Texting While Driving
Distracted driving has been a problem for many years throughout the country, but in recent years, texting and driving has become a serious issue. Several years ago, Texas banned texting while driving. Individuals who are caught reading or sending text messages while they are operating motor vehicles will be subject to tickets and fines. Despite the ban, however, people still continue to text and drive, and when they do so, their actions sometimes lead to accidents.
Driver distraction, particularly texting and driving, is a common cause of vehicle accidents. Reading or replying to a text while driving causes an individual to take his or her eyes off the road, which is dangerous for both the driver and others on the road.
If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by someone who was texting and driving, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Let one of our skilled car accident attorneys evaluate your case. Call us toll-free or email us today for more information.
The Dangers Of Texting While Driving
Studies have shown that drivers who text while driving can be even more dangerous than drunk drivers. For example, a study that was done by researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute revealed that whenever drivers text while driving, their risk of having an accident is 23 times higher than when they aren’t texting. The study also showed that drivers who are texting while driving often spend the last seconds immediately preceding an accident looking at their cellphones instead of the roadway.
The law in Texas is clear – it is illegal to text and drive. This means that even if an individual is stuck in traffic or sitting at a red light, he or she cannot take that time to pick up the phone and read or send text messages.
The Possible Results Of Texting While Driving
Drivers who act carelessly and irresponsibly by sending and viewing texts while driving should be held responsible for any harm they may cause. It is important for accident victims to work with skilled lawyers who can investigate the accident and gather all the appropriate evidence needed to prove the case.
An accident that involves texting while driving can be even more devastating than other types of accidents because the driver typically isn’t focused on applying the brakes in order to lessen the impact of the crash. In fact, studies have shown that a texting driver’s reflexes and reaction times are just as slow as a drunk driver who might cause a drunk driving crash. The results of such accidents can lead to broken bones, serious internal injuries, or even death.
Cellphone Carriers Unite
Even cellphone companies, like Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, recognize that texting while driving is a serious issue in the U.S., and accordingly, some have launched ad campaigns geared toward dissuading individuals from using their cell phones while driving. As a matter of fact, the Department of Transportation refers to texting and driving as an “epidemic.”
Regardless of what it’s called, texting and driving is a dangerous activity that can have life-changing results for accident victims and their families.
If you have been injured in an accident by someone who was using a cellphone or texting while driving, contact one of our skilled lawyers to find out more about your legal options. Call us toll-free or email us right away to schedule an appointment.
Reckless Driving And Speeding
Reckless driving and speeding are two common causes of vehicle crashes. Depending on the circumstances, speeding can be deemed to be a type of reckless driving that can lead to devastating injuries or even death. However, reckless driving includes many other aspects of driving besides speeding.
A reckless driver is anyone who drives dangerously without regard for the safety of others. A driver can be reckless by changing lanes in an aggressive manner, cutting off other drivers on the roadway, and/or tailgating. Much like drivers who text while driving, when individuals drive in such a reckless manner, accidents can occur.
Motor vehicles are a primary mode of transportation for many people who travel in and around the state. Those who operate motor vehicles in the area are required to abide by city and state laws. When drivers disregard those laws, they put other people’s lives at risk and drastically increase the likelihood of an accident occurring.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s reckless driving or speeding, contact one of our knowledgeable car accident attorneys to discuss your options. Call us toll-free or email us today for a consultation.
Reckless Driving And Speeding Can Lead To Serious Injuries
Realistically, many people drive a few miles over the posted speed limit on a regular basis, but exceeding beyond just a few miles over the posted speed limit can create hazards. Likewise, some individuals frequently change lanes in traffic in an effort to get to their destinations a little quicker than the current traffic conditions will allow. However, such driving techniques can lead to horrific accidents that cause substantial injury or death.
Some of the possible injuries that accident victims might sustain include:
Spinal cord injuries
Abrasions and bruises
Head and brain injuries
Some victims might also face very serious disabling injuries that might be temporary or permanent. That said, it is important for those who have been hurt in accidents that were caused by someone else’s reckless driving and speeding to seek legal counsel from well-versed lawyers who can provide more insight with respect to the facts of their particular cases.
What Constitutes Reckless Conduct While On The Road?
Along with the techniques noted above, there are several other driving tactics that can be deemed as reckless driving. For instance, in addition to speeding, some people drive too fast for the conditions of the road. If the roads are wet or a driver faces foggy conditions, he or she may need to drive much slower than normal in order to avoid a possible accident.
Another issue that can lead to reckless driving and speeding is “road rage.” Road rage is a condition where a driver has an emotional reaction while driving that can result in erratic and unpredictable behavior which may endanger other motorists. Road rage can occur in even the most mild-mannered drivers, especially if they are stuck in traffic and running late for an appointment. Road rage leads to aggression, and that aggression can lead to a serious accident.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by someone driving in a reckless manner, you may be entitled to compensation. Discuss your case with one of our skilled lawyers today. Call us toll-free or email us to schedule an appointment.
