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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
Drunk driving
Reckless driving

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
Neck injuries
Brain injuries
Head 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.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Most drivers get into their vehicles and head out to work, school, or shopping fully anticipating a safe arrival. However, that is not always the case. Statistics provided by the Texas DOT show that in 2019, 3,610 people were killed and there were 256,338 persons injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes with 15,843 of them sustaining a serious injury. There were no deathless days on Texas
roadways in 2019.

It is probable that you or someone you know has been involved in an accident while operating an automobile, motorcycle, truck, or even while riding a bicycle. In Texas, some people are compensated through insurance payouts. However, many people who have been injured do not know how to effectively deal with insurance and get compensation. If you have been involved in any kind of motor vehicle accident, you may have questions about receiving compensation for your injuries.

Call our office to speak to a lawyer about your case or to schedule an appointment.

Motor Vehicle Accidents Are Not Limited To Cars
While auto accidents may be the most common, there are several other kinds of vehicles that may be involved in motor vehicle accidents. These collisions can result in serious personal injuries or fatalities:

Car accidents: These are the most common type of motor vehicle accidents. An accident that involves one or more automobiles, this category also includes accidents involving SUVs, pick-up trucks, and vans.
Motorcycle accidents: Crashes involving motorcycles are less common but they more often result in fatalities or serious injuries to the rider. In 2019, There were 410 motorcyclists (operators and passengers) killed in Texas.
Truck accidents: Due to their size and weight, crashes involving semi-trucks or other commercial vehicles can result in massive damage. Depending on what kind of material was being transported, these kinds of accidents may also pose environmental dangers.
Pedestrian accidents: Texas pedestrian fatalities totaled 660 in 2019. This is a 5.43% increase from 2018. Since pedestrians have little or no protection during a crash, even slow-speed incidents can result in serious personal injury.
Bicycle accidents: Similar in nature to pedestrian accidents, a bicyclist has little or no protection in an accident involving another vehicle. Pedal cyclist fatalities totaled 68 in 2019. This is a 4.23% decrease from 2018.

Does The Kind Of Motor Vehicle Involved Change My Right To Receive Compensation?
Regardless of the types of vehicles involved in accidents, victims who have been injured or the families of those killed have the right to receive monetary compensation. The process of claiming these monetary awards may vary depending on the type of vehicle, but the right to claim them is the same.

A motor vehicle crash can be a life-changing event for the person involved and for his or her family. In some cases, trying to manage medical bills, claim forms, and insurance company requirements can seem overwhelming. The assistance of an attorney who is experienced with all types of motor vehicle accidents can make the process much less stressful. If you have been injured or had a loved one killed in an accident, you don’t have to handle the process alone.

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Car Accidents

Most people have been in a car accident at some point in their driving history. Quite often there are no injuries or damages. These minor accidents are often described as “fender-benders.” Other accidents can be more severe, resulting in serious injuries or even death. Crashes involving one or more automobiles are the most common type of motor vehicle accident. If you have been in a car accident and have questions about medical bills or lost wages resulting from the crash, call today.

Call our office to discuss your case or set up an appointment with one of our experienced car accident attorneys.

Car Accidents Injure Greater Numbers Of People
There are several reasons why more people are injured or killed in car accidents than in other types of motor vehicle accidents, such as those involving motorcycles. Some of these reasons are as follows:

More people travel in automobiles than in other types of vehicles.
Automobiles can carry a large number of people. Passenger vans and SUVs can carry as many as nine people at a time.
Automobiles offer a greater opportunity to engage in activities that may cause distracted driving such as eating, texting, or using the installed navigational or entertainment features.

According to law enforcement officials, most car accidents are caused by driver error. While mechanical difficulties and medical emergencies affecting the driver do happen, these issues are rare. The majority of accidents, especially bicycle accidents and those involving pedestrians, are usually the result of inattention. People ignore traffic laws or drive while impaired. In situations like these, the person responsible for the accident is also financially responsible to pay for the damage he or she caused.

I Was Injured In A Car Accident, Now What?
When a person is hurt in a car crash, the first priority is to get medical attention. Very often a person will not realize that he or she has been injured until several hours or even days after the accident. If you have been in a car accident you should document any pain you experienced or injuries you sustained. It is also helpful to record all medical history.

Insurance companies may not be helpful and the claims process can be lengthy and confusing. It is important to remember the following when dealing with insurance companies:

Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind.
It is the job of the representative to settle for as little money as possible.
The technical and legal jargon that comes with the insurance process may be overwhelming.
The insurance process is more easily navigated with the help of an attorney.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, recovering from your injuries is a top priority. Having an experienced car accident attorney on your side can help ensure that you receive the best possible medical care.

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Motorcycle Accidents

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.

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Truck Accidents

It is possible for drivers to safely share the road with semi-trucks, eighteen-wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles, but trucks are involved in motor vehicle accidents every day in Texas. When driving, many people do not consider that big trucks operate differently than other vehicles and that they require more complex maneuvering tactics. Lack of awareness may account for many of the truck accidents that take place on Texas highways.

If you have been in an accident involving a commercial truck, you may have questions about how to obtain compensation for your injuries. We can help. Call our office to discuss your case with one of our experienced car accident attorneys.

Why Are Truck Accidents So Common?
Most commercial truck drivers are trained to operate these large, heavy vehicles with skill and adequate care. In some cases, however, an inexperienced driver or one who has been behind the wheel for too many hours may collide with another vehicle or vehicles. When that happens the resulting damage can be massive.

Much of the damage that results from a trucking accident is related to the vehicle’s weight and size. Even when traveling at low speeds, a big truck is difficult to bring to a stop because of its weight. This means that when a driver loses control, the truck’s weight will continue to push it along until it meets enough resistance to stop.

Depending on what kind of freight the truck is carrying, damage to other drivers and vehicles may also come from flying debris, explosions, or chemical leaks. Pedestrians and motorcyclists in the vicinity of the crash may be especially vulnerable to these risks.

Is Insurance Different For Big Trucks?
Frequently, the person who is driving a truck is also the owner of the vehicle. In other cases, the truck may be leased or be a fleet vehicle for a trucking company. One of the initial challenges in filing a claim for injuries resulting from an accident with a truck is finding out who is responsible for damages. Trucks can be owned and operated in several ways:

Owner is the operator: The truck is owned and operated by the same individual
Independent driver: The truck is leased from a company and driven by an independent driver
Independent driver-contractor: The truck is owned by a company and driven by an independent contractor
Employee driven: The truck is company-owned and driven by a company employee
The truck is a state or county-owned vehicle

In each situation above, the truck is insured but determining who is responsible is not immediately clear. It is often helpful for the victim of an accident involving a commercial vehicle to have the assistance of an attorney who is familiar with truck ownership arrangements, fleet agreements, and commercial carrier insurance. Knowing where and with whom a personal injury claim should be filed is an important first step in receiving monetary compensation.

If you were hurt in an accident involving a truck, recovering from your injuries is a top priority for you and your family. An experienced car accident attorney can help ensure that you receive the best possible care and compensation.

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Pedestrian Accidents

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.

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Bicycle Accidents

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.

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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.

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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:

Speeding
Erratic driving
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:

Blurred vision
Sluggishness
Slow reactions
Difficulty thinking clearly
Inability to focus
Sleepiness
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.

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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.

