12/22/22 legal mixed – Car Accidents / Car Accident Claims / Brain Injury / Drunk Driving / Truck Accidents / Commercial Truck Accidents / Construction Accidents / Motorcycle Accidents / Wrongful Death / Jury Trials / Burn Injury / Auto Product Liability / Distracted Driver Accidents / Texting & Driving / Hit & Run / Hydroplaning / Teenage Drivers / Personal Injury – gtg

AFTER AN ACCIDENT

After an accident, one of the most important things to do is file a report to your insurance company. Any other drivers involved in the accident will also need to file reports similarly. However, when your auto accident involves an uninsured motorist, the road ahead of you could be challenging. Uninsured motorists are drivers without the proper care to obtain vehicle insurance. This means they are driving around without liability coverage – a situation that could be problematic when an accident occurs.

The Insurance Research Council has estimated that close to 15% of all car collisions in the U.S. will involve an uninsured motorist, making the aftermath of an accident all the more difficult to handle. In all 50 states, Texas is ranked ninth among the states with the highest number of uninsured motorists driving around on city streets and highway roads.

Furthermore, it has been estimated that little over 20% of all motorists in the state are driving around uninsured. If you are not one of these drivers and you have taken the proper care to obtain the automobile insurance you need, you may believe that these statistics are inapplicable to your case. However, if you are involved in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, you could be in for serious issues. The motorist responsible for an accident must pay for the damages and injuries. However, when that motorist does not have the proper insurance coverage, it can be difficult for them to meet the financial expectations of the law.

Making an Uninsured Motorist Claim in Texas
Suppose you were involved in an accident caused by an uninsured motorist in the state. You will undoubtedly require the experienced representation of a car accident attorney. Depending on the conditions stipulated in your auto insurance coverage, you may already have protection designed within your range to protect you if an uninsured motorist accident occurs. Scope of this sort will allow for payment of the damages that the other person’s insurance should cover. After being hit and injured in an accident caused by an uninsured motorist, you will significantly benefit from utilizing the legal skills of the attorneys at our firm. We have spent the last ten years developing full-proof ways to protect the safety of the clients we serve and ensure that their rights are not taken advantage of by any other motor vehicle operator on the road. When it comes to auto accidents, we have the skills and legal means necessary to help you through filing an uninsured motorist claim, taking your case to court, or whatever else your case may require. For more information about how we can help you file a claim, contact an uninsured motorist lawyer from our firm as soon as possible.

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CAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS

Car Accident Claims
If you have been injured in a car wreck in Texas and have not made an injury claim before, it is helpful to understand the process before you speak with the adjustor for the driver who injured you.

Adjustors in severe injury cases usually seek a statement from the victim soon after the accident is reported to the insurance company. This is especially true in cases where the insurer perceives significant exposure, like a wrongful death, drunk driver, or commercial vehicle (18-wheeler) accident. Generally, the more serious the potential claim, the nicer and more helpful-appearing are the adjustors.

Please do not fall for it! The truth is the adverse adjustor is out to settle the claim for as little as possible (or, if they can find a defense, to deny the claim). Usually, stating the adjustor before seeking advice from an experienced auto accident attorney is a mistake. Some adverse adjustors’ questions are designed solely to help the insurance company defend the claim and pay as little as possible. Examples of such are questions about past claims history, lawsuits, other injuries, prior car accidents, and describing every area of injury (before some physician’s testing, etc.

It is best to obtain advice from an experienced car accident lawyer with a track record of success before giving any statements.

Uninsured Drivers
Even more frequently, given the economic downturn, our clients are involved in auto accidents where they are seriously injured, and the other driver is uninsured or has minimal policy limits. In these cases, it is vital to determine early on if you have uninsured/underinsured accident coverage. If you do have such coverage, your insurer stands responsible for the damages caused by the uninsured or underinsured driver. In that case, your own insurer becomes averse to your interest in getting full and fair compensation.

If you have any questions on an auto accident claim, please call our office for a no-obligation consultation.

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BRAIN INJURY

Texas Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain injuries can result from:
Car Accidents
Truck Accidents
Construction Accidents
Near-drownings

Service Oriented Brain Injury lawyer in Texas
Our Law Firm is a service-oriented personal injury law firm dedicated to helping brain injury victims receive justice and fairness for wrongs committed against them. During litigation, our firm gives clients peace of mind knowing that matters are being taken care of. Our team minimizes inconvenience to the client and the need for a client’s time so that clients can maintain their lifestyle as much as humanly possible and focus on recovery.

Successful Brain Injury Lawsuits
The key to a successful brain injury lawsuit is hiring a competent brain injury attorney and being honest with your lawyer. Another key to gaining compensation for brain injuries resulting from wrong has experts. An expert’s opinions and testimony can make the case. The Baumgartner firm maintains a bank of experts from which to consult, including experts in technology, reconstruction, investigation, neurology, and other medical specialties, many of whom form a part of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, please get in touch with our brain injury lawyers toll-free to schedule a free consultation.

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TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Truck Accidents Insurance Coverage Lawyer

Most truck accidents involve serious injury and death. A typical rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Occupants of a 4,000-pound passenger car have little chance of escaping severe damage on impact with such a big rig.

