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Undefeated Houston Left-Turn Accident Lawyer

Undefeated Houston Left-Turn Accident Lawyer

Left turns are one of the most common causes of car accidents in Houston, Texas. These are often serious accidents resulting in injuries and property damage. If you were injured in a crash, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party.

Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers can help you every step of the way. Our Houston left-turn accident lawyers are undefeated at trial and have recovered billions of dollars for our clients. We’ll put our decades of combined experience to work for you from the beginning.

Contact our law offices in Houston, TX,at (888) 603-3636 today for a free consultation.

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How Zehl & Associates Can Help After a Left-Turn Accident in Houston

How Zehl & Associates Can Help After a Left-Turn Accident in Houston

Car accidents can be life-changing events with lasting financial hardships. A Houston car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to cover your losses and get your life back to normal. 

At Zehl & Associates, our team of Houston car accident lawyers sets records. We’ve secured many of Texas’s largest accident recoveries for our clients – and we’ll work just as hard on your case.

After your accident, our team will start by investigating your case and gathering evidence to show who was responsible. This can include: 

  • Video footage of the accident
  • Police and accident reports
  • Traffic cameras
  • Phone records of other drivers to determine if they were texting or on the phone during the accident 
  • Witness testimony
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Accident reconstruction

Once we have evidence showing who caused the accident, the next step is calculating damages. The responsible party must compensate you for economic damages and non-economic damages, including: 

After we’ve gathered evidence and calculated damages, we’ll present the at-fault party’s insurance company with a demand letter. We’ll then negotiate with the insurance company to ensure a fair settlement. If necessary, we’ll file a lawsuit and represent you in court. 

Get started today by contacting us for a free, no-risk case review. 

Left-Turn Traffic Laws in Houston 

The Texas Transportation Code § 545.152 requires that vehicles turning left yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. 

In addition, the Texas Transportation Code provides additional guidance on left turns in § 545.101, which requires drivers turning left to: 

  • Turn from the farthest left lane that is available; and 
  • Turn into a lane available for traffic

Violating these laws can lead to liability in an accident.

Common Causes of Left-Turn Accidents 

Despite this clear guidance from traffic laws, it can be difficult to determine who caused a left-turn accident. Some of the most common causes of left-turn accidents include: 

Left-turn accidents commonly occur at intersections.

What To Do if You’ve Been in a Houston Left-Turn Accident

Left-turn accidents can be scary and traumatic. To help make things go as smoothly as possible, here’s a checklist to help you know what to do if you’re involved in a Houston left-turn accident. 

  • Seek medical treatment. The first thing to do after an accident is get the necessary medical treatment. If you or anyone else is injured, call 9-1-1 for immediate medical care. Your priority after an accident should be ensuring that everyone is safe and gets the care they need. 
  • Contact the police. The next priority is reporting the accident to the police. You should stay at the scene until the police arrive. The police will complete a crash report documenting the incident. Your insurance company and lawyer will need this report. 
  • Exchange information with other drivers. If you can, you should get the name, contact information, insurance information, and license plate number of all drivers involved in the accident. 
  • Take pictures and videos of the accident scene. Before the accident is cleared, take pictures and videos to document the scene.
  • Look for cameras and witnesses. Look around the accident scene for cameras that might have recorded the accident. Also, look for any witnesses and get their names and contact information. 
  • Contact your insurance company. Even if you weren’t at fault, you should contact your insurance company and let them know you were in an accident. 
  • Contact a car accident lawyer. The sooner you contact a personal injury lawyer, the better. Your lawyer can immediately start gathering evidence to lead to a better result for you. 

In addition, make sure you don’t apologize or accept blame for the crash, as doing so could harm your legal claim. It’s also important to be careful when dealing with insurance companies, as they aren’t looking out for your interests.

Contact Our Record-Setting Houston Left-Turn Accident Lawyers

If you were involved in a car crash in Houston, Texas, Zehl & Associates can help. Our unbeaten Houston left-turn accident attorneys work on contingency, which means we only get paid if we successfully handle your case. Call today for a free consultation.