Helping People Injured In Car Accidents
Were you injured in a car accident? Did someone you love lose his or her life as the result of someone else’s negligence accident? If you answered yes to either question, you should contact an experienced car accident lawyer today.
A lawyer will be able to answer all of your accident-related questions and advise you of the best steps to take. He or she will work to ensure your settlement reflects all monies due under the law for your personal injury or wrongful death claim. You do not have to face an uncertain future alone when a dedicated attorney is only a telephone call away.
Not All Motor Vehicle Accidents Are Created Equal
All motor vehicle accidents are unique and so are the victims of these accidents. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, your situation is unlike anyone else’s and unique situations call for tailored approaches. Your lawyer will tailor his or her service to fit the specific needs of you and your family. So whether you were injured in a bus accident, car accident, or pedestrian accident, you may benefit from the services of a respectful car accident lawyer.
Questions About The Cause Of Your Accident?
If your accident was caused by the negligence of another person, you should contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can examine the details of your accident and determine if you are eligible for personal injury compensation under Texas law. There are several common car accident causes that often stem from negligent driving:
Texting and driving
Defective car parts
Do Your Injuries Qualify You For Personal Injury Compensation?
If you are suffering from injuries sustained in a car accident, you may be eligible for monetary compensation. If your injuries required medical treatment, caused you to take time off work, or left you permanently disabled, you may have a case. Car accident injuries that often result in financial settlements include:
Back and spine injuries
General Questions About Compensation?
If you have general questions about accidents and the possibility of compensation, a car accident attorney can tell you everything you need to know. On our website, you will find a list of frequently asked questions and answers. Remember, these are only general answers. If you would like specific answers to questions concerning your individual situation, you should contact a personal injury attorney today.
Specific Questions? A Car Accident Lawyer Has Answers
For answers to all your questions relating to you or your loved one’s motor vehicle accident, contact an experienced car accident attorney today. Your lawyer will examine the details surrounding your accident, determine if negligence was a factor and advise you of the best way to proceed with your case.
Texas is a very popular state for motorcycle riders. Great weather allows bikers to enjoy the outdoors and many take advantage of the beautiful roads and wide-open highways. Unfortunately, this also increases the risk of motorcycle accidents. Riding a bike on Texas highways is a pleasure, but it also requires extra vigilance. Motorcycle drivers should always use defensive driving techniques to avoid being injured in a motor vehicle accident.
Like bicyclists, motorcycle riders involved in crashes run a greater risk of serious injury or death. Lacking the protection offered by the sturdy frame of an automobile, riders are often thrown from their bikes and make direct contact with the highway. Once they have been tossed from their bikes, riders are at risk of secondary pedestrian accidents with other vehicles.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our office to speak with a lawyer who is experienced in motorcycle accidents.
Sharing The Highway
Motorcycles are subject to the same rules as other road vehicles and are entitled to the same courtesy and considerations. Bikers may share lanes with other bikers or simply ride alone. Since motorcycles are lighter than cars or trucks, they are more easily affected by high winds or rain. Drivers of larger vehicles who are sharing the road with motorcycles should take care not to crowd into motorcycle riders’ lanes.
Car drivers who have been in accidents with motorcycles often tell authorities the same thing - they did not see the motorcycle until it was too late. Some cars and trucks have areas of reduced visibility known as blind spots that can prevent drivers from seeing motorcycles. Motorcycle riders should be aware of other vehicles and consider such blind spots when making lane changes or sudden turns.
Good tips to help increase motorcycle rider safety include:
Always wear a DOT-approved helmet. Injuries and fatalities from both single and multiple vehicle accidents are reduced when drivers wear helmets. Those who ride bicycles are also encouraged to use approved headgear.
Do not drink alcohol or use substances that can impair your judgment or reduce your reaction times.
Wear eye protection if your helmet does not have a shield, and wear durable clothing to protect yourself from flying debris and contact with the road.
Do not automatically assume that other drivers can see you. Check and double-check before passing or making turns in front of other vehicles.
What Happens After Motorcycle Accidents?
Riders who have had an accident are often severely injured. Recovering from crash injuries can require months of medical care and rehabilitation. In addition to medical expenses, many people are unable to return to work in the weeks following the accident. Stress from mounting medical bills and lost wages can make getting back on track even more difficult.
Do you have questions that have remained unanswered? Call an attorney as soon as possible to get the help that you deserve.
Pedestrian accidents are alarming. Having no protection from the force of vehicle collisions, pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles frequently suffer serious injuries. Sometimes the injuries are fatal. There were over 7,000 pedestrian accidents in one year alone and 190 of them resulted in fatalities. In cases where the individual was injured, the severity of the injury is often much greater for pedestrians than for other motor vehicle accident victims.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may have questions about who should pay for your injuries and expenses.
Call our office to speak with a skilled attorney who can provide answers to those questions.
What Laws Apply To Pedestrians In Texas?
Pedestrian laws in Texas are very specific. The enacted statutes contain definitions regarding the identification of pedestrians as well as guidance on how to resolve right-of-way issues for both drivers and pedestrians. When an accident occurs between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian or bicycle, law enforcement officers take particular care in recording the details and circumstances of the accident. Some of the data that accident investigators look for are:
What was the exact location of the pedestrian at the time of the accident?
Was the pedestrian in a crosswalk or on the sidewalk?
Was the area a school zone?
What was the speed and direction of the vehicle involved?
What time of day did the accident occur?