Given the severe injury potential of large commercial vehicles, the minimum insurance required for commercial trucks over 10,000 pounds and subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations is $750,000.

It has been our experience that trucking companies carry at least $1 million in primary coverage, and most companies with more than a few trucks carry an additional umbrella policy.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations specify more comprehensive insurance policies for trucks carrying hazardous material and commercial passenger vehicles.

Given the propensity for severe injury and wrongful death arising from an 18-wheeler accident, most insurance companies that underwrite extensive trucker insurance policies have “quick response teams” on the site of the accident within 24 hours.

The purpose of such teams is to gather information helpful in their defense of a wrongful death or severe injury lawsuit.

The insurance company’s defense of truck accident cases frequently centers on efforts to shift responsibility from the truck driver or his company to the injured party or other third parties.

Don’t let the trucker’s insurance company shift responsibility to you or a loved one you’ve lost! Get an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible to investigate and find and preserve critical evidence before the insurance company gets its hands on it.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

Construction Accident Attorney
Construction accidents are frequently quite severe, leading to spinal cord injury, brain injury, or even death. Quite often, construction accidents involve OSHA investigations and also include numerous entities. Our Law Firm has been handling severe construction accidents throughout Texas for over 20 years. We may be able to help you if you need an experienced construction accident lawyer.

Sound safety practices and better equipment could have prevented most construction accidents. Some construction injuries are caused by defective products like:

Fall-safety harness/Protection
Warning lines
Nail guns
Ladders and lifts
Heavy equipment
Safety devices
Trench cave-ins

Some of our Law Firm’s construction injury cases have resulted in the manufacturer designing a safer product, hopefully saving others from serious injuries or losing a loved one in the future.

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury from a construction accident, call our Law firm for a free case consultation. We will meet you wherever it is convenient for you.

Many severe injuries and deaths at construction sites could have been prevented by simply competent training of workers under OSHA rules and regulations. Due to the construction process itself, workers who are not adequately protected can be involved in the following:

Trench cave-ins
Falls
Entrapment with equipment
Crush injuries
High-voltage lines

When you call our injury lawyers, you will get expert legal advice from an experienced Texas trial lawyer. If we handle your case, there are no fees unless we recover money on your behalf. Call us today and let us know how we can help you!

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to know your legal options, contact our personal injury lawyers to discuss your claim.

With our warm weather, motorcycle accidents are common in the area. Most motorcycle accidents happen because the car or truck striking the motorcycle rider did not see the bike. While motorcycles are more dangerous for the rider than a car or pickup truck, the rules of the road apply to everyone.

Insurance companies tend to fight motorcycle accident cases much harder than they do the same wreck if it involves a passenger vehicle. Some of this is due to a bias on the part of non-motorcycle riders believing that motorcycles are inherently dangerous. Sometimes insurance carriers seek to reduce or deny a legitimate claim simply because a bike was involved.

In handling all accident cases, the victim must show that the other driver was responsible for the accident and the injuries. Some of the more common damages resulting from motorcycle accidents are brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

Our Law Firm has handled numerous motorcycle accident cases to successful conclusions.

If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident through the fault of another or if you have lost a loved one, don’t hesitate to contact our Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding the accident.

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WRONGFUL DEATH

Wrongful Death Attorney – Helping Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Texas

Have you recently lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident? Our Law Firm knows how devastating it can be to suddenly lose a family member due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing. Family members lose the love, companionship, comfort, guidance, and often, financial support of a deceased family member.

Successful Wrongful Death Cases
The immediate hiring of a knowledgeable, dedicated wrongful death attorney is the first step to a successful criminal death case. In most cases, the insurance company or employer of an at-fault party will immediately begin to investigate a death and will go to any length to defend their company or employee who caused the occurrence that resulted in the end, regardless of the degree of negligence on the part of the at-fault party. Immediate investigation by an experienced Texas wrongful death attorney on behalf of the deceased loved one is essential to ensure that the at-fault party does not succeed in further wrongfully placing blame on the dead person who no longer has a voice of his own.

The most crucial step to a successful wrongful death lawsuit is hiring a capable Texas wrongful death attorney as early as possible so he may begin to investigate your case and gather essential evidence and information as soon as possible. The opposing insurance companies send out early response groups to the scene of an accident on the day it occurs to collect evidence that may be used against the injured party later! A quick-minded lawyer like the ones on our team must identify that evidence as soon as possible to help preserve your rights.

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JURY TRIALS

Why Jury Trials Are Critical

Recently and increasingly, civil jury decisions have been overturned in Texas and across the country, and lawmakers have taken steps to restrict access to courts in civil matters.

One of the most critical components of our American society is the ability of a jury of our peers to decide disputes between parties. Men in women who are qualified to be jurors listen to the evidence and make informed decisions based on the law they are presented with and the facts they hear.

In Texas, victims of serious accidents have found their way to the courthouse much more complex and expensive due to changes in the law, which make it much more difficult and more costly to bring actions against wrongdoers. Additionally, due to changes in our direction, inequities exist, such as giving a drunk driver the benefit of a victim paying for health insurance and reducing their lifetime caps without compensation for the same to the victim, and actions to shift responsibility to bankrupts and parties immune from lawsuits.

