Attorneys for Motor Vehicle Accidents in Houston
A day doesn’t go by that someone isn’t killed in a traffic accident in Texas. Over 200,000 people suffer injuries in Texas car crashes every year, with about 15,000 serious (incapacitating) injuries and nearly 4,000 deaths. More crashes, injuries and deaths occur in Harris County than anywhere else in the state, including more than twice that of Dallas County and many times more than any other county.
Serious and deadly accidents happen in broadside intersection crashes in the city and head-on collisions on rural roads. They happen because people drive drunk or distracted, they speed, follow too closely, neglect to use turn signals, and fail to use care before turning on a city street or changing lanes on the highway. In short, motor vehicle accidents happen because someone was careless and didn’t drive with the necessary regard for the safety of others on the road.
Our personal injury attorneys help motor vehicle accident victims in Houston and Corpus Christi and throughout Texas recover compensation for their injuries from the negligent party at fault in causing the accident. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident in Texas, call our office for a no-cost consultation regarding any potential claims you may have.
Texas law requires drivers to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance in case they cause an accident. The minimum amounts required are $30,000 per person for bodily injury, $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage. In a serious or catastrophic accident, however, the damages can be much higher than these minimum amounts. Also, more than eight percent of Texas drivers are uninsured, despite the legal requirement. If you’ve been hit by an uninsured driver, you can file a claim under your uninsured motorist (UM) coverage, which comes with your liability insurance unless you decline it in writing. UM also comes with underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage, which can help if your damages are greater than the other driver’s policy limits.
Getting compensation from the other driver’s insurance company requires more than just making a phone call or filing a claim. If they dispute your injuries or deny their insured’s responsibility, you’ll need to be able to prove the other driver’s negligence and fault in causing the accident, and you also have to be able to prove the full extent of your injuries and damages. This may require litigation and a trial if an appropriate settlement cannot be reached. An experienced auto accident attorney can help you understand what your claim is worth and build a case that proves your damages and the other party’s liability to you.
Collisions with tractor-trailers all too often end in catastrophic injury or death to the occupants of the passenger car that collides with the big rig. Semi-truck and 18-wheeler crashes are complex events that can be difficult to sort out, and there may be multiple parties involved, including independent truck drivers, freight and shipping companies, third parties that loaded the cargo, truck mechanics and maintenance companies, and others.
Annual roadside inspections routinely uncover driver and vehicle safety violations so egregious that the drivers and the rigs are immediately pulled from service. Thousands of semis on the road right now are dangerously unsafe due to bad tires; bad brakes; non-working signal lights; overloaded, improperly loaded, or unbalanced trailers; truck drivers who are not properly licensed to drive the big rigs, and truckers who stay on duty and drive long past the maximum hours allowed for safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. We help injury victims and their families who have been the victims of the most serious truck accidents in and around Houston and Corpus Christi.
With more than 350,000 bikes, Texas has the sixth-highest number of motorcycle registrations in the country. Overall, motorcycles make up little more than one and a half percent of all motor vehicles in Texas, yet they account for more than ten percent of all traffic deaths in the state. Motorcyclists pay a price for their freedom and connection to the open road, and bikers are extremely vulnerable to serious injury or death in a collision with a larger, heavier car or truck, or if they are forced off the road into a single-vehicle crash by another driver’s negligence.
From drivers who fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes on the highway to drivers who turn left at intersections into the path of an oncoming bike, motorcycle riders face dangers at every turn from negligent drivers. When they make a claim with the insurance company or take their case to court, injury victims must then face the bias and negative opinions people hold against motorcycle riders. We fight for injury victims in all motor vehicle accidents and stand up for motorcyclists when they are hurt in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Help for Houston Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accident Victims
If you’ve been hurt in a car, truck or motorcycle accident in Houston, Corpus Christi, or Texas statewide, call on a team of experienced and successful litigators dedicated to helping injury victims get significant compensation to help them deal with the harm they have been made to suffer, call 713-303-8543. We offer a free initial consultation and don’t charge any fee until after we are successful in recovering compensation for you.