The average car accident settlement in Texas is tens of thousands of dollars, but many factors go into determining how much someone recovers following a crash. For instance, the severity of an accident will increase a settlement figure. So, your settlement could be substantial if you suffered a catastrophic injury like a brain injury or if your loved one lost their life in the accident.
During your free consultation, a car accident attorney can evaluate your situation and estimate what your Texas car accident settlement could be worth.
How Much Are Most Car Accident Settlements?
In Texas, car accident cases can settle for tens of thousands of dollars, but some cases net hundreds of thousands for victims. The settlement amount depends on many factors, the foremost being the severity of the accident. Fender benders won’t settle for as much as a wreck involving catastrophic injuries.
For example, if you sustained a traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury, or another major injury, you likely have substantial medical bills and severe physical pain and suffering. Regardless, you can claim all your damages for a potentially significant payout.
Damages You Could Claim
A Texas car accident lawyer from our firm can help you determine your compensable damages. They could include many or all of the following losses:
- Medical expenses (e.g., emergency care, hospital care, clinic care, medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and assistive equipment)
- Accommodative home renovations
- Replacing or repairing your vehicle or other damaged property
- Income losses and work benefits
- Lost income-earning ability
- Physical pain and suffering
- Disfigurement (e.g., from lacerations caused by shattering glass)
- Mental suffering and emotional trauma
- Inability to enjoy daily activities
Wrongful Death Damages You Could Claim
You may have lost a loved one in an auto accident. If so, you have our deepest sympathies. However, once you’re ready, a wrongful death lawyer can help you seek these damages:
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Your family’s mental suffering and emotional trauma
- Lost spousal or parental love
- Any unpaid medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income for your family
How Much Can Someone Sue for a Car Accident in Texas?
You might not want to settle your case following a major accident. Instead, you might want to sue the other party for your damages. A lawsuit could help you recover more for your damages. For example, suing might help you recover punitive damages if a judge decides the at-fault party in your case showed gross negligence.
Your car accident lawyer can help you decide whether a lawsuit is your best course of action.
How do You Know What a Car Accident Case Is Worth?
Once you and your lawyer have determined what your damages are, your lawyer will calculate what your case is worth. To do this, your lawyer will add up your economic damages, then put a monetary value to your noneconomic damages (e.g., your physical pain) using a recognized formula. Finally, your lawyer will draft a demand letter for the total.
How Will My Lawyer Resolve My Car Accident Case?
You trust your car accident attorney to fight for a fair resolution, whether a settlement from the insurance company or a court verdict. You deserve fair compensation and closure in your case, so your lawyer will fight for you.
Whether you file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault parties, your lawyer will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurer. Your attorney will demand all your due damages from the company and push for a reasonable settlement that covers your current and future financial needs.
However, if settlement talks falter, you might need to pursue a lawsuit through the civil court system. Your attorney will file the case before Texas’ two-year deadline hits, take your case to court, and argue your case before a judge and jury. To corroborate your case in the courtroom, your lawyer might even hire experts, like a car accident reconstructionist, for their testimonies.
Entrust Your Case to a Firm that Has Successfully Resolved Many Accident Cases
Finally, you will want a car accident attorney who has experience successfully recovering more than just an average settlement for their clients. For example, our firm has fought for over 35 years for people like you.
With all this experience, we’re confident we can secure a favorable outcome for your claim. Each of our attorneys benefits from our collective knowledge so that you can be confident in our team’s abilities.
Many of our cases involve severe injuries and result in substantial settlements or verdicts. For example, early in our practice, lead attorney Domingo Garcia recovered $1.1 million for a drunk driving accident victim. Since then, he and his team have secured these case results:
- $8,750,000 for a victim of an 18-wheeler truck accident
- $130,000 for a Dallas family following a car accident
Contact Us to Learn More About Car Accident Settlements in Texas
The average car accident settlement in Texas could result in tens of thousands your family desperately needs. However, you could recover much more depending on the extent of your losses and how you calculate them.
You can learn more about how to secure the biggest possible settlement during a free consultation with a Domingo Garcia team member. We’ll evaluate your situation and answer any questions. If you decide to work with us, your car accident lawyer will take your case on contingency, meaning we only get paid if we win your case. So, contact Domingo Garcia today to get started.