Wharton, TX, Car Accident Lawyers
The injuries and aftermath of a car accident can cause suffering and trauma for life.
Reed & Terry, LLP has earned national recognition for our success in representing accident cases.
Our car accident attorneys offer free case reviews for victims in the Wharton, TX, area and their families.
We Take Care of Wharton
It can be hard to know if a lawyer is really on your side, or if they just view people as paychecks. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the last thing our car accident lawyers want you to worry about is paying us.
Our car accident attorneys offer free case reviews and do not charge our clients a dime unless we win their lawsuit. You can rest assured knowing the attorneys at Reed & Terry, LLP have just one single focus – winning your car accident case. Call our law firm or write to us now to request your free consultation with our personal injury attorneys. We have convenient offices in Sugar Land, Richmond, and Katy, TX, and can even meet with you virtually.
Car Accident Lawyers Wharton, TX, Can Trust
Reed and Terry were extremely professional and kept us informed and educated during our entire case so we always knew what to expect next and a time frame for every step. I felt like a valued client instead of just a number. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to be treated with dignity and respect throughout the process of a legal case. We received more from our settlement than we thought possible. I am so thankful we turned to them for help. Excellent.View on Google
Reed & Terry represented me 6 years ago as a result of a car accident. Noticed a lien on my property from the hospital. Called and spoke with Marta. (She was actually paralegal who assisted me at the time). Was always kind and caring. She stopped what she was doing and immediately researched my case. Sent me the letter, copy of check that was paid to hospital. Someone at hospital didn't do their job and remove lien. Marta, you are awesome!! I would recommend this firm to anyone needing an excellent personal injury attorney. Thanks again.View on Google
What Sets the Reed & Terry, LLP Law Firm Apart
Proven Track Record
Our car accident attorneys strive to maximize the value of each case they take on. They have proven their abilities by handling thousands of cases and achieving a significant number of six-figure and even multi-million dollar judgments. Many of these wins have been for car accident victims. Our successful advocacy for our Texas clients has allowed our law firm to open multiple locations and become a pillar of the larger community.
Our lawyers have earned national recognition for their work. Both attorney Travis B. Terry and attorney Jackson R. Reed have been admitted as Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. This prestigious honor is bestowed on less than 1% of the membership of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Terry is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and focuses on serious injuries sustained in car accidents. Mr. Reed has effectively handled thousands of personal injury cases on behalf of clients throughout Texas.
Core Members of the Community
Our law firm strives to help all members of our community. Our personal injury lawyers are proud participants in a local bar association program that offers free legal assistance, as well as Fort Bend Lawyers Care, which provides free legal advice for folks in need. We are bilingual, allowing us to serve people around Texas who prefer to speak in Spanish. Additionally, our car accident lawyers have built an extensive network of expert witnesses throughout Texas. These witnesses help our lawyers build the strongest cases possible for folks suffering from personal injury or worse.
Traffic Accidents are Tragically Common in Texas
Some people think major car crashes only occur in big cities. In fact, the majority of fatal traffic crashes in Texas occur in rural areas. Despite having a population of under 9,000 people, there were 226 car crashes in Wharton alone in 2020. This averages out to more than one auto accident every two days.
Statewide, there was not a single day without a traffic fatality in 2020, and from 2019 to 2020 Texas experienced a nearly 8% increase in the number of traffic fatalities. Traffic crashes are common in our area, but our car accident lawyers have successfully handled a vast array of different types of crashes for their clients.
Talk to Car Accident Attorneys Wharton Can Rely On
Numerous tragic crashes have occurred on U.S. 59 near Hungerford, just ten minutes from the heart of Wharton, TX. Being just 60 miles from Houston, and serving as a major gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, it is an unfortunate fact of life that folks speed through Wharton and cause traffic crashes. Our car accident lawyers have helped many folks whose lives were upended by unexpected car crashes in or near their rural hometowns.
If you or a loved one are suffering as the result of someone else’s reckless or negligent driving, our attorneys are here to help you. Please feel free to call or write to our car accident lawyers to request your free consultation. If injuries or simple scheduling issues make seeing us in person an imposition, we can schedule a virtual consultation or come to you in Wharton, TX, or elsewhere.
