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Motor vehicle accidents can happen in an instant and can change your life forever. Even the safest driver is at risk of being involved in a serious auto accident when they’re forced to share the road with a negligent motorist. If you or a loved one were injured in a traffic accident that was not your fault, you must obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Contacting a car accident lawyer in Northside Houston is the best way to ensure you hold the responsible party accountable for all accident-related damages.

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How a Houston Car Accident Lawyer Can Protect Your Auto Accident Claim

Filing an auto insurance claim at this time may not be a priority, as you struggle to recover from your injuries and manage the mounting pile of medical bills, but doing so will bring you closer to receiving the compensation you need to cover the cost of ongoing medical expenses, vehicle repairs, in-home care, and can even compensate you for the time you have missed at work due to your injuries.

When you hire an auto accident lawyer, you won’t have to worry about filing paperwork or gathering evidence. Instead, you can focus on getting well, while your attorney takes over your case and handles the paperwork, evidence gathering, and the insurance company.

Avoid Speaking with the Insurance Company

The claims process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if you were seriously injured. During this stressful time, the other motorist’s insurance company will contact you to request a statement. An insurance adjuster will ask question after question, hoping to overwhelm and confuse you. Unfortunately, if you admit to partial fault or state that your injuries are not as severe as you initially claimed, the insurance adjuster will use this statement as a way to minimize payout or deny your claim.
In other cases, if an insurance company believes their policyholder was negligent, they may be quick to offer a settlement. They will make these settlement offers without even knowing the extent of your injuries and other damages.

Should I Accept an Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer?

If you’re out of work due to the injuries you sustained in the motor vehicle crash you may be tempted to accept an insurance company’s settlement offer. However, these lowball settlement offers are not nearly enough to cover the cost of your medical treatment, vehicle repairs or replacement, and other losses. These offers are made by insurance adjusters who know you’re struggling and out of work. With no money coming in, many accident victims make the mistake of accepting these offers.

Unfortunately, if you accept a settlement from an insurance company, you will no longer be eligible to pursue compensation in the future, even if your medical condition worsens.
To avoid this mistake, contact a personal injury attorney before speaking with the insurance company.

Contact us today if you’ve been injured in a car accident in the Northside, Houston area.
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Northside Houston Car Accident Injury Lawyers Can Help You Pursue Maximum Compensation

The Baumgartner Law Firm are Northside Houston car accident lawyers.

Once you hire an attorney, they will handle all interactions with the insurance company and conduct an in-depth investigation immediately.

An investigation can involve working with experts, such as accident reconstructionists and private investigators, visiting the accident scene to take photos of skid marks and anything that may have contributed to the accident, and gathering other valuable evidence that will back up your claim for compensation and prove the other driver was negligent.

Other evidence can include:

  • Photos of your injuries
  • Copies of police reports
  • Video surveillance footage (if available)
  • Medical bills
  • Medical records including your treatment plan
  • Witness statements
  • Statements from your employer regarding wage loss
  • Paystubs
  • Statements from your treating physicians regarding your prognosis

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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.

Fighting for the Accident Settlement You Deserve

When you have a Northside Houston attorney like the Baumgartner Law Firm in your corner, you won’t have to worry about dealing with harassing phone calls from the insurance company. We will handle all interactions with the claims adjuster, including settlement negotiations.

Insurance adjusters are trained negotiators whose primary focus is to tear apart an accident victim’s story to pay them a low settlement or deny their claim. Our car accident attorneys are also skilled negotiators and we’re familiar with the tactics insurance companies will use to avoid paying accident victims the compensation they’re owed. During settlement negotiations, we will not back down until the insurance company agrees to award you the settlement you deserve.

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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.

Why Auto Accident Victims Choose Us

Houston-based The top-rated car accident attorneys at Baumgartner Law Firm handle cases in the greater Houston, TX area.
Qualifications You get a preeminent-rated attorney from a car accident law firm voted one of the best in Houston.
Reputation Our car accident attorneys charge no upfront costs and have a reputation for winning ​​fair compensation that spans three decades.
Experience We have helped thousands of people maximize compensation after a car accident and know the common defense tactics negligent parties use inside and out.
Professionalism You come first! We handle your case so you can focus on recovery.
Price We don’t get paid unless you win. Your initial consultation is free and we cover all costs in developing your case, only recovering expenses when you receive your settlement.