In the medical malpractice area, many victims of medical negligence cannot find a Texas lawyer to help them because of the excessive costs associated with the legal hurdles placed upon such a case in Texas. By capping human damages at $250,000, such as loss of a leg, a wrongful death, or having to sit in a wheelchair for life, the victims and sometimes the taxpayers end up holding the bag.

Further, changes in the law in Texas allow Korean, Chinese, and other foreign companies to escape responsibility for designing and manufacturing dangerous products sold in the United States. And at the end of the day, for those catastrophically injured by such hazardous products, the burden for their lifetime care can sometimes fall upon the taxpayers and not the foreign manufacturers who profit from Americans and sell the dangerous product.

One of the benefits of our jury system is that it has served as a force of good to ensure the protection of our citizens against those who negligently and irresponsibly violate rules in place Americans in jeopardy.

I say our jury system needs to be preserved and protected, and Texas consumers must come first.

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BURN INJURY

Burn Injury

Thousands of individuals suffer steam burn injuries each year. Some of them occur on the job, such as two auto plant workers who suffered second and third-degree burns last week when a pipe they were working near burst and a blast of hot steam hit them.

However, other burn injuries occur at home and are much more common. For instance, recently, a distracted mother suffered a burn injury when she removed the lid from a boiling pot and was hit in the face with a cloud of hot steam.

Most home steam injuries happen in the kitchen during cooking or in the bathroom when a person prepares a bath or shower.

When water has boiled to the point that it gives off steam, the vapors may exceed 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people don’t realize that moisture can be invisible, making it much more dangerous. Inhaling smoke can also have deadly consequences.

If you or someone you know suffers from a steam injury, the following first aid rules should be followed:

*Do not put oil or butter on the wound. This does not help at all. Also, do not put ice on the burn – it may send the person into shock. Instead, cover the burn with a ‘cool’ cloth and seek immediate medical attention.

*Do not use an adhesive band-aid to cover the burn – it could stick and pull off more skin when it’s removed.

Be aware of the dangers of steam – the consequences can be as deadly as flames.

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WORK ZONE ACCIDENT

Car Accident Attorney for Work Zone Accidents

What is meant by a work zone accident?
Streets and highways do not last forever. They need to be repaired and resurfaced from time to time. A work zone accident refers to an accident that occurs in or around areas of the highway or street where the repairs are being made. These have notoriously been hazardous for the workers, the public driving past, and pedestrians. They often cause injuries to more than just one or two people. Many studies have been done to determine the most common causes and recommend increasing safety for all, but accidents still occur. When they do, they can be pretty destructive. If you have been involved in a work zone accident, contact a car accident lawyer at our Law Firm for an initial consultation. You may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries or loss.

Common Causes for Accidents in the Work Zone
Fatalities in a construction/maintenance zone compared to a non-construction/maintenance zone in only one year were 1% higher than the national average in our state, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). One of the most common causes of work zone accidents is driver error. Due to all the activity in the work zone, a distracted driver or one speeding may not see a hazard in the road or may veer into the work zone. Poor weather conditions are also a common reason for accidents. Even at very low speeds, poor visibility due to rain, fog, or snow makes conditions quite hazardous. Poor road conditions, such as holes or cracks in the road, can result in the driver temporarily losing control of the vehicle. In a work zone, even if the loss of control is only for a second or two, it can mean serious injury.

Contact a car accident lawyer at our firm today if you have been involved in a work zone accident.

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CAR ACCIDENTS

Car Accident Lawyer
You must seek legal advice immediately when you are involved in a car accident. Car accidents can be very complex, especially if multiple vehicles and drivers are involved. Many people consider a car accident an easy way to make money, and if you do not have legal representation, you may find yourself paying out for an accident that wasn’t your fault. Similarly, if you do not have legal representation, you may not get the full settlement you are entitled to, either through your insurance company or someone else’s. Contact a car accident lawyer from our firm today to discuss the details of your case.

Car Accident Information
There are many areas of a car accident and personal injury law. No matter what kind of accident you were involved in, our firm has the experience you are looking for in an attorney. For more information about the areas of car accident lawyers, we are available to help with the following:

Types of Car Accidents
You may not realize just how many different types of car accidents there are. From single-vehicle accidents to multiple vehicles, accidents involving pedestrians, bicycles, trucks, and more, our firm understands the laws surrounding car accidents and can give you one-on-one legal advice and representation.

Car Accident Injuries
If you were injured in a car accident, you might be able to seek monetary compensation for the injuries you sustained from the party responsible for the accident. Many severe injuries and even death can result from a car accident, and you deserve to have paid for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Causes of Car Accidents
In many cases, the cause of a car accident is not the negligence of one of the drivers involved. While this is often the case, there are also instances where defective auto products, road conditions, weather conditions, and more. However, other causes, such as distracted driving, texting while driving, and drunk driving, are also very prevalent.

Auto Product Liability
Suppose an auto product manufacturer releases a defective product that malfunctions or that they know are unsafe in some way. In that case, they can be held responsible for any car accidents that occur as a result. In some cases, manufacturers know that the product is defective and does not recall it because they do not want to lose money. You deserve compensation for your injuries due to a defective auto product.

