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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 Pasadena 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 car accident attorneys in the Houston Metro area 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 Pasadena 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. Texas car crash report

Common Types of Car Accidents in the Houston Metro Area

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:

Depending on the nature of the accident, a victim could suffer anything from minor scrapes and bruises to whiplash, broken bones, or brain injury. 

What to Do Immediately After a Houston Car Accident

  1. Call the Police. Some people are reluctant to call the police after a crash, but the fact is that you want a police officer to create a detailed report of what happened that can be used as evidence later.
  2. Get Medical Care. Even if you do not think you suffered any major injuries in a Houston car accident, it is important that you get checked out by a doctor. This is, of course, important for your health, but it can also provide important proof of the extent of your injuries.
  3. Gather Evidence and Get Witness Contact Information. Take pictures of the accident scene—including damage to vehicles, skid marks on the pavement, and anything else that seems relevant to the crash. Talk to people who saw what happened and request their contact information.
  4. Hire a Personal Injury Attorney. When it comes to ensuring that you are properly compensated after a car accident, the best move you can make to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. If you have been hurt in a Houston car accident, contact SJ Injury Attorneys today to learn more about how we can help.

Common Injuries Caused By Car Wrecks

We have helped clients in the wake of all types of crashes, including head-on collisions, t-bone wrecks, and rear-end accidents. While their accident injuries may differ, one fact remains the same: they deserve justice for the harm that has been inflicted upon them. Some of the more frequent injuries we have encountered include:

These injuries often result in more than just pain and suffering, they can also lead to exorbitant medical bills, lost wages, and expensive future medical treatment.

Available Compensation

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 Pasadena Car Accident Attorneys 

If you were involved in a Pasadena car accident, consult with an experienced auto accident lawyer at SJ Injury Attorneys in the Houston Metro area 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, and Galveston, Pearland, Spring, Katy, Channelview, Jersey Village, and Missouri City. Contact our office online or give us a call at (281) 688-6880 to discuss your options today!

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