Car Crashes

In Texas in 2014, there wasn’t a single day in which someone didn’t die in an accident on the state’s roads and highways. In fact, when crash statistics are averaged, someone died in a fatal crash once every 2 ½ hours. That’s more than 3,500 lives lost in accidents that were most likely preventable.

In addition to the fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation reports that on average, one person was injured approximately every two minutes or nearly 238,000 people were hurt in motor vehicle accidents in the span of a year. Of those, the department reports that 17,152 suffered serious injuries in crashes.

A car accident can devastate your life when you or someone you love suffers serious injuries. Depending on the angle and force of impact, the injuries sustained in an automobile accident may be disabling or permanent. Some of the common types of injuries resulting from car crashes include:

  • Mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputated limbs
  • Broken bones
  • Severe burns
  • Spinal cord damage or paralysis
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Disfiguring lacerations
  • Muscle injuries
  • Emotional trauma

Any of these types of injuries can affect you for years after your accident — or for the rest of your life. You may be unable to work and have difficulty with everyday activities such as household chores. Additionally, catastrophic injuries typically require expensive and lengthy courses of medical treatment that may never fully restore the functions you’ve lost. At the same time, you’re coping with trying to recover physically, it’s likely that you’re receiving medical bills that you may be unsure how you’ll pay.

However, there may be hope on the horizon. When you are injured as the result of another person’s negligence, you may have options for recovering your financial losses through a personal injury lawsuit.

How a Houston Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

When you can establish that your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for past and future:

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

The types and amount of compensation you may receive depend on your individual circumstances. No two cases are alike, and the outcome of your case will be based on a number of factors. However, you can increase your chances at receiving full compensation by hiring a team of skilled Houston personal injury lawyers to represent you.

When you file a car accident lawsuit, you must be able to prove that:

  • You were involved in an accident
  • Someone else was negligent in causing the accident
  • You were injured
  • The accident caused your injuries

Each of these elements must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence. In other words, you must show it’s more likely than not that your version of what happened is true. To prove this, you need evidence, witness testimony, and experts whose scientific, medical, or technical knowledge supports your case.

It can be a significant challenge to attempt to gather the evidence you need on your own. You likely don’t know where to begin with investigating your own crash, much less building a legal case for compensation. That’s where the experienced Houston car accident lawyers from The Krist Law Firm, P.C. can help.

Our team of lawyers has extensive experience handling car accident cases involving serious, traumatic injuries. We know how to conduct investigations, assemble evidence, and construct a strong argument in favor of compensation. We fight for the maximum compensation in each case, and in 40 years of practice, we have won some of the most significant recoveries and verdicts in Texas personal injury practice.

Important Car Accident Topics

When you’re the victim of a serious car accident, there may be many aspects of the accident and its aftermath that confuse you. You may hear the responding police officer use unfamiliar terms to describe your accident. You may wonder how someone could cause an accident like the one that injured you. If you’re wrestling with insurance denials, you may be worried about what happens when the other driver doesn’t have coverage.

We can provide answers to the important questions you may have related to car accidents in general. For answers to questions about your specific car accident, we recommend contacting our office for a consultation.

  • Types of Impacts — We can explain the various types of impacts in automobile collisions, how they happen, the most common injuries that result from each type of collision, and how we may be able to help when you’re seriously injured.
  • Distracted or Impaired Drivers — Whether they’ve had too much to drink, are talking or texting on a cell phone, or a combination of both, distracted or impaired drivers cause a significant number of accidents on Texas roads and highways.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists — It can be very worrisome to learn after a major auto accident that the other driver has no coverage or has insufficient coverage to pay your medical bills. However, your worries can be alleviated if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on your own auto policy. We explain how uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage can benefit you and how to use it when you’ve been in an accident.

Knowledgeable Representation For Your Car Accident Case

At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we’ve helped countless people just like you obtain fair payment for their injuries. Our attorneys are skilled at representing people who have sustained serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents. When you come to us for a consultation, we’ll listen to your story with compassion, explain your options, and fight to get you the best possible compensation.

Our goal is to help restore your life to normal — or as close as is possible after a serious accident. We have represented numerous people who sustained life-changing injuries in car accidents, including traumatic brain injuries, lost limbs, paralysis, and other catastrophic injuries. We understand the extent to which injuries like these can devastate your life and leave you unable to work in your chosen career or affect your relationships with family members and friends.

Call us today to find out how our team of compassionate and skilled Houston personal injury attorneys can help you.