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Mario did a great job on my case. He was extremely responsive and easy to work with. Thank you Mario and team for all your help. – Elizabeth W.

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If you have been injured in a Texas car accident, you are entitled to pursue a claim for damages against those responsible for your injuries. 

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Our team of experienced Texas personal injury attorneys works diligently to obtain maximum compensation for the injuries our clients have endured.

Car accidents occur at a moment’s notice, yet they change the course of an accident victim’s life.

Even accidents that initially seem minor can result in serious health concerns, if not immediately, weeks or months after the accident. Those who have been injured in a Texas car accident are entitled to pursue a claim for damages against those responsible for their injuries. However, there are often significant hurdles that must be overcome before obtaining compensation.

The Houston personal injury lawyers at The de la Garza Law Group have over 30 years of combined experience representing accident victims. We understand that you may feel confused, overwhelmed and powerless during this challenging time. When you allow us to work on your case, we will take over, allowing you to focus on healing.

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The estimated total economic loss for Texas traffic accidents in 2018 was $38,400,000,000.

Car Accidents Happen on Texas Roads Every Day

In 2018, someone was injured in a Texas car accident about every two minutes, and not a single day went by without at least one traffic-related fatality. In total, 3,639 people were killed in Texas car accidents in 2018. This is a 3.3 percent increase over 2017.

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In total, 3,639 people were killed in Texas car accidents in 2018.

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The impact that a car accident can have on a person’s life cannot be overstated.

Many accident victims suffer serious injuries, such as broken bones or neck injuries that require weeks or months of medical treatment and physical therapy. Even then, many injured motorists are left with lingering aches and pains that can last a lifetime. During this time, many accident victims are unable to work, making it all but impossible to pay the sizeable medical bills that will inevitably start to show up in the mailbox.

For some accident victims, the physical wounds are not the worst of the injuries. The emotional effect of a Texas car wreck can be equally as challenging to overcome.

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Aggressively Representing Texas Car Accident Victims

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At The de la Garza Law Group, we represent clients who have been injured in all types of Texas traffic accidents, including:

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Regardless of the type of car accident that resulted in your injuries, we can help. Our dedicated team of experienced Texas trial lawyers confidently represents clients throughout the process, including in both settlement negotiations and trial. It is important for accident victims to remember, under Texas state law, accident victims have only two years from the date of the injury to file a claim.

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Mario was very professional at all times. The one thing that made me at ease with him was that when I would text him, I would get a response every time within 10 minutes or less. - Robert C.

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CAUSES OF TEXAS TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

Each year, over 3,600 people are killed in Texas traffic accidents, and tens of thousands more are seriously injured. The causes of fatal car accidents vary; however, according to statistics assembled by the Texas Department of Transportation, the most frequent causes of fatal Texas car accidents involve:

  • Failure to control speed: 33,157 accidents
  • Driver inattention: 17,920 accidents
  • Driving at an unsafe speed: 15,305
  • Failure to drive in a single lane: 11,795
  • Wild animal on the road: 8,087 accidents
  • Faulty evasive action: 7,183 accidents
  • Unsafe lane changes: 6,541 accidents
  • Failure to yield at a stop sign: 6,074 accidents
  • Failed to yield during left turn: 5,639 accidents
  • Drunk driving: 4 ,986 accidents
  • Drowsy driving: 4,970 accidents

Of course, these are just a few of the most common causes of car accidents in Texas. If you have been injured in a Texas car accident, and believe someone else was at fault, contact The de la Garza Law Group for immediate assistance. We have over 30 years of experience helping injury victims obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries and know what it takes to succeed on our clients’ behalf.

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Many Accident Fatalities Occur in Five Texas Counties

Almost one-third of all fatal Texas traffic-related fatalities occurred in just five counties: Harris County, 11percent of all fatalities; Dallas County, 8 percent of all fatalities; Bexar County, 5 percent of all fatalities; Tarrant County: 5 percent of all fatalities; and Travis County: 3 percent of all fatalities.

Work zones are hot spots for car accidents. In 2018, there were 25,302 Texas car accidents occurring in work zones. 147 of these accidents resulted in at least one fatality, 161 people were killed, and 687 people were seriously injured.

Houston Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

In Texas, the statute of limitations for claims for personal injury resulting from a car accident is two years from the date of the accident. You have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. That said, it is important not to delay but to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident so that your attorney can gather the necessary and critical evidence promptly before the evidence becomes unavailable or more difficult.

