Houston Car Accident Attorneys
Car Accident Lawyers Protecting the Injured Throughout Texas
Have you been injured in a car accident in Texas? Do you know your rights? An insurance adjuster may answer your questions. However, the adjuster works for the insurance company and needs to protect the company's interests and lessen its exposure.
It is important for you to have experienced car accident lawyers working for you from the moment you begin dealing with the insurance company — especially before you give a statement to an insurance adjuster.
Contact the Houston car accident lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at the Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., personal injury law firm. Attorney Fleming is board certified in personal injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has handled hundreds of personal injury cases. We offer a free initial consultation so you can learn how we may be able to help you.
Our law firm represents clients who have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries in an automobile accident, such as:
In addition, we represent families of fatal accident victims through wrongful death lawsuits.
We represent clients who have suffered horrific injuries in a DWI accident. Often the perpetrator has a history of driving while intoxicated and/or somebody else knowingly put the keys in his or her hand. If you have been the victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver, do not wait to contact our law office so we can begin working your case.
Michael P. Fleming, former Harris County attorney, has represented cops and law enforcement agencies for many years. He knows how to build an effective case and present it at trial if negotiations do not yield a favorable result. Put his years of experience to work for you or your loved one when victimized by a drunk driver.
Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can happen for many reasons. We handle all types of car wrecks resulting from:
- Driver inattention and distractions, such as texting while driving
- Aggressive driving, including speeding and tailgating
- Running red lights
- Impairment, such as drunk driving or drug abuse
Whatever the cause, the basic elements of a car or truck accident are similar to any negligence claim. Your injury attorney must prove that someone acted in a negligent manner causing recoverable damages in order to win your case.
At Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., we are strong advocates for injured clients' rights. We will help you recover the full financial damages you deserve for your serious injuries in order to compensate you for surgery, time away from work, extended treatment, and pain and suffering.
When Someone Other Than the Driver Is at Fault…
In some cases, a claim for personal injuries from a car accident may also be brought against individuals other than the negligent driver. If the driver was working for another company or individual, then the employer may be responsible for the driver's negligence and the resulting damages. Furthermore, even if not working, the owner of the vehicle may be liable for the negligence of the driver.
This is known as liability for negligent entrustment. Under this cause of action, an owner of a vehicle that allows another to operate it can be held liable for his or her negligent driving. Car owners may be liable if they negligently entrusted the vehicle to somebody they knew, or should have known, to be a reckless, incompetent, or unlicensed driver.
Your Advocates Before the Insurance Company and in the Courtroom
Can you collect compensation for a bicycle accident or pedestrian accident even if you were not in the designated safe areas? Are you entitled to workers' compensation if injured in a car wreck at work?
At Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., you will talk to Houston personal injury attorneys who are focused on your best interests. They will answer any personal injury questions you have honestly and in a way that you can understand.
Our founder, attorney Fleming, has a reputation for effective courtroom skills. He has been recognized as a top attorney in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine for many years, and is one of the very small percentage of attorneys to have argued and won a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. He has effectively led our law firm, helping us win an AV rating* by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.
What to Do After a Car Accident
- Take care of your injuries.
Your first need after a car accident is to get medical treatment. Some people injured in an automobile accident put off going to the doctor or emergency room. Unfortunately, a delay in seeking medical attention for a car accident injury can be used against you by the insurance company. The faster you seek medical help the sooner you may be able to heal from your injuries.
- Talk to a car crash attorney, not an insurance company.
Insurance company representatives often contact victims soon after their car accident to obtain a recorded statement. When you are recovering from an injury, you are not in the best condition to answer an insurance company's detailed questions. Report the accident, but then talk to a personal injury lawyer immediately.
- Act quickly.
There is a statute of limitations in Texas of two years. When you are the victim of a serious car accident, the insurance company will be working hard to collect facts and evidence to bolster a defense to your claim. It is crucial that you contact experienced car accident lawyers soon so that accident evidence and witness accounts will still be fresh.
Contact Our Houston Personal Injury Law Firm
The impact of lost wages, accumulating medical bills, and other expenses can be overwhelming to injured individuals and their families. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, speak with a lawyer who is committed to you and your case. Contact a personal injury litigation attorney at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. Our Houston injury lawyers are ready to hear from you today.
*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.