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Daragh John Carter

Car accident Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   62 reviews

also known as Daragh Carter, Daragh John M. Carter


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About Daragh

Learn Daragh’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    70%
    I've handled in excess of 1,500 motor vehicle accident cases in 11+ years of practicing personal injury law, and I have tried many car accident cases to a jury in Harris County, Texas.

    18 years

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, I help clients with car accident, 18-wheeler accidents, slip-and-falls, work injuries, uninsured motorist claims, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death cases, burn injuries, daycare injuries and more.

    18 years

  3. Trucking accident
    10%
    Because large commercial vehicles like 18-wheelers frequently carry $1,000,000 or more of coverage, insurance companies work very hard to investigate trucking accidents...to see if there is a way they can avoid paying the claim.

    18 years

  4. Motorcycle accident
    5%
    Insurance companies are very fond of blaming the motorcycle first, though the reality is the larger vehicle is almost always at fault.

  5. Slip and fall accident
    5%
    Premises liability claims like slip-and-falls are notoriously difficult because the evidence required to prove a claim is often difficult to get.

    18 years

Proof is in the results so read my clients' reviews! I enjoy my job, work hard and take my clients' cases seriously. I'm Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and my practice has been 100% personal injury for 12 years. I've been voted a Top Personal Injury Lawyer from 2013-2017 by Houstonia Magazine, and named to Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2015 and Texas Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2018. I graduated magna cum laude from University of Houston Law Center in 2005 and was ranked 20th in a class of 387 law students. I started my career at Fulbright & Jaworski, one of Texas' premiere law firms. I don't over promise and I don't give potential clients a sales pitch so they'll hire me. Instead I offer free consultations that are not rushed and that give folks a chance to ask questions.

I represent people in the Houston area and throughout Texas. I protect the rights of clients injured in truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, fall injuries, work injuries, pedestrian accidents, plant explosions, drunk driving accidents, injuries caused by dangerous products, dog bites and animal attacks, wrongful death claims and more.

I work strictly on a contingent fee basis, which means no attorney's fee unless the client gets a recovery.

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Licensed for 17 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Daragh

