Were you injured in a car accident? You may be entitled to a recovery for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other effects of the collision. A car accident lawyer in Pasadena, TX, from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, may be able to help you file your claim and work through the legal process to pursue a recovery.
To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us today.
Types Of Pasadena Car Accident Cases We Handle
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were more than 97,000 motor vehicle collisions in Harris County in 2020. These accidents resulted in more than 2,300 suspected serious injuries and 501 fatalities.
Our car accident attorneys may be able to help if you were involved in a car accident in Pasadena and suffered injuries. Some of the types of car accidents with which we may be able to help include:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Accidents caused by a drunk driver
- Accidents caused by a distracted driver
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Hit and runs
- Failure to yield accidents
- Accidents in intersections
If you believe another driver is at fault for your accident, please call us to set up a consultation to discuss whether we can help you establish liability and seek a recovery.
Establishing Liability For Your Car Accident
Liability for your accident depends on a lot of factors, including how the accident happened. Our team can investigate your accident to identify fault and liability.
Some of the parties that may be liable for the accident and your injuries include:
- The Other Driver: If another driver was negligent or reckless and caused your accident, the other driver may be liable for your damages.
- Employers: If the driver who caused your wreck was performing job duties at the time of the wreck, then the driver’s employer may be vicariously liable for your damages.
- Manufacturers: If your vehicle or the other driver’s vehicle contained a defect, then the manufacturer (and possibly other parties) may be liable for your damages.
- Roadway owners – Government and private roadway owners have a duty to maintain their roads. Therefore, a road owner could be liable if lack of maintenance, broken traffic signals, or another road-related issue caused your collision.
Liability for your accident depends on the circumstances and details of the wreck. Please call us for a free case review to see if we may be able to help you identify liability and pursue a recovery.
How D. Miller & Associates, PLLC May Be Able To Help
We may be able to help with your car accident case in the following ways:
Handle Insurance And Legal Processes
Many car accident cases settle outside of court, often with an insurance claim. According to the Texas Office of Public Insurance Counsel, the state requires that drivers have the following minimums in coverage:
- $30,000 for injuries to one person
- $60,000 for injuries to two or more people
- $25,000 for property damages
Drivers can also carry optional policies, such as comprehensive coverage or uninsured/uninsured motorist protection. Our attorneys can help with a claim against the at-fault party and pursue claims under any applicable policies you hold.
If you hire us, our car accident lawyer in Pasadena, TX can help you file claims, retrieve documents, communicate with insurance companies, and manage the many requirements and deadlines of the personal injury process.
Compile Evidence Of Fault And Case Value
Our team may seek the following types of evidence that may help us establish fault and liability, as well as the value of your damages:
- Accident or police report
- Eyewitness testimony
- Video surveillance
- Medical records
- Proof of lost wages and out-of-pocket expenses
- Expert witness testimony
- And more
Secure Expert Testimony
We may contact medical experts, vocational experts, accident reconstruction experts, and other expert witnesses who can testify about the cause of your accident or the effects of your injuries.
Fight For A Fair Settlement
We may be able to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company by presenting evidence of fault and liability and documenting all your damages.
Go To Court
If we are unable to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, we may file a lawsuit to pursue a recovery in court.
Fighting For Fair Compensation For Your Expenses And Losses
You may experience a wide range of expenses and losses after your car accident. Your damages may include physical injuries, emotional effects of the accident, and financial costs and losses.
It is impossible to estimate the value of your damages, as there are so many variables that affect case value, including your age, your wages, and whether or not you suffered a permanent or disabling injury. However, more severe injuries usually result in a higher settlement. Some of the damages we may account for when pursuing a recovery include:
You may be able to recover your medical expenses, including hospitalization, extended care, medication, surgeries, and doctor visits. Medical awards include your current bills and a sum for your ongoing medical needs.
Your recovery may account for lost wages and loss of future earning capacity, including loss of benefits and pension.
You can pursue the cost of fixing or replacing your damaged vehicle. You can also recover the cost of other damaged personal property, such as stereo equipment, laptops, jewelry, and cellphones.
Pain And Suffering
You may also qualify to recover for the noneconomic damages you experience, including mental distress, physical pain, loss of consortium, loss of quality of life, and more.
If your spouse, parent, or child suffered a fatal car accident injury, you may qualify for wrongful death awards. You may recover costs associated with your loved one’s accident, including medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and lost wages. You may also qualify for noneconomic damages for your pain and suffering and the loss of your family member’s companionship.
Act Before The Statute Of Limitations Runs Out
Texas imposes a two-year statute of limitations on injury cases, including car accident cases, under Texas law. The two-year time limit also applies to wrongful death actions.
If you fail to file a lawsuit within this two-year period, you may be unable to take legal action to pursue a recovery. So, if you were in a wreck and believe another party is at fault, act now before the deadline passes.
What Else Should You Do?
In addition to adhering to deadlines, other things you can do to increase your chances of a successful recovery include:
- Seek medical treatment immediately if you did not receive care following your collision
- Follow the advice of your doctor to the letter
- Save your accident-related bills and receipts and track your out-of-pocket expenses
- Keep a daily diary chronicling your physical pain and mental and emotional state
- If contacted by an insurance agent, only provide basic information, do not accept any offers, and tell them to direct future communications to your attorney
Seek Legal Help From A Car Accident Lawyer In Pasadena, TX
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an auto accident, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may be able to help you file a claim and seek a recovery. We have served clients from across Texas since 2002 with dignity, respect, and compassion. Our team will:
- Identify and pursue the maximum amount of compensation owed to you
- Build a robust case proving negligence and damages
- Promptly return your phone calls and emails
- Answer your questions and explain what to expect during your case
- Meet you at our office, your home, the hospital, or wherever is most convenient for you
- Help you schedule doctor appoints, even if you do not have health insurance
Call now to get a free, no-obligation consultation.