What You Need to Know About Car Accidents in Texas

What You Need to Know About Car Accidents in Texas

Car accidents can cause severe physical and emotional harm that can bring about substantial medical expenses, long-term medical treatment, and even lost wages. Victims may want to consider their legal options if they are faced with significant injuries and financial burdens. Reach out to our Houston personal injury attorneys at The Gonzalez Group to learn about how our legal team can help if you’ve been hurt in a car accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should injured drivers do after car accidents?

If you are involved in a car accident in Texas, there are a number of important steps you should follow to increase your chances at winning a future personal injury claim:

  • Call 911 and file a police report.
  • Collect insurance information from the other motorist.
  • Take photos and videos of both vehicles and other damaged property as a result of the accident.
  • Receive any medical attention necessary and be sure to obtain documentation from your doctor outlining your injuries sustained.
  • Finally, contact a skilled Houston personal injury attorney from The Gonzalez Law Group to assess your case and take appropriate steps forward.

How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?

All personal injury cases must be filed within two years of the date of the accident in Texas. If you do not file within the two year period, you will be unable to recover the compensation you deserve. Call The Gonzalez Law Group to get started on your case today.

Personal Injury Protection in Texas

Auto insurance companies in Texas are required to offer Personal Injury Protection, or PIP. PIP covers your medical expenses and some lost wages post-car accident. Drivers are not obligated to purchase PIP and can choose another form of coverage.

Negligent Drivers

One of the most common causes of car accidents in Texas stem from driver negligence. If you were hurt in an accident as a result of driver negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Some examples of driver negligence include:

  • Dangerous lane changes
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Drowsy driving
  • Illegal turns
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Texting while driving

Will my car accident case go to trial?

Most car accident cases will not go to trial, however, the attorneys at The Gonzalez Law Group prepare each case as if it will. We cannot promise that the case will not go to trial, however; we will do everything we can to resolve the case before a trial is necessary. If a trial is a necessary step, our firm’s expertise in car accident cases will fight for the compensation you deserve.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED HOUSTON FIRM

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. 

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