Types of Car Accidents We Handle
From fender benders to totaled vehicles, we’ve truly seen it all. No matter how major your car wreck was, we’re committed to pursuing a favorable result. At Ellis & Thomas, PLLC, we represent clients whose car accidents were caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Excessive speeding
- Road rage
- Texting while driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Head-on collisions
- Drunk driving
- Side impact collisions
- Vehicle rollovers
Do any of these situations sound familiar? Get in touch with us. We’re ready to go to bat for you as you seek your desired outcome.
Determining Fault in Texas Car Accidents
In order to receive the maximum amount of compensation, you need to prove you are not responsible for your accident. When it comes to deciding fault in an auto accident, Texas law abides by proportionate responsibility, a modified comparative fault standard. Proportionate responsibility means the damages you’re awarded—if any—could be reduced if you are found partially at fault for your accident.
As an example, imagine you were responding to a text message when another driver ran a red light, T-boning you at an intersection. You could be found 30% responsible for the accident, and therefore for your injuries. Your original $100,000 settlement could be then reduced to $70,000.
If you are found to be more than 51% liable for your injuries, Texas law would prohibit you from collecting any compensation.
Why Work With Us?
As dedicated car accident attorneys, we’ll be with you throughout the entirety of your case. We provide our clients with personal, experienced legal advice when they need it most. To get started on a path forward, contact our office in Houston. We’ll set you up with a free initial consultation so you can start telling us your story. At Ellis & Thomas, PLLC, we serve clients in Missouri City, Pasadena, Channelview, Pearland, and League City, Texas. Get in touch with our team today.