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 car 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.
Filling 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. 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 limitation 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 27 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 for compensation. Car accident cases can be either be settled in court or through or through a settlement out of court.
Are you or your loved one a victim of reckless driving? We invite you to contact us at Charles J. Argento today at (713) 225-5050 to arrange a free consultation. We will carefully listen to the unique facts of your situation and help you determine the best recourse in pursuing your car accident claim.