There are many types of automobile accidents. For example, a wreck caused by a defendant driving too fast constitutes negligence and allows the victim the opportunity to seek a recovery for damages; that includes medical bills, lost wages, physical impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
Negligence can also be in the form of running a stop sign or red light, failure to signal a turn, driver inattention, illegal lane change, failure to yield right of way, following too closely, fatigued or sleeping driver, and many others.
Uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage picks up the damages where the insurance of the defendant runs out. The minimum policy required in Texas for liability coverage is $30,000, but it doesn’t take many trips to the ER, MRI’s, or doctor visits to exceed that policy limit.
As the victim of a car wreck, you may make a claim under your UIM policy, but this must be done correctly to avoid possibly forfeiting your UIM coverage completely. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to navigate all this, and to handle your claim to maximize your recovery.
If you don’t have UIM coverage please consider getting it through your insurance agent. If you have questions about this process please contact us.
One of the most dangerous problems today is drivers using cell phones; we have all seen it happen. You know when you’re following one of these people on the road, and a momentary lapse in attention is all it takes to kill or injure another person.
There are many other distractions that can cause driving accidents. Daydreaming, picking something up from the floorboard, or tending to a child are simple activities that can cause a serious wreck.
Juries are typically very sympathetic to victims who have been affected by drunk driving, and that can be very helpful to the injured party.
A criminal conviction for vehicular homicide or manslaughter increases the chance for a favorable result.
A lawyer who knows how to obtain the relevant information and how to use it can be very valuable. Demonstrative evidence like photographs of the devastation or of the area where the accident occurred can be powerful.
Even a seemingly minor car accident can change your life. The injuries you sustain can significantly impact your ability to work and your quality of life. If you’ve been involved in an accident, you need an auto injury attorney to negotiate a fair settlement with insurance companies and other involved parties. Jon L. Anderson is a top car injury attorney with a winning record for getting his clients fair payouts. You deserve a car accident injury lawyer with experience who will fight hard to make sure you and your family are taken care of. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your case!