We understand that being involved in an accident can be extremely stressful and the thought of dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming. Our law firm has extensive experience handling car accident cases. If you have been involved in an accident, it is important to do the following:
- Take pictures of your vehicle and the other vehicle involved in the accident
- Make sure to call the police and obtain a police report detailing how the accident occurred
- Exchange insurance information with the other driver
- Go to the emergency room if you are injured
Oftentimes, car accidents can cause a variety of injuries to body parts such as neck, back, shoulder, knees and head. It is important that you obtain the appropriate medical treatment immediately to prevent any worsening of your injuries.
We understand that it can be difficult to deal with insurance companies. Frequently, insurance companies will attempt to undervalue your property damage, your totaled vehicle and your injuries. This is why it is so important that you call an experience car accident attorney to assist you.
Hiring a personal injury attorney can help you obtain more than three times what the insurance company will offer you without one. Insurance companies are notorious for utilizing high pressure tactics to settle claims for less money.
Car Accident Statistics
Houston has an average of 242 serious crashes every day. More accidents occur in Houston than the national average according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Department of Transportation reports the following statistics for 2016:
- 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 20 minutes
- 1 person was injured every 1 minutes 59 seconds
- 1 reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds
Car Accident FAQs
Does this cost me anything?
No, our law firm works on a contingency basis meaning that you do not have to pay anything unless we are able to obtain a recovery.
Will I have to go to trial?
It is unlikely that your case will go to trial since most cases are settled out of court, however, it is always a possibility.
What happens after I file the lawsuit?
After you file a lawsuit, we will engage in discovery, in which both sides exchange written questions and gather information. During this process, you may also be required to sit for a deposition, which is essentially oral questioning under the oath.
How long does this process take?
A typical car accident case can take approximately 9 months to 1 year. However, some may take longer depending on the facts of your case, Court and how discovery progresses.