If you’ve been injured in a car wreck in Houston, you should know that’s it’s in your best interest to discuss your legal options with a Houston car accident lawyer. Below are 5 tips to help you find the best car accident attorney to represent your interests, and fight for compensation for your injuries and losses.
Published on July 27, 2017
by The Sutliff & Stout Staff
If you’ve suffered serious injuries from a car accident that was not your fault, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced Houston auto accident attorney to learn your options for recovering full and fair compensation.
Since you’re reading this, we assume that you’ve been researching car accident lawyers in Houston, and you’ve likely discovered that there are no shortage of law firms that want your case. Because it is absolutely critical that you hire the best lawyer for you, here we’ve provided 5 things to look for as you decide on which car accident lawyer to hire for your case.
1. The Best Car Accident Lawyers in Houston are in Houston
You might have found us by searching something like “car accident lawyer near me”, and for good reason! You know intuitively that it’s best to work with a lawyer who is close enough to you to ensure efficiency of communication and personal attention.
At Sutliff & Stout we are a truly local Houston law firm. Since we opened our doors in 2008 we’ve served hundreds of injured Houstonites from our office at 550 Post Oak Blvd #530.
We invite you to come to our office for a free case review any time during our normal business hours. Furthermore, because we’re local, we’re happy to come and meet with you at your home or at the hospital where you’re being treated for your auto accident injuries. We’re also flexible and can come meet with you over coffee or lunch in or around Houston if you prefer that.
2. The Best Car Accident Attorneys Keep You Informed
When you hire a car accident lawyer it’s reasonable to expect periodic updates from the firm on the status of your case. Because we recognize how crucial it is that you be fairly compensated for your injuries, we understand your desire to be informed on the progress of your claim. When you hire our Houston accident attorneys to handle your case, you can be sure that you’ll always be kept abreast of the latest pertinent developments.
Many of our clients also want to understand the laws and procedures that are relevant to Houston auto accident cases. Knowing this, our attorneys consistently publish information here on our website to address our client’s most pressing questions and concerns:
Important Texas Car Accident Information
- Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
- What to Do After an Accident
- What NOT to Do After a Car Accident
- How to Get Your Houston Police Accident Report
- Who is At Fault for My Car Accident?
- Who is at Fault for a T-Bone Accident
- Who is at Fault for a Changing Lanes Accident?
- Can I Sue for Emotional Distress in Texas?
- Texas Car Accident Statute of Limitations
- Auto Accident Lawsuit Timeline
- 10 Tips for Car Accident Depositions
- Bad Faith Insurance Tactics
- Personal Injuries and Drunk Drivers
- Texas Auto Insurance Requirements
- When to Contact Insurance and What to Say
- Is the Settlement Offer Fair?
- Can I Get “Pain and Suffering” Compensation?
- Auto Accident Settlement Tips
- Does Medicare Cover Car Accident Injuries?
- Does Health Insurance Cover Car Accident Injuries?
3. The Best Car Accident Lawyers Have Happy Clients
A great way to gauge whether a given car accident attorney is someone you want to work with is to ask the lawyer for past client references. Reaching out to just a few past clients can give you confidence that the attorney you put your trust in will deliver.
You can also get a sense of an attorney’s overall reputation by searching for online reviews on sites like Google, Yelp, and Avvo.
At Sutliff & Stout we are proud to have earned over 45 Google reviews (and counting). In addition, both of our founding attorneys have achieved 10/10 “Superb” Ratings on Avvo.com.
To get a better sense of what it’s like to work with us, we encourage you to also check out video and written testimonials from some of our past clients:
These guys are tireless and fierce advocates for their clients…
In August of 2010, I was involved in my only auto accident ever. Sutliff & Stout actually took the time to come to my home for our first meeting together. These guys are tireless and fierce advocates for their clients. Sutliff & Stout provided clear explanations at every step, outlined my options, and carried out any decision I made. They were even able to recover the entire available compensation from the other motorist and my insurance. I was very fortunate to have found these car accident lawyers.
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4. The Best Car Accident Lawyers are Decent People
In our experience, lawyers who consistently achieve great results for their clients tend to be lawyers who care a great deal about their client’s well being. We’ve always believed that in order to do auto accident work, and do it well, the car accident attorney must have compassion for his clients and their struggle, and gratitude for the opportunity to seek justice on their behalf.
Our team of Houston accident attorneys truly believe this sentiment, and we work hard to put it into practice for every single one of our clients, everyday.
In addition to providing our clients with highly competent legal representation, we also do our best to promote public safety throughout the Houston community by offering free cab, Uber, and Lyft rides during the major US drinking holidays.
We show our gratitude by giving backing to Houston charities and non-profits like Houston Walk Like MADD and the Texas Brain Injury Alliance, and we support local students by offering an annual $2,500 scholarship contest.
5. The Best Car Accident Lawyers in Houston Have a History of Significant Recoveries
At the end of the day, the most important question you need to answer as you decide on what Houston car accident lawyer to hire is: Who can get me the recovery that I need?
There are many capable car accident lawyers in Houston. We think our history of results prove that we are near the front of the pack. Here are some examples of our recent settlement and verdicts for our auto accident injury clients:
In exchange for a $6,000,000.00 agreed judgment, Sutliff & Stout settled a claim against a drunk driver who caused significant personal injuries to our client. He was hit by the drunk driver’s vehicle causing him to lose his leg.
After significant discovery and investigation and multiple negotiating sessions with the drunk driver’s lawyers, Sutliff & Stout was able to obtain this $6,000,000.00 result for our client. Attorneys fees and expenses were $72,978.84.
Sutliff & Stout successfully resolved a case against Russell Transport, Inc. relating to a head-on collision. As a result of the collision, our client had to have back surgery. Using an aggressive and proactive approach to the case, we were able to successfully resolve the matter for $2,300,000.00 in less than nine months. Net recovery to the client was $1,320,000.00
Sutliff & Stout successfully resolved a significant trucking accident case where liability was hotly contested. Our client was forced off the road by an eighteen wheeler, which caused his vehicle to roll over several times. As a result of the collision, the client required a two level lumbar fusion. Given the nature of the client’s surgery, his doctor limited his work activities to light duty work and, thus, the client was unable to return to his prior employment.
Our attorneys are standing by and ready to help
We hope we’ll you give us a call, shoot us a text, or send us an email to discuss your Houston auto accident case. Our experienced car accident lawyers are ready to listen to the details of your case and give you their qualified, honest advice on your best steps forward.