Defective Car Parts
In the U.S., automobile accidents take place every day, and those accidents can occur for any number of reasons, such as texting while driving. Many accidents happen because of driver errors; however, some motor vehicle accidents happen because of errors made during the manufacturing process. Defective car parts have played a role in many car accidents across the country.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the auto industry recalled just about as many vehicles as it sold. That is an astounding fact that demonstrates a large number of vehicles out on the roadways today that are defective or have defective car parts. Defective car parts can cause vehicle crashes that can change the lives of those involved.
If you have been involved in a car accident that was caused by a defective car part, contact one of our knowledgeable car accident attorneys right away. Call us toll-free or email us to discuss the facts of the case.
Defective Car Parts Can Lead To Devastating Injuries
Defective automobiles can lead to a variety of problems. For instance, some defective parts can actually cause an accident to happen or hinder the proper prevention of an accident. Examples of defective car parts that can lead to automobile accidents are:
Defective tires, which can experience tread separation that might lead to blowouts on a highway
Accelerator pedals might become stuck when depressed, which can lead to unintended acceleration and vehicle crashes
Serious injuries can happen when certain auto parts malfunction. Some examples may include defective seatbelts or airbags. Automobile manufacturers are required and expected to put their motor vehicles through meticulous testing prior to selling them. That said, it is important to hold responsible the manufacturers and other parties involved for any accidents that may occur because of their actions or inactions.
What Must You Do To Prove The Existence Of A Defective Car Part?
First of all, anyone who is considering taking on an automaker or car part manufacturer should not attempt to do so alone. Manufacturers have teams of lawyers working for them; therefore, it is important for any accident victim who believes that he or she has been hurt because of a defective car part to contact an area attorney as soon as possible.
A skilled car accident attorney can look over the facts of the case and make a proper assessment regarding the viability of the case. In a defective car parts case, it is very important that the vehicle at issue is preserved as-is and taken in for a full inspection after the accident. The vehicle is the most important part of the case, so make sure that the vehicle remains in the same condition that it was at the time of the crash is crucial.
If the vehicle has been properly preserved, an expert can perform an analysis that will show the existence of defects and malfunctions in the vehicle, and such a showing can prove to be very beneficial for the case.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident due to a defective car part, you may be entitled to damages. Contact one of our skilled lawyers today to learn more about your legal options. Call us toll-free or email us to schedule an appointment.
Much like reckless driving and speeding, dangerous roads are a factor in many of the car accidents that occur all across the nation. Thousands of people have died as a result of crossing over the center lane, dropping down a slope, or crashing into still objects, such as light poles or walls. While it is true that such accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, one often-overlooked car accident cause is the presence of dangerous roads.
Dangerous roads can be the result of several things, such as bad road design or poor construction and maintenance. When a dangerous road hazard exists, the possibility of an accident may increase. For instance, a dangerous curve in a roadway can cause the driver of a vehicle to either cross over into the opposite lane and crash into an oncoming automobile or run off the roadway and roll over.
Individuals who have suffered injuries in an accident caused in part or in total by a dangerous road condition should contact one of our skilled car accident attorneys as soon as possible. Call us toll-free or email us today to discuss the particulars of the case.
What Types Of Dangerous Road Conditions Can Cause An Accident?
Heavily populated areas are often congested with motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. A large number of people on congested roadways can make for a dangerous situation on its own; however, the situation worsens when the roadways at issue are poorly designed and inadequately maintained.
There are many types of dangerous road conditions that can lead to automobile accidents, such as:
Dangerously short exit ramps that don’t allow for drivers to safely merge onto the roadway
Pavement that has poor skid resistance
Improper drainage can lead to ponding on street surfaces and hydroplaning
Poor street/highway construction
Potholes, a lack of guardrails, and missing and/or deteriorated signage
Certain roads become dangerous due to poor visibility caused by low-hanging or overgrown vegetation, a lack of reflective markings that can be seen by drivers after dark, and an inadequate amount of shoulder space.
What Should An Accident Victim Do If An Accident Occurred On Known Dangerous Roads?
One of the first things that an accident victim should do, regardless of the type of accident, is seeking medical attention. Once proper medical attention has been obtained, the accident victim should consider contacting a knowledgeable car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident because timing is crucial and the preservation of evidence is vital.
Having a lawyer handle a dangerous road case is very important because quite often, such cases involve governmental entities that receive certain levels of immunity when it comes to lawsuits. That said, an attorney can be beneficial to the case because he or she can hire relevant experts and conduct a thorough investigation that might reveal certain facts that can defeat the government’s immunity defense.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and you believe that the accident may have been caused by a dangerous road hazard, help is available to you. Contact one of our capable lawyers today. Call us toll-free or email us to schedule a consultation.