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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:

Speeding
Racing
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:

Head injuries
Spinal damage
Neck injuries
Broken bones
Internal bleeding of the brain or vital organs
Loss of limbs
Brain damage
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.

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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 following accidents causes are avoidable because they are considered a driver’s responsibility.

Balding tires
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
Electrical faults
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.

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Dangerous Roads
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:

Potholes
Poorly marked lanes
Hidden stop signs or yield signs
Road design does not allow for proper drainage
Dangerous curves
Unmarked intersections
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:

Rollover accidents
Skidding
Hydroplaning
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.

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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.

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Back Injuries

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.

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Head Injuries

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:

Comas
Lifelong issues with headaches
Loss of sensation, hearing, vision, taste, or smell
Paralysis
Seizures
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.

Get Started Today
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.

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Neck Injuries

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.

Get Started Today
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.

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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
Medical expenses
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.

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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.

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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:

Medical bills
Emotional pain and suffering
Rehabilitation and therapy
Extra transportation costs
Legal fees

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.

Questions? Call Us Today!
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

It only takes a second to be involved in a crash. Unfortunately, every day, individuals learn this harsh reality. If you are one of the unlucky ones involved in a motor vehicle accident, do you know where to turn for help?

The potential for complications surrounding a motor vehicle accident is high. In addition to physical and emotional trauma sustained by a victim, the confusion of problematic insurance claims, rising medical expenses, and compounding ever-present legal matters will most assuredly become a constant companion and perpetual nuisance. If you were injured in a traffic accident, do not face the consequences alone. For answers to all your concerns and any legal needs, consult with a personal injury lawyer who specializes in motor vehicle accident cases.

You may have legal and compensation questions regarding your injuries. Call to speak with one of our lawyers about your case.

Types Of Motor Vehicle Accidents
There are various degrees of accidents that can occur, from simple fender-benders to serious, multi-vehicle accidents. There are also diverse accidents that involve a combination of various motor vehicles. The following may provide insight regarding the different types of motor vehicle accidents that can occur:

Car accidents: More cars on the roadways equal more car crashes. Chances are you know someone who has had a car crash or you yourself have been involved in one.
Motorcycle accidents: Simply by holding up a finger in your sightline, one can completely obscure a motorcycle on the roadway. Motorcycle collisions are very common accidents – usually to the unfortunate detriment of the cyclist.
Truck accidents: Semi-trucks, cement trucks, and cattle-hauling trucks are all considered heavyweight big rigs. Due to their imposing size and sturdy construction, wrecks involving any kind of truck have the potential for serious and even fatal consequences.
Bicycle accidents: When a bicycle collides with a moving motor vehicle, the outcome will not be in the bicyclist’s favor. Serious and potentially life-threatening injuries are possible in this type of collision.
Pedestrian accidents: The vulnerability of pedestrians makes this type of accident all the more frightening. Without the safety inherent inside a vehicle, pedestrians are apt to suffer critical injuries or become fatalities in this type of accident.

Why Would I Need An Accident Attorney?
Any type of motor vehicle accident can be a life-altering experience. Regrettably, not all injured victims in motor vehicle accidents receive the compensation they deserve. While it is difficult to put a price tag on pain and suffering, victims who have been injured or the families of those killed have the right to pursue just recompense.

Coping with the accident’s aftermath alone – not to mention medical bills, claim forms, and insurance companies – can be tremendous and exceedingly stressful. To have the assistance of an experienced accident attorney on your side can make a substantial difference. Do not stay lost in a sea of hurt, legal confusion, and red tape. Get answers and get help!

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Motorcycle Accidents

One of the increasingly common types of motor vehicle accidents over the past several decades is motorcycle accidents. Although automobile death numbers have declined over recent years, motorcycle fatalities have more than doubled in the last decade alone. Motorcycle accidents have become so commonplace that they have been deemed one of the “greatest highway safety challenges our nation faces” by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Call today and speak with an experienced attorney who specializes in motorcycle-related accidents.

Sharing The Road With Motorcycles
Though some may consider a motorcycle a lesser vehicle than a car, it is still classified as a motor vehicle. Basically, that means motorcycles and motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as other drivers and vehicles on the roadway. Though motorists should always be diligent, drivers can always use a friendly reminder to be extra alert and to safely share the road with motorcycles. Likewise, motorcyclists should keep as purposely visible as possible to help prevent accidents, as are bicyclists.

How To Fix The Problem Of Increased Motorcycle Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken steps to address the nationwide problem of increasing motorcycle accidents and their related fatalities. Some of these steps include the following:

Developing programs to reduce dangerous driving behavior and reinforce safety
Increasing funding for motorcycle safety research
Providing motorcycle rider training for all who need or seek it
Identifying critical crash avoidance skills and new technologies
Ensuring all helmets meet required safety standards

Characteristics Of Motorcycle Crashes
Motorcycle rider fatalities have been at an all-time high: over 4,000 per year and steadily reaching 5,000 marks. There has been a significant increase in deaths in the 20 to 49 age group. Ages below 20 and above 59 have seen a marginal drop but still remain high at almost 300 per year.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has compiled a list of major characteristics associated with motorcycle crashes. The following are the most frequent statistics related to motorcycle accidents:

The majority of those injured or killed were Caucasian, followed by African-Americans at 9 percent, Hispanic at 7 percent, and Native Americans at 1 percent.
Of the motorcyclists who were fatally injured, 45 percent did not wear helmets.
Twice as many motorcycle fatalities occurred on weekends as opposed to weekdays.
Over the last 10 years, 90 percent of motorcyclists killed were male.
Though there are many external factors that contribute to the increase in motorcycle crashes and resulting injuries and fatalities, the increasing popularity of this mode of transportation, the relatively low cost of the vehicle, and the fuel efficiency have all contributed to a general increase in actual motorcycles on our roadways.

An Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle traffic accident and received injuries or if a loved one has been tragically lost due to a motorcycle accident, you may have a strong case for personal injury or wrongful death compensation. If the negligence of another caused your accident, speak with an experienced attorney to receive help today.

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Car Accidents

Being involved in a car accident is unquestionably an upsetting experience. It is human nature to seek answers as to what caused it and why it had to happen. Being involved in car accidents can also lead you to question who is to blame and why you are the one left suffering all the consequences. Unfortunately, many motor vehicle accidents are due to negligence on the part of the driver instigating the accident.

Take a moment to ask yourself if you truly know what your rights are if you are a victim of a car crash. Are you eligible for any type of compensation due to another driver’s negligence? Car accident laws involving personal injury claims can be muddling, perplexing, and generally hard for the average person to understand. If you are confused, a knowledgeable car accident attorney can provide answers to these questions and explain the best legal course of action.

If you wonder whether or not you have a case, call to get your questions answered by an experienced attorney today.

What Causes Car Accidents?
There are many types of car accidents, from minor scrapes to major impacts involving multiple vehicles. There are also numerous ways an accident can actually occur. The following are some possible causes of car accidents:

Bad weather: sleet, impaired vision due to inclement weather, hydroplaning
Car defects: malfunctions of brakes, engine, electrical system, et cetera
Distracted driving: cellphone use, talking with passengers, texting while driving
Driver fatigue: dozing off or falling asleep at the wheel
Drunk driving: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Failure to comply: breaking road rules, running traffic signals
Road rage: aggressive driving intending harm
Speeding: racing and reckless driving
Tailgating: following too closely behind another vehicle

Regardless of the cause or type of accident, there may be severe injuries or tragic losses associated with a crash. Human error is often to blame in most accidents, including other motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. If you have doubts or questions or are simply in need of legal advice regarding your recent crash, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney right away.