Distracted Driver
When someone is driving while distracted, they are risking their own life and the lives of everyone else on the road. This is why it is illegal to do other activities while you drive, such as texting, talking on the phone, or putting on makeup. Distractions can be everywhere, and it is up to the driver to make sure they are still operating their vehicle safely. If not, they may be liable for damages and injuries.

Driving While Texting
One of the most dangerous activities someone can do while driving is texting. Texting requires at least one hand to be removed from the steering wheel and one’s eyes to view the phone. This is a dangerous activity that puts everyone on the road at risk. You would deserve compensation if you or a loved one were injured due to someone texting while driving.

Car Accident Insurance Claims
When you are involved in a car accident, you will have to deal with your own insurance company and the insurance companies of any other drivers involved in the accident. Sometimes the process of filing a claim and seeking your payout can be confusing, and insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize the amount of money they will pay.

What To Do After a Car Accident
The first thing you should do after an accident, even if no one appears injured, contacts the police. They will fill out a report that everyone involved will sign, so no one can change their story after leaving the accident scene. Always get any other drivers’ insurance information, and seek medical attention for your injuries immediately.

Automobile Safety Features
We rely on our car’s safety features to protect us during an accident. However, if those features malfunction or fail to activate when they are supposed to, we can face much more severe injuries than if they functioned properly. Features like airbags, anti-lock brakes, crumple zones, side door impact beams, and rollover bars are there to protect us, and if they don’t properly work, the results can be dire.

Drunk Driving Accident
Everyone is aware of how severe drunk driving is. It is one of the most publicized crimes in our country. This is because of the deadly nature of driving while intoxicated. If you or a loved one was injured, or if your loved one was killed in a drunk driving accident, no amount of money can make up for such an event. However, seeking legal action may be necessary to pay for medical bills, final expenses, and personal and financial damages.

Hit and Run
Hit-and-run accidents are on the rise in the state of Texas. This may be because many unlicensed and uninsured drivers risk dire legal ramifications if caught. However, a hit-and-run is a tragic event, and it is the law that any witness to a hit-and-run accident must call and report it. If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, contact our firm immediately.

Recovering Compensation
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury due to a car accident, you owe it to yourself and your family to seek compensation. And in many cases, it becomes necessary to cover the cost of medical bills and rehabilitation, as well as lost income from work, both now and any future predicted financial losses. You could pursue justice and monetary compensation if your loved one were killed in an accident.

Work Zone Accidents
Car accidents that take place in work zones are often the result of negligence on the part of the construction project. For example, inadequate signage, uneven pavement, improper traffic control, and other issues can cause drivers to lose power in a work zone. If you were injured in a work zone accident, you might be able to seek compensation. Read more about work zone accidents…

Teenager Driving Accident
Unfortunately, the truth is teens do not have the experience that comes with years of driving. We all had to start somewhere, but car accidents are a leading cause of teenage death in our country. If you have been involved in an accident with a teen driver, they may have been breaking the law simply because they did not know any better. However, you still deserve compensation for your injuries.

Hydroplaning
Experiencing hydroplaning while driving in adverse weather conditions can be extremely frightening and dangerous. In many cases, hydroplaning can lead to a severe injury accident. While most people believe they could be personally at fault, an unsafe road can contribute. A highway or road that is not maintained correctly or does not have proper signage or drainage can cause a devastating hydroplaning accident.

Car Accident Attorney
At our Law Firm, we have helped numerous clients through the years with their car accident cases. A car accident can be deadly as well as costly, both financially and personally, and you deserve to seek compensation for your injuries, damages, and pain and suffering. Our firm handles each case with compassion and sensitivity; we look at the people behind the injuries. With over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys know how to pursue the best legal action against the parties responsible for your accident.

Contact a car accident attorney from our firm today if you have been involved in an auto accident.

We’ll review your case for free!

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AUTO PRODUCT LIABILITY

Auto Product Liability Attorney

Information on Auto Product Liability
Whether you are a teacher, a banker, a waiter or waitress, an accountant, or any other professional, you are expected to perform your job with precision, expertise, and attention to detail. The same is valid for auto product manufacturers. As people with only a basic or limited knowledge of automobiles and auto products, all of us assume, on blind faith, that when we purchase a vehicle or a part for our truck, it has been manufactured correctly and will function properly. However, this is unfortunately not always the case. When an auto product malfunctions or fails, the result can be a deadly car accident that can cause injury and even death. If you have been involved in a car accident due to a defective auto part or safety system, or a severe design flaw in the vehicle, contact a car accident attorney from our firm as soon as possible. By pursuing legal action against the manufacturer, we can help you to seek compensation for all damages.

The manufacturer may be held responsible for the accident when an auto product malfunctions. In many cases, a manufacturer may be aware that a product does not function correctly but may not immediately recall it. This flagrant disregard for the lives of the people who purchase their product puts all drivers using that vehicle at serious risk of injury. Some products that commonly malfunction, leading to accidents and injuries, include seat belts or other automobile safety features not properly engaging during an accident, SUVs that rollover during an accident, defective tires, braking systems, accelerators, or problems with the gas tank that can cause explosions, and many others. These are serious accidents and require the legal knowledge of an experienced attorney.

