The Car Accident Lawyer Austin Trusts to Fight for Them
A car or truck accident can only take a matter of seconds, but the impact can last a lifetime. At The Cagle Law Firm, P.C., our Austin car accident attorneys will help you understand your rights and explore all avenues of potential compensation.
Representing Car Accident Victims In Austin And Throughout Texas
Car accidents can result in serious injuries that may cause long-term health issues as well as significant financial harm. Our lawyers have represented victims with the following types of injuries:
- Head injuries, including concussions and facial scarring;
- Neck and back injuries, including herniated discs, fractured vertebrae, traumatic compression fractures, and other spinal cord damage;
- Fractures or broken bones;
- Lacerations or bruises;
- Torn meniscus in the knee;
- Shoulder injuries, including torn rotator cuffs and other ligament and muscle injuries to the shoulder; and,
- Internal injuries.
What To Do After a Car Accident in Austin
Car accidents can be scary and traumatizing. Our Austin car accident lawyers can can handle the complex issues involving your insurance company and other legal matters so you can focus on getting better.
Below are our tips on what action to take after being involved in a car accident.
- Call the police immediately and report the accident.
- Most importantly, seek medical attention right away. Often times, people involved in a car crash do not feel pain immediately at the scene of the collision, and assume they will be OK, only to wake up the next day in severe pain. Don’t risk it. Whether it is an ambulance ride, an emergency room visit, or simply going to your family doctor immediately after the collision, get seen by a physician. Your health is too important to risk it.
- Get information from the other drivers involved in the crash, including their insurance information.
- Collect evidence or document any notes about what may have caused the crash. This may include getting contact information from witnesses.
- Take photographs of the scene of the collision, the vehicles involved, and any signs of injury.
Do not speak to the insurance company – they are not there to help you. Instead, call us. We are here for you and can make sure your insurance company as well as the other motorist’s insurance company do not take advantage of you and your right to receive fair compensation.
Our lawyers will help you through every step in this process. We will collect evidence from the scene of the accident and obtain your medical records to document the extent and nature of your injuries. This information helps us build a strong injury claim to help you receive the maximum benefits and compensation available under Texas law.
Do You Have A Case?
If you have been injured, and it was someone else’s fault, you may have a case. In Texas, you have a case if you were injured by someone else’s negligence. “Negligence” in the car wreck case means: the other driver failed to do something that a reasonable driver would have done under the circumstances, and that failure caused your injury. There are many different strategies a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer can use to hold negligent drivers accountable for their reckless actions. It is important to note that every case is unique and depends on a variety of factors when determining the value of your case.
Your Rights After An Accident
You have a right to have the negligent driver’s insurance company to pay for your car to be repaired at a facility you choose, and you may be entitled to other post-accident benefits like having a rental car provided. Austin car accident victims may also be able to recover damages to help pay for medical expenses in the past and in the future, physical impairment and disfigurement, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For permanent injuries, car accident victims may also be able to recover damages for lost earning capacity—that is—an inability to earn a living at the same salary or pay rate you could before the injury.
Who Can Be Held Liable After a Car Accident?
Auto accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. Sometimes accidents just happen. But the reality is that most car accidents –about 90%–are preventable. That means that 90% of the time, a car accident would not occur if everyone behind the wheel was paying attention and driving in a reasonable manner.
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence you are entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and physical impairment. “Negligent” drivers can mean people that are driving and not paying attention, or are otherwise driving in an unreasonable manner-whether speeding, texting and driving, drunk driving, or just being plain reckless behind the wheel.
Texas law holds negligent and careless drivers responsible when they cause a car accident. Our attorneys handle accidents caused by:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving, including speeding or running a red light
- Drowsy driving
- Texting and driving
Drivers who exhibit these behaviors (and companies that put reckless drivers behind the wheel) can be held responsible for the injuries and damage they cause. We use this information to determine who can be held liable for your injuries, which can include the driver involved in the accident as well as other individuals or companies whose negligence may have contributed to the crash. We will never pressure you to take an unreasonable settlement.
Common Causes Of Motor Vehicle Accidents
The most common causes of car accidents that can be cited in a personal injury claim as negligence include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, drowsy driving, failing to follow traffic laws such as speeding or running a red light, and failing to comply with state or federal safety rules while driving a commercial vehicle, semi-truck, or operating a city or state vehicle.
Delayed Pain After a Car Accident
When you are involved in a car wreck, it is common for pain to appear hours or even days after the car wreck. This is because the initial shock of being in the wreck releases endorphins into your body, which can mask the pain and other symptoms of injuries. Additionally, you have a lot of adrenaline once you are involved in a car accident.
Some of the most common delayed injuries in a car wreck are these:
- Whiplash and Muscle Strains-Symptoms to look for include:
- Reduced range of motion;
- Pain and stiffness in arms, shoulders, and legs;
- Muscle spasms; and,
- Numbness or weakness.
- Concussions-Symptoms to look for include:
- Headaches and loss of balance;
- Blurred or double vision;
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Confusion; and,
It is never too late to seek medical attention after a car accident, but it is better to seek medical attention right away. Your health is too important to put at risk.
Trusted Accident Attorneys in Austin
Negligent and careless drivers are not always easy to spot on the road. Unfortunately, these dangerous drivers can cause serious car accidents resulting in injuries to innocent people who never see it coming.
Our accident attorneys care about protecting the rights of victims. We understand how challenging life can be after being injured in a preventable accident. We provide expert legal advice based on years of experience to help you receive fair compensation.
You don’t have to go through this difficult time on your own. Our law firm provides personalized, attentive legal advice. We are known for getting results. Contact us online or call us at 888-353-3619 or 512-371-6101 to discuss your case.