After suffering whiplash in a car accident, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins. Our team can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Whether through an insurance claim or lawsuit, a Houston whiplash injury lawyer can hold the liable party accountable for the cost of your collision-related damages.
They can do this by:
- Managing the filing and paperwork involved in your case.
- Calculating the cost of your damages.
- Interviewing witnesses.
- Identifying the at-fault and liable parties.
- Documenting the cause of your accident.
- Negotiating a fair settlement.
- Litigating your case, if necessary.
We understand that right now, you may have many questions and concerns regarding the cost of legal assistance. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we work on a contingency-fee-basis. You do not have to pay us our attorney’s fees unless your case reaches a fair resolution. To explore your legal options, dial (877) 239-4878.
Understanding Texas’s Statute of Limitations
Before we go in-depth regarding the legal process, we want to share one of the most important deadlines surrounding your case: Texas’s statute of limitations. This deadline governs how long you have to file a lawsuit. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you typically have a two-year period to file a Houston car accident lawsuit.
Some aspects of your situation may toll this deadline. For example, if you suffered whiplash in a hit-and-run accident and the at-fault party purposefully concealed their identity, you could be granted more time to take action. Additionally, if the other party fled the state to avoid legal proceedings, you could also be given more time to file a lawsuit.
When you work with a whiplash injury lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we can manage all of the deadlines surrounding your case. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries while advocating for your right to fair compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a whiplash injury lawyer serving Houston, call 800-777-7777
Compensable Damages in a Houston Whiplash Injury Case
At the onset of our working relationship, many clients ask us how much they can expect to receive for their damages. The fact is that without reviewing the elements of your situation, we cannot provide an exact estimate.
However, we may be able to help you seek financial recovery for:
Your Medical Bills
This includes the cost of your hospital stays, doctors’ appointments, and medications.
We can help you recover compensation for your lost income, tips, wages, and bonuses. If you had to take a lower-paying job to accommodate your injuries, we could help you recover compensation for reduced future earning capacity.
Property Damage Costs
We can examine your auto insurance policy’s details and help you seek reimbursement for your property damage expenses. This includes the cost of repairing or replacing your car.
Pain and Suffering
The physical pain and emotional trauma of your accident are compensable. Your Houston whiplash injury lawyer can work with you to calculate this expense.
This is by no means a complete list of recoverable damages, and you may be able to collect compensation for damages not on this list. A lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can calculate the cost of your damages to aid with the negotiations process. You can call our team today to learn more.
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Possible Causes of Your Houston Car Accident
Your lawyer will need to determine how your accident occurred before determining fault and liability for your losses. They will do this by evaluating the evidence in your case. These pieces of information can include the police report, witness statements, and traffic camera footage.
Some possible causes of your car accident may include:
This includes visual, manual, and cognitive distractions.
An impaired motorist may have misjudged the distance between your car and their own.
If a defective auto part caused your accident, you might have a case against the parts’ manufacturer.
Inclement Weather Conditions
All drivers must adjust their driving speed to accommodate inclement weather conditions such as rain, sleet, hail, excessive wind, or fog.
When a driver speeds, they give themselves less time to come to a complete stop if a sudden hazard appears.
All drivers must maintain an appropriate distance between themselves and the car in front of them.
If you do not know the cause of your accident, that is not a problem; Loncar Lyon Jenkins can figure that out for you. You can begin a free consultation at no cost to you. To learn more, call our team today at (877) 239-4878.
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Fault and Liability for Your Houston Car Accident
Your lawyer will need to gather and review the evidence associated with your collision to determine who holds liability for your damages. Ultimately, liability in a whiplash car accident case depends on the circumstances of the event. For instance, suppose a motorist from behind struck you.
In this situation, liability could rest on that driver. However, let us say that the motorist behind you tried to apply their brakes, but their brakes failed, causing your accident. In this case, you could have a claim against the manufacturer of the defective part. After identifying the liable party, your lawyer may try to recover compensation via an insurance claim.
To help with your claim’s success, your lawyer may:
- File your claim with the insurance company.
- Provide evidence of your damages.
- Review the details of the involved auto insurance policies.
- Negotiate with the insurance company.
- Protect you against any bad faith insurance practices.
If you cannot reach a fair settlement agreement through an insurance claim, your lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit.
While the American Bar Association states that most car accident cases do not go to court, if yours does, your lawyer can:
- File your lawsuit
- Strategize a plan of action
- Present evidence in court
- Interview witnesses
- Manage the paperwork involved in your case
This is not an exhaustive list of services your lawyer can provide.
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Call in the Strong Arm of Loncar Lyon Jenkins
A Houston whiplash injury lawyer can get started on your case today. Our team believes that if another party’s negligence caused your accident, you deserve compensation for your collision-related damages. To call in the Strong Arm, dial (877) 239-4878.