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Why Vehicle Accidents in Residential Areas are Becoming More Common

At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston personal injury lawyers have spent more than three combined decades pursuing positive results for our Texas clients after negligence has negatively impacted their lives.

Unfortunately, over the past 30+ plus years, our personal injury attorneys in Harris County have seen these types of accidents evolve in troubling ways. Some of the most jarring growth has been the number of traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities that occur in residential areas.

In years past, typically the only vehicles that entered neighborhoods were those that belonged to its residents. Now, even the quietest neighborhoods are seeing increased traffic from all types of vehicles, personal and commercial, which is leading to catastrophic car, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents that are changing our clients’ lives.

Why Are So Many Vehicle Accidents Occurring in Residential Areas Throughout Texas?

Vehicle Accidents in Residential Areas

One of the most common reasons more collisions, injuries, and fatalities are occurring in residential areas in Houston and throughout Texas is that there are more types of drivers traversing unfamiliar neighborhoods.

The combined issue is that the drivers who have little experience in the area are often operating delivery vehicles, like Amazon or Walmart shipments. When these drivers do not know where they are going, they look down at their phones or other commercial electronic devices for help. These distractions can take their attention away from children crossing the road, bicycling, or even playing in their driveways. It can also lead to crashing into both occupied and unoccupied vehicles or other personal property.

Other common vehicles that are growing in numbers in residential areas include rideshare vehicles picking up or dropping off passengers in the suburbs, and food/consumer goods delivery services like Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Grub Hub.

Commercial property maintenance workers, including movers, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, and painters can also cause significant accidents with injuries when traveling through unfamiliar residential neighborhoods, especially in large vehicles that leave little room to share the road or to identify pedestrians or bicyclists before its too late.

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Houston, Texas for Help With Your Injury Claim

If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life to negligence in a Texas — whether in a vehicle, on foot, or while riding a bike in your own neighborhood — contact our dedicated Houston personal at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout the state of Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.

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About Hollingsworth Law Firm

Our aggressive personal injury trial attorneys at the Hollingsworth Law Firm are committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve. If you are the victim of an automobile accidentairplane accidentworkplace injury or other catastrophic injury, you need legal advice from a personal injury attorney with proven results you can trust. Our dedicated legal team is proud to represent clients across the state of Texas. WE WILL START FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS TODAY!

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