Houston Auto Accident Lawyers

The phrase “motor vehicle accident” for most people conjures an image of a car crash, but there are many types of motor vehicles on Texas roads and highways — and a collision involving any of them can lead to very serious or fatal injuries.

An accident involving a motorcycle, or between a motor vehicle and a bicycle or pedestrian, can be just as devastating as one involving two passenger cars — perhaps more so because motorcycle riders, cyclists, and pedestrians have less protection in a crash.

Cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and walkers also share the road — or bike lanes, paths, or sidewalks next to the road — with larger vehicles such as buses. When a bus is involved in a crash, the results can be catastrophic for any smaller vehicles and for the bus passengers.

Victims of motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, or buses commonly may sustain one or more of the following injury types:

  • Moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries
  • Severed limbs
  • Broken bones
  • Serious burns
  • Spinal cord injury or paralysis
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Disfiguring lacerations
  • Muscle injuries
  • Emotional trauma

These types of injuries can have significant long-term effects and leave your life forever changed. Serious injuries can leave you partially or fully impaired and unable to perform your job. That in turn can lead to significant financial stress as you worry about how to pay the mortgage or feed your family on less income — or perhaps none at all — while you’re also receiving piles of medical bills for treatment of your injuries.

If you were seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed and wondering what to do next. The good news is that you don’t have to figure out your options alone. The experienced Houston personal injury lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. can help you determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the person or company responsible for your accident.

How a Houston Accident Lawyer Can Help

Texas law allows you to recover compensation for certain losses and damages when you’re injured because of someone else’s negligence. The types of compensation you may receive will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, but may include past and future:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Physical limitations
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish

When you’re in pain and trying to recover from a serious injury, it may be tempting to leave your claim in the hands of insurance companies. However, your odds of receiving maximum compensation for your losses greatly improve when you seek the help of a team of skilled Houston accident lawyers.

If you’re considering a lawsuit, you may be unsure where to start. In order to succeed, you have to prove that someone else was negligent and that the other person’s negligence caused your losses. To do that, you need evidence such as medical bills, medical records, accident reports, photos, and witness statements. You may need expert witnesses to analyze the evidence and provide testimony that supports your claim. You may be unsure how to go about obtaining all of this information and evidence for your case.

You’re probably aware that a personal injury lawyer can prepare legal paperwork, file a lawsuit, and try your case. But a lawyer actually can step in much earlier in the process. When you contact a lawyer immediately after your accident, your lawyer can conduct an investigation, gather evidence of your injuries and losses, retain the necessary experts, and build a strong argument that can result in a recovery or jury award in your favor.

Skilled Representation For Your Personal Injury Case

At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we can help you through every step of the process of recovering compensation from investigation to trial. We have decades of experience handling motor vehicle accident cases and a history of fighting to obtain maximum compensation for people whose lives were disrupted by catastrophic injuries.

We have a passion for helping people like you — who have been injured through no fault of their own — because we understand the many ways that a serious accident can touch and alter your life. We’re proud of the work we do on behalf of injured people to help them restore what they’ve lost because of someone else’s negligence.

Contact The Krist Law Firm, P.C. today to find out how one of our talented Houston motor vehicle accident attorneys can help you.

Types of Cases We Handle

The Krist Law Firm, P.C. can help with a wide variety of motor vehicle accident types. We have significant experience fighting for people who have suffered life-altering injuries in accidents and helping them obtain the compensation that allows them to rebuild their lives. A sample of some of the types of cases we can handle include:

  • Bicycle Accidents — Bicycles don’t stand a chance against larger motor vehicles. Accidents between bicycles and cars can result in serious injuries that lead to months or years of recovery. It’s important to seek help right away if you were riding a bicycle and were hit by a car.
  • Pedestrian Accidents — When a pedestrian is hit by a car or other motor vehicle, the results for the pedestrian can be deadly. Pedestrians have little or no protection from the force of an impact with a motor vehicle, which means their resulting injuries often are very serious and may include head and brain trauma, broken bones, spinal cord damage, and other catastrophic injuries.
  • Motorcycle Accidents — Motorcycle riders share roads and highways with much larger passenger vehicles, vans, trucks, and buses. When a larger vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the injuries to the motorcycle rider often are disabling or life-threatening.
  • Bus Accidents — The size and weight of a bus can mean that a collision with a smaller vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian results in significant injuries that may alter the victim’s life for years to come, if not permanently. Additionally, many buses lack seatbelts and passengers may be seriously hurt by a collision. Liability in bus accidents can be complicated and require representation by a skilled personal injury attorney.