As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the health and well-being of communities across the country, Houston’s Stay-At-Home Order has been extended to April 30, 2020, to help our city do its part in slowing the virus in Texas.
While movements have slowed throughout the State, our Houston personal injury attorney, Charles J. Argento, understands that essential travel to grocery stores, pharmacies, and other necessary errands can still end in injuries that can change lives.
That is why our law office is committed to providing experienced legal representation to our Texas residents throughout these difficult circumstances.
At Charles J. Argento, our Houston personal injury law office is fully operational, working remotely to ensure the safety of the public and our staff as we continue to develop strategic and successful cases for our clients via phone, email, and video conferences.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, a drunk driving accident, a truck accident, or after the wrongful death of a loved one, your losses require immediate medical care, guidance, and the advice of an attorney, so we can pursue the best financial recovery available for your unique case.
What Types of Personal Injury Accidents Are Still Occurring During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Even during a city-wide stay-at-home order, negligence knows no bounds.
While there may be fewer commuters on our roadways, there has been an increase in semi-truck traffic throughout the State, as truck drivers are working overtime to deliver the goods our communities need to get through this difficult time.
Truck accidents lead to severe injuries, especially as drivers race from one destination to the next, speeding and avoiding sleep.
Additional traffic on our roadways can also be attributed to the demand for delivery services, including food, grocery, and other services as the city takes the steps necessary to curb the virus’s spread.
All drivers in the State of Texas must carry a minimum amount of vehicle insurance coverage for the costs of an accident that was deemed to be their fault.
Those laws include coverage for delivery drivers.
The minimum car insurance coverage requirement in Texas is:
- $30,000 per injured person
- $60,000 per accident
- $25,000 to cover third-party property damage
When a negligent delivery driver causes an accident with injuries and their car insurance is unable to cover the complete costs of medical care, lost wages, or additional expenses, we may be able to pursue the delivery company’s insurance provider for your additional financial needs.
Delivery services, including Uber Eats, DoorDash, and GrubHub carry up to $1 million in insurance coverage for each of their drivers. When the driver’s personal insurance coverage is exhausted, their employer’s insurance coverage may be pursued for our client’s overall damages.
How Can We Pursue the Negligent Party During the Houston Stay-At-Home Order?
At Charles J. Argento, our Houston personal injury lawyer is dedicated to producing results for our clients, even under difficult circumstances — including the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Like our law office, insurance companies are still fully operating, if even in a remote capacity. That means our attorney can build your case based on the evidence, injuries, and financial requirements necessary to negotiate with the negligent party’s insurance company while you focus on healing.
If your case cannot be negotiated outside the courtroom, our personal injury lawyer will take the necessary steps to litigate your case before a judge and jury, so together we can pursue the best outcome available for your personal injury needs.
If you have been hurt in an accident, contact our Harris County personal injury attorney today to schedule a free remote consultation by calling (713) 225-5050 or by contacting us online to discuss your case safely and effectively without delay.