In today’s day and age, drivers are more distracted than ever. In fact, distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents here in the United States. Of course, distracted driving is a relatively broad term, and covers a wide array of negligent acts. For example, many people do their makeup while driving, they eat while driving, etc. However, the most common form of distracted driving that causes serious auto accidents in the United States is, of course, texting while driving. If you are someone who has been injured in an accident by a motorist that was texting while driving, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for compensation in a personal injury claim. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about car accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do after being injured in a car accident?
If you have been injured in a car accident, you should take the following steps, as long as you are physically capable:
- Call the police.
- Ask the driver for his or her insurance information, though keep conversation to a minimum and do not apologize in any way.
- Ask any witnesses for their name, phone number, and email address.
- Take pictures of any damaged property/vehicles.
- Obtain medical documentation concerning your injuries from your doctor.
- Hire an experienced Houston personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof, such as phone records to prove the motorist was texting and driving, surveillance footage of the accident, and more.
Can I wait to sue someone for an injury sustained in a car crash?
If you are injured in an accident, you may wish to simply wait and see if those injuries heal on their own, as you do not want to get caught up in the legalities of a potential lawsuit. That being said, if you are looking to sue someone for an injury, you will have to do so within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is typically two years, meaning all those who have been wrongly injured will have two years from the date of their accident to sue. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely get time-barred from suing. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Give us a call today so we can get started.
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We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.