Each year there are more than 7 million car crashes and auto accidents that occur in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates that nearly 300,000 Americans suffer incapacitating injuries every year as a result of car crashes or auto accidents. It is estimated that nearly 43,000 people die on the nation’s roadways each year. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration has indicated that most car accidents could have been avoided, but for the negligence of the faulting driver. Current auto accident statistics show that crashes occur when 81% of drivers were talking, 49% were eating or drinking and 25% used a mobile phone while driving.
In Texas, an injured person is entitled to damages for auto accident injuries resulting from the negligence of the other driver or the driver at fault. A person injured in an auto or car accident is also entitled to claim for additional damages including lost wages, lost income potential, and and suffering, mental anguish, and other related injury damage claim.
Our Texas injury lawyers can help injured victims and families process claims related to an auto accident. Each accident has a unique set of facts, and so results for each case may vary. Contact one of our Texas auto accident attorneys today for a free no obligation legal consultation to assess your auto accident claim.
Austin Area Auto Accident Lawyers – Travis & Williamson County Area Auto Accidents
Some auto accidents, such as fender benders and minor incidents in which no one is injured can usually be sorted out through the insurance companies of the parties involved. However, when there are injuries or even deaths which result from an auto accident then hiring an attorney will become necessary. In addition, there are a lot of other circumstances which would require legal representation. For example, a police report that does not accurately depict fault in the auto accident would be an issue for a lawyer to handle.
There are also other situations in which you should contact an attorney immediately after an auto accident. If anyone at all has been hurt, even slightly, there may be a need for compensation. The severity of injuries is not always evident right away. Many people suffer from chronic neck or back problems as a result of auto accidents. If those people do not file a legal claim for compensation within the time constraints permitted by law then they will be left holding the bag, so to speak. Medical bills are not cheap by any stretch.
If there have been multiple cars involved or pedestrians then seeking legal representation is even more important as you must also protect yourself from any suit that may be brought against you, especially in auto accidents in which you are deemed at fault.
Insurance issues, either lack of or low liability limits can also cause problems for anyone who has been involved in an auto accident. If you have recently been involved in any type of auto accident that you feel you need legal advice on then do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call us. We handle auto accident cases every day and have the expertise to help you determine what your options are, depending on your situation. Call us to set up an appointment with one of our auto accident attorneys.