Car Accident Injuries
Car accident injuries can range in severity from a few minor scratches to traumatic brain injuries. Minor injuries might only require a couple of visits to the doctor; however, more severe injuries can require long-term care and rehabilitation that can change a person’s life forever.
For many car accident victims, dealing with physical injuries is burdensome. But victims often have to deal with other issues as well — namely, the financial and emotional consequences of a car accident. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident are encouraged to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has sustained car accident injuries and you’re concerned about the related financial ramifications, contact one of our knowledgeable car accident attorneys to find out if you’re entitled to financial compensation. Call us toll-free or email us today for more details.
The Types Of Car Accident Injuries That Might Occur
The types of injuries incurred in those accidents are varied; however, certain car accident injuries are more common than others. Depending on the severity of the accident, car accident victims may experience the following:
Back injuries: The human back is a very vulnerable part of the body. When an individual suffers a serious back injury, the results can be physically and financially devastating. An individual can sustain a back injury in any number of ways during a motor vehicle accident.
Brain injuries: Brain injuries can be some of the most traumatic types of car accident injuries that accident victims can experience. Injuries to the brain can disrupt a person’s cognitive abilities and can lead to several physical and behavioral impairments.
Head injuries: Accident victims who acquire head injuries at the time of a motor vehicle accident should seek immediate medical care. Such injuries are very serious, regardless of whether the injury is internal or external. Head injuries can lead to brain damage, loss of consciousness, or death.
Neck injuries: Neck injuries are very common types of car accident injuries. The injuries can affect the skeletal parts of the neck, as well as the neck’s soft tissues. Neck injuries can lead to long-term and sometimes permanent pain and suffering for victims.
Fatal car accidents: Unfortunately, many car accidents end in death. Fatal car accidents can be very troubling for the loved ones of the accident victim, but it is important for them to know that they have rights.
There are also many other injuries that an accident victim might suffer, such as facial and dental injuries, lost limbs, and paralysis. Whatever the injury is, a car accident victim is strongly encouraged to seek legal guidance from a skilled lawyer.
Let A Lawyer Handle Your Case
Car accident victims must not only deal with their injuries but also with the financial trauma that their households might experience because of an accident. However, depending on the facts of the case, financial compensation may be available to those who have been injured by another motor vehicle.
If you or a family member has been hurt in a vehicle accident that resulted in car accident injuries that require medical treatment, contact one of our skilled lawyers to find out if financial compensation is available in your case. Call us toll-free or email us today to schedule a consultation.
Depending on the severity of the accident, some car accident victims will be forced to deal with a number of car accident injuries. Some of the injuries suffered might be minor; however, some of the injuries might be very serious. Common car accident injuries that some accident victims might experience include cuts, bruises, strains, sprains, and back injuries.
The cuts and bruises that an individual might suffer during a motor vehicle accident will likely heal within a short period of time. However, accident victims who incur back injuries may experience long-lasting pain for years to come. Occasionally, back issues don’t manifest themselves until long after an accident, and unfortunately, not all back injuries can be fixed with surgery or therapy.
If you or a loved one has sustained back injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact one of our skilled car accident attorneys right away to learn more about your legal options. Call us toll-free or email us to discuss the facts of your case.
Types Of Back Injuries
Injuries to the back, much like injuries to the neck, can be very painful. Some back ailments are also disabling. A person might experience different types of back injuries after a car accident, such as:
Spinal cord injuries that can lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia
Bulging or strained back disks
Depending on the nature of the injury, some motor vehicle accident victims who suffer injuries to the back recover within a year or so of the accident; however, some back and spine injuries do not heal as quickly, if at all. Long-term injuries lead to increased medical bills that can become overwhelming. Therefore, accident victims who are dealing with accident-related back issues should consider seeking the advice of legal counsel in order to find out if any legal remedies are available to them.
Seeking Compensation For Your Back Injuries
Given the amount of devastation that a back injury can cause, it is common for accident victims to wonder about their rights with regard to obtaining compensation from the party or parties responsible for the accident. A skilled lawyer can help car accident victims determine whether or not they have viable cases.
A car accident attorney can look at the facts of the case and make an assessment with respect to who might be held responsible for the accident. An attorney can also determine the best course of action to take in order to receive the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries suffered. A competent attorney might also utilize the services of expert witnesses, such as physicians, who can provide valuable information regarding the extent of the back injuries and the possible course of treatment that will be required.
If you or a family member has sustained injuries to the back from an automobile accident, help is available to you. Contact one of our car accident attorneys today to learn more about possible compensation. Call us toll-free or email us to schedule an appointment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents cause approximately 30 percent of the traumatic brain injuries that occur every year throughout the U.S. A brain injury can be very serious. In fact, it is one of the most devastating injuries that an accident victim can experience.
