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CAR CRASH INJURY CLAIMS IN TEXAS

Have you been injured in a car accident? Car crashes can happen to anyone at any time and the stress and problems that pile up immediately after can be overwhelming. Car repairs, medical treatment, taking time off work, physical therapy, and more might suddenly be facets of your life you wish you could leave behind.

At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our seasoned legal team has decades of experience standing up for clients who have been wrongfully injured in Texas car accidents. Our Killeen car accident attorneys possess the knowledge and skills to build you a claim that will stand up to even the most uncooperative or intimidating adversaries. We are willing to do whatever is in our power to fight for your right to just compensation that will cover all your accident-related expenses—now and into the future.

Call (254) 938-6885 or contact us online for your free case evaluation. 

TEXAS CAR ACCIDENT DATA

Throughout the state of Texas, over 3000 people are killed in car accidents every year. The estimated economic loss of all motor vehicle crashes in the state during 2019 was $39,200,000,000.

According to 2018 data regarding all reported crashes in the state that year:

  • Someone was killed in a traffic accident every two hours and 24 minutes.
  • One person was injured every two minutes and seven seconds.
  • One reportable crash occurred every 58 seconds.

Considering that most Texans drive on a regular basis, these numbers are alarming. Unfortunately, even the most careful motorists are at risk of finding themselves in a car crash. This is where we come in—we believe no one should have their life turned upside down because of such a common and devastating event. If you’ve been wrongfully injured in a car crash, you deserve to receive compensation and care.

COMMON CAUSES & EFFECTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS

Addressing what causes car crashes can be a momentous task. Countless factors can lead to an accident any time someone is on the road, and at times collisions are avoidable by even the best of drivers.

However, for the purposes of car accident claims virtually every crash has a single common cause—human error. Whether it’s a distracted driver looking at their smartphone instead of the road or a pothole-filled street the city has failed to maintain, people—or companies and organizations run by people—are the root cause of most car accident claims we handle at our firm.

Among the most common causes of car accidents in the U.S. are:

  • Reckless driving, such as speeding and tailgating
  • Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Not paying attention to or ignoring stop signs, streetlights, turn signals, etc.
  • Poorly designed, constructed, and/or maintained roads and highways
  • Fatigue, stress, anger, and other strong feelings or emotions

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 403 people were killed in traffic collisions involving distracted driving in 2018. That same year, there were 961 fatalities in motor vehicle crashes in which a driver was under the influence of alcohol, which came out to a total of 26% of traffic fatalities that year.

Common car crash injuries include:

  • Back, neck, and brain injuries (due to whiplash and/or being struck by or against an object)
  • Cuts, bruises, and scrapes
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as strains and sprains
  • Debilitating injuries, such as several spinal cord damage or brain damage
  • Internal injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Wrongful death

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE AN ATTORNEY

Car accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence on roads worldwide, with millions of collisions happening every year. These accidents can range from minor fender-benders to catastrophic collisions resulting in severe injuries or even death. In the aftermath of a car accident, victims are often left dealing with physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial burdens. In such situations, hiring an attorney can be crucial for ensuring that victims receive the support and compensation they need to recover and move forward with their lives.

One of the primary reasons to hire an attorney after a car accident is to navigate the complex legal process. Car accident cases can involve a multitude of factors, including determining fault, assessing damages, negotiating with insurance companies, and potentially litigating in court. An experienced attorney can guide you through each step of the process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive fair treatment under the law.

Determining fault is a key aspect of any car accident case. In order to recover compensation for your injuries and losses, you must be able to prove that another party was at fault for the accident. This can be a complicated task, especially in cases where multiple parties may share liability or where fault is disputed. An attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident, gather evidence such as witness statements and accident reports, and work with accident reconstruction experts to establish liability.

Once fault has been determined, the next step is to assess damages. Damages in a car accident case can include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. Calculating the full extent of your damages requires careful consideration of various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact on your ability to work and perform daily activities, and the long-term effects of the accident on your life. An attorney can help you accurately assess your damages and pursue the maximum compensation available under the law.

Negotiating with insurance companies is another area where an attorney can be invaluable. Insurance companies are notorious for employing tactics to minimize payouts to accident victims, such as offering lowball settlements or disputing the extent of your injuries. Without legal representation, you may be at a disadvantage when dealing with insurance adjusters who are skilled at protecting their company's bottom line. An attorney can handle all communications with the insurance company on your behalf, negotiate for a fair settlement, and, if necessary, take your case to trial to fight for the compensation you deserve.

In addition to handling the legal aspects of your case, hiring an attorney can also provide peace of mind during what is often a stressful and overwhelming time. Your attorney will serve as your advocate, providing support and guidance every step of the way. They will answer your questions, address your concerns, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

GET LEGAL HELP ASAP IF YOU’VE BEEN INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT

As you can see, car crashes can lead to devastating injuries as well as other consequences, such as having to repair your car or buy a new one. When such an accident occurs at no fault of your own, it shouldn’t fall on you to pay for the expenses that start to pile up. At Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our experienced team can help investigate your crash, collect evidence, and build a claim that will show without a doubt another driver is at fault for your injuries. In doing so, we can help you obtain the insurance settlement you need that will cover all your accident-related expenses past, present, and future.

Contact us now to book your free, confidential, and no-obligation consultation with a car accident attorney.

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