FAQ Regarding Auto Accident Litigation In Houston

by Stewart J. Guss on Apr. 09, 2015

Accident & Injury Car Accident Accident & Injury  Personal Injury 

Summary: Lawyers who has experience litigating car accident cases can be of tremendous assistance in helping car accident victims more on with their lives while making sure that their legal rights are protected.

The Texas Department of Transportation (DOT) reports1 that 232,041 individuals were injured in motor vehicle crashes during 2013. Many of these people are innocent victims who have been injured by the negligence of other drivers. After a car accident, many people are confused, upset, and do not know where to turn next. Fortunately, a lawyer who has experience litigating car accident cases can be of tremendous assistance in helping car accident victims more on with their lives while making sure that their legal rights are protected. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding car accident claims in Texas. 

Do I need an attorney?

There is no law that requires a car accident victim to retain the services of an attorney. It should be noted, however, that the assistance of an attorney may result in significantly more recovery than a person would be able to obtain be representing him or herself. In addition, should filing a lawsuit become necessary, it is much easier to do with the assistance of an attorney. 

How much is my claim worth?

The amount that your claim is worth depends on a variety of factors, including the amount of your medical expenses, the income you have lost due to your injuries, the property damage involved in your accident, the nature of your injuries, as well as others. 

What will a car accident lawsuit cost me?

Generally speaking, personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency2 fee basis, meaning any legal fees they collect are paid as a percentage of any settlement or award received. As a result, car accident victims do not have to pay any up-front costs for legal representation, and the attorneys that represent them do not get paid unless they collect on behalf of their clients. 

Contact a Houston auto accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation

Anyone who has been injured in a car accident in the Houston area should discuss the circumstances of their crash with an experienced auto accident attorney. To schedule a free consultation with lawyer Stewart J. Guss, please call our office today at (713) 766-5883. 

References: 

1 http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/trf/crash_statistics/2013/01-2013.pdf
2 http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/lawyerfees_contingent.html

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