Car Accident Attorneys in Texas and Louisiana
Representing Victims of Car Accident Injuries
When you’ve been injured in a car crash or lost a loved one, the experienced, compassionate Louisiana and Texas car accident lawyers at Shamieh Law are here for you. We will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. We’ve collected millions for our clients and their families. Get started with a free and confidential case review.
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- Do I Need an Attorney? – Steps We Take For You
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- Types of Car Crashes
- Common Causes of Car Accidents
- Steps To Take After a Car Accident
- FAQs About Car Accident Lawsuits
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A Trusted Car Accident Law Firm Who Will Fight for Your Justice and Compensation
The car accident attorneys at Shamieh Law aim to recover compensation, also called damages so that you can be “whole” again in the eyes of the law.
Compensation typically covers financial losses related to the accident, including the following:
- Medical expenses – including hospitalizations, surgeries, therapy, and treatments
- Lost wages due to injury
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive Damages – meant to punish those who harmed you
We hope to make your family whole again if you sustain life-altering injuries. In addition, if someone you love has died due to car accident injuries, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit to help your family heal and move forward with the financial support needed.
The Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Lawsuits in TX and LA
It’s crucial to understand that a statute of limitations defines how long you have to file a car accident injury claim in each state. If you miss this deadline, it’s often not possible to move forward with your case and pursue compensation. Act now before the car accident deadline expires.
Texas Statute of Limitations
In Texas, the statute of limitations for car accident lawsuits is two years from the date of the crash. However, this period may be extended in certain circumstances, such as when a minor is involved in an accident or when the at-fault party intentionally harms someone in a motor vehicle collision. In some cases involving uninsured motorists, the statute of limitations may also be extended.
Louisiana Statute of Limitations
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit resulting from a car accident is typically one year from the date of the accident. If the person involved in the accident is a minor or mentally incapacitated, then the statute of limitations may be extended until they reach legal age or can provide full consent.
Our Car Accident Lawyers Use Contingency Fees
When you work with the car accident lawyers at Shamieh Law, we put up all costs to work on your case. That means our law firm funds all costs of investigating the scene of the accident, gathering evidence, hiring expert witnesses, and building a solid case.
We use the contingency fee model. That means you pay nothing unless we win your case. When you win, our law firm collects a percentage of your financial recovery to cover the expenses of your case. If you do not win, you owe us nothing. We are prepared to put the full force of our Texas and Louisiana car accident law firm to work on your case. Get started with a free consultation today.
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Car Crash Lawyers Here to Provide Legal Advice
Do not go it alone after a car accident with injuries. The car accident injury lawyers at Shamieh Law will guide you through the complex personal injury claims and lawsuit process. Our licensed attorneys will provide ongoing legal advice throughout your case.
Under the state negligence laws, cases involving car accidents and personal injuries fall under specific negligence laws
Louisiana is a Pure Comparative Negligence State
In Louisiana, you can file a lawsuit to collect compensation after a crash with injuries. However, if the court finds that you hold partial responsibility for the accident, then that percentage of the award will be reduced.
For example, if you were 80% at fault for the crash, you could still recover 20% of your damages.
Texas is a Modified Comparative Negligence State
In Texas, you can sue for damages if you hold partial responsibility for the crash. However, a 50 percent threshold exists. That means if the courts find you more than 50% to blame for an accident, you cannot recover any damages.
Count on our experienced team to walk you through all the essential elements of your car accident lawsuit through a free case evaluation.
Do I Need a Car Accident Injury Attorney? Actions We Take for You
Just like a surgeon would not recommend performing your own operation, we strongly urge all injured victims to consult with a licensed car accident lawyer for personal injury cases.
Some of the most important reasons why hiring a car accident lawyer is vital to winning a lawsuit include the following:
- We’ll deal with insurance companies, who often seek to minimize or deny claims and fight for a fair settlement that considers all damages and losses suffered.
- We work on contingency, meaning you are not responsible for fronting the costs to gather evidence, investigate, and interview expert witnesses. We have substantial financial resources to fund the costs of a car accident lawsuit.
- We can help provide valuable resources to those dealing with emotional trauma following an accident.
- Car accident lawsuits can take years to reach their conclusion. We’ll focus on your case so that you can focus on healing.
Steps of the Car Accident Injury Claims Process
Here is a broad overview of the injury claims process in Texas and Louisiana:
- Selecting a personal injury attorney. Choose an experienced car accident law firm committed to receiving the best results for your case.
- Collecting evidence. Your car accident attorney will gather information and supporting evidence to give you the best chance of settling your case in or out of court. At this point, you can present any photographs and documentation regarding the incident or your injuries.
- Documenting your injuries. Your insurance company, the courts, and the other driver’s insurance company will expect proof of your injuries. Medical records showing that you went to the emergency room and received medical care can significantly strengthen your case. If needed, your accident attorney will meet with experts to gather evidence to help prove your case.
- Negotiating a settlement or filing a lawsuit. In the best-case scenario, you can negotiate a settlement that works for you and saves you the cost of a long-drawn court battle. However, if needed, our experienced attorneys are ready to go to court to help you win the compensation you deserve.
- Obtaining the outcome. If the case does result in a trial, a jury or judge will listen to the evidence presented by our attorneys and those of the other driver. We will fight for a fair verdict.
Free Case Review with a Reliable Car Crash Law Firm in TX and LA
During your free case evaluation, you’ll have a chance to share your account of the accident along with the photos and other info you may have collected. We may review important medical records, police reports, and more. This is a confidential case review, and our car accident lawyers will provide all the information you need to decide how to proceed.
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Types of Car Accidents
Collisions range from single-car accidents to multiple-vehicle pileups. And each has unique circumstances to consider in holding the at-fault party responsible for the damages.