What were the weather and road conditions?
Were either the driver or the pedestrian impaired by alcohol or drugs?
Using this and other information obtained from witnesses to the crash, investigators try to recreate the circumstances that resulted in the pedestrian being hit. This helps the investigators determine who was at fault in the accident. The driver of a motor vehicle is responsible for exercising due caution when a pedestrian is on or near a street or highway. This is particularly true in cases where children are involved.
Injuries From Pedestrian Accidents Can Be Serious
Like bicycle accidents and accidents involving motorcycles, pedestrian accidents can result in very serious injuries. Some injuries may take months to heal and some may even be permanent. Hospital costs, rehabilitation services, and lost wages can affect the victim and his or her family.
In cases when someone has been killed, the effect on the family can be emotionally devastating. While monetary compensation cannot reverse the consequences of an accident, it can help make the process of recovery less stressful and can recompense for the unexpected end of life expenses.
The legal process of securing financial compensation can feel daunting. It is okay to wonder if you and your family are eligible for a financial settlement. Many families are not monetarily prepared for a sudden and expensive accident. You do not have to face it alone and possibly miss your opportunity to get the help that you need. These cases are time-sensitive, so do not delay.
Whenever there is a motor vehicle accident involving a bike, the bicyclist almost always comes away from the crash with severe injuries. Every year, cyclists are injured or killed due to the negligence of drivers. Bicycle accidents can be very serious, and those who have been injured are entitled to compensation for their injuries the same as the victims of any other type of auto accident. Recovering from a bicycle accident can be tough. If you have been hurt, you may have questions about financial compensation for your injuries and expenses.
Call our office to speak with a skilled attorney about your case.
Bicycles Are Vehicles Too
Although most drivers don’t think of them this way, bicycles are vehicles too. They provide a reliable means of transportation for many people. In larger urban areas, bike lanes and bike paths are commonplace. When on a street or a highway, bicyclists are required to follow the same traffic laws as drivers and should be accorded the same courtesies. However, like motorcycle riders, bike riders are often difficult for drivers to see. The Texas Department of Transportation has addressed bicyclist and pedestrian safety as part of a statewide program designed to reduce the number of bike riders and pedestrians who are killed or injured each year.
Why Do Bicycle Accidents Happen?
While the state of Texas is committed to improving bicyclist and pedestrian safety by making road improvements and initiating bicycle rider education programs, here are some tips that can increase rider safety:
Wear a helmet: Always wear a helmet, even for short trips. The helmet should meet the current safety standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the Snell Institute. Helmets should be replaced after an accident.
Ride on the right: Bicyclists should ride on the right side of the road and with the flow of traffic. Wrong-way riding can be dangerous and is also against the law.
Use hand signals: Let drivers and other bicycle riders know what you intend to do.
Follow lane markings: Follow where the lane goes. Don’t turn left from a right turn lane or drive straight through a turn-only lane.
Obey traffic signs, lights, and laws: Bicyclists must abide by the same traffic laws as other motor vehicle drivers.
Use a light at night: The law requires a white headlight and rear reflectors on bicycles traveling at night.
Even when observing the safety tips above, some motorists do not pay attention to bicycle riders with who they share the road with. If a cyclist follows the above rules, yet is still injured because of a driver’s negligence, it is possible that the victim could be eligible for financial compensation.
If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, our experienced attorneys can help you get the monetary compensation and resources you need to put your life back on track.
Car Accident Causes
Very few events can change your life as dramatically as a car accident. Even the most common car accidents can cause severe injuries, create high financial costs or even cause death. Usually, victims of these accidents want to know if the accident could have been prevented. The most common car accident causes include driver negligence, poor manufacturing, and irregular maintenance. If you were in an accident caused by one of these you could be eligible for financial compensation.
If you are confused about what caused your accident, a car accident attorney can help. Call us today for a case evaluation.
Common Car Accident Causes And Your Case
Although not all car accidents are caused by the following reasons, many are. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
Drunk driving accidents: Drunk drivers are a danger to themselves and every driver or passenger with whom they share the road. In many drunk driving cases, serious injury or death may occur. Drunk driving is a crime in the state of Texas, and if you have been a victim, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
Texting and driving: Texting and driving accidents are becoming more frequent as many drivers try to use their phones while driving. The prevalence of smartphones and the lure of being in constant contact with others have made texting and driving one of the top causes of accidents in the United States.
Reckless driving and speeding: Reckless driving is any type of driving that knowingly and willfully endangers others. While not always done with malicious intent, reckless driving can include ignoring traffic laws, speeding, or any form of negligence. Reckless driving accidents are tragic because they can usually be prevented with vigilance and caution.
Defective car parts: Car issues plague everyone at some point, but rarely do we consider a car defect or poor maintenance to be the cause of a car accident. Bad tires or a poorly performed oil change may cause major problems with a vehicle, leading to an engine malfunction and eventually, a serious car accident.
Dangerous roads: Texas has the obligation to keep residents safe by maintaining and building safe roads, complete with adequate signs and lights. Dangerous roads often cause serious accidents through no fault of the drivers.
Questions? Ask An Attorney For Answers
If you or someone you love has been victimized by any of the above car accident causes, you may be eligible for a financial settlement. You do not have to face the confusion alone. An experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorney can help you sort through the evidence and decide what actions you should take.
