Car Accident Attorney in Houston, Texas
Car accidents are a major cause of personal injury claims and lawsuits in Texas. Every year, thousands of individuals are involved in motor vehicle collisions that cause minor to serious and even catastrophic injuries as well as wrongful deaths. These are most often caused by human error, whether it involves breaking traffic laws, such as speeding, driving while texting, or some other violation, or by some other form of negligence or wrongdoing. Unfortunately, those who are injured in these accidents may spend days, weeks, months, or a lifetime with temporary or permanent disabilities that can drastically impact their lives.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident, you will likely be facing the prospect of dealing with an insurance company. Handling all of the legal details connected with the accident can be daunting when you are debilitated by pain and discomfort, unable to work to meet your financial needs, and facing all of the various expenses associated with your recovery.
At Cy Lee Legal Group PLLC, we understand how stressful it can be as well as how insurers will try to reduce or deny the liability of their policyholder so that they can keep their payouts low. We know how to fight back against such ploys, back up your claim or lawsuit with evidence, skillfully negotiate for a fair and just settlement to cover what your claim is truly worth, or take your case to court in litigation.
Request a free initial consultation with a Houston car accident attorney at Cy Lee Legal Group PLLC by contacting us online .
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Car Accident Claims in Texas
Auto accidents are typically caused by the fault of a driver who engages in unreasonable behavior or violates traffic laws. However, the fault may also lie with negligent vehicle manufacturers of defective cars or car parts as well as with government agencies where dangerous or defective road conditions exist. These conditions could include missing, defaced, or visually-blocked traffic signs, poorly designed intersections, and more. Thus, in any traffic accident, it is vital to investigate all parties who may have caused or contributed to your injuries.
Traffic law violations are the major factor in traffic collisions. These can include:
Drunk and/or drugged driving
Driving while distracted (texting, talking on a cell phone, or otherwise taking attention off the road and the task of driving)
Running red lights or rolling through stop signs
Making illegal U-Turns
Our firm will thoroughly investigate your accident, gather and preserve vital evidence, and thoroughly prepare your claim for negotiation or litigation. We advise that you do not settle quickly with whatever offer the insurer makes as these are generally undervalued amounts designed on behalf of the insurer and not in your best interests. Insurers are less apt to engage in these tactics when they know you are being represented by a well-respected personal injury firm.
Comparative Negligence in Texas Car Accidents
Texas is a modified comparative fault state which means the following:
When the other driver was fully at fault, he or she (through the insurer) must pay you compensation for all of your medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress that you endured as a result;
When you were partially at fault for the accident, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of your fault;
When you were more than 50 percent at fault, you will not be able to recover any compensation for accident-related damages.
As you can see, car accident claims boil down to the issue of fault. Our team will do everything possible to back up your claim for compensation with solid evidence in an effort to help you pursue a fair and just result that will cover your losses and damages both past and based on predicted future needs.