August 15, 2022
April 7, 2024

How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?

Studies have shown that you’re 91% likely to secure a settlement if you’re represented by a lawyer, vs. only 51% chance when unrepresented. The amounts attorneys secure average 300% higher than self-represented results. You and your family deserve the best possible outcome.

The costs related to car accidents are often impossible for individuals and families to bear alone. A lawsuit may be the only way to gain financial relief and fully recover after a crash.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that roughly 90 people die each day in the United States from auto crashes, which is the highest death rate per population among comparatively developed countries. With non-fatal injuries factored in, Americans can pay over 18 billion in medical bills and lose 33 billion in productivity in just one year. Individually, each crash-related emergency room visit costs over $3,000 on average, and every hospitalization costs roughly $57,000 over a person’s lifetime.

The parties responsible for your car accident should be held fully accountable for the costs.

The lawyers at Pierce Skrabanek have unmatched experience in successfully representing clients in car accident lawsuits. Our results include a $117 million jury verdict for a mother of two injured in a serious car accident, the largest single personal injury verdict in Louisiana state history. Headquartered in Houston, we have nationwide reach depending on the circumstances of your case. Contact us by calling (832) 690-7000 or by filling out our online form to schedule an appointment. We are ready to meet your needs and seek justice on your behalf.

When Can I Handle a Car Accident Claim Myself?

You always have the right to represent yourself. In fender-bender type accidents that concern mostly superficial car repairs and minor bumps or bruises, you may determine that professional help is unnecessary, and spend the time researching and filing your case without legal counsel. When the stakes are low, it is a choice many people make without significant consequence.

However, in severe or substantial injury cases, a lawyer provides irreplaceable services like:

  • Independent investigation: It is necessary to determine the cause of the accident and all contributing parties yourself. Police reports often do not tell the whole story, and the other side will have their own version of the accident that you’ll need evidence to counteract.
  • Accurate accounting: Damages are awarded based on costs you can prove. This includes economic receipts for medical bills and lost wages, as well as noneconomic estimates like the toll associated with pain and suffering. Additionally, punitive damages meant to punish the other side can increase your settlement to fully cover the true cost of your losses. Wrongful death damages can help account for the loss of both financial and emotional support.
  • Professional performance: For those inexperienced with courtroom procedures, it is dangerously easy to miss a crucial deadline or file the wrong type of form. Errors like that could cost you the settlement or verdict you justifiably deserve, and there are no do-overs allowed once legal decisions are made. A lawyer’s experience here could make or break your case.

Your injuries and losses are not trivial. You deserve the benefit of a skilled attorney on your side for these proceedings. At Pierce Skrabanek, we offer free consultations for those who need legal services. We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning our fees are only paid after we successfully conclude your case.

You have nothing to lose by hiring an attorney from Pierce Skrabanek, and everything to gain from our proven experience. Call us at (832) 690-7000 to discuss the specific details and needs of your case today.

What Kind of Work Will My Lawyer Do for Me?

An attorney’s work for a car accident case may include:

  • Filing paperwork for a lawsuit and gathering or subpoenaing relevant documents
  • Visting the crash site or inspecting the wrecked vehicles in person to preserve evidence
  • Contacting and interviewing witnesses of the accident
  • Securing the testimony of expert witnesses, such as doctors, engineers, and economists
  • Negotiating settlements with insurance company reps and opposing counsel
  • Preparing a cohesive argument for mediation or arbitration
  • Taking the case to trial and arguing before a judge or jury

When you hire a lawyer, all of this work becomes their responsibility, not yours. This allows you the time and peace needed to heal from your injuries and resume your normal life as much as possible with family, friends, and loved ones.

Testimonial: “Paul Skrabanek of the law firm Pierce Skrabanek was very professional and went above & beyond in handling my daughter's case. Very dedicated, worked diligently, and got justice for my family. If I could give a higher rating than 5 stars I would. Thank you and your firm for such tenacity.” - Gabriela C.

Contact Experienced Car Accident Attorneys

Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents happen every single day and can cause catastrophic, life-altering, or life-ending injuries. In order to obtain dignified medical care, replace income support, and rebuild your life after a profound loss, a car accident lawsuit may be necessary. For many, legal action is the only route that can secure what is needed to heal.

You deserve the experience of a qualified professional attorney. A lawyer can help with every step of investigation, negotiation, and trial litigation if needed. This saves you time and stress, plus vastly increases the likelihood that you will achieve a settlement or verdict as quickly as possible, and with the maximum amount you’re truly owed.

At Pierce Skrabanek, our clients and their needs are our sole focus in every case. Reach out to us online or at (832) 690-7000 to schedule an appointment, secure representation, and start your journey towards a better future.

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