Texas Car Accident Lawyer
Have you been seriously hurt in a car accident in Texas? Don’t take on the insurance company alone. An experienced Texas car accident lawyer will help you hold the responsible party accountable for the harm you have suffered.
Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. has over 45 years of combined experience representing car accident victims in Texas. Contact our law office for a free case review, give us a call at (713) 224-4878 to discuss what we can do to help you.
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How Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. Can Help After a Car Accident in Texas
You may be facing financial uncertainty after a car accident. As if this isn’t enough, insurance adjusters may minimize your losses, offer a lowball settlement, or even deny your claim. You deserve an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer to fight for the money you are owed.
Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. was founded by attorney Brian White, a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer. Our law office has extensive experience inside and outside the courtroom. Indeed, we have recovered life-changing settlements and jury awards for our clients.
Choose Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., and trust us to:
- Conduct an investigation to gather and analyze evidence
- Work with top experts to prove causation and your damages
- Ensure the full extent of your losses are valued properly
- Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
- Present your case to a jury if necessary to recover fair compensation
Call our law firm today for a free consultation with a Texas car accident lawyer committed to giving you the best representation possible.
How Common Are Car Accidents in Texas?
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental death, injury, and disability in Texas. In 2019, there were 3,610 deaths in Texas caused by motor vehicle accidents. More than 256,000 people suffered at least some injury in a traffic accident that year. These statistics mean that one person was injured or killed in a traffic accident every two and half minutes.
About 32% of all motor vehicle deaths in 2019 were the result of single vehicle accidents. Over 730 deaths were related to intersection accidents, and 600 deaths resulted from head-on collisions. About 52% of traffic deaths happened in rural areas.
These statistics include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and truck accidents.
What is My Texas Car Accident Case Worth?
All car accident cases are unique. The only way to estimate the value of your case is through a careful assessment of factors such as:
- Whether you contributed to the crash
- The insurance coverage available
- The strength of your evidence and negligence case
- The type and severity of your injuries
- Your economic losses
- Whether you are able to return to work
- The injuries’ impact on your quality of life, health, well-being, and ability to work
To understand what your case may be worth, contact a Texas injury lawyer at Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. to discuss your case.
What Compensation Can I Recover After a Car Crash in Texas?
After your accident, you are entitled to damages from the at-fault party. The damages you may seek are divided into two broad categories.
Economic damages compensate for financial losses, including:
- Property damage
- Current medical bills
- Future medical care
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
Non-economic losses compensate you for your losses that do not have an intrinsic financial value, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring or disfigurement
Some car accident cases are eligible for a third type of compensation: punitive damages. Juries award these damages to punish the defendant rather than compensate you for your losses.
Am I Still Entitled to Compensation if I’m Partially at Fault in a Texas Car Accident?
It is very common for multiple parties to share fault in car wrecks. For instance, one driver may have been distracted and the other driver was making an improper lane change.
When more than one person is at fault for an accident, Texas applies a modified comparative negligence doctrine. This rule allows you to recover compensation if you are 0% to 50% at fault for your car accident.
If you are 51% or more to blame for your crash, you will be barred from recovering compensation. Otherwise, your recovery will be reduced based on your share of assigned blame.
Insurance companies frequently claim accident victims caused the accident or did not mitigate damages after it. If you are being blamed for your accident, it’s important to consult with an experienced Texas car accident lawyer to fight back with clear evidence.
We Will Fight for the Full Compensation You Deserve for Your Car Accident Injuries
A car accident can change your life forever. Most accidents result in minor or moderate injuries, but thousands of victims suffer serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries in Texas accidents.
Our law office will fight for compensation for injuries such as:
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Chest injuries
- Joint injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Seat belt injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Wrongful death
Do not let the insurance company minimize the severity of your injuries. Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. will fight back to pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
What Causes Most Car Accidents in Texas?
Nearly 94% of car crashes are caused by human error. However, some accidents are caused by defective vehicle components, medical emergencies, and dangerous road conditions.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Texas include:
- Drunk driving and drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Unfamiliarity with the road
- Misjudging stopping distance
- Improper lane use or lane change
- Running a red light or stop sign
Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. will investigate your crash to determine how it happened. Once the cause of your crash is determined, we can build a case against the at-fault party.
We Handle All Types of Car Accident Cases in Texas
Car accidents can happen in many ways; no two crashes are the same. At Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., we have decades of experience handling all types of car accident cases. We use this insight to gather the evidence your case needs.
We represent accident victims who have been hurt in all Texas car accidents, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Sideswipe accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Lyft and Uber accidents
- Single-vehicle crashes
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Highway accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Contact our law office today to discuss what we can do to help you.
How Do I Prove Negligence After a Car Accident in Texas?
You must prove the at-fault party was negligent to recover compensation for your damages. This means they failed to act as a reasonable person and caused your crash.
There are four key elements of negligence:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care.
- The defendant breached their duty.
- This breach caused your accident.
- You suffered damages.
Proving a duty of care is typically easy. To prove the other driver breached their duty, you must show they took improper actions while driving. This may include speeding, distracted driving, running a stop sign, or improper lane use. Causation is often the hardest element of negligence to prove.
Experienced Texas car accident attorneys will use many forms of evidence to establish negligence, such as:
- Footage from a dash cam, surveillance camera, or traffic camera
- Witness statements
- Police accident reports
- Police citations
- Photos of damage to vehicles and the scene of the crash
- Cell phone records may prove distracted driving
Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. may turn to specialists in many fields. Expert testimony can be invaluable in establishing how your accident happened and who is to blame.
How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Lawsuit After a Texas Car Accident?
Texas law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury case after a car crash. The statute of limitations is two years. If you do not file your case before this deadline expires, your case will be dismissed, and you will not recover any compensation.
It’s vital that you begin working on your case as soon as possible. Your car accident lawyer will gather and preserve evidence that may be lost if you delay. It can also take many months for you to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI). Negotiations generally will not begin until you reach MMI. During this time, your lawyer will work on building the strongest evidence-based case possible.
Contact a Texas Car Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Do not let an insurance company undervalue your claim and treat you unfairly. At Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., we are committed to taking on the insurance company on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery.
Call our law firm today to schedule a free consultation with a Texas car accident lawyer. You pay nothing out-of-pocket for the experienced legal representation you deserve.