How A Car Accident Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident due to the fault of another, you may be eligible for compensation for injuries incurred. In the event of personal injury, you may be entitled to the cost of medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses attributable to the crash.

For the death of a loved one, wrongful death compensation may include remuneration for mental anguish, pain, and suffering, reimbursement for medical and funeral expenses, and compensation for the loss of lifetime income due to the family member’s passing. When pursuing recompense, questions can be addressed when an individual has his or her case assessed by a qualified attorney who is experienced in car accident cases. Don’t you and your loved ones deserve quality representation?

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Being involved in a car accident is an upsetting experience. However, when a large heavyweight vehicle like a truck is involved, an accident can take on another harrowing aspect. Truck accidents may also lead you to question who is to blame and why you are the one left exhausted and suffering. Not surprisingly, many motor vehicle accidents are due to negligence on the part of the driver instigating the accident.

If you are questioning whether or not you have a case for personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one involved in a truck accident, call to get your questions answered by an experienced attorney today.

Who Is Liable In A Truck Accident?
There are many types of trucks on the roadways, from big rigs to cement trucks. There are also numerous ways an accident can actually occur. The following are some of the parties that may be held liable for injuries in a truck-related accident:

Truck driver
Employer of the driver
Owner of the truck
Leasing company of the truck
Owner of the leasing company
Owner of a trailer, if attached and involved in the accident
Company leasing the trailer
Manufacturer of the truck, trailer, or any components involved in the crash
Though this liability list may seem rather long and unduly complicated, your lawyer will be used to dealing with all of these parties. Remember, human error is often to blame in most accidents and the majority of injured victims proceed in the aftermath of an accident without adequate legal advice. If you have questions or simply need legal advice, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney.

Trucking Companies And Their Insurance Provider
Following a crash, the trucking company and their insurance provider will start an investigation of the accident. Most companies have detailed procedures they follow when handling truck accident claims. Their investigation is thorough and usually involves photos of the accident scene, statements from witnesses, and close examinations of the vehicles to determine the extent of the damage. While this process may appear just, they design their investigation to limit compensation recovery for those injured in the crash.

Why You Need A Lawyer
As previously stated, the trucking company and its insurance provider have already launched an investigation into your accident. You need an attorney who can counter their claims, if necessary, and who is skilled at working with experts to assist an official investigation. Your attorney can also interview witnesses, review police and accident reports, analyze medical records and consult experts to reconstruct or recreate the accident scene.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident due to the fault of another, you may be eligible for compensation for injuries incurred. In the event of personal injury, you may be entitled to costs of medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses attributable to the crash. For the death of a loved one, wrongful death compensation may also be available in any type of car accident.

Contact A Lawyer Today
When pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death suit, questions regarding the law and compensation can be addressed by your experienced attorney. The truck driver and trucking company have representation, shouldn’t you?

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Bicycle Accidents

Cyclists have a unique perspective when traveling our roadways. Unlike riding on a motorcycle or moving in a car, trekking by bicycle has a truly personal aspect. Though undoubtedly liberating, sharing both the streets and the outdoors places a cyclist in a uniquely vulnerable position to both the environmental elements and to the more precarious human elements. Perhaps you have already drawn the conclusion that many motor vehicle accidents are due to the negligence of the driver instigating bicycle accidents.

You may have already experienced the aforementioned precarious human elements firsthand and you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident. When a bicycle and car collide, it is a deadly mix and the chances of a cyclist surviving unscathed are next to none. Why did this accident have to happen to you or your loved one? Why are you and your family left to suffer all the consequences?

If you are questioning whether you have a potential case, call to get your questions answered by an experienced attorney today.

Most Frequent Causes Of Bicycle Accidents
Anytime a motor vehicle and a bicycle occupy the same general space, there is always the potential for an accident to occur. There are numerous ways an accident can happen. The most influential cause, however, points to the behavior or actions of either the cyclist or the driver. The unfortunate or poor choice conduct sets into motion an ill-fated outcome.

The following are frequent causes of bicycle accidents:

Bad weather
Fatigue or distracted driving
Drunk driving
Speeding and reckless driving, veering into the bicyclist’s lane
Following too closely or attempting to pass a cyclist without adequate space
Failure to see the cyclist
Regardless of the reason, a severe injury or tragic loss has occurred in your recent crash. If you have any legal questions regarding liability or compensation for your recent bicycle accident, an attorney is ready, willing, and able to help.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident due to the fault of another and sustained personal injuries, you may be eligible for compensation. In the tragic event of the loss of a loved one, you may have a strong case for wrongful death compensation.

When pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death suit, questions regarding the law and compensation can be assessed by a qualified attorney experienced in accident cases. You and your family have been through enough already. Don’t passively sit by and allow another’s negligence to rob you of anything further. Speak with an attorney today.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Perhaps the most frightening types of motor vehicle accidents are pedestrian accidents. A pedestrian is totally defenseless in an accident. A person is completely exposed and without any type of shield or buffer. When coming into contact with a vehicle, pedestrians are the most susceptible to grievous and fatal injuries.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian-related traffic accident and received injuries, don’t face the painful aftermath alone. To get answers to all your legal concerns, consult with a personal injury lawyer who specializes specifically in all types of car accidents.

Call to get your questions answered by an experienced attorney today.

Who Is Considered A Pedestrian?
The answer is that everyone is a pedestrian. At some point in time, each one of us has used a sidewalk or a crosswalk or even taken a stroll along a walking path. Therefore, when we hear from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that pedestrian fatalities have increased to over 4,000 a year and over 69,000 people have reported some type of pedestrian-related accident or injury, it is time to take notice of this national problem.

Injured pedestrians come in both sexes and in all age groups. During the last 10 years, the most common age range for a pedestrian involved in a fatality is 45 to 64 years. Ages 30 to 45 and ages 65 plus ranked second and third for fatalities, respectively.

Pedestrian Accident Causes
Anytime a motor vehicle and a pedestrian are involved in an accident, there is an almost immediate, instinctive reaction of dread. The thought of an individual being hit is an alarming and distressing thing. Perhaps more shocking, most pedestrian-related accidents occur due to neglectful or careless driving and thus didn’t have to happen, much like motorcycle accidents.

The following are the most frequent causes of pedestrian-related accidents:

Driver inattention, distraction, and inexperience
Drunk driving
Speeding
Malfunctioning traffic signals
Debris on the road
Failure to yield or stop

No Sure Method To Prevent Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, no single pedestrian fatality cause stands out, and no single countermeasure has made a substantial impact to decrease this type of accident from happening. The best ways to counter these accidents, thus far, seem to be a mixture of educational, environmental, and enforcement measures to improve overall pedestrian safety.

An Attorney On Your Side
If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident due to the fault of another and sustained injuries or, tragically, a loved one was lost, you may have a strong case for personal injury or wrongful death compensation. Your attorney can answer any questions you may have regarding either event.

Don’t allow the careless negligence of another to take everything away from you. Speak with an attorney to receive help today.

