COMPASSIONATE ADVOCATES FOR THE INJURED
Our experienced attorneys represent injured car wreck victims across Texas and Oklahoma allowing victims to focus on the road to recovery.
In car wreck cases, most insurance claims are made against large insurance companies with numerous resources and a team of attorneys. Victims are at a significant disadvantage, often unaware of the proper procedures.
The sooner we get involved in your case, the better. Our team will also help you with the following:
- Setting up your insurance claim.
- Retaining any experts necessary to develop your case.
- Preparing a demand for the insurance company.
- Negotiating a settlement on your behalf; and
- Litigating your case in court if necessary for a more favorable result.
After a car wreck, it’s generally advisable to prioritize your immediate safety and well-being. We recommend this sequence of actions:
1. Ensure safety
Check yourself and others involved in the accident for injuries and call emergency services if necessary. If it’s safe to do so, move your vehicle out of the flow of traffic to prevent further accidents or hazards.
2. Seek medical attention
Even if you don’t believe you’re seriously injured, it’s important to get a medical evaluation after a car wreck. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Document all medical evaluations, treatments, and expenses related to the accident.
3. Exchange information
Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. This includes names, phone numbers, insurance company names, policy numbers, and license plate numbers.
4. Document the Scene
Take photos or videos of the accident scene, including the positions of the vehicles, damage sustained, road conditions, and any visible injuries. This documentation can serve as valuable evidence later.
5. Consult an Attorney
If you’ve sustained injuries, there is a dispute regarding liability, or the insurance company is offering a settlement that seems unfair, it may be beneficial to consult with a personal injury attorney.
Do not admit fault. Wait to discuss your case with your attorney to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.
How much could your car accident be worth?
The value of a car wreck settlement can vary significantly based on several factors. Our main goal is to prioritize getting back to your life as it was before the car accident. We look at a few things when considering how to accomplish this goal.
The determination of fault or liability is a crucial factor. If the other party is found to be fully or partially at fault for the accident, it may strengthen your claim and potentially increase the settlement value.
2. Severity of injuries
The extent and severity of your injuries play a significant role in assessing the value of a settlement. This includes both immediate and long-term medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages due to time off work, and any potential future medical treatment or care.
3. Medical expenses
The total cost of medical treatment, including emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, therapy, and rehabilitation, is considered when determining the value of a settlement.
4. Property damage
The value of the property damage to your vehicle and other personal property is typically included in the settlement calculation. This can involve repairs or replacement costs.
5. Lost wages and earning capacity
If the accident resulted in missed work or a diminished ability to work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or future loss of earning capacity.
6. Pain and suffering
Non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life, may be factored into the settlement value. Calculating these damages can be subjective and typically involves considering the severity of the injuries and their impact on your quality of life.
The available insurance coverage of the at-fault party plays a role in determining the maximum settlement amount. If the responsible party has limited insurance or is uninsured, it may impact the potential recovery.