Car Accidents

Houston Car Accident Attorneys Aggressively Purse Compensation on Behalf of the Injured

Car accidents occur in a moment’s notice, yet they can – and often do –change the course of an accident victim’s life. Even accidents that initially seem minor can result in serious health concerns, if not immediately, weeks or months after the accident. Those who have been injured in a Texas car accident are entitled to pursue a claim for damages against those responsible for their injuries. However, there are often significant hurdles that must be overcome before obtaining compensation.

The Houston personal injury lawyers at The de la Garza Law Group have over 30 years of combined experience representing accident victims. Our team of experienced Texas personal injury attorneys works diligently to obtain maximum compensation for the injuries our clients have endured.We understand that you may feel confused, overwhelmed and powerless during this challenging time. When you allow us to work on your case, we will take over, allowing you to focus on healing.

Car Accidents Happen on Texas Roads Every Day

In 2018, someone was injured in a Texas car accident about every two minutes, and not a single day went by without at least one traffic-related fatality. In total, 3,639 people were killed in Texas car accidents in 2018. This represents a 3.3 percent increase over 2017. The estimated total economic loss for Texas traffic accidents in 2018 was $38,400,000,000.

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Dedicated Texas Car Accident Lawyers Handle All Types of Collisions

The impact that a car accident can have on a person’s life cannot be overstated. Many accident victims suffer serious injuries, requiring weeks or months of medical treatment and physical therapy. Even then, many injured motorists are left with lingering aches and pains that can last a lifetime. During this time, many accident victims are unable to work, making it all but impossible to pay the sizeable medical bills that will inevitably start to show up in the mailbox.

For some accident victims, the physical wounds are not the worst of the injuries. The emotional effect of a Texas car wreck can be equally as challenging to overcome.

At The de la Garza Law Group, we represent clients who have been injured in all types of Texas traffic accidents, including:

Car accidents – Car accidents are among the most common cause of accidental death in Texas. Each year, over 3,600 people are killed in Texas traffic accidents, and about a third of those deaths were occupants of passenger vehicles. Car accident victims are entitled to file a claim for damages against the party they believe to be at fault for the accident. However, before any recovery is awarded, the accident victim must show that the named defendant violated a duty of care that they owed to the accident victim and that this breach resulted in their injuries. While this may sound straightforward in theory, in practice that is rarely the case. At The de la Garza Law Group, we have over 30 years of experience helping Texas car accident victims recover compensation for their injuries, and have a firm grasp on all recent developments in the law.

Motorcycle accidents – Motorcyclists comprise only a small fraction of all motorists, however, the statistics show that they are disproportionately represented when it comes to those who are injured or killed in Texas traffic accidents. In fact, each year, over 400 motorcyclists are killed in Texas motorcycle accidents and thousands more are seriously injured. Unfortunately, motorcyclists face several unique challenges when pursuing a claim for compensation against the at-fault party. For example, many prospective jurors (and judges) have a bias against motorcyclists based on one or two bad experiences. At The de la Garza Law Group, our skilled attorneys are prepared to dispel the unfair stigma against motorcyclists and help you obtain full compensation for your injuries.

Truck and bus accidents – Texas truck accidents, as well as those involving other large commercial vehicles, are among the most dangerous type of accident due to the sheer size of the vehicles involved. In 2018 alone, 664 people died in Texas truck accidents. One important aspect of trucking accident cases that is often absent in other motor vehicle cases isthe determination of who to name as a defendant. Often, there are several potentially liable parties in a Texas truck accident case, including the truck driver, the owner of the truck, the trucking company and potentially the manufacturer of the truck or trailer.

Accidents involving uninsured or underinsured drivers – Any type of accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist raises additional complications. Texas state law requires that all motorists have insurance coverage of at least $30,000 per person/$60,000 per accident. However, not all drivers obtain the necessary insurance, and even if they do, the bare minimum amount of coverage will not likely fully cover the medical expenses and other damages. For motorists who purchased underinsured/uninsured motorist protection, they can file a claim with their own insurance company to make up for the lack of insurance on the part of the at-fault party. Of course, insurance companies can be notoriously difficult to work with, which often makes the recovery process challenging. At The de la Garza Law Group, our attorneys are experienced in dealing with all types of insurance policies, and the companies that write them.

Regardless of the type of car accident that resulted in your injuries, The de la Garza Law Group can help. Our dedicated team of experienced Texas trial lawyers confidently represents clients throughout the process, including in both settlement negotiations and trial. It is important for accident victims to remember, under Texas state law, accident victim have only two years from the date of the injury to file a claim.

Many Accident Fatalities Occur in Five Texas Counties

Almost one-third of all fatal Texas traffic-related fatalities occurred in just five counties: Harris County, 11percent of all fatalities; Dallas County, 8 percent of all fatalities; Bexar County, 5 percent of all fatalities; Tarrant County: 5 percent of all fatalities; and Travis County: 3 percent of all fatalities.

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Work zones are hot spots for car accidents. In 2018, there were 25,302 Texas car accidents occurring in work zones. 147 of these accidents resulted in at least one fatality, 161 people were killed, and 687 people were seriously injured.

