Accident Attorneys Serving All of Texas
Unfortunately, automobile accidents can happen to anyone. From a fender bender to a catastrophic accident, Texas roads experience some of the highest numbers of traffic accidents in the country. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 254,415 persons were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. Of those accidents, there were 14,282 serious injury crashes with 17,535 people sustaining a serious injury. When you are hurt in an automobile accident which is caused by the carelessness of another person or business, it is their legal duty to make you whole either by seeking compensation through their insurance company or directly through the responsible party.
Not only will your injuries affect the value of your case, where the accident happened and where you and the responsible party live will impact the value, as well. A plaintiff may file their lawsuit in any county that is proper according to Texas law, which usually means either where the accident occurred, where the defendant lives, or where the plaintiff resides. This is called "venue." Where you are potentially filing a lawsuit and negotiating a settlement with an insurance company or where you actually file a lawsuit has an effect on the value of your claim.
Some counties are more favorable to the plaintiff, some are more favorable to the defendant, and some are right down the middle. Factors such as local judicial profile, demographics, and political climate determine whether you are in a county that may be more or less favorable to your case.
Generally, many of the southern counties such as Nueces, Hidalgo, and Cameron are more plaintiff-friendly. In addition, many eastern counties such as Jefferson, Nacogdoches, and Liberty are either plaintiff-friendly or neutral to both parties. On the other hand, much of the panhandle of Texas, except Gray and Wheeler counties, is either neutral or more defendant-friendly. The larger counties such as Harris, Fort Bend, Travis, and Bexar seem to be in the middle, except Dallas county, which is now considered a more plaintiff-friendly venue. Nevertheless, juries in the Rio Grande Valley and Gulf Coast are the best venues for bringing a car accident lawsuit. These juries tend to be more sympathetic to injured parties and award larger settlements and, in effect, the settlements in these areas tend to be larger.
Whether you live in El Paso, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Beaumont or somewhere in between, we can help.
5444 Westheimer Road
Houston TX 77056
We represent clients injured in automobile accidents, including 18-wheeler accidents, pedestrian injuries, motorcycle accidents, and other personal injury cases.
Accident Attorneys Serving All of Texas
We help all injured victims of motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, distracted driving accidents, drunk driving accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and wrongful death.
Contact us now for your automobile accident case to discover all your options, and for the legal representation you deserve. Milano Legal Group prides itself on our ability to help our clients get the full compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation: 713-489-4270
Anthony is a Texas-based attorney, specializing in personal injury. Anthony handles lawsuits for victims of vehicle accidents, slip & falls, and all areas of personal injury practice. He received his Bachelor's degree in Business Economics from the University of Arizona and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. Anthony is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.
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