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What to Do if You're in a Car Accident

Houston Car Accident Lawyer

So you have been in a serious car accident — now what? There are important steps that everyone should follow after being involved in a car accident — even if you do not believe that you were injured. At my Houston law firm, Gary Lee, Attorney, PLLC, I have more than forty years of experience and can help you secure justice in the wake of a serious car accident.

I can help you take immediate and meaningful action. Call (281) 335-0015 for your free initial consultation on contingency fee cases.

If you have been injured or involved in a motor vehicle accident, the following steps are critical to ensure that your rights are fully protected:

Contact the police:

"Let's just handle this on our own." Do not be tempted to resolve car accident claims without getting the police involved. Too many times, when parties believe they are not really injured and that property damage is minimal, the police are not called and claims are not submitted to the insurance company. However, if symptoms later start to surface, it can be difficult to prove that the injuries are related to the accident because a police report was never filed.

Obtain information:

If you are involved in an accident, you should collect the contact information of the other driver and any witnesses. We will immediately go to work interviewing witnesses and obtaining statements before their memories fade. Because car accident lawsuits can last for several years, eliciting information from witnesses while it is still fresh in their minds is imperative.

Make observations/documentations:

No matter how serious the accident was and how significant an impact it had on your life, memories fade. Specific details about the car wreck, injuries, weather conditions, road conditions and other pertinent information can be beneficial in preparing a strong personal injury claim. However, days, weeks or even months after the accident, it can be difficult to recall these specific details. In addition, at that point your memory may have been influenced by what others have told you — particularly insurance companies or individuals attempting to deflect liability.

Take pictures:

Document injury symptoms, medical treatments and doctor visits in a journal. Retain receipts for medical bills paid - including expenses for mileage to and from treatment, prescription medication costs and any other out-of-pocket costs related to your accident and injuries.

Seek medical attention:

We believe the most important thing to do after an accident is to seek proper medical attention. Your recovery is our number one concern. Even if you are unsure if you are injured, seeking immediate medical attention is vital. You may have suffered serious injuries and not even realized it. In fact, in cases of closed head injuries, it may take days or even weeks for the symptoms to surface. However, a skilled medical professional can perform a simple evaluation and make recommendations regarding follow-up care or symptoms to watch out for. In addition, by seeking immediate medical attention you are again establishing critical evidence regarding the car accident.

Contact an experienced lawyer:

If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, you should contact a skilled personal injury lawyer right away. Insurance representatives may contact you to collect information about the crash or your injuries. Ultimately, they will use this information to deflect liability or support their reasons for providing minimal compensation. Please do not make any recorded statements or sign any papers until you have spoken with an experienced car accident attorney.

Obviously, if you are rushed off to the hospital with the first medical responders, it can be difficult to take many of the above mentioned steps. However, if a friend or family member is capable of gathering and documenting information promptly after your car crash, it will only increase your probability for a strong personal injury claim and recovery of fair compensation.

Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Riding a motorcycle brings a sense of freedom. It also carries with it a greater risk for severe injuries. Serious accidents are often fatal. If you or someone you know has been in a motorcycle accident contact the law office of Gary Lee, Attorney, PLLC. I have been representing motorcycle accident victims for more than forty years.

I can help you take immediate and meaningful action.  Call (281) 335-0015 for your free initial consultation on contingency fee cases.

Auto drivers often claim they did not see the motorcycle. The sun was in their eyes, or the motorcycle was small and in the car's blind spot. While this may be true, it is all the more reason why drivers must be vigilant, and it is a poor defense for causing an accident, a serious injury or death. My firm understands that severe injuries are life-altering. That is why I seek the highest compensation for those injured in a motorcycle accident.

Read more about possible insurance benefits and what your insurance policy may cover.

Fatal Accidents

Because riders have very little protection in the event of a crash, motorcycle accidents may result in wrongful death. Monetary compensation can help pay for funeral costs or medical expenses. My firm helps families aggressively seek compensation for their loss.

I represent clients throughout Texas, including Harris County, Galveston County and Brazoria County, who suffer from injuries, such as:

  • Brain head injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Fractures
  • Sprained ankles or wrists
  • Road burns
  • Paralysis

Houston, Texas Truck Wreck Attorney

It is hard to imagine a more dangerous car accident than one involving an 18-wheeler. The disparity in size between an 18-wheeler and other cars on the road is so great that there is a high likelihood of serious injury. If you have been in a truck wreck, you have serious medical concerns. At the Houston law office of Gary Lee, Attorney, PLLC, I have been helping injured people protect their rights for over forty years.

I can help you take IMMEDIATE and MEANINGFUL action.

Call (281) 335-0015 for your free initial consultation on contingency fee cases.

Truck drivers are on the road for hours at a time. They have to pay close attention to the road and their trucks at all times, because so much can go wrong with an 18-wheeler. One small mishap can result in a serious accident. If you were in a truck wreck, there is a good chance you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I can help you protect your rights, whether your accident was caused by:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Equipment Failure
  • Jackknifing
  • Driver Impairment
  • Tire Failure
  • Overload
  • Disconnected Breaks

Federal and State Regulations for Semis

There are both federal and state regulations that apply to all truck drivers. These regulations are in place to prevent truck wrecks, which are often the result of negligent actions such as driver fatigue and poorly maintained equipment. All drivers are required to keep a trucking log, which keeps track of their hours on the road. State laws vary, but they are in place to protect against similar mistakes.

Wrongful Death Trucking Accidents

Have you lost a loved one in a truck wreck? Because of the disparity between tractor trailers and most road vehicles, accidents involving wrongful death are unfortunately all too common. You cannot put a price on the loss of your loved one, but your family may now have serious financial concerns. I can help you receive the financial considerations you deserve.

Learn more about insurance benefits that may afford you coverage and what your insurance policy pays.

Experienced Boating Accident Lawyer

  • Clear Lake

  • Galveston

  • Gulf of Mexico

Relaxing, rejuvenating, exciting —

these are the words that are supposed to describe your day on the lake or your vacation cruise. However, because of someone else's negligence, you may be left with frustration, anxiety and turmoil.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a boating accident or has suffered serious personal watercraft injuries, these are likely the emotions that you and your family are feeling. At the Houston law firm of Gary Lee, Attorney, PLLC, I can help you and your family in the aftermath of a serious boat accident.

I can help you take immediate and meaningful action. Call (281) 335-0015 for your free initial consultation on contingency fee cases.

My law office is dedicated to immediately helping clients after a serious accident or injury. I promptly answer my client's questions, investigate the accident and determine a realistic approach to pursuing compensation for any injuries. I use my more than forty years of experience to prepare a strong case for compensation.

We handle boat accident claims involving:

  • Boating accidents
  • Drunk driving-related boat accidents
  • Waterskiing accidents
  • Rental boat accidents
  • Jet ski accidents
  • Wakeboard accidents
  • Pontoon accidents
  • Cruise ship accidents

In addition, I handle accident claims involving passengers that dove off boats or docks into shallow water and suffered a spinal cord injury, claims involving near drowning that resulted in a brain injury or claims involving a boat fire/explosion or passenger drowning that resulted in a wrongful death.

Whether the accident involved a tourist fishing trip vessel or your family's own personal watercraft, you likely have many questions. I offer straightforward advice and guidance to families dealing with serious boat accident injuries or the sudden loss of a loved one. You can rest assured knowing that I am here to advocate on your behalf and deal with the legal issues ahead of you.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.