The following car accident types often result in personal injuries
A head-on collision could occur when someone runs a red light, swerves into your lane, swerves, or even drives on the wrong side of the road. When both cars move at a decent clip, the combined forces often result in severe injuries for the driver and their passengers. Many cars end up totaled as well due to the severe damage to their engine bay, suspension, and other front-end structures.
Sideswipe collisions are exceedingly common and usually occur due to improper lane changes. Although they’re not always serious on their own, the initial crash often has a domino effect. The impact can send your vehicle into other cars and structures or even careening off the road, resulting in major injuries to all occupants.
At the rate of 1.7 million per year, rear-end collisions occur most often out of all car accident types . In these accidents, the lead vehicle driver typically has their foot on the brakes while stopped. So, when a rear-end collision occurs, the sudden unexpected jolt causes whiplash injuries and other serious issues.
Rollover accidents occur as an outside force destabilizes the vehicle, causing it to lose contact with the road and start rolling. Rollovers are very common in T-bone accidents and collisions, resulting in cars running off the road. Severe injuries often occur as the sides, and top of the vehicle hit the roadway and deform as they lose their structural rigidity. Although only 2% of all crashes are rollover collisions, these accidents result in about 1/3 of fatalities – or 7,500 deaths yearly .
No matter what car accident you experience, major injuries complicate your life. Our dedicated car accident lawyers will guide you through each step of the legal claims process.
Common Car Accident Cases We Take On for Injured Victims
Contact Shamieh Law for a number of car accident lawsuits we can fight on your behalf, including the following:
- DWI/DUI Car Accidents
- Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare Car Accidents
- Rental Car Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Collisions with Semi Trucks
We handle a large number of car accident cases. To get started on your free case review, call us 24/7.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Although a vehicle can malfunction and cause an accident, most collisions occur due to driver behaviors, such as:
Driving above the speed limit makes it more likely to get into an accident and increases the risk of injuries and death. In fact, in 2020, nearly 1/3 of all traffic fatalities involved speeding as a contributing factor . The risks increase if other factors make for unsafe driving conditions, such as bad weather, poorly maintained road surfaces, and nearby distractions.
Reckless driving goes beyond speeding to include all behaviors that show a wanton disregard for people’s safety and property. Weaving through traffic at a high rate of speed, passing a school bus with its sign out, and racing other vehicles are all examples of driving recklessly. Since these behaviors add an element of chaos to the roadway, they often result in minor to severe car accidents.
Driving While Impaired
Driving while impaired doesn’t just apply to drunk drivers. Drivers impacted by controlled drugs, known medical conditions, and even fatigue fall under this designation due to the increased risk of collisions occurring as a result. Drivers must use their judgment to verify that they’re sober and in full control of their senses before getting behind the wheel.
Statistics show that one in five Texas crashes results from distracted driving. Although texting has been prohibited in the Lone Star State since 2017, people continue to play music, take photos, and email while driving.
Distracted driving results in accidents as drivers take their eyes off the road and stop paying full attention to the way ahead. Although texting gets the most attention, distractions could include talking to passengers, changing the station on the radio, or even eating a burger while driving. In the time it takes to send a text at 55MPH, drivers travel the entire length of a football field without watching the road .
No matter the cause, you need help from proven car accident lawyers when a catastrophic injury or severe property damage occurs. Even minor injuries can leave a lasting mark, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you believe you’d benefit from accident lawyer services.
LEARN MORE: Common Causes of Car Accidents
What Steps to Take After Getting in an Auto Accident
At the scene of the accident, ensure that you are in a safe location, record as many details as possible and contact our car accident law firm as soon as possible. We cannot overemphasize that the actions you take after an accident can significantly impact your case.
Here are a few tips to help you prioritize and stay focused amidst the chaos:
- Seek medical assistance for injuries and go to the emergency room immediately after the accident for a thorough check. Be sure to attend all medical appointments. Skipping appointments may imply less severe injuries during a lawsuit.
- Contact an experienced car accident lawyer for advice before calling your insurance company.
- If you can move safely and without pain, try to collect information, including the identification of the driver and passengers of the other vehicle and any other witnesses. Write down the plate numbers and insurance and registration information to have it when you file your insurance claim.
- Take many photos with your phone of street signs, skid marks, vehicles, and other details about the scene.
- Call the police so that you have a case number and documentation of the accident.
- Speak to the other parties as little as possible to avoid accepting responsibility. Do not comment on your physical condition, as that can be used against you later.
- Avoid posting anything on social media about the accident.
- Cooperate with your insurance company, but don’t volunteer too much information to the insurance adjuster. They work for the insurance company, and part of their job is reducing the amount paid on your claim.
- Only release information or sign something for the other driver’s insurance company after consulting your car accident attorney first.
LEARN MORE: What to Do After a Car Accident
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accident Lawsuits
Can I file a car accident lawsuit if the police report doesn't assign blame?
Yes, you can still bring a lawsuit even if the police report does not explicitly assign blame. The car accident lawyers at Shamieh Law can help you to assess your case and determine whether there is enough evidence to file a claim.
Can I sue another driver if they do not have insurance?
Yes, depending on the specifics of your situation, it may be possible for you to bring legal action against an uninsured driver for damages. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys, who can help you understand your rights in these circumstances.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Injury Lawyer To Protect Your Rights
If you were recently involved in a car accident, reach out to our team at Shamieh Law to schedule a free case consultation. We’re always available at 469-813-7332, or you can fill out our online form if that’s more convenient. Either way, you’ll get our legal team’s highest level of service and support. We’ll use our years of experience handling car accident cases like yours to help you fight for compensation and justice.
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