Daragh Carter, Attorney
1225 North Loop West
Suite 525
Houston, TX, 77008-1672

Reviews

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Posted by Dawn | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I cannot say enough good things about Daragh. I reached out after I was had been involved in an accident and was told by the responsible company they could not pay my medical bills as they were not insured. Daragh went above and beyond and was able to get payment for me. He always returned my call or text within minutes of receiving my message and kept me informed throughout the process. He is knowledgable, honest, patient, compassionate and never mislead me. While working with Daragh, he never stopped fighting for me. I highly recommend Daragh if you need representation.
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Posted by Amanda | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Daragh was always very professional, prompt, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Did an excellent job keeping us informed and worked tirelessly to get our case resolved. Excellent attorney and professional staff.
Posted by Dianne | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Carter was always very professional and answered all of our questions and phone calls. We would highly recommend him to represent others with injury claims.
Posted by Randy | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney
A drunk driver crashed into me; which resulted in an open compound fracture, an open head wound and a spinal injury to my wife. Right after the accident, we hired legal representation that failed to yield results, so I sought out attorneys with a good reputation and Mr Carter definitely lived up to the positive reviews I read beforehand. When we brought our case to him, he didn't cut anything out nor sugarcoat anything, he gave us the hard facts, that the case would be a long shot and would be a difficult process to cope with. Throughout the whole ordeal, he was consistent in communication, promptly notified us of any developments and he constantly stayed on the insurance company to keep the ball rolling. Long story short, if you've been in an accident; call this guy, his reputation is well deserved.
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Posted by Andrew | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Good Lawyer
In January 2017, I was involved in a incident in of the retail store in Sugar Land, Texas. I sustained injury and was hospitalized for a few hours at St. Luke. I interviewed 4 or 5 personal injury law firms and ultimately chose Daragh John Carter to represent my case. He was professional, experienced with retail store in Texas and knowledgeable every aspect of personal injury. No other attorney sounded as genuine as Daragh. He is committed to his clients, willing to work hard and truly cares about his client's well being, not just the case. Daragh helped out encourage me with everything as far as the hospital bills and treatments and he had investigated liability of the retail store who caused me the injury and every angle to maximize my claim to the adjuster. Daragh kept me updated on his case progress and made sure my expectations were in line with the many possible outcomes. Most of all, he was always on the same page with me. This accomplishment could not have been achieved without Daragh's hard work, dedication and commitment. I always felt that I was Daragh's only client, regardless of how many clients he had and he was very responsive to all of my emails. He fought for my case. Daragh John Carter is honest, knowledgeable, punctual and works hard to take care of his clients. For these reasons I would recommend Daragh to represent anyone with a personal injury claim. His firm specializes in personal injury and more in legals! Daragh is the best in the business. THANK YOU!
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Response from Daragh Carter August 5, 2017
Andrew, I appreciate your kind words. Thanks for hiring me to handle your premises liability case, I'm glad we got it settled.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Kind Attorney
Mr Daragh had represented me in my two cases. He is an excellent lawyer, and a kind person. He was on top of my cases. He responded to my emails promptly. He went beyond my expectation to help me out. I do sincerely highly recommend him for personal injury, and car accident.
Response from Daragh Carter July 28, 2017
Glad to have been able to help you out Mr. G!
Posted by Ryan | June 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
consultation
Daragh provided guidance for a friend. Both his familiarity with the specific agency in question and his general depth of legal experience were immensely helpful. Thank you, Daragh!
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Courteous
Was always professional and courteous in our communications. Prompt, timely, and to the point, his assistance was invaluable.
Posted by Rene | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service and Guidance
My husband and I turned to Daragh Carter for his services after being in involved in a MVA that resulted in serious injuries. Mr. Carter guided us with his knowledge, professionalism, empathy and kind personality. He stayed in constant communication himself, not an assistant...which meant the world to me. I consider this a step above the rest. Although I hope no one has to endure a situation like ours, I would highly recommend Mr. Carter to any one needing a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Sarah | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Helpful and Professional
Working with Daragh was nothing but a pleasure. He helped to handle my claim and cover the rising medical bills after my car accident. He was thorough in his direction and detail oriented to ensure I was taken care of both medically and financially. I would highly recommend his services to anyone that is in need of a good, knowledgeable and professional attorney.
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Posted by Eric | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly professional
I absolutely couldn't be happier with the service or the results of my experience with Daragh Carter and his staff. He was up front and honest with me from the beginning, answered every question I had and told me exactly what to expect during each step of the process. Every calculated move he made kept us one step ahead of the insurance company and yielded the best results possible, a 100% recovery of the insurance policy. It was truly a professional experience and I would recommend Daragh to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Response from Daragh Carter March 14, 2017
Glad to have been able to collect the defendant's policy limits for such an easy to work with client. Thanks for hiring me!
Posted by Brittany | January 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything I Needed & More
I hired Daragh to help me navigate the settlement process after I felt like the insurance company wasn't giving me a fair shake. He was honest and helpful from the very beginning. He answered all of my questions and made sure I understood everything we were doing. He worked hard to get me a settlement that I felt I deserved.
Posted by Nadia | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
strong Negotiator
Daragh was a strong negotiator for my case. He was clear around what he could and could not do. He negotiated a settlement that was higher than I expected to receive. He was a joy to work with. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Armida | September 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best of all. million stars
