Being involved in an automobile accident is one of the most traumatic events that can occur in life. An auto accident can put your health and ability to work in jeopardy. Your vehicle may be seriously damaged or completly destroyed. At a time when your attention should be solely focused on recovering from your injuries, a host of problems need to be promptly addressed.
Profit driven insurance companies will often try to "low ball" settlement offers way too early in the claim or will wrongfully try to place some or all of the blame for the accident upon you soley to try to save money. It is important to speak to an attorney before you speak to the insuarnce company and as soon as possible after an accident occurs to insure that all your legal rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries.
In Texas, car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2014, there were more than 3,000 fatal crashes in Texas, and of those killed in these accidents, nearly 1,200 of them were occupants of small passenger vehicles. Many fatal accidents occur because a driver is speeding or is not obeying traffic laws or because a driver is inexperienced or distracted, or because someone involved is driving under the influence of alcohol.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Texas, be sure to seek proper medical treatment right away. If you find that you’re facing mounting medical expenses, lost wages, or other damages, after you’ve sought treatment, you should also think about consulting with an experienced Texas Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney as soon as possible after your accident. The attorneys at Robins Cloud LLP are here help you, and we’ll make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for any injuries or other damages you’ve sustained as a result of the accident.
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If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know that it can be very disorienting and stressful, but you also know that it’s important that you try to remain calm and collected. Receiving medical attention for any injuries you’ve sustained should be your first priority, but you should also determine whether anyone else involved in the accident also needs medical treatment. If you believe anyone is in need of emergency medical attention, contact 911 right away. If you were not injured, or your injuries are only minor, you should also think about taking the following steps:
It’s important to note that while law enforcement may arrive at the scene of the accident, you should not rely on them to collect all of the information that you might need should you decide to file a claim or a lawsuit later on. Thus, if you are able, you should try to follow these steps as best you can.
If you or a loved one sustained severe injuries during the accident, it is probably very likely that extensive medical treatment may be necessary. However, be aware that even if your injuries were only minor, you should also see a doctor or other health care provider. A bigger problem could be lurking behind any bump