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Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyers

Experienced Car Accident Attorneys Serving Clients In Corpus Christi and Surrounding Areas For Over 25 Years

For the past 25 years, Thomas J. Henry Law has worked diligently to represent and secure financial compensation for Corpus Christi residents injured in car accidents. While the firm has grown, Thomas J. Henry has never forgotten the city where it all started.

At Thomas J. Henry Law, we are committed to providing best-in-class representation to all injured clients, regardless of their financial situation. This is why we offer FREE case consultations and only collect fees if and when we win your case.

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Corpus Christi Car Accident Statistics

Car accidents happen too often in Corpus Christi because of reckless, aggressive, and careless driving. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2017 in Corpus Christi alone, there were 8,896 car accidents resulting in 1,001 injuries and 37 deaths.

To put those figures another way, in 2017 in Texas, one person died as a result of a car crash every 2 hours and 21 minutes, and one person suffered an injury in a traffic collision every 2 minutes and 4 seconds. Car accidents can happen almost anywhere, from urban areas of Corpus Christi to rural roads outside the city. If another party caused the accident in which you sustained your injuries, you deserve to file a claim for financial compensation.

Our Corpus Christi car accident lawyers can speak with you today about your options for filing an insurance claim or filing a lawsuit against the negligent party.

Statute of Limitations Corpus Christi Car Accident Claim

After suffering injuries in a Corpus Christi car accident, it can be difficult to even think about setting up a consultation with a personal injury attorney when you are enduring pain from your injuries and facing regular medical visits. Coupled with calls to and from your and the adverse driver’s insurance companies, it may seem that the stress is just too much to deal with.

However, it is important to know that there is a statute of limitations on car accident claims in Texas. The statute of limitations is the time window for filing a lawsuit, and if that time window runs out, a plaintiff can be barred from filing a civil lawsuit.

Under Texas law (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.003(a)), the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years.

Anyone who sustains injuries in a car accident in Corpus Christi needs to file a lawsuit within two years from the date of his or her injuries. It is also beneficial to your case to seek legal representation sooner rather than later. At Thomas J. Henry, we will take immediate action on your case, which includes gathering information and insurance information from the adverse driver or company. Reputable accident law firms in Corpus Christi will provide you with a risk-free, no cost consultation to go over the facts of your case and see if you have a valid claim.

Recovering Compensation in a Shared Liability Car Crash

If a plaintiff is partially to blame for an accident, can that plaintiff still recover damages? This is a question on the minds of many injury victims who may have been driving beyond the maximum speed limit at the time of the crash or may have been drowsy behind the wheel.

Under Texas law (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 33.001 et. seq.), a plaintiff can still recover damages as long as she or he is not 51% or more responsible.

This is known as proportionate responsibility. While other states might use the terms comparative fault or contributory negligence, Texas refers to it as proportionate responsibility. If a plaintiff is 50% or less at fault, the damages award is reduced by the proportion of the plaintiff’s fault. However, once a plaintiff is 51% or more responsible for an accident, then Texas law bars that plaintiff from compensation. Speak with one of our Corpus Christi auto accident attorneys today to find out more about any personal injury questions you may have.

The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention After a Corpus Christi Car Crash

If you were hurt in an auto accident, absolutely seek medical attention as soon as possible. You and your family’s first priority should be your safety and your well-being. Oftentimes after a car crash, you may not feel any apparent injuries or pain in the immediate aftermath, but symptoms can show up days or weeks later. Many injuries have hidden symptoms that take time to develop. Not only will delaying your medical care put your long-term health at risk, but it can have a negative effect on your potential accident claim.

Insurance adjusters will determine that your injuries must not have been serious, or have occurred at all, if you didn’t go to an ER, a primary care physician, or other healthcare provider soon after your accident. It’s always a great idea to get checked out, even if you feel fine at the time. A medical professional will be able to determine what injuries, if any, that you sustained in the car crash.

After a wreck, if your injuries are debilitating and severe, you may require an ambulance to take you from the scene. Be sure to call 911 immediately after any Corpus Christi car wreck and ask for emergency services if you or a loved one were hurt.

