Personal Injury

Injured Houston Passengers Trust Our Car Accident Lawyers

Do you know what to do if you were injured?

Being hurt in a car accident in Houston can be a traumatic experience for anyone. But injured passengers can have an especially tough time. You weren’t even driving the vehicle. You had absolutely no control over what happened. And after the wreck, you may be facing a long recovery process – and a difficult legal battle.

What’s worse is that the person responsible for your Houston car accident may be the driver of the car you were in – a friend, colleague, even a family member. The Houston passenger injury lawyers at Tracey Fox & Walters understand how difficult and delicate these cases can be, and we know how to overcome obstacles and fight for fair compensation.

Passengers are normally exempt from liability for wrecks

The law in Texas is that if you weren't in physical control of a vehicle, you're almost certainly not liable for a wreck. The only exception is if you did something to distract the driver or otherwise contribute to the accident, such as grabbing the wheel or blocking the view.

But just because you aren't at fault doesn't mean getting compensation is easy. An insurance company might dispute the extent of your injuries or whether they were really caused by the accident, as in any other car accident case. Even tougher are the cases where the person at fault for the accident is the driver of the car you were in, putting you in the uncomfortable position of taking legal action against someone you know.

That's why it's so important to contact our law firm to discuss the details of your case in a safe, confidential environment. Remember, you aren't trying to take your friend's money. You're merely asking his or her insurance carrier to honor their contract and provide coverage. In most cases, we can handle your claim by working directly with the insurance company, and your friend or relative doesn't have to get directly involved.

Contact our car accident law firm.

We understand that you may not want to involve an attorney. But the reality is that getting our legal team on your side is an important step toward rebuilding your life. There's no cost and no obligation; we just want to help you understand your legal rights and options. Call (713) 495-2333 today to schedule your free consultation at our Houston office.