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Texas Car Accident Attorney Serving the Greater Houston Area

If you have lost a loved one or suffered serious personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident in or around the Houston area resulting from someone else's negligence, you should not have to shoulder the financial burden alone. Justice demands that you obtain compensation for your damages and losses.

The Lufkin and Houston based law firm Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has extensive experience in vehicular accident claims and routinely represents victims of auto, truck and motorcycle accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, bicycle-auto accidents, livestock-auto accidents and pedestrian-auto accidents.

If you have suffered a personal injury or have a family member that has suffered a personal injury or death resulting from an auto, truck or motorcycle accident, the lawyers at Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC will investigate your case and take legal action to pursue all responsible parties seeking to recover damages for past and future medical bills including bills for treatment, surgery or rehabilitation, past and future mental anguish and physical pain, physical impairment, physical disfigurement, disability, past and future loss of income and loss of earning capacity.

If you were injured in an auto, truck or motorcycle accident, it is important to immediately seek appropriate medical evaluation and treatment. If you are treated and released from an emergency room with instructions to follow up with a physician, it is important to do so if your symptoms or complaints do not completely subside within 24 hours. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC can assist you in obtaining medical treatment if you are unable to afford such treatment or have a transportation problem. Please contact our office for a free consultation concerning your auto accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident case and to discuss medical treatment options.

Why You Should Hire A Car Accident Lawyer in The Greater Houston Area

According to Texas Department of Transportation, in the year of 2015 there were 344 motor vehicle accidents in Houston resulting in 72 injuries; 28 of which were classified as incapacitating.  Also in 2015, there were 7 fatal crashes leading to 8 deaths. 

Hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you in your motor vehicle accident claim ensures that you will take the proper steps to maximize your recovery without prejudicing your rights. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC can guide you through this process to ensure that you settle your claim only when your physical injuries are resolved, or it is clear what additional treatment you will need. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC will present your claim for personal injuries and damages to get the attention of the insurance company and get you results.

If liability is not seriously disputed, most of our claims settle without the necessity of filing suit. If a lawsuit becomes necessary, Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC will pursue your case in court and utilize state of the art technology to prepare evidence for trial so that the facts and issues are presented to the Court or Jury in a demonstrative form with dramatic impact and clarity. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has utilized medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, economic experts, accounting experts and vocational rehabilitation experts to ensure that both the Court and the Jury understands the full extent of injuries and damages that can be awarded.

Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has extensive experience in collecting critical evidence from the scene of an accident and the vehicles involved. Our investigators can identify and contact witnesses to obtain statements, make photographs or videotapes of accident sites and vehicles, and interview investigating law enforcement to obtain information that may not be contained in an accident report. Our procedures for handling this aspect of a claim can provide a distinct advantage in the prosecution and settlement of an auto, truck or motorcycle personal injury claim.

Although Texas insurance law requires auto operators to maintain liability insurance in at the least the amount of $30,000, many drivers do not have insurance. Commercial truck drivers and 18-wheelers are required to carry a minimum of $500,000 insurance. The majority of driver's that do have liability insurance carry the minimum limits required by law. Texas Insurance Companies offer Personal Injury Protection, and Uninsured /Underinsured Motorist Coverage. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC will pursue recovery of your personal injury protection benefits and charges no fee for this service.

You can make a claim on your own auto policy if the responsible party has no insurance or inadequate insurance to cover the full extent of your personal injuries and damages and you maintain Uninsured /Underinsured Motorist Coverage. If you pursue an uninsured or underinsured claim your own insurance company may suddenly become an adversary to avoid paying you full value for your claim. It is important that you consult with a lawyer to avoid taking action that could prejudice your rights under the terms of your Uninsured /Underinsured Motorist Coverage. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has extensive experience in handling uninsured and underinsured claims against their client's insurance company and can guide you through this claim to ensure that you get results.

DWI Car Accidents in The Greater Houston Area

The Texas Department of Transportation reported that there were 21 DUI accidents in Houston in 2015 leading to 2 incapacitating injuries. 

Intoxication accidents are most often associated with alcohol consumption, but there are other substances that individuals can be under the influence of and cause harm and injuries to others. Marijuana, household chemicals and prescription drugs can all be considered as agents in intoxication accidents. Driving while impaired or intoxicated (DWI) or operating while intoxicated or impaired (OWI) are both against the law and lead to on average, more than 13,000 accidents per year.

Drug and alcohol intoxication accidents are two of the leading causes of crash fatalities. Drivers who drive while under the influence of drugs or other substances should be held accountable for the pain and suffering they cause to their victims.

At Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley, we have decades of experience in handling personal injury accidents, including a wide range of motor vehicle accidents and injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another driver, please contact us today to receive the legal representation you deserve. We will be more than happy to review your case

Commercial Trucking Accidents in Houston

Truck accidents happen every day all over the United States, and the causes normally include: speed, driver error, intoxication and inexperience. A car of any size is no match against 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, semi-trucks, big rigs and pick-ups. The sheer size, speed, and sometimes hazardous payloads of these massive vehicles make accidents involving them some of the most catastrophic. 

If you are one of the millions of people who have been injured in truck accidents because of the negligence of another person, you do have legal rights. Often in truck accidents, you may be able to seek compensation from not only the driver of the truck but their employer as well- if they are driving while on the job. No matter what kind of truck you are involved in an accident with, the results are almost always the same- you will likely suffer from personal injuries.

Semi-truck accidents account for 5,000 fatalities with another 130,000 injured on roads in the United States. In 2015, there were 424 fatal accidents involving semi-trucks and tractor trailers in Texas. 

While trucks play an important role in transporting goods to all areas of the country, they can also be one of the most dangerous vehicles on the road because of their size and weight. These vehicles can also be dangerous because the drivers are often pushed to their physical limits, causing fatigue and poor judgment. The traumatic injuries a person can sustain from a truck accident can completely alter their life or result in death.

The injuries a person can sustain in a tractor trailer accident can be horrific. Burns, amputation, disfigurement and other such injuries are common after these types of accidents. There are many causes for a tractor trailer accident. In a collision, a regular vehicle usually stands no chance against these behemoths of the road. The results are often deadly. Some common causes include:

1) Failure to Provide Proper Maintenance
2) Driving While Intoxicated
3) Falling Cargo

Along the Texas Gulf Coast, it is a common sight to see 18 wheeler trucks on the state's highways. However, with so many 18 wheeler trucks there are also a lot of accidents. . In a worst case scenario, an accident with one can be deadly. 18-wheelers are massive vehicles that cause severe traffic fatalities every year, and require great maintenance and care by the driver and the company.

Serving Houston, Lukfin and East Texas

Clients who have suffered neck and back injuries, other serious injuries as a result of a car accident or the wrongful death of loved ones need a legal team with compassion that will understand the challenging situation they are facing, but they also need personal injury lawyers that will fight and win for them.

At Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC, we take each case with empathy and care, but we also fight aggressively for our clients' interests. We have a track record of successful verdicts and settlements for over 40 years.

If you have been involved in an accidents with a commercial vehicle, you may not know where to turn. At Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, P.C, . We will be able to guide you through the legal maze and if necessary, present your case properly to a judge and/or jury. We utilize state-of-the-art techniques such as accident animations to give jurors a visual of the accident scene as well as investigate to see if the truck's company violated any codes concerning truck safety. We will be able to put you in a position where you can get the compensation you deserve.


Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has offices located in Houston and Lufkin Texas and serves clients throughout East Texas as well as many other states.
*Principal office in Lufkin, Texas



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