At The Cagle Law Firm, P.C., we understand the challenges you and your family may face after being injured in an accident. We are a highly successful personal injury firm representing victims of accidents throughout Texas and across the United States.
Our attorneys understand the complex nature of personal injury claims and what legal options are available after an accident. We can protect your rights and explore all avenues to obtain compensation to help you and your loved ones recover after being injured through the negligence of another.
You probably have many questions about what you should do after an accident and what legal remedies are available to protect you and your family’s future. If you have been in a car accident, before you speak with any insurance company, please see our recommendations on what to do immediately after a car accident.
Listed below are some frequently asked questions we have answered for you. For more detailed explanations, please contact our office and set up your free consultation.
Do I 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.
What Are My 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 wreck 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, Texas 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?
The driver that caused the accident can be held responsible for your injuries. Many times, the company the driver was working for at the time of the accident can also be held accountable for the injuries and damages their negligent driver caused. If the negligent driver was intoxicated at the time of the collision and he or she was drinking at a restaurant or bar, that restaurant or bar may also be named as a defendant in a lawsuit. Cases against a bar or restaurant for overserving a customer alcohol are referred to as “dram shop” cases and can be extremely complex cases. An attorney experienced in handling such cases should be consulted as soon as possible.
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.
Our personal injury lawyers provide high-quality, skilled representation. We will always put your needs first, and we work hard to protect your best interests. Our law firm provides free consultations. Contact us online or call us at 888-353-3619 or 512-371-6101 to discuss your personal injury matter.