Car accidents are the number one cause of personal injury claims in Texas and across the nation. Anyone who has been seriously injured by another motorist can file an auto accident claim to recover their damages. Insurance companies are quick to withhold fair compensation, however. You will need an experienced car accident attorney to represent you and fight for the coverage that you deserve.
No two car accident cases are the same, but the team at SJ Injury Attorneys takes the same thorough approach to each one. We are confident in our ability to recover the maximum possible damages in all types of auto accident cases. Let our Texas car accident attorneys help you hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries and damages. Our firm has years of experience, and we have taken on countless car accident cases for injured victims.
When is it Time to File a Claim With a Car Accident Attorney?
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations on car accident personal injury claims. This means that you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim, or you may lose your right to compensation. If you are filing a claim against a government entity or worker, you have just six months from the date of your accident to file a claim.
Regardless of the statute of limitations, it's always best to file a car accident claim as soon as possible. Evidence to support your case can become more difficult to locate as time passes.
Partially at Fault Drivers
Texas follows a "modified comparative fault" rule. Even if you are partially at fault for the accident that led to your injuries, you are still eligible to pursue compensation, as long as you are less than 50% at fault for the accident.
In this case, your percentage of fault would be determined by the court along with your compensation amount. Once both are decided, your total compensation will be reduced by the same percentage of fault you are deemed responsible for.
Causes and Types of Car Accidents
Most car accidents are the result of negligence. Distracted driving is a growing cause of accidents, including talking on the phone, adjusting the stereo, eating, and texting while driving. Other causes include tired driving and driving under the influence (DUI).
Common accidents include:
- Rear-end accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rollover accidents
Depending on the nature of the accident, a victim could suffer anything from minor scrapes and bruises to whiplash, broken bones, or brain injury.
At SJ Injury Attorneys, we believe you shouldn't have to bear the financial burden of another party's negligence. We can help you recover fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, as well as anticipated future costs related to injuries resulting in a permanent disability.
If your loved one died in an auto accident, we might be able to help you pursue a wrongful death claim. This type of claim includes compensation for your loved one's final medical expenses, their pain and suffering, the loss of their wages to support the family, final funeral and burial costs, and your loss of their care and companionship.
Some of the recent cases that we have handled include:
- $964,000 recovered after a rear-end accident
- $565,000 recovered after an 18-wheeler ran a stop sign, hitting our client's vehicle
- $355,000 recovered after a rear-end accident
- $95,000 recovered for our client who was hit by an 18-wheeler
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Texas Car Accident Attorneys
If you were involved in a Texas car accident, consult with a lawyer at SJ Injury Attorneys to learn how we can handle your case. We are available 24/7 to take your call and we provide personal, one-on-one service throughout your case.
SJ Injury Attorneys serves clients throughout Texas, including those in Houston, Pasadena, Baytown, Clear Lake, Webster, Friendswood, Deer Park, LaPorte, Texas City, League City, Galveston, Pearland, Spring, Katy, Channelview, Jersey Village, and Missouri City. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.