Have you ever noticed that car accidents tend to cluster and pile up (both literally and figuratively) on one another? It seems as if one car wreck begets another, which is closer to what’s actually going on than you might at first think.
Look at it this way: When two cars collide, others often cannot avoid hitting those two directly. Even when no one else gets added to that initial wreck, oftentimes, drivers are so distracted, curious to see what’s happened, that they stop paying attention to the road ahead of them. This has been called “rubbernecking” for years now. Rubbernecking slows traffic on the highway whenever there’s an accident, even when the cars in the accident have been pushed to the side. Unfortunately, delays aren’t the only problem with rubbernecking.
On December 12th, a driver in Tyler, Texas struck a police officer, who had been directing traffic around an accident. The car in question hit the officer, throwing him onto the hood of the car he had been trying to direct traffic around.
If you are in an accident, whether it’s secondary or not, you should talk to Houston personal injury lawyers like the ones employed at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP for assistance. You may be eligible for more compensation than the bill for your car’s damages. In fact, if you’re unlucky enough to be hit while on foot, like the officer in this case, your car won’t have any damage, but you’ll deserve to have your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering costs paid for.
Houston personal injury lawyers are educated in all of the laws surrounding traffic accidents, accidents in the work place, and any other case where you suffer from injury due to the actions or negligence of others.
If you’ve been in an accident, and you’re concerned about getting all of the compensation that you need and deserve, get in touch with one of the many trustworthy Houston personal injury lawyers today.