Car accident cases are time-sensitive so do not delay in getting help. Call today and let an attorney begin assisting you as soon as possible.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk drivers are dangerous to themselves and to everyone else on the road. They can be held liable for endangering, injuring, or even killing innocent victims. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you could be eligible for financial compensation. Drunk driving may be a common car accident cause, but that does not mean that you have no recourse for receiving compensation.
A consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer may help you get the justice and compensation you deserve for your losses. If you have been involved in a collision caused by a drunk driver, call us. We are experienced in dealing with claims of this type, and we can help you.
What Happens In Drunk Driving Accidents?
Drunk driving is a serious issue across the United States. Despite roadblocks, DUI checkpoints, and anti-DUI ad campaigns, driving under the influence remains an ongoing concern in Texas and across the country. Driving under the influence can cause drivers to do things they wouldn’t normally do, such as texting and driving or driving recklessly.
Indications of drunk driving that should be immediately reported to law enforcement include:
Weaving in and out of traffic
Not stopping for red lights or stop signs
Speeding up then slowing down
Difficulty staying in the traffic lanes
Aggressive or reckless behavior on the road
Texas blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08 percent. However, even just one or two drinks of alcohol can slow down a person’s reaction time and increase the risk of an accident. If you are under 21, the BAC limit is zero. Drivers under the age of 21 cannot have any alcohol in their system. For commercial drivers, the BAC limit is .04. What’s sad is many drunk drivers are unaware that they are endangering themselves and everyone else around them.
Impaired Drivers Are Drunk Drivers
Alcohol slows the body’s reaction time and, therefore, it becomes difficult to make on-the-spot decisions that are often required while driving. A drunk driver may also experience the following:
Difficulty thinking clearly
Inability to focus
Feelings of aggression
These are just some examples of the dangerous effects alcohol has on drivers. The law recognizes these actions as selfish, irresponsible, and illegal. Not only is drunk driving punishable by law, but victims are also often compensated for expenses and damages that were incurred. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver in any way, you might have a claim for compensation, just like victims of other accidents. Get a case evaluation, you have nothing to lose. You may even be surprised at what a car accident attorney can do for you.
Texting While Driving
The growing popularity of smartphones has led to some unintended and even dangerous consequences. One of the fastest-growing car accident causes in Texas is texting while driving. In fact, research shows that a driver who is text messaging creates a crash risk that is 23 times greater than a non-distracted driver. This is a problem because safety should be the top priority of any driver.
Accidents stemming from texting and driving that cause loss of life are even more tragic because they could have been so easily prevented. In these cases, the loss of life could lead to a wrongful death case. These types of accidents have become more common as the prevalence of smartphones has grown.
To further discuss your case, make an appointment with a lawyer. Our offices are open and waiting to take your call.
What Are The Consequences Of Texting While Driving?
The penalty for violating Texas’ texting and driving law is a ticket and a fine. Drivers will pay $99 for a first offense and $200 for each subsequent offense. Some cities in Texas have passed their own ordinances banning cellphone use or imposing higher fines on offenders.
Worse than any fine, however, are the consequences of a serious accident caused by texting and driving. Texting and driving are avoidable and unnecessary, much like drunk driving. This behavior can cause tragic accidents that result in serious injuries or even death. For this reason, victims of this type of negligence may wish to consider a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit for the pain and suffering they have endured.
The long and short-term issues that arise from a car accident can be costly and overwhelming. A deluge of medical expenses may leave you feeling hopeless. It is important to remember that a case evaluation can be the first step toward reclaiming your life.
What Is Included In A Personal Injury Claim?
Many victims of these types of accidents never realize that they may be entitled to compensation. When evaluating the merit of your personal injury claim, it is important to consider the following factors. Have you or someone you love been affected by any of the following as a result of an accident?
Loss of income
Loss of personal property as a result of financial problems
Pain and suffering affecting the lives of those who were previously dependent on a severely injured victim, such as a spouse or children
Loss of limbs
Inability to work in the same capacity as before the accident, losing earning potential and possibly insurance and benefits
Texting while driving is a serious issue on American roadways. If you are a victim, do not face it alone. Call today if you have questions about your options. An attorney will be your best ally in the process of seeking the compensation you deserve.
Reckless Driving And Speeding
Many auto accidents occur within a few miles of a driver’s home or workplace. Unfortunately, the shorter drives are often the ones that are most carelessly traveled. Drivers tend to use more caution when driving an unfamiliar route or longer distances, but the dangers are high regardless of the destination or length of the drive. Safety should always be a high priority when behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Reckless driving and speeding are unfortunate yet common car accident causes.
These types of accidents are especially tragic when a fatality occurs because of a reckless driver. In these cases, a loss of life could lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. These types of accidents are becoming more common as the state grows and more drivers are on the road.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a reckless driver, you understand the damage a single moment of poor judgment can have on a person’s life.
To further discuss your case, make an appointment with a lawyer. Our offices are open and waiting to take your call.
Accidents Related To Reckless Driving And Speeding
Many reckless driving accidents can be attributed to one person and his or her negligent actions. Drunk drivers are the most obvious example of this but there are many others. After police investigate the accident and talk to the witnesses, it may be possible to determine the exact type of reckless driving that caused the accident. Any of the actions below that lead to a motor vehicle accident are considered reckless:
Weaving in and out of traffic
Failure to yield or use traffic signals
Texting while driving
Ignoring traffic signals or other rules of the road
Driving with no lights during hours of darkness
Any irresponsible behavior behind the wheel
Innocent parties involved in an accident may sustain serious injuries. The following are common types of injuries that may be suffered as a result of a car accident caused by reckless driving:
Internal bleeding of the brain or vital organs
Loss of limbs
Emotional duress and damage
If a driver causes one or more of the above injuries, he or she could be held responsible in a personal injury lawsuit. Personal, physical, emotional, and financial problems can all be consequences of a reckless driving accident, or any type of car accident, such as those caused by defective car parts. In cases that result in a fatality, the family of the deceased may consider a wrongful death lawsuit to cover expenses and pain and suffering.
