Following a car accident, it is understandable to feel distressed. If you suffered significant injuries due to another driver’s negligence, it only makes your situation harder. You may not know the best steps to take and might now have significant worries about your health and finances. You deserve justice and financial compensation, and you do not have to handle the aftermath of an auto accident on your own.
A Texas car accident lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm stands ready to hear from you and take care of your case while you recover. We can do all the heavy lifting. Call us today at (800) 223-5115 for a free, no-risk case review with a representative of our firm.
Auto Accidents and Common Injuries
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), more than 256,000 people suffered injuries in motor vehicle crashes statewide in 2019, with 3,610 losing their lives.
These car accidents happened in many ways and resulted in all types of injuries. No matter how your accident occurred, we want to hear from you. Some common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Fatigued driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to follow the rules of the road
- Defective parts
The different types of car accidents include:
- Rear-end crashes
- T-bone collisions
- Head-on collisions
Meanwhile, the types of injuries you could suffer in a car accident include:
- Broken bones
- Sprains and bruises
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Dislocated joints
A car accident lawyer can investigate your accident, determine its cause, and identify the liable party or parties. Our team has dedicated itself for decades to fighting for car accident victims and achieving the best possible outcome.
Involvement in a car accident can mean enduring mounting medical bills, and you should not have to suffer these financial damages. We believe the at-fault driver should pay for treatment and property damages, not you.
We do not shy away from tough cases, so let’s get to work on your case today. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for your free case review with a team member.
We Can Build a Strong Case on Your Behalf
A Texas car accident lawyer will use their resources to create a solid case to obtain the financial award you deserve after experiencing a preventable accident. They could perform the following actions and more as your legal advocate.
Negotiate with Insurance Companies
Life directly after a car accident can feel chaotic, and you do not need to make things worse by dealing with the other driver’s insurance company. An insurance adjuster is not on your side. They will likely use manipulative tactics to reduce the amount of money they must pay you. They will conduct a separate investigation of the accident and try to find ways to shift part of the blame onto you to reduce the compensation owed to you under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 33.001.
A car accident lawyer familiar with dealing with insurance adjusters can negotiate with them to get you a reasonable settlement. You might not want to accept an offer from an adjuster without speaking to a lawyer first, as you risk not recovering compensation for the full extent of your damages. A personal injury attorney can review any settlement offer and renegotiate terms. If they cannot agree on a settlement, they can litigate the case in court.
Collect Evidence and Obtain Important Documents
A car accident lawyer will work to prove the other driver acted negligently in causing the crash by doing the following:
- Visiting the accident scene to take photos.
- Searching for available video surveillance footage.
- Taking photographs of the damage to your vehicle.
- Speaking to your doctor with your permission and gathering your medical records to show the connection between your injuries and the accident.
- Getting a copy of the police report as it contains crucial details regarding the accident.
Interview Witnesses and Hire Accident Reconstructionists and Medical Experts
If you, a friend, or a family member spoke with witnesses to the crash and took down their contact information, they could prove helpful as they might have relevant information to share with us that strengthens your case. If necessary, we can also hire someone to recreate the accident and illustrate the other party’s negligence that led to the accident. We might even find a medical expert to provide testimony about the extent of your injuries that potentially leads to you getting a financial award that covers all your expenses.
Receiving a Financial Award
In an insurance settlement or court award, you could recover compensation for any of the following economic or noneconomic damages, depending on your losses:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Disability or disfigurement
- Lost business opportunities
- Lifecare costs
The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Texas
In Texas, a car accident victim generally has two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. You might not want to wait long after an accident to take legal action. If you let time run out, the court will likely bar you from seeking restitution.
The sooner you get legal help, the sooner a personal injury lawyer can start fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve. The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm works on contingency, so you owe us nothing up front. Only if we win your case will we get paid; we take our fee as a percentage of your settlement or award.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Wants to Hear From You
A Texas car accident lawyer can help get your life back on track after a devastating crash. Call the team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 223-5115 for your free case assessment. We are here to defend your rights and answer any questions you might have.