Mr. Daragh Carter is an excellent attorney. I am amazed of how thorough he answered the questions I posted one by one. I wish my case would've fit into one of his areas, however, he still gave me advise and explained some of the issues sorrounding my case. I trully have no words so I can simply say 'TOP LAWYER', If you need one, HE IS THE ONE, I WOULD HIRE HIM IN A BLINK. Also, what I like is that he answered the questions on my post right away and when I contacted him by phone I spoke directly with him, I did not have to go through a front desk or paralegal explaining my case and being turned down before actually speaking to the attorney. Ever since my car accident in April I've been searching and contacting attorneys either online, by phone, and in person and no one gave answers or advise like he did. Thank you so very much Mr. Carter.
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Posted by Mary | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Hardworking. skilled, ethical attorney
I hired Daragh to represent me in a motor vehicle accident case, where I was rear-ended in a turning lane by a distracted driver. As a result of the accident, I have 3 cervical herniated disks in my neck. After months of PT and chiropractic treatments at a Spine Center and 2 epidural steroid injections under anesthesia, I was recommended to have a 2-level ACDF (fusion) by my spine specialist. I was initially going to settle the claim myself and had prepared a demand letter to State Farm. Several days before the 2-yr statute of limitations would expire on my case, I changed my mind and hired Daragh after doing extensive internet research to find a competent, board-certified personal injury attorney. I couldn't be more pleased with my decision! Daragh met with me the next day, outlined the steps in the case, answered my extensive questions, and prepared a written contract that explained the attorney's fees in detail. He filed the case in a timely manner, gathered all of the medical records needed, prepared me for deposition, negotiated a fair settlement with State Farm and my health insurer (who had a medical lien to recoup their paid claims) and paid out the settlement funds promptly. My settlement was 2.5-3X their initial offer. Throughout the process, Daragh always returned phone calls and emails personally the same day or informed me if he was in court or depositions. He had my best interests in mind and did not rush me to settle the case prematurely or have unneeded procedures or surgery. He has extensive knowledge of the law and is a kind, easy-going guy who is a great negotiator. His positive relationships with his adversaries from the insurance companies is a great asset in achieving a fair settlement. I highly recommend Daragh Carter. He has restored my faith that there are decent, honest, plaintiff's attorneys.
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Posted by Daniel Anzalone | June 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who sincerely cares...
Daragh is not only a great lawyer but a great man. He really made me feel that he was on my side...that he was going good to take care of everything. He gave me any and all information I needed. He answered and addressed every and any concern I had. Daragh is very easy to talk to and very professionally assertive with the opposing counsel. I really feel that he cared about me. If you need a personal injury attorney Daragh is your man. Daragh is also a man of faith and is a family man, which was very important to me. Daragh was with me every step of the way up until my case settled. He was very patient with me and really took his time out to be there for me. If I ever need an attorney again...I would look no further. I highly recommend him. Thank you Daragh for everything. I feel like I not only gained a lawyer for the future if needed but I feel like a made a friend as well.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No Regrets!
After an auto/pedestrian accident, my husband encouraged me to seek legal counsel. I was completely unaware of the need to consult an attorney, however, after an accident you just do not know what may result. It proved to be an invaluable suggestion on the part of my spouse as this ordeal turned into an almost three year matter. Daragh Carter’s name came by way of personal acquaintances. After an accident clarity of thinking is not necessarily present and the good LORD above definitely directed us to Daragh. From the beginning he displayed great professionalism, knowledge, and compassion. Though his office was a good distance from our home, accessing him was extremely easy and convenient. Daragh is readily available through phone and email, which was our primary avenue, if driving is cumbersome for his client. He handled every aspect of our situation from the get go, alleviating any undue stress and confusion. All responses on Daragh’s behalf were timely fashioned without delay. He provides thorough explanation of one’s personal situation with complete unbiased client options. He remains absolutely neutral in his thoughts, unless asked. Daragh was very punctual updating us on our progress as it unfolded. Working with him made a really unpleasant situation tolerable. His concern is truly sincere not only about his client’s physical condition but also their emotional, psychological, and financial well being. Daragh is easy to approach, personable, patient, gracious, informative, and someone you simply know and feel you can trust. His work ethic is of great integrity and personally I believe him authentic. Daragh Carter is a valuable attorney whom represents person injury exceedingly well. He was a true blessing to us in our time of need and I give him great appreciation and respect.
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Posted by Debbie | January 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney!
After months of research, I found the right attorney to represent me in a trip and fall accident. He was available for every email or call and explained everything step by step while making me feel as if my case was the most important. He's a very kind hearted person and gives back to his clients. I highly recommend Daragh for any personal injury. He's got the knowledge and skills to reach a good settlement. Thanks Daragh for being my friend!
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Response from Daragh Carter January 12, 2016
Thank you for the kind words Debbie. I enjoyed working on your lawsuit and learned quite a bit about what a particular does (and doesn't do) behind the scenes.
Posted by Rahel | January 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Daragh takes his job in representing you seriously. I was in need after an car accident with a person fleeing the police who had no insurance. I say this because he promptly responded to inquiries, educated me in areas of misunderstanding, and collaborated and proceeded with a solution I was comfortable with. He is also practical but allows you to make the call avoiding unnecessary pressure. I recommend him and would use him again.
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Posted by Lorena | December 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Help When Needed!
Daragh helped me obtain a fair settlement after I was rear-ended earlier in 2015. I was 32 weeks pregnant at the time, and was looking for someone who would completely take over and deal with the insurances. He helped me obtain the piece of mind I had lost after the MVA, and allowed me to focus on what was really important, my new baby boy. He was available to answer all my questions personally, and never had issues getting a hold of him. His staff was very friendly as well.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Daragh Carter, Attorney
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fulbright & Jaworski
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Director of Operations
  • SANS Institute
  • 1997 - 2004

