In early November, KHOU 11 News did a special on the ten worst intersections in Houston for car accidents. The issues with these intersections range from light timing and people running traffic lights to poor signage to the sheer size of some intersections (such as the #1 worst intersection of Beltway 8 and Genoa Red Bluff Road). KHOU and Houston residents advise that you avoid these intersections if at all possible if you want to avoid a rear end car wreck, getting side-swiped, or caught in the middle of a pile-up.
In the state of Texas, there’s no law that states that the following vehicle in a rear end car wreck is automatically at fault. In some states, whether you were tailgating or the person in front of you suddenly threw their car into reverse, you would immediately be at fault under these circumstances. In Texas, this is not the case, so if you’ve been in a car wreck like this, you’ll want to get in touch with Kirkendall Dwyer LLP or another personal injury or car accident attorney immediately.
If have to drive through any of these “worst” intersections in the city, you should keep in mind that a rear end car wreck could happen at any time, and even if someone else hit you, you could be at fault.
Attorneys like the ones at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP are trained in the rules and regulations of the road. If you were hit from behind, and your car struck another car, you may not be at fault, but you’ll never get the compensation you deserve without the right representation. No matter what kind of car wreck you’ve been in, or where you have to drive, you should keep contact information for an accident attorney on-hand whenever you leave home. You never know when it will come in handy.