TEXAS IS KNOWN FOR MANY THINGS, UNFORTUNATELY, ONE OF THOSE BEING KNOWN AS THE AUTO ACCIDENT CAPITAL OF AMERICA.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 518,577 auto accidents were reported in Texas in 2015. Out of those 2015 accidents 246,335 people were injured. Every auto accident is different and can result in different outcomes. Seeking the help of a personal injury lawyer is beneficial because they are working for you. You will have a professional who is knowledgeable about the laws and procedures that may affect your case.
In Texas, all drivers are required to have at minimum $30,000 per person in bodily injury liability insurance, $60,000 for the cost of the car, and $25,000 in property damage coverage.
According to the Insurance Research Council (IRC), there are six states where you have more than a 1 in 5 chance of finding an uninsured driver on the road. Driving without insurance is against the law and can result in serious consequences. If you are injured by an uninsured motorist you can find yourself with a lot of questions. Contact a lawyer for your free Case Evaluation.
AUTO ACCIDENTS CAN BE A VERY SCARY AND CONFUSING EXPERIENCE BUT HERE ARE SOME TIPS YOU CAN FOLLOW IF YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF IN THAT SITUATION.
- If possible move to a safe area
- Stop your vehicle and get out
- Check on others involved
- Call the police
- Gather information – Drivers and passenger info, licence and plate info, insurance info etc
- Take notes of the scene
- File claim with insurance company