If you are unsure about what caused your accident or if you are confused about what to do next, there may be help for your situation. You may be surprised by what an attorney can do for you and your family. While there are no guarantees in any individual case, you lose nothing by calling for a case evaluation.
Defective Car Parts
Have you been in a car accident that was caused by poor manufacturing or auto defects? Often, an accident that occurs from what seems like coincidence or bad luck is actually caused by negligent manufacturing or poor-quality auto parts. A case evaluation from a car accident lawyer may reveal if you have the right to pursue a monetary settlement because of this or any other common car accident causes.
If you believe the accident you were involved in was caused by an auto defect, or someone you love has experienced such an accident, call our office today. A car accident attorney can assess the details of your case.
Why Do Auto Defects Cause Accidents?
A large number of accident cases have turned out to be the result of auto defects. Many of the causes of the following accident are avoidable because they are considered a driver’s responsibility.
Improperly inflated tires
Poor wheel alignment
Not changing the oil or other fluids
Burned out or broken front or rear lights
Worn brake pads and rotors
Incorrectly connected battery
Cheaper parts fitted during at-home repairs to keep costs to a minimum
While the above problems may be the result of the owner’s maintenance negligence, occasionally a defect in the actual manufacturing of the car is found to be the cause of the problem. Examples of scenarios when car manufacturers could be at fault include:
Failure of brakes
Hoods springing open during transit
Poorly fitted parts during a garage repair
High rollover probability
Gas leak or other hazards
Gas tanks designed in vulnerable positions
Tips on how to avoid a car accident caused by these types of defects include:
Proper and timely maintenance of your vehicle
Checking oil levels before long journeys
Regular tire pressure checks
Avoid having cheaper, unreliable parts installed to save money
Ensure tire tread is within high standards at all times
How Can An Attorney Help Me?
Even if you adhere to these basic safety points you still might have an accident caused by auto defects. Sometimes it is unavoidable and completely unforeseeable. If your car is regularly maintained and yet an accident occurred because of a faulty car part, you could be entitled to compensation. Many victims of this type of accident do not realize they could be awarded a financial settlement.
Like any other accident caused by negligent drivers, such as reckless driving or texting and driving, auto defect accidents should be carefully evaluated and taken seriously. It is possible to be a victim of bad tires or poor quality parts. The cause of these accidents may not be directly attributable to a specific individual. However, corporations and other business entities are treated as persons under the law and therefore are held responsible for negligent decisions. If you have suffered from this type of accident, you may benefit from contacting a car accident attorney and having your case evaluated.
To ensure the safety of its residents, Texas has an obligation to maintain proper roads and interstates. You may be entitled to a settlement if you have been involved in an accident caused by a dangerous and poorly designed road. Dangerous roads may not be a commonly noted cause of car accidents, but if you suspect that road conditions played a role in your accident, you could benefit from the services of a car accident attorney.
Are you concerned that dangerous roads played a role in your accident? Call us today and let us help you.
How Do Dangerous Roads Affect Accidents?
Dangerous roads may play a role in car accidents far more often than we realize. Some of the ways in which road conditions affect the ability to drive safely include:
Poorly marked lanes
Hidden stop signs or yield signs
Road design does not allow for proper drainage
Highway construction that is poorly designated or that affects the ability to drive safely
Lanes that are too narrow
These conditions by themselves may not seem that dangerous. However, when a car traveling at high speeds hits a pothole, for example, the impact can cause the car to turn over which can cause serious injuries. This is just one example of the many potentially serious accidents that could result from poorly maintained or designed roads.
Dangerous, poorly designed roads may cause some of the following types of car accidents:
Accidental lane departure
Swerving and hitting a road sign or tree
From poor water run-off design to unfilled potholes, there are many possible car accident causes that a driver has no control over. Deteriorating roads are the responsibility of the state and the state may be held liable when people are injured. Unlike accidents caused by texting or speeding, it is difficult to know if dangerous roads caused your accident. Call an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about this.
A Strong Choice For Your Best Interests
Are you unsure regarding the specific cause of your accident? Were you driving safely at the time of the accident? It is possible that external factors outside of your control like dangerous roads in fact caused your accident.
A car accident attorney has the experience and knowledge that you need to pursue a monetary claim against the state. A case evaluation can reveal what factors played contributing roles in your accident and if you are eligible for financial compensation. If it can be proven that road conditions caused your accident, your attorney can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the state of Texas.
Car Accident Injuries
An attorney advocating on our behalf is an extremely important asset in a car accident injury case. There are many routes that these cases take and an attorney will guide you in finding the most appropriate route for you. Regardless of the injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, loss of work, emotional suffering, and more. There are many types of common car accident injuries and if you or a loved one is a victim, you should contact an attorney immediately.
Do not waste another moment, contact our firm today.
