Houston Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Car accident lawyer Ryan Dehoyos explains Texas car accident laws and everything you need to know if you’ve been injured in a car accident in Houston, TX.

Houston Car Accident Lawyer

Any serious injury from a car accident in Houston can result in life-changing consequences, including colossal medical bills that create financial problems.

Even relatively minor injuries can run up bills, restrict the ability to work, and have other effects on your quality of life. For some families, even a few days of lost work can have major financial implications.

Nobody should have to suffer the financial fallout from an injury caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another road user in Houston.

You may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering caused as well as your financial losses – but you don’t have to fight for it alone at this challenging time.

Car accident lawyer, Ryan DeHoyos, has represented many families in the Houston area who have been affected by serious injuries from accidents on our roads.

The team at the DeHoyos Law Firm, PLLC can provide the support and expertise you need and help you fight for a fair deal either in or out of the courtroom.

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Cierra Mcclain
Cierra Mcclain
14:44 25 Aug 21
They are a great law firm. Ryan did not only kept me informed about what was going on, he also made me feel valued the... entire process. I would most definitely use them again.read more
Xochitl Flores
Xochitl Flores
20:11 05 Aug 21
Grateful Dehoyos helped with my case. Always there to answer any questions and very appreciative that he took care of... what was important to me.read more
Arturo Paredes
Arturo Paredes
19:48 09 Jul 21
Great experience! Thank you DeHoyos for being there to help me and my family with everything. I recommend this firm for... any legal services in the personal injury world. The staff was very nice and helpful and very responsive throughout my case.read more
Courtney Kehler
Courtney Kehler
19:35 25 Jun 21
Upfront and honest. I look forward to continuing working with them. Update! Took 3 years to sort out the mess that is... insurance. I absolutely could not have done this without Ryan as he made it absolutely painless. I never had to deal with creditors or the insurance!! Will be using him for any other legal needs.read more
xavier wheeler
xavier wheeler
21:40 21 May 21
This was honestly the most professional experience I’ve had with a law office. They were very understanding,... responsive, and always kept me in the Loop about what was going on with my case. Ryan is not a dream seller. He keeps it realistic and will be straight up and honest on what he can and can’t do. He and his assistant Ashley are a great team and if i ever got in to a situation like this again he is my go to guy.read more
cassandra barker
cassandra barker
13:10 21 May 21
Im so thankful i went through with DeHoyos Law firm, i was in a horrible car accident almost a year ago, never have i... been in something like this. thankfully to DeHoyos everything came out perfect! more than what i expected would, i also thought cases like this wasn't anything but with them my case was well taken cared of, put all his attention into it and made sure i was taken care of the right way.read more
23:05 14 May 21
After my hit and run I was referred to Mr. DeHoyos, and at first I didn't want to hire a lawyer to go up against my own... insurance. After some family convincing and research on Mr. DeHoyos I made the call. I am glad that I did. His office staff and himself were wonderful. They took care of everything from the start. Any time I had a question either his staff or himself reached out to me. I never had to wait long to have any questions answered. At one point there was an issue with an appointment and Mr. DeHoyos tried to rectify the problem himself. When I had the pleasure of speaking with him, he never made it sound like I was an inconvenience to him. They kept me well informed of the next step in the process as we went along. In the end I got more than I expected in my pocket! I can't thank him or his office staff enough for everything they did for me. In one of the worst times I've had his staff and himself were there for me.read more
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S t
17:03 07 May 21
I am extremely grateful for this firm's tireless pursuit for justice in my case. They were responsive to all of my... questions and concerns. They provided updates in a timely fashion and I always knew the next step in the process. This firm really takes the time to hear your story and ensure that you receive justice for injuries forced upon you due to the carelessness of someone else. I highly recommend this firm for anyone who has been hurt in an accident. They are definitely different than other personal injury firms.read more
Greg Adams
Greg Adams
16:13 09 Apr 21
Very professional and excellent at letting me know what to expect. Ryan helped me when no one else would and the... insurance company was trying to take advantage of me. I highly recommend Ryan and his team.read more
Jerimy Robinson
Jerimy Robinson
19:13 02 Apr 21
Ryan and his staff were very professional and personable. They resolved my accident case to the best possible outcome.... Would highly recommend.read more
david walker
david walker
19:54 27 Mar 21
My case was fairly simple, but made even easier to deal with by the fact that everything was taken care of over the... phone and through text.This was a huge help considering I live 45 minutes away from his office, everything I wanted out of the case was achieved as then some.Cannot recommend this firm more!read more
Sonia Castro
Sonia Castro
15:12 26 Mar 21
Ryan and his team were very informative and responsive. They did a great job on our case. Ryan is very accessible and... easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend DeHoyos Law if you are injured in a car wreck. These guys set a new standard for accident lawyers.read more
Sanetra Jones
Sanetra Jones
03:37 09 Jan 21
I NEVER NEVER feel compelled to write a review on services or products I buy. So, if you've ever wondered if these... Google reviews are accurate, I can tell you from my experience with Attorney DeHoyos they are. He will fight to make sure you receive everything you deserve. He and his staff are fast and friendly. They keep you up to date on your case with calls and emails. In a field of horses/attorneys, his office is the unicorn! Call him, you won't regret it.read more
L. Minor
L. Minor
15:53 01 Jan 21
My experience with DeHoyos Law firm was a great one. Ryan was already highly recommended by a family member. Sure... enough, this law firm delivered again. Ryan was good to us, and made himself available to us whenever we had any questions. I felt very comfortable with him handling my case. He always kept me in the loop and made sure I understood everything that was going on. His staff is remarkable. Ms Ashley is such a beautiful person. To DeHoyos law firm and staff, Thank you very much for this experience. Hope this year brings you love, joy, and prosperity.read more
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Texas car accident laws