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Car Accident Causes

Often, victims of car accidents wonder why the accident occurred or if there was a way in which the accident could have been prevented. In many cases, car accident causes relate back to driver negligence in some form. Occasionally, car accidents occur because of faulty parts or poor vehicle maintenance. In these cases, it is possible that those injured 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 Causes For Car Accidents
While these reasons do not cause all car accidents, many of them can be traced back to the causes listed below. These causes are generalizations but offer a good representation of typical origins. For a more accurate discussion of your case, an appointment with an attorney may be necessary:

Drunk driving accidents: A drunk driver is a danger to him or herself and every driver or passenger with whom he or she shares the road. In many drunk driving cases, serious injury or death can 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 while driving: Texting while driving is a growing issue across the country. As mobile phones become more prevalent in our everyday lives, texting and driving accidents have increased significantly. Every second that a driver is looking at a phone is a second that he or she is not paying attention to the road. If you are a victim of this type of reckless driving, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Reckless driving and speeding: Reckless driving is any type of driving that knowingly and willingly endangers others. While not always done with malicious intent, it can include ignoring traffic laws, speeding, or any form of wanton negligence. Reckless driving accidents are tragic because they can usually be prevented with vigilance and caution.
Defective car parts: Car issues plague every American at some point, but it is rarely considered that a car defect or poor maintenance could cause a car accident. Bad tires on a slick road or a poorly done oil change causing engine malfunction can lead to a serious car accident.
Dangerous roads: As is the case in many other states, Texas has some curvy and narrow lane roads. These roads are dangerous under normal conditions. These types of roads become even more hazardous during rainy, snowy, and icy conditions. Accidents on these types of roads are more frequent but can be avoided with cautious driving.

Questions? Ask An Attorney For Answers.
If you or someone you love has been victimized by any of the above causes for car accidents, you may be eligible for a financial settlement. You do not have to face the confusion alone. A qualified attorney can help you sort through the evidence and decide on what subsequent actions should be taken.

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Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents are dangerous and frightening. Driving while under the influence is not only dangerous to the driver, but it also endangers everyone else around. Drunk drivers who break the law are operating selfishly and could be held liable for endangering an innocent victim. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Drunk driving may be one of the most common car accident causes, but it does not mean that you should suffer alone.

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 will do all that we can to 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. Just as texting while driving is a growing epidemic, the same could be said for drunk driving.

There are signs a driver may be intoxicated and, if suspected, he or she should be immediately reported to law enforcement. The signs include:

Speeding
Erratic driving
Weaving in and out of traffic
Speeding up then slowing down
Difficulty staying in the traffic lanes
Aggressive or reckless behavior on the road

Even just one or two alcoholic drinks in the bloodstream can slow down a person’s reaction time and increase the risk of an accident. Many drunk drivers are unaware that they are endangering themselves and everyone else around them. There is no excuse for drunk driving and nothing said will negate the liability assigned to anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle while drunk. Some excuses for drunk driving may include:

It is only a short journey home.
A taxicab would be too expensive.
I could not leave my car overnight, as I need it first thing tomorrow.
I was in a rush to get home.
I only had a few drinks.

Drunk Driving Is Impaired Driving
Alcohol slows the body’s reaction time and can make it difficult to make the on-the-spot decisions that are often required to drive safely. Some of the other reasons drunk driving is dangerous may include:

Blurred vision
Sluggishness
Slow reactions
Difficulty thinking clearly
Inability to focus
Sleepiness or feelings of aggression

Any of these reasons, and perhaps more, can contribute to the danger of drunk driving. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver in any capacity, you may be eligible for compensation, just like victims of other accidents. You have nothing to lose with a case evaluation. You may even be surprised by what a car accident attorney can do for you.

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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 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. Safety should always 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 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. If you have lost someone you love or have been injured as a result of a driver that was texting, you understand the damage a single moment of impact can inflict on a person’s life.

To further discuss your case, make an appointment with a lawyer by calling us. Our office is open and waiting to take your call.

What Are The Consequences Of Texting While Driving?
Texting while driving is against the law in the state of Texas, much like drunk driving or reckless driving. Drivers under 18 may not use any kind of device for talking or texting while driving. Texting while driving laws are considered primary laws. Primary laws mean that any law enforcement official can pull you over for the offense without having to witness another offense.

Penalties for texting while driving is:

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 while driving. Texting while driving is avoidable and unnecessary. Victims of this may be eligible for compensation.

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 in the right direction toward reclaiming your life.

What Is Included In A Personal Injury Claim
Many victims of these types of accidents never realize that they are eligible for compensation. When evaluating the details of a personal injury claim, it is important to consider the following factors:

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 to the same capacity as before the accident, losing earning potential and possibly insurance and benefits
Loss of financial security for the family left behind in the case of a wrongful death suit, such as a spouse and children.

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Reckless Driving And Speeding

Most car accidents occur within a few miles of a driver’s home or office. Unfortunately, the shortest of journeys is often the one that is traveled carelessly. 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 journey. Safety should always be paramount when behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Reckless driving and speeding are unfortunate yet common causes of car accidents.

These types of accidents are especially tragic when a fatality occurs at the hands of a reckless driver or a poor decision behind the wheel. In these cases, the loss of life could lead to a wrongful death case. If you have lost someone or have been injured as a result of a reckless driver, you understand the damage a single moment of impact can do.

To further discuss your case, make an appointment with a lawyer by calling us. Our offices are open and waiting to take your call.

Common Causes Of Reckless Driving And Speeding Accidents
Many reckless driving accidents can be attributed to one individual and his or her negligent actions, much like drunk driving accidents. After police investigate the accident and talk to the witnesses, it may be possible to ascertain the exact form of reckless driving that resulted in the accident. Any of the actions below that lead to a motor vehicle accident are considered reckless:

Speeding
Racing
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
The innocent parties involved often receive serious injuries. The following are common types of injuries involved parties may suffer as a result of a car accident due to reckless driving:

Head injuries
Spinal damage
Neck injuries
Broken bones
Internal bleeding of the brain or vital organs
Loss of limbs
Brain damage
Emotional duress and damage

If one of the above injuries has occurred and it was the fault of the driver, he or she may be held responsible in a personal injury claim. Personal, physical, emotional, and financial problems can all be consequences of a reckless driving accident or any type of accident, such as one stemming from defective car parts. In such cases that result in a fatality, the family of the deceased may consider a wrongful death suit to cover expenses for pain and suffering.

If you are unsure about the cause of your accident or you believe it is impossible for there to be help for your situation, you are not out of options. No matter what you assume about your accident, you will likely be surprised by what an attorney can do for you and your family. While there are no guarantees about your case, you have nothing to lose from a case evaluation.

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Defective Car Parts

Have you been in a car accident that was caused by an unknown factor or by defective car parts? From bad tires to engine failure, a vehicle that is not functioning correctly can be a ticking time bomb for an accident. Occasionally, an accident that occurs from what may seem like coincidence or bad luck is actually caused by negligent manufacturing or poor quality auto parts. A case evaluation from an experienced car accident attorney may reveal if victims have the right to pursue a claim because of this or another of the most common car accident causes.

If you believe the accident you were involved in was due to an auto defect, or someone you love has experienced such an accident, call us today. A knowledgeable car accident attorney can assess the details of your case.

