Car Wrecks Change Lives – We Can Help

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When you are in a car wreck, you may not know what to do. We say, “Ask the experts”. Ask lawyers who have both prosecuted and defended people and companies who have been involved in car wrecks and truck wrecks. Sorrels Law lawyers have done this.

Sorrels Law provides a unique client-first/customer service approach where the client is the center of our focus.  First and foremost, the Sorrels Law team has lawyers who have successfully represented thousands of drivers and passengers who were innocently hurt in car accidents.

Simply put — we know what we are doing.  We address your questions, issues, needs and challenges you face as a victim of a car accident.  We employ a dedicated team of professionals that have the experience to maximize the recovery for the injury victims and loved ones of those killed in car crashes. If you were hit by a drunk driver or careless driver, we can help you in the police process.  And if you were wrongly charged in causing the collision, we can still help you and make a recovery for you.  We understand how to help you with your damaged car and your injured body. We also do something both special and unique for lawyers — our highly successful lawyers answer our own phones and return your calls.  Our clients are our priority.

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Life Changing Consequences

Sorrels Law knows your entire life can completely change in the blink of an eye as the result of an auto crash caused by a negligent driver.  Even minor crashes can cause major injuries.  Your life can be disrupted by a driver who was not paying attention, was driving while texting or posting on social media, or was in too big of a hurry to slow down and drive safely.  Those drivers often have unscrupulous insurance who can trick you into signing something or verbally agreeing to settle your claim by offering you quick money.  But they will short-change you and make sure you never see another dime.  They will use intimidating tactics and create every challenge imaginable to prevent you to get to what the law says you are entitled.  Our lawyers are simply more equipped and better prepared to prevail when these cases are handled both before trial and when taken to trial.  We take on those challenges and defeat them every day.  Don’t be a victim a second time when you make the decision to hire a lawyer.  Hire someone the car insurance industry knows has the resources and experience to hold them accountable and responsible.

What To Do After A Wreck?

Make sure you are safe and those around you are safe. Be careful getting out of your vehicle because there are often secondary wrecks that occur after the primary wreck.  You do not want to be a victim twice.  Especially on the freeway, do not get hit as a pedestrian when you are simply trying to follow a normal car wreck protocol.

Call 911, and tell them you need the police at the scene and paramedics if you are injured.

Take pictures and video of the scene, including all sides of your vehicle and the other vehicle or vehicles as well. Do not leave the scene immediately.  Take closer pictures of the damages to all vehicles.  Take pictures of the license plate of the other car or truck.  Take pictures of the any vehicle signage.  Take pictures of the other drivers, the other driver’s drivers license and other driver’s insurance information. When taking pictures of the scene, take pictures of any roadway signs, traffic control signs, or traffic lights.  Be you sure some of your photos allow enough space to see where you were coming from and going to.

Do not give a written or verbal statement to anyone at the scene other than what the police officers request.  Police officers also can get confused, so be sure that your statement is clear to the officer and the officer writes down your statement properly and accurately.

Request a copy of the police report or incident information so you can later get the report. You might check with the department of transportation in your state or locale to secure this.

Do not give a recorded statement to anyone until you talk to your lawyer. Insurance companies use recorded statements to work against you, and if they are not helpful to the insurance company, the recording can be easily discarded or lost.

If you are injured and don’t need an ambulance, seek medical attention promptly. It is natural for you to not to feel immediate injury because the adrenaline that is flowing through you and your body at the time of this traumatic event.  But you may feel stiffness, soreness, or some other injury within hours or days following the incident.  Many of our clients are hopeful the pain will go away, but instead the pain can get worse.  Insurance companies will use any gap in treatment between the time of impact until the time you started to see a doctor to argue you were not hurt.  They will argue something else must have happened, because you did not seek doctor’s attention.  Therefore, you must not have been hurt in the collision and you are not deserving of any compensation.

Keep good records of your medical treatment, expenses and bills.  The better the records you have to prove what has been lost, the better off you are in presenting the claim to an insurance company or a jury.  Keep documentation on your mileage going to and from the doctor, your deductibles, your co-pays, your prescriptions, your out-of-pocket expenses for any over the counter medication’s, and any other expense associated with your crash or injuries.

Keep track of any time that you must be away from work as a result of this crash.  The law allows you to make a recovery from your time away from work and keep a log of those hours to better present to the insurance company or to a jury.  Even if your company allows you to take off for sick time, keep track of these hours.

Quickly get an estimate on the damage to your vehicle. If your car has been totaled, look to other sources (Kelly Blue Book, E-Bay or other ads to sell vehicles like your vehicle) to properly evaluate the value of your car.  Insurance companies will try to lowball you on its offer.  Don’t let them take advantage of you because you are not armed with the real facts about the value of your vehicle. If it has been towed away, go to the tow yard to get more photos of the vehicle (which may be a safer environment than the crash scene).  Don’t forget about the storage charges associated with your vehicle being on the lot.  You should work with your insurance company or your lawyer on how to best address these charges.

Keep receipts on all expenses associated with your property damage.  This would include rental car or paying someone else to borrow a car.

