Texas Car Accident Lawyer
Auto Accident Attorney in Texas
America’s love affair with the automobile and the open road has an unfortunate side effect, the automobile crash. In Texas, car accidents and automobile crashes account for a large number of personal injury claims. No matter how careful we are, sometimes a car crash is unavoidable due to the negligent driving of others. An automobile crash can often be a confusing and traumatic experience, therefore you should get an experienced Texas attorney knowledgeable in handling auto crash cases to help you sort out the details of your case, as well as to help you to determine the best course of action in order to protect your rights.
The attorneys of Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP are prepared to help you deal with your automobile accident case. When you’ve been injured in a Texas Car Crash, it is especially important to seek the advice of knowledgeable Texas attorney when a death or serious injuries result from the crash, multiple vehicles were involved in the crash, there is a dispute amongst the drivers involved in the auto crash over fault and responsibility, your insurance company does not cooperate with you or represent your interests as they should, you were not insured at the time of the crash or the police report regarding the crash is not accurate or wrongly assigns fault with you for the crash. These are only some of the circumstances when you should consult an attorney after an auto crash. Others may include:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear end collisions
- T-bone & intersection accidents
- Hit and run injuries
- Passenger injuries
- Driver injuries
- Alcohol related crashes
- Pedestrian accidents and injuries
In Texas, in order to succeed in showing that someone else was negligent in causing a personal injury, you must prove that:
- The negligent person owed a legal duty to you;
- The negligent person breached that duty to you; and
- The breach of that duty caused your injury.
Every driver of an automobile in Texas has a duty to exercise reasonable care in the operation of an automobile. Failure to exercise reasonable care while operating an automobile is negligence. In Texas, a driver must keep a “proper lookout” while driving. Keeping a proper lookout requires a driver to pay attention to his surroundings while driving, including speed and how close he is to other cars. The driver must also be aware of and follow the traffic laws in force where the driver is operating a motor vehicle.
If you want to recover from someone who was at fault in an auto crash in which you were involved, you must show that the other driver was negligent, that the driver’s negligence caused the crash, and in turn that the crash caused your injuries and damages. Proving each of these steps can become a complex process, which is why if you are in an automobile crash, you should contact an experienced attorney to discuss your situation. Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP has the knowledge and tenacity to handle your automobile crash case. Negotiating and dealing with insurance companies alone can be a complicated and frustrating process, Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP has the experience and knowledge to handle difficult insurance companies.
Figuring out who is at fault in an automobile crash is not as easy is at seems. Texas courts will look at many factors, including whether drivers were obeying the traffic laws of the area, following the posted speed limits, keeping a proper lookout for special circumstances (such as weather conditions, traffic conditions or construction) or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you were involved in a crash with an intoxicated or drug-addled driver, there are additional factors to consider. In certain circumstances, the bar or social host where that individual was drinking may also be responsible for your injuries if it was obvious that the person was drunk, and then that person causes a crash. The issues involved with drunk drivers are especially complex, and that is why you should consult the attorneys of Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP if you are involved in a crash with a drunk driver.
If you or a loved one has been injured through the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of one or more other drivers, the attorneys at Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP would like to hear from you.
It costs you nothing for an initial consultation with the attorneys of Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP. We will meet with you and evaluate your claims. There are many factors involved in determining the value of your damages or loss, and also in determining the likely outcome of your case. While Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP cannot guarantee the results of what a Texas jury may decide in your case, our attorneys have handled enough cases to be able to assess your case and help you determine what your best options are. If you have been injured or harmed due to another driver’s carelessness, recklessness or negligence on a Texas road or highway, come see Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP today for a free initial consultation!
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to damages from the person or persons who injured you! In Texas, you may be entitled to recover damages for loss of earnings capacity, medical expenses, disfigurement, loss of consortium, physical impairment, physical pain, loss of services and mental anguish. You may also be entitled to recover for damages to your property. Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP can help you determine the damages to which you are entitled in your case.
Each and every car crash accident in Texas is different. That means that every set of damages, personal injuries, and losses are unique to the particular accident. If you’ve been injured in a car wreck or auto accident in Texas, call a Texas car accident-injury lawyer at Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP at 800-741-0718. We offer free initial consultations and work strictly on a contingent fee basis, which means that there are no fees or costs unless we recover in your case. We only get paid if your case is successful!