Houston Car Accident Attorneys

In 2007 there were over 3,300 traffic fatalities in Texas.  On top of this, thousands of reckless drivers caused accidents resulting in severe injuries and mental trauma.  Though reasons cited for car crashes vary, one thing remains constant:  Driver error is a major cause of traffic accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, call the Houston car accident attorneys at SMSH today.

Driver Negligence

All car “accidents” have something in common: Every crash was caused by someone.  The driver of the car you collided with may very well be this someone.  From hit and run accidents to distracted drivers to those who drive drunk, thousands of drivers make bad choices on the road each day.  Some of the more common causes of car crashes include:

  • driver impairment (driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol)
  • driver distraction (driving while talking on the phone or text messaging)
  • drowsy drivers
  • speeding
  • reckless or aggressive driving
  • Defective parts or design

If you believe that you have been in an accident involving one of the above types of drivers, you need to be given compensation for your pain and mental distress.  Unfortunately, the insurance companies may not make this process easy on you and your family, even when a wreck involves children injured in car accidents.  Your best bet is to hire a Houston auto accident lawyer who has the experience needed to deal with the insurance companies.

Let Us Handle the Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are only looking out for their bottom line.  They do not care about your pain, your suffering.  An insurance adjuster may offer you an amount of money that seems like more than enough to cover your medical bills and repair your vehicle.  However, only an experienced attorney can help you evaluate the amount of money you will need to cover lost wages, physical therapy, surgeries and other medical treatments you will need as you recover from your accident.

If a claims adjuster or other representative of an insurance company is pressuring you to sign any paperwork – Just say no.  Without legal representation in your corner you may be signing away the rights to a fair settlement.  It is crucial that you get experienced legal advice before signing any insurance forms.

With over 40 years of experience in personal injury law, the attorneys at SMSH have the serious experience needed to fully investigate your claim, including assessing evidence, analyzing black box data, gathering documentation, and talking to witnesses. In order to better serve the diverse population of the US we offer services in Spanish (Espanol).

Though driving on any road can be dangerous, the following Texas highways and interstates are known for their frequent car crashes:  I 610 (The Loop, Loop 610), I 10, I 45, Highway 225, Highway 59, Highway 290, Highway 90, Highway 288, Sam Houston Parkway, Hardy Toll Road

The offices of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. are located in Houston.  However, our auto accident lawyers may be able to help clients in the following Texas cities:  Houston, Pasadena, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Galveston, Port Arthur, Baytown, Beaumont, Kirkwood, Humble, Spring, Round Rock, Katy, League City, Freeport, Corpus Christi, Texas City, Lake Jackson, Bay City, Matagorda Bay, Victoria, and many more.