Katy Auto Accident Attorney
Traffic collisions are an unfortunate way of life in the U.S., and here in Katy. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are seriously injured each and every year in auto crashes, while around 40,000 lose their lives. If you were injured in any type of auto collision—including a car crash, motorcycle crash, truck crash, or pedestrian or bicycling crash—we can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Here at The West Law Office, our Katy auto accident attorneys fight tirelessly for the rights of our clients, and never back down until we have reached the maximum compensation possible.
Most Collisions Are Caused by Human Error
The vast majority of traffic collisions are caused by bad drivers. While inclement weather and poor road surface or infrastructure can play a role in some crashes, chances are that another driver caused your injuries due to one or more of the following:
- Distracted driving;
- Aggressive driving, including speeding and tailgating;
- Drunk driving; or
- Fatigued driving (falling asleep).
It could also be that the crash or injuries occurred due to a defective car part, such as a defective tire, airbag, or brakes. In virtually all collisions, the at-fault driver denies wrongdoing. So too does their insurance provider, which is why no personal injury case is simple. An attorney must diligently advocate on your behalf for month after month in order for you to be fully compensated for your damages.
Damages in a Katy Personal Injury Claim
There is no quick way to assess what your claim is worth, particularly if you are not yet fully healed from all of your injuries. However, you may be able to expect compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses;
- Projected ongoing and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Lost earning capacity due to disability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Emotional distress;
- Property damage; and
Determining How the Collision Occurred
Just like a crime scene, which your collision may actually be depending on the circumstances, all traffic collisions leave behind a trail of evidence which can be used to determine fault. Law enforcement and investigators use crash scene debris, treadmarks, traffic camera/dash cam and surveillance camera footage, eye witness accounts, and other evidence to reconstruct how the crash occurred. However, the police do not always get everything right. It may be necessary to conduct our own investigation as to how the crash occurred if the official accident report puts partial blame on you, the victim.
Call a Katy Auto Accident Attorney Today
There is no such thing as an “accident” on the roadways. If another driver messes up and puts you in the hospital, that is no accident. It is negligence, and if they had been following the rules of the road, that crash would have been avoided. To seek justice and financial stability as you transition to the healing process following a traumatic collision, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced Katy traffic collision attorney who can win the compensation that you deserve. Call The West Law Firm today at 281-347-3247 for a free consultation today.