The compensation laws in Houston, Texas are on your side if you have been involved in an accident that was at least 50-percent someone else’s fault.

Texas is a “fault” state so insurance companies must determine fault before providing coverage for an auto accident.

The minimum insurance coverages that drivers are required to have in Texas are:

These are minimum payments. Experienced car accident lawyers may be able to negotiate a settlement well above these minimums based on other factors surrounding your case.

However, bear in mind that there are also caps on the compensation you can receive for economic damages, punitive damages, and government claims in Texas.

The key to a higher settlement is to allow a professional with experience in such matters to conduct all communications with the insurance company.

Why hire a car accident lawyer in Houston?

After a car accident, the priority is to recover swiftly from your injuries and get back to normality as soon as possible.

This can be a huge challenge in the case of a serious and debilitating injury. It can place a huge financial strain on the family in addition to the emotional strain of worrying about a loved one.

Besides the physical and emotional pain, there are the medical costs, costs of vehicle damage, and possible missed time from work to contend with.

Claiming compensation from an insurance company can be extremely challenging for anyone unfamiliar with the process. This only adds to the stress. Insurance companies employ loss adjusters specifically to minimize payouts. They play hard and are notorious for low-balling and denying claims to increase profits. The law does little to protect you in this regard.

That is why it is so important to conduct negotiations knowing what to expect, what to say, and how to handle the strategies you will encounter. An experienced car accident lawyer like Ryan DeHoyos knows how to handle negotiations with insurance companies and will fight for your best interests.

If you are focused on recovering as soon as possible from your injury, it can be a great comfort to pass all correspondence with the insurance company over to your lawyer from the beginning. No paperwork and no phone calls from you are needed.

While aiming to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, we will:

Having an experienced car accident attorney on your side can dramatically improve your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries, avoiding the common mistakes that people make when claiming.

We are prepared to go to trial if no reasonable settlement is offered.

Been injured in a car accident in Houston, 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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What to do if you’ve been involved in a car accident in Houston?

The first steps you take after a car accident in Houston can affect your claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

Much depends on your condition after your accident. If possible, however, try to take the following steps:

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

Common injuries caused by car accidents in Houston

Because of all the variables involved in car accidents, the types of injuries are varied.

Much depends on the speed of the vehicles at the time of the accident, the types of vehicles involved, whether evasive actions were taken by the drivers, and so on.

Most frequently, Houston car accident attorney Ryan DeHoyos claims compensation for victims of the following types of serious injuries:

If your injury is not included in the list above, please feel free to contact us anyway. We can assess your legal position during a free case evaluation.

Compensation for car accident victims in Houston and beyond

Life shouldn’t stop for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident. The DeHoyos Law Firm, PLLC will help you pick up the pieces, recover, and rebuild going forward with fair compensation for your injuries. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most car accidents in Houston 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.