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Ulster
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Thakur vs. Flowers
  • $192,500 jury verdict
  • Motorcycle collision with Houston METRO bus
  • Settlement for client
  • Wilson v Bazan
  • Policy limits settlement from insurance company
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Associations

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Plaintiff
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Advocacy Class
  • Trial and courtroom skills training
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (43)
Given (34)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daragh and I worked together for about 7 years a while back. We tried multiple cases together representing injured individuals. We were a great team at trial and had many great results for our clients. Daragh leaves no stone un-turned when representing his clients. I would let him represent me any day. He is the ultimate professional and advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Daragh John Carter is knowledgeable and astute. He has a broad range of experience and knows his stuff. I would refer any and all individuals to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carter is spoken highly of by my partners and well-known in the Houston legal community for his active involvement with the Houston Trial Lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a case against Daragh a few years ago. Daragh is a zealous advocate for his clients, works hard on their behalf, and is an all-around good guy as well. He gets my full endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Within 5 minutes of first meeting Daragh I knew he was extremely intelligent and competent. He's a fabulous lawyer, very professional and gets the job done."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Consistently wise counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"counselor Carter displays a rich and varied knowledge of Texas personal injury law. In addition he is a useful resource for those seeking information before finding a lawyer. Mr Carter is an excellent example of a agressive and informed personal injury lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daragh is a very knowledgeable attorney with a clear desire to help those in need of the best possible legal representation. If you are injured and have a claim in his area, you would be well served by seeking his consult."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Carter. He is a truly asset to our legal community. Very helpful on AVVO and a great expert in the field."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos. We'd refer a case without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carter provides consistently accurate and helpful answers to Avvo Askers. These are qualities a client should look for when looking for a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Carter has provided accurate and detailed answers with solid advice toward questions here on avvo which exhibits his professionalism and knowledge. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We have mutual friends and Daragh has always been known as a very knowledgable, highly capable attorney who works hard for his clients. He just might be the best car wreck lawyer in Houston."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carter consistently provides responses which are both helpful and analytical here in this Avvo forum. His answers are concise, clear and well-reasoned. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I only know Mr. Carter through his answers on Avvo but I am always impressed by his thoughtful and thorough answers. His answers offer top notch advice and are very insightful."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Other
"This attorney has great determination and drive. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Attorney Daragh John Carter. He has posted accurate and helpful legal answers for people in need. He is a valuable member of our profession."
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