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Houston Car Accident FAQ

When you are involved in a car accident and suffer personal injuries or property damages, it’s understandable that you might want to take legal action against the liable party in your wreck. The legal process may be foreign to you, so becoming knowledgeable on some of the basic aspects regarding car accident lawsuits can be helpful before moving forward.

At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, an experienced Houston car accident lawyer can answer any questions you may have and ease all of your concerns. We’ll investigate your case and ensure you receive the maximum settlement possible by holding all of the liable parties accountable.  

Is there a time limit on filing a car accident lawsuit?

The state of Texas has a statute of limitations of two years for personal injury lawsuits. This means that you’ll have two years from the date of your car accident to hire a lawyer, gather evidence, and file your claim. If you miss this deadline, the courts won’t hear your claim and you won’t receive any compensation for your injuries.

What if I share fault in my car accident?

There’s a modified comparative fault law in Texas that allows all drivers in car accidents to file claims for compensation as long as they were less than 51 percent at fault in the accident. Once your percentage of fault is determined, it’ll be taken out of your ultimate settlement amount.

Can I file a lawsuit against a drunk driver?

Yes. Typically, drunk drivers will face criminal DWI charges for their crimes in Texas, which means they’ll have to go through a criminal trial and may face jail time and other penalties. However, once a criminal trial is complete, you can file civil charges against the drunk driver and seek compensation for any injuries you’ve suffered, as well.

Consult a Houston Car Accident Attorney

No matter which types of damages you’ve experienced after your car wreck, you deserve to be properly compensated. At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we’ll guide you through the legal process so you can feel confident pursuing your claim.

To speak with a Houston car accident lawyer about your claim in greater detail, you can fill out the contact form below or call 214-522-9404 to schedule a free consultation.