What Are My Rights If I Was in A Car Accident?
Our experienced Houston car accident lawyers fight for you
Car accidents happen all the time, in Houston and throughout Texas. A car accident can turn your life upside-down in an instant. Suddenly, you are left injured and in need of medical treatment. You can’t work and there is less money coming in. Many people aren’t sure what to do next.
The car accident lawyers at Smith & Hassler know that being hurt in a crash can impact you physically, emotionally, and financially. If your accident was caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to seek financial compensation for the damages you suffered. We help you fight for that right every step of the way throughout the legal process.
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Recovering compensation after a car accident can be complicated. The negligent driver that caused your crash may have been speeding, texting, or driving recklessly. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and don’t accept responsibility for their actions.
"Smith & Hassler made the process simple and painless after I got into a car accident. Brian Stansell represented me on my case. He was both responsive and helpful throughout the process. Smith & Hassler made the process simple and painless after I got into a car accident. Brian Stansell represented me on my case. He was both responsive and helpful throughout the process." — Hien
Insurance companies are supposed to help after you’ve been hurt in a car accident. The truth is they are not on your side, either. Their main interest is in protecting their bottom line. To keep their profits as high as possible, they will try to pay you as little as possible. They use a wide range of tactics to try to limit your compensation.
That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side. Our firm has an established record of excellence and a long track record of getting results. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries as much as possible. Our lawyers handle every detail of your claim to fight for your right to financial compensation.
We start by investigating your accident to get the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence and carefully reviews accident reports, medical records, and other documentation. We identify witnesses and interview them. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists who can help us understand what happened.
A reputation for getting results
Our lawyers also determine the total damages you have suffered because of your car accident. You have the right to recover compensation for all these damages, which may include:
- Medical expenses for your injuries (current and in the future)
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage (the cost of repairing or replacing your car)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental or emotional pain or anguish
- Physical impairment
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment in life
Our law firm builds strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. Many times, when they see that we are prepared to fight for your rights, they agree to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. If they won’t negotiate, we will be ready to fight for you in court to get the compensation you deserve.
Many people worry that they may not be able to afford a lawyer. We believe cost should not prevent you from seeking justice. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you. We pay all the costs to move your case forward. And we only get paid if we win.
We’ve been fighting for the injured in Houston since our firm’s founding in 1989. From the beginning, we’ve been focusing on fighting for the rights of clients who were hurt through no fault of their own. Every case is different, which is why we take the time to learn more about how your accident has affected your life.
Don’t delay. It’s best to get legal advice as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for taking legal action is two years from the date of your accident, but it can take months to build a strong case. Also, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will be lost and witnesses will forget important details.
Let us fight for your right for compensation. Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Houston lawyers. Contact us today to set up a time that works for you.