A woman holds the back of her neck while sitting in the front seat of her car after being injured in an accident.
A car accident attorney can help you with a lawsuit for the maximum amount of compensation
By PIeRCE | SKRABANEK
PUBLISHED ON:
November 28, 2023
UPDATED ON:
November 29, 2023

Why Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, an experienced attorney can help you by protecting your rights and guiding you through the complicated legal process. 

Car accidents can be unexpected and can be extremely disruptive to your life. You may have experienced a devastating, life-changing injury and are now unsure how you can pay your medical bills. You may be dealing with the loss of essential property like your car or other belongings. 

If you have been involved in a car accident and now need legal representation, contact the experienced car accident lawyers from Pierce Skrabanek online or by calling (832) 690-7000. We are standing by to effectively represent you and help you pursue a lawsuit for damages. 

Why Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer? (Maximizing Compensation) 

In some cases, bringing a lawsuit for damages may be the only way for you to obtain the financial means that you need to heal in peace. A car accident lawyer can help you pursue a lawsuit for damages. 

In a car accident case, the types of damages that may be available to an injured party depend on various factors, including the severity of the injuries, the impact on the victim's life, and the circumstances of the accident. Some damages that are typically available in car accident lawsuits include: 

  • Medical Expenses: Damages for medical expenses may include compensation for past and future medical costs related to the accident. This includes hospital bills, surgery costs, medication, rehabilitation, and other necessary medical treatments.
  • Loss of wages and loss of future earnings: If your car accident resulted in an injury that affected your ability to work, you may be compensated for any lost income. This may cover the period of your recovery as well as any future loss of earning capacity.
  • Property damage and expenses: You may be able to bring a lawsuit for reimbursement for the repair or replacement of damaged property, such as the vehicle involved in the accident.
  • Pain and suffering or emotional distress: These damages aim to compensate the injured party for the physical and emotional distress, pain, and suffering they have experienced due to the defendant's wrongful actions.
  • Wrongful death: If a car accident results in the death of a loved one, wrongful death damages may be sought. These may include funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and compensation for the emotional impact on surviving family members.

The availability and calculation of damages can vary by jurisdiction. Additionally, some states have "no-fault" insurance systems that limit the ability to file a lawsuit for certain damages unless the injuries meet a threshold of severity. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial for understanding your rights, assessing the damages applicable to your case, and navigating the legal process effectively.

Remember that the amount of damages will vary by jurisdiction, the severity of the accident and injury, and state laws. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you properly calculate damages based on the unique facts and circumstances of your case. Contact the attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek online or by calling (832) 690-7000

Why Do I Need a Car Accident Attorney?

Unfortunately, car accidents are common occurrences. In the state of Texas, nearly 18,800 people were seriously injured in car accidents in the span of one year. Hiring a car accident attorney can be beneficial for various reasons, especially if you've been involved in a car accident. 

A car accident attorney can help you by: 

  • Providing an understanding of the legal process: Car accident cases involve complex legal procedures and requirements. An attorney can guide you through the process, ensuring that you meet all deadlines, file the necessary paperwork, and navigate the legal system effectively.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. An attorney can handle communications with insurers, negotiate on your behalf, and ensure that you receive a fair settlement that covers your damages.
  • Calculating damages: Your attorney can assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. An attorney can help assess your damages accurately to pursue fair compensation.
  • Filing a lawsuit: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your case may proceed to court. An attorney can provide skilled legal representation, presenting your case in court and advocating for your rights before a judge and jury.
  • Adhering to court deadlines and the statute of limitations: Each state has a statute of limitations, a time limit within which a legal action must be initiated. Failing to file a lawsuit within this timeframe can result in losing the right to pursue a claim. An attorney ensures that you comply with these deadlines.

If you've been involved in a car accident, consulting with a qualified car accident attorney can help you understand your rights, evaluate the strength of your case, and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Car accidents can be caused by any number of factors including negligent drivers, drunk drivers, road conditions, or weather events. They can occur without warning and can change your life in a matter of seconds. Texas is home to a number of the country’s most dangerous roadways. No matter the cause of your car accident, an attorney can help you by providing guidance throughout the legal process. 

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney 

A car accident attorney can help make sure that you receive the maximum amount of damages that you are entitled to by law. 

The car accident attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek are responsible for obtaining many successes for their clients. These successes include an award of $2 million dollars to a man injured in a car accident–an amount that was almost five times higher than the pretrial settlement offer. 

Contact us online or by calling our office at (832) 690-7000. Our team of dedicated car accident attorneys is standing by to listen to you and to help you take the first step in the legal process. 

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