Rave Reviews for Our Car Accident Lawyers
I take great pleasure in expressing my appreciation for there outstanding performance while assigned as my attorney. Though busy with the administration of other clients. They took time out to reach out to me by email or by phone to keep me updated on my situation. Jackson R. Reed perform his assigned duties work on my case in a truly efficient reliable and professional manner. By using this company they save me $7,000.00 Mr. Reed on his own initiative, and became of his profound concern for other, he has made himself available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to assist me with my case The company as a hold has demonstrated a continuing high degree of professional excellence. Regards! Cleve Baker Retired Air Force & U.S. Small Business AdministrationView on Google
Jackson Reed and Travis Terry provided the best legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found them to be experienced, responsive, knowledgable and honest. While working with Jack & Travis, I felt as though my situation was in trustworthy hands, and they did not steer me wrong. I would highly recommend the Reed & Terry Law Firm to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from them again or refer my friends or family to them.View on Google
How You Can Help Our Lawyers Build Your Case
The best tool our attorneys have to build your case is hard evidence. Many clients keep all photos and other evidence on their phones or computers. These devices are prone to unexpected breaks and can be lost, resulting in the evidence supporting your case disappearing. To make sure you always have it, you should back your evidence up on multiple devices, email it to yourself, and print hard copies. Finally, sending our car accident lawyers the evidence will provide another place to keep it safe.
Don't Admit Fault
Auto accidents are naturally scary and jarring. It can feel like the right thing to do is to apologize to the other driver, even when you did nothing wrong. Additionally, tempers flare following auto accidents, and the other driver may angrily pressure you into admitting fault. It is very important that you do not admit fault for the accident in any way. Apologizing for an accident can be considered admitting responsibility. Any confession by you can be used as evidence of your guilt and will only harm your car accident case.
Seek Medical Care
Injuries sustained in traffic accidents are often not immediately apparent. Even if you think it is physically unnecessary, it is wise to seek medical attention after a crash. First of all, this can help ensure your health by allowing a physician to identify and treat problems you may not even be aware of. It can also be very crucial evidence for your case. Medical records and medical bills can help prove your injuries, and a lack of doctor’s visits may be used by the defense as evidence that you were not really injured.
Important Texas Laws to Know
Statute of Limitations
Statute of limitations laws set strict deadlines for when a lawsuit must be filed by. These vary from state to state. In Texas, a personal injury lawsuit seeks compensation for damage to yourself or your property. The statute of limitations on these types of suits is two years from the date of the accident. Wrongful death lawsuits seek financial compensation for the tragic passing of a loved one that was caused by another person’s negligence. The wrongful death statute of limitations in Texas is two years from the date of death. In a small set of circumstances, the deadline may be extended. If you are worried that you have lost the ability to file a lawsuit due to the statute of limitations, it is wise to allow our lawyers to review the facts and determine if we may be able to pursue the case on your behalf.
Modified Comparative Negligence
Some folks believe that unless their driving was perfect before an auto accident, they are not entitled to any financial compensation. This is a common misconception. Texas law operates under modified comparative negligence. This means that even if you made a mistake on the road, you may still be deserving of financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and more. The key point to be proven is that another driver is at fault for your injuries, and even if you did commit an error, the other driver carries more responsibility for the accident. Traffic laws and the legal system can be hard to parse without legal education and decades of practice. Through handling thousands of cases, our attorneys understand how to prove when a client may be partially at fault but still deserving of compensation.
Tips for Talking to Insurance
The best tip our personal injury attorneys can give for talking to insurance companies following an accident is to not speak to them at all. What you say can and will be used against you. Once you retain our personal injury lawyers we will handle contact with insurance companies.
However, if you currently do not have an attorney and happen to find yourself speaking to an insurance company regarding your accident, these are some suggestions:
- Identify who you are talking to
- Remain polite and non-aggressive
- Refuse any pressure to settle your claim
- Tell them you would like no further contact
- Do not speak about the car accident or your injuries
- Take notes of what they say to you and what you say
- Don't give personal information besides name, address, & phone number
More Clients Who Are Pleased With Our Personal Injury Lawyers
Jack and Marta were outstanding in the handling of our case. They kept us up to date on what they were doing, answered all of our questions and were very professional during this entire ordeal. We would definitely use they again and would not hesitate to recommend they to our friends Thank Jack and Marta and Lori tooView on Google
Mr. Travis is a excellent lawyer. Very professional and yet keeps a personal contact point to clients. His staff is wonderful. Jessica and Martha are always available and while they have many clients to tend to, they respond in a timely manner. Cases can take a long time so it is important to have a lawyer who will hold your hands in rough times and advice to you well. Happy with outcomeView on Google