Car accidents happen everyday
Houston is one of the busiest in terms of daily traffic accidents each day. According to the Houston Chronicle, Houston ranks 8th in U.S. cities for most accidents. The reason for this is many but one of the main reasons is that the greater metropolitan Houston area is sprawling with limited public transportation. More recently, the large amount of road construction and freeway projects disrupts traffic flows and increases accidents. In 2022, TxDOT shows that Houston had over 67,386 crashes! That is over 184 crashes each and every day. Of those, 308 were fatal crashes and 1,563 resulted in serious injuries.
Should you go see a doctor after a car accident
Absolutely. Even if you do not feel any pain at the moment, you could have underlying injuries that you are not aware. After an accident, your adrenaline is kicking in and you may not feel all the pain. If it is just minor, you should probably just go to an urgent care or go see your own doctor. In the event of serious injuries, you should go to the emergency room. Attorney Javier Marcos suggests getting medically evaluated after every accident to document your injuries. You can be sure that the insurance company will note that you did not go see a doctor and reflect that in any compensation they offer.
Medical bills are one of the biggest costs associated with car accidents. Do not be left having to pay for these bills. Get your injuries documented and treated. Attorney Javier Marcos can use this information to strengthen your case for fair compensation.
Should I hire an attorney for my car accident
Seeking legal advice is always a good idea. Attorney Javier Marcos like most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis which means they only get paid a percentage of the compensation they win for you. You will not pay them out of pocket to represent you. If you have been seriously injured, come talk to Attorney Javier Marcos. The consultation is absolutely free of charge.
Did freeway or roadway construction contribute to the accident?
Rule of sovereign immunity
As a governmental entity, the city of Houston may be protected by sovereign immunity, which generally shields government entities from certain types of lawsuits. However, there are often exceptions to sovereign immunity, such as when the government entity consents to be sued or when certain conditions are met.
In Texas, there are exceptions to sovereign immunity outlined in the Texas Tort Claims Act. This Act allows lawsuits against governmental entities in certain situations, including claims arising from the use of motor vehicles and claims for personal injury or property damage caused by the wrongful act or omission of a government employee acting within the scope of their employment.
If you believe that the city of Houston or its contractors were negligent in the construction or maintenance of roadways, leading to personal injury or property damage, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. However, proving negligence typically requires demonstrating that the city or its agents breached a duty of care owed to you and that this breach directly caused your damages.
Seem complicated? Talk to Attorney Javier Marcos
Many car accidents are pretty straight-forward in terms of fault and injuries. When serious car accidents happen under certain circumstances, you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer like Javier Marcos to look at the case and give you the best advice to your course of action. Just remember that the consultation is free and you are under no obligation to retain his law firm. But knowing your options under the law is better than just accepting what an insurance company offers.