Auto Product Liability Attorney
At our Law Firm, we take auto product liability cases very seriously. With over 100 years of combined experience, we are dedicated to helping the victims of car accidents caused by defective products or any other type of car accident. Whether you were involved in a drunk driving accident, hit and run, or a work zone accident, our attorneys are familiar with car accident cases and are ready to help you. We look beyond the injuries to the people.

Contact our firm’s auto product liability attorney today if you have been injured or involved in a car accident due to a defective auto product.

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DRUNK DRIVER

Car Accident Attorney
Have you been the victim of a drunk driver?
There are numerous causes of car accidents. There is probably no other that infuriates people more than that accident caused by the drunk driver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one person dies in the U.S. about every 48 minutes in car accidents involving a drunk driver. If you or someone you know has suffered at the hands of a drunk driver, you should get the help of a car accident lawyer. At our firm, we are dogged in pursuing justice for our clients. We have Board Certified attorneys as personal injury trial lawyers because we care about giving the best possible legal counsel to every one of our clients. Our success in these matters speaks volumes about our competence.

Loss and Injury Caused by a Drunk Driver
Many devastating consequences can result from the irresponsibility of an intoxicated person behind the wheel of a car or truck. Recovering compensation in the case of a drunk driver is not always easy to do. It is not unusual for the responsible driver to be uninsured or underinsured. In this case, obtaining recovery from your insurance company is sometimes possible. We have experience in pursuing these avenues.

You should know that settlements can be offered in any car accident case from insurance companies mainly interested in keeping their costs as low as possible. The payment you are offered may be well under what you are entitled to. This is why we strongly urge you to consult with an attorney in our office before you accept any settlement. We will be able to advise you if the payment is fair or not.

If you or someone you know has been in an accident involving a drunk driver, contact a car accident lawyer for an initial consultation.

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CAR ACCIDENTS

Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Information on Car Accident Injuries
When you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, it is frightening and often devastating for you and your family. Many car accidents lead to severe or fatal injuries. Those who are lucky enough to survive could have permanent physical damage. Depending upon the circumstance of your accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills from the liable parties. Contact a car accident injury attorney today to discuss the details of your injury case and determine if you are eligible for monetary compensation for your financial damages and pain and suffering.

Although no money can compensate for the trauma, pain, suffering, and other damages in car accident injuries, seeking compensation is crucial as your medical bills pile up. If you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, pursuing legal action may help you recover some of the cost of their final expenses and pay for the financial losses that came about through the tragic death. In cases like these, seeking legal action becomes necessary. You have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries when you are the victim. Whether you were involved in a drunk driving accident, a distracted driver accident, or your accident was caused by a defective auto product or any other type of car accident; we can help. Contact our firm today to get started on your claim.

Car Accident Injury Attorney
Being injured in a car accident can change your life. Our Law Firm is dedicated to helping our clients recover after the trauma and upheaval of a car accident injury. With over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys understand the complexities of car accident cases and are ready to bring their expertise to your lawsuit. At our firm, we represent the people behind the injuries. We know how important it is that you have access to the highest quality medical care and treatment and that all of your losses are compensated for. We know how to protect your rights and interests. Call the firm to discuss your case.

Contact a car accident injury attorney from our firm today if you or a loved one has been injured or if your loved one was killed in an auto accident.

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CAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS

Car Accident Attorney

Insurance Claims in a Car Accident
If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, it is to your benefit to consult a car accident lawyer. There are many reasons why this is a wise course of action. First, insurance companies, by their nature, will often try and pay the lowest possible settlement amount on a claim. That is in their best interest. They usually have large law firms representing them. This must be kept in mind when you are offered a settlement amount. Our law firm has more than ten decades of experience and practice, and we have attorneys who are Board Certified in personal injury law and as civil trial advocates. Board certification in any field is a mark of excellence and high competence. When dealing with insurance claims, insurance company lawyers, and representatives, you do not want an inexperienced or incompetent lawyer to represent you.

Insurance Settlement Traps
When a person is seriously injured in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident, the recovery road can be pretty overwhelming, not only physically but financially. With a severe injury, a person can lose employment and thus wages. The medical costs of one’s recovery can be huge, even with medical insurance. If, amidst all this chaos, you are expected to negotiate your settlement and pursue recovery from an irresponsible driver; you might be considered a superhero. This is just too much to ask of anyone. Competent legal representation will know what you are entitled to regarding the settlement. A qualified lawyer will not let you accept a settlement that will not be sufficient for the costs you will have to bear in your recovery. Remember, once you get a payment, you lose your legal right to pursue more in a lawsuit.

If you are dealing with insurance claims from a car accident, seek help and contact a car accident lawyer from our firm today.

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CAR ACCIDENT CAUSES

Car Accident Attorney

Causes of Car Accidents
Whenever a car accident occurs, law enforcement and the lawyers and insurance companies representing the parties involved must determine the cause. When the cause of the accident is found, the person responsible will be held liable and required to compensate the accident victims. In some cases, there is a need for an independent investigation. Our firm has established and respected resources such as independent accident investigators to bring to the point when necessary. Contact our firm’s car accident attorneys today to discuss your car accident case.

