In Texas, car accident victims can hold the at-fault motorist liable for the injuries and damages they suffered. If a negligent driver caused your League City car crash, you may be eligible to file an insurance claim or lawsuit and try to collect money to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A car accident lawyer in League City can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
The legal team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, will help you understand if you have a viable case after a crash. Our attorneys offer free case evaluations and can explain your options for trying to recover compensation. Let us file your claim or lawsuit, and build a strong case to try to fight for the money you deserve.
Call us today at 713-850-8600 to talk to one of our lawyers for free today.
Recoverable Damages for a League City Car Accident Case
In general, some of the factors that play a role in the potential value of your claim include:
- The serious nature of your injuries;
- Treatment costs and other required medical care;
- Your ongoing care costs, or any necessary future care you will likely need;
- Your prognosis for a lasting impairment or full recovery;
- The nature of any permanent impairments;
- Whether you suffered significant disfigurement; and
- The damage to your vehicle and other personal belongings.
To determine what a fair settlement looks like in your case, we need to calculate your economic damages and estimate your non-economic losses. We could recover a settlement that pays for:
- Medical care expenses;
- Ongoing care costs;
- Lost wages;
- Lost earning capacity, if you cannot return to your previous job or can no longer work after the car accident;
- Repair or replacement of your car after the crash;
- Other damage to personal property;
- Any other accident-related expenses or losses;
- Pain and suffering damages; and
- Wrongful death damages if the crash was fatal to a family member.
The Role of Negligence in a League City Car Accident Case
To win any personal injury case, we must prove the motorist in question caused the accident by acting negligently. In general, if the other driver broke a traffic law and this led to the crash, you might have a strong case for negligence.
To prove negligence to the insurance company or in court, we will need to show four details were true in your case:
- The driver had a duty to drive in a careful and reasonable way;
- The driver failed to do this;
- Their failure caused your car accident; and
- You suffered injuries and financial losses related to the crash.
We launch a full investigation into your car accident, identifying, collecting, and analyzing evidence to try to understand how and why your accident occurred. This process allows us to confirm who is liable for the crash, and to prove how their actions led to your injuries.
Some of the most common types of evidence we use include:
- The police report filed by the officers who worked your crash;
- Witness statements and interviews;
- Data from the survey team we send to the accident site;
- Other pictures or video from the scene;
- Video of the crash, when possible;
- Data from our accident reconstruction specialists; and
- Examination and documentation of the damage to each vehicle.
We will also try to identify all your accident-related losses and expenses as a part of our investigation. This ensures we know what a fair settlement value looks like if the insurance company offers us a payout. This evidence could include:
- Your medical bills;
- Your medical records;
- Expert testimony about your prognosis and ongoing needs;
- Experts who estimate your future care costs;
- Receipts for any out-of-pocket expenses;
- Estimates or receipts for vehicle repairs or replacement; and
- Any available evidence to document your pain and suffering damages.
Helping You Navigate the Car Accident Claims Process
We generally try to settle these claims out of court first, through a third-party liability insurance claim. We can sometimes negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. Trying to recover compensation in this way requires us to:
- Send a demand letter detailing your case and damages;
- Reviewing and responding to the insurance company’s response; and
- Attempting to negotiate a fair settlement based on your losses.
If the insurer denies your claim, refuses to pay out a fair settlement, or we run into other issues, we can file a civil suit against the driver. If we litigate your case, we are asking a judge/jury to decide if you deserve compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer in League City About Your Case
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, we can help you build a strong case and fight for the compensation you need. We will do everything we can to help you hold the negligent driver responsible for their actions, hopefully recovering a fair payout based on your expenses and losses. We will review your case for free and explain what we believe is the best approach.
Call us today at 713-850-8600 for a complimentary consultation with a League City attorney.