Much like other types of vehicle accident injuries, brain injuries can have a major impact on the lives of the victims and their families. Such an injury can require ongoing medical treatment and care, which can be a substantial burden on the victim and his or her loved ones. However, accident victims do not have to face their medical and financial challenges alone. Help is available.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury that resulted from a car accident, contact one of our well-versed car accident attorneys as soon as possible to find out about your rights. Call us toll-free or email us today to discuss your legal options.
What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is typically the result of a serious blow or hard impact to the head. However, such injuries can also occur without direct impact, as in cases of fast acceleration or deceleration. If an accident victim experiences any sort of head trauma in an accident, he or she should seek medical attention right away.
Some car accident victims might face what is known as mild traumatic brain injuries after a vehicle accident occurs. These injuries typically don’t require surgery, but they can have a serious impact on a person’s cognitive and social abilities.
The Signs And Symptoms Of Brain Injuries
All injuries to the head and to the brain are not created equal. The signs and symptoms of brain damage can vary depending on the sex and age of the accident victim, the side of the brain on which the injury occurred, and whether or not the individual sustained additional injuries during the motor vehicle accident. Symptoms can also vary based on the nature of the impact.
Some of the common symptoms of traumatic brain injury include:
Physiological issues, such as nausea, vomiting, and loss of motor functions
Psychiatric issues, such as post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression
Physical issues, such as nose and ear drainage and dilated pupils
Cognitive issues, such as slurred speech, visual impairments, and attention deficit issues
Additional symptoms include loss of or impaired hearing, confusion, and an inability to sleep. Accident victims who are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms should seek medical help right away if they haven’t already done so.
The Effects Of Brain Injuries
Identifying and diagnosing a traumatic brain injury can be difficult, even for physicians who specialize in brain injuries. Brain injuries carry major consequences for accident victims and their families. Undoubtedly, accident victims who have suffered brain injuries will face high medical costs for things such as medication, rehab, and other treatments that may be necessary. Additionally, brain injury victims may no longer be able to work or function normally in society as they did in the past.
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury due to an accident, contact one of our knowledgeable car accident lawyers today. Preserve your rights and ensure that you receive the just compensation for the injuries that you deserve. Call us toll-free or email us to schedule a consultation.
Automobile accidents can cause head injuries that are not immediately realized at the time of the accident. Unfortunately, because head injuries may not become apparent until hours or even days after the occurrence of an accident, they can go undiagnosed and untreated. Therefore, it is crucial for a car accident victim to be seen by a physician as soon as possible after an auto accident. Although everything may “seem” fine on the outside, the inner workings of the head may tell a different story.
Although certain federal agencies compile statistics with respect to the number of motor vehicle accidents that occur and the number of people who are injured or killed in those accidents, information regarding the exact number of injuries to the brain and head that result from motor vehicle accidents is not readily available. Nonetheless, some statistics indicate that automobile accidents are the leading cause of all head injuries.
If you or a loved one has sustained a head injury that was caused by an automobile accident, contact one of our knowledgeable car accident attorneys as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation. Call us toll-free or email us to discuss your case.
Head Injury Classifications
The human head and brain are complex organs. The brain not only controls an individual’s thoughts but also controls a person’s actions. Consequently, many things can go wrong when the head and brain sustain injuries.
Head injuries are generally placed into two classifications:
Open head injuries
Closed head injuries
Open head injuries occur when an object penetrates the skull. For instance, in a motor vehicle accident, an accident victim might sustain an open head injury if he or she goes through the windshield and some of the glass cuts through the skull.
Closed head injuries occur when an individual sustains a hard blow to the head, but that blow does not penetrate the individual’s skull. For example, an accident victim might experience a closed head injury if the victim hits his or her head on the steering wheel, dashboard or any other hard surface in the vehicle during the accident.
Anyone who suffers either class of head injuries might face long-term brain damage; therefore, it is crucial for accident victims who experience such injuries to receive immediate medical diagnosis and treatment.
Possible Causes Of Head Injuries
Head injuries can occur in a number of ways; however, in automobile accidents, determining what caused an accident victim’s head injury might be a difficult task. For instance, some car accident injuries that involve the head and brain might occur during the deployment of an airbag. Likewise, a head injury might occur if a vehicle’s seat belts were defective at the time of the accident and malfunctioned, thus allowing the individual to be thrown from the vehicle.
If you or a family member has been in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in head injuries, contact one of our capable lawyers to find out whether you are eligible to receive compensation from the individual or individuals who caused the accident. Call us toll-free or email us today to schedule a consultation.
Automobile accidents can lead to all types of auto accident injuries. The severity of those injuries will vary based on the level of impact experienced during the accident. One injury that is common in vehicle accidents is a neck injury. Neck injuries, much like injuries to the back, have varying degrees of severity, and the pain felt after sustaining such injuries can be long-lasting.
Car accident victims can experience neck injuries in a number of ways. For instance, rear-end collisions, side impacts, and head-on collisions can jostle the head, neck, and back in a way that can lead to serious injuries. When such accidents happen, the driver and his or her passengers will likely need medical treatment, and some of the treatments can be very expensive. Some accident victims, however, may be entitled to financial compensation from the party or parties responsible for the accident.
If you or a loved one has sustained neck injuries from a motor vehicle accident, contact one of our car accident attorneys today. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Call us toll-free or email us to discuss your case.
Whiplash is a slang term often used to describe a neck injury that is common to a rear-end accident. The neck and spine can be damaged in a crash due to the amount of force that results in rear-end and side-impact crashes. An individual’s neck can be “whipped” to the front, back, or side while his or her head remains in place after impact, and the injuries that can result from that extreme jerking motion are what’s commonly referred to as whiplash.
Some people mistakenly believe that whiplash-type injuries can only be sustained after major high-speed crashes, but that is not true. In fact, whiplash commonly occurs in low-impact, rear-end accidents.
Types Of Neck Injuries
Sometimes when motor vehicle accidents occur, individuals try to “brace themselves” for the impending impact. But even when people brace themselves, they can’t really stop their necks from jostling. Such jostling can lead to certain soft tissue injuries in the neck that can vary in severity. There are two types of whiplash-like injuries that a person might experience:
Sprains, which generally refer to injuries to the ligaments in the neck
Strains, which refer to injuries to the muscles and tendons in the neck
Additionally, there are three levels of strains and sprains: mild, moderate, and severe. Whenever an individual injures his or her neck tissues, the individual might experience pain and some loss of movement, but not in the arms. However, when a person experiences injuries to the nerves in the neck, he or she can have arm pain, numbness, and weakness.
Symptoms And Treatment For Neck Injuries
After the occurrence of a motor vehicle accident, individuals might notice some common signs of neck injuries. For example, some people might experience neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision.
Some neck injuries can be treated with certain chiropractic methods. Regardless of the method chosen to treat neck injuries, individuals should start receiving treatment as soon as possible.
If you or a family member has suffered neck injuries from a vehicle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact one of our skilled car accident lawyers by calling us toll-free or you can email us today to schedule a consultation.
Fatal Car Accidents
When people get into their motor vehicles, they generally expect to reach their final destinations safely. No one ever plans to be involved in a car accident, but accidents do happen. The accidents that take place can range from pedestrian accidents to tractor-trailer accidents. Such accidents can cause a range of auto accident injuries; however, some of the crashes that occur in the city are fatal car accidents. The loss of a family member or loved one in a motor vehicle accident can be one of the greatest tragedies that a person ever experiences.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident and you have questions about your legal rights, allow one of our skilled car accident attorneys to help you. Call us toll-free or email us as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case.
Types Of Fatal Car Accidents
Fatalities can occur in various types of accidents. For example, many alcohol-related crashes can result in fatalities. Likewise, lives can be lost in:
Cab and limousine accidents
Commercial truck accidents
Intersections are often places where drivers use poor judgment and make costly mistakes that can lead to injuries of the neck and head or even death. In fact, the Driving Institute of America reported that more than 40 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities involved drivers who failed to yield the right of way.
With respect to cab and limo accidents, passengers should be aware that they have rights if the vehicle is involved in an accident. Similarly, those who have lost family members or loved ones in such accidents might also have a right to recover from the loss of those individuals.
Any individual who has lost a loved one because of an accident that involved a commercial truck is encouraged to speak with a skilled accident lawyer as soon as possible because there are a number of factors to consider in such cases. No matter the type of fatal car accident, it is important that family members realize that, in many instances, they have rights with respect to seeking just compensation from those who caused the accident.
Wrongful Death Actions
A family member or personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate can file a wrongful death action against the party or parties who were responsible for the loved one’s death.
Under Texas law, in order to succeed in a wrongful death suit, the family member or representative must demonstrate that the deceased was killed due to someone else’s misconduct or negligence. Additionally, grieving family members should keep in mind that they must file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain period of time; otherwise, they may lose their rights to recovery.
If you have lost a family member in a fatal car accident of any kind, contact one of our competent accident lawyers as soon as possible because time is of the essence. Call us toll-free or email us today to schedule an appointment.
What You Need To Know
Quite often, car accident victims have many questions and concerns after they have been involved in crashes. A wealth of information is available for accident victims, some of which is helpful and some of which is incorrect. Going through that information can take a great deal of time. What you need to know as an accident victim is that there is help available to you and you don’t have to deal with the legalities of the accident alone.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and you have questions, contact one of our skilled car accident attorneys right away. Call us toll-free or email us today to talk about the facts of your case.
What You Need To Know In A Nutshell
There are many questions that go through the minds of accident victims at the time of collisions or shortly thereafter. However, there are a few common questions and concerns that victims often have. Some of those questions and concerns are:
Do I have a case?: One of the first things that you must consider is whether or not you actually have a viable case. This can be difficult for you to do on your own; however, a skilled car accident lawyer can review the facts of the case and advise you appropriately.
How much is a car accident settlement worth?: Whenever a person sustains injuries from a car accident, he or she might consider settling with the responsible parties for the damages incurred. Not all accident cases are equal, though, so it is important for an accident victim to speak with an attorney who can provide advice about the value of his or her specific case.
Do I need a lawyer for a car accident?: Many individuals often wonder whether or not they need a lawyer to handle their car accident cases. However, there are a number of factors to consider before answering yes or no to the question.
What to do after a car accident: Quite often, accident victims get flustered and nervous after the occurrence of accidents, and some people are unaware of the steps that they should take following an accident. Certain things should be done after an accident in order to preserve your legal rights.
Working with the auto insurance company: Some individuals believe that insurers have their best interests at heart when it comes to providing fair compensation for an accident. However, that is not always the case. Most insurance companies attempt to settle low with a person to save as much money as possible.
Auto accident victims have many questions, and the questions and issues mentioned above are provided in an effort to give victims a good starting point for conducting their research.
Find Out What You Need To Know From An Attorney
As tempting as it may be for accident victims to simply look on the Internet for information and take it as truth, obtaining the most up-to-date legal information directly from an attorney should be a top priority.
If you or a family member has been involved in a motor vehicle accident and you have questions or concerns regarding that accident, contact one of our skilled accident attorneys today. Call us toll-free or email us to schedule a consultation.
Do I Have A Case?
Once car accident victims deal with the shock and anguish that can occur after crashes, they might start to develop questions about liability. For example, a victim who was hit by a truck driver might wonder whether or not there are others beyond the driver who can be held responsible for the injuries suffered. However, while this is a valid question, one of the first questions that a victim should ask is, “Do I have a case?”
Determining whether or not an accident victim has a viable case can be tricky. There are many factors involved in making the determination. That is why it is best for individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents to speak with well-versed car accident attorneys prior to making any decisions on their own.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and you want to know if you have a case, contact one of our capable lawyers today to discuss the facts of your case. Call us toll-free or email us for more information.
How To Determine If You Have A Case
Car accidents can happen for any number of reasons. However, quite often, motor vehicle crashes occur because one or more drivers were negligent in some way with regard to the operation of the vehicle. Among the many things you need to know, you should know that drivers who operate motor vehicles have an obligation to use reasonable care when driving their vehicles.
If a driver fails to use reasonable care, he or she might be held responsible for any injuries or damages suffered in an accident. When an accident victim is determining if he or she has a case, one of the first things to consider is whether or not another driver was negligent.
Factors To Consider When Assessing The Viability Of A Case
Prior to making the final decision to sue an individual or entity for damages, accident victims should keep in mind that a number of factors should be taken under consideration first. Some of the factors for consideration include:
Possible legal strategies
Favorable and unfavorable elements in the case
Likelihood of a settlement
With respect to possible legal strategies, a lawyer who typically handles car accident cases will likely have an idea of what strategies will work and what strategies won’t work based on the facts of the case.
If an attorney sees certain obstacles in the case that can’t be defeated, he or she may advise the accident victim to forego pursuing a lawsuit and work towards obtaining a settlement instead, particularly if more obstacles exist than favorable elements. Working with your auto insurance company can be a tough task, but a skilled attorney will already be aware of the common tricks and tactics that insurers typically use.
Do You Have A Case? Let A Lawyer Advise You
It is always a good idea for accident victims to work with skilled lawyers with respect to their car accident cases. A lawyer can let victims know whether or not pursuing lawsuits or obtaining settlements would be in their best interests.
If you or a family member has questions about whether or not you have a good case, contact one of our accident attorneys today. Call us toll-free or email us to schedule a consultation.
How Much Is A Car Accident Settlement Worth?
How much is a car accident settlement worth? The answer to that will depend on the facts of the case. If you’ve been in a car accident, there are many things you need to know. The first thing you should know is that if you were hurt in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for both your economic and non-economic losses.
Regardless of whether the injuries incurred were minor or severe, the person or entity responsible for the accident is obligated to make the accident victim financially whole again. That being the case, it is important for accident victims to have an idea of how much a car accident settlement is worth prior to reaching any agreements with the responsible party or parties.
If you or a loved one has questions about the potential value of your car accident settlement, contact one of our skilled car accident attorneys immediately. Call us toll-free or email us as soon as possible to discuss the case.
How Much Is A Car Accident Settlement Worth? Depends On The Strength Of The Liability Claim
In order for a car accident victim to recover monetary compensation for the injuries suffered, he or she must show that the other driver was negligent or careless while operating the motor vehicle. This means that the victim will be required to prove that the other driver failed to use reasonable care, and that failure was what caused the accident that brought about the injuries.
There are a number of driver actions that can constitute negligence, such as:
Tailgating or following too closely
Driving too fast for the road conditions
Disobeying traffic signs and signals
Texting or using a cellphone while driving
Having evidence to demonstrate any of the above actions will be crucial to the case. However, many accident victims don’t know what they should do after a car accident, and their lack of knowledge might cause them to lose valuable pieces of evidence.
The Extent Of Damages Will Be Important To Determining How Much A Car Settlement Is Worth
If liability exists, the only thing left to figure out is how much monetary compensation is appropriate based on the extent of the injuries sustained. Insurance adjusters generally gather various pieces of information regarding the severity of the injuries, the amount of medical care needed, and the overall prognosis prior to making a settlement offer.
Some insurance companies use a special computer program to formulate a settlement offer; however, some insurers may choose to calculate the amount of the accident victim’s medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses.
Occasionally, insurers will need to consider additional factors. For example, if an accident victim was responsible for taking care of a child or an elderly relative prior to the occurrence of the accident, the accident victim may need to hire a caregiver to manage those responsibilities. This, and several other things, should be taken into account before making a final settlement offer.
If you or a family member has been hurt in a motor vehicle accident and you have concerns about how much your settlement might be worth, allow one of our car accident lawyers to help you. Call us today toll-free or email us to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident?
Do I have a viable case? What should I do next? These are both common questions that car accident victims typically ask. However, there is another question that some victims grapple with after they’ve calmed down and taken time to evaluate their situations, and that question is, “Do I need a lawyer for a car accident?”
The answer to the question will depend on the facts and issues involved in the case. However, you will need to consider several things before making a final decision with regard to whether or not you need a lawyer for a car accident.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an automobile accident, you may have questions about your need for a lawyer. Speak with one of our knowledgeable car accident attorneys about your case before making a final decision. Call us toll-free or email us today to discuss your options.
How Will I Know If I Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident?
Not all accident cases necessitate the use of a lawyer. For example, if the accident in question only involved a small amount of property damage and no physical injuries, the accident victim might be better served handling the case on his or her own.
On the other hand, accident victims who have injuries that require ongoing medical treatment or physical therapy may want to consider working with a skilled car accident attorney in order to ensure that they receive just compensation for the injuries incurred and the long-term care that will be required.
Of course, deciding whether or not to hire a lawyer for a case is always up to the individual, but what you need to know is that accident victims who have lawyers by their sides tend to benefit greatly from their knowledge and skills.
Reasons Why Hiring An Attorney Might Be Helpful
Anyone who suffers injuries because of another person’s carelessness has certain rights under the law. Some accident victims might not be aware of their rights; therefore, hiring a lawyer might be beneficial to those who are not familiar with their legal rights.
Depending on the circumstances, there are additional reasons why working with a lawyer might be a good idea, including the following:
There are time limitations under the law for filing car accident lawsuits. If an accident victim does not bring the suit within the required time, the victim will lose his or her right to sue.
Insurance companies might not share an accident victim’s views regarding the accident. A lawyer can help with the negotiations and work to obtain fair compensation.
An accident victim might miss some of the potential damages to which he or she may be entitled. There may be many opportunities for compensation in a case, and a skilled attorney can make sure that all possible avenues are considered.
If you have been involved in a car accident and you want to make a determination regarding whether or not you need a lawyer for your accident case, contact one of our well-versed car accident attorneys immediately. Call us toll-free or email us today to schedule an appointment.
What To Do After A Car Accident
Car accidents can be extremely traumatic for some individuals. In fact, depending on the severity of the accident, some people experience long-term emotional issues afterward. Still, as the accident victim, you are required to do certain things under the law after the accident, and knowing what to do after a car accident is critical to ensuring that your legal rights are protected.
Given the state that many accident victims are in at the time of the incident, it should not be surprising that some victims do not have a clue about what needs to be done right away and what can be done at a later date. What you need to know is that it is imperative for you to speak with an attorney prior to making statements to an insurance company or signing any forms.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, the experience might be very frightening and overwhelming for you. Allow one of our skilled car accident attorneys to help you handle the legalities of the case. Call us toll-free or email us for more information.
One of the first things that an accident victim should do after a crash is to ensure his or her own personal safety, as well as the safety of any other passengers who may have been in the vehicle. Where possible, accident victims should move their vehicles over to the side of the road.
Get Medical Attention For Yourself And Others
An individual’s health and well-being are of utmost importance. If you, your passengers, or others at the accident scene have sustained injuries, the law requires you to provide reasonable assistance, if you are able to do so. That assistance could be something as simple as calling an ambulance or providing first aid if you have the know-how.
Stay Put And Call The Police
Under Texas law, after an accident occurs, all parties to the accident are required to stop and remain at the scene. Leaving the scene of an accident can lead to a separate set of issues that an accident victim will not want to deal with. Additionally, if you have the means to do so, call the police. The police will play an important role in any potential case you might bring because it is from them that you will receive a police report that will provide a description of what happened.
Accident victims should keep in mind that evidence will be crucial to proving their cases. It is very important for victims to keep a list of the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the parties of the accident, any witnesses to the accident, and the law enforcement officer who arrived at the scene and wrote the report. Also, if possible, accident victims should take photos of the scene, any damage to the vehicles and property, and any injuries incurred.
A Lawyer Can Tell You What To Do After A Car Accident
Some accident victims might become quite concerned with how much a car accident settlement is worth in light of the medical bills and ongoing treatment they might face. That is why it is crucial that victims know what to do after a car accident because following the proper steps can lead to a successful outcome to a case or claim.
If you have questions about the steps to take after an accident, call us toll-free or email us today to schedule a consultation.
Working With The Auto Insurance Company
Working with an auto insurance company can be a huge headache for accident victims. Insurers often use a variety of tactics on accident victims during so-called negotiations that may or may not be beneficial for the victim in the long run. What you should know as an accident victim is that whenever a claims adjuster shows some resistance with respect to a claim, you are not obligated to take a lower settlement offer as final.
Some individuals want to know if they need a lawyer for a car accident, especially if they do not intend to file a lawsuit. Even if an accident victim doesn’t intend to file a suit, having a lawyer by his or her side when attempting to work with the auto insurance company can prove to be quite valuable.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and you believe that you need help working with the auto insurance company, contact one of our knowledgeable attorneys as soon as possible. Call us toll-free or email us today for more information.
Insurance Requirements Under Texas Law
Texas requires its drivers and vehicle owners to be financially responsible for their actions with respect to the vehicles they operate. All drivers and owners must have written proof of financial responsibility. Under state law, drivers can prove financial responsibility by having:
At least $30,000 of coverage for injuries per person, up to a total of $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 of coverage for property damage. This is called 30/60/25 coverage.
Individuals who don’t have the above-mentioned evidence can face legal penalties that will only make a bad car accident situation even worse.
Working With The Auto Insurance Company To Reach A Fair Agreement
Individuals who have suffered injuries and damages in automobile accidents want to obtain the most amount of compensation to which they feel entitled. However, claims adjusters are constantly looking to find ways to lower potential payouts and save the insurance company as much money as possible.
Two parties with competing interests can lead to some difficult negotiations. That said, accident victims who are concerned with ensuring that they obtain the best possible outcome should consider working with a local accident lawyer who has experience in dealing with insurance companies.
One thing that an accident victim should keep in mind is that insurers often attempt to rush victims to agree to settlements as quickly as possible. However, if an accident victim agrees too soon, he or she may miss out on compensation for additional medical and repair bills that the insurer or victim might not have considered initially.
If you or a family member has been in an accident and you’re thinking about handling insurance negotiations on your own, contact one of our lawyers first. Call us toll-free or email us to schedule an appointment today.
Car Accident Lawyers Working To Protect Your Rights
The experienced car accident lawyers at our Law Firm work to protect the rights of their clients. Just like each car accident is unique, so is each accident victim. They understand this and provide individually tailored service to every victim they represent. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident, you should contact our dedicated attorneys.
Our attorneys will work with you and your family to determine the best way to approach your case. We will also handle all of the accident-related paperwork and will communicate with insurance companies on your behalf. With our attorneys on your side, you will have the time to focus on the important things in life.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call us toll-free to learn about your options.
Car accidents happen often and unexpectedly. Many car accidents are caused by factors such as texting and driving, drunk driving, and other negligent types of driving. For those researching ways to get financial compensation after being seriously injured in a car accident, get a car accident lawyer.
What Types Of Accidents Produce Compensation Claims?
There are many types of motor vehicle accidents that give rise to claims for financial compensation. Accidents that involve cars, trucks, and pedestrians have the potential to create severe injuries or deaths. Careful driving could have prevented many motor vehicle accidents that cause debilitating and life-altering injuries. A car accident lawyer with experience in motor vehicle accidents can determine if pursuing some kind of compensation is right for you and will tell you what steps to take.
Do You Know What Caused Your Car Accident?
Many factors, all coming together is what creates a car accident. However, the most common car accident causes include texting, drunk driving, and dangerous roads. Regardless of what specifically caused your accident, you should consider the services of a car accident lawyer. If factors beyond your control, such as the negligent action of another driver, caused your accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Car Accident Injuries Can Be Very Serious
Car accident injuries can be serious, leaving victims with debilitating damage or even fatal injuries. Some of the most common car accident injuries include head, neck, and back injuries. Car accident injuries can require expensive medical treatments, and you may be having difficulty paying your medical bills. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to receive a settlement.
Do You Have Questions? Get The Answers You Need From A Car Accident Lawyer
After a car accident, it is normal to have many questions about finances. To get answers to some of these questions, you can visit the car accident info center. However, it is important to remember that many of these answers are general and may not apply to your case. Get answers that specifically apply to your case by contacting a car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Remember, you might have options that you’re not aware of yet. Do not risk missing out on a possible financial settlement – call for a case evaluation as soon as possible after an accident.