Houston Car Accident Lawyer
With over two million residents, in addition to tourists and business travelers, the Houston area unfortunately is the site of many motor vehicle accidents. At any given time, thousands of cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, big rigs, and other vehicles are making their way along I-10, I-69, I-45, and other highways. The speeds and sizes of the vehicles involved mean that accidents frequently cause serious injuries and tragic deaths. If you or a family member has been hurt in a collision, the Houston motor vehicle accident attorneys at Lubel Voyles can help. We represent clients throughout Texas and, through association with local counsel, can assist victims seeking a personal injury lawyer nationwide.
There are many causes of car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Some of the most common examples include drunk driving, drowsy driving, texting or other forms of distracted driving, speeding, failing to yield, disregarding traffic signals, and failing to signal a lane change. Big rig crashes also may result from overloaded or improperly loaded trailers, bald tires or defective equipment, or improper training, among other reasons. A trucking company’s negligent hiring practices or lack of regular maintenance may also result in an accident.Assert Your Rights Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
Unfortunately, many motor vehicle accident cases involve protracted litigation. Even if it seems clear that they failed to act in a reasonable and prudent manner, careless motorists and truckers (or their liability insurance companies) often fight tooth and nail against a finding of liability or make every attempt to minimize the damages due to the victim. In order to establish a case of negligence, the plaintiff must prove four main elements: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Gathering evidence and crafting arguments to show these elements may be less straightforward than it appears, and this should be handled by a team of skilled professionals who have brought many of these cases before.
Damages that may be available in motor vehicle collision cases include lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, the costs of future treatment, vehicle repairs, emotional distress, and lost enjoyment of life. A victim should make sure to retain their own attorney to investigate the case as soon as possible. Among other things, this will ensure that evidence is preserved and may also help to weaken a defendant’s argument of comparative negligence. This is an allegation that the plaintiff was partly responsible for causing the crash, and it may reduce or even eliminate their ability to receive compensation unless the plaintiff’s attorney can defeat it.Contact a Knowledgeable Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney in the Houston Area
It takes a considerable amount of time to investigate an accident and build a strong case against a careless or reckless motorist, truck driver, or trucking company. There may be multiple defendants, important procedural deadlines like statutes of limitations, and other complications even in a “simple case.” In order to level the playing field, people who have been hurt in a car or truck crash need prompt, diligent legal counsel. To schedule a free appointment with a Houston motor vehicle accident lawyer at Lubel Voyles, call us at (713) 284-5200 or contact us online. We also maintain an office in San Antonio, and we represent clients throughout Texas and other states. Most of our cases are accepted on a contingency fee contract, so it is not necessary to pay legal fees upfront in order to get your case started. Our team also is ready to assist you if you need a medical malpractice attorney or guidance with another type of personal injury claim.