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El Paso & Houston Car Accident Lawyers

Dedicated Assistance for Car Accident Victims in Texas

If you or a loved one was hurt in any type of car accident caused by another driver, you may have a claim to compensation. If you suffered injuries or property damage in a car accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced car accident attorneys in El Paso at Farah Law can help you hold the other driver liable for their actions.

We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in financial compensation for their injuries, and we urge you to contact us now to get started on your claim or take a few minutes to fill out a free case evaluation form to learn more!

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents result in hundreds of thousands of injuries in the U.S. annually. Traffic collisions are the leading causes of preventable deaths in this country. It is therefore important to understand what the common causes of car accidents are and how to take legal action if you have been a victim.

If it can be proved another driver's negligence or reckless behavior was the reason for your car accident injury, they could be legally obligated to pay you damages.

Our personal injury firm can help you pursue your claim for compensation in court or in an out of court settlement.

Top causes of car accidents include:

  • Failing to follow the speed limit
  • Use of mobile phones, especially texting
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue/sleeping at the wheel
  • Drunk driving
  • Defective automobile parts or roadways
  • Poor weather
  • Construction zones

While all the above factors have the potential to cause accidents, phone use accounts for a quarter of automobile crashes according to the National Safety Council.

We prepare every case we represent as though it will end up going to trial, and this approach makes it possible for us to routinely obtain excellent results for our clients.

Take the first step now by filling out our free case evaluation form, so that we can review the situation and determine whether you have a claim.

Texas Car Accident Statistics

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported that in 2018:

  • There were 3,639 motor vehicle traffic fatalities
  • There were 12,161 serious injury crashes in which 14,908 people sustained catastrophic injuries
  • Out of the fatal crashes, 701 people died in intersection-related accidents
  • There were 548 people killed in head-on crashes
  • There were 249,241 people injured in motor vehicle accidents
  • Of the accidents that resulted in fatalities, 940 involved alcohol and 398 involved distracted driving

If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm to arrange a free, initial case evaluation. We can help you determine what to do next.

Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case

While the actual amount of compensation you can recover in your car accident case depends on many factors, the types of compensation you can pursue remain consistent in all personal injury cases. These types of compensation are called damages.

Generally speaking, there are three main categories of damages, economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. The specifics of your case dictate not only how much compensation you will recover but how many damages you can file a claim for.

Economic and non-economic damages are similar in that their main purpose is to compensate the injury victim for a loss they suffer. Economic damages, also called special damages, compensate for financial losses such as loss of income due to the inability to work and medical expenses.

Non-economic damages, also called general damages, compensates for more intangible losses such as pain and suffering. Texas does place a cap or limit on how much in non-economic damages an individual can be awarded. Not all states have this regulation, however, Texas sets the cap on general damages at $250,000.

The third type of damages, punitive damages, is unique in that their main purpose is to punish the at-fault party instead of compensating the injured party.

Punitive damages are usually quite severe and are the least awarded type of damages. An attorney from our firm can advise you on your eligibility for what damages you may pursue.

Can I File A Car Accident Claim After Insurance Pays?

It can be difficult to recover any further compensation once you agree to an insurance settlement since most insurance settlements specifically state that the claimant cannot pursue further compensation. This is why it is important to speak to an attorney before agreeing to anything with an insurance company.

Our firm is here to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Call us today to learn how we can help you.

Help with Car Accident Claims in Texas

In most car accident cases, the first step is to file a claim against the other driver's liability insurance policy. Your lawyer may have to engage in lengthy negotiations with the insurance company to get them to pay you the full amount you deserve.

Even then, there is a good chance that they will refuse to cooperate. When this happens, it is often necessary to take the case to civil court for a full trial.

By proving that the accident was the fault of the other driver, we may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, your lost wages and for the pain, suffering and emotional distress which you have been forced to experience.

Our El Paso car accident attorneys have Over 50 years of legal experience, and our track record includes millions of dollars recovered for clients.

Contact us today at (915) 233-4297 to discuss your case and legal options to recover compensation with an experienced and caring car accident lawyer in El Paso!

How Long Do You Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Texas?

The statute of limitations on injury claims varies from state-to-state. According to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003, you have two years after the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.

If you file after the statute of limitations, your claim will likely be dismissed and you will be left with no legal recourse. With that said, there are exceptions to this rule. If you fall outside the two-year timeframe and still want to pursue compensation, contact us today and arrange a free, initial case evaluation.