Car Accident Attorney in Houston, TX
Have you been injured in a car accident in the Houston area? A car crash can change your life in a split second. Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC, focuses on personal injury cases that involve motor vehicle accidents like car collisions. As many as 3,000 people are killed every year on Texas highways and byways; thousands more are injured. Many of these accidents are caused by the careless and reckless behavior of another driver. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident that was caused by someone else, you may be eligible for fair compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained.
Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC, is a small law firm based in Houston that is renowned for achieving big results. Either through negotiation or litigation, we aggressively pursue justice for our clients. We understand how traumatic these accidents can be on victims and their families. They cause immense physical and emotional pain, but they can even threaten financial ruin. If another driver is at fault for your injuries, we’ll do everything we can to hold them accountable in accordance with Texas law.
Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC,: Aggressive Auto Accident Attorneys
Although there are many law firms in and around Houston, TX, that focus on personal injury law, very few offer the customized and personable representation that Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC, provides. We focus on just a few types of personal injury law like auto accidents so we have a strong command of this area of Texas law. Our experience provides our clients with an advantage—one they can rely on. Attorney Jerome O. Fjeld and his associates are keenly aware of Texas legal statutes as related to personal injury law and car collisions. We have experience navigating the most complex claims such as those involving comparative fault and multiple vehicle crashes.
Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC, is fully aware of what constitutes a fair compensation award. As we view your case from every conceivable angle, we’ll help you calculate a justifiable claim for the damages you’re owed. We also understand the hardship that clients and their families endure as a result of these situations. That’s why our firm will not charge you our fees unless we win your claim. That’s our promise to you. We don’t rest on our laurels when fighting for your right to fair compensation. We believe that every case matters and deserves 100 percent dedication. You can expect that when you engage Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC, to fight for you.
We Put Our Experience to Work for You
Sometimes auto accidents can be complex because they involve comparative fault. If you were texting, for instance, at the time another vehicle drove through a stop sign and T-boned your car, you may be partially liable. You could be assigned a percentage of fault such as 30 percent. The other party would therefore be liable for 70 percent of the damages. This situation occurs often. We have more than 15 years of experience dealing with these types of cases. Experience counts in personal injury law. You can rely on ours. Even though winning fair compensation cannot erase what you’ve suffering physically and emotionally, it can help alleviate the financial burden that’s been thrust on you.
At-Fault Car Drivers
It’s true—car accidents aren’t always caused by someone’s wrong-doing. Sometimes a deer darts into the road. Sometimes fog or black ice causes nightmarish driving conditions. On the other hand, many Texas car collisions are caused by driver error. During our tenure, we’ve seen a myriad of car accidents that have occurred as a result of:
- Illegal lane change
- Driving distracted (i.e. using cellphone to talk, text, or even take photos)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Improper turns
- Wrong-way driving
- Driving fatigued or drowsy
- Failing to obey other rules of the road
Whatever the case may be for your situation, we can carefully evaluate your claim. We’ll discuss its challenges as well as its merits. With our competent, experience-based legal counsel, you can make an informed choice about how to proceed.
Attorney Fjeld has substantial experience negotiating and litigating car accidents. Our firm can fully investigate the matter and even procure other services—the work of an accident reconstructionist, for example—to better support your claim. We will examine your collision from every angle so that we don’t miss a detail that could help your case.
Our Motor Vehicle Practice Areas
Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC, handles cases of motor vehicle accidents that involve:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death as related to motor vehicle accidents
Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC, will provide you with the legal counsel you need to effectively present your case. Examining a police accident report can be somewhat complicated unless you view them on a regular basis. We manage all the paperwork, documents, forms, and evidence associated with your claim so that you can focus on your recovery journey. We handle the calls from the insurance providers and the defendant’s attorneys. They’re looking for a way to minimize what they pay you in compensation. No matter how caring they seem, it is their financial interest to pay you as little as possible. We, however, know that our clients deserve as much as possible for what they’ve endured. When their insured drivers drive carelessly or recklessly, insurers should pay a price that’s fair; that’s the point of their existence. That’s why drivers pay their expensive premiums every year.
There are thousands of car accidents on Texas roads each year, but we know that no two cases are identical. No two victims are alike either. We provide every case with the undivided and customized attention it deserves. We are committed to doing our best work for every client. They deserve no less.
What Type of Compensation Are You Legally Entitled to in Texas?
