Houston Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents can happen anywhere anytime and most often occur out of the blue without warning. When Mr. Stanley takes on a case, it is a priority not only to provide the legal support but also the moral support you deserve following a devastating car accident. He will handle all aspects of investigating the accident, establishing a claim with the appropriate insurance companies, facilitate medical treatment options for any injuries sustained, manage all negotiations efforts with the insurance company, and help reduce any outstanding medical bills or liens for medical care received. As a courtesy he will help with the property damage claim and timely repair of your vehicle as well. The goal at Stanley Injury Law is to eliminate as much stress as possible while simultaneously trying to recover everything you are entitled to for your injuries.
Car Accident Types
Car accidents can happen anywhere vehicles travel and vary widely in type. Some of the most common types of accidents include:
- Hit and run
- Flip or rollover
- Multicar chain reaction
- Single car
Often it can be hard to determine who is at fault for the accident. This can complicate determining which party or insurance company to file a claim against. Further, insurance companies will often point the finger at one another and deny fault when the facts around the accident are not crystal clear or are in dispute. Stanley Injury Law, PLLC can help alleviate this burden and help navigate the entire process with your sole interest in mind. Allowing you the peace of mind and comfort to focus on recovering from your injuries.
Common Car Accident Causes
Just as car accidents can happen almost anywhere, the cause of motor vehicle accidents nowadays is limited only by one’s imagination. With so much technology at our fingertips, drivers are more prone than ever before, to distractions while operating a vehicle. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Talking/texting on the phone
- Looking at social media
- Adjusting the radio
- Eating or drinking
- Monitoring the GPS
- Fatigued driving
- Alcohol or drug impairment
- Aggressive driving including road rage
- Driver inexperience
If you sustain injuries in a car accident caused by any of the above listed reasons, or any other reason not listed, speak to an Attorney about your right to bring a claim against the at fault party for your damages. There are deadlines as to how long you have the ability to bring a claim, so knowing your rights and options are very important following a serious car accident. At Stanley Injury Law, PLLC all case evaluations are free, and someone is available to speak 24/7, regardless of whether the weekend or at night.
Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents in Houston and throughout Texas often result in serious or even life changing injuries. Such injuries can range anywhere from soft tissue to traumatic brain injuries. Many factors play a role in the severity of the injuries one might experience after being involved in a car accident. Serious and severe injuries can even result from involvement in an accident that occurs while traveling at low or moderate speeds. Further, the onset of injuries from a car accident can differ widely. Sometimes the pain associated with a car accident injury appears immediately and other times it can take days to become noticeable. Timely medical treatment is extremely important following a car accident. It can affect both your ability to properly recover from the injuries as well as to establish the full extent of your damages. Some of the injuries most often experienced after a car accident include:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Permanent disfigurement
- Muscle, ligament, and tendon tears
- Loss of limbs
An often-overlooked injury that car accident survivors suffer from is emotional and mental injuries. Car accidents can be traumatic events that often seem to never really escape the memory of some survivors. This can drastically alter one’s daily life, ability to perform tasks at work, and even maintain personal relationships. Most individuals rely heavily on a vehicle to commute daily to work and provide for their family. The time spent behind the wheel or in a car as a passenger can represent a large chunk of an individual’s day. Involvement in a car accident can cause an individual to suffer from such things as anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, and even PTSD.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
Unlike most advertisements you see for insurance companies, they are not operating with your sole interest in mind. Each insurance company has their own methods of evaluating each individual case and it is not as simple as it might seem. When you submit your medical bills to an insurance company, they often do not honor the full amount of the bills. They will account for what they consider to be standard reductions within the area and only honor the portion of the bill remaining after such reduction. Further, insurance companies will do extensive research on your past accident and medical history to the extent available. Most often this is done to dispute fault for the injuries alleged in a car accident. Insurance companies also heavily monitor the medical chronology and timeline of any treatment received for injuries sustained during a car accident. Any gap or delay in treatment can affect the amount of compensation you receive for your damages. Insurance companies will even investigate your social media accounts looking for anything to challenge your credibility.
This is exactly why you need an injury law firm on your side from the outset following involvement in a car accident. Mr. Stanley understands the tactics of insurance companies and will fight back on your behalf to try and recover everything you’re entitled to. Not only does he know how to fight back against insurance companies, but he also knows how to beat them and win. Call today at (832) 402-6008 or go online to schedule a free consultation or submit your case directly for review.
Insurance Policy Types
Texas law requires all motor vehicle operators to carry a liability policy with a minimum limit of at least $30,000.00 in coverage. It is against the law for an individual to operate a motor vehicle without having such insurance coverage. However, there are many different variations of available insurance policies one can purchase to protect themselves when operating a motor vehicle. Following a car accident, the type of insurance policy potentially at play can vary and often more than just a single policy is available to seek compensation from. Even when you personally do not have an auto insurance policy, you may still have options. The same is true if you are injured during a car accident by a party who does not have any coverage. Depending on the type of coverage you purchased with your personal auto insurance policy, it is very likely you still have available options to recover.
Depending on the facts of the car accident itself, some of the common insurance policies available to seek compensation for your injuries include:
Recoverable Damages In A Car Accident
If you are injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, the law allows you to seek compensation for any injury related expenses you incur. Further, the law allows you to seek compensation for the impact any injuries had on your life. This is done by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party at fault. Some of the damages available to recover in a personal injury lawsuit include:
- Past and future medical expenses.
- Past and future pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
- Past and future physical impairment.
- Past and future physical disfigurement.
- Past lost wages and future loss of earning capacity.
- Loss of use of vehicle.
If you were injured from a car accident in Houston, call a personal injury attorney to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
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Call For Help
Your best chance of recovering for the injuries sustained during a car accident is through hiring a Houston car accident attorney. Stanley Injury Law, PLLC, will work around the clock to provide top tier representation for you after a serious car accident. Mr. Stanley’s passion lies in helping injured victims seek justice against the at fault party. All cases are handled on a contingent basis for this reason. You never owe a single penny unless you get paid first. If a settlement or judgment is not received on your case, you owe nothing. Call today at (832) 402-6008 or go online to schedule a free consultation or submit your case directly for review.