Personal InjurySugar Land Lawyers
Put our award-winning Sugar Land injury lawyers on your side!
The odds of you getting into an accident that was not your fault in the traffic in Sugar Land, or on the job are fairly significant these days. Even when you are personally responsible you often are injured by the carelessness of others. If you have been seriously injured in an accident in Sugar Land take the first steps necessary to protect yourself from the “delay, deny and defend” insurance carriers and contact a reputable Sugar Land personal injury attorney.
We have been helping families seek civil justice after an accident that was not their fault for over three decades. At Baumgartner Law Firm, we take great pride in providing the best possible representation to accident victims who have been seriously injured. Put us on your team and focus on your recovery and let us worry about your case.
Highest Rated Injury Law Firm
Our law firm has achieved the highest ratings available in legal ability and ethics and has maintained that preeminent rating for years. We also have been privileged to have received the client service award for the exemplary representation of our personal injury clients. Additionally, we have received numerous awards for our achievements for personal injury victims. Click to view some of our recent multi-million dollar settlements.
Mr. Baumgartner the founder of the law firm has been helping Sugar Land Families for over 30 years with an exemplary track record of success.
How we handle your case
Our personal service at the Baumgartner Law Firm is something we take great pride in achieving. If we agree to accept your case, you will receive outstanding representation from our personal injury attorneys. When you call the firm, you will not be a number to us but a friend.
When you hire us, we will take these steps
Investigate your case – we will obtain the evidence to document and determine the cause of the accident and responsible parties. Evidence can include witness interviews, photographs, receiving the crash report, finding videos, and other vital facts.
Get your medical records – we will assess your medical records and check with your doctors to determine the extent of your injuries and how your injuries impact your day to day life.
Fight for maximum compensation for you – we will contract the insurance company to fight for maximum compensation for your injuries. Our law firm has obtained maximum compensation for over three decades for thousands of Texas families. If we can’t settle your case, we will get pick a jury to determine your damages.
Types of cases we handle:
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Houston Car Accident Claims:From Start To Finish
An Interactive Guide
You hear metal crumpling. Someone just hit your car. Maybe they ran a red light or lost control of their vehicle. Maybe you were rear-ended by a teenage driver on her cellphone.
Either way, you’re angry and frustrated. You have things to do. Places to go. But now, you're standing beside your damaged vehicle waiting for the police to arrive. You start to feel some neck pain.
All that to say: A single, unexpected moment changed everything.
A car accident can strike at any time. Whether you are on your way to work or headed to the store, it doesn’t matter. It’s moments like these that cause the government to require everyone to buy insurance.
A Guide For All Car Accident Victims
In this guide, you will learn:
- How To Handle Yourself When Disaster Strikes
- How To Ensure The At-Fault Insurance Company Covers Any Property Damage And Injury Expenses.
- What Injury Lawyers Do And How They Can Help You.
Get To Safety
Prevent Further Damage & Injury
If you find yourself in the middle of the intersection or on the freeway, you first priority is to move all persons (and vehicles if possible) out of the way of oncoming oncoming traffic.
Survey The Damage
Call The Police + Gather Evidence
After getting to safety, you should immediately dial 911. Make sure to alert the dispatcher if there are any serious injuries.
As you wait for help to arrive, you have 3 goals:
- Identify Extent of Injuries
- Identify Witnesses
- Identify Vehicle Damage
Pro Tip: Use your cell phone to record a statement from the other driver, as well as to store contact information for the other driver and any witnesses.
Should I Take?
Take Photos Of The
Other Driver's License
Damage On Both Vehicles
License Plate Of
Insurance Policy Of Other Driver
Get Medical Help
Your Health Is #1
After emergency help arrives, it is important to seek medical treatment. Even if you don’t feel injured, it is important to get checked out for any internal injuries.
Be sure to go in for any follow-up checkups or procedures.
Pro Tip: If you wait before seeking medical treatment, the at-fault insurance company may argue that your injury wasn’t serious and that you don’t deserve compensation for medical expenses.
