Car Accident Lawyer

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Being involved in a car accident is an overwhelming experience – one that can leave you in pain, in debt, and unsure of where to turn for help. But if someone else is to blame for the crash, it’s important to know that you have legal options available. While the at-fault driver’s insurance provider might try to downplay your injuries and undervalue your claim, you don’t have to take them at their word. Instead, let an experienced car accident lawyer with Fleming Law stand up and demand the full compensation you’re owed.

Our personal injury attorneys work for you, not big insurance companies. We’re committed to helping you recover maximum compensation for your injuries. We can evaluate your case, investigate the circumstances of the accident, and negotiate for a generous but fair settlement. We care about your well-being and want to deliver the results you deserve.

Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you. Contact Fleming Law today for a free consultation with a car accident lawyer in Houston.

What Types of Car Accident Cases Do We Represent?

At Fleming Law, our Texas car accident attorneys can handle a variety of car accident cases, including cases involving:

  • Rollover accidents
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Multi-car accidents
  • Side impact crashes
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Hit-and-run collisions

What Are the Most Common Injuries from a Car Accident?

Even a minor accident can cause severe physical and emotional harm. Some of the most common injuries from car accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Paralysis
  • Other neck and spinal injuries
  • Amputation
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Burns
  • Contusions
  • Lacerations

What Are the Top Causes of Most Car Crashes?

Most car accidents involve multiple contributing factors. Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Texas include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Failure to yield
  • Reckless driving
  • Tailgating
  • Bad road conditions
  • Mechanical defects

What Steps Should I Take After a Car Accident?

Taking the following steps after a car accident in Texas can protect your health and your legal rights:

  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Keep all future medical appointments.
  • Contact an attorney for guidance.
  • Stay off social media while your case is pending.
  • Keep a pain journal to document your recovery.
  • Hold onto all bills, receipts, and out-of-pocket expenses.

How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Case?

Determining whether you have a valid car accident case can be confusing, especially when you have your recovery to focus on. That is why the legal team at Fleming Law offers free, no-obligation case reviews. Our skilled Texas car accident attorneys can answer that question and discuss your legal options for recovering compensation in a safe and compassionate environment.

How Long Do I Have to File My Car Accident Claim?

In Texas, most car accident victims have two years from the date of a crash to file a lawsuit against the at-fault parties. However, certain cases have even tighter deadlines. If you wait too long to take legal action after a car accident, you could lose your right to demand compensation. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you identify important deadlines and keep your case on track from day one.

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

You should never agree to give a recorded statement to an insurance company before speaking to a trusted lawyer about your situation. Most insurance companies try to advise that a recorded statement is a standard part of the claim process. However, you should know that their primary goal in demanding a recorded statement is to protect their interests – not yours.

Anything you say in a recorded statement could be used against you later in the claims process to diminish your compensation or deny your claim entirely. Even seemingly innocent statements like “I’m sorry” could jeopardize your claim, as insurance companies might interpret them as admissions of guilt. A simple mistake or oversight could also come back to haunt you if you accidentally make contradictory statements in the future.

If an insurer asks you to give a recorded statement, politely decline and refer the adjuster to your attorney. An experienced attorney can help you prepare a statement that protects your interests and provides accurate information without potentially damaging your case.

Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s First Settlement Offer?

Accepting an insurance company’s first settlement offer is rarely in your best interest. Insurance companies want to settle quickly for as little money as possible. This tactic makes their business more profitable since they can process more claims and pay accident victims pennies on the dollar. Most insurance companies hope you are desperate enough to accept a speedy settlement that is far less than your claim could be worth.

Before you accept any offer from an insurance company and sign away your right to recover additional compensation in the future, you should talk to a dedicated car accident attorney. An attorney can review your case and calculate your claim’s full and fair value. They can also build a compelling claim and aggressively negotiate on your behalf to maximize your compensation.

How Long Do Most Car Accident Cases Take?

Every car accident claim is unique, meaning the time it takes to settle your unique car accident claim can vary. Common factors that could influence how long it takes to reach a settlement include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Who is responsible for the accident
  • The willingness of all parties to negotiate
  • Whether your case ends up in court

Some car accident claims settle within a few weeks or months. However, it is typical for many car accident cases to take several months or perhaps even years to resolve. Your attorney can weigh your legal options and evaluate the steps involved in the claim process – including investigation, negotiation, and possibly litigation –  to arrive at a rough estimate of how long it could take to settle your claim.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Today

Have you been hurt in a Texas car accident caused by a careless driver? If so, don’t settle for less than what you deserve. Contact a skilled car accident attorney at Fleming Law today to explore your legal options for recovering compensation for your injuries.