It is not required that you hire a car accident lawyer to make claims arising from the accident. However, it is strongly recommended. Insurance companies dealing with unrepresented car accident victims tend to make them unreasonably low offers, and once these offers are accepted, the victim relinquishes his or her rights. A car accident attorney can advocate for you to make sure you have a chance at just compensation. A car accident attorney can also provide you with guidance throughout the process. Note that car accident victims who hire an attorney receive up to 300 percent more money than those who decide to do it themselves.

The car accident attorneys at The de la Garza Law Group work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing until and only if your case is won. If a recovery is made, the attorney is paid a percentage of the settlement. If no recovery is made, you pay nothing and ow nothing to the attorney.

The first thing to do after a car accident is make sure you are in as safe a situation as possible. After any crash, vehicles can come to rest in positions that present further danger to their occupants. Get a sense for your circumstances and do what you can to protect yourself from further danger. Next, call the police so that they can come to the scene and investigate the crash. If possible, take photographs and video of the scene, vehicles, and other driver(s). Seek medical attention for any injuries you may have sustained. Even if you feel they are minor you should still be seen by a doctor to be sure. It is common for the full extent of an injury in a car or truck accident to not be known for days afterward.

Fault in a car accident is determined by a thorough investigation of the evidence from the accident. The driver at fault will have broken a traffic law or another safety standard and their actions will have contributed to the accident. Drivers owe other people on the road a duty of care, meaning they should act with a reasonable amount of care. Fault will be assigned to a driver who has breached that duty of care.

Every car accident is different. The money you can legally recover for injuries you suffered as a result of a car accident depends on several factors. Actual damages, also called “compensatory damages,” are awarded to repair a wrong or compensate for an injury. Damages are classified as either economic damages or non-economic damages. The most reliable factor for estimating a car accident victim’s probable recovery will be through economic damages, which are damages that can be easily quantified, such as medical expenses and loss of earning capacity in the past and future. Non-economic damages are damages awarded to compensate for physical pain and suffering, physical impairment, mental anguish and disfigurement. These are also important damages to consider, but because they are subjective in nature, they are less predictive of the probable recovery. In cases of severe injury, these factors can play a larger role in estimating the recovery.

Another factor to consider in estimating a car accident victim’s probable recovery is the percentage of responsibility that the parties to a car accident bear for causing the accident. If multiple parties contributed to the crash, then at trial, the court will ask the jury to assign a percentage of responsibility to each party. Your recovery will be reduced by your own percentage of responsibility, if any, for the harm. Note that under Texas law, if the jury determines that you were greater than 51 percent responsible, then you cannot recover.

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those arising from a car accident, is two years from the date of the injury. This means that you must file a lawsuit and serve the defendant with the lawsuit no later than two years after the date of the injury. In certain cases, serving the defendant with the lawsuit can take significant time and effort. Failure to meet this deadline will result in your claims being forever barred. You can, and in many cases, should, make a pre-suit claim to the at-fault party’s insurance carrier well in advance of the expiration of the two-year period. This is the standard process in most cases, and many cases settle without the need for filing of a lawsuit. But if your case does not settle within two years from the injury and you fail to file a lawsuit, your claims are forever barred. Do not delay and act quickly to preserve your rights. An experienced car accident lawyer can help guide you through the process.

Most car accident lawyers, including those at The de la Garza Law Group, work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they charge no upfront fees and you only pay when and if you are awarded money in your case. A skilled car accident attorney typically will be able to secure a more just recovery for you than you would get trying to negotiate the claim yourself. It is a good idea to hire an experienced car accident lawyer, and it is risk-free since you will pay nothing if they do not win your case for you.

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No one anticipates getting into a serious Texas car accident. Yet, each year tens of thousands of Texans are seriously injured or killed in preventable traffic accidents. At The de la Garza Law Group, we pride ourselves in providing accident victims with a unique form of client-centered representation that puts their needs first, last and always. To us, every case is personal. While we have over 30 years of experience handling Texas personal injury cases, we cannot know what is important to you and your family until we take the time to get to know you and how the accident has impacted your life.

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Thank you! You guys are #1 to me.

Mr. Mario de la Garza and his team are one of a kind and hands down the best law firm in Houston. They really do care about you and take your case seriously. He takes your calls and actually takes the time to talk to you and explain how everything is going to work and he leaves no questions unanswered. I also want to say his team is the best! Lidia thank you so much for always replying to all my emails, calls and messages. All though I know I was a pain at times, she was always so responsive, patient and would always return my calls when she said she would. – Christina L.

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I was fortunate to have him on my team and recommend him highly.

