Any collision on a Texas highway can cause severe or fatal injuries. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident, your entire family might be suffering emotionally, financially, and physically. You might not know what to expect in the future.
Our firm can help you navigate this situation. Our lawyers will fight for damages so you can afford your healthcare and even find some closure. While you recover, your lawyer will work for you with no upfront fees. During your free consultation, we’ll tell you all about working with our Texas highway accident lawyers.
Three Texas Highways Have Spots in the List of Top 10 Deadliest U.S. Highways
Texas has its share of treacherous roads and highways.
Several sources, including Popular Mechanics, found that Interstate 45 is the most dangerous highway in the United States. I-45, which stretches approximately 300 miles, had 56.5 fatal accidents per 100 miles of roadway. Officials blame many of the accidents on driver negligence, citing distracted driving, driving under the influence, and speeding as some of the top causes, according to Chron.
I-20, which runs from West Texas to South Carolina, claimed the #2 spot on The Zebra’s list of most dangerous highways. I-35, which runs from Laredo to Minnesota, and I-40, part of which runs through north Texas, made the list as well.
These highways run through the following major cities in our state:
- San Antonio
- Fort Worth
Dallas and Houston made The Zebra’s list of U.S. counties with the most vehicle-related fatalities.
With populations in all these cities around or above 1 million people, congested highways and negligent drivers make these roadways dangerous for all road users. Hundreds of drivers and road users die on these roads each year.
What Damages Can Your Team Recover in My Texas Highway Accident Case?
Accidents are very common on Texas highways, especially those involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
As these accidents often occur at high speeds, they can be catastrophic. This is especially true when accidents involve motorcycles or commercial vehicles. However, life-threatening or life-ending injuries can occur in any type of accident. These injuries can affect the victim’s entire family.
You can recover any physical, financial, and other losses you and your family experience as a result of your accident. A lawyer from our firm can help you identify all of your damages, including emotional damages that can be difficult to identify. There are a few types of recoverable damages you may qualify for.
General damages are those that don’t have a specific dollar amount. These damages might include:
- Physical pain and suffering due to your injuries
- Disability due to trauma or paralysis
- Disfigurement due to scarring, such as scars following injury and surgery
- Emotional trauma due to your injuries
- Mental suffering due to the tragedy
Special damages are those that often come with a receipt or bill, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity if a disability keeps you from working the same hours or the same job as you did before your accident
- Loss of benefits
- Repair or replacement of a totaled vehicle
You may have other damages than those we have listed. Our team will investigate your accident to identify all potentially recoverable damages in your case.
Wrongful Death Damages
Your loved one may have lost their life in the accident. If so, we are very sorry this has happened to your family. No one should have to go through such a loss.
We know that no amount of money can ever make up for your family’s loss, but it can allow you to grieve without worrying about unexpected expenses. We can file a wrongful death claim to recover damages on your behalf. Recoverable wrongful death damages could include:
- Any pain your loved one went through before passing
- Any healthcare your loved one required
- Loss of income and benefits for the family
- Property losses
- Funeral and cremation/burial costs
- Emotional trauma
- Your family’s loss of love and support
- Difficulty enjoying life
- Mental anguish
Once your lawyer has determined a fair value for your case, they will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
What Is the Value of My Texas Highway Accident Case?
Once you and your interstate accident lawyer have identified all of your damages, your lawyer will attribute financial values to your physical, emotional, and mental damages, like your physical pain.
Then, your lawyer will add the value of your non-economic damages to your financial damages. This will give you and your lawyer the full value of your case.
Proving the Other Party’s Negligence in a Texas Highway Accident Case
Texas is an at-fault state. This means the at-fault driver is responsible for your damages. Your lawyer will need to establish the driver’s negligence caused your accident. To do so, we must prove
- The other driver owed you a duty to drive carefully.
- The driver breached this duty, such as by merging improperly, tailgating, or failing to brake for stopped or slowed traffic.
- The recklessness caused the accident.
- The accident resulted in your injuries.
To establish negligence, we need evidence. We may be able to use footage of the accident from a camera on the highway or information from a vehicle’s event data recorder. Your lawyer may also be able to get invaluable corroborating evidence for your case, like court testimony from a car accident reconstructionist.
What If Multiple Parties Share Fault in My Case?
In some cases, multiple parties may share liability for your accident. For example, if you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a fatigued truck driver, the driver and their employer may both be liable for your injuries. If improper road maintenance contributed to the accident, the city might also be liable.
