Because the Houston area is one of the largest traffic centers in the nation, car accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths each year. However, all drivers in Texas are required to drive carefully and avoid causing injuries to others. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you need a dedicated car accident attorney by your side.
Sherman Law Firm is dedicated to helping car accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve. Knowing that being injured in a car accident is an overwhelming experience, our legal team will offer you knowledge, compassion, and aggressive legal representation. We know how to deal with insurance companies that put profits ahead of injury victims. We will not only fight for your rights, our personal injury attorneys will make sure that you receive the proper medical care for your injuries.
Common Causes of a Car Accident
While no two accidents are the same, some of the leading causes of car accidents in Houston include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Driver fatigue
- Improper turning
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Reckless driving
- Mechanical defects
- Improper maintenance
If you have been in injured in a car accident, it is crucial to immediately seek medical attention and to call our experienced attorneys as soon as possible. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, quickly obtain police reports and other information, and seek out and interview witnesses that will support your claim.
Do I have a valid claim?
In order to have a valid car accident claim, you must be able to prove the following elements of negligence:
- The other driver had a duty to operate his or her vehicle in a safe manner
- The other driver breached his or her duty
- The other driver’s actions caused the accident
- The accident was the direct cause of your injuries or monetary losses
At Sherman Law Firm, we are highly adept at helping victims of all types of accidents, including:
- Low-speed impact crashes
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end impact accidents
- Whiplash accidents
- Side-impact collisions
- Vehicle rollovers
- Passenger accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Uninsured/Underinsured motorist accidents
- Hit and run accidents
While we routinely handle car accident claims against negligent drivers, we also have considerable experience pursuing claims against local and state governments in car accident cases arising from defective roads, guardrails or lighting. Moreover, if your injury was caused by a vehicle defect, there may be grounds for a product liability lawsuit against the automaker or distributor.
What should I do after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should immediately call the police and seek medical attention. The police report will be important evidence in your injury claim. You should seek medical care even if you don’t feel as if you’ve been injured. In some cases, symptoms may not surface until days or weeks later and failing to obtain treatment may cause your injuries to worsen. Moreover, if you fail to obtain treatment within a reasonable amount of time, you may not be able to recover any damages.
In addition, do not accept any responsibility for the accident. Instead, get the names and contact information of the other driver(s) as well as of any witnesses, if possible, and take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicle damage and your injuries. If you are not able to do so, ask someone to collect the information and take pictures for you.
Finally, shortly after the accident, you will likely be contacted by a claims adjuster from an insurance company. The claims adjuster is responsible for investigating the accident and negotiating the claim for as little money as possible. You should never speak to a claims adjuster or accept a settlement from an insurer before you speak to our experienced car accident attorneys.
Call Our Houston Car Accident Attorney
Our attorneys have extensive experience pursuing car accident claims in the Houston area and a proven history of success in or outside of the courtroom. While each case is unique, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Although insurance companies typically attempt to deny claims or pay as little money as possible, we know how to even the score. We will fight for compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs. If the insurer fails to make a reasonable settlement offer, we may recommend taking the case to court. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be afraid and not know where to turn.
Remember, Sherman Law Firm is here to help. Please reach out by contacting our office as soon as possible. The consultation is free, and you will not pay any attorneys fees until we win your case.
The Sherman Law Firm serves clients in Harris and Montgomery Counties and throughout the Houston area.