Do not sign any documents or releases from the insurance company until you speak with a lawyer.  Do not agree verbally over the phone to any settlement offer, as this agreement may be considered a full and complete settlement as well. Be very careful what you say on the phone to the insurance company, as they will often record your conversations and you may be agreeing to something you don’t understand.  Consult a lawyer before agreeing to anything involving a settlement.  Sorrels Law will often talk with people who are not clients about these offers without formally being employed and with no expectation of compensation.

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit? Do Not Wait Too Long!

Laws vary from state to state, but many states require you to bring your claim within two years of the date of the incident. This law is typically called the statute of limitations, which means there is a limit on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. In Texas, with just a few exceptions, these claims are required to be brought within two years. This is not a long time, so don’t wait and don’t procrastinate. You are better off seeking legal advice and counsel sooner than later. We are here to help.

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Firm Attorney Randy Sorrels has handled automobile cases for over 34 years and when other lawyers are in an accident, they call Randy.  He regularly teaches other lawyers about handling personal injury and wrongful death claims.  He is generous with his time helping clients and other lawyers.  Randy Sorrels holds four board certifications, has been President of the State Bar of Texas and has a long track record of success — recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.  Importantly though, he treats each client’s case with the respect and dignity it deserves.  He did so when he formerly represented insurance companies and their drivers who were sued for causing wrecks when he began his career at Fulbright & Jaworski, and today he proudly pursues justice on behalf of those injured and wrongly killed in car wreck cases. 

Car accident victims almost always need help or advice – or both.  Sorrels Law is a law firm that prides itself on helping victims of car wrecks.  This is true even if the client ultimately doesn’t need a lawyer and just needs to be given some advice or has a question that needs to be answered.  We recognize insurance companies are looking out for their own bottom line.  They negotiate hard – and that is assuming they negotiate at all.  They don’t want to reimburse you for anything if they do not have to.   The lawyers and professionals at Sorrels Law are dedicated to making sure each client’s case is individually handled and proper attention is given at all times.  We return your phone calls.  We answer your questions.  We treat you like family.

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Serious Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

Major crashes can bring about life-altering and life-ending results.  They can wreak havoc, calamity, destruction, catastrophic injury and death on those impacted by the cars and trucks.  Collisions with vehicles of all types can cause a range of injuries from soft tissue tearing and sprains to broken bones, herniated discs, paralysis, internal injuries and traumatic brain injuries.  You should seek treatment immediately so that minor injuries cannot lead to more serious medical conditions. Injuries from these wrecks can be severe, permanent and long lasting.  You may incur medical bills that will last a lifetime and lose your ability to work at a good paying job.  Our firm will assist you in recovering compensation for those injuries.

We will work with your treating physicians and other healthcare providers to guide you through the medical maze that can be so overwhelming and confusing.  One of our lawyers is also a nurse. The lawyers and staff at Sorrels Law have compassion for your injuries and understand the fear of the unknown.  You should not have to experience the pain you are unnecessarily going through and we will fight hard for full compensation.  We understand how your injuries affect your entire life including not only yourself, but your family relationships, your friendships, and your ability to do your job.

Sorrels Law Will Take Your Case to Court

The lawyers at Sorrels Law have handled individual cases involving less than $5000 and obtaining awards of nearly $300 million.  Our lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the Sorrels Law clients because they are willing to take each and every case to court.  You should hire a lawyer who is ready, willing and able to go to court and present your case to a jury.  Firm Attorney Randy Sorrels has consistently been named one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers magazine.  There are over 106,000 lawyers and this puts Sorrels in the top .0001 percent of Texas lawyers.  We encourage you to compare our credentials to all other lawyers across the nation.

Joint Venture Opportunities

If you are a lawyer and want to joint venture a case with our firm, we pay referral fees in accordance and as allowed by the State Bar of Texas rules. We routinely work alongside some of the best lawyers in the state to help bring about the maximum recovery on behalf of the client. If you are a client and currently have a lawyer, please understand we do not want you to change lawyers. We want to add to your team of lawyers – and at no extra cost to you. We are willing to talk with and work with your current lawyers to help you obtain all of the compensation the law entitles you to recover. You are our primary concern.

Contact Sorrels Law For a Free Consultation

The lawyers at Sorrels Law put you first.  You can call us anytime for a free consultation and speak personally with a lawyer.  We will share with you our experience without asking you to hire us.  Your initial consultation is free.  You will not be charged a retainer or receive a bill.  We will not pressure you to sign anything. Instead you will find a staff of dedicated, caring professionals that will speak with you right away.  More importantly, if you honor us to be your lawyer, we will answer your phone calls, your questions, and return any messages you leave.  Many law firms won’t do this, but the lawyers at Sorrels Law are committed to this level of service.

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5300 Memorial Dr. Suite 270
Houston, TX 77007

You can trust that the Sorrels Law team of attorneys and staff has the experience and the skill to meticulously and strategically handle your case.  We know what we are doing and we will guide you every step of the way.  Ask us any question and call us at any time.

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