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What is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

To determine the value of your claim, we will gather your medical records and bills, statements from your employer, speak with experts such as life care planners and medical professionals, obtain vehicle repair estimates, and gather other evidence that will help us accurately value your claim. If you were severely injured, we will need to calculate the cost of future medical needs.

If you are unable to return to work at all or you are forced to take a lower-paying job because you are not able to perform at the same level you did before the accident, you may also be eligible to pursue compensation for loss of earning capacity.

Damages you may be eligible to pursue include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • And other damages.

We know that receiving a fair settlement can give you the financial security you need during this uncertain time, which is why it’s pivotal that you contact us as soon as possible after a traffic accident. When you work with our personal injury law firm, you will have peace of mind knowing that your legal claim is in the hands of experienced personal injury lawyers that have the skills and resources needed to build a case that will hold the liable parties responsible and prove your right to compensation.

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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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What is Modified Comparative Negligence?

Texas is a modified comparative negligence state. This means if your case goes to trial and you are found to be more than 50% at fault for the accident you will not receive compensation for damages. Based on the percentage of fault assigned to you, if you win in court your award will be reduced. For example, if you’re found 10% at fault for the accident and the jury awards you $50,000 in damages, you will receive $45,000.

An insurance adjuster will also assign a percentage of fault to each driver and will base your settlement amount on that percentage.

Contact a top rated car accident lawyer from the Baumgartner Law Firm today.

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“My car was hit by a drunk driver, nearly killing me. The driver then tried to leave the scene after leaving me in a coma. Greg Baumgartner was a big part of my recovery. He and his team made sure that I was taken care of and there was no way for the drunk driver to run from what he had done. He helped me heal by letting me concentrate on my recovery, finding me great doctors and handled all of the headache of the settlement. He got me more than I imagined possible to combat the medical bills piling up and the settlement has helped me these past years. My settlement will continue to help me for years to come. Even though the case has been settled he has kept in contact showing that he is truly concerned about his clients. He is a great lawyer and remains a great friend to this day. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of help.” Read dozens more client stories in our Google Reviews.

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Common Auto Accident Injuries

At Baumgartner Law Firm, we’ve come across a wide range of auto accident-related injuries.
Some of the most common include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Road rash
  • Nerve damage
  • Burns
  • Neck injuries
  • Loss of limb
  • Whiplash
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

The injuries sustained in an auto accident can range from mild to catastrophic. Some accident victims may walk away from a collision with nothing more than scrapes and bruises, while others aren’t so lucky.
Catastrophic injuries can alter a person’s life forever, requiring ongoing painful medical treatment for several months or years. These injuries can be very debilitating, preventing the accident victim from returning to work, impacting their quality of life, and preventing them from participating in the activities they once loved.

If you suffered catastrophic or permanent injuries in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, you must pursue compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages from work, vehicle damage, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more.
You don’t have to go through this complex legal process alone. Now is the time to take action. Let the legal team at Baumgartner Law Firm handle every aspect of your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Contact Baumgartner Law Firm Today to Schedule a Free Legal Consultation

If you were injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, contact the Baumgartner Law Firm today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. When you meet with one of our car accident lawyers, you’ll have the opportunity to ask important questions and have those questions answered. Our attorneys can walk you through the claims process and go over what you can expect in terms of filing the claim, settlement negotiations, and what type of compensation you can expect. Our firm has a reputation for effectively negotiating maximum compensation on behalf of our clients. We know how devastating a serious auto accident can be, especially if you suffered catastrophic injuries.

Our legal team will go above and beyond to build the strongest case possible, to ensure you receive the settlement you deserve to continue to receive the medical treatment you need and to provide for your family. You should not have to struggle financially due to an accident that was not your fault. Let the auto accident attorneys at Baumgartner Law Firm be your legal advocates. Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation.

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6711 Cypress Creek Pkwy

 

Houston, TX 77069

 

(281)587-1111.

 

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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 Northside Houston auto accident attorney, you’re leveling the playing field. Here are some of the benefits of hiring an experienced Northside 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 Northside 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 Northside 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 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
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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.