Channelview Car Accident Lawyer

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:

    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.

    Motorcycle accidents

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

    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.

    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:

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

    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.

    Why hire Ryan DeHoyos as your car accident lawyer?

    Ryan 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:

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

    The 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.

    Not only is it illegal to leave the scene of an accident, but you also need a copy of the police report (which you should check for accuracy) for your insurance claim.

    Pictures of car damage and injuries, video, contact details from bystanders, evidence of road signs and weather conditions – gather what you can for your personal injury lawyer.

    Even if you think you were partly at fault for the accident, don’t say it to anyone.

    As soon as you can leave the scene, seek a medical checkup and get a copy of the medical report – even if you think you only have a minor injury

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    For further information on this, here are all the steps you should and should not take after a car accident

    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.

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    Ryan 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.

    Accident Injury Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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.