Jefferson County Auto Injury Lawyer

Hire One of the Best Car Accident Lawyers in Jefferson County

Jefferson County is located in southeastern part of Texas in the high plains of the state, and bordering the Gulf of Mexico on its southern edge. The County is named for the 3rd U.S. President and founding father, Thomas Jefferson.

Lawsuits involving motor vehicle accidents are considered part of injury and accident law, or personal injury law and are addressed in civil court. Hit and Run, Drunk Driving and the various criminal aspects that arise out of car and truck accidents are dealt with separately, if they exist, in criminal court.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Texas Include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to Signal
  • Reckless Driving, Such As Passing On The Shoulder & Rapid Lane Changing
  • Damaged Road Surfaces
  • Inexperienced Drivers
  • Poor Vehicle Maintenance
  • Broken Traffic Lights
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
  • Driving Dangerously Given Current Weather Conditions
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Lights & Signs
  • Distracted Drivers
  • Tired Drivers

Much of the southern part of Jefferson County is marshland, and is bordered on the north by Pine Island Bayou, on the northeast by the Neches River, and on the east by Sabine Lake. The county also has several major roads passing through its lands, including U.S. Interstate 10, which starts out west in California and carries a lot of traffic and traverses the entire country, U.S. Highways 69,96 and 287, as well as Texas state highway 105.

Jefferson County has a total land area of 1,111 square miles, but about 19% of this land (208 square miles) is covered with water or marshland. That means there is less actual land mass for the larger highways to traverse, leading to a higher incidence of traffic accidents. Interstate 10 which is a huge cross-country highway, particularly increases the risk of traffic accidents in this area, because a large number of people traveling on Interstate 10 are out-of-towners just passing through, and unfamiliar with the roads and the area.

Whether you are local, or are driving through Jefferson County on your way to another destination, if you are involved in a traffic accident in Jefferson County, you need an experienced Houston accident lawyer representing you. Joe Stephens is a Houston attorney with over 30 years of experience handling traffic accidents all over south Texas. He is familiar with Beaumont, which is the county seat of Jefferson County, and where all suits in this area need to be filed.

Joe is an experienced, skilled and professional Houston auto accident attorney, with a personal, human touch. Joe understand what a shock being in an auto accident can be, particularly if you are from out of town. Joe will expertly and efficiently handle all of your legal affairs, as well as your personal concerns, to help you get your life back on track. Joe is an expert in all areas resulting from traffic accidents, including: motor vehicle accidents, serious injuries related to accidents, wrongful death accidents, medical malpractice accidents and defective product accidents.

Common Types of Auto Accidents in Jefferson County:

  • Head-on Collision
  • Hit and Run
  • Fender Bender
  • Low Impact Accident
  • Low Speed Accident
  • Pedestrian Involved Accident
  • Side Swipe
  • Side Impact
  • Rear End Accident
  • Rollover Accident
  • T-Bone Accident
  • Commercial Truck Accident

Contact Joe Stephens or a member of his experienced staff today by calling 713.224.4000 for a free consultation. You can also request a copy of one of Joe’s FREE books on the subject of traffic accidents, which will help you better understand your situation. You can also fill out a contact form online at to request information. Joe Stephens is the best advocate and representative you can have, to help get you through this difficult time. Contact his office today.