Houston Car Accident Lawyer
More than 2 million auto accidents occur in the United States every year. Of these millions of accidents, hundreds of thousands of people are injured, and thousands of these injuries are severe. These injuries can cause extensive medical bills and other expenses, lost wages from work, long-term disability, and major lifestyle and family-life changes. Victims are often left attempting to handle all of these costs and changes at once.
If you have been seriously injured as a result of an auto accident, the Houston car accident lawyers of Williams Kherkher offer free initial consultations to speak with you about your case. Contact our offices today at (888) 220-0640.
Car Accident Cases We Handle
The Houston car accident attorneys at Williams Kherkher are prepared to handle a range of car accident cases, including:
- DUI Victims
- Dangerous Driving Conditions
- Driver Fatigue
- Driver Distraction
- Mechanical Failures
- Defective Products
If you have been injured in an accident, the party at fault for your injuries should share some, if not all, of the burden of your injuries. The Houston car accident lawyers of Williams Kherkher can evaluate your case and determine if you have the grounds to pursue legal action against the party responsible for your losses. If so, we will fight diligently at your side to help you seek the compensation you need.
Car Accident Guide: What to Do in the Aftermath of a Wreck
Car accidents are terrifying and often overwhelming ordeals, and in many instances, victims of a car accidents find themselves confused about what they should do in the moments, days, and weeks following their collision. Because of this, our team at Williams Kherkher has put together a quick guide outlining the steps that car accident victims should follow to get the help they need.
Step 1: Get Evaluated by a Doctor
In the immediate wake of a car accident, you will likely have adrenaline coursing through your body, making it difficult, if not impossible, to tell immediately if you actually have any injuries. As such, it’s important to always visit a doctor or hospital after a car accident to make sure that any injuries you do have are identified and addressed as quickly as possible.
Some car accident victims are afraid to visit a hospital because they worry about how they will pay their resulting medical bills. However, in the wake of a crash, getting timely help is the most important thing. All of your financial worries can be dealt with at a later time, but you need to take action NOW to make sure that any and all injuries you have are appropriately treated.
Additionally, it’s important to keep physical documentation of all treatments you receive from your doctor or from the hospital, so make sure that you hang onto any bills, x-rays, or test results in case you need them at a later date.
Step 2: Document the Evidence as Extensively as Possible
Even in minor fender benders, it’s incredibly important to document everything you can about your accident scene. This includes getting pictures of all involved vehicles, pictures of any debris left on the road by the accident, and pictures of any injuries. Also, if there were any witnesses to the accident, it’s important to get contact information from these individuals in case you need someone to recount the details of the accident at a later date.
It’s also important to call a police officer to the scene to file an accident report. While this might seem like overkill, especially if your accident seems minor, having an official report record is essential in case you find yourself in a fight with an insurance company or with the other driver. Without an official police report, you could find yourself in a frustrating battle that pits your word against theirs, with no one to corroborate what actually happened in the accident. Also, make sure that you do not admit fault for the accident at any time, whether you are talking to a bystander, another motorists, or to the police.
Step 3: File an Insurance Claim
Dealing with your own insurance company or the insurance company of the other party involved in your wreck can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. At the end of the day, insurance companies are businesses looking to protect their own bottom lines, and as such, they will likely do everything they can to minimize the amount that they pay to you after an accident.
If you feel like you are being underpaid by an insurance company, or if your claim has been denied altogether, it’s important to know that you are not without options. Our attorneys can help you determine if the insurance company had a valid reason for denying or underpaying your claim, and if not, we can help you fight for the full and fair compensation that you need.
Step 4: Get Your Car Fixed, if You Can
Once your immediate medical needs are taken care of, the next logical step in recovering from your accident is to have your car repaired if the vehicle isn’t totaled. In most instances, an insurance adjuster will come out and survey the damage to your vehicle before you actually take the vehicle in for repairs.
However, it’s important to remember that an insurance company, and even a vehicle repair shop, may not have your best interests at heart as you consider all the options available for repairing your vehicle. If at any point you feel like an insurance company or repair shop is misleading you, our legal team can help you better understand your situation and the options available to you.
Step 5: Take Legal Action if Necessary
If you are unable to get the financial compensation you feel you are entitled to from your insurance claim, or if you are thinking about taking further action against the party responsible for your car accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side to make sure that your legal needs are protected. At Williams Kherkher, our experienced attorneys have been helping people just like you for more than 30 years, and we know what it takes to effectively represent car accident victims in Houston.
By taking the appropriate steps after a car accident, accident victims can significantly increase their chances of making a full recovery from their injuries, securing the financial assistance they need, and protecting themselves from any adverse legal action. Call us at (888) 220-0640 to learn more.