Types Of Common Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents cause a wide assortment of injuries. The severity of the injury depends on several factors such as:
The type of object your vehicle hit
How the accident took place
The use of a properly secured seatbelt
The car’s crashworthiness rating
The speed the other vehicle was traveling
An attorney will examine these and other factors in order to determine the type of claim you should bring. Some of the most common car accident injuries are listed below:
Back injuries: Lower back injuries may mean a long future of severe back pain and some loss of sensation. Spinal injuries are very serious because they prevent a person from breathing, communicating, or walking without assistance. Depending on the severity of the injury, life-altering changes are common.
Brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries are very serious injuries and they come in many forms. For example, a concussion, which is caused by the bruising of the brain, is a common brain injury that creates brain bleeding and swelling. A concussion may result in permanent loss of memory or a reduction of the brain’s ability to perform normal functions.
Head injuries: There are two types of head injuries – open and closed. Closed head injuries happen when a blow to the head occurs, such as a collision with a windshield or steering wheel. No opening from the skull to the brain occurs. Open head injuries are a result of an object penetrating through the skull and causing an open wound. This penetration may occur from an object within the car or outside the car.
Neck injuries: One of the most common neck injuries is called whiplash. Whiplash is caused by the sudden deceleration of a vehicle. The head is caused to jerk forward, backward, or to the side. This pushes muscles, tendons, and ligaments far past their normal limits.
Fatal car accidents: A car accident that results in an unexpected death of a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences an individual will undergo.
Contacting An Attorney
Do not assume that this type of case will be easy. This is why contacting an attorney is in your best interests. An attorney will make sure that all of your rights are protected and that you are awarded the financial settlement you deserve.
Do not delay in seeking the assistance you deserve, contact our firm today.
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained a back or spinal injury, an attorney may be able to assist you in seeking compensation. Spinal and back injuries are among the most common car accident injuries. An attorney will evaluate all the evidence regarding your accident and will inform you of your options. Being in a car accident that resulted in back or spinal injuries may be life-altering – it can affect your daily activities and chores.
You may have a claim for monetary compensation to pay for this devastating, unexpected event. Find out today by calling our knowledgeable attorneys.
The Effects Of Back Injuries
Back and spine injuries may affect your ability to work, communicate and perform everyday tasks. Injuries such as brain injuries, head injuries, or neck injuries may occur as a result of a car accident. When sustaining such injuries, life-altering changes to your life may have to be made. The location of the injury largely determines the severity of the damage. Common injury locations include:
Cervical, or neck: This type of injury usually results in quadriplegia, which means there is no function of either the arms or legs. If the injury is above C4, this person will more than likely require a ventilator in order to breathe.
Thoracic, or chest: This type of injury usually results in paraplegia, which means there is no function below the hips.
Lumbar, or lower back, and sacral, or tailbone: These types of injuries may affect the function of the hips and legs. Usually, they result in some type of loss of function.
Some of the most common back injuries include herniated discs, crushed vertebrae, lower back injury, and torn ligaments.
Clearly back and spinal injuries can have many long-lasting effects. Medical bills are one of the biggest struggles a person injured in an accident faces. Medical costs may include ambulance fees, emergency room fees, hospital stays, surgeries, medicine and equipment, rehabilitation, and much more. An attorney will work to ensure you receive an appropriate financial settlement to pay for your injuries.
What Will An Attorney Do For You?
If you were involved in an accident that resulted in a back or spinal injury, contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will examine the nature and extent of your injuries and the circumstances of the accident. He or she will also interview witnesses and evaluate testimonies for helpfulness to your case.
You may be entitled to compensation. Back injuries may seem minor, but they often worsen over time and leave people in lasting pain. If your insurance companies have not been cooperative or if your claim was denied, an experienced and dedicated attorney will know how to make it right. He or she will fight to protect your interests and make sure you receive the best possible outcome.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident that resulted in a serious head injury? Are you curious about what an attorney can do for you? Did you know that head injuries are one of the most common car accident injuries? An attorney will examine all the evidence and facts in order to determine if you are entitled to a monetary settlement.
Contact an experienced and dedicated attorney today. He or she is familiar with personal injury and wrongful death settlement processes. If you are unsure regarding the merits of your case or what your options might be, an attorney can help.
Do not take chances with your future by facing your case alone. Schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney by calling our office.
Types Of Head Injuries
A head injury is obviously more serious than just a bump on the head. A head injury may also coincide with a brain injury, neck injury, or even a back and spinal injury. Head injuries may not have outward or physical symptoms, yet they can be deadly. Head injuries may lead to very serious complications such as:
Lifelong issues with headaches
Loss of sensation, hearing, vision, taste, or smell
Speech and language problems
Do not take a head injury lightly. Even if you haven’t lost consciousness or displayed external symptoms, there may be underlying hidden damage. The two types of head injuries are listed below:
Closed head injury: This type of injury occurs when the head is thrown forward or backward at a very fast speed and then suddenly comes to a halt. This causes the brain to strike the hard skull bone and may cause bruising of the brain or a brain bleed. Also, this may happen as a result of a driver hitting his or her head on the steering wheel or windshield. There is no wound that causes an opening to the skull with this type of injury. The most common type of closed head injury is a concussion.
Open head injury: This type of injury occurs when an object penetrates through the skull and causes an opening. This may result from windshield fragments, an object within the vehicle, or striking an object after being ejected from the vehicle. This type of injury is more serious than a closed head injury and may lead to severe brain trauma. The main concern with an open head injury is the possibility of infection leading to permanent brain damage.
