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CAR ACCIDENT

As per the Texas Department of Transportation, 254,415 individuals suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident in 2017. Sadly, in 2018, there were 0 deathless days on Texas roads.

Every driver has a duty to follow the rules of the road in order to prevent a serious accident from taking place. Unfortunately, not everyone is responsible or cares about others on the road. When a negligent driver gets behind the wheel, their actions can leave innocent victims suffering substantial physical, emotional and financial damages.

Whether the result of a negligent driver, an error, dangerous road conditions, mechanical failure or hazardous weather, a car accident can turn your life upside down.

But you do NOT have to face this challenge alone. If you or someone you love has fallen victim to the reckless actions of another party, know that you have the right to pursue compensation from those who have harmed you with the help of our car accident attorney at the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC.

Reach out to the dependable and trustworthy McAllen personal injury attorney, Ryan C. Solis, now at (956) 686-9800 for a FREE case evaluation.    

Factors That Can Affect the Severity of Your Injury

The severity of your injuries can vary based on a number of different factors including: 

      • Seatbelts – Whether or not you are wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident can have a huge effect on how severe your injuries are. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that seatbelts can help reduce serious injuries by as much as 50 percent.

      • The location of impact – Where your vehicle is hit – whether on the side, rear or front – can also make a major difference in the type of injury you suffer. 

      • The position you are facing – Depending on the way you are facing, this could cause strains or soft tissue damage. 

      • The speed at which the accident takes place – While higher speed accidents are likely to cause much more serious damage and injuries, even slower car wrecks can cause victims substantial pain and suffering. 

      • Whether airbags deployed – Airbags can help to reduce the risk of suffering a serious head, neck or chest injury. An airbag that does NOT deploy can lead to an individual striking their head against the steering wheel or other portion of the vehicle, which can lead to a concussion or traumatic brain injury. 

Injuries Commonly Suffered by Victims of Car Accidents

Victims that face injuries as a result of a car accident caused by an irresponsible driver may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages they have suffered. Some of the most common injuries suffered as a result of a car crash include:  

  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Lacerations (cuts caused by broken glass)
  • Whiplash
  • Injuries that require amputation
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal organ injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Spinal cord injury (SPI)
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

Regardless if you believe that your injuries are minor, it is important to seek out medical attention. Some injuries may not begin to affect you until hours or days after the accident. Not only will medical attention help to protect your health, but any documentation provided to you at this time can be used as evidence should you decide to file a personal injury claim. 

If you are worried about how you will obtain medical attention, seek a FREE consultation with the McAllen car accident attorney at the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC.

Texas Car Accident Laws

If you or a loved one have fallen victim to a car accident and want to hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions, know that there are laws specific to the state of Texas that can affect how you go about making your claim. 

 
  • The statute of limitations set for a victim to file a claim over injuries suffered in a car accident is two (2) years from the date of the event. Since the investigation of a crash can take some time, victims should seek out legal aid as soon as possible following the accident.

  • Even if you were partially at fault in the accident, you may still be eligible to pursue compensation. Texas abides by the “modified comparative fault” rule. This rule allows a plaintiff to recover damages reduced by the percentage of which they held fault. For example, if the accumulation of damages in your unique case totals $100,000, and you were found to be 10 percent at fault in the accident, then the amount you are eligible to recover is limited to $90,000. It is important to note that individuals who are more than 50 percent at fault for their own accident will not qualify to pursue compensation from another involved party.

  • If a person should be injured or killed in a crash, or a vehicle is totaled beyond repair, the Texas Transportation Code section 550.026 states that drivers must report such accidents to the authorities immediately.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Here at the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC, we know the pain and stress caused by a car accident can be difficult to cope with. Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be challenging, and the process to secure justice and compensation can be complex. But there are certain steps you should be aware of to give yourself the best chance at having a valid claim, including: 

  • Seek medical attention immediately. An ambulance may arrive at the scene to assist those badly hurt in a wreck. If your injuries are minor, consider seeing the doctor yourself immediately after the accident. Visiting the doctor can determine the probability of delayed injury. Be sure to keep records of documentation and follow any treatment plan as prescribed.

  • Gather evidence at the scene. If you are not injured and can safely do so, begin collecting evidence at the scene of the accident, including the other driver’s insurance information, the license plate numbers of all vehicles involved, pictures of the scene of the accident and the identification information of any police officer investigating the accident so that you can later secure the accident report.

  • Gather witness information: If any witnesses were present at the scene of the accident, ask them for their name and contact information. Eye witness testimonies provide an unbiased account of the accident that may be useful as evidence to support your claim.

  • Refrain from making a statement. Insurance adjusters may try to pull a statement from you so they can twist your words and use them against you. Know that early offers may be attempts to trick you into accepting a lower settlement value than you deserve. Speak with an attorney to know your claim’s worth and to protect yourself against an adjuster’s manipulative tactics.

  •  Seek legal representation. The sooner you call the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC, the easier your accident recovery will come. Our team has the necessary knowledge and resources to help victims recover maximum compensation from the negligent party who caused them harm. 

How to File a Texas Car Accident Claimt

If a negligent driver has caused an accident that brought you harm, you have every right to seek compensation for damages. In filing a personal injury claim, victims must bring about sufficient evidence of negligence. 

The following are three elements of negligence which can be used as tools to help qualify your personal injury claim:

 

  • Duty of care: All drivers owe a duty to follow the rules of the road in order to keep other drivers out of unreasonable danger. (Ex. A driver should maintain the speed limit in order to reduce the risk of collision.) 
  • Breach of duty: The defendant must have acted/failed to act in some way which caused them to breach the duty of care. (Ex. A driver was speeding through an intersection and failed to stop at a red light.)
  • Causation of injuries: The breach of the specific duty must correlate directly to your financial loss related injuries. (Ex. The impact of a driver who sped past a red light caused you to suffer a broken bone which led you to the hospital thereafter.)

As soon as you contact our skilled McAllen attorney, he will begin to investigate the accident for necessary evidence. Evidence can be acquired through photographs, eye witness accounts, police and accident reports, accident reconstruction and other sources.

Should the defendant and their insurance company refuse to take accountability for their fault in an accident, ask your attorney about filing a lawsuit.

A South Texas Car Accident Attorney Ready to Defend You

You can expect the following helpful services when you seek the quality services of our skilled and seasoned car accident attorney:

  • Connections to experts in the fields of investigation and accident reconstruction.
  • Help handling difficult insurance adjusters.
  • A team that pushes for your maximum compensation.
  • Firm representation in court if your case should go all the way to trial.
  • Close communication and transparency throughout the entire legal experience.

Do not settle for less than you deserve.

Car Accident Litigation by an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Car accidents are a traumatic experience to endure alone. However, with the right car accident attorney like Ryan from the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC, you won’t have to worry about how these expenses will be covered.

Contact our McAllen car accident attorney at (956) 686-9600 to schedule a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation.

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