Motor Vehicle Accidents
Cars are necessary to get around the Panhandle and surrounding areas. Many residents are driving for most of the day to care for their family and for work. Unfortunately, this means that motor vehicle accidents are a common occurrence. Speeding, driving while intoxicated, and distracted driving, among other poor driving practices, can cause a driver to lose control and cause a collision. A car crash can cause serious damage to not only the motor vehicles involved, but also injure the driver and passengers. If you or a family member have been injured in a car crash, you should talk to a lawyer to see if a personal injury case makes sense for your situation. The experienced Texas trial lawyers at Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP have extensive experience handling all types of motor vehicle accident cases.
Steps to Take After a Car Crash
If you are in a car accident, you need to first assess the situation. Is anyone seriously hurt? If so, call 911 immediately. Even if you do not think you are hurt, a medical professional should check you out as soon as possible to make sure you are not seriously injured. If possible, move the cars involved away from a busy street, or at least have all the people involved move to a safe area. Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver. Cooperate with the police who respond to the accident and take photos of all the damage and the surrounding area.
Soon after the accident, and before you talk to any insurance companies, you should consult with an attorney. The statute of limitation in Texas to file a car crash claim is two years after the incident date, but it makes sense to start the process as soon as possible. Our team will work with you to determine the validity of your claim. Also, if you were partially at fault for an accident, you may not think you can file a claim; however, in Texas there is shared responsibility, so if you are only partially at fault, you may still be able to recover damages.
When building your case, we will gather all evidence concerning the nature of the crash. Our job is to determine who ultimately caused the crash and hold them accountable for the resulting damage. We will obtain items like the police report, medical evaluations, and any bills related to care for the crash. If any nearby cameras caught the accident, we will obtain that footage. We will also investigate the at fault driver to learn about their driving record. Any pictures or statements obtained at the scene will also need to be reviewed. With this information, we will be able to make a strong claim to the insurance companies involved. If needed, this will be the foundation of our case if it goes to trial.
Sometimes it is not just an individual who should be held responsible for a roadway collision, but also the company the driver was working for; or, a crash might result from roads poorly maintained by a municipality or a problem with one of the motor vehicles involved. Our legal team will examine all aspects of your crash and determine who was negligent.
Insurance companies are out to save money by paying out as little as possible, so having a lawyer fight for you to get the compensation you deserve often makes the value of your claim much greater. Without a lawyer, the insurance company knows a lawsuit is not on the table and doesn’t feel pressured to pay you what you deserve. Our legal team understands how insurance companies work and knows how to negotiate with them.
Amarillo Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Payouts for a successful motor vehicle accident claim can vary greatly. The severity of the medial injuries, total cost of medical bills, cost for future treatment, lost wages, whether you will be able to work again, and the pain and suffering you experience will all be taken into account to determine what you can expect to receive. Our team at Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP fights for the maximum amount, whether dealing with an insurance company in the claims process or if we take your case to trial.
We know being seriously injured in an accident can be a terrible experience. Our goal is to make the legal process to obtain compensation as painless as possible so you can focus on healing. We will work hard to hold those who are responsible accountable and get you the highest amount possible for your damages. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Texas motor vehicle accident, contact Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP today.