The Houston auto accident attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have had several cases in recent years where clients that had been involved in a rear end collision had their claims denied by the negligent party’s insurance company. The denial of responsibility was by the negligent party’s insurance company even though their insured had struck our clients from behind. The reasons for denying these claims which were accidents that happened here in Houston, Texas were varied but were not reasonable excuses for their policy holder’s negligence. One excuse was that our client had stopped suddenly and their insured did everything they could reasonably do to stop but still struck our client. The argument was that since their insured had acted reasonably, their insured was not liable. Are you kidding me? Sudden stops are a fact of life when driving in Houston. Children or dogs run in front of cars all the time. People slow down all of a sudden to make a turn they thought they were going to miss. When an individual is driving a car it his responsibility to not hit the person in front of him regardless of the reason for the sudden stop. Remember the rule we were taught in driver’s education class? Stay one car length away from the car in front of you for every ten miles per hour in speed you are travelling. Today’s insurance companies think their insureds don’t have to follow that rule any more. In their never ending attempt to not pay injured parties the insurance companies will lower themselves to the aforementioned arguments and other arguments to wrongly deny injured parties’ traffic accident claims.
If you find yourself on the receiving end of a rear end collision, don’t assume that an insurance company is going to treat you fairly. All auto claims have become battle grounds for most insurance companies to deny legitimate claims. If you have recently been involved in a Houston car crash, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. We will force the insurance company to pay all of your damages including your medical bills, lost time from work, automobile damages and rental car charges.