The compensation amount of your claim is based on the specifics of your case. What does this mean? Well, the economic damages you list in your claim will reflect things like:
- Hospital stays
- Doctors’ fees
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Nursing services
- Tests, scans, and x-rays
- Emergency room care
- Lost work wages
- Loss of commission on sales
- Loss of pension
- Future lost work wages
- Future medical costs
As you can see, the economic damages can pile up. We carefully help you calculate what you have lost as a result of your injuries and what you’ve been charged for medical care. In complicated cases that are associated with long-term recovery or permanent disability, we may consult medical experts and accountants to discuss what fair compensation should look like. Compensation isn’t an arbitrary amount; it’s based on fact and realistic estimates for future costs associated with the claimant’s injuries.
In Texas, victims of car accidents can also claim pain and suffering as well as loss of enjoyment and emotional distress. These non-economic damages aren’t readily associated with a numeric value, so they can be difficult for a jury to quantify. That’s where we come in. We explain to the jury how the car accident transformed your life. We provide them with all the information they need to understand what you’ve endured because of the careless or wrongful behavior of someone else. As a result, we have a proven track record for success at trial and at the negotiation table.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured in an Auto Accident?
If you are injured in a car collision, it’s vital, even if you think your injuries are minor, to get a medical evaluation. Visit the emergency room of a nearby hospital. Go to an urgent care center or your physician right away. In some cases, police or other roadway drivers may make this decision for you by calling an ambulance to the scene of the accident. However, even if you feel alright, remember that many injuries (concussion or internal bleeding) may not present symptoms for days. By going to the hospital, you can get the evaluation you need should you ever decide to pursue a claim for damages.
Next, it’s helpful to obtain a police report. Contact the police or ask a witness to alert them. A police officer has experience documenting these generating car accident reports. If possible, get the names and telephone numbers of any people who witnessed the event.
Then, call Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC,. Even in the early days of a victim’s recovery, insurance providers will be making calls. You may worry about what to say to them—and what not to say. We believe that it’s your best interest not to speak with these entities and to allow us to represent you in this regard. We know how to deal with insurers and their lawyers—and they know we know how to deal with them. We understand what types of information to share and what information not to share. They will try to minimize the severity of your claim and the injuries you’ve suffered. They may try to make the accident seem like your fault. You need a qualified and experienced car accident attorney to represent your side of the situation.
As you recover, we can advise you about every aspect of the legal journey. We’ll discuss the statute of limitations associated with car accidents as well as the types of documents needed to file your claim. Frequently, we are able to negotiate a successful settlement with the at-fault party and their lawyers. Insurance companies understand when they are in a corner. They may wish to avoid a lengthy court battle and its costs. Sometimes, it just isn’t possible to work out a settlement. In these situations, we will move to litigation to fight for your right to fair compensation.
How Can Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC, Help You?
Attorney Jerome O. Fjeld and his associates offer an expansive array of legal services for clients that include:
- Thorough evaluation: we evaluate every case carefully in order to get to know its details.
- File court documents: we’ll handle all the legal forms and court filings related to your claim
- Manage paperwork: our firm will manage all case-related paperwork
- Arrive punctually for appointments: whether we’re meeting to negotiate with the insurance company’s lawyers or heading into court to litigate, we will arrive punctually
- Communicate: we will communicate with the at-fault party’s attorneys and insurance company, representing your interests tenaciously
- Investigate: it’s frequently necessary to gather more evidence to support a claim.
- Procure professional services: complicated cases sometimes require the services of another professional like an accountant, actuary, or accident reconstructionist
- Negotiate or litigate: we will aggressively pursue compensation in the courtroom or through negotiation
Negotiation vs Litigation
Most personal injury claims are settled by negotiation. Attorney Fjeld has successfully negotiated lucrative settlements for accident victims in Houston. If the at-fault party is unwilling to negotiate or offer a fair settlement, we can escalate the case to court where we can pursue justice before a judge and jury. Attorney Fjeld is a tenacious trial lawyer with more than 15 years of experience going head to head with insurance company attorneys.
Many clients are worried about paying for legal counsel and representation. It’s often why they may wait to pursue their claim. Our firm will not assess any legal fees unless we win your claim. That’s our promise to you. We know how financially devastating it can be to suffer serious injuries in a car accident. Our goal is to alleviate that financial devastation. If we win your case and do send you bills for our services, you can expect us to be transparent and upfront about our costs.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Houston or surrounding areas, contact Attorney Fjeld and his associates to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the particulars of your case. The sooner you engage our services the better. There is a statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims like auto accidents. Plus, the earlier we’re involved, the sooner we can begin our investigative work like procuring accident photos, witness accounts, video footage, etc..
5902 Irvington Blvd,
Houston, TX 77009
5606 N Navarro St #200,
Victoria, TX 77904