In most serious accidents, the underlying cause is human error. Drunk driving, texting while driving, and driving distracted are common causes. The fault may not rest with one of the drivers. Work zone accidents can occur if the road is not marked correctly, the pavement is uneven, or the workers are not adequately directing traffic. Similarly, foul weather can cause a hydroplaning accident. Even if it is not in a work zone, poor road conditions can cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle unexpectedly. Finally, an accident can be caused by the malfunction of an auto product, which can put the liability for the accident on the auto product manufacturer. Many of these accidents are unavoidable because of the conditions surrounding them. No matter the cause, if you were a victim in a car accident, you deserve to seek compensation for your damages.

Car Accident Lawyer
After being involved in a car accident, it is essential to retain the service of an experienced attorney. If more than one car is involved in the accident, many different insurance companies and attorneys will become involved. Most insurance companies, even your own, will try to avoid paying out as much money as they should in a settlement. We protect your rights and interests and press the insurance company to pay all the damages that are deserved; based upon the degree of injuries involved, the need for compensation can be an urgent matter. The damages sought will include medical and hospital bills, rehabilitation, nursing care, ongoing treatments, current and future, and all other financial losses. Damages for pain and suffering are also part of an injury claim. An experienced attorney from our Law Firm will give you the legal representation you need. We will do everything possible, including taking the case to civil court to get you the compensation you deserve.

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DISTRACTED DRIVER ACCIDENTS

Involved in an accident with a distracted driver? A Car Accident Attorney can Help.

There are many distractions on the road today. From cell phones to accidents on the road to texting while driving, eating, or putting on makeup, many people are not 100% focused on the road while driving. For obvious reasons, this can lead to serious car accidents and car accident injuries. It is illegal to do anything else while going, and for a good reason. When someone is driving while distracted, they are not just endangering their own lives. They are risking the lives of everyone on the road with them. We trust other drivers to be focused and safe while operating their vehicles, just like we are when we drive. Contact our firm’s car accident attorney today if you have been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver. When someone causes an accident because they were driving distracted, you may be entitled to seek legal action against them for the damage they have caused. If you were injured in the accident, this might become a necessity as medical bills rise, especially if you have been forced to miss work and lose wages due to the injury. An attorney from our firm can help you determine your rights as the victim and represent you throughout the legal proceedings.

Car Accident Attorney
When you are involved in a car accident and injured, knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. Our Law Firm is dedicated to helping our clients get through the legal process while retaining normalcy. We can handle negotiations with other attorneys, your insurance company, and drivers’ insurance companies, so you can focus on recovering from this traumatic event. With over 100 years of combined experience, we can handle your case efficiently and with compassion so your life can return to normal. We have dealt with all types of car accidents, including hit and run, teenage driver accidents, and drunk driving accidents, and we may be able to help you, too!

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TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

Car Accident Lawyer

Illegal Driving while Texting
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has now developed a website, stoptextsstopwrecks.org, devoted to getting drivers to understand the dangers of texting while driving. According to data from this site, it is 23 times more probable that a texting driver will bring in an accident than one who does not use text. If you have been in a car accident with a driver who was distracted by texting, a car accident attorney may be able to help you. When the laws concerning texting while driving first came into being, they were not enforced heavily. This is changing. More and more, it is found to be pure negligence of the responsibilities of good drivers to even read texts while behind the wheel.

Help for Your Car Accident Case
At our Law Firm, our decades of experience handling car and truck accidents have seen the evolution of an entirely new set of laws concerning “distracted driving.” A survey conducted by the NHTSA found the following: Overall, the results of the first national phone survey on distracted driving suggest that the driving population underestimates the danger of using a cell phone or texting while driving, and a significant proportion does not hesitate to talk on a cell phone or text while driving. Most do not believe their driving is affected when they use these electronic devices, but they feel unsafe when riding as a passenger with another driver who is talking on a handheld phone or texting. Even so, they also found that the vast majority support legislation against texting while driving. If you have been involved in a car accident with someone driving while texting, it is in your best interests to consult with a car accident attorney as soon as possible.

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DRUNK DRIVER

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Have you been the victim of a drunk driver?
There are numerous causes of car accidents. There is probably no other that infuriates people more than that accident caused by the drunk driver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one person dies in the U.S. about every 48 minutes in car accidents involving a drunk driver. If you or someone you know has suffered at the hands of a drunk driver or been in a hit-and-run accident, you should get the help of a car accident lawyer. At our firm, we are dogged in pursuing justice for our clients. We have Board Certified attorneys as personal injury trial lawyers because we care about giving the best possible legal counsel to every one of our clients. Our success in these matters speaks volumes about our competence.

Loss and Injury Caused by a Drunk Driver
Many devastating consequences can result from the irresponsibility of an intoxicated person behind the wheel of a car or truck. Recovering compensation in the case of a drunk driver is not always easy to do. It is not unusual for the responsible driver to be uninsured or underinsured. In this case, obtaining recovery from your insurance company is sometimes possible. We have experience in pursuing these avenues.

You should know that settlements can be offered in any car accident case from insurance companies mainly interested in keeping their costs as low as possible. The payment you are offered may be well under what you are entitled to. This is why we strongly urge you to consult with an attorney in our office before you accept any settlement. We will be able to advise you if the payment is fair or not.

