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Car accident & personal injury lawyer Ryan DeHoyos explains Texas car accident laws and everything you need to know if you’ve been injured in a car accident in Channelview, TX.

Channelview Texas car accident injury

Even minor car accidents can cause injuries that have a major impact on your life.

Why should you have to suffer even in the short-term, let alone permanently, for someone else’s negligence on the roads?

Nobody can take your injuries, pain, or suffering away but there is help at hand for claiming the damages you deserve.

Personal injury lawyer, Ryan DeHoyos, can provide the support, expertise, and practical advice you need after being injured in a car accident.

Named as one of Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in 2019, Ryan has over a decade of experience in personal injury cases and will protect your interests both in and out of the courtroom.

At DeHoyos Law Firm, PLLC, we are intimately familiar with the local Channelview courts and the procedures and strategies involved in maximizing your claim.

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Why hire Ryan DeHoyos as your personal injury lawyer?

Channelview is a suburb of Houston, located on the Houston Ship Channel, and well-known as a hub of the oil refining business in the area.

As such, it receives heavy traffic – and gets its fair share of accidents.

Most commonly at DeHoyos Law Firm, PLLC, we represent victims of the following types of accidents:

  1. Car accidents

Even minor fender benders can result in whiplash or other injuries. Multi-car collisions are often more serious and far more complex to unravel.

  1. Motorcycle accidents

Motorcyclists have little protection on the roads and usually come off second-best in accidents. Serious injuries require serious legal representation.

  1. 18-wheeler accidents

18-wheeler truck accidents nearly always result in serious injury and/or property damage. They require specialist accident expertise to ensure you get a fair settlement.

  1. Wrongful death

If you have lost a loved one due to a car accident, we can provide the help and support at this challenging time as you plan for the future and claim for losses.

Why hire a car accident injury lawyer?

Ryan DeHoyos is a seasoned personal injury lawyer handling all types of accident and injury cases in Channelview and the Greater Houston area.

If you are the victim of a car accident, he will provide the support you need by:

  • Communicating with the insurance company
  • Negotiating with the insurer for a favorable out-of-court settlement
  • Suing the insurance company if necessary
  • Representing you in court to fight for what you deserve

He is usually able to claim the following types of expenses as part of your claim:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost earnings
  • Property damage
  • “Out of pocket” expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral expenses (for wrongful death claims)

Whatever the circumstances of your car accident claim, the insurance company of the at-fault party is not going to let you decide how much compensation is fair. Insurance loss adjusters will try every trick in the book to minimize their losses and pay you less.

His years of experience in personal injury cases provides Ryan DeHoyos with good insight into how much your claim is worth. This, together with his familiarity with the Channelview court system, means you can focus on recovery from your injuries while he looks after the legal issues.

Been injured in a car accident in Channelview, TX?

If you have been injured due to another’s negligence, call us at (832) 745-4878 or schedule a free and confidential consultation about your case today.

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Why hire Ryan DeHoyos as your car accident lawyer?

Ryan DeHoyosRyan A. DeHoyos has been an established face in the courtrooms of Houston for over a decade. In recent years, he has represented local families affected by personal accident injuries in the city and the surrounding areas.

Ryan went to South Texas School of Law and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2009. Upon graduation, Ryan worked for a local law firm and several large businesses to hone his litigation and trial skills, and today he uses this experience and his holistic understanding of legal matters to obtain favorable results for his clients

His knowledge and understanding of the local court system, the associated procedures, and the personnel involved can benefit your case.

When you choose Ryan DeHoyos to manage your case, you can expect the following:

  • A compassionate, friendly, and focused approach.
  • An attorney who is truly focused on your best interests
  • A detail-oriented examination of your case
  • Tenacious negotiations with the insurance company of the at-fault party
  • Open and regular communication to keep you informed at every stage of the process
  • No “legalese”, Ryan will explain matters in clear English no matter how complex
  • The expertise of a personal injury lawyer recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers
  • An impressive track record of success in and out of the courtroom

Ryan DeHoyos will fight for your best interests but you still retain control of the ultimate decision: whether to accept a settlement or proceed to a trial. His advice and guidance can prove invaluable when making this decision.

Can you claim for pain and suffering even after a minor car accident?

