Houston Car Accident Lawyer

Skilled Representation for Houston Auto Accident Claims

Car accidents can lead to devastating injuries that often require extensive recovery, leaving you unable to pay medical bills and replace lost wages as you struggle to provide for your family. At the Mayday Law Office, we are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

We are proud to have helped numerous clients throughout Houston and the state of Texas, helping secure both successful negotiation and litigation of motor vehicle accident lawsuits. We have handled car accident cases at all levels of the state and federal courts.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Houston, contact the Mayday Law Office today. We can help you understand your legal options and pursue compensation for your injuries and loss.

Do Not Speak with Insurance Companies 

Insurance companies are not motivated to pay out fair and full claims. They might not have your best interests in mind, especially when you are seeking the best possible healthcare for your injuries. Insurance companies have lawyers and adjusters whose primary job is to dispute your claim and minimize their financial exposure.

It is crucial that you avoid speaking with insurance companies after your accident, and instead let your lawyer handle these conversations. Our car accident lawyers will make sure your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Determining Liability in a Car Accident Case

Our Houston car accident lawyers and legal staff utilize the latest technology and litigation techniques to thoroughly investigate your accident. We identify all liable parties and work to maximize your settlement.

We handle claims involving extenuating circumstances such as:

Drunk Driving Accidents

Each year thousands of Texans are seriously injured or killed in accidents involving drunk drivers. It is imperative that you contact 9-1-1 from the scene of the accident if you suspect that a person was driving under the influence. Texas drivers must submit to a chemical blood or breath test to determine their blood alcohol level if they are suspected of driving while impaired. 

If the other party or the driver of the vehicle where you were a passenger is shown to be under the influence of alcohol, you may be entitled to punitive damages. A drunk driver may face criminal and civil penalties; however, a criminal conviction rarely provides sufficient compensation for an injury victim. To recover damages, you will likely need to file a civil lawsuit. 

Accidents Caused by Automotive Defects

A defective automobile or car part can cause irreparable property damage and substantial physical harm. There may be one or more parties involved in automotive defect cases, including the auto manufacturer or the manufacturer of a specific part. 

Commonly recalled automotive parts include:

  • Defective airbags
  • Dangerous tires prone to blowouts
  • Rollover vehicles
  • Failing brake systems 
  • Improperly designed steering components
  • Faulty wiring systems
  • Sudden unintended acceleration
  • Engine problems

In auto defect cases, you may have a claim based on a manufacturing defect or defective design. If you suspect that a defective auto part or dangerously designed vehicle was the root cause of your accident, contact the Mayday Law Office immediately for a consultation. Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation, including the subpoenaing of safety records and internal documents to help establish liability.

Accidents Caused by Roadway Design, Hazards, or Maintenance

Poor road maintenance, debris, uneven surfaces, or an unsafe road design are all common hazards on Texas roadways. When one of these conditions causes an accident resulting in severe injury or death, a government entity may be held responsible. Recovering damages against a government entity can be challenging and has specific legal requirements.

In general, you have less time to file a claim for personal injury against a government agency or entity. Additionally, you have to ensure that you name all appropriate parties, provide adequate notice, file with the correct entity and include a sufficient description of the incident. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in your claim being denied.

Distracted Driving

Our firm can also determine if your accident was caused by the other party’s distracted driving. Contrary to popular belief, distracted driving is not limited to texting or cell phone use; it can involve anything that takes the driver’s attention away from the road. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) estimates that almost 1 in 4 crashes involves a distracted driver.

Distracted driving significantly increases a person’s reaction time, making it difficult for them to stop, slow down, or avoid a collision. Tragically, collisions involving driver inattention can be catastrophic or even fatal.

Seek Medical Treatment Immediately

If you are injured in a car accident, you need to seek medical treatment immediately. Be sure to continue your care. Stopping treatment could affect your physical and financial recovery. Keep all records related to your treatment and a copy of all of your medical bills. In many cases, you will be entitled to compensation for the cost of your treatment.

A legal record of your medical treatment will help to solidify your claim for damages and prove the extent of your injuries. Even if you believe you were not seriously injured, you should still see a doctor. Failing to get evaluated by a medical professional can hurt your case. 

If, for any reason, you are unable to continue or afford treatment, notify our office immediately. We may be able to help you find the care you need. At the Mayday Law Office, your well-being is our top priority. We are dedicated to all aspects of your recovery!

Insurance Adjusters Make Their Own Determination of Fault.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Houston or the surrounding areas, do not rely on an insurance adjuster to make a fair determination of fault. Insurance companies routinely downplay injuries or deny valid claims altogether. 

In order to protect your right to recovery and obtain the compensation you deserve after an accident, you should:

  • Contact 9-1-1 from the scene. A law enforcement officer is required to report accidents to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles where there is property damage that exceeds $1,000, injury, or death. A detailed accident report may be critical in your case.
  • Take pictures and collect evidence. If you are able, take photos at the scene of the accident. Note any hazardous road conditions.
  • Do not talk to insurance representatives. Insurance adjusters will make their own determination of fault. The things you say can be used against you to put the blame on you for the accident and reduce your right to compensation. Always consult with an attorney prior to speaking with an insurance adjuster or signing anything related to your case.

Before settling your case, consult with a legal representative who can conduct an independent investigation of the accident and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

Injured in an Accident? Turn to Our Skilled Advocates.

If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent operation of a motor vehicle, you have legal rights that must be protected. Remember that you may have limited time to report an injury and make a claim.  

We handle all kinds of motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • Auto / Car Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents 
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Pedestrian Hit & Run
  • Uninsured & Underinsured Motorists

We take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay no fees until we recover a settlement in your favor. Mayday Law Office provides quality legal services and representation to clients throughout Houston and the state of Texas.

Call us today at (281) 741-1162 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

Get Started Today.

If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you deserve to have an experienced injury lawyer on your side. Reach out to Mayday Law Office today to discuss your legal options in a free consultation.

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