers do to increase safety on the road?

Motor vehicle collisions can shatter the lives of those from all walks of life and of any age. However, older drivers may be particularly concerned about an accident and the consequences they may struggle with afterward. If you or one of your loved ones want to increase road safety, there are a number of tips to keep in mind that may be useful.

Recovering from an accident as an older driver or passenger

For people of all ages, an accident can upend their life in multiple ways. From hospitalization due to serious injuries to the loss of life, these wrecks often create so many challenges for victims and their relatives. For some people, such as those who are older, the consequences associated with a crash can be even more pronounced. It may take longer for an elderly victim to recover from the physical consequences of an accident or they may be more likely to pass away when the vehicle they are traveling in is struck.

How can employers prevent winter-related traffic crashes?

For many workers, driving is a part of daily life. Many employees drive to and from work each day, but some are also required to operate a vehicle as part of their job duties. Unfortunately, this can lead to motor vehicle collisions, which can be especially likely during the winter months in certain locations. While traffic accidents cannot always be prevented, there are a number of steps that employers can take to reduce the likelihood of one of their employees being involved in a traffic crash.

Window tinting, visibility, and accidents

There are all sorts of ways in which traffic collisions occur, whether a driver collides with another vehicle while making a turn at dangerous speeds or someone falls asleep at the wheel. However, visibility can also play a role in motor vehicle collisions. For example, fog might interfere with someone’s ability to see what is in front of them, leading to an accident. In some cases, a vehicle with tinted windows might also impact a driver’s visibility, making them unable to see other vehicles and obstacles on the road as clear as possible.

Nicotine and auto accidents

We have been over different factors that can lead to a crash, such as a driver’s decision to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. That said, there are many more factors that can play a role in motor vehicle accidents that are not given as much attention. For example, many people may not be aware that nicotine and nicotine delivery methods, from smokeless tobacco to cigarettes and vaping, could make an accident more likely in certain instances.

Pregnancy and motor vehicle accidents

We have looked at motor vehicle crashes from different viewpoints, but some people are in unique circumstances which make a crash especially devastating. For example, someone who is pregnancy may fear that an accident has injured their unborn child, which can lead to a great deal of stress. Worse, some accidents have even proved fatal for pregnant women and their children. Our law office knows how challenging these crashes can be for pregnant women and their loved ones.

Obtaining medical records after a wreck

Following a motor vehicle crash, you may be facing a plethora of challenges. Often, victims of car accidents require medical treatment due to a broken bone or another type of injury. Getting the medical care you need is pivotal, but your path to recovery should not end there. Depending on what happened, it may be a wise decision to take your case to the courtroom or file an insurance claim. We realize that you may need to obtain your medical records in order secure the compensation you are counting on.

Car crash victims and online posts

In the information age, it is especially important to be careful when it comes to online behavior and activity. This is relevant to many aspects of life but is particularly true with regard to the process of recovering from a car accident. If you plan on filing an accident claim with your insurance company or are contemplating legal action against a driver who has virtually destroyed your life, you may want to avoid discussing certain facets of the collision or the difficulties you are facing on the internet. For some people, online activity has had a negative impact on the outcome of their case, interfering with their ability to access benefits they desperately needed.

Trick-or-treating and traffic crashes

For parents, Halloween can be a fun holiday to experience with children, but it can also be stressful. Going door-to-door and transporting kids to and from activities can add even more to a parent's plate. Sadly, some parents and their children are involved in traffic collisions during this holiday, which can be even more likely to occur for different reasons. Not only is there often an increase in pedestrian traffic on Halloween, but many people attend parties and consume alcohol, some of whom decide to drive afterward. Our firm knows the numerous hardships that victims of these wrecks face during any time of year and we believe that negligent drivers should be held legally responsible for suffering they cause.

Charles J. Argento & Associates | 1111 North Loop West #715 | Houston, TX 77008 | Phone: 713-364-0596 | Fax: 713-225-5252 | Map & Directions