Protecting Your Interests After A Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor vehicle accidents can significantly impact passengers and drivers alike, causing physical and emotional injuries that require ongoing care. Auto accident lawyer Shane R. Kadlec has been practicing for more than 20 years and is board-certified in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
With his unique skillset and commitment to excellence, Mr. Kadlec can aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Whenever necessary, he is prepared to advocate for your rights in court, so you receive the reparations you deserve. If you or someone you love was injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact our Houston, Texas, law firm to discuss the details of your case. Motor vehicle accidents can severely impact the quality of life of both the victim and the victim’s family.
Types Of Accidents
There are thousands of motor vehicle accidents that occur in the state of Texas each year. These accidents involve a wide range of vehicles and motorists, including cars, trucks, SUVs, trains, motorcycles, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians. While some are single-car accidents, many involve two or more vehicles, causing significant damage. Some of the most common types of accidents are:
- Head-on collisions
- Side-impacts or t-bones
- Vehicle rollovers
Depending upon the extent of the accident, victims can face serious, long-lasting repercussions.
In 2015, over 17,000 people sustained serious injuries from car accidents in Texas. Injuries can range from minor to severe, depending on the force of impact, the size and weight of the vehicles involved, and whether or not passengers were wearing seat belts. Common injuries include:
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, which may result in paralysis
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
- Loss of limbs
Often, injuries result in permanent damage, requiring ongoing medical care and rehabilitation. Victims may need multiple surgeries, physical or emotional therapy, and in severe circumstances, the assistance of an in-house nurse. These hardships affect not just the victim physically and mentally, but also financially.
Types Of Damages
Following a motor vehicle accident, victims are entitled to damages, which serve as compensation for their suffering. Even in accidents with minor injuries, victims can seek reparations from the driver at fault to cover vehicle repairs and medical bills. Other damages may include:
- Medical expenses for surgical procedures, medications, equipment and therapy
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Repairing or replacing a vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
In cases where serious, life-altering injuries are involved, it is especially important to seek counsel from a board-certified personal injury attorney, who can help you secure maximum compensation.
Why Is It Important To Work With An Attorney?
After a motor vehicle accident, a claims adjuster may contact you with the ultimate goal of minimizing your compensation. In order to ensure you receive the reparations you deserve, Mr. Kadlec can handle all insurance negotiations on your behalf. He can help to collect financial support for both current and future expenses incurred because of an accident. If the other party proposes an insufficient settlement amount, Mr. Kadlec can advocate for you aggressively in court.
Contact Our Office Today
If you or someone you love was injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact our law firm online or call 281-643-2000 to schedule a consultation and have your questions answered. Mr. Kadlec works on contingency basis, meaning, we only collect payment after successfully settling or litigating your case. As such, you can focus on recovery without worrying about legal fees.