- Internal Bleeding
- Broken Ribs
- Punctured Lungs
Whiplash is caused by a sudden forward or backward jerking motion of the head, which can damage the intervertabral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots. Symptoms of whiplash manifest in neck pain, dizziness, sleep disturbances, fatigue, headache, lower back pain and sometimes numbness in the arm or hand.
Internal bleeding is caused by blunt trauma, and varies depending on the forces involved and the individual. It cannot be seen outside of the body, and it may occur within organs, tissues and body cavities including the abdomend, chest, spinal canal and head.
It takes aproximately 4,000 Newtons (measurement of force) to break or crack a rib. The symptoms of a broken rib include pain while breathing, applying pressure to the area, and when you bend or twist your body. Ribs are often broken by the force of the seabelt during deceleration of the vehicle during a crash.
Puncturing a lung can be a serious injury. In a punctured lung, air gathers between the lungs and the chest cavity. The pressure build up makes it impossible for the lung to expand. Symptoms include coughing blood, chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness and headaches.
Hire An Injury Lawyer
Save Time. Get Compensated.
Hiring an injury lawyer after a serious accident is one of the best things you can do. Injury lawyers take care of all communication and negotiation with insurance companies. This frees up your time to focus on recovering.
At our law firm, we offer free initial consultations to all Houston residents. Just fill out our contact form — or give us a call to schedule a convenient time for you. We’ll listen to your story and offer our advice.
Pro Tip: Never accept a settlement without consulting a lawyer, especially if injury is involved. Once you accept a settlement, you can never recover anything further in the future.
Time Is Of The Essence
In most cases, you have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. This is called the Statute of Limitations.
Certain exceptions can extend and/or shorten a limitations period.
If the victim is a minor, the limitations may be extended until they are 18 years old.
If you are in an accident caused by a governmental entity in Texas, the statute of limitations may be much shorter — ranging from a few months to six months.
File Your Claim
Notify Your Insurance Company
It is important to notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible.
Many insurance companies allow you to file your claim online. Otherwise, call the number listed on your insurance card.
Be sure to keep track of all adjuster names and contact information.
Pro Tip: There may be multiple active insurance policies that can cover you. For example, if the other driver didn’t have insurance, your own Uninsured Motorist coverage could kick in. An experienced attorney can help identify these policies & maximize your recovery.
Find Your Insurance Company
Find Your Insurance Company Contact Info
American Family Auto Insurance
Claim Reporting Number: 1-800-692-6326
Online Claim Portal: Go to site
Learn Fault Factors
How Fault Is Determined
Were you speeding? Nearly one-third of all car accidents can be attributed to speeding.
Was anything obstructing your view? Over half of all states have windshield obstructions laws.
What were the weather conditions? Slippery roads can reduce traction and cause you to lose control of the vehicle.
Who had the right of way? The law gives the right of way to no one, but it does state who must yield (give up) the right of way.
What were the Traffic Conditions? Crashes of all types are at their highest Monday through Friday between the hours of 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Were you distracted? (Radio, Phone) Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving.
Were you wearing a seatbelt? Seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes.
Was a citation given out? In most instances, any driver violating traffic law will be held largely responsible for a resulting car accident.
Pro Tip: Do not give any recorded statements until you have the opportunity to consult with legal counsel.
Schedule a Free Strategy Session
Been in an accident? We’re here to help. Fill out the information below to arrange a free consultation
Interactive Car Accidents Form
Our Goal is to Maximize Your Compensation
The Baumgartner Law Firm has operated for decades on one simple principle, we will do what it takes to maximize your compensation.
By putting our client’s interest above all else, and limiting the number of cases we accept, we are able to put the time and resources necessary to maximize the settlements our clients receive.
Our clients also have the benefit of first-class legal representation, because we limit the number of cases we take. Unlike some law firms that are volume practices, you will receive the stellar representation so you can focus on recovery and not worry about your case.
If you have questions about a personal injury matter, feel free to take advantage of our Free NO-OBLIGATION consultations! Or click here to fill out an on-line case consultation request.