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An auto accident can change a person’s life forever. While some people may walk away from a collision with nothing more than scrapes and bruises, others are faced with catastrophic injuries that can prevent them from returning to work and may involve a lifetime of medical care.

If you were involved in a motor vehicle crash that was not your fault, you need to take action. An East Houston car accident lawyer from the Baumgartner Law Firm can help you navigate the insurance claims process.

 

During this challenging time, you need an experienced auto accident attorney in your corner to provide reliable legal advice and guidance, one with the skills and resources needed to help you receive maximum compensation for your losses.

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Working with an Auto Accident Attorney that Has Your Best Interest at Heart

Baumgartner Lawyers are East Houston car accident lawyers

Many people are hesitant to contact an attorney after an auto accident in East Houston and decide to try handling the claims process on their own, but they quickly find that dealing with insurance companies is a losing battle.
Unfortunately, when you put off seeking legal counsel, this only means you’ll have to wait much longer for the compensation you need now. So, why are people so reluctant to contact an attorney from the get-go? In most cases, people are worried they’ll have to pay steep upfront legal costs, which is something they simply can’t manage if they’re out of work and struggling to make ends meet.

At the Baumgartner Law Firm, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t get paid unless you win. We also offer free, no-obligation consultations. You can meet one-on-one with a personal injury attorney at a consultation to discuss your accident, learn about your legal options, and have all of your questions answered. You have nothing to lose.

Even if you decide not to work with us, you will still leave our law firm knowing exactly what your options are and how to proceed. However, working with an experienced accident attorney comes with many benefits, all of which are focused on helping you recover the compensation you’re owed.

The Benefits of Working with a Leading East Houston Personal Injury Attorney from the Baumgartner Law Firm

Despite auto accidents happening every day, all over the country, a person never expects it to happen to them. When it does, it can impact every aspect of the injured party’s life, preventing them from working and leaving them struggling physically, emotionally, and financially.
When you work with a personal injury attorney, you’ll see the light at the end of the tunnel.

At Baumgartner Law Firm, our attorneys will:

Handle all Required Paperwork

Our attorneys will handle all of the necessary paperwork, ensuring it’s filled out correctly and filed on time.

Investigate Your Accident

This will include gathering evidence from the accident scene, photos of your injuries, obtaining your medical records, paystubs, witness statements, the accident report, and other valuable evidence that can prove the other driver was negligent.

Hire Experts

We will work with experts to accurately value your claim and prove liability. Our firm commonly hires accident reconstructionists, life care planners, private investigators, medical professionals, economists, and other professionals that can provide expert testimony and valuable information.

Handle the Insurance Company

Our personal injury lawyers will also handle all interactions with the insurance company. This means, no more harassing phone calls pressuring you to accept their lowball settlement offer. We will also negotiate with the insurance company, to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Be there to Guide You

We will provide reliable, experienced legal advice and guidance throughout the entire claims process, work tirelessly to build a strong case that proves liability, and protect your rights and your claim.

As you can see, our accident attorneys are experienced, skilled, and dedicated to helping every client receive the compensation they deserve and we accomplish that by using our skills, experience, and resources to get to the truth.

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Economic Damages and Non-Economic Damages

The economic and non-economic damages an accident victim can pursue will depend on the circumstances of their accident.

In many cases, an injured party can pursue compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium

And other accident-related damages

Many factors can impact the settlement amount, such as:

  • The type and severity of your injuries
  • Your career
  • Your age
  • Whether you’ll be able to return to your job or forced to change careers
  • If you unable to work at all due to life-changing injuries
  • Whether you sustained permanent damage and your condition requires ongoing medical treatment for the foreseeable future
  • The extent of vehicle damage

And many other variables.

An attorney will explore every avenue of compensation to ensure you receive the settlement you need to ease your financial burdens and allow you to focus on your recovery.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

If you lost a loved one in an auto accident that was caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation that can cover burial and funeral costs, loss of household income, medical bills, and more. In Texas, the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased party may be eligible to pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit, if their loved one was tragically killed in an auto accident that was not their fault. To learn more, contact our law firm today to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney.

Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys to learn more.

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” My family was unfortunate to need the services of the Baumgartner Law Firm, but very grateful they were available to us. We knew we were in good hands from our very first conversation. They handled all issues no matter how minor they were. Everyone made us feel like we were their most important client. I would highly recommend the Baumgartner Law Firm if you want someone who will get the job done with integrity and loyalty. ” Read dozens more client stories in our Google Reviews.

You May Face A Lot of Pressure from Insurance Companies to Settle for Less than You Deserve

 

You may have already spoken to an insurance company and quickly realized that you were facing a challenge. An insurance company is a business and it’s goal is to pay accident victims as little as possible.

