Driving is an enormous responsibility, so we want to hold accountable any driver who hits someone else and decides to leave the scene. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to the actions of such a driver, then you deserve compensation. A Houston hit-and-run accident lawyer can help you pursue legal action.
At Domingo Garcia, our clients expect to receive excellent legal care, and we aim to provide it. Our founding attorney has been serving Texas residents for over 35 years. During this time, he’s collected tens of millions of dollars in settlements and court awards for injured people. During your case, you will have a team of Houston car accident lawyers specifically dedicated to you, pursuing your best interests. We want to advocate for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Pursuing Compensation After a Hit and Run Accident
Severely injured people often experience a cascade of negative effects after an accident. Not only are you dealing with the physical limitations of an injury, but you have medical bills piling up, your regular financial obligations become increasingly difficult to meet, and it feels like there’s no end in sight. Thankfully, your attorney can pursue the recovery of these and many more losses:
Medical bills: Whether you are dealing with whiplash, fractured bones, or a long-term health problem like a brain injury, you can recover the cost of your medical bills. We will also consult with your physician and other medical experts to include the cost of future care.
Lost wages: If your injuries keep you out of work, that can cause more stress for your family. Those missed paychecks add up quickly, so your compensation needs to make up for these lost wages. An attorney can also pursue the value of future wages if your injury will keep you from earning to the same extent as before your accident.
Property damage: In car accident cases, property damage typically applies to the vehicle. We can pursue the cost to repair or replace your car; however, we can sometimes also include the value of additional personal items in your demands.
Diminished quality of life: If you are unable to take part in an activity or hobby you once loved, that matters. If your hit-and-run accident causes disability or disfigurement, leaving you with physical and psychological scars, that matters. These effects on your daily life need to be part of the conversation when compensation is being pursued.
Pain and suffering: A fair offer should include compensation for any other pain and suffering you and your loved ones have experienced due to the hit-and-run accident.
Pursuing Wrongful Death Damages
If the worst has happened and a hit-and-run accident has taken a loved one from you, you may be able to pursue wrongful death damages. Surviving spouses, children, and parents are often allowed to move forward with a wrongful death case.
Damages in a wrongful death case can be economic, including compensation to make up for the pay or benefits your loved one provided, and noneconomic, including compensation meant to make up for your loss of a valued relationship.
How Our Houston Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer Can Help
Pursuing someone for damages after a hit-and-run can be difficult. A hit-and-run accident attorney can help Houston drivers in a few key ways. Your lawyer will:
Work with the authorities to find the driver: As your representatives, we will do whatever we can to aid the investigation. If we can uncover the evidence we need to locate the responsible party, we will do so.
Assess your legal options: If the authorities cannot locate the driver, we will assist you in finding other means of compensation. You shouldn’t have to suffer the effects of someone’s recklessness whether the responsible party pays your losses, or we find another liable party to pursue, or we use your own policies to recover what you need.
Hold the negligent driver accountable: Whether they drove distracted, were under the influence, or otherwise acted recklessly, your lawyer will show how the other driver was to blame for the accident and hold them accountable.
Gather evidence: Your attorney can gather evidence needed to make your case, like surveillance footage and police reports. They can also speak to eyewitnesses who saw the accident and discuss your prognosis with medical professionals. The evidence we gather will make your case stronger and demonstrate the severity of your losses.
Fight for fair compensation: Your lawyer will look at the unique facts of your case and figure out what kind of compensation would be fair to you and your family after what you have experienced. Then they will fight for that compensation.
Prepare you for testimony: If you need to speak on your own behalf during a trial or at a deposition, your lawyer can prepare you. We will advocate for you and protect your rights in court if your case proceeds to trial.
You do not have to pursue justice on your own. A hit-and-run accident attorney can help you make things right.
A Record of Success at Domingo Garcia
Domingo Garcia has been representing accident victims for decades. His record of securing generous compensation for his clients stretches back to 1995 when he helped a driver win $1,100,000.
Since then, this firm has won more massive verdicts for our clients including:
- $4,000,000 for wrongful death in a drunk driving case
- $8,750,000 for injuries in an 18-wheeler accident
- $3,000,000 for a motorcyclist hit by a commercial vehicle
Let our firm fight for you. We want to secure a life-improving financial award for you, too.
The Statute of Limitations in a Hit-and-Run Case
If you decide to pursue compensation after a hit-and-run accident, you should act quickly. In accordance with Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, residents have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit.
Acting quickly can ensure that you do not miss your chance to pursue compensation. It can also make it easier for your lawyer to collect evidence and start building your case. The sooner you begin the legal process, the sooner you can begin to fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.
Get Your Free Case Consultation
To learn more about your legal options, reach out to Domingo Garcia and get your free case consultation today. We can tell you more about your legal options and what a Houston hit-and-run accident attorney can do to assist you and your family in this difficult time.