Causes of Texas Traffic Accidents

Each year, over 3,600 people are killed in Texas traffic accidents, and tens of thousands more are seriously injured. The causes of fatal car accidents vary; however, according to statistics assembled by the Texas Department of Transportation, the most frequent causes of fatal Texas car accidents involve:

  • Failure to control speed – 33,157 accidents
  • Driver inattention – 17,920 accidents
  • Driving at an unsafe speed – 15,305
  • Failure to drive in a single lane – 11,795
  • Wild animal on the road – 8,087 accidents
  • Faulty evasive action – 7,183 accidents
  • Unsafe lane changes – 6,541 accidents
  • Failure to yield at a stop sign – 6,074 accidents
  • Failed to yield when making a left turn – 5,639 accidents
  • Drunk driving –4 ,986 accidents
  • Drowsy driving – 4,970 accidents

Of course, these are just a few of the most common causes of car accidents in Texas. If you have been injured in a Texas car accident, and believe someone else was at fault, contact The de la Garza Law Group for immediate assistance. We have over 30 years of experience helping injury victims obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries, and know what it takes to succeed on our clients’ behalf.

Contact a Dedicated Houston Motor Vehicle Accident Law Firm for Immediate Assistance

No one anticipates getting into a serious Texas car accident. Yet, each year tens of thousands of Texans are seriously injured or killed in preventable traffic accidents. At The de la Garza Law Group, we pride ourselves in providing accident victims with a unique form of client-centered representation that puts their needs first, last and always. To us, every case is personal. While we have over 20 years of experience handling Texas personal injury cases, we cannot know what is important to you and your family until we take the time to get to know you and how the accident has impacted your life.

At The de la Garza Law Group, our team of dedicated Houston car accident lawyers is dedicated to helping clients obtain compensation for their injuries. We understand that your emotional and financial well being are likely in jeopardy after a serious accident and aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. We offer all clients a free, no-obligation consultation in which we will provide an honest and thorough assessment of your case. To learn more, call 713-784-1010, or call toll-free at 844-784-1010. We proudly represent clients throughout Harris County, Fort Bend County and Montgomery County, including in the Woodlands, Pearland and Sugar Land

For some accident victims, the physical wounds are not the worst of the injuries. The emotional effect of a Texas car wreck can be equally as challenging to overcome.At the de la Garza Law Group, we represent clients who have been injured in all types of Texas traffic accidents, including:Car accidents–Car accidents are among the most common cause of accidental death in Texas. Each year, over 3,600 people are killed in Texas traffic accidents, and about a third of those deaths were occupants of passenger vehicles. Car accident victims are entitled to file a claim for damages against the party they believe to be at fault for the accident. However, before any recovery is awarded, the accident victim must show that the named defendant violated a duty of care that they owed to the accident victim and that this breach resulted in their injuries. While this may sound straightforward in theory, in practice that is rarely the case. At the de la Garza Law Group, we have over 30 years of experience helping Texas car accident victims recover compensation for their injuries, and have a firm grasp on all recent developments in the law. Motorcycle accidents–Motorcyclists comprise only a small fraction of all motorists, however, the statistics show that they are disproportionately represented when it comes to those who are injured or killed in Texas traffic accidents. In fact, each year, over 400 motorcyclists are killed in Texas motorcycle accidents and thousands more are seriously injured. Unfortunately, motorcyclists face several unique challenges when pursuing a claim for compensation against the at-fault party. For example, many prospective jurors (and judges) have a bias against motorcyclists based on one or two bad experiences. At the de la Garza Law Group, our skilled attorneys are prepared to dispel the unfair stigma against motorcyclists and help you obtain full compensation for your injuries. Truck and bus accidents–Texas truck accidents, as well as those involving other large commercial vehicles, are among the most dangerous type of accident due to the sheer size of the vehicles involved. In 2018 alone, 664 people died in Texas truck accidents. One important aspect of trucking accident cases that is often absent in other motor vehicle cases isthe determination of who to name as a defendant. Often, there are several potentially liable parties in a Texas truck accident case, including the truck driver, the owner of the truck, the trucking company and potentially the manufacturer of the truck or trailer. Bicycle accidents–Each time a cyclist gets on their bike to go for a ride, there life is in the hands of fellow motorists. Distracted inattentive driving are the main causes of bicycle accidents in Texas. Each year, nearly 75 bicyclists are killed in Texas bike accidents, and thousands of others are seriously injured. The majority of these accidents were completely preventable, had the motorist that struck the biker taken the necessary precautions and been paying attention. At the de la Garza Law Group, we work with injured cyclist to help them obtain the compensation that they need and deserve following a serious Texas bicycle accident. Pedestrian accidents–Pedestrians are perhaps the most vulnerable population when it comes to traffic accident. Each year, over 600 pedestrians lose their lives in Texas car accidents. Thousands more are injured. Defendants in Texas pedestrian accident lawsuits frequently try to reduce an accident victim’s recovery or bar their recovery altogether under the state’s modified comparative negligence law, which precludes accident victims who are more than 50 percent at fault from recovering for their injuries. At the de la Garza Law Group, our dedicated team of injury advocates has successfully handled a wide varietyof pedestrian accident cases, including those our client was claimed to have been partially at fault.Accidents involving uninsured or underinsured drivers–Any type of accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist raises additional complications. Texas state law requires that all motorists have insurance coverage of at least $30,000 per person/$60,000 per accident. However, not all drivers obtain the necessary insurance, and even if they do, the bare minimum amount of coverage will not likely fully cover the medical expenses and other damages. For motorists who purchased underinsured/uninsured motorist protection, they can file a claim with their own insurance company to make up for the lack of insurance on the part of the at-fault party. Of course, insurance companies can be notoriously difficult to work with, which often makes the recovery process challenging. At the de la Garza Law Group, our attorneys are experienced in dealing with all types of insurance policies, and the companies that write them. Regardless of the type of car accident that resulted in your injuries, the de la Garza Law Group can help. Our dedicated team of experienced Texas trial lawyers confidently represents clients throughout the process, including in both settlement negotiations and trial. It is important for accident victims to remember, under Texas state law, accident victim have only two years from the date of the injury to file a claim.

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