Shortly after the accident, someone from the other driver’s insurance company will contact you and ask if they can take your recorded statement. While the insurance adjuster may seem sympathetic and helpful, they will do whatever it takes to get you to admit fault or say something that can harm your claim. During the conversation, they may even offer a settlement. Unfortunately, these settlement offers are made even before the insurance company knows the extent of your injuries and other damages. These fast settlements are never enough to cover the cost of an accident victim’s losses. Instead, these offers are made to get an accident victim to go away. If you do not accept their offer, a claims adjuster may become aggressive. They may even call you several times a day, pressuring you to accept their offer.

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I have hired Baumgartner Law Firm on two separate occasions when I’ve needed a personal injury lawyer after some serious accidents.  Both times Greg and his staff have given my family top-notch effort, and have treated us like we are of the utmost importance to him, and the end results have been that we have received satisfactory resolutions to both instances that were more than fair. If you want a lawyer that will go to bat for you, and will think outside the box to try every available avenue for justice AND is a genuinely nice guy to work with, look no further.  I, and my family, are super grateful for the work he’s done and will recommend him every single time. Read dozens more client stories in our Google Reviews.

Download Your Free Houston Car Accident Checklist

We created this handy checklist to help accident victims when they need it most.

Print and keep a copy in your wallet or glovebox so you’ll know exactly what to do in the critical moments immediately following a car wreck.

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Texas Car Accidents Facts: Did You Know?

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 1 person was killed every 2 hours 15 minutes and 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 34 seconds on Texas roadways in 2020. Here are a few other car accidents facts you need to know:

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At the Baumgartner Law Firm, we offer free consultations. This allows you to meet one-on-one with an experienced personal injury lawyer and discuss your accident. At a consultation, you will have all of your questions answered, and receive reliable legal advice concerning how to proceed with your claim. We know how difficult and overwhelming life can be following a serious car accident, which is why it’s so important to take legal action as soon as possible. When you work with an attorney from the Baumgartner Law Firm, you can feel confident that your concerns will be addressed, and that your case is in the very best hands. Contact us today to get started.

 

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Baumgartner Law Firm

 

6711 Cypress Creek Pkwy

 

Houston, TX 77069

 

(281)587-1111.

 

info@baumgartnerlawyers.com.

 

After an auto wreck, you need someone on your side to handle your claim, ensure the proper paperwork is filed, and vital evidence is gathered and analyzed. When you work with a Southeast Houston auto accident attorney, you’re leveling the playing field. Here are some of the benefits of hiring an experienced Southeast Houston auto accident attorney:

  • When you hire a lawyer for your car accident, you’re more likely to win and walk away with more money.
  • With a car accident lawyer by your side, you’ll have someone to protect your rights and your claim when the negligent driver starts to blame you.
  • A Southeast Houston auto accident attorney with experience knows how to conduct an in-depth investigation and will gather and analyze evidence to build the strongest case possible.
  • You’ll have protection against the insurance company’s pressure to settle for less than you deserve. If an insurance company continues to pressure you, refer them to your lawyer.
  • You can simply focus on your recovery and ensure you’ll have the resources to do it.
  • You won’t have to deal directly with the insurance claims adjuster, your lawyer will handle all interactions, including phone calls, mail communication, and settlement negotiations.
  • Car accident lawyers have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies. A car accident lawyer at our firm is familiar with the strategy secrets and tactics insurance companies will attempt to use to limit payout or deny a claim. A lawyer at our firm will not allow an insurance company to take advantage of you or intimidate you. A lawyer will know what your claim is worth and will not settle for less.
  • Because a Southeast Houston car accident attorney will handle all communications with the insurance company, you won’t have to worry that you’ll do or say something that could harm your claim. A lawyer will guide you through this process and advise you on what to do and what not to do. For example, a lawyer will explain the importance of not posting anything about the injury or car accident on social media and explain the real possibility that the insurance company has hired someone to access your social media accounts, even if you have set your accounts to private. A lawyer will discourage you from posting anything that could harm your claim, such as photos of lifting a child or participating in physically demanding activities. An insurance company can use these posts and photos to prove you are not as injured from the car accident as you say you are.

A Southeast Houston lawyer will stand by your side throughout this complex legal process, guiding you every step of the way. The personal injury lawyers at our firm have built a reputation for fighting for our clients and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve. Baumgartner Law Firm has recovered scores of 6- and 7-figure results, and all Texas car accident claims are handled on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if you win!

  • Texas law requires the officer to file a police report if someone is hurt or killed in a car wreck, or if there is more than $1,000 in property damage.
  • Often you are in an accident and call the police, but after an hour they still haven’t arrived. This forces you to exchange information with the other driver and leave the accident scene. Officers not showing up timely to a crash site is a problem in Houston and across Harris County.

However, if an officer does not show up at the scene, a report will not be filed. In Texas, you may file a Driver’s Crash Report (CR-2) online on the TxDOT website.

