When you are in a car accident, you may suddenly face expenses and physical and emotional losses you are unprepared to deal with. You also may be concerned about who is going to cover your damages and how you can file a lawsuit. If you suffered a catastrophic injury, you might be worried about how you and your family will move forward without your income and benefits.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our League City car accident lawyer understands these challenging circumstances. Many injury victims try to balance handling an injury claim or lawsuit while dealing with medical issues and financial hardships after an accident. If you’re in that situation, we can help. We can handle your entire case, talk with the insurers and liable parties, and help you seek compensation for your injuries and losses. You can learn more during a free consultation with our team member.
How Our League City Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Hiring an attorney to guide and support you after an accident could ease some concerns as you seek compensation for your injuries. Texas law allows the injured car accident victims to sue the parties responsible for their injuries. Moreover, we can take your case to court if an insurance carrier denies or devalues your damage claims. Specifically, we can also do the following:
- Handle your case from beginning to end
- Communicate with the other party’s insurance company
- Collect evidence to build a case that proves the at-fault party’s negligence
- Work with your health providers to gather the medical information we need to prove your injury-related damages
- Help you get reimbursed for medical expenses, lost income, and other financial losses
- Negotiate a settlement that meets your needs
- File a lawsuit if we cannot reach a settlement
We Will File Your League City Car Accident Lawsuit on Time
Injury victims have a limited time to seek recovery for their injuries. This time can pass quickly as you focus on your physical recovery. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 allows you two years to file a lawsuit for injuries you suffered in a League City car collision. If you hire us to take care of your case, we will file your case on time so that you don’t have to worry about losing your right to recover damages.
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What are Recoverable Damages After a League City Car Accident?
Texas is a “fault” auto insurance state, meaning if you were in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, the party who caused the collision is liable for paying your losses. So, in most cases, if you suffered injuries in a car accident that someone else’s negligence caused, you should receive restitution.
Your compensation amount depends on the factors in your case, including how serious your injuries are and how the accident affects your life in the short and long term. Damages can include:
- Medical bills, such as emergency care, hospital stays, doctor’s visits, and prescription medications
- Lost income, benefits, and other income sources
- Property damage
- Reduced earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Long-term or permanent disability
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of life enjoyment
Our League City car accident lawyer will review all your damages and assess them to determine how much compensation you could recover from the liable party.
Wrongful Death Actions and League City Car Accidents
If another party’s negligence or misconduct caused a loved one’s death, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death action against the liable party if you are eligible under Texas law (Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.002(b)). Although a precise dollar value cannot be placed on a loved one’s life, you may be entitled to compensation that will help offset financial losses related to their death.
Only a surviving spouse, children, or the decedent’s parents can file a wrongful death action in Texas. A claimant can pursue various monetary damages intended to compensate for losses, such as:
- Medical costs of accident-related injuries
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of the decedent’s income
- Loss of services the decedent provided to their family
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship/consortium
- Loss of care, love, and affection
Examples of circumstances that could warrant a wrongful death action related to an auto accident include:
- Careless or reckless driving
- Driving while distracted or fatigued
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
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Other Liable Parties in a League City Car Accident
A driver may not be the only party you can hold liable for a personal injury or wrongful death action. In certain situations, a lawsuit may be initiated against other parties, including:
The Driver’s Employer
Vehicle collisions involving semis or other large commercial trucks can be particularly devastating. Examples of a trucking company being negligent include pressuring employees to drive longer shifts than regulations allow or failing to properly inspect or repair a vehicle.
The Vehicle Manufacturer
If a vehicle or part was defective or failed in an accident not solely due to driver error, it may be possible to hold the manufacturer liable for losses.
According to the Texas Dram Shop Act (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code Ann. § 2.01), licensed alcohol vendors may be held legally responsible for injuries a drunk driver caused if they served or provided alcohol to that driver.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins to Discuss a League City Car Accident Today
If you or a loved one is recovering from car accident injuries, call a League City car accident attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins for a free and confidential case review today. We can learn more about the collision, and you can find out how we can protect your legal rights and options.
If you hire us, we can start working on it as soon as possible. We don’t charge any upfront services or fees to work on your case. We do not get paid unless we recover awards for you. The sooner you call, the sooner we can stay pursuing the financial awards you deserve.