If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, you may be facing unexpected bills and considerable pain and suffering. If your accident was another driver’s fault, they are liable to provide fair compensation. Even so, collecting these payments requires proving fault for an accident as well as demonstrating how the incident has affected your life.
A Jacinto City car accident lawyer from our firm could help you with this process. We are prepared to take the lead on your case so that you can focus on making your best recovery.
Who Can Demand Compensation After a Car Crash?
All drivers in Jacinto City and around the state assume a duty to protect others whenever they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Of course, this duty extends towards other drivers. However, it also requires motorists to protect:
- Bike riders
- Passengers within their own cars
In short, any person who suffers an injury because of a person’s poor driving has the right to seek out compensation. Our legal team is ready to talk with you today, regardless of your position as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian.
For a legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Jacinto City, call 713-225-1900
What Forms of Compensation Might You Be Able to Collect After a Car Accident?
The law says that an at-fault driver must provide compensation to all people who suffer injuries because of their actions. In order to do this, the victim needs to show how a car accident has affected their life. Accordingly, many damages following a car accident fall into one of three categories.
Reimbursement for Medical Bills
Many car accident cases center around a physical injury. These can be injuries that require only a single trip to the emergency room or those that cause permanent disabilities.
In every event, an at-fault driver or their insurance company must provide reimbursement for all treatment that you required because of the accident. This can include:
- An ambulance ride
- Emergency room treatment
- Physical rehabilitation
- Chiropractic care
An attorney will help you to gather the relevant medical bills and records to prove the extent of your physical injuries and the corresponding costs.
In many situations, a car accident results in an injury that jeopardizes a person’s ability to return to work. This can take the form of a temporary injury that keeps a person off the job for a few weeks or months or situations where the incident caused a permanent disability. In either event, an at-fault driver is responsible for compensating victims for this lost income.
Just as important as physical injuries are the effects that car accidents can have on your emotional well-being. It is not unusual for people to experience flashbacks, nightmares, and other forms of trauma that reduce their quality of life.
While it can be difficult to place a dollar value on these experiences, a car accident lawyer from our firm is prepared to help you to demand appropriate compensation.
Jacinto City Car Accident Attorney 713-225-1900
Proving Fault for a Crash is the First Step Toward Collecting Compensation
While it is true that a driver owes a duty of protection to all other people on the road, the burden lies on injured people to show how another driver was the cause of the accident.
This is especially important when we consider the state’s modified comparative negligence doctrine. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33.003, juries in these cases will evaluate the actions of all parties involved in car crashes and assign blame accordingly.
As a result, it is vital to be able to prove that another driver was solely responsible for the crash. Your lawyer can provide more information about this process and take the lead in demonstrating that another driver was to blame for the accident. This includes collecting all relevant evidence and placing it within the framework of the law.
Texas Law Places a Time Limit on All Car Accident Cases
A final key concept in car accident cases is the statute of limitations. This is a state law that places a time limit on all parties looking to collect compensation for their losses.
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, this time limit is two years. This means that if an injured person has not yet filed a lawsuit for compensation in a local court by this time, any future lawsuit is likely to end in failure.
Making matters worse, insurance companies that realize that the statute of limitations has expired are unlikely to participate in any settlement negotiations. Speak with your lawyer as soon as you are comfortable.
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You Don’t Need to Worry About How You Will Afford Legal Help
Our team takes cases with no upfront fees or retainers. We advance the costs of your case and you only pay us for our time if you recover compensation. We take our payment out of your settlement or award at the end of your case.
Call the Attorneys Blass Law for Guidance Regarding Your Case
The law gives you a limited time following a car accident to demand payments. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can protect your legal right to compensation. Give us a call today at (713) 225-1900 to learn more.