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Even the most responsible motorists can have their lives change forever by an irresponsible driver. In a moment, you can be seriously injured, unable to work and carry on a happy life with a significant other. You might become the victim of a drunk driver, a motorist who has fallen asleep behind the wheel, or a reckless driver who has been texting. Through no fault of your own, you not only might get injured, but your car could be damaged and unable to be driven. Even seemingly minor injuries and car damage can create major hassles, not to mention major expenses.

In 2008, there were 3,468 traffic deaths, according to data from the Texas Department of Transportation. The state reports the following alarming facts from 2008:

  • One person was killed every 2 hours 32 minutes;
  • One person was injured every 2 minutes 10 seconds;
  • One reportable crash occurred every 72 seconds.

Whether it’s a minor fenderbender or a major wreck, each car, truck or motorcycle accident has an impact on your life.

When you hire experienced auto accident lawyers like the ones at Smith & Hassler, you don’t have to worry about whether you will get compensated. We will handle your case fully while you take care of healing yourself. It’s important to contact Smith & Hassler immediately to protect your rights.

We have experience in winning cases for car and truck accidents involving:

Contact a Car and Truck Accident Lawyer with Our Firm

At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.

Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don’t pay us unless you win.

Rear End Crashes

Among the most common types of car accidents are rear end collisions. At Smith & Hassler, we have seen a growing number of these types of cases over the past few years with the use of cell phones. More and more drivers are texting while driving and facing other distractions.

Generally, the rearmost driver in a collision is the responsible party. But the rear ending motorist can have a case if there was no other way to avoid hitting the car in front of him or her.

Insurance companies often assume that there are only minor injuries, if any, during rear end collisions. We understand that your injury, no matter how minor it might appear to an insurance company, can create unwanted medical bills and other burdens in ...

Texting And Driving

Being distracted while driving is one of the top causes of auto accidents. Cell phones can prove to be extremely dangerous distractions to drivers, especially when they are texting.

The distractions that cell phones provide – especially texting – prove to be extremely dangerous. Studies from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting while driving increases the risk of a car accident 23 times more than if a driver was not texting. Other studies have suggested that texting while driving impairs a driver as much or worse than drunk driving.

The federal government in January 2010 formally barred truckers and bus drivers from sending text messages while behind the wheel. The legislation is part of a growing effort to make laws to eliminate the threat of