Mario de la Garza is a good lawyer. He secured insurance reimbursement for a personal injury that has taken 2.5 years settle. He was compassionate and patient and provided good counsel when solutions appeared non- existent. He was tenacious with medical providers, coordinated payments on a timely basis and worked well with insurance companies. I was fortunate to have him on my team and recommend him highly. - HP

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My experience with The de la Garza Law Group was phenomenal.

Me being a 21 year old juggling my time as a full time employee and a full time college student dealing with a car accident sounded terrifying, but with the help of Mr. Mario de la Garza all my worries went away. He made the process so easy and met every one of my expectations and more. I would highly recommend The de la Garza Law group to anybody especially young adults who are terrified of having to deal with a car accident for the first time. Trust and believe The de la Garza Law Group will not disappoint. - Stefanie G.

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Mario fought for every single penny in my case.

I was in a 18 wheeler car accident late August 2019. And as soon I got out the hospital, I looked up a good Injury attorney law firm to help me with this case. And the De la Garza law firm was the first one to pop up. They took care of me throughout the nine months. They have a great staff. With great people. I give them 5/5 stars. Mario fought for every single penny in my case. You got to respect a lawyer that’s willing to go beyond for you. I highly recommend De la Garza’s law firm. Thank you guys. - JW

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I would definitely use Mario again.

The one thing that made me at ease with him was that when I would text him, I would get a response every time within 10 minutes or less. There was always an answer from him every time I had a question. He was always on time or a few minutes early when we had to meet up for things pertaining to my case. He would even work & reach out to me about my case on Saturdays & Sundays (7 days a week). I would definitely use Mario again if needed and would highly recommend him to someone else needing an attorney. - Robert C.

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We are extremely grateful to The de la Garza Law Group

Our case pertained to an auto-pedestrian collision involving a commercial vehicle that resulted in catastrophic injuries to my brother. Unfortunately, and ultimately these injuries resulted in his wrongful death due to this hit and run in the Houston area. On behalf of my family, we are extremely grateful to The de la Garza Law Group for all their legal assistance. Mario de la Garza personally assisted in all legal matters pertaining to/and getting settlements for all medical bills and restitution for the family until the matter was concluded. We highly recommend this firm.
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His team is very professional and I would highly recommend to anyone.

My experience with Mr. De la Garza was very pleasing during a difficult time. My case was a workplace injury causing serious injuries that unfortunately lead to a wrongful death. He was very patient with all of us due to several families being involved in this case and worked well with us all. I am glad he didn’t turn down our case (like others did). I was very pleased with how everything was handled in this case and the outcome as well. His team is very professional, and I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you, Mr. de la Garza and team. – Lisa L.

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I fully recommend The de la Garza Law Group for any legal representation.

Attorney Mario de la Garza, who is fluent in English and Spanish, is very professional and passionate about his work. My daughter and I are very satisfied with the outcome. At The de la Garza Group you will find a friendly and communicative staff, which along with the attorney, will handle your legal case with a very positive and professional demeanor. - Desiree D.

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My experience with De la Garza law group was a very long pleasant experience it was a little difficult to keep up with it since this was my 1st experience with an attorney, but he did really great to keep in touch even though I have a very busy schedule with work and hard to reach and was very informative before, and during the whole process. Thank you, Mr. de la Garza for your help. – Denise G.

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It’s like a breath of fresh air having someone like Mario fight for you.

I have been a client of Mr. De la Garza two times now where he shows professionalism and honesty and a definite care for the people he represents. I got in a car accident in February and it caused such a hardship coming close to an end. It’s like a breath of fresh air having someone like Mario not only represent you but fight for you. I hope not to have any more accidents but if I did I will look forward to working with him again! – Ashley V.

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Houston Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Our team of Houston car accident lawyers is dedicated to helping clients obtain compensation for their injuries.

We understand that your emotional and financial well-being are likely in jeopardy after a serious accident and aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. We recognize that every client is special, and every case deserves a tailored approach. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation in which we will provide an honest evaluation of your case. If you hire us, you will not pay us anything unless and until we win the case. Our fee is based on a percentage of the total recovery. If we do not recover money for you, you owe us nothing. To learn more, call 713-784-1010, or call toll-free at 844-784-1010.

We proudly represent clients throughout Texas, including all major metropolitan areas. We represent many clients throughout the greater Houston area, including Harris County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Jefferson County, Chambers County, Waller County, and Montgomery County, including The Woodlands, Pearland, Pasadena, Baytown, Clear Lake, Galveston, Conroe, and Sugar Land.