Houston Car Accident Attorneys

Fighting to Recover Compensation for Houston Car Accident Victims

Getting into a car accident is more than scary: It can in many cases be life-changing. Your resulting injuries will likely lead to a temporary or permanent inability to work, costly medical bills, and other serious consequences. When a car accident is not your fault but instead caused by the negligence of another driver, you have the right to seek damages from the responsible party.

In the aftermath of a car accident, you deserve a committed legal advocate who can help you maximize the value of your personal injury claim, and at Potts Law Firm, it’s all about our power, clients, and results. With over $1 billion recovered for our clients, we understand how these cases are decided in Texas and have the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to secure a favorable result. Our Houston car accident lawyers are ready to fight for you and provide responsive support throughout the legal process so that you can focus on getting better.

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How Can I Protect Myself after a Car Accident in Houston, TX?

In the moments after a car accident, your first priority is making sure you and everyone around you are safe. You should confirm any passengers in your car are okay before approaching the other vehicle (if it is safe to do so) to see if anyone else involved in the crash needs emergency medical attention. Do not be afraid to call for an ambulance if you think you or someone else may need hospitalization.

There are certain mistakes you must avoid and other considerations you should keep in mind in the minutes and days after the accident, especially if you are well enough to stay at the scene of the collision. You will want to make every effort to protect your right to recover compensation when an accident was not your fault.

After a car accident, you should:

  • Call the police. If anyone is injured, you have to report the crash to Texas law enforcement, so it is in your best interest to ask them to come to the scene and create an official report. This report may serve as an important piece of evidence down the line.
  • Avoid unnecessary conversation. While waiting for the police to arrive, do not engage in small talk with the other driver and avoid saying anything that could imply you were at fault. Even at this stage, remember that anything you say can and probably will be used against you. Stay as quiet as possible until the police arrive. Then, relay what happened to the responding officer as objectively and directly as possible.
  • Document the crash. Using your smartphone or any other available camera, take pictures and videos of your injuries, damage to your vehicle, and any visible elements that may have contributed to the crash. The more evidence you have, the better.
  • Exchange contact information. You will need the other driver’s name, phone number, address, license information, and insurance information. Ask for contact information from any witnesses who saw the collision.
  • See your doctor. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible and explain to your doctor that you were in a car accident. They can fully evaluate you for injuries that may not have been immediately apparent at the scene. Their report will also establish a direct link between the crash and your injuries. Be sure to follow all of their treatment advice.
  • Call Potts Law Firm. You should assume that the other driver will retain legal representation in an effort to protect themselves. You need attorneys looking out for you, so do not wait to get in touch. After reviewing the details of your case, we will walk you through your legal options and help you understand what we may be able to help you recover.

Have questions about recovering compensation after a Texas car accident? Call (713) 348-9638 or contact us online to get answers. Same-day appointments are available, and we offer our services in English and Spanish.

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Common Causes of Car Accidents in Houston, TX

Adverse weather conditions, unexpected roadway hazards, auto defects, and other factors outside the control of drivers can sometimes cause collisions. In many cases, however, a driver’s reckless or careless conduct is to blame. All motorists owe a legal duty of care to other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians when on the road. They violate this duty of care (and potentially become liable for damages caused by an accident) when they behave negligently.

Some common causes of car accidents involving neligent drivers include:

  • Distracted Driving: One of the leading causes of car accidents is distracted driving. This includes activities such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, adjusting the radio, or using GPS while driving. These distractions divert a driver's attention from the road and increase the likelihood of accidents.
  • Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication can significantly impair a driver's judgment, reaction time, and coordination, leading to a higher risk of accidents.
  • Fatigued Driving: Fatigue can impair a driver's ability to stay alert and focused. Driving while drowsy or fatigued can lead to slower reaction times and poor decision-making, making accidents more likely.
  • Running Red Lights and Stop Signs: Failing to obey traffic signals and signs can lead to dangerous collisions at intersections. Drivers who run red lights or stop signs may not yield the right of way to other vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists.
  • Failing to Signal When Turning or Changing Lanes: Proper use of turn signals is essential for communication on the road. Failing to signal intentions when turning, merging, or changing lanes can result in confusion and accidents.
  • Speeding: Excessive speeding reduces a driver's ability to react to changing road conditions and increases the severity of accidents. Speed limits are set to help maintain safe driving conditions, and exceeding them can be dangerous.
  • Reckless Driving: Aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and road rage can create a hostile driving environment and lead to accidents.
  • Inexperienced Drivers: Inexperienced or young drivers may lack the skills and judgment needed to navigate complex or high-stress traffic situations, increasing the risk of accidents.

