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If you were seriously injured, or if a loved one was killed in a car crash, you need an attorney on your side who is not afraid to fight for you. Following a severe automobile-related injury, the steps you take can have a significant impact on the amount of compensation you recover, so make sure to choose the right firm with the right experience to represent you.
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If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you need the best possible legal team on your side to help you get justice. No amount of money can change what happened, but our car accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help ease your suffereing. To find out what Williams Hart can do for you in the wake of a car accident, schedule a free no-obligation consultation at our Houston office by calling (713) 352-7071.
Choosing the right team of attorneys
Why should you hire us?
- We have won Over $1 Billion in Client Recovery
- We have several Record-setting Trial Lawyers
- we have extensive experience with wrongful Death cases
- We Represent victims around the country
- We Give Back to the community
- There’s absolutely No Fee Unless We win
Why Do You Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
After a car accident, the question of whether you can recover compensation for your injuries turns on fault. To determine fault in legal terms, you must establish whether the other driver negligently caused the injuries that you sustained.
Proving negligence can be quite complex and is not something you should attempt on your own. An experienced lawyer can help identify the responsible parties after your car accident and prove that they were negligent. This may seem somewhat straightforward, but in Texas, it gets more complicated. Because of the complexity, it’s imperative that you talk to an exeperienced car accident lawyer.
You deserve to be compensated for your injuries to the fullest extent allowed by law, not by what the insurance company thinks you will accept. By thoroughly calculating all of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, your Williams Hart attorney will know precisely how much you are owed and won’t stop fighting until that entire amount is recovered.
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What Damages Can I Recover?
When the court determines that a car accident plaintiff has sufficiently proven their case and is entitled to recover compensation, they are awarded damages. These damages are intended to compensate the injured party for the losses that they have sustained (plus those that they are reasonably expected to experience in the future). Additionally, the court may also decide to award punitive damages to the plaintiff if the defendant’s actions were particularly egregious. Compensatory damages that are often recovered in car accident cases include:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Get Answers to Your Questions
Car Accident FAQs
In a nutshell, yes, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver as long as you are not more than 50 percent at fault for causing the accident. This is because Texas law follows a modified theory of comparative negligence with a 50 percent bar. If you are more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, then you are not legally entitled to recover damages from the other partially liable party in Texas.
Some states limit (or cap) the amount of compensation that the court can award a successful personal injury plaintiff. In Texas, we have statutes that limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice personal injury cases, but there is no statutory limit on the amount of damages that a car accident personal injury plaintiff can recover.
Wrongful death lawsuits can only be filed for a limited amount of time after the deceased passes away. Each state has its own set of laws, or statutes of limitations, that set timeframes within which different types of civil lawsuits can be filed.
Here in Texas, we have a statute of limitations that requires wrongful death lawsuits to be filed within two years of the deceased’s passing. There are a few limited exceptions to this rule, but most wrongful death claims that are filed after more than two years have passed will be barred by this statute and not be heard by the court.
While most car accident personal injury lawsuits are filed against a driver or product manufacturer, it is possible to name the government as the defendant in some cases. For example, if the car accident you were injured in was caused by a badly designed roadway or a poorly maintained street, then you may have a viable claim against a government entity if you can prove that the road was negligently designed or maintained.
Williams Hart represents clients on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you won’t owe us anything out of your pocket upfront. Our consultations are free, as well as our costs of representation, and we will only collect our fee when we recover compensation for you.
In general, you will want to have legal representation as soon as possible after an injury crash. Remember that the other side’s insurance provider will be working immediately to protect themselves (and their bottom line) after a crash, so you should have knowledgeable counsel on your side as well. You’ll want to have an attorney immediately investigate the crash and secure vital evidence before it is lost or destroyed.
Getting help when you need it
By hiring trusted lawyers that so many other people have relied on, you can rest easy knowing that we are watching out for you and your family. We have helped countless individuals fight against predatory insurance companies who are only looking to shortchange you following a car accident, and we are committed to holding the person or party responsible for your accident accountable.
For more than three decades, our firm has defended the rights of our clients in Texas. When you pick Williams Hart to represent your car accident claim, you will receive our firm’s nearly limitless resources to aggressively pursue justice for you. We have recovered billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we are committed to doing the same for you.
A History of Delivering Results
Examples Of Client Recovery
Recovered $11,000,000 for the family of an individual killed in an automobile accident.
Obtained $11,000,000 jury verdict in a trial that resulted from the death of a husband and father in a motor vehicle accident with a commercial truck. The case settled after trial for a confidential amount.
Recovered $4,100,000 for the family of an individual killed in an auto accident when the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was served numerous alcoholic beverages when he was already intoxicated.
Recovered $2,500,000 for the family of an individual killed in an auto accident.
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