Houston, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/05/2015 -- In a continuing effort to better serve victims of personal injuries, the Houston car accident attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris have recently updated their website to provide more information and an improved user experience to the public.
"One of the most common accidents any of us will ever experience is a car accident," said Jonathan Harris, a partner at the firm and a Houston auto accident lawyer.. "For most people, getting in an accident is a very disruptive experience that leaves you confused about how to get help. We wanted an informative, user-friendly website for our clients and accident victims."
Under the website's auto accident section, users can easily browse through information specific to the most common types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Car Accidents
- Trucking/18 Wheeler Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
Each of these sections has its own internal menu to help users easily navigate to related pages and to find the right information quickly.
Car Accident Information
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 13,675 serious injury crashes and 3,534 fatalities in 2014 alone. While accidents can happen because of bad road conditions or defective car parts, the most common cause is driver negligence.
The updated car accident section on SMSH's website offers information about car accident claims, SUV rollover accidents, distracted driving accidents, and more.
Trucking/18 Wheeler Accident Information
When a passenger car is involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, the smaller vehicle is at a huge disadvantage. The large size and weight of the semi can cause serious damage to a smaller vehicle and critical injuries to its occupants.
On the SMSH website, find out the most common causes of truck accidents; how truck accident claims differ from car accident claims; and why truck driver fatigue is often a factor in 18 wheeler crashes.
Motorcycle Accident Information
Motorcyclists often have a bad reputation as risk-takers and reckless drivers. In a large number of accidents involving a motorcycle, however, it is actually the other driver who is at fault for the crash.
Motorcyclists can be critically injured when another driver failed to see the rider, ran a red light, or changed lanes without looking. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be killed in an accident than those in a passenger vehicle.
Visit the SMSH website to find out the most common injuries in Houston motorcycle accidents; why this type of claim is different from a car accident claim; and what you should do after an accident.
Bus Accident Information
Buses are big, bulky vehicles that are often driven by inexperienced or improperly trained operators. These vehicles often don't have common safety features such as seatbelts and tend to rollover when involved in an accident.
There are many different types of buses, including school buses, public transportation, and private charter buses. The type of bus involved in an accident will determine the steps needed for a successful bus accident claim.
Find out how school bus accidents are different; who is liable in a bus crash; and answers to commonly asked questions about bus accidents on SMSH's website.
If you have been injured in a Houston auto accident, call 800-282-2122 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with a personal injury lawyer at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris. Legal assistance is available both in English and Spanish (Español).