Car accidents happen fast, but recovery takes time—let a lawyer handle the paperwork and negotiations needed for a fair settlement so that it doesn’t take away from your crucial healing periods.
It is almost always wise to hire a car accident lawyer rather than negotiate, file a claim, or go to trial on your own. The main reasons:
As an equation, hiring a car accident attorney might look like “less work + lower risk = better results.” When you select Pierce Skrabanek for representation, that is the last calculation you have to make—our attorneys do the work necessary to account for all your losses and negotiate a fair settlement, all while you are left to heal in peace.
To speak directly with our offices about the representation you need, fill out our online contact form or call 832-690-7000 for a free, no-obligation consultation at your earliest convenience. For further details on how a car accident lawyer can help you, read on.
You should hire a car accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Essentially, once you have reached a point of calm after your accident—whether that means you’re in a stable medical condition, or back at work or home—an attorney can begin to help you right away.
A represented car accident lawsuit follows this general process:
If a fair settlement amount cannot be reached prior to trial, with your permission we can take your case to court to obtain the best value possible. Our efforts at trial have garnered prestigious awards, including induction into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club, but more importantly is what that experience means for you. Pierce Skrabanek has obtained judgments for our clients in the multi-million dollar range, and results upwards of 4x-5x times the highest pretrial settlement offer.
The attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek know what your losses are truly worth, and we will not settle for less than what you deserve. Contact us at 832-690-7000 for unwavering representation.
Yes, it is worth it to hire a car accident attorney, considering what a skilled lawyer can do to save you both time and stress. Likewise, for clients and caretakers who are physically or mentally incapable of handling these important legal tasks after an accident, a lawyer operates with accuracy and efficiency on your behalf.
Moreover, you are 91% likely to walk away with a settlement if you have an attorney (instead of only 51% likely without one according to surveys done by legal integration platforms). That settlement amount is also 300% higher on average with counsel than without professional legal help.
The car accident settlements and verdicts achieved by Pierce Skrabanek specifically include:
Settlements can help car accident victims move forward with their lives after an accident. They also help those who are severely injured in catastrophic cases lead lives more manageable, comfortable, and dignified.
Other costs such as traveling to and from the hospital can be factored into the damages award as well, especially if they are significantly expensive or time-consuming (like for repeated treatments or ongoing therapy and rehab). The cost of gas, the mileage added to your car, the cost of taxis or rideshares, or the time spent on inefficient public transit—all of these are expenses you’re paying out-of-pocket due to the accident.
Car crashes are one of the most common causes of serious injury and death across the nation. If you are impacted by one of these tragedies, the attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek are here to help you recover.
Call 832-690-7000 for a consultation—it’s free, and could help identify overlooked losses.
Even minor car accidents can get complex afterward when dealing with insurance coverage for property damage or medical check-ups. Even minor incidents like fender-benders or low-speed backing-up accidents may require the services of an attorney. Most importantly, we encourage you not to short-change yourself by assuming that your inconveniences or losses aren’t worth it. You are absolutely worth our time and attention, and your losses (no matter how minor) may still be considered under the law.
Most of us will be involved in a car accident at some point in our lives; they are almost statistically impossible to avoid. One always hopes that the accident is minor and that no one suffers serious injuries. However, even the smallest collisions cause stress, require time to deal with, and entail costs for repair. There is also the matter of lowering of the performance quality or resale value of your vehicle if you don’t opt for repair.
Losses can come in many forms, and a qualified car accident lawyer can help you quickly evaluate your options with just one phone call.
Whether you’ve been involved with a minor or major crash, if your injuries are mild or severe, or the crash involved a truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian—you deserve qualified, proven, professional legal help.
Pierce Skrabanek has handled countless car and commercial truck accident cases, including those involving catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, we have nationwide experience in advocating for our clients. We offer bi-lingual English and Spanish language services to make sure we meet your needs for access, communication, and support.
Reach out to us using our online contact form, or by calling 832-690-7000 for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We’re fully prepared to lend our voice to yours, and assert your rights after any kind of motor vehicle accident.
The following are common types of auto accident cases that our attorneys handle regularly:
Any injury you suffered as the result of the car accident may be considered for compensation, including:
Some of these injuries require life-long care, and a lawsuit can help you access the funds necessary for high-quality rehabilitation and treatment.
Most car accident lawsuits are settled in out-of-court, pre-trial negotiations between your attorney and representatives of the opposing party. Outside of instances where you are required to give testimony or answer questions, you can often empower your lawyer to handle the majority of these talks without you. Conversely, if you want to attend every meeting and participate in them, you may—that is your decision to make.
Should those negotiations stall because the other side refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we can take your case before a judge, which often results in higher award amounts. Trials do take more time, however, and if you prefer a quick settlement, we will always prioritize your best interests when handling your case.
Usually, filing deadlines for car accident cases vary state-to-state anywhere between 1-6 years. In Texas, where Pierce Skrabanek is located, the deadline is 2 years. These limits are placed on personal injury suits to make sure they are litigated while the evidence and recollections are fresh. However, this can also mean that you miss out on the compensation you deserve if you don’t act quickly enough.