It can be a painful experience to be involved in a car accident, especially if you are critically injured.

Personal injury law is a vast and evolving field in Texas. It can be difficult to file a car accident claim alone. Trying on your own to deal with your car accident injury claim would just add the problems that you may experience and lose a significant amount of compensation.

If you or your loved one got injured in a car accident, we believe you need to concentrate on your recovery and not think about all the issues involved with pursuing your claim. Our Houston car accident attorneys will direct you through any step appropriate to bring your case to the most favorable conclusion possible.

Car Accidents
in Texas

Car crashes are rapidly becoming a leading cause of injury and death throughout the United States. Some of the most prevalent causes of these injuries include:

  • Drivers who were distracted and negligent caused the car accident
  • Head-on collision
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Using cellphone/texting while driving the car

While injuries may differ considerably between passengers or from one accident to another, some of the most common types of injuries in Texas car accidents are:

  • Bleeding
  • Bone breakage
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Head and neck injuries like whiplash
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis

Any severe injury or chronic pain is worth mentioning to our lawyer.

Texas Shared
Fault Laws
for Car Accidents

To minimize the amount of money they owe, a very common practice of insurance companies is to say that, you bear partial responsibility for the car accident. Texas law also requires you to file a personal injury claim even though it can be shown that you share any fault for the accident. As long as you are found to be less than 50% liable for the accident, you may be able to recover compensation under the amended comparative negligence rule.

The final settlement or verdict will subtract whatever amount you are considered at fault for the accident, giving you your total recovery. For example, if you receive a settlement amount of $7,000 but are found to be 20% responsible for the accident, you will receive a recovery of $5,600.

Hiring a Car
Accident Attorney
after an accident

Some people think they may manage their own car accident claim and save on lawyers’ fees. Such individuals also find out later that they are unable to bargain for a fair amount. At this point, however, they could have taken measures or acts that harmed their case's value.

You should understand that insurance providers are not out to pay fair compensation; they are out to save cash. That is why, before addressing the claim with the adverse insurance adjuster, you should seek consultation from a Houston car accident attorney.

What damages are available for car accident injuries?

The damages which are recoverable after a car accident include

  • Medical/Healthcare expenses
  • Loss of income if you were unable to work during your recovery
  • Possible punitive damages against a negligent driver
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

Texas Statute of Limitation for Car Accident cases

In Texas, the deadline is two years for car accident cases.

Before the statute of limitations has expired, you must either settle your claim or pursue legal action. You might lose your right to lodge a lawsuit if you exceed the deadline.

B'Ivory LaMarr

Contact our Houston Car
Accident Attorney

To discuss your car accident case, contact our Houston Car Accident attorney for professional legal assistance.

Our car accident attorney will remind you of all your legal rights and guide you on how to move your claim forward.

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