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If you were involved in a car accident that resulted in a head injury, you should consult an attorney immediately. An attorney will examine and evaluate all the relevant information. From there, he or she will formulate a unique plan to help you pursue the best possible compensation settlement. It’s always a good idea to take swift action when it comes to head injuries. See what an attorney can do for you. Do not miss out on receiving just compensation for your pain and suffering.
Let one of our experienced and dedicated attorneys help today. Contact our firm as soon as possible.
Have you or a loved one been a victim of a car accident that resulted in a neck injury? Do you wonder if you are entitled to a settlement? You should contact an experienced and dedicated attorney today. An attorney will research your case in order to determine if you are eligible for a settlement to compensate you for your injury. Many common car accident injuries form the basis of valid claims.
You may be wrong if you believe you aren’t entitled to compensation for a car accident injury and the hardship it created. Neck injuries are one of the most common car accident injuries. An attorney is a great resource and will advise you on your personal injury case.
Start today. Contact one of our experienced and dedicated attorneys and schedule an appointment.
Long Term Effects Of Neck Injuries
Types of neck injuries include whiplash, neck fractures, crushed vertebrae, neck sprains, and others. Whiplash is the most common type of neck injury resulting from a car accident. For example, rear-end accidents at low speeds commonly result in whiplash. The head is jerked rapidly forward or backward resulting in neck pain that may last only for a short while or for a lifetime.
Pain that is associated with whiplash includes neck soreness and stiffness, frequent headaches, mid to lower back pain, and even numbness in the upper extremities, depending on the severity of the injury. If you have a neck injury, you may also have a head injury or back injury.
A severe neck injury may result in long-term consequences. Medical bills are a heavy burden when it comes to any type of injury. An attorney will be able to assist you in determining if you have a monetary settlement claim. An attorney will examine several issue areas in particular and will want to know:
Were alcohol or drugs involved?
Were traffic laws broken?
Which driver was determined to be at fault?
Did the driver remain at the scene of the accident?
These answers will help in determining if you have a case and if so, the extent of the compensation you are entitled to. You may be eligible for money to help pay for medical costs, loss of work, automobile expenses, emotional troubles, and many other hardships associated with the accident.
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Seek the care of a physician right away if you have been involved in a car accident that resulted in a neck injury. Neck injuries may require extensive medical attention. In addition, if you are unsure about the rights you have following an accident, contact one of our experienced attorneys today. They will have the answers to your questions.
An attorney will look out for you and keep your best interests in mind. His or her goal is to ensure that your rights are protected. While no guarantee can be made regarding a settlement amount in any individual case, an attorney will strive to seek a fair and reasonable award. Do not face this situation alone. Let an attorney guide you through the entire legal process.
Fatal Car Accidents
Fatal car accidents are completely unexpected and cause many financial and emotional hardships. An attorney is here to represent you and assist you in pursuing the compensation you need to cover end-of-life expenses. Attorneys help in many ways after accidents. For example, an attorney will take on the responsibility of talking to insurance companies in regard to any medical bills resulting from car accident injuries.
An experienced car accident attorney is familiar with personal injury and wrongful death claims. He or she will know the exact steps to take in order for you to pursue justice and perhaps a monetary award. An attorney will explain your rights to you so you are not misinformed.
To further discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys and schedule an appointment, contact our firm today.
Receiving Compensation For Fatal Car Accidents
Car accidents result in death far too often. Most are due to driver negligence. A wrongful death lawsuit may result from a car accident if the driver was drinking and driving, texting and driving, or driving while fatigued. In these cases, the negligent driver is responsible for financially compensating the victim’s family. An attorney will communicate with the negligent party’s insurance company and handle all issues so you are able to focus on the welfare of your family after your loss.
A car accident attorney will work tirelessly to make sure that justice is served and that the party responsible for the death of your loved one is held fully accountable. An attorney will work to ensure that you receive everything you are entitled to under the law. In many cases monetary compensation is awarded for:
Loss of income
Sorrow and mental suffering
Funeral and burial expenses
Similar to injuries such as brain injuries, back injuries, and neck injuries that result from a car accident, a fatal car accident creates many legal hurdles.
What Will An Attorney Do For Me?
Knowing an attorney is working for you will allow you to concentrate on what is most important. He or she can give you the time to grieve the loss of your loved one by taking the responsibility of handling all aspects of the case. For example, an attorney will communicate with insurance companies and work towards a settlement.
Our lawyers understand that no amount of compensation will replace your loved one. Unfortunately, the expenses associated with a death can be overwhelming. The average funeral in America costs more than $10,000 and many families are unprepared for such a lofty expense. This is especially true when death occurs suddenly as the result of a car accident.
Attorneys are deeply sympathetic with clients who have recently lost loved ones and they work fervently to get them fair settlements. Do not face this difficult time alone. Let a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney talk to the insurance companies and work on your behalf.
What You Need To Know
Being involved in a car accident can be a frightening experience. In addition to possible physical and emotional trauma resulting from the crash, you may have many questions. For answers to the most commonly asked questions, refer to the car accident info center. For more detailed answers, you may want to contact an experienced attorney specializing in personal injury car accident cases.
Additionally, if you have lost a loved one due to a fatal car accident, you should also consider speaking with an attorney. If your tragedy was the result of another person’s negligence, you and your family may be legally entitled to a monetary settlement. Wrongful death compensation may include monies for mental anguish, pain, and suffering, reimbursement for medical and funeral expenses, and compensation for the loss of a lifetime of income.
