Corpus Christi Car Accident Attorney
Driving is not only a necessity in Corpus Christi, it’s a way of life. Cars, trucks, SUVs, tractor-trailers and motorcycles must share the road. Drivers are required to exercise a reasonable amount of care to avoid injuring others. Nonetheless, careless driving frequently leads to accidents in Corpus Christi and elsewhere across the state that result in serious injuries and death. Even a low-impact collision can have long-lasting consequences. An experienced car accident attorney on your side is important in the unfortunate event you are ever injured in a crash.
The car accident attorneys at Ben Bronston & Associates have extensive experience helping automobile accident victims in Texas. You may be entitled to significant compensation if you were injured in a car wreck that was not your fault.
Corpus Christi Road and Highway Network
Corpus Christi, Texas, isn’t the safest city for drivers. Despite a slew of improvement projects from the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Planning Organization, crashes still occur in the city almost every day. Some roads suffer from heavy traffic congestion while others are prone to flooding. After Hurricane Harvey, the Corpus Christi Emergency Management team sent out warnings regarding roads that flood easily. The list has two roads in North Padre Island, six in Flour Bluff, and more than 30 in Corpus Christi, including Ennis Joslin, Roddfield Road, Staples, Everhart, and Kostoryz, all at South Padre Island Drive.
While taking flood-prone roads, drivers may find themselves suddenly submerged in feet of water or skidding on water-drenched asphalt. Avoid taking the roads on the list if it has been raining, or if rain is in the forecast. If you must take a flood-prone road in Corpus Christi, avoid standing water as best you can. Don’t drive through floodwaters that are moving or more than four inches deep. Drive slowly and test your brakes directly after driving through puddles.
Other potentially dangerous roads and highways in Corpus Christi include State Highway 358, which runs along the city’s southern edge (also known as Padre Island Drive), State Highway 44 (runs from west of Encinal to Corpus Christi), Interstate 37, and Interstate 69. Highway 44 is a major thoroughfare that connects Corpus Christi and Laredo. The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority provides public transportation within the city, using 38 bus routes. Two major bridges grant access to the city – Harbor Bridge and the John F. Kennedy Causeway. The Texas Department of Transportation maintains both bridges.
Corpus Christi Crash Statistics
Corpus Christi is no stranger to serious and fatal car accidents. Nueces County recorded 41 fatal crashes, resulting in 45 deaths, in 2016. There were 9,059 total crashes in the county the same year – 169 with incapacitating injuries. The City of Corpus Christi reported 8,300 total crashes in 2016, with 30 fatalities and 156 incapacitating injuries. Throughout Texas, the fatality rate in 2016 was 1.44 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled – a 3.59% increase from 2015.
At Ben Bronston & Associates, the numbers we like to focus on are the dollar amounts of the compensation awards, settlements, and verdicts we secure for our car accident clients. We know that you are more than a statistic in Corpus Christi’s traffic history. You’re a real person with real needs after a harmful crash. You need a team of attorneys who will fight for the compensation your damages deserve. We are aggressive lawyers who can go up against major insurance companies and other parties in the pursuit of rightful compensation.
After a crash in Corpus Christi, don’t wait to call Ben Bronston & Associates. We have a wealth of resources available to help you after a car accident that caused personal injuries, property damage, or the death of a loved one. Let us file a claim on your behalf, and help you take the first steps toward a brighter future. The compensation we win on your behalf can cover your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. Reach out today.
Common Causes of Car Wrecks in Corpus Christi
While no two car accidents are the same, some of the leading causes of accidents in Corpus Christi include:
- Distracted driving
- Improper turning
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Driving under the influence
- Aggressive driving
- Mechanical defects
- Improper maintenance
It is crucial you immediately seek medical attention and then call our experienced car accident attorneys as soon as possible if you have been in injured in a car accident. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, quickly obtain police reports and other information, and seek out and interview witnesses that will support your claim. We are highly adept at helping victims in a wide range of accidents from low-impact crashes and head-on collisions to vehicle roller-overs and pedestrian accidents.
While we routinely handle car accident claims against negligent drivers, we also have considerable experience pursuing claims against local and state governments for defective roads, guardrails or lighting. We can also pursue a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or supplier if your injury was caused by a defective product.
Automobile accidents often result in a variety of injuries including broken bones, neck and spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries among others. These injuries can range from minor to catastrophic or may even be life-threatening. Some accident victims often require long-term care and rehabilitation. On the other hand, injuries such as whiplash and back spasms may not surface until long after an accident.
Regardless of the nature of your injuries, the attorneys at Ben Bronston & Associates in Corpus Christi will fight for your right to meaningful compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, property damage and emotional distress.
A Corpus Christi Law Firm Helping The Injured
Determining the extent of your injuries and the full value of your claim will take time after an accident. Insurance companies often try to settle these cases quickly, however, and for as little money as possible. At Ben Bronston & Associates, we will take the time to thoroughly understand your case and fight for compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs. If the insurer fails to negotiate in good faith or offer a fair value for your claim, we will litigate the matter in court. Not only will we fight for your rights, we will make sure that you receive the proper medical care for your injuries. Our law office helps accident victims in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Victoria, Kleberg County, Nueces County, San Patricio County, and throughout Texas.
Past Car Accident Case Results |Ben Bronston & Associates
Auto Accident: Exessive Drinking – $500,000
$500,000 settlement – 5/31/2012. The family of a woman killed in a drunken driving accident came to us for help after the woman’s death. The woman was a passenger in a car whose driver was served an excessive amount of alcohol at a bar. The driver became drunk and swerved into oncoming traffic, killing the young woman.
Auto Accident – $187,000
$187,000 settlement – 1/16/2012. A cement truck, which had run a red light, crashed into our client while he was driving . Our client was displeased with their original counsel since no work was done on his case for six months.
Auto Accident – $30,000
$30,000 settlement – 11/11/2011. A driver struck and injured our client while driving his car. Although he sustained no broken bones, he suffered lingering pain to his neck, arms and back as a result.
Auto Accident – $335,000.00
$335,000 settlement.– A 44-year-old man was hit from behind by a commercial vehicle which necessitated back surgery. Minimal property damage was a challenge to overcome, but client still received compensation.
Auto Accident And Resulting Heart Problems – $52,000.00
$52,000 settlement – 5/25/2010. Our client was hit by another driver, causing the aggravation of our client’s preexisting heart condition which subsequently led to a heart attack.