Causes Of Defective Car Parts Accidents
Unfortunately, a large number of accident cases have proven to be the result of auto defects, many of which are avoidable and could be considered a driver’s responsibility, like the following:

Balding tires
Burnt 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
For the above reasons, blame may be assigned to the owner of a defective vehicle or whoever performed maintenance on the car. Occasionally, there will be a defect in the actual manufacturing of the car that causes problems. Examples of ways that a car maintenance company or manufacturer could be liable include:

Car company manufacturing faults
Failure of brakes
Electrical faults
Hoods springing open during transit
Poorly fitted parts during a garage repair
High rollover probability
Gas leak or other hazards
Tips on how to avoid a car accident caused by these types of defects include:

Correct maintenance of your vehicle
Check oil levels before long journeys
Regular tire pressure checks
Avoid having cheaper, unreliable parts fitted to save money
Ensure tire tread is within high standards at all times

Most people adhere to these basic safety points and still, accidents resulting from auto defects can happen. Sometimes it is unavoidable and completely unforeseen. Many victims of this type of accident do not realize they could receive a financial settlement.

Like any other accident caused by extenuating circumstances, such as texting while driving or reckless driving and speeding, auto defect accidents should be carefully evaluated and treated as important. It is possible to fall victim to bad tires or poor quality parts. The cause of these accidents may not be a particular person, but it is still possible for a victim to get the compensation that he or she deserves.

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Dangerous Roads

Many car accidents happen on the same roads over and over again. Whether it is because of narrow and curvy roads in the rural areas or heavy traffic volume in the more densely populated areas, accidents continually happen on the same roads. Driving on dangerous roads is one of the most common car accident causes. Safety should also be the top priority when driving and this becomes even more important when driving on dangerous roads.

Accidents that occur on these types of roads are especially tragic when a fatality occurs. In these cases, the loss of life could lead to a wrongful death case. These types of accidents are becoming more common as the area grows and more drivers are on the road. If you have lost someone you love or have been injured as a result of an accident on a dangerous road, you understand the damage a single moment of impact can inflict on a person’s life.

To further discuss your case, make an appointment with a lawyer by calling us. Our offices are open and waiting to take your call.

What Makes Dangerous Roads?
Roads are deemed dangerous if there are a high number of accidents on them. This can happen because of the condition of the road or because of natural challenges such as hills or curves. These types of roads are often found in the more rural parts of our state. Roads can also be dangerous because of the sheer number of cars that travel every single day. Any of the characteristics below could cause accidents and make a dangerous road:

Continuous stop and go traffic such as the kind found during rush hour in metropolitan areas
The high volume of traffic on a regular basis
Roads with many curves
Roads with narrow lanes
Roads under construction
Roads with poor lighting
Roads with inadequate guardrails
Roads with numerous potholes
Defective traffic signals
Serious injuries can be inflicted because of accidents caused by these characteristics. The following are common types of injuries that may be suffered as a result of a car accident on a dangerous road:

Head injuries
Spinal damage
Neck injuries
Broken bones
Internal bleeding of the brain or vital organs
Loss of limbs
Brain damage
Emotional duress and damage

If you or a loved one has suffered one of these injuries and it was the fault of reckless driving and speeding on a dangerous road or improper road maintenance, you could file a personal injury claim. Personal, physical, emotional, and financial problems can all be consequences of an accident such as this or drunk driving accidents. In such cases that resulted in a fatality, the family of the deceased may consider a wrongful death suit to cover expenses for pain and suffering.

If you are unsure about the cause of your accident or if you believe it is impossible for there to be helpful for your situation, you are not out of options. Regardless of what you assume about your accident, you will likely be surprised by what an attorney can do for you and your family. While there are no guarantees about your case, you have nothing to lose from a case evaluation.

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Car Accident Injuries

When car accidents occur, often there are no serious injuries. In some cases, however, the crash is much more serious and one or more people are injured. Statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that car accident injuries sustained by occupants in motor vehicles were the fourth leading cause of non-fatal injuries nationwide.

If you have questions regarding a car accident in which you or a loved one was injured, we can help. Call our office to schedule an appointment to discuss your case and find out what kinds of compensation may be available to you.

What Are The Most Common Car Accident Injuries?
Accident injuries can be minor or life-threatening, depending on the severity of the crash. There are also specific types of injuries that occur during a car crash that can have long-reaching effects, such as those shown below:

Back injuries: Many types of back injuries such as herniated or ruptured disks, compression fractures, and spinal cord injuries can occur as a result of a car accident.
Brain injuries: These types of injuries may manifest over a period of time after the initial accident and can have serious consequences.
Head injuries: The direct result of outside force causing trauma or injury to the skull, these injuries can sometimes be very serious and may require long periods of recovery.
Neck injuries: One of the most prevalent is cervical acceleration-deceleration, commonly known as whiplash. Many people are unaware that they have this injury until hours or even days after the accident.
Fatal car accidents: Sometimes injuries received in a car accident are so severe they result in death. In other cases, the crash may exacerbate an existing condition and the victim is not able to recover.
There are other types of injuries that accident victims experience that is less serious but still requires medical attention and some period of time to recover before the victim’s life returns to normal. Very often, the victim will require the help of others throughout the process.

Recovering From Injuries Can Often Be A Long Process
Every accident is different in both cause and seriousness of injury or damage. Most of the time, recovery is a process and not an event. Depending on the seriousness of the injuries, it may be days, weeks, or months until the victim can resume his or her normal life. Medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses that pile up while the person is recovering can make the process more difficult and can actually impede the process of getting well.

Often, if the accident involved another driver who was at fault, the insurance company will seek a fast settlement with the injured parties. This is generally not beneficial to the victim since there is often no way of knowing how long the recovery process will take. Many accident victims choose to seek legal advice before accepting any settlement agreement offered by an insurance company.

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Back Injuries

Among the most common types of car accident injuries are back injuries. Because of the position of the body, while driving an automobile and the rapid deceleration involved in most accidents, back and neck injuries can occur even in accidents that happen at relatively slow speeds.

Sometimes a driver who has been in an accident does not notice that anything is wrong immediately after the wreck. The driver may feel a little shaken or disoriented but may believe that he or she has no other injuries. Hours or days later, however, the driver may experience severe pain in the back or legs. Often because of the time that has elapsed, he or she may believe that the pain is unrelated to the crash.

We can help. Call us to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

Back Injuries Take Many Forms
There are several types of injuries that can happen when a driver has had a car accident. Although many drivers today use seat belts which help reduce the number of fatal car accidents, back injuries can still result from any violent movement that pulls, twists, or causes compression of the spine. These injuries include:

Herniated disk: This injury usually affects the lower back. Spinal compression may cause the natural cushion between the vertebrae to bulge out into the spinal canal. This bulge can impinge on nerves in the area and can cause weakness, pain in the legs, low back pain, and other nerve-related problems.
Ruptured disk: Similar to a herniated disk, in this case, the natural cushion has ruptured and is impeding nerve signals. Significant pain, weakness in the legs, and other nerve-related problems can occur.
Spinal injuries of the midsection: These types of injuries can result in pain that affects the driver’s arms, back, and legs. Symptoms can include pain, weakness, and numbness. These injuries can also have a direct effect on blood pressure and body temperature regulation.
The severity of injuries like those above can vary from person to person. In most cases though, one of the common aspects of back injuries is that they require time to heal. Very often, the victim will require the help of others such as doctors and rehabilitation specialists during the process. Medical bills, the cost of physical therapy, and other expenses can make the process even more difficult and may slow the victim’s progress in recovery.