To schedule an appointment to speak with a lawyer to discuss your options, contact our office today.
Car Accident Info Center – Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few questions people often have after a car accident:
Do I have a case?: If you were injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, or if a loved one was killed in a car accident due to another’s negligence, you may have a case. For case-specific answers regarding your recent crash or personal loss, contact an attorney.
How much is a car accident settlement worth?: Auto accident cases are time-sensitive and have a two-year statute of limitations in the state of Texas. Compensation and settlement amounts vary by case. Recompense typically depends on factors like the severity of the injury, the recovery time, and the presence of vehicle damage. For an estimate based upon your particular situation, speak with a lawyer and ask him or her to assess your accident.
Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?: If you were injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation may include recovery of lost income, medical expenses, and costs for pain and suffering. To navigate the complexities of your personal injury claim, contact an attorney.
What to do after a car accident?: After an auto accident, insurance companies may call and ask you for a recorded statement concerning the crash. You are not obligated to grant the request and doing so could damage your case, albeit unintentionally. In cases like this, hiring a lawyer may prove invaluable. Consulting an attorney can help you understand your rights and how best to proceed after a collision.
Working with the auto insurance company: To avoid compounding expenses, insurance companies generally wish to settle claims quickly. Some insurers may urge you to accept an immediate settlement or to sign forms waiving additional compensation. Seek the advice of an accident attorney first. He or she can examine your particular case and offer advice on what you should accept.
Help Is An Email Or Phone Call Away
If you have concerns about your recent accident, do not agonize over unanswered questions. If you are unable to work because of an injury and have yet to hear from the at-fault individual’s insurance carrier and your medical expenses are on the rise, do not stay lost in a sea of uncertainty, legal confusion, or red tape. Get answers.
How Much Is A Car Accident Settlement Worth?
Do you feel overwhelmed by ever-accumulating, accident-related expenses? It is normal to be concerned about your financial future after an accident. Medical and transportation costs are steep. When considering a lawsuit, one of the most common questions people have concerns how much the case is worth. While no one can guarantee an exact amount, a car accident attorney can give you a reasonable estimate.
To discuss the details of your case with an experienced attorney, call us today to schedule an appointment.
What Is A Car Accident Case Worth?
There is no definitive way to determine the exact amount of compensation you are entitled to after a car accident. However, your attorney will consider the answers to the following questions and can then give you a close estimate. These questions include:
Was another driver determined to be at fault?
Was drunk driving or another form of negligent driving determined to be the cause of the accident?
Did you suffer injuries or did someone you love die as a result of the incident?
Are your medical bills and other expenses accumulating?
Have you been denied an insurance claim or will insurance only cover part of your expenses?
What other factors could have contributed to the collision?
The answers to the above questions can help an attorney give you a good idea of what to expect. Should you receive a settlement, its exact calculation will be based on a variety of factors including legal technicalities and the merits of your evidence.
Can An Attorney Really Help?
One of the first things that you should do after a car accident is to contact an attorney. The legal timeframe for you to collect a settlement is limited. The sooner you call an attorney the more quickly he or she can begin working on your case. Expenses that may be covered in a monetary settlement include:
Emotional pain and suffering
Rehabilitation and therapy
Extra transportation costs
Each case is unique. You deserve the assistance of an attorney who will carefully consider every aspect of your case and determine the best course of action for you. Don’t sell yourself short. You could be entitled to financial compensation. Before you give up hope, contact a lawyer for a case evaluation as soon as possible.
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If you think you are eligible for financial compensation, or if you are unsure if you qualify, call an attorney today. Accident-related expenses could quickly overwhelm you and cause long-lasting financial impacts.
Are you concerned about your future after an accident? Do you feel that you were the victim of another driver’s negligent or dangerous driving? Do not face these complicated circumstances alone. Let an attorney navigate the complicated legal process and fight for you.
Do I Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident?
If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. If the accident resulted in the death of a loved one, consider hiring an attorney to file a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney can answer the many questions you likely have and get you the information you need.
Let a car accident lawyer explain the complexities of personal injury law to you. He or she can provide you with answers to any questions you may have.
To schedule an appointment with an accident attorney experienced in personal injury claims, contact our office today.
When To Hire A Lawyer After A Car Accident
If you are trying to decide if you need an attorney, consider the complications and complexities of facing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit on your own. An attorney will work to the best of his or her ability and will completely handle your case, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance.
To better help your attorney get familiar with your case, do the following today and get a head start:
Document everything that happened and collect evidence for your attorney’s examination
Provide records of expenses, doctor’s visits, and other accident-related expenditures
Have copies of all official reports from the accident
Provide information from witness statements
Document insurance company information
Providing clear, concise documentation is the best way you can move your case forward. Providing your attorney with solid information will ensure the fair and just outcome of your case. Armed with this information, your attorney will work for you. He or she will tirelessly pursue the best possible outcome for you and your family. Do not face this alone! Call an attorney today.
Personal Injury Claims And The Benefit Of An Attorney
You are not required by law to have an attorney, but a lawyer can make sure you get the financial compensation due to you. Do not allow the fear of a burdensome investigation to intimidate or deter you from pursuing a claim. At the completion of the investigation phase, you may be offered a settlement. An attorney is crucial during this process and will speak on your behalf, prepare the necessary paperwork and navigate the complicated process of pursuing financial compensation.
