Deer Park Car Accident Lawyers
The lawyers at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, provide experienced legal representation to people who’ve been injured in car accidents. If a distracted, drowsy, aggressive, or otherwise negligent driver injured you, we’re ready to stand up and fight for the fair compensation you need.
When you have a tough case, you need a tough lawyer. With more than three decades of combined legal experience, we know what it takes to demand answers and justice for our clients. While you focus on your treatment and rehabilitation, our full-service law firm will handle every aspect of your car accident case, including dealing with the insurance companies on your behalf.
Our firm does not just focus on your legal recovery after a car crash. You can turn to us for help with finding a doctor or getting the specialized medical treatment you need, or with fixing or replacing your damaged car and arranging temporary alternative transportation until you can get back on the road in your own vehicle.
Don’t delay the process of pursuing a legal claim to recover compensation after you were hurt in a car crash.
Contact us for a free initial case evaluation to discuss how a Deer Park car accident lawyer from our firm can advocate on your behalf in your legal claim against the driver or other parties at fault.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?
Most car accidents are due to negligent or reckless drivers.
Some of the most common causes of car crashes include:
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Tailgating or following too closely
- Reckless driving, such as racing, excessive speeding, or swerving in and out of traffic
- Aggressive driving or road rage
- Distracted driving, including cell phone use while driving, eating or drinking, grooming or applying makeup, adjusting the radio or climate control, or even turning to talk to other passengers
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Inexperienced drivers
- Running red lights or stop signs, or otherwise disregarding traffic controls
- Unsafe turns or lane changes, including failing to signal or check mirrors and blind spots
- Inadequate maintenance
- Defective vehicles or auto parts
- Poor road conditions or unsafe road/highway designs
- Adverse weather
- Low lighting or nighttime driving
Common Car Accident Injuries
Drivers and passengers can suffer a wide variety of physical injuries from a car accident.
Examples of injuries frequently suffered by car accident victims include:
- Lacerations, abrasions, and bruising
- Dislocated joints
- Broken bones
- Strains and sprains
- Soft tissue injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Internal injuries and bleeding
- Head and facial injuries
- Chest injuries
- Crush injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Traumatic amputations
What Types of Compensation Are Available for a Car Accident Claim?
After an accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the expenses and losses that you have incurred.
This compensation could include:
- Costs of medical treatments, including visits to the ER or hospital, surgeries, doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, prescriptions, and medical equipment
- Costs of long-term care required for disabilities that result from your injuries
- Loss of wages or income after missing time from work following the accident
- Loss of earning capacity if you have been disabled from performing gainful employment
- Physical pain and anguish
- Emotional trauma and distress
- Loss of enjoyment and quality of life due to scarring/disfigurement or due to disabilities interfering with daily living or participation in activities you previously enjoyed
- Costs to repair your car or the value of your vehicle if it was totaled in the accident, along with repair or replacement costs for other property of yours that was damaged or destroyed in the accident
How Long Do You Have to File an Accident Claim in Texas?
In Texas, the statute of limitations on car accident claims typically provides you only two years after a collision to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and other liable parties.
If you file a car accident lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case, and you will lose the right to pursue financial recovery from those responsible for the accident and your injuries. That makes it crucial to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.
At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, our Deer Park car accident lawyers have the experience and resources to investigate your crash thoroughly.
Some types of evidence we may use in your car accident case include:
- Accident scene photos and video, including pictures or video of vehicle damage, skid marks in the road, traffic controls at the scene, weather and lighting conditions, and any visible injuries you suffered in the crash
- Surveillance or traffic camera or dashcam footage of the accident
- Eyewitness statements
- Vehicle inspection and repair reports
- Vehicle electronic data recorder (black box) logs
- Police accident reports
- Accident reconstruction expert reports and testimony
- Medical records from the treatment of your injuries
If you were injured in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence, contact Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Our knowledgeable lawyers will be ready to discuss your rights and legal options when you reach out to us at (713) 609-1930 or online.
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What is negligence?
“Negligence” refers to careless, reckless, or wrongful (including unlawful) behavior. Often, this type of behavior leads to serious accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Some examples of negligence include someone who runs a red light because they were texting while driving, a shop owner who fails to put out a “wet floor” sign after an employee mops up a spill, or a dog owner who allows their dangerous dog to roam free and unleashed in a public park.
How do I know if I have a case?
You likely have a personal injury case if you were injured and suffered measurable damages—such as medical bills or pain and suffering—due to the careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful conduct of another person or party. In other words, if someone else is to blame for your injuries, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. The best way to know whether you have a case is to contact an attorney at our firm for a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we can go over the details of your situation and provide personalized counsel tailored to your circumstances.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
The exact value of your personal injury case depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, whether you had to take time off work to recover, how much time you had to take off work, whether your injuries resulted in a disability, and your degree of fault (if any) in causing the event that led to your injuries. It is not possible for any attorney to estimate the value of your claim without first reviewing the specific details involved. We encourage you to reach out to our Houston personal injury attorneys at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to request a complimentary case review.
Will I have to go to court?
Not all personal injury cases go to court. In fact, many settle in pre-trial litigation or as a result of your attorney’s negotiations with the insurance company. However, if the liable party refuses to play fair, you want an attorney who is not only willing but also has the experience needed to aggressively represent you at trial. At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, we will prepare you for what to expect with your case, including whether or not you may need to go to court.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
In most cases, there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Texas (surrounding states may have different laws). This means that you typically have just two years from the date of injury to bring your claim in court. Sometimes, when an injury is not discovered right away, the statute of limitations will be deferred to two years from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered.
There are some exceptions to this two-year deadline, but they are rare. We encourage you to act quickly after an accident or injury to avoid losing your right to seek compensation for your damages. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case. Even if you think it might be too late, reach out to Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to discuss your legal options.