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Texas drivers travel billions of miles each year. Unfortunately, with that many vehicles on the road, car accidents are going to occur. During 2018, there were 3,639 fatalities on Texas roads. Hundreds of thousands of people were injured in car accidents that year. Houston and Harris County were no exception. Harris County had the highest number of fatalities from car accidents in 2018.

Sadly, victims of car accidents are not adequately compensated for their damages and losses in many cases. Hiring an experienced Houston car accident attorney can increase the chance that you are treated fairly if you are injured in a car crash.

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What Causes Houston Car Accidents?

Our Houston car accident lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of car accidents. We understand the factors that cause car accidents, which helps us build strong cases for fault and liability against negligent, careless, and reckless drivers.

Some common causes of car accidents in Houston include:

  • Speeding and Reckless Driving
  • Distracted Driving, including texting while driving and using a cell phone while driving
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
  • Drowsy and Fatigued Driving
  • Failure to Yield the Right of Way
  • Improper Lane Changes
  • Failing to Stop at Crosswalks

Proving that a driver was responsible for your car accident is the key to winning a car accident case. If you cannot prove the other driver is at fault, you cannot recover compensation for your injuries and damages. Therefore, our legal team expends a great deal of energy, time, and resources in investigating the cause of your accident to gather evidence we can use to prove the other driver caused the crash.

Common Injuries and Damages Caused by Car Crashes

The injuries and damages caused by a car accident depend on the circumstances of the accident. A low-speed impact could result in traumatic injuries that cause chronic, debilitating pain for the victim. Our legal team carefully analyzes your injuries and damages and gathers medical records and evidence to prove your claim.

Our Houston car accident lawyers have experience handling car accident cases involving common car accident injuries including:

You never want to settle a car accident claim until you complete medical treatment. You may not realize that you sustained a permanent impairment or disability until your doctor completes your care. At that time, we can evaluate the damages in your case to determine the value of your car accident claim.

While each injury claim is unique, some damages are common in most car accident cases. Damages that you may receive compensation for include, but are not limited to:

  • The cost of your medical treatment and care;
  • Cost of personal care and assistance with household chores;
  • Physical therapy and other therapies;
  • Mental health counseling;
  • Loss of income and benefits;
  • Physical pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress and suffering;
  • Loss of quality of life;
  • Permanent impairments, scarring, and disabilities; and,
  • Other out-of-pocket financial losses associated with the accident or your injuries.

Our car accident lawyers in Houston carefully document your damages and work with your physicians to ensure that we maximize the value of your injury claim. We want to recover full compensation for all damages or as close to that amount as possible, given the facts of your case.

Steps to Take After A Car Accident in Houston?

If you are injured in a car accident, try not to panic. Remaining calm helps you think clearly and remember what happened. Call 911 to report the accident and request help. Do not discuss the accident with the other driver or witnesses. If there are eyewitnesses, ask them for their names and contact information.

If it is safe for you to do so, try to take photographs of the accident scene and make a video. We will search for traffic camera video and other video of the accident, but your photos may be the only evidence we have of how the accident scene appeared immediately after the crash.

Seek medical treatment for your injuries. If you do not go directly to the emergency room, see your physician as soon as possible. The insurance company for the other driver may claim the accident did not cause your injuries if you delay medical care.

Keep copies of all documents related to the accident and take notes of every interaction with anyone regarding the accident. Avoid speaking with the insurance claims adjuster. The adjuster protects the insurance company. Talk to an attorney and let the attorney deal with the insurance company.

Why Should I Hire a Houston Car Accident Lawyer?

To protect your legal rights. That is the simple answer. The insurance company for the other driver is not going to protect your rights. It wants to avoid paying your claim. If it cannot avoid liability, it wants to pay as little as possible for your claim.

Our Houston car accident attorneys understand how insurance companies operate. We know their tactics and how to fight back to protect our clients. Our passion for helping people is the foundation for our dedication to our clients.

We will do everything within our power to obtain a fair and just settlement for your car accident claim. Whenever possible, we will do that without litigation. However, we are experienced trial lawyers. If the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith, we do not hesitate to file a lawsuit to protect your right to compensation for your injuries.

Contact a Houston Car Accident Lawyer for a Free Case Review

If you are unsure whether you need a car accident attorney in Houston, schedule a free case review with one of our attorneys. We are here to help you, including providing you with the information you need to make the best decision for you regarding your car accident claim.

Contact The Alfred Firm at (713) 470-9714 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney in Houston.