This Thanksgiving Weekend, people all over the country will be traveling to spend time with their loved ones. Unfortunately, the high volume of traffic often results in a higher number of car accidents. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about car accidents, what to do after being injured in one, and how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most car accidents happen on Thanksgiving Weekend?
Car accidents are generally due to driver negligence, such as texting while driving, speeding, driving while fatigued, or otherwise disobeying the rules and regulations of the road. That being said, on Thanksgiving Weekend, since many people celebrate by consuming alcohol, there is a very good chance that there will be more accidents than usual due to driving while under the influence of alcohol. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to financial compensation.
What should I do if I am injured in a car accident?
If you are injured in a car accident, you should take the following steps to increase your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Call the police to the scene of the accident.
- Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
- Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Seek immediate medical treatment.
- Retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.
How long will I have to sue for an injury sustained in a car accident in Texas?
If you are injured in a car accident, you should take legal action against the liable party sooner, rather than later, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time you will have after your accident to sue the party responsible. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, which means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the claims process ahead. All you have to do is ask.
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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.