A Car Accident Attorney Who Will Fight for the Settlement You Deserve
If you’ve been injured in an accident in Houston, TX, involving one or more passenger vehicles, act quickly to obtain legal representation from Shane Kadlec, an experienced car accident attorney who can seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation and pain and suffering. A car accident could create serious complications in your life, starting with insurance corporations.
More Than 10 Million Motor Vehicle Accidents Per Year
It takes a second for someone to take their eyes off the road to lead to a lifetime of problems for you. Just because someone has a driver's license does not mean they're operating their vehicle with complete care at all times. Accidents do and will happen.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there are approximately 10 million motor vehicle accidents each year. Although the majority of these accidents are minor fender benders, a significant number of car accidents cause serious injuries and even death. In 2009, approximately 3,000 motorists were killed in auto collisions on Texas highways.
The Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec works to quickly resolve your case with the best possible outcome. We believe that getting the settlement you deserve now is worth more than a verdict five years in the future.
Handling Your Insurance Accident Claim
One of the major hardships victims face is paying medical bills for their serious injuries. These can pile up quickly, between the bill for an emergency room visit and recurring treatments. The other cost consideration is how you'll pay to get your car back on the road. If you improperly report your accident and injuries to your insurance provider, you may not receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Attorneys tend to improve your chances of a better settlement. They understand what is needed for a successful insurance claim, especially if you are not at fault.
Common Types of Auto Accidents and Victims
There are different types of car accidents in which various people can be injured, each with its own challenges when it comes to proving liability. The most common types include:
Lone car accidents. Many factors can cause motorists to run off the road, injuring themselves by overturning or striking fixed objects, such as trees. Although the fault most often lies with the driver who was speeding or driving under the influence, factors such as the weather or animals darting onto the road can cause these types of crashes. However, a motorist involved in a single-vehicle crash could still be the victim of a negligent driver who caused him to swerve off the road or faulty road design or construction.
Auto collisions. This type of crash occurs when two or more cars strike each other. To claim compensation, injured parties must prove that someone else bears the majority of the blame for the accident. This can be a complex matter to sort out in chain reaction accidents.
Injured passengers. An injured passenger is entitled to compensation, even when riding in the car with a negligent driver. However, in some cases, the injured passenger may be found to have assumed risk or contributed to the accident, which negatively affects the amount the injured passenger can recover. For example, if a passenger knowingly accepts a ride from an intoxicated driver, there is a known risk that passenger is accepting. Similarly, if the passenger engages in distractive behavior with the driver, the passenger is also negligent.
Pedestrian accidents. A pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle is entitled to recover for injuries, provided the driver, not the pedestrian, was negligent. A pedestrian who jaywalks at a major intersection could be held liable for the harm.
Hit and run accidents. It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident, especially when it’s likely that a person has been injured. If you’re the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you must report the incident immediately to the authorities, along with any identifying information you have for the car. If authorities are successful in apprehending the hit-and-run driver, you should be in an advantageous position for proving liability.
Schedule a Consultation Today
The many difficulties in proving liability make it very important that you choose a qualified attorney to manage your claim. The Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec works to quickly resolve your case with the best possible outcome. We believe that getting the settlement you deserve now is worth more than a verdict five years in the future.
Shane Kadlec has demonstrated the ability to investigate complex accidents and make a compelling case for relief. Contact his office and see what a Texas board-certified attorney can do for your accident claim. Please message us to set up a free consultation or give us a call at (281)643-2000.
"Shane showed genuine concern about my well-being. He not only gave me excellent legal service, he did so with compassion and integrity."--Tracy