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Car Accidents in Texas

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Have you been in an auto accident in the San Antonio area? Thousands of passengers and drivers are killed every year on our nation’s highways and city streets, and even more are injured. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2018 there were 12,161 crashes in Texas that resulted in 14,908 people suffering a serious injury. In addition, there were 3,639 motor vehicle traffic fatalities. None of these drivers planned to be involved in an accident, but these are unfortunately a common occurrence across the country.

When an injury occurs as a result of one of a traffic accident, lives can be changed forever. Insurance companies aggressively fight to avoid admitting liability. When liability is admitted, these companies rarely pay enough money to adequately compensate injury victims for their loss. In addition, many insurance companies purposely stall the compensation process for as long as possible, in hopes that the claimant will lose interest or give up. For these reasons, it is imperative for auto accident victims to protect their right through competent legal representation.

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Causes of Car Accidents

There are several ways in which a car accident can happen.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to Signal When Switching Lanes
  • Reckless Driving (Swerving, Rapid Lane Changes)
  • Damaged/Dangerous Roads
  • Road Work
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol
  • Severe Weather
  • Not Obeying Traffic Rules
  • Distracted Driving
  • Fatigue

Have you been in a car accident recently? Were you injured? If so, do not wait and contact our San Antonio car accident attorney at the Law Offices Troy A. Brookover. We are here to help you know your options and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Texas

When you get into a car accident, many thoughts and emotions may start racing through your head. You could feel shaken, angry, concerned, stressed, scared, a combination of all the aforementioned, or be so in shock you feel nothing at all. Either way, it is often a turbulent and traumatic event.

However, the sooner you can collect evidence to back up your insurance or personal injury claim, the better. To protect yourself from being blamed for the crash and enduring increased insurance premiums you must take care of certain steps at the crash scene or as soon after your accident as possible.

Here is what you should after being in a Texas auto accident:

  • Don’t panic: The first and most important thing to do is remain calm. Take a deep breath and assess the situation.
  • Seek medical attention: How do you feel? If you’re conscious but you can’t move or are in serious pain, call 911 or wait or for a bystander to call for you. If you are relatively unhurt, check on the other people involved in the crash and call an ambulance if needed.
  • Document the crash scene: Once everyone’s immediate safety is secure, take pictures and/or record video footage of the accident site. Try to do so before any vehicles are moved and focus your camera’s attention on vehicle and property damage, bodily injuries, weather conditions, road conditions, tire skid marks, nearby traffic signs, and any other details that may show how the accident occurred or could have been avoided.
  • Collect contact and insurance information from all drivers involved: Ask witnesses for their contact information as well; they may be interviewed for additional clarification or called to testify on your behalf.
  • Call the police: Contact the authorities and cooperate while the police collect information and compose an accident report. Get a copy of the finished report if you can.
  • Contact your insurance company: Notify your auto insurance carrier that you have been in a crash; however, do not sign or agree to any settlements yet. Insurance companies are there for us in times of need, but many care about their bottom line more than their clients’ wellbeing. Always run your case by an attorney, especially if significant losses are involved, before finalizing anything—otherwise, you might get stuck with a measly settlement that barely covers your car repairs let alone costly medical bills.
  • Don’t talk to the at-fault driver’s insurance company: While you’re dealing with your own insurance claim, the carrier of the motorist who caused your accident is building a claim of their own—against you. Even if their client is actually at fault, they will do whatever they can not to make it appear that way. If you get a call from them, they are likely trying to trick you into verbally admitting fault. Don’t fall for it. Direct them to your lawyer instead.
  • Schedule a free consultation with an attorney: A lawyer experienced in car accident claims and litigation has seen numerous cases like yours and can provide you with the guidance and knowledge necessary for you to decide what to do next.

If your injuries are too serious to allow you to take care of the above steps right away, don’t worry. An experienced San Antonio car accident lawyer can handle everything for you.

Why Choose Our Auto Accident Lawyer?

  • Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law by Texas Board of Certification
  • 24/7 Availability to Offer Legal Help
  • Free Consultation to Review Your Options

Car Accident Statute of Limitations

You may be wondering, how long do i have to file a claim? Every state has its own time limit of how long an injury victim has to file a personal injury claim before they lose the right to pursue compensation for their losses, this is called the statute of limitations.

In Texas, the statute of limitations for car accident cases is two years from the date of your accident. Texas does recognize some exceptions to this two-year rule, an attorney from our firm can let you know if you qualify for an extension and how the statute of limitations may affect your car accident case.

Who is Liable After an Accident?

Under Texas law the party responsible for an accident is the one held liable for damages, this makes Texas a “fault state.” Under this law, an injured party has the option to file a claim with their own insurance and a claim against the negligent driver.

In cases where more than one driver is responsible for an accident, Texas follows a modified comparative fault rule. This means that as long as you are less than 50% at fault for the accident that led to your injuries you are still eligible to pursue compensation, however, your total compensation amount awarded to you will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

To find out how Troy can help you, call 210-226-2000 and schedule your free consultation today. You pay nothing unless your case is won!

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What Can I Recover Compensation for After an Accident?

At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we help victims of auto accidents in San Antonio and across Bexar County recover fair compensation for their injuries. The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover proudly stands up for the rights of auto accident victims in San Antonio. Troy seeks the maximum compensatory judgments for each client while holding negligent drivers personally responsible.

We can seek maximum compensation for you by:

  • Evaluating the true value of the claim based on medical bills, ongoing medical treatment, property damage, lost earnings, and other expenses or losses.
  • Determining the cause of the collision and gathering evidence that supports our findings.
  • Taking over all communication with the insurance company to protect our client’s rights.
  • Negotiating with the insurance provider for a fair settlement.
  • If needed, taking a case to court in the pursuit of just compensation.

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