Personal injury claim negotiations can be taxing and full of legalese. There may be multiple settlement proposals, meetings, and endless paperwork. To obtain your full award due under the law, retain legal representation on which you can depend. Have an attorney at your side to navigate the draining personal injury claim process.
If you have questions regarding personal injury claim processes or wrongful death lawsuits, contact an attorney who understands your suffering. Allow a qualified accident attorney to intercede on your behalf. Your attorney’s understanding and skill may be the difference between obtaining less than your full entitlement and getting what your family truly deserves.
What To Do After A Car Accident
Being involved in a car accident can be an upsetting experience. In addition to the immediate physical and emotional distress, you can be left wondering what to do after the accident. What steps should be taken to handle the ordeal that just occurred? You may have many questions and you deserve answers.
If you have recently been involved in a car accident, seek the advice of an experienced attorney specializing in personal injury and wrongful death car accident cases.
To schedule an appointment with a car accident attorney, contact our office today.
Do You Know What To Do After A Car Accident?
Here are some good steps to take immediately after a car accident:
Call 911 for law enforcement and medical help.
Check yourself and the others involved for injuries.
Do not leave the scene of the accident.
Cooperate fully with law enforcement and medical personnel.
Collect insurance information and take photos of the accident scene, if possible.
Get information from potential witnesses.
File a claim with your insurance company and schedule an estimate with an adjuster.
Contact an attorney for a legal consultation.
If you think you have been injured in an auto accident, immediately seek medical attention. Injuries should not be minimized or dismissed. You clearly shouldn’t risk your health but in addition, if you don’t go to the hospital right away you risk damaging any subsequent insurance claim for medical care. If your medical records show you didn’t immediately seek care, insurance companies may closely scrutinize your medical expense claims.
Protecting Your Legal Rights
If you have been involved in a car accident in Texas, you have rights. You are not merely a victim. There are ways you can help protect your legal rights immediately:
Remain at the scene of your accident: As previously stated, it is imperative you do not leave the scene of the crash. Abandoning the scene of an accident may result in criminal prosecution. You are required to provide the following information to the other driver — your name, address, driver’s license, and auto insurance information.
Helping the injured: Prior to calling paramedics, make sure you know the street name and where the accident is located. Knowing the number of individuals injured and if there are grievous injuries could save a life.
Potential safety hazard: If possible, ensure your vehicle is not a safety hazard to other motorists on the roadway. Turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights. Set out flares or raise the hood or trunk of your vehicle. This will serve to notify other drivers to proceed with caution.
Do not admit liability: Convey only the facts concerning how the accident occurred. You should not admit responsibility for the car accident to other drivers involved or to the police. Judgment concerning who was at fault is a legal matter and can be determined at a later time.
Help Is A Phone Call Away
If you have concerns about your recent accident, do not agonize over what you did or did not do. Haven’t you been through enough? Seek help from an accident attorney today.
Working With The Auto Insurance Company
If you have been involved in a car accident, you likely have many concerns and questions. Dealing with the aftermath including physical and emotional distress is draining enough without worrying about negotiations with insurance companies. Ideally, insurance is designed to help you. However, an opposing driver’s insurance company, regardless of the injuries you may have sustained, has an economic incentive to pay out as little money as possible in fulfilling their obligation to you.
Having a car accident lawyer on your side can balance the equation as he or she works to get you a fair settlement.
To schedule an appointment with an accident attorney experienced in negotiating with insurance companies, contact our office today.
Do You Know How To Negotiate With Car Insurance Companies?
Here are a few good steps to take after an accident pertaining to insurance companies:
Document everything that happened and keep a clear record of events.
Take photos of the accident scene, if possible.
Get as much information from the at-fault driver as possible, especially insurance information, policy numbers, and name and address.
Get information from potential witnesses.
File a claim with your insurance company and schedule an estimate with an adjuster.
Report the accident to the other driver’s insurance provider as soon as possible.
Do not minimize your potential injuries. If your medical records do not show that you immediately sought care, insurance companies might disregard your suffering.
Keep records of medical expenses.
Contact an attorney for a legal consultation. Speak to insurance companies through your lawyer to avoid legal missteps.
The chances of securing a fair settlement improve when you keep clear and concise records. Remember, you do not have to accept an insurer’s first offer. Insurance companies have an incentive to make low initial offers. You may qualify for a better settlement. Hire a skilled attorney to work with the insurance company for you. Call our law office immediately after a car accident.
The Insurance Bad Faith Law
An insurance company is supposed to be a protective safety net for injured parties. Indeed, our security and our futures are entrusted to insurance companies. Sometimes, however, disputes occur and that perceived good faith may be called into question. Texas law requires insurance companies to treat consumers fairly and to fully pay qualifying claims made in good faith. Bad faith insurance law came into being because insurance companies would frequently deny legitimate claims.
Insurance companies may take the side of their policyholder, even if that person is clearly at fault. If you have unjustly lost an insurance dispute, hiring an accident lawyer is imperative to protect your rights. Remember, not every insurance dispute is a basis for a bad faith claim. A bad faith claim against an insurance company must show that they purposely refused to process an insurance claim that you made in good faith.
Let An Attorney Help
If you are concerned about insurance company negotiations contact an attorney skilled in the area of negotiation. Hire a qualified car accident attorney to handle the insurance negotiations for you. Your attorney’s skill may be the difference between being awarded less than what you are due under the law and getting your full award.