Why Have An Attorney?
Many insurance companies are eager to settle an accident case quickly, but this is often not in the victim’s best interest. Many drivers who have been injured benefit from speaking with personal injury attorneys before accepting any offers made by insurance companies. This helps ensure that they receive all the compensation needed to complete the rehabilitative process, no matter how long that process may be.

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Brain Injuries

Auto accidents can sometimes cause very traumatic injuries. Brain injuries are serious, life-changing events and recovery is often difficult to predict. As one of the more common types of car accident injuries, it may also be the one that has the greatest effect on the victim’s family.

It is sometimes hard for individuals and family members to think about how that person’s business will be carried out if he or she is unable to communicate. Brain injuries often bring this situation about. When a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), he or she may be unable to communicate effectively or make choices concerning treatment. In such cases, one or more family members may need to step in to act on behalf of the injured person. During such an emotional and distressing time, that may be a difficult task.

Call us to speak with an experienced accident attorney.

What Exactly Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
TBIs happen in several ways depending on the circumstances of the car crash that takes place. Sometimes they may be caused by external force from outside the body that comes into contact with the skull, such as a head hitting a windshield. These are frequently classified as head injuries. In other cases, it can be what is described as secondary brain injury which takes place over time after the initial trauma or accident. Symptoms of this type of injury are:

Brain swelling, or edema
Increased pressure inside of the skull, or intracranial pressure
Epilepsy
Intracranial infection
Fever
Hematoma
Low or high blood pressure
Low sodium levels
Anemia
Too much or not enough carbon dioxide
Abnormal blood coagulation

Many times, the person who experiences these symptoms may be unconscious or in a coma as a result of the initial accident. For those that are not, however, the person typically believes that he or she is fine, and then begins experiencing these symptoms, which worsen as time passes.

Letting Doctors Help
One of the most important things a person can do when he or she has been involved in a serious car accident is to allow medical professionals to examine and monitor his or her condition. Sometimes, those who have been the victims of fatal car accidents did not die at the scene of the crash, but days later as the result of one of the complications listed above.

Injuries of this type can take months of medical treatment and rehabilitation. Even if the injured person is conscious and aware enough to handle his or her own affairs, the stress of dealing with medical bills, lost wages, and insurance claims can be too much to handle. An attorney who is familiar with the needs of those who have experienced a TBI can be very helpful to the victim or to the victim’s legal representative during the decision-making process.

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Head Injuries

Brain injuries and head injuries are often spoken about interchangeably. There are some differences, however, in the particular injuries and how they might affect a person’s life. Head injuries sustained in a car wreck are one of the more common car accident injuries.

Head injuries from an auto accident can be minor or very serious. As with any injury, they should be examined by a medical professional and treated as soon as possible. Many people have experienced a worsening of symptoms and developed a more serious medical condition because they decided they were not injured all that bad and decided not to see a doctor.

We will be glad to answer questions you may have regarding your case. Call us to speak with one of our experienced accident attorneys.

Common Car Accident Head Injuries
The head injuries below are often described as closed head injuries. They are the result of a blow to the head during an accident such as an occupant’s head striking the windshield or vehicle frame. This type of primary brain damage can include:

Skull fracture: The person’s skull is broken.
Contusions or bruises: These often occur under an area of the person’s skull where it made direct contact with an object. The force of the blow can drive the brain up against the skull and cause areas of bruising.
Blood clots: A blood clot may occur between the skull and the brain or inside the brain itself.
Lacerations: These can also be the result of the force of a blow to the skull. The blow may cause brain movement against the boney ridges of the inner skull and result in a tear of the brain tissue or blood vessels in the brain.
Nerve damage: Damage to the connecting nerves within the brain can result from the same movement that causes lacerations to tissue or blood vessels.
Many of these head injuries also have a corresponding brain injury that must be diagnosed and treated by a doctor. Sometimes this may require a period of time during which the person will be observed for symptoms. This is one of the reasons that it is so very important to have a medical professional examine a driver who has injured his or her head in a car accident. Without an accurate diagnosis, these kinds of injuries can become life-threatening.

How Long Does Recovery From A Head Injury Take?
Head injuries, like back or neck injuries, can take a long time to heal. Some injuries such as a bump and a mild concussion may only take a few days, but a blood clot or laceration to the brain may require surgery and a long period of convalescence.

Depending on where the injury was located, rehabilitative therapy, speech therapy and other services may be needed to make progress in recovering. Receiving appropriate compensation for the injuries sustained can make the process of recovery less stressful and ensure that the needed services are available.

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Neck Injuries

There are many injuries that are possible in the event of a car accident. Among the most unfortunate of common car injuries are neck injuries. These types of injuries can leave a person incapacitated and in pain, in addition to the costly medical care that it can require. If you have been impacted by a neck injury or if your loved one is suffering, you could benefit from the services of a car accident attorney.

Call today to learn more about your options for compensation. Contact us to speak with a qualified attorney.

What Kinds Of Neck Injuries Are Possible From Car Accidents?
There are many different types of neck injuries that are possible from a car accident. These can range from the very severe to the relatively minor. However, all of them will likely require medical treatment, which could be costly. Some types of injuries that could be sustained in a motor vehicle accident include:

Neck sprain: This injury occurs when the ligaments in the neck are strained or torn, resulting in pain, stiffness, and other problems.
Neck strain: A neck strain occurs when the muscles in the neck are stretched or torn. These injuries usually occur when there is a sudden forward or backward motion, such as in a car accident. A neck strain is more commonly called “whiplash,” which is frequently suffered during an accident.
Cervical radiculopathy: This particular injury involves damage to the disks that protect the spinal cord and causes pressure or pinching on the nerves, causing weakness, numbness, or the inability to move properly.
Herniated disk: When the sudden motion of the head puts too much pressure on the neck, it can cause a herniated disk. This is when the cushion in between the disks comes out or is damaged. It can result in pain, tingling, numbness, and other symptoms.
Any or all of these injuries can cause pain, numbness, reduced range of motion, tingling, and more. Similar to back injuries, it is possible for neck injuries to be severe enough to cause paralysis or even death. If you face rising medical bills after a car accident, an attorney may be able to secure compensation on your behalf.

What Can An Attorney Do After A Neck Injury?
If you were injured in a car accident, do you know what factors led to your accident? Were you a victim of negligent driving, such as drunk driving, reckless driving, or speeding? If yes, it is possible that you may be eligible to receive financial recompense for your injuries.

The right to pursue financial compensation exists to cover some of the unexpected expenses that come from an accident. These expenses may include:

Medical bills
Rehabilitation
Therapy and continued treatments
Counseling
Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs

These are just some examples of how a car accident can cost a family financial stability. Speak with a car accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident to see if you can pursue a settlement to cover these costs.

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Fatal Car Accidents

Car accidents are serious, dangerous, and often happen with little to no warning. Sadly, many of these accidents result in the death of a driver or passenger. It is particularly tragic when fatal car accidents occur because of preventable reasons, such as negligent driving. There are many types of accident injuries, but an attorney will be able to determine if you may file a wrongful death suit. To learn more about your options regarding financial compensation, call a car accident attorney.