Auto accident lawyer HoustonThe injuries sustained in minor car accidents sometimes surprise even the medical professionals who treat the victims.

Bruises, strains, sprains, hairline fractures, stiffness, soft tissue injuries… while none of these may sound particularly burdensome, they can result in considerable pain and suffering, time off work, temporary disability, loss of quality of life, and/or psychological trauma.

In these circumstances, it is not the extent of the car accident that matters but the extent (and effect) of your injuries.

If the insurance company won’t recognize the extent of your pain and suffering through the standard claim procedure, we can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.

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What questions should you ask a car accident injury attorney?

The stakes are high with car accidents. You want to hire the right personal injury lawyer and the following questions should help you do that:

  • What similar cases to mine have you represented?
  • Do you have examples of your negotiated settlements with insurance companies?
  • Do you have examples of cases you have won in court?
  • Have you worked in the Channelview courts before?
  • How likely is it that my case will go to court?
  • How much is my case worth, approximately?
  • How will the strategy change if we go to trial?
  • How do you charge for your time?
  • What are my costs if we do not win any compensation?
  • How much time do you have to devote to my case?
  • Will you personally handle my case – or a junior attorney?
  • What will I have to do during the case? How much will it impact my time?
  • How will you communicate with me and provide progress updates?
  • How long will my case take to resolve?

Compensation for car accident injury victims in Channelview, TX

An insurance company looks after its best interests, not yours. Accepting their first offer is often a big mistake that can cost you thousands of dollars in damages.

An experienced personal injury lawyer like Ryan DeHoyos knows what your claim is worth and can handle the negotiations while you focus on recovery from your injury.

Whether your life has been changed temporarily or forever as a result of a car accident in Channelview, Ryan DeHoyos and his team will provide all the help and support you need.

We receive no fee unless we win compensation for your injury. Start by booking a free and confidential consultation or call (832) 745-4878.

Ryan DeHoyos

Personal injury lawyer The Woodlands TXRyan DeHoyos is an experienced Houston-based personal injury lawyer. Recognized as a “Rising Star” on Super Lawyers (2019), Ryan DeHoyos can help secure the compensation you deserve so that you can move on with your life in the knowledge that you have received some measure of justice. He represents clients who have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of accident and gets them the compensation they deserve. Call him at (832) 745-4878 for a free consultation.
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Accident Injury Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main causes of car accidents in Channelview?

Most car accidents in Channelview are the result of one of the following:

  • Distracted driving: Texting, eating, applying make-up, and adjusting the stereo are all forms of distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol: On average, 28 people die in drunk driving-related accidents every day in the US
  • Speeding: Excessive speed is a killer on the roads – and if you are lucky enough to escape death, the injuries may be life-altering
  • Fatigued driving: Drivers not stopping to rest is a huge problem in Texas

Reckless driving, faulty vehicle parts, and poor roadway conditions are also common contributing factors in motor vehicle accidents.

What are the most common types of car accidents?

In the Houston area, we see the following types of accidents most frequently:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Rear-ending
  • Low-speed accidents (e.g., in parking lots)
  • Merging accidents
  • Single-vehicle accidents (e.g., hitting a tree)
  • Multi-vehicle crashes (accidents that cause a “domino effect”)

For further information on this, check out our post on the Different Types of Houston Car Accidents.

Is it worth getting a lawyer for a minor car accident?

It may be. Even minor accidents can cause injuries that have a lasting impact. It’s best to discuss your options with a car accident attorney who can assess whether you have a valid claim for compensation during a case evaluation.

What if both parties are at fault?

Texas applies “comparative fault” laws for car accident injuries.

This means that when two or more parties are adjudged to be at-fault for an accident, the amount of compensation due for the injured victim is potentially reduced by the amount of fault apportioned to them.

Provided you were 50 percent or less at-fault for an accident, you can claim compensation from the other party or parties for the remaining portion of the fault.

So, if you were awarded $60,000 in compensation but were considered to be 40 percent at-fault for the accident you would receive $36,000 (which is 60 percent of $60,000).

What is the Statute of Limitations on car accident claims in Texas?

In Texas, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to claim damages caused by your injuries.
It is important to begin proceedings as soon as possible after your accident or it may harm your position when making a claim.

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