Our Houston personal injury attorney, Charles J. Argento & Associates, has secured significant car accident settlements for our clients and will continue to seek the maximum financial recovery for each injury victim we represent throughout the State of Texas.
Before we can begin fighting for our clients’ rights to pursue the best outcome available for their unique circumstances, getting the most out of your Houston car accident settlement begins with you.
Here are a few tips to ensure your personal injury case gets off on the right foot.
Use the Resources Made Available After the Traffic Accident Occurred
If you have been injured in an accident and are searching for ways to pursue the negligent party for your damages, chances are, the crash scene is well behind you.
If you could wait until the police arrived before pursuing medical care, you may have had the opportunity to gather a few important resources after the crash occurred, including the:
- Police report
- Other driver’s license, registration, and insurance information
- Images from the crash scene
- Witness statements
Hang on to each of those details.
Also, do not discard any clothing, contact information, or other evidence from the day of the crash. You never know what could be useful when pursuing your financial recovery.
Your Actions Will Dictate Your Financial Outcome
To pursue financial recovery for your medical care, lost wages, and other expenses, we must be able to prove your injuries were caused in a collision with a negligent driver.
That means you must seek medical care directly after the accident occurs, to fully support your case. Keep copies of all medical records and documents you can from the accident.
Follow All Medical Instructions Fully After the Crash
Each accident with injuries is unique and requires different types and lengths of care to return to the quality of life you previously enjoyed — when that is fully possible.
Your injuries may require long-term care, including in-office follow-up appointments, rehabilitation, and therapy. To help ensure we can build a strong case on your behalf, you must follow all your doctors’ instructions to the letter.
That means never missing an appointment, taking all your medication, and avoiding physical activity or returning to work until you have been released by your physicians.
Recovering after a Car Accident in Houston
According to NHTSA statistics, Houston has the most traffic fatalities in Texas. Being one of the biggest traffic centers in the nation, Texas accounts for nearly 4 million people and an additional 1.6 million people from the neighboring counties. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that every two minutes, someone sustains an injury as a result of a car accident.
Unfortunately, most of these auto accidents are as a result of negligence, being under the influence of drugs and alcohol, improper driver training, poor vision, and even fatigue.
Damages Suffered as a Result of a Car Accident
Car accidents can significantly change someone’s life. As a victim of a car accident, you may be unable to walk due to paralysis, you may suffer from brain injuries or fatal internal injuries. Your non-fatal injuries may leave you unable to work as you did in the past.
Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit
Before pursuing any car accident injury case, it is vital to seek medical treatment and to engage the services of a qualified personal injury lawyer in Houston. Never speak to an insurance company before consulting your lawyer, as insurance companies can use any information they gather against you in court.
At Charles J. Argento we know that filing your case as quickly as possible gives us the best opportunity to find good evidence and witnesses.
The Houston, Texas statute of limitations is two years for car accident victims. This means that if you wait until after 2 years to file a lawsuit, you may be prevented from suing.
Having dealt with car accident cases for over 35 years, our firm has a solid reputation in the legal community and insurance companies know that we mean business every time act on our clients’ behalf.
After filing your lawsuit with the Texas State Court or federal court, the defendants are given time to respond to your complaint.
Your complaint states the facts relating to your car accident, your injuries, and the claims you are making. It also includes the amount of money you are seeking compensation. Car accident cases can be either be settled in court or through or through a settlement out of court.
Contact Our Houston Personal Injury Attorney at Charles J. Argento For a Free Consultation Today
Filing a Houston personal injury claim against a negligent driver and their insurance company on your own will be met with aggressive resistance.
The insurance companies will do everything they can to delay, undervalue, or avoid paying for your injury expenses. With an experienced Houston car accident attorney by your side, we can minimize the challenges the insurance company presents, so you can start facing your future with confidence.
If you have been hurt in a vehicle collision, or have lost a loved one in a crash, contact our experienced Houston car accident attorney today to schedule a free consultation by calling (713) 225-5050 or by contacting us online to discuss your case.