Auto Accident Lawyer Houston, TX
If you have been hurt while driving on Houston, TX roads, you might quickly realize that your losses cannot actually be truly measured. The pain of an injury can last for your entire life. You might develop PTSD or fears resulting in challenges that could hinder your day to day life. Money may not be enough to make up for what you went through.
In Houston, TX, there are laws that can protect you. An auto accident lawyer from John K. Zaid & Associates can listen to your case and let you know what legal options are available to you. Although we would like to be able to turn back the hands of time and prevent the crash from happening, our firm knows this is not possible. All we may be able to do is get you full and fair compensation. This is our goal for each of our clients.
Causes and Types of Car Crashes
Most car crashes involve another moving vehicle such as a car, truck, motorcycle, or bus. The following statistics are taken from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
- In 2016, there were almost 35,000 fatal car crashes
- Over 37,000 deaths occurred from these accidents, equating to 11.6 deaths per 100,000 people
- Texas had the most fatal crashes (and California follows close behind)
- It’s estimated that auto accidents cost the U.S. around $230 billion every year
Car crashes involving a fixed object are the second most common type of accident after one that involves another moving vehicle. An experienced auto accident lawyer in Houston, TX will have likely encountered some, if not all, of the following situations:
- Collisions with a pedestrian or cyclist
- Collisions with a parked car
- Rollover crashes
- Accidents involving an animal
- Roundabout crashes
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driver inexperience
- Driving under the influence
- Aggressive driving
A car crash can also be caused by a vehicle defect, road condition, or road obstacle. In these circumstances, you may be able to file a claim against a manufacturer, government entity, or company. An auto accident lawyer can explain this to you further detail during a consultation.
Recovering Compensation After a Car Crash
A lawyer will begin with investigating your Houston, TX case to find out who was involved and how the incident occured. If more than one party is to blame, a multi-party claim might be pursued. In general, the following damages may be recovered:
- Past, current, and prospective medical bills associated with the accident
- Lost wages
- Compensation for a reduction or permanent loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
You may be able to settle a claim directly with an insurance company or with the help of a lawyer. Unless your claim is very minor and only involves mild damages, it’s recommended that you speak with a lawyer before taking any legal action. By having legal representation, it is more likely that you will recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Schedule Your Complimentary Case Review Now
If you would like to discuss your case with an auto accident lawyer Houston, TX residents trust for honest legal advice, call John K. Zaid & Associates.