Contact a qualified car accident attorney to schedule an appointment today.

What Causes Fatal Car Accidents?
Fatal car accidents can occur for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons a deadly car accident occurs include the following:

Weather conditions or dangerous roads
Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
Reckless driving, speeding, or other dangerous habits
Texting while driving, distracted driving, or talking on the phone
Inexperienced or young drivers unable to properly react while driving
Other factors, such as semi-trucks or motorcycles that are prone to serious accidents

There are many reasons that fatal car accidents occur. If it can be proven that you lost a loved one due to factors beyond his or her control, you should consider filing a wrongful death suit to compensate for pain, suffering, and end-of-life expenses. It is also possible that death can occur after an accident due to the severity of certain types of injuries. These serious injuries can include:

Neck injuries
Back injuries
Head injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Severe internal injuries or bleeding
Did you experience the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one as a result of his or her injuries, even weeks after an accident occurred? Do not assume that because death did not occur at the scene of the accident that you are not eligible for compensation. Call a car accident attorney as soon as possible to explore your options.

Compensation Can Cover Unexpected Expenses
There are many reasons that families may seek compensation. It may seem unnatural or irreverent to seek a settlement based on the death of a loved one, but it is only fair to receive recompense for your unexpected financial strain. Some examples of expenses that can occur from fatal car accidents include:

Emergency transportation and life-saving medical efforts
Funeral costs
End-of-life expenses, such as death taxes and legal forms
Other legal, medical, and various costs and fees
Lost income from the deceased
Insurance deductibles

Anytime a family member passes away, there are expenses involved. In the event of an unexpected death, it may catch a family by surprise and they may not be able to handle the expenses that are incurred. No one is prepared to lose a loved one in a car accident. Do not suffer further as a victim without learning if you and your family may be eligible for financial compensation.

Are the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one unclear? Are you unsure if you could be eligible for financial compensation? You deserve to have a thorough case evaluation from a qualified car accident attorney to determine what subsequent steps can be taken.

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Car Accident Info Center

Where can you go after a car accident to get the answers that you need? In the car accident info center, you can get answers and information about some of the most common questions that are asked after an accident. It is important to get accurate information from a qualified source so that you may determine how to proceed, especially if you are considering seeking financial compensation. Call a car accident attorney if you need specific information regarding your case.

Call today to get the information that you need. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a case evaluation.

What Can I Find In The Car Accident Info Center?
There is much information that can be found in the car accident info center. Information can be found about the following subjects regarding car accidents:

Do I have a case?: One of the most common questions that are asked after an accident is regarding the viability of a personal injury or wrongful death suit. It is possible that you could be eligible for financial compensation after an accident. Contact an attorney to determine if you have a case and how to proceed.
How much is a car accident settlement worth?: If you determine that you have adequate reasons for pursuing financial compensation, you may be wondering how much your case is potentially worth. The amount of compensation is typically based on the factors in each individual case. An attorney may be able to give you an estimate after a case evaluation.
Do I need a lawyer for a car accident?: It is not a legal requirement to have an attorney in order to seek financial compensation. However, unless you have experience in legal proceedings after a car accident, it is always best to allow an attorney to assist you with this.
What to do after a car accident: After a car accident, it is easy to become quickly overwhelmed with the possible paths that you could take. You may be unsure if you should accept an insurance settlement, do nothing or pursue a personal injury or wrongful death compensation. The first thing you should do after a car accident is to contact an attorney specially qualified to handle car accident cases.
Working with the auto insurance company: It is important to remember that insurance companies typically do not have your best interests in mind. Insurance adjusters may try to get you to settle for less than your case is worth. Also, there may be special insurance regulations after a car accident. An attorney will help you when dealing with auto insurance.

These are just some of the things that you may need to know after a car accident. It is important to remember that the information here is general. To get specific answers regarding your individual case, you should call a car accident attorney.

You do not have to face the confusion and complication alone when deciding what to do after an accident. Contact an attorney as soon as possible and learn about your options regarding seeking the compensation that you deserve.

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Do I Have A Case?

It is totally normal to wonder about your options after a car accident and where to get answers. Some of the emotions that you may be feeling can include anger, sadness, confusion, and more. There are also any possible physical implications if you or someone you love suffered from injuries. Many people wonder if they have a case after a car accident. A car accident attorney can help you determine if you have a case and what you should do next.

Call today to set up an appointment with a qualified car accident attorney to schedule your case evaluation.

How Do You Know If You Have A Case?
Typically, personal injury and wrongful death cases are based upon the fact that someone was injured or killed through no fault of their own or through circumstances beyond control. This can include unsafe work conditions, or in the case of car accidents, negligent driving. For unfair accidents such as these, it is possible that victims could be eligible for compensation. Some of the most common ways that accidents can happen through the negligent actions of others include:

Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
Texting while driving or any form of distracted driving
Speeding, reckless driving, or dangerous behavior
Driver errors, such as failing to check before changing lanes or following road signs
Semi-trucks making poor driving decisions
Cars or trucks disregarding smaller vehicles, such as motorcycles
Dangerous road conditions or other external factors, such as weather and visibility

Of course, there are other things that can cause car accidents, but these are some of the most common ways that negligence can contribute to serious car accidents. If any of the above reasons apply to your case, you may be eligible for financial compensation. A car accident attorney can assist you as you pursue what is rightfully yours, and he or she may be able to determine how much your case is worth.

Negligent Driving by someone else Is Not Your Fault
Are you unclear about the circumstances surrounding your accident? Are you unsure if you have a legitimate case? It is okay to be confused or not know if you have a case. An attorney will gladly look over the details of your accident and determine the best way in which to proceed. Some of the questions that may be asked include:

Has an insurance company offered you a settlement?
Did you lose a loved one in the accident or as a result of his or her injuries?
Are you suffering from injuries incurred in a collision?
Was the accident the fault of another driver?
Can you prove, through documentation and police reports, that you suffered as a result of another driver’s negligent actions?

An attorney will use this information to determine if you have a viable chance at being granted financial recompense. If it is determined that you should seek money to cover your expenses, you will already have a qualified attorney by your side to assist with the entire process.

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How Much Is A Car Accident Settlement Worth?

Are you considering a personal injury or wrongful death suit? If so, you have likely determined that you have a case and that you could be granted compensation. One of the most common questions that follow is in regard to the potential amount of money that may be awarded. It is normal to be overwhelmed by the costs that come after an accident. A car accident attorney may be able to give you an estimate on the amount that you could get to cover these costs.

Call today to learn about your options as soon as possible after an accident.

How Do You Know How Much A Car Accident Settlement Is Worth?
Car accidents can range from minor fender benders to serious and deadly collisions. The amount of potential compensation will vary and is largely determined by the merit of each individual case. Some of the questions that may be asked to determine the amount of compensation include:

Was a driver or passenger injured?
Was there a fatality?
Were the injuries sustained serious and did they require medical treatment?
How many people were involved in the car accident?
Did an accident fatality result in loss of income for a family?
Were there factors such as drunk driving, dangerous roads, et cetera that contributed to the accident?
Have the victims been offered an insurance settlement or have they been denied an insurance claim?
Do any of the victims require long-term and ongoing medical treatment, such as therapy and rehabilitation?
These are just some of the questions that may be asked by a car accident attorney following an accident. A skilled lawyer can use the answers to your questions, documentation, and witness statements to determine a potential amount that you could be owed. While there can be no guarantee on the outcome of your case, you are more likely to succeed in these types of cases with professional legal assistance.

