Houston Car Accident Lawyers | Maida Law Firm
If you were injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault, let a Houston car accident lawyer from Maida Law Firm fight to get you maximum compensation.
Fight back with a Houston car accident lawyer if you’re injured in a crash
If you were injured in a Texas crash that wasn’t your fault, let our Houston car accident attorneys handle your case and fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Knowing what your rights are after a car accident and trying to figure out how much your claim is worth can be overwhelming in the aftermath of a serious crash, but you don’t need to go down this road alone. Maida Law Firm has over 30 years of experience getting results for clients in Houston and is prepared to help you maximize the value of your claim.
From a debilitating case of whiplash to a severe concussion, there are many different types of car accident injuries that you or someone you love can sustain in a crash. You may have been transported to the ER or needed an extended stay in the hospital. It could be that you had to undergo diagnostic tests, such as an X-ray, CT scan or MRI. For treatment, you may require physical therapy, medication, surgery and maybe even long-term care.
Expenses after a car accident can pile up quickly, but if you didn’t do anything to cause your crash, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s reckless mistakes. Unfortunately, a lot of crash victims end up having a hard time trying to recover compensation for their damages. That’s because insurance companies are notorious for making lowball settlement offers, or worse yet, blaming the entire accident on you.
Our experienced attorneys won’t let you get pushed around
Call our law firm in Houston right away. Our attorneys know how to build strong legal cases that demand the insurance company’s attention. We know what evidence to look for to support your claim and how to handle pushy insurance adjusters. We are no-nonsense negotiators and skilled trial attorneys – and when the insurance company sees you’ve retained Smith & Hassler to handle your claim, they’ll know you’re serious about getting fair compensation for your damages.
If you’re involved in a car accident, do your best to remain calm so you can assess the situation.
Texas is a “fault” car insurance state, which means if you were in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, the driver who caused your crash is typically considered liable for paying your damages. That means in most cases, if you were injured in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, you should be entitled to compensation.
What should I do after a car accident?
Texas requires all drivers to carry car insurance with minimum amounts of liability coverage – giving you a few different options to recover compensation if you sustain an injury in a crash that wasn’t your fault. These options include:
It’s important to note that under the state’s comparative negligence laws, if you’re found to be partially at-fault for your car accident, then your compensation can be reduced by the percentage of fault you’re assigned for the crash.
For example, let’s say you’re awarded $50,000 for your damages but found to be 10 percent at-fault for the crash and your injuries since you were speeding. In this scenario, your compensation would be reduced by 10 percent ($5,000) and your award would be $45,000. It’s important to note that to recover damages from another driver, a plaintiff’s negligence must not be greater than that of the defendant.
We also handle cases involving manufacturer defects. For example, our firm has helped people throughout the state who were harmed as a result of Toyota defects. When the negligence of manufacturers leads to reduced safety and reliability, and accident can happen that leaves people hurt. We hold negligent manufacturers accountable.