San Antonio Car Accident Attorney
Texas Traffic Accident Statistics
As shown in statistics provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), more than 380,000 crashes occurred across the state in the year 2011. Of these accidents, more than 36% resulted in injury for one or more individuals. Most were average in severity, while others caused serious injuries. These statistics show how car accidents have come to be the top cause of personal injury claims in Texas and across the U.S.
Types of Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Although most vehicles are equipped with safety restraints and protective devices such as air bags, injuries are still very likely to occur in a crash. Seat belts and air bags can cause cuts, burns, and bruises. The impact of the crash can cause whiplash and back injuries. More-serious collisions could cause catastrophic injuries that result in long-term or permanent impairment. Examples include broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and severe burns. If you have received one of these injuries, then you may be able to recover your damage. Obtain more information from a San Antonio car accident lawyer at The Carlson Law Firm.
Types of Auto Accident Cases We Handle
Drunk Driving Accidents
Although individuals who drink and drive will face criminal penalties as well as license suspension, victims of DUI accidents can also file injury claims for financial compensation against the intoxicated driver. In some case, the victims may be able to file claims against a restaurant or bar due to Dram Shop laws.
Filing an Auto Accident Claim
Our firm can assist car accident victims from the initial filing process. There are many pitfalls that can occur during the claims process that our firm can help you avoid. If you are injured in a car accident, our firm can deal with the insurance companies for you.
These are among some of the most dangerous types of car accidents. Almost always, the person driving the vehicle in back is the one who will be held liable, but there are some unusual circumstances such as tail lights being out or backing out of a parking lot that might make determining liability difficult.
Texting and Driving Accidents
This is by far the most prevalent type of distracted driving in the United States. Although it is illegal to text and drive for only certain drivers in certain zones, it is always dangerous. If you were hit by a texting driver or a driver talking on their cell phone, contact our firm to learn about your rights as a victim.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
The Carlson Law Firm can assist if you were hit by an uninsured (UM) or underinsured (UIM) motorist. The firm may also be able to assist in the event of a hit-and-run accident, which is usually treated like an uninsured motorist claim.
Filing a Claim in San Antonio, TX
If you have been involved in a car crash, it is important to gather and preserve evidence to establish the liability of the other party or parties. You must also be sure to get proper medical documentation of your injuries and their severity so you can seek the compensation you deserve. At The Carlson Law Firm, we have full-time nurses and investigators on staff who can review your medical records and investigate the cause of your accident.
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