Some of the factors that can influence the amount of a potential settlement include the cost of medical treatments, unexpected end of life costs, therapy, rehabilitation, and more. Medical costs of any kind can be expensive. It is worth your time to schedule a case evaluation. An evaluation may reveal that you could be eligible for compensation to cover your expenses. Can you afford to do nothing? Call a car accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident.

Get The Help That You Deserve
Your future is valuable. While you may not be granted a settlement worth millions of dollars, an attorney can help you secure recompense great enough to cover your medical bills and other accident-related costs. Rarely is any family financially prepared to face mounting bills and a daunting legal process. Fortunately, your family does not have to face these things alone. One phone call can put you in touch with an attorney who will have your best interests in mind as he or she pursues the best possible outcome on your behalf. Your future is worth the time – call and find out how much your case may be worth.

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Do I Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident?

Have you been in an accident? Did you lose a loved one in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver? If so, you may consider a personal injury or wrongful death suit. One of the most common questions that are asked after an accident pertains to the legal requirement of having an attorney in order to pursue financial compensation.

It is not a requirement to have an attorney in order to pursue financial compensation. Why would a driver choose to navigate the complicated and overwhelming legal process without the help of an attorney? Many times, the hesitation is in regards to the potential cost of employing the services of an attorney. Truthfully, any legal fees incurred often pale in comparison to the amount of financial compensation that an attorney can help secure.

Find out your options and discuss legal fees with a qualified car accident attorney. Call today to learn your options.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident Case?
There are many benefits to having an attorney working on your behalf. Some of the things that a lawyer can do for you in a personal injury or wrongful death case include:

Speaking on your behalf at any hearings that may occur
Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
Evaluating all evidence and documentation and determine what you should do
Assisting you with everything from car insurance to medical bills
Using his or her knowledge of the legal process to benefit you and your case
Always representing your best interests while you focus on recovery and rebuilding your life
Carefully evaluating any settlement that may be offered so that you receive the best possible compensation
A lawyer will do all of these things and more for you and your family during the process of a car accident case. There is no reason to face these circumstances alone. In doing so, you risk possibly settling for less than what your case could be worth. Your future is valuable, so get the help that you deserve in seeking compensation.

An Attorney Is Your Best Chance
The legal process of seeking compensation can be overwhelming. Unless you have a legal degree or specific experience in motor vehicle accident law, it is best to let a qualified and experienced attorney handle your case. A car accident attorney is specifically dedicated to car accident cases, and he or she has years of experience in helping victims of car accidents. This knowledge, experience, dedication, and professionalism can be used to your advantage.

The legal system is complicated and wrought with paperwork and legalese. Fortunately, you do not have to handle these circumstances on your own. With a qualified attorney working on your behalf, you can focus on recovery and rebuilding your life after an accident. Your future and your rights are important. Protect both and find out if your accident has left you eligible for a monetary settlement by calling a lawyer as soon as possible after a car accident.

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What To Do After A Car Accident

Car accidents come with no warning. In one moment, the dynamic of a family can be changed forever and they could be left picking up the pieces after losing a loved one. The overwhelming nature of a car accident can leave victims stricken with fear, anger, confusion, and physical and emotional damage. Many times, drivers may not know what to do after a car accident. A car accident attorney has the answers and information that you need during this time.

Call today to learn more about your options after a car accident. Do not delay in getting help.

How Do You Know What To Do After A Car Accident?
The moments following a collision are critically important. There are several things that you can do to benefit your case, including some of the following:

Write down tag numbers and exchange information with other drivers involved
Collect the insurance information from any other vehicle, if possible
Obtain contact information from any passengers or witnesses to the incident
Speak with law enforcement and ask for a copy of all information
Contact your insurance company

What if you were in an accident and you were unable to do any of the above things? What if you were too shocked to do them? Before you give up, you should know that you can still have a viable and strong personal injury or wrongful death case, even if you did not do any of the above tasks. It could be said that the most important thing that you can do after a car accident is to contact a car accident attorney.

By allowing a legal representative to handle your case, you do not have to worry about what to do next or how much your case could be worth. You can focus on the most important things, recovering and moving on, while your attorney handles the complicated legal process that comes with seeking financial compensation. Some of the things that an attorney will do for you after an accident include:

Contacting insurance companies and speaking on your behalf in negotiations
Evaluating all evidence from your accident
Speaking with witnesses and compiling documentation
Determining if you have a case
Helping you seek the compensation that you deserve

These are all things that can seem daunting for the average driver. After a serious car accident, one of the most important things that you can do is focus on recovery and rebuilding your life. Give yourself the opportunity to do these by allowing a lawyer to handle the rest.

Your Attorney Is Your Best Chance
Through the noise, confusion, and insurance paperwork that comes with major collisions, there is one thing to remember — calling an attorney as soon as possible is the best thing that you can do for yourself and your family. If you were in any type of accident that was a direct result of the negligent actions of another driver, you could be eligible for compensation. Find out what your options may be during a case evaluation. After an accident, call as soon as possible.

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Working With The Auto Insurance Company

After an accident, some of the most daunting things to consider are factors such as insurance and medical expenses. When dealing with auto insurance companies, it is important to remember that auto insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. Secure the help of a car accident attorney with experience working with auto insurance companies and let him or her get to work on your behalf.

Do you have questions about insurance after a car accident? Call today to schedule an appointment with a qualified attorney.

What Makes Working With The Auto Insurance Company So Complicated?
One of the most important things to remember after a car accident is that auto insurance companies likely do not have your best interests in mind, even your own insurance company. This is one of the main benefits of having an attorney working on your behalf when dealing with these companies. The following things may be important to know about insurance after a serious car accident:

It is the job of the insurance representative to settle for as little money as possible after a car accident.
You may be offered a settlement that is less than your case is worth.
Insurance may deny your claim for a number of reasons.
You may be told that negotiating a higher settlement is impossible.
Calls to insurance companies may be ignored or unreturned, and your questions may go unanswered.
The amount that you are offered may not cover all of the expenses that have been incurred after an accident.
Your claim could be delayed multiple times.

These are just some of the things that could happen when dealing with insurance companies. In the interests of their profits and business, typically you will not be offered a large settlement. Despite what you may have been told, there is room for negotiation in insurance settlements. If you wish to negotiate a higher settlement or discuss your options, it is always best to go through an attorney.

Dealing with insurance is one of the frustrations that you and your family may face after a car accident. While insurance companies are not necessarily villains, they are not interested in the best interests of one individual client or case. That is why having an attorney is beneficial. He or she will be completely dedicated to your needs and has the legal skills needed to be sure that you get the attention and help that you deserve.

Why Get Help?
Is your insurance company ignoring you? Are you the victim of the actions of a negligent driver? You deserve better! Call a car accident attorney and learn what your options may be. A lawyer is one of the most effective and successful manners in dealing with insurance companies after a serious car accident.

If you are unsure about how to deal with your auto insurance company, call an attorney as soon as possible to learn about your options. You deserve professional, experienced, and dedicated legal assistance.

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