Texas Car Accident Lawyers

Texas Auto Accident Attorneys Serving Clients Across the State and Nationwide

Car accidents happen without warning, resulting in injuries, financial uncertainty, and stress. Our experienced Texas accident lawyers can help ensure that your case is handled correctly and with care, from the scene of the wreck to the resolution of your case.

We have offices in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Austin, and our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to hear your claim. Call us today to set up a free case review with an experienced Texas car accident lawyer.

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Car Accident Attorneys in Texas Representing Injured Clients for More than 25 Years

For more than 25 years, our Texas car accident lawyers have represented victims of car crashes and helped them receive the compensation they deserve. At Thomas J. Henry Law, our knowledgeable and experienced injury attorneys are backed by the legal and financial resources necessary to develop your case and put you in the best position possible for a desirable outcome. Our record of helping our clients achieve record-breaking verdicts, settlements, and judgments is a testament to the hard work, tenacity, and dedication of our team of lawyers.

We utilize the best experts from across the country to assist in automobile accident cases. From accident reconstruction experts to doctors and surgeons, employing the right expert for your case can be critical in achieving a successful result.

Thomas J. Henry Law works on a contingency fee basis meaning you do not pay us unless and until we win your case.

Proving Fault in a Texas Car Accident

In Texas, the legal standard for you to win your auto accident case is by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that you only need to prove that your version of the facts, damages, and fault is more likely correct than the defendants.

With that, your Texas car accident lawyer will focus on establishing these five elements:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care – As a driver, the defendant owed a duty of care not only to other drivers but to all other road users. This duty of care means that they were required to act with a reasonable standard of care and practice the same watchfulness, attention, caution, and prudence that a reasonable person would practice under similar circumstances.
  • The defendant breached that duty of care – The defendant breached the duty of care they owed you by action or inaction. This can include reckless driving, distracted driving, driving under the influence, failure to maintain proper attention, failure to observe to traffic signs, or failure to maintain safe following distance.
  • Cause in fact – The defendant’s actions were the actual cause of your injuries. This can normally be shown through the “but-for” test. For example, if a bus driver ran a red light and hit a pickup and the driver of the pickup suffered back injuries, the “but-for” test would state “But for the bus driver running the red light, the pickup driver would not have sustained his back injuries.”
  • Proximate cause – Your injuries were a foreseeable result of the defendant’s behavior. For example, a drunk driver hitting and killing a pedestrian is a foreseeable consequence of the driver choosing to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. However, if a drunk driver were to collide with an 18-wheeler carrying volatile chemicals which exploded on impact and caused a poorly maintained utility pole a half-mile away to fall over and injure a pedestrian on a late-night walk, it is unlikely the drunk driver would be held liable for the pedestrian’s injuries as the collapse of the utility pole is a highly unforeseeable consequence of the defendant’s drunk driving.
  • Damages – You have suffered a hardship that the civil justice system can compensate you for. This may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, or mental anguish.

What Happens When Multiple Drivers Are at Fault in a Car Crash

When establishing fault in Texas, it is important to remember that Texas uses a modified comparative fault standard when apportioning fault and awarding damages. This is often referred to as “proportionate responsibility.” What this means for you is that the damages awarded to you could be reduced if you are found to be partially at fault for the auto accident that resulted in your injuries.

For example, if you were texting on your phone when your vehicle was t-boned by a car that ran a stop sign, the court could determine that you were 30% at fault for the accident and therefore 30% at fault for your injuries. As such, if you were awarded $10,000 in damages, you would only be able to recover 70% of that amount or $7,000.

Additionally, Texas follows the 51% bar rule. This means that you may not collect damages for injuries if you are determined to be 51% or more at fault for your injuries.

An experienced Texas accident attorney will help determine what parties are at fault for your accident and what percentage of liability each party is responsible for, getting you the most money for your claim.

Contact an Experienced Texas Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry Law. Our experienced car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

Thomas J. Henry Law Offices with a Car Accident Lawyer in TX:

  • Austin
    • Phone Number: (512) 520-0221 (attorneys available 24/7, nights and weekends)
    • Address: 5707 Southwest Pkwy, Suite 125 Building 2,Austin, Texas 78735 (walk-in Monday through Friday)
  • Corpus Christi
    • 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)
  • San Antonio
    • Phone number: 210-941-2191 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
    • Address: 5710 W Hausman Rd, Suite 108, San Antonio, Texas 78249 (walk-in Monday through Friday)
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Your Car Accident Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and win your settlement.

Following a car 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.