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HIT & RUN ACCIDENTS

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Hit and Run Accidents
Hit-and-run accidents can be exceedingly frustrating for the victims. Left with a severe injury or possibly even a fatality, the victims and their families are also plagued with the mystery of who was responsible and the frustration of no justice. If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you should consult a car accident lawyer at our office. Our law firm is highly qualified to assist you with your situation. Our initial consultation is free, and if we should take your case, you can feel confident that you are being competently represented. Hit-and-run accidents mean that the person fled the accident scene. The question then becomes: why do you need a car accident attorney? First, we have experienced investigators, and it is not uncommon that they, or the police, would locate the driver’s identity. Second, if you have uninsured motorist coverage on your auto insurance, we can help you negotiate your claim with your insurance company. In any event, the wise thing to do is to meet with us for a free initial consultation.

Why do drivers hit and run?
A simple answer to this question is that they are irresponsible and cowardly. By law, when a person is involved in an accident, they must stop and exchange information with police and insurance companies. If the driver was drunk while driving or driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license, they irrationally think that they can escape punishment by fleeing. In the case of a distracted driver or teenage driving accident, it is sometimes the case that they do not realize that they hit a person.

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HYDROPLANING

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Hydroplaning Causes Complete Loss of Control of the Automobile
Under certain road conditions, a layer of water can come between the road and the tires of a vehicle driving on that road. When this occurs, there is no contact or friction between the tires and the road surface. With no connection, there is no control possible for the driver to steer, brake, or power the vehicle. The vehicle skid, until it crashes into something or contact is restored between the tires and the road. It is a very frightening experience as a driver and can cause great destruction and injury to those near a hydroplaning vehicle. If you were involved in an accident caused by a hydroplaning vehicle, you should consider using the services of a car accident lawyer. A hydroplaning vehicle can often be caused due to negligence on the part of the vehicle owner. Improperly maintained tires or even the wrong tire on a car can cause it to hydroplane in the right conditions.

Hydroplaning, Aquaplaning, Planing
Hydroplaning, aquaplaning, and planning describe the experience of water coming between the vehicle’s tires and the road’s surface. Tire treads are designed to lessen or prevent this unnerving experience. If a car’s tires have no impressions due to lack of maintenance, the chances are much greater than the vehicle could plane in heavy weather. In addition, when the road surface is improperly maintained, it creates puddles or deep water on highways and roadways; this condition contributes significantly to the frequency of hydroplaning vehicles. If you or someone you know has suffered injury or damage from a hydroplaning car, you may be entitled to financial compensation. We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case. Do not hesitate to contact us following your accident.

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CAE ACCIDENTS

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Recovering Compensation in a Car Accident
There are many types of car accidents. There are also bike, truck, work zone, and pedestrian accidents. There are also many causes of car accidents. No matter what type of car accident you have been involved in or why a car accident lawyer can help you immensely with recovering compensation. Truthfully, when an accident happens, insurance companies will pay out as little as possible. Often, this amount is just not adequate for the needs of the victims. The victims often do not understand the entire process involved in filing insurance claims. Insurance policies can be incredibly complex and challenging, even for insurance agencies. Once the victim accepts a settlement offer, you no longer have the right to pursue more in a legal proceeding. Even if you have been offered a generous settlement, we strongly urge you to consult a trusted car accident lawyer before accepting.

What is compensation for?
No amount of money will make up for permanent physical injury or the loss of a loved one. This is not the purpose of recovering compensation. The facts are that when you sustain serious injuries, you are going to have significant medical expenses. Add to that the lost wages due to an inability to work, and you have a recipe for financial disaster. There is also the mental and emotional impact of injury and loss. Recovery compensation can help to ease the burden and the stress that accompanies it. Whether it is the negligent, distracted, or drunk driver; the manufacturer of a defective safety feature; the commercial trucking company; or the vehicle maintenance contractor of a tour bus makes little difference to the victim. Whoever is responsible should contribute to the recovery of the victims. This is not unreasonable. We are an experienced law firm with an excellent track record of aggressively seeking recovery compensation for our clients. We can help you in this challenging time.

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TEENAGE DRIVERS

Car Accident Attorney for Teenage Driving Accident

Teenage Drivers
A recent National Safety Council report gives some eye-opening facts. It states that the crash rate for a sixteen-year-old driver is twice that of eighteen or nineteen-year-old and four times that of older drivers. In addition, the Council reports that the leading cause of teen fatalities in teen driving crashes. Many reasons can be given for these remarkable statistics. An improperly educated driver of any age is going to cause more accidents. Add to that the lack of experience and presence of mind that comes with youth and the sometimes reckless behavior of particular teens, and it is not all that surprising that these statistics are what they are. No matter the cause, if you or someone close to you has been injured in a teen driving accident, you should contact our firm’s car accident lawyer today. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. If you or your teen feels you are being unfairly accused of causing an accident, we can also assist you in preventing an injustice. Our lawyers have over 114 years of combined experience and practice, and we are well-qualified to consult with you.

Teen Driving Accidents Causes
There are a great many reasons that teens get into more accidents. The general categories are inexperience or lack of sufficient training, unsafe driving, and distracted driving. Dangerous driving can include speeding, running red lights or stop signs, making risky turns, ignoring road signs, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Distracted driving is unsafe and usually caused by cell phone use or not paying attention to the factors of safe driving. Whatever the causes, we strongly urge you to consult with an experienced car accident attorney if you or your teen has been injured in a teenage driving accident.

