Beaumont Car Accident Lawyers

Beaumont Car Accident Lawyers: Settlement Highlights

Our Beaumont car accident lawyers obtained a judgment in the amount of $2 million in a car accident case, approximately five times the defendant’s highest pretrial settlement offer. In another case, we obtained a verdict four times greater than the defendant’s final offer. 

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Get in Touch with a Beaumont Car Accident Lawyer

One of the most common causes of serious injury and fatalities in our area is car accidents. These typically lead to complex legal claims that require the guidance of Beaumont car accident lawyers.

One always hopes that a car accident is minor and that no one is badly injured. However, many of us will likely be in a car crash at one point in our lives.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident in Beaumont, the crash is just the beginning of a lengthy and often costly recovery process. Car accident injuries can require weeks, months, or even years of therapy, rehabilitation, and medical treatment. The cost of such extensive treatment can be staggering. Losses can also take other forms, such as lost wages or earning capacity.

Black car with crumpled front end after an accident

 

A Beaumont Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Justice

When you are hurt in a crash that another driver caused, it’s not fair that you are put through that pain and stress. It is in your best interest to speak with a Beaumont car accident attorney at Pierce Skrabanek and learn how we can help you. Our attorneys have years of experience representing suffering Texan families.

There is never any cost or obligation on your part to speak with our attorneys. However, time limits and filing deadlines do apply, so seeking a confidential consultation promptly is a wise choice to understand your legal rights.

Contact one of our lawyers today by calling toll free (832) 690-7000 to learn more about your legal rights.

Beaumont, Texas Car Accident Injuries

Vehicular crashes can often involve a tremendous amount of force and impact. Even if you are wearing your seatbelt and your car is equipped with safety airbags, there is still the potential for great harm to occur. Common car accident injuries can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Concussions/Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Neck injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries

Such injuries can sometimes be treated in a relatively short time. Others – like TBI or paralysis – are conditions that stay with the victim for the rest of their life. They may require ongoing care, specialized medical equipment, and can affect a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks.

Mild traumatic brain injuries from car accidents are sometimes dismissed as concussions or post-traumatic stress from the accident. But even a mild traumatic brain injury can be severe and is usually identified by behavioral changes. Seeking immediate medical attention after a car accident is always recommended. 

A major car accident is an expense and a tragedy you shouldn’t have to face on your own. Between the pain and inconvenience, insurance adjusters will continuously attempt to obtain statements from you about the accident. A team like ours exists to help educate you about your legal rights and protect them. We encourage you to speak with an experienced Beaumont car accident attorney about compensation for your financial, physical, and emotional suffering.

Common Types of Car Accidents

Our lawyers regularly handle the following common types of car crashes:

Rear-end Accidents

These are probably the most common types of accident claims our attorneys handle. Their seriousness is linked to how unexpected a rear-end collision may be, and can be attributed to the many distractions on the road today. More drivers are distracted due to texting while driving, cell phone conversations, and increasingly longer commute times.

Rear-end accidents may range from minor fender benders at slow speeds to catastrophic accidents at high speeds. Any type of vehicle — especially a commercial truck — does not need to be moving very fast to cause substantial injury when it crashes into a stopped vehicle from behind. These accidents can cause whiplash injuries due to the sudden momentum changes, including head, back, and neck injuries. They can also trigger a chain of events that cause a pile-up accident.

Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions can be particularly horrifying. They are often attributed to the other driver drifting out of their lane into oncoming traffic or driving under the influence.

Drunk drivers have caused fatal crashes by taking the wrong highway ramp and driving in the wrong direction against traffic on the highway, subjecting innocent motorists to serious danger. While such a driver may face criminal charges, you should still get in touch with our Beaumont car accident lawyers to make sure your interests are protected. A civil case can help you obtain compensation not normally covered in a criminal case.

Side-Impact Accidents

Also known as “broadsiding” or T-bone crashes, side-impact accidents typically happen at intersections. If a driver runs a red light or a stop sign, enters the intersection, and causes an accident, they could be held liable.

In a side-impact collision, the car that strikes the side of the other car may be yours, or it may be the at-fault driver’s. If you hit the side of a car that drove through a red light in an intersection, it may not be your fault, and you should speak with our Beaumont car accident lawyers immediately.

Sideswiping Accidents

This type of accident is where two vehicles are traveling next to each other in the same direction, and the right side of one car strikes the left side of the other. Sideswipe accidents usually happen because one driver was trying to change lanes when it was unsafe to do so.

These can happen in various places, including parking lots and interstate highways. These accidents may cause only property damage, or they may be much worse by being the start of a major accident where the vehicles lose control.

Rollover Accidents

A rollover can involve a single vehicle or several cars at one time. Certain types of vehicles are often more likely to roll over than others, such as SUVs and large trucks that may have received custom “lifts.” Rollovers may happen after a collision, during a tire blowout, in bad weather, or due to driver error (such as overcorrecting a turn).

Our experienced car accident lawyers have seen all types of vehicle crashes. Regardless of what kind of accident it was, if you or a loved one suffered injuries due to the fault of another driver, the attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek want to hear your story. The Beaumont car accident attorneys on our team are here to guide you and let you know what we can do to help. Contact us today here, or call (832) 690-7000.

Why Should You Hire a Beaumont Car Accident Lawyer?

Protection. In many car crashes, the accounts of how the accident occurred are often unclear. Additionally, insurance companies and their representatives typically have their own interests in mind, not yours.