  1. Pullover and call the police. No matter how minor or significant the accident is, if your car is driveable, pull over to the side of the road to avoid additional collisions. It is illegal to flee an accident scene. Doing so will make the situation worse. Turn on your hazards and use road flares and reflectors if you have them. Call the police.
  2. Seek medical attention immediately for your injuries. Check to see if you or anyone else is injured. If so, get medical help first. You may not feel any apparent injuries or pain immediately following the crash, but symptoms can show up days or weeks later. Delaying medical care can not only put your long-term health at risk but hurt your potential accident claim.
  3. Record facts and take pictures. Gather information as much as possible about the accident. Take photos of any damage. Get the other driver’s name, address, license plate number, insurance, year, make, model, and vehicle registration. Be sure to get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses too.
  4. Report the accident to your insurance. Contact your insurance company as soon as you can following a crash (most policies require an immediate accident report). Consulting your insurance will allow you to discuss your medical benefits and begin your claim. Keep a detailed log of any medical bills, updates, changes in health, and crash-related expenses.
  5. Contact an experienced accident attorney. A team of knowledgeable injury lawyers can assist you every step of the way. They will take immediate action on your case to preserve evidence, examine the existing case law, and find the best expert witnesses in the country on your behalf. Your lawyer will put you in the best position possible to achieve the compensation you deserve.

After an accident, ask the other driver for their:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Insurance information
  • Name of the insurance company
  • Insurance agent’s name
  • Policy number

If the other driver refuses to provide their insurance information, ask them for their home address, drivers’ license number, and license plate number. If you can’t safely obtain this information either, recording the driver’s license plate number could be enough for the police or the insurance company to track down the driver.

If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is essential that you seek out medical attention if you are feeling any pain or discomfort. The full extent of your injuries may not be immediately evident to you, and waiting to seek medical attention until the pain worsens could have long-lasting consequences.

In many cases, injuries from a car wreck are not noticeable until days, weeks, or months afterward. One way to prevent this from happening is to see a doctor as soon as you can following the accident. Medical professionals can provide you with a routine check-up and diagnose you with an injury that may not be obvious to you.

Some of the most commonly overlooked injuries resulting from an auto accident are soft tissue injuries. These injuries refer to damage done to ligaments, muscles, and tendons. The most frequently occurring soft tissue injury in a car accident is whiplash, an injury to the neck caused by a sudden movement of the head. According to the American Chiropractic Association, two out of three people involved in motor vehicle accidents suffer from whiplash.

Roughly 2.44 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2015. That averages to about 6,693 injured people every day. These injuries range from minor to severe, and some injured persons may be left with long-term disability. However, no matter the severity of your injury, our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure your rights as an injured victim are upheld.

Among the injuries we see most often in our auto accident clients are:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Strained ligaments
  • Back muscle sprains
  • Scrapes and Cuts
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Bruising
  • Contusions
  • Broken ribs
  • Internal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Jaw injuries
  • Loss of teeth
  • Neck injuries
  • Crushed larynx
  • Crushed trachea
  • Broken neck
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Penetration injuries

If you were involved in a crash in Texas, you have the right to pursue financial recovery for your damages, including mental anguish, pain and suffering, earning capacity, or lost wages, impairment, scarring, loss of consortium, loss of value in a relationship and the adverse driver has a duty to make you whole.

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Recent Results

This is just a small sampling of the results we have obtained for our clients. Please click through to view more verdicts, settlements, and judgments.
Trucking Accident
$50 Million

Net to Client: $27 Million

Expenses: $1.1 Million

Attorney Fees: $21 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Trucking Accident
$35 Million

Net to Client: $22.2 Million

Expenses: $100 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $12.8 Million

WRONGFUL DEATH

Product Liability
$30.2 Million

Net to Client: $20.1 Million


Expenses: $39.6 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $10.1 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Premises Liability
$14.8 Million

Net to Client: $6.7 Million

Expenses: $652 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $7.4 Million

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Medical Malpractice
$12.7 Million

Net to Client: $10.4 Million

Expenses: $300 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $2 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Company Vehicle Accident
$10 Million

Net to Client: $5.6 Million

Expenses: $125 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $4.3 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

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San Antonio, Texas

10 months ago

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Austin, Texas

3 years ago

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Corpus Christi, Texas

11 months ago

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Corpus Christi

2 years ago

Primero, si pudiera dar una calificación superior a 5 estrellas, lo haría por el excelente trabajo realizado por Thomas J. Henry y su equipo. Él es un gran representante legal y muy honesto.

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San Antonio

10 months ago

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