Don’t expect insurance companies to be fair on personal injury claims. The insurance adjuster’s job is to make sure the company pays out as little as it can get away with. If your car has been damaged or if you’ve been hurt in an accident, you need to file an insurance claim. For property damage claims, contact the insurance company for the driver who received a ticket for causing the crash.  The other driver’s insurer will need to speak with their insured to determine if they will pay your claims. Also, the adjuster may need to wait for the crash report to be completed and may seek to interview witnesses before deciding to pay. Expect it to take several days to process a claim. Another option is to make a claim with your own insurance company for the property damage. Using your own insurance is much quicker and less stressful. If you do claim under your policy, your insurer will seek its money back from the negligent party’s insurance company. In that case, you should receive your deductible back when they collect the money. If you were injured in the crash, it’s important that you have a local attorney to represent your best interests.
Without a reputable car accident lawyer fighting for you, you’re at the mercy of the insurance company. It is in your best interests to hire a leading personal injury lawyer in Houston to represent you.
Before making an insurance claim, we suggest tending to your injuries first. You should always seek the medical help you need. We also believe you should not give a statement to the insurance adjuster.
Legal damages in Texas for personal injury from a motor vehicle accident include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages or income, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, and costs associated with the death of a loved one. See this video for more:
Pain and suffering are only one component of the legal damages in a personal injury case. We help car accident victims and their loved ones hold the responsible party accountable for all of their injuries and expenses. This can include financial compensation for pain and suffering, personal injury claims, emotional distress, non-economic damages, funeral expenses, loss of future income, and more. Mental suffering may include depression, loss of enjoyment of life, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Eligible medical expenses could include:

  • physical therapy
  • medical treatment and care for the injured person
  • medical equipment
  • bodily injury
  • recovery process
  • medical specialist appointments and services
  • on-going medical care and outpatient care
  • ongoing expenses
  • chiropractic treatment

Texas courts don’t use the multiplier method to calculate pain and suffering. However, insurance companies may use a variation of the method. The multiplier method first takes your medical bills, then multiplies the number by the factor and adds in proven lost wages. You may also be eligible for out-of-pocket costs and property damage – even if the insurance company tries to deny these claims or offer a lower amount than you deserve.

Important claim valuation considerations include:

  • How bad is the property damage? Was it a severe impact or a fender bender?
  • What are the treating physicians saying about your diagnosis and prognosis?
  • Was there any delay in receiving medical attention?
  • What are the objective findings in medical testing?
  • What were the circumstances surrounding the accident? Was drunk driving a factor?
  • Was a commercial vehicle involved?
  • Is long-term medical care necessary?
  • What is the insurance coverage for the at-fault driver?
  • Did you give a recorded statement?
  • What are the opinions in the accident report?

One of the variables for the insurance company to consider is who your lawyer is. Proof of each damage claim must be presented, and the kind of proof you have will impact a case. Objective findings in medical tests help as does the testimony of treating physicians. Hiring an experienced Houston auto injury lawyer is an important step in making sure you have the best proof possible and getting the best settlement.

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When you work with us, it costs nothing upfront. Baumgartner Law Firm agrees to take serious injury claims on a contingency fee basis. That means that our pay is contingent upon you receiving money. We receive our fee out of the settlement paid by the insurance companies. There is no out-of-pocket expense for you to hire Baumgartner Law Firm as your attorney. We advance litigation costs to develop your personal injury lawsuit.

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  • Rear-end Crash Accidents
  • Head-on Car Accidents
  • Ride Share & Taxi Crashes
  • Car Accidents Involving a Bus
  • Car Accidents Involving a Motorcycle
  • Car Accidents Involving a Semi Truck
  • Car Accidents Involving a Drunk Driver
  • Accident scene
  • vehicle damage
  • crash scene

In Texas, you can file a Driver’s Crash Report (CR-2) request online on the TxDOT website. If the other person is at fault, we recommend that you wait for the officer to arrive at the scene. Having the officer prepare the report is better than you filing a report online at a later time. A copy of the report can also be obtained through the Houston Police Department, and you can also check for incident updates here. While your online report will not be helpful to your injury claim, the police-prepared report may help.

You can help us help you by providing the date of your car accident, the general location of the crash, the police case number, any photographs of the scene and injuries, and other key information at your consultation. See this comprehensive list of information you should provide your car accident attorney for more.
Do you know what steps to take immediately following a car accident? It’s not uncommon for the aftermath of a car wreck to be a chaotic, confusing scene. Always remember that tending to your injuries and getting medical help is the #1 priority. Print and keep a copy of this Houston Car Accident Checklist in your wallet or glove box so you’ll know exactly what to do in the critical moments immediately following a car wreck. Check out this list of Dos and Don’ts, as well. And of course, give us a call if you have any questions.