Top Car Accident Attorney Serving Houston

Top Car Accident Attorney Serving Houston

Beverly R. Caruthers, a skilled car accident lawyer in Houston, TX, brings over three decades of experience in assisting victims of car accidents to obtain fair settlement offers from insurance companies. She understands the importance of focusing on proper medical treatment rather than worrying about attorney fees and out-of-pocket costs.

At our law firm, we offer free consultations for car accidents in Houston and operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not require any payment until you have received your compensation for the car wreck. If you are seeking an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you secure the rightful compensation for your pain and suffering, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm today.

Reasons to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are unfortunately common occurrences, resulting in numerous personal injury claims in the United States. While minor incidents like fender benders can often be handled directly with insurance companies, accidents involving physical injuries, fatalities, or significant damage may benefit from legal representation from an experienced attorney.

By hiring a seasoned lawyer, you can pursue compensation to cover various losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, lost wages, and car repairs. In certain cases, a car accident lawyer can also assist in recovering damages when a loved one is killed, especially if the accident involved reckless driving, speeding, or drunk driving.

10 Important Questions for Your Personal Injury Attorney

1. What areas of law does the attorney specialize in?

Obviously, you would not go to a brain surgeon to deliver your baby even though they are both doctors. By the same token, you should not go to an attorney who does not focus their practice on personal injury work. Different lawyers usually specialize in different areas of the law, and as a result, have specialized skills related to those areas. For the best results, you will want an attorney who is specialized in personal injury law.

2. Has the attorney taken cases similar to this one in the past? How many? How did they turn out?

Just because someone specializes in a particular field does not mean they are particularly skilled at it. They might be new to the area of practice, may only do it part of the time, or might just be generally bad. Most jurisdictions now allow attorneys to provide information about prior cases and results, so when possible you should inquire. Of course, past performance is no guarantee of future results, but at least you will have a better feeling for what has been possible for this particular attorney of firm.

3. Will other attorneys be working on this case?

Many people hire an attorney they see on TV thinking that person will actually be representing them. In reality, much of the work is often handled by non-attorney case managers, and hearings are attended by junior attorneys in the firms. These junior attorneys and staff people may be completely qualified and do a phenomenal job on your case, but if it is important to you that you get a particular attorney, not just the firm in general, this is an important question to ask.

4. How long does the attorney think it will take to resolve this case?

As medical bills and time out of work pile up, it is often important to get a feeling for how long it will take before you are compensated for your injuries. It is also important to know how long your life may be disrupted by attendance at legal proceedings, investigative doctor visits, etc. There are a number of factors that will affect the duration of a trial, so no attorney will be able to give you an exact time frame, but they should be able to give you a general estimate based on how long cases similar to yours have taken in the past.

5. Does the attorney work on a contingency basis?

The vast majority of personal injury attorneys will not charge you for their services, but will take a portion from any monies you receive should you get a settlement or a positive outcome at trial. This is known as a contingency fee, where the attorney getting paid depends on (or is “contingent upon”) you getting paid. In fact, most personal injury attorneys will also pay for doctors visits and other expenses as your case progresses but before you have received compensation from the person who caused your injuries. If your attorney charges an hourly fee for a personal injury case, it could become very expensive for you very quickly, and at a time when medical bills are probably also mounting.

6. Can anything be done to improve the chances of the case being successful?

Many people think that as soon as they hire an attorney, they can sit back and wait for a check to arrive in the mail. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. The attorney will probably need you to see a number of doctors, talk to investigators, and remain involved in your case until its conclusion. Remember, your attorney is trying to help you, so be willing to help him help you.

7. How frequently does the attorney go to trial?

This question can be important because of its implications for receiving a larger payout. Insurance companies, who usually end up paying for your injuries in a personal injury case, will often offer settlements that are much less than what you might be able to get if your case goes to a trial. Your attorney will need to analyze the factors of your particular case to determine the appropriate course of action for your case, but having an attorney who rarely goes to trial may be a sign that he is looking for a quick payoff over getting you the maximum amount to which you are entitled.

8. Has the attorney ever been censured or disciplined by any legal or ethics committees in the past? If so, why?

Again, the vast majority of attorneys will not have been in any sort of disciplinary trouble, but if they have this can be a big red flag. You will want to know what they did to get in trouble and why, as this might affect things like their ability to effectively represent you, the safety of your money in their trust accounts, etc.

9. If client and attorney disagree on accepting a settlement will the attorney yield to the client’s wishes?

As we discussed a moment ago, some attorneys just want a quick payoff rather than making sure you get every dollar you are entitled to. To that end, some will insist you take a settlement, even if you do not agree with it. While fighting a case “for principle” is almost always a terrible idea, as it signals that something other than a desire to seek compensation for injuries has taken over and that person’s expectations will likely never be satisfied, you are never required to settle a case if you do not choose to. Some attorneys, however, may withdraw from representing you if they believe you should take a settlement and you do not. So, this is an important question to ask in order to make sure your wishes will be observed.

10. Can the attorney provide references from past clients?

Many jurisdictions now allow attorneys to provide references from past clients. If you are in one of those jurisdictions, past client references can provide a good indicator of whether previous clients were satisfied with the attorney’s performance and can be a source of information about the results obtained, time frame, and what else you can expect from your attorney.

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing a Car Accident Attorney

When selecting a car accident attorney, it’s crucial to evaluate their experience, skill level, dedication, location, and fee structure. Look for a lawyer who possesses comprehensive knowledge of state and national transportation laws, as well as expertise in dealing with insurance and healthcare companies. Additionally, the attorney should demonstrate proficiency in case preparation and settlement negotiation. Conduct thorough background checks, review references, and assess the attorney’s track record.

When to Engage a Car Accident Lawyer

To avoid costly mistakes, it’s advisable to hire an attorney promptly. The deadline for filing personal injury claims varies by state, and early involvement allows you to handle medical bills and lost wages effectively. In general, it is recommended to contact an attorney shortly after the accident occurs but before reaching a settlement with the insurance company.

Why Choose Attorney Caruthers?

Beverly R. Caruthers is an experienced car accident attorney in the Houston area. She represents victims that have been injured due to the careless or reckless actions of another. If you are looking for cost effective legal representation our Houston based law firm is here for you.

We represent individuals on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t charge any upfront costs and only accept payment once you have collected your money. If we are unable to get you money, you don’t owe us a dollar.

Our law firm understands how difficult it can be, especially when you are injured, to deal with predatory insurance companies. This is why we work with you every step of the way to ensure you are making the best choices to maximize your compensation. The sooner you reach out to our law firm following your accident the more help we can be to getting you the results you deserve in your personal injury case.

Abogada De Habla Hispana en Houston

Texas, and especially in the Greater Houston area, we have a large population of Hispanic individuals who speak Spanish as their first language. For these Spanish speakers, navigating a car accident case may pose more challenges than for English speakers, as there are more resources available in English than Spanish.

Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your needs are being met and that you are getting the treatment you deserve in your car accident case. Don’t hesitate, the sooner you call the more we can help you.

Free Consultation with Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston, Texas

If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident and suffered an injury, experienced loss of income, or are unable to work due to a car accident, you can benefit from the services of a Houston car accident expert in your personal injury case. Physical, emotional, and financial damages are common following an auto accident. Whether you missed work due to an injury or due to not having access to a vehicle, Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers can help you!


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Address: 4141 Southwest Fwy, Suite 620
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 526-9557
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