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WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

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What to do Following an Auto Accident
Car accidents can be anything from a fender-bender to a severe wreck that totals one or more vehicles. So too, can the injuries in an accident vary greatly depending upon the circumstances? These guidelines are a general list that should be followed no matter the accident’s severity. Remaining as calm as possible is essential for efficiently handling the situation. It will also influence other people’s behavior, which should help reduce panic.
Immediately assess for any injuries needing immediate medical attention. Nine hundred eleven should be called immediately to provide competent medical assistance to anyone injured. Injuries do not always show up immediately. Qualified ambulance personnel will know what to look for with less obvious injuries and can advise you on what to do in the following hours and days should specific symptoms arise.

The police should be contacted. Insurance companies require a police report of the accident. The exchange of personal information such as names, license numbers, phone numbers, and insurance companies is essential to prevent delays in follow-up actions. If there were any eyewitnesses to the accident, get their contact information. Do not discuss the accident or fault with them. If they say it was someone’s fault, acknowledge them.
NEVER admit guilt, even if you feel that you are guilty. As soon as possible following the accident, contact a car accident lawyer to review the circumstances of your case. Either you or your attorney should notify your insurance carrier.

Why should you contact an attorney?
There are numerous reasons why it is to your benefit to get the help of a car accident lawyer. Insurance companies and possibly other lawyers will contact you if serious injuries or damages occur. Ideally, you will have someone whose primary goal is to protect your best interests.

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WORK ZONE ACCIDENTS

Car Accident Attorney for Work Zone Accidents

What is meant by a work zone accident?
Streets and highways do not last forever. They need to be repaired and resurfaced from time to time. A work zone accident refers to an accident that occurs in or around areas of the highway or street where the repairs are being made. These have notoriously been hazardous for the workers, the public driving past, and pedestrians. They often cause injuries to more than just one or two people. Many studies have been done to determine the most common causes and recommend increasing safety for all, but accidents still occur. When they do, they can be pretty destructive. If you have been involved in a work zone accident, contact a car accident lawyer at our Law Firm for an initial consultation. You may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries or loss.

Common Causes for Accidents in the Work Zone
Fatalities in a construction/maintenance zone compared to a non-construction/maintenance zone were 1% higher than the national average in our state, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). One of the most common causes of work zone accidents is driver error. Due to all the activity in the work zone, a distracted driver or one speeding may not see a hazard in the road or may veer into the work zone. Poor weather conditions are also a common reason for accidents. Even at very low speeds, poor visibility due to rain, fog, or snow makes conditions quite hazardous. Poor road conditions, such as holes or cracks in the road, can result in the driver temporarily losing control of the vehicle. In a work zone, even if the loss of control is only for a second or two, it can mean serious injury.

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PERSONAL INJURY

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Personal Injury Trial Law Specialists
There are few more critical legal issues than those faced during a severe accident or injury. Chances are you have visited our Law Firm because you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, damages, or loss through the negligent, reckless, or dangerous actions of another. At this confusing but critical time, any decision can mean the difference between obtaining the money you need for recovery and prolonged pain and suffering. The right decision is to seek the support and backup of a personal injury attorney. We are dedicated to fair compensation and the pursuit of justice on your behalf against all odds. From the beginning consultation to a full and fair compensation settlement or decision at trial, our specialists will vigorously pursue justice for you. We take responsibility for you personally!

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law, we provide excellent, aggressive legal representation for every client. We have won multi-million dollar decisions and settlements for victims and survivors of car accidents, defective automobiles, truck accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, wrongful death, burn injuries, birth injuries, and more, thereby earning membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and recognition as Top Trial Lawyers in America.

Our century of combined experience and our ethical practice in injury law has earned a listing in the Martindale-Hubble Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers with an AV Pre-eminent Peer Review Rating recognition. Every client is important to us! When the negligent, malicious actions of others destroy your abilities and blunt your ambitions and goals for the future, we take full responsibility for pursuing justice and the recovery you deserve to get your life back on track.

Expert Accident and Injury Lawyer
The personal injury specialists at our firm are experts in handling the full range of laws associated with physical or emotional injury, loss of life, and related damages. We are prepared to represent your interests if you have experienced mild whiplash, broken bones, or catastrophic injuries. When a tired driver causes a commercial truck accident or a drinker gets behind the wheel, causing a drunk driving accident, our firm can prevail against the large company or intimidating insurance carrier.

We understand the nature and extent of injuries that can occur in a construction accident, offshore accident, or oil field accident. We will also seek the proper compensation for you in these cases. Defective products cause untold harm and injury. Proving these types of cases and related medical malpractice cases requires meticulous attention to detail and superior investigatory and evidentiary skills.

Our attorneys keep abreast of new laws related to product recalls. Defective products, such as the DePuy Hip Implant, other defective hip implant products, and the trans-vaginal mesh, are being discovered to cause grave illness and injury. Our understanding of these defects can benefit your recovery of damages if a defective product has harmed you.

The rights of injured workers are of concern to us, and we will represent you whether the harm is an accident injury, discrimination, harassment in the workplace, or monetary damage related to overtime law. We intend to be of full service to you. If recovery has been denied you in a lower court, we will search for grounds to appeal and are fully capable of representing you.

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