Contact an Experienced Corpus Christi Car Accident Attorney

Were you injured in a motor vehicle collision in Texas? Our auto accident lawyers in Corpus Christi are available 24/7 to assist you and provide you with a free legal consultation. Contact Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys today for more information about the services we provide to clients in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Our Corpus Christi Personal Injury Law Offices

  • Phone number: 361-254-7873 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
  • Address: 521 Starr Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 (walk-in Monday through Friday)

Your Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

Following an accident, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

Yes. Our Corpus Christi injury attorneys are on-call, 24/7. If an in-person meeting is necessary and you are unable to travel to our offices, we will send an attorney directly to you.

We do accept walk-ins at our Corpus Christi offices. For you convenience, however, you may wish to make an appointment by calling our offices or completing an online contact form.

If you fail to contact an experienced Corpus Christi injury lawyer after an accident or injury, you are putting your entire personal injury claim in jeopardy. By choosing to go it alone, you run the risk of:

  • Unintentional inconsistencies – Crashes and accidents are hectic and disorienting. As time moves on, you will likely remember less and less about the events leading up to and following your accident. When an insurance company goes back to compare all the statements you made over a period of weeks or months, they will claim that any inconsistencies were attempts by you to mislead the company and label them as lies before a judge or a jury.
  • Exposure to trick questions – Representatives often ask trick questions or word their inquiries in a way meant to trick or trap you. You may even be pressured into agreeing to facts that are not completely accurate just to get the representative off your back. Even an aggravated response of “I don’t know, maybe” or “I guess” can come back to haunt you later.
  • Exposure to leading statements – Even a statement that seems innocent on its surface can damage your claim depending on your response. For example, by giving a positive response to statements like “I hope your back is starting to feel a bit better” or “Wow, it’s a miracle you weren’t more seriously injured,” you could be tricked into understating the severity of your injuries.
  • Failure to report undiagnosed injuries – Most doctors agree that the full extent of injuries suffered in an accident may not be evident until several days after the accident has occurred. If a claims adjuster contacts you within 24 hours of a crash and asks about your injuries, chances are you will not be able to provide a complete list of injuries. This will not stop the insurance company from questioning and attempting to dismiss any injuries that became symptomatic after that initial recorded statement was made.
  • Provide material for cross-examination – By the time deposition or trial occurs, chances are the defense counsel will have reviewed your recorded statements dozens of times. They will craft questions for cross-examination with the understanding that you likely don’t remember everything you said or agreed to in that recorded statement. And when you misremember or contradict yourself in a moment of confusion, they will try to claim your misstatement proves your testimony is not credible.

A successful personal injury attorney will utilize their legal expertise, resources, and knowledgeable support staff to develop your case in a way that accurately demonstrates liability as well as any economic and non-economic damages you have incurred. The ultimate goal is to take care of the clients claim so that the client can focus on their health and physical recovery.

Thomas J. Henry Law has the legal and financial resources necessary to properly build and handle your case in the most effective and efficient way possible. Your attorney will make sure you are treated with respect, are kept informed with the most up-to-date information on your case, and that you are comfortable throughout the entire legal process as we work to secure the compensation you deserve. We will also work with medical providers to ensure you receive proper medical treatment for all of your injuries.

Experienced attorneys also have access to expert witnesses with specialized knowledge on a subject related to the case. Thomas J. Henry has spent years finding the best expert witnesses across the United States. Our firm retains the most qualified experts for each individual case, from accident reconstruction experts to medical professionals. Every expert undergoes a rigorous and in-depth examination process before ever being involved in a client’s case.

If you have been injured, then you have undoubtedly questioned if you should contact an attorney or pursue your claim through your insurer. The important thing to remember that there is a difference between contacting an attorney and hiring an attorney. Regardless of your injury or how it occurred, it is always best to at least reach out to an attorney. Speaking with an experienced attorney can help you understand the options that are available to you and inform you to your best course of action. This is why Thomas J. Henry Law offers FREE no-risk case consultations to all injured victims.

Remember, insurance adjusters are familiar with claim procedures and liability, even when you are not. It is also important to remember that the primary job of an insurance adjuster is to limit their client’s liability and save their company money. Everything said during phone calls and recorded statements to an insurer can be used to challenge your claim, twist liability, and downplay the extent of your injuries. In short, the insurance company and their adjusters do not have your best interests in mind.

Injury attorneys understand the tactics most often used by insurers to chip away at a claim, and they can advise you on how your case may benefit from experienced legal representation. The insurance company representing the person or entity responsible for your injuries has already begun the process of safeguarding themselves against liability – isn’t it time you took the steps necessary to protect your rights and claim to compensation?

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