In any case, your lawyer will hold the liable parties responsible and deal with their insurers. The lawyers from our firm aren’t afraid to take on large companies or even city governments.
How Will My Texas Highway Accident Lawyer Recover My Damages?
Once your lawyer has sent the other party’s insurance company your damages demand, they will negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf. In many cases, the insurer will attempt to diminish the value of your case by deploying various tactics. Our team is prepared for these tactics, and we know how to fight back.
We will also ensure the insurer includes all your damages in their offer. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, your lawyer can threaten to sue their client, which may convince them to settle fairly. Your lawyer may even be able to threaten the insurer with a lawsuit if they employ any bad faith tactics.
If Negotiations don’t Work Out
Sometimes, negotiations don’t lead to a resolution. If this happens in your case, your lawyer can take your case to court. Our team will present your case to a jury and fight for an award that covers all your damages.
We can even hire experts, like an accident reconstructionist and a medical professional, to provide corroborating testimony in the courtroom.
How Long do You Have to Sue After a Car Accident in Texas?
Since your accident, you’ve likely been focused on health and family matters. You should stay focused on these important matters, but you should also contact an interstate accident lawyer from our firm as soon as you can.
By contacting your lawyer soon, you’ll give your lawyer more time to prepare an accident lawsuit before the filing deadline. In Texas, this deadline is two years from the date of the accident, according to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Section 16.003. The same statute and deadline apply to wrongful death cases, as well.
If you don’t give your lawyer enough time to prepare your lawsuit, you may lose your chance to sue and recover compensation.
Can Your Texas Highway Accident Lawyers Handle My Case?
At our firm, our lawyers work on cases like yours every day. Many of our cases involve major accidents, major injuries, and even negligence at the municipal level. In fact, our firm has over 35 years of experience with cases like yours, so our lawyers know precisely how to handle your case for you.
Also, our team has been very successful with our cases, settling many of them for many millions of dollars. For instance, our team settled an 18-wheeler truck accident case for 8.75 million dollars. Due to our recent successes, our lead attorney, Domingo Garcia, was awarded a spot in the Texas Top 50 Settlement for 2019.
We’ve also been very successful in helping our clients in other ways. For example, we’re able to help our clients find affordable healthcare even if they lack coverage. Your attorney can do this for you and possibly even get your doctor to agree to delay your medical bills until you can afford them with your case payout. We can tell you more in a consultation.
What Our Clients Would Tell You
Our clients have said some great things about our team. Their testimonials should tell you we can manage your case for you. Two of our clients had the following to say:
- “I want to say thank you to attorney Miguel Cazarez and everyone at Domingo Garcia for winning my case. My attorney was very experienced and professional. I recommend this law firm; everyone is very intelligent in how they handle themselves and helped us get the best results for our situation.” – Victor Escobar
- “I want to thank the good attention and efficiency in their work. They really seek to get the best compensation, and I recommend the services of attorney Domingo Garcia. My case was resolved soon and with a just resolution. I do not regret hiring Domingo Garcia for my car accident case.” – Jose Parra
What If My Case Involves Catastrophic Injuries or Loss of Life?
As a catastrophic injury and wrongful death firm, we can handle any case involving any kind of injury or any loss of life. We have handled cases involving all the following types of injuries:
- Paralyzing spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Trauma to limbs
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Facial injuries
- Disfigurement due to scarring
Regardless of the injuries you suffered, our firm can provide you with a catastrophic injuries attorney or a wrongful death attorney in your area who will pursue your damages for you.
Our Team Handles Cases on a Contingency-Fee Basis
We offer all initial consultations at no charge. If you hire our team, our attorneys will handle your case with no upfront costs. You only pay us for our time if we recover compensation for you.
You face no financial risk when you work with our team. You also don’t need to worry about what is happening with your case. We handle every aspect of your case and keep you updated as your case progresses.
Contact Domingo Garcia to See How a Texas Interstate Lawyer Can Help You
If you or a loved one suffered a wreck on a Texas interstate or on another Texas highway, our firm can help by taking over your case from you and recovering damages for you. We’ll sue for your damages, if necessary, or if it would help you hold the other party to account and find a sense of closure.
During a free consultation, we’ll be able to tell you more. We’ll review your case with you, advise you about it, and tell you more about working with one of our highway accident lawyers in your area. Once you sign on with us, our team will get right to work with no upfront costs. Call us today for a free consultation. We are prepared to answer any questions you may have.