To ensure your rights are protected and you receive maximum compensation, speak with us for a no-cost consultation. When the accident attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek take on a car crash case, we investigate every aspect of the collision.

What sets us apart is that we’ll go to the scene of the accident and consult with the country’s top investigative experts. We also front the expenses for you, so you or your loved ones may take this time to recover.

What is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident?

The compensation that may be available will vary by case. You can be certain, however, that our attorneys will always seek the maximum compensation possible under car accident laws. We pursue every legal avenue to give our clients what they need to move on with their lives. That is our commitment as personal injury lawyers.

A financial damages award can help make your life easier by covering:

  • Hospital stays, ambulance rides, and medical procedures
  • Follow-up medical visits
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Property damage
  • Loss of income because you were unable to work, or were forced to take a lower-paying job
  • Pain and suffering

 

If a car accident has claimed the life of someone you love, we will also seek to get you compensated for funeral costs and wrongful death expenses.

Compensation from a lawsuit cannot fully undo what has happened in the past. But it can help you and your family build a brighter future and move forward in life.

Client Reviews and Testimonials

“Fantastic team of attorneys and staff dedicated to their clients. Michael Pierce is an outstanding trial attorney for personal injury cases.”
-Diane T.

“My experience with Paul and his assistants was wonderful. They took care of me very well and I would recommend them to anyone that needs a good lawyer.”
– Harriet H.

Car Accident Case Results

Our attorneys have built a solid record of success helping Beaumont car accident victims and their families. Several of the verdicts and settlements we have achieved for clients are record-setting.

Ambulance Accident Case — $117 Million

Attorney Mike Pierce was one of the lead lawyers responsible for obtaining a $117 million recovery for a severely injured mother of two. The woman was being transported to the hospital in an Acadian ambulance when the driver dropped his keys on the floor. He then took his eyes off the road while traveling 60 mph, leading to a violent rear-end collision. The jury’s verdict is the largest single personal injury verdict in Louisiana history.

Defective Boat Case – $2.5 Million Verdict

We served as first chair trial counsel in a plaintiff’s case involving a defectively manufactured steering mechanism for a boat motor. We returned a total judgment of $2.5 million for the plaintiff, and the defendant had offered no money to settle the case prior to trial.

Hire a Beaumont Car Accident Attorney

No one wants to need a lawyer. You may be hesitant about taking the step to contact an attorney. However, a consultation is completely free, and there is no obligation to pursue a legal claim or hire us. A lawsuit can often uncover negligence, improve safety standards, and help ensure others don’t needlessly suffer the same types of injustices.

We’ll listen closely to your story to find out about your car accident and the damage it has done, and we’ll tell you what we can do for you. We want to make sure you understand your legal rights and options as you face this unfortunate situation.

Call the Beaumont car accident lawyers at Pierce Skrabanek when you are ready to learn about what we can do for you. We’re waiting to help. Our toll-free number is (832) 690-7000. We have the experience and dedication needed to see your case through.

Beaumont Car Accident FAQs

If you have been in any type of car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately, even if you don’t feel that you are injured. Be sure to cooperate with police and other first-responders, and help them fill out a police report to the best of your ability.

However, avoid disclosing information or making any statements to the other driver or their insurance company. These can be used against you in a court of law. Instead, you should contact an attorney for representation, who can communicate with the other party on your behalf when needed.

Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis — meaning you don’t pay anything unless we win. If a settlement or verdict is reached, our fees are paid from a percentage of the recovery. We cover the expenses associated with your lawsuit, and those expenses are later covered if a settlement or verdict is reached.

There is no set time for a car accident lawsuit — each case is different and involves various factors and multiple parties in certain cases. You can expect a lawsuit to take at least several months, and sometimes a year or longer.

While this may seem like a while, in the long run, you will benefit from the compensation and damages you receive from a lawsuit. Such awards can help create better living circumstances for you and your family moving forward.

Once we file your lawsuit, we begin “discovery,” which is an exchange of information with the Defendant(s). Both parties obtain information related to the trial, including medical records, incident reports, corporate documents, etc.

During this process, written discovery is exchanged and depositions are taken. Depositions are oral examinations conducted under oath with both parties present. Depositions are typically taken with a court reporter who types up a transcript of the questions and answers, as well as a videographer who films the examination. These steps are crucial to forming the foundation of the case strategy.

Courts will consider and review a number of different factors when calculating a settlement award for a car accident case in Beaumont, Texas. These may include:

  • The seriousness of a victim’s harm, injury, and damage
  • The degree of negligence of the liable party
  • The number of parties involved in the accident
  • Local, state, and federal laws governing injury settlements

Lastly, the amount of damages you receive often closely depends on the skill and capability of the lawyer handling your case. For this reason, you should only work with qualified car accident attorneys who have experience in handling these types of claims.

Most lawsuits are settled after written discovery is exchanged and depositions are taken. However, it is possible that your car accident lawsuit may go to trial. At Pierce Skrabanek, our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts for their clients. We prepare for each case as if it is going to trial.

If a fair agreement cannot be reached prior to trial, we will take your case to court to obtain the best value possible under Texas accident laws. Our efforts at trial have garnered prestigious awards, including induction into the Million Dollar Advocates Club, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club, and Super Lawyers Magazine.

Please contact us at Pierce Skrabanek for a free case consultation at (832) 690-7000. We will evaluate the facts and applicable law of your case. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless we win.

Additional Information

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