Have questions about whether the other driver’s conduct may entitle you to damages? Our Houston car accident attorneys can review the circumstances of your crash and advise whether you have a case.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover in a Texas Car Accident Lawsuit?

To recover economic and non-economic damages for injuries sustained in a car accident, you must file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver before the statute of limitations expires. In Texas, that means you have two years from the date of the crash to start the legal process. Waiting any longer will typically prevent you from recovering anything, so do not wait to act.

If someone sustains fatal injuries in a car accident, qualifying survivors of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. In Texas, you have two years from the date of the victim’s passing to bring a claim. Our Houston car accident lawyers will fight to get you compensation for all losses, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement

What if I'm Partially Responsible for the Accident?

If you were partially responsible for a car accident, you may still be able to get some compensation in Texas. In these cases, a damage award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you were found to be 25% responsible for the collision and were awarded $100,000 in damages, you would ultimately receive $75,000. Texas law does not allow you to recover anything if you were more than 50% responsible for a car accident.

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Explore our past successes
  • Trucking Accident $1.05 Million

    Potts Law Firm served as lead counsel for the family of Kook Oh who was killed by an 18-wheeler in Alvarado, Texas. Mr. Dortch sued the driver of the 18-wheeler and his employer. Following a week-long jury trial, Micah’s client received a verdict awarding over one million dollars in damages and a finding of punitive liability on the part of each of the defendants. I

  • Pedestrian Accident $652,000

    Potts Law Firm represented a client who was run over by a drunk driver at a truck stop in Missouri.  The client, a truck driver at the time, was walking from his parked truck toward the truck stop showers using a clearly marked crosswalk.  As he was walking across the crosswalk, a speeding drunk driver ran him over.

Do I Need an Attorney After an Accident?

If you've been involved in an accident in Houston, you may be wondering whether or not you need to hire an attorney. While it's not always necessary to have a lawyer represent you, there are certain situations where it may be beneficial.

First and foremost, if you've been seriously injured in an accident, it's a good idea to consult with an attorney. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and the legal process, and they can assist you in navigating the complex world of insurance claims and medical bills. Additionally, if you have to miss work due to your injuries, an attorney can help you recover lost wages.

Another reason to consider hiring an attorney is if the other party involved in the accident was uninsured or underinsured. In these cases, it can be difficult to obtain the compensation you need. A lawyer can help you explore your options and negotiate with the insurance company to get the best possible outcome.

Even if the other party was insured, you may still want to hire an attorney if the insurance company is being difficult or offering a low settlement. Insurance adjusters are trained to minimize payouts, and without legal representation, you may not receive the full compensation you're entitled to.

Ultimately, the decision to hire an attorney after an accident will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. If you're unsure whether or not you need legal representation, it's a good idea to consult with an attorney.

When you choose us, you can expect the following advantages:

  • Experienced Legal Team: We have a team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases, including car accidents. Our expertise ensures that you receive the best legal representation.

  • Local Knowledge: We understand the unique aspects of the Houston area, including traffic patterns, local laws, and insurance practices. Our local knowledge can be a significant asset in handling your case.

  • Strong Track Record: Our firm has a strong track record of successfully representing clients in car accident cases. We have secured significant settlements and verdicts for our clients, demonstrating our commitment to achieving the best outcomes.

  • Personalized Attention: We prioritize providing individualized attention to each client. We take the time to understand your specific circumstances and tailor our legal strategies to meet your needs.

  • Effective Communication: We pride ourselves on clear and open communication with our clients. You'll always be informed about the progress of your case and have access to our team to address any questions or concerns.

  • Thorough Investigation: We conduct a thorough investigation into your car accident, gathering evidence and working with experts when necessary to build a strong case on your behalf.

  • Negotiation Skills: Our team is skilled in negotiating with insurance companies and at-fault parties to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.

  • Trial-Ready: While we strive to reach settlements, we are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary to protect your rights and interests.

  • Compassionate Support: Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming. We provide compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process, helping you focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects.

In summary, when you choose Potts Law Firm for your car accident case in Houston, you benefit from our experience, local knowledge, proven track record, personalized approach, and effective legal representation. We are here to advocate for your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your car accident claim.


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