Houston Car Accident Attorney

We Have Recovered Billions for Our Clients in Texas

Car accidents can be traumatic and financially devastating. State-by-state, there are laws that help protect people who were negligently injured in accidents. In some cases, accidents are caused by drunk drivers, distracted driving, or otherwise negligent drivers. Our Houston car accident lawyers represent auto accident victims who have suffered sustained injuries, such as neck, back, spinal, head, brain injuries, and others. 

What You Can Expect from Us

What Sets Our Experienced Car Accident Attorneys Apart?

  • We offer free, no-obligation consultations
  • We work on contingency – no recovery, no fee
  • We have more than 100+ years of experience
  • We have been recognized by Super Lawyers®

Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs can assist with your car accident case. We will help you understand your rights and help secure the compensation you deserve. Call (713) 614-0780

The Insurance Company Is Not On Your Side

From the moment of the accident, the other driver’s insurance company begins fighting against paying your legitimate claims. Their insurance adjuster may try to place the blame on you, the victim, to minimize the extent of your injuries and delay payment. We can combat these unlawful attempts and work to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf.

If your insurance company says that the at-fault driver’s insurance company cannot cover damages or cannot cover enough, or if your own insurance policy cannot provide sufficient coverage, you should contact a car accident attorney to discuss whether or not you should file a personal injury claim.

Do I Really Need to Hire an Attorney for a Car Accident?

Hiring an experienced legal advocate who understands the ins-and-outs of car accident claims can be a tremendous benefit. We fight for your rights. This can make a significant difference in how much, and how soon, you receive financial compensation.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, our firm may be able to help you recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses for treating injuries and ongoing recovery
  • Lost earnings from being unable to return to work
  • Noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering

Additionally, if you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a car crash, you may bring a wrongful death lawsuit to fight for compensation on behalf of the deceased. While no amount of money can ever make such a tragic situation right, it can provide needed financial resources for things like funeral costs, burial expenses, and more.

Our Attorneys & Staff are Hand-Chosen for Their Empathy & Expertise

Our Approach with Our Clients

With decades of experience, our team of Houston car accident attorneys provides clients with effective representation when they need it most. Our commitment to our clients includes going above and beyond to protect their best interests, from the beginning of their case until the very end. Clients and insurance industry professionals recognize Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs by our experience, commitment to excellence, and focus on meeting the needs of our injured clients.

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Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims in Texas

Like any sort of personal injury claim, car accident lawsuits in Texas are subject to a “statute of limitations,” which places a hard deadline on how long you have to take legal action. In Texas, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim against the at-fault driver. This applies to claims filed by drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. This same deadline also applies to property damage claims.

Filing a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired will almost certainly result in the court refusing to hear your claim, thereby permanently preventing you from recovering compensation.

It is important to remember that insurance claims have a much different timeline; most insurance policies require you to report a collision to your insurer within a few days or weeks of the crash. It is important to consult with a Houston car accident attorney right away after a crash to ensure you comply with all deadlines that may apply to your case.

Comparative Fault Rules in Texas

Sometimes multiple parties are at fault for a collision, including plaintiffs in car accident injury cases. If you and the other driver are both at fault for the accident, do not worry – you can still file a claim and recover compensation.

Under Texas’ modified comparative fault rules, you may still seek compensation for a crash as long as you are less than 50% at fault for the collision. With that being said, your eligible recovery will be reduced by a percentage equal to your proportion of responsibility for the crash.

For example, say you were injured in a rear-end crash resulting in $10,000 worth of economic damages. The courts deem the other driver to be 90% responsible for the crash because they were following you too closely, but since you had a broken tail light, you are 10% to blame. As such, you will only be able to recover $9,000 total (or $10,000 less 10%).

What to Do After a Car Accident

  • Exchange information with the other driver, including your name, contact info, and insurance information.
  • Take photos of the scene, including crash damage and injuries. This can help serve as evidence later on.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Make sure to keep all of your medical records related to treatment resulting from the accident.
  • Call your insurance company and provide details about the accident. Your agent should tell you what kinds of damages you can recover.

What Is the Average Car Accident Settlement Amount in Houston?

It is impossible to know ahead of time how much compensation you will recover, as every car accident claim is different. The amount of driver insurance coverage and/or settlement money you will receive depends largely on the insurance company and the negotiations your auto accident lawyer makes.

With that being said, the value of your claim will be heavily influenced by the following factors:

  • The type and severity of your injuries
  • The costs of your reasonable and necessary medical expenses
  • The amount of time you are unable to work
  • Your level of insurance coverage
  • The other driver’s insurance coverage
  • The strength of the evidence in your favor
  • The strength of your legal counsel

The Car Accident Claim Process

Seeking compensation after a car accident on your own can be a complicated and lengthy ordeal involving paperwork, investigations, and several rounds of negotiations with insurance companies. Having a Houston car accident attorney by your side can help you to avoid any costly mistakes and ensure your best interests are protected throughout the duration of your claim. 

Filing a car accident claim typically involves the following steps:

      • Keep records about all injuries, property damage, medical bills, lost income and other losses.
      • Wait for the insurance companies to perform their own investigation.
      • Do NOT speak with the other driver’s insurance company unless your lawyer is assisting or advising you. The other driver’s insurance company may call you to ask questions, but you are under no obligation to discuss with them. Doing so can be risky.
      • Once the investigation is complete, the insurance company may offer you a settlement. Be careful not to accept a settlement from your insurance company before you are confident that it is a fair recovery for your damages. If you do not think the offered amount is fair, you may submit a counter offer with additional evidence. If the insurance company denies your claim, you may be able to file an appeal.
      • Further negotiations will ensue, potentially multiple back-and-forth rounds. If you reach an agreement, you may accept their offer in exchange for waiving your right to seek further legal action.
      • If you still cannot reach an agreement, you may file a lawsuit against the insurer in pursuit of additional compensation.  A skilled injury lawyer can help you navigate a personal injury claim.

      You Don’t Pay Unless We Win Your Case – Request A Free Case Evaluation Today!

      Our Houston car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe us any fees unless you are financially compensated for your injuries. We will cover the upfront costs of investigating, preparing, and settling your case, even taking your personal injury claim to trial if necessary. If you do not receive money damages in a settlement or jury verdict, you will not pay attorney’s fees. Learn more when you get in touch with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs today.

      At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs our board-certified trial lawyers are here to pursue maximum compensation for car accident victims. Call (713) 614-0780.

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      Tommy Fibich

      Tommy Fibich

      Founding Partner

      Tommy Fibich is a widely respected Texas Trial Attorney who has dedicated 45 years to a life of law and advocacy.

      Russell Scott Briggs

      Russell Scott Briggs

      Attorney

      Russ Briggs is a native of Beaumont, Texas, the son of two teachers. He is happily married to Rebekah Briggs and they have two adult daughters

      Erin Copeland

      Erin Copeland

      Partner

      Erin K. Copeland is a partner with the law firm of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs in Houston, Texas.

      Greg Fibich

      Greg Fibich

      Attorney

      A native Houstonian, Greg started his legal career at a highly respected, boutique defense firm.

      Jay Henderson

      Jay Henderson

      Attorney

      Jay Henderson was born and raised in the East Texas town of Palestine. Jay graduated from Palestine High School in 1976 with no special accolades except a diploma.

      Sara J. Fendia

      Sara J. Fendia

      Of Counsel

      Attorney Sara J. Fendia is an experienced trial lawyer who has spent her more than 25 years in the legal field

      Kelley Bogusevic

      Kelley Bogusevic

      Attorney

      Kelley has spent her entire career representing individuals injured by the acts of others. She has the compassion and drive to get great results for her clients.

      W. Michael Leebron, II

      W. Michael Leebron, II

      1945-2013

      Mike Leebron was one of the state’s great trial lawyers until his death on July 6, 2013.

      Anthony Foster

      Anthony Foster

      Attorney

      Attorney Anthony Foster of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs works on personal injury, products liability, business litigation, and Essure cases to help get clients maximum compensation for their injuries and loses.

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