Car accidents are an everyday hazard for many Texans due to a large number of automobiles on Texas roads. Certain collisions are unavoidable. Many accidents, however, are avoidable and are caused by another driver’s inattention, carelessness, or contempt for safety.
A car accident can be a very upsetting experience. After a horrible accident, the responsible driver could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in damages.
While every collision is different, there are certain patterns to how they happen. You may be able to avoid an accident if you are aware of them. We can help you with the most common types of car accidents in Texas:
- Head-on Collisions
- Highway Construction Accidents
- Intersection Accidents
- Side-Impact Accidents
- Interstate Accidents
- T-Bone Collisions
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Accidents
- Rear-End Accidents
- Distracted Driving
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Drunken Driving Accidents
- Common Car Accident Injuries
- Hit and Run Accidents
When you are in a car accident, everything happens fast and your life changes. Whether you get out of it with a small scratch and property damages or get into far worse situations such as a wrongful death, you need legal assistance to ensure that you get the right settlement amount.
The financial assistance from your settlement amount is there to help you with the following costs:
- Property Damages
- Medical Bills
- Wrongful Death
- Loss of Income
- Pain and Suffering
Most car accident victims think that as long as the other party pays for the damages done to the car, it’s already okay. However, being in a car accident is a traumatic experience. There are many factors that can disrupt your life. It’s important that you would know if you are entitled to compensation.
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION FOR YOUR CAR ACCIDENT
You may be entitled to compensation if you were injured in a car accident. Many of our clients receive financial assistance to help them pay for their increasing medical bills, and car payments.
Others are unable to work for an extended period of time after a car accident, but they can recover their lost pay. Some people get compensated for their pain and suffering. Damage to property may also be insured under certain circumstances.
In Texas, you can file a civil suit up to two years after your accident to sue for damages. So-called ‘comparative fault’ laws hold each proportionally responsible for the amount of compensation each party is due. You should contact us to ensure that you are compensated the correct amount after a car accident.
When you get into a car accident, do not panic and leave the scene. You should calmly move your car away from the highway or the road to avoid blocking incoming traffic.
Call 911 so any injured parties may be attended to. You should also get roadside assistance and get a police report of the car crash. Call on the highway traffic safety administration if needed.
If available, get all the necessary information such as insurance information (especially the insurance company phone number), license plates, other parties’ contact information, and any other information on the motor vehicles involved. If the other party used a rental car, get the company’s contact details as well.
GET A COMPETENT CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
Not all health insurance will provide the compensation that is due to you. Most would try to give you the minimum amount that barely covers property damages and medical bills, despite their high insurance rates. Do not settle for these offers. A good car accident attorney will be able to assist and guide you to get the right settlement for your car accident damages.
Our law firm covers car accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, commercial truck accidents, motorcycle, and bus accidents in the Texas and Greater Houston area. We will take care of your legal issues while you and your family continue to recover from your accident.
Whether you have been hurt by a drunk, reckless, or negligent driver, you should not have to cover the full costs of the accident. Do not take the backseat. We have an established history of working hard for favorable results.
When the police arrive at the scene of the accident, is it ok for me to talk to them?
Yes, but be careful. Only discuss the facts of the case to help police file an official accident report. You should never take blame for the accident or throw around any accusations.
What if the other driver isn’t injured?
An estimated 1 in 5 Texas drivers are uninsured. But if you are hit by an uninsured motorist, you still can collect compensation for damages, auto repair, and medical bills. You can seek compensation from your insurance company if you have under insured or uninsured motorist coverage policy. If you do not have it, you must sue the driver. Additionally, if you do not already had uninsured and under insured insurance coverage, you should strongly consider using it to protect yourself from uninsured drivers.
How can I get my car repaired?
The answer here varies. Usually if you have enough coverage, you may be simply contact your insurance company about repairing your car and they will pay for repairs to your vehicle. Your insurance company may try to get repayment from the other driver’s insurance company. In other cases, a personal injury lawyer will be needed to seek full compensation for damages to your vehicle.