Car Accident Attorney

Getting into an accident can be terrifying, and what comes after can be just as scary. Victims of car accidents often deal with serious harm to their bodies, their cars, and their bank accounts. And Texas consistently deals with thousands of fatalities per year due to automobile accidents. Hiring an experienced attorney who fights for the compensation you and your loved ones deserve is vital to moving forward with your life after an accident.

Car Accident Attorney

Getting into an accident can be terrifying, and what comes after can be just as scary. Victims of car accidents often deal with serious harm to their bodies, their cars, and their bank accounts. And Texas consistently deals with thousands of fatalities per year due to automobile accidents. Hiring an experienced attorney who fights for the compensation you and your loved ones deserve is vital to moving forward with your life after an accident.

"If you are looking for a law firm to handle your car wreck case I would definitely recommend using Larrick Law Firm. It was my first time having a car wreck and I really had no clue how to get everything settled. Elizabeth fought hard for my case when the insurance company was not willing to pay for anything. The firm was very easy to work with and super transparent throughout the entire process."

~ Jaslyn G.

Common causes of car accidents in Texas

In 2018, a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 58 seconds. But what causes all these accidents, and what injuries can they lead to?

While car accidents can happen for any number of reasons, the most common causes of automobile accidents in Texas include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Mechanical failure
  • Complicated roadways
  • Hazardous weather

Many people suffer when a negligent driver causes an accident, but here are some of the most serious injuries that can occur:

  • Death
  • Burns and scars
  • Neck, back, and spine fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Whiplash

What to do after an accident

If you or someone you love has an accident, you need to be prepared to take certain steps immediately afterwards. Here’s what to do immediately after an accident:

1

Move the car to the side of the road (if possible) for safety reasons.
2

Gather detailed information from the scene of the accident - photos, notes, names and contact information of witnesses. All of this can be used as evidence if you decide to file a personal injury claim.
3

Seek medical attention for all injuries. Even if you feel fine after the accident, you should visit a doctor and explain what happened.
4

Keep track of lost wages due to medical appointments or other times you miss work. This will also be helpful when determining how much compensation you deserve.
5

Hire a car accident attorney to help you through the process and work towards compensation.

Filing your personal injury case

If your accident was not your fault but the other driver’s insurance company is not offering the compensation you deserve, you should file a personal injury claim.

Your attorney will help you prove the negligence of the other driver and work to negotiate just compensation for your suffering.

Since Texas follows the concept of modified comparative negligence, the court will determine a fault percentage for you and the other driver. Even if you were found to be only a little bit at fault for the accident, you can still recover some of the damages you sue for. For example, if the court finds you to be 20% at fault, you can still recover 80% of the damages you are hoping for.

Remember – the statute of limitations (or how long after the accident you have to file the claim) for car accidents in Texas is only 2 years, which means you should find an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started.

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FAQs

Do I need an attorney for my car accident?

Maybe. In Texas, you are not required to have an attorney to file an insurance claim for car repairs or injuries. If you have been injured, you should at least speak with a lawyer before you attempt to talk to an insurance company about your claim.

The insurance company have highly trained representatives that are skilled in getting you to make statements that can save the insurance company money. And statements that help them to deny, delay, and defend your claim. It is important to remember that an at-fault insurance company is not required to explain how they evaluate their claim or how they decide to deny your claim. A lawyer is required by law to give you the truth about how Texas law works and what your rights are. An attorney involved in your case can protect the evidence and protect the truth.

What does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?

In personal injury cases, it does not cost you anything to hire a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer does not get paid unless a settlement or judgment is obtained. We do not get paid unless we settle or win your case at a jury trial. The attorney fees that we charge are called “contingency fees” meaning that the attorney fees contingent on recovering a settlement or judgment on your personal injury claim. The attorney fee is a percentage of the total settlement or judgment. We get paid only when you get paid. Also at Larrick Law Firm, in auto accident cases, there is no fee for handling your property damage claim when we represent you on your personal injury claim.

How long does it take to settle a case?

There is no clear answer. Larrick Law Firm PC promises to handle all the matters associated with your cases promptly and efficiently, while still providing the skill and attention your case deserves.  Each case is unique and different factors can change the length of time, factors like the extent of your injuries, the need for future medical treatment, the insurance company involved and even the particular insurance adjuster assigned.  Unfortunately, many defendants and insurance companies drag their feet and delay the conclusion of the case. Please understand that with the contingency fee, the Larrick Law Firm does not get paid until you do. Thus, there is clear incentive on behalf of our law firm to push your case for an early conclusion.

Regrettably, there is a backlog in the courts, often expert witnesses have conflicting schedules, various aspects of the law may change, and there could be many developments which will delay or speed up the conclusion of the case.

Will you travel / come to me?

Yes, as part of the Larrick Law Firm PC consulting services, I can travel to you.

"Elizabeth Larrick helped us through a difficult time when an auto accident totaled my car and injured my daughter and I. The responsible driver's insurance, Progressive, refused to pay our medical expenses, but Elizabeth stayed on their case until all of our bills were finally paid.
Ms. Larrick is a trustworthy lawyer and you should talk to her if you need assistance with a legal issue."

~ Cliff Hargrove

What to Expect at your First Meeting:

What happens in the meeting?

  • Meet the actual lawyer who will be helping you.
  • You will be asked to describe the story which brings you to seeking legal advice, including any medical treatment.

Feedback you will receive from the Lawyer:

  • The Texas laws that apply to your situation
  • What have Texas Courts said about folks in your situation

Discuss available options for your situation: including do you need a lawyer?

  • You will learn about Lawyer Fees, case cost, case value and recovery as it relates to your specific situation.
  • Ask any questions, discuss worries or concerns.
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The Car Wreck Claim Guidebook

Were you injured in a car wreck in Texas? Are you trying to figure out what you should do to file a claim? Well, you came to the right place. Not only do I have the information you need, but I’m offering it to you for free. How often can you say you got something for nothing? When you fill out that form on this page to request your free download, you will get just that!

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What You'll Find in My Car Wreck Guidebook

  • What are the steps in a car wreck claim?
  • How long does a car wreck claim take?
  • Will hiring a lawyer make the process quicker?
  • What is covered in my car wreck injury claim against the insurance company?
  • What is the value of my car wreck injury claim?
  • How do I settle and get paid?
  • If I hire a lawyer, how do they get paid?
  • What are the steps in a car wreck claim?
  • How long does a car wreck claim take?
  • Will hiring a lawyer make the process quicker?
  • What is covered in my car wreck injury claim against the insurance company?
  • What is the value of my car wreck injury claim?
  • How do I settle and get paid?
  • If I hire a lawyer, how do they get paid?

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If you or someone you love was in an automobile accident, contact the Larrick Law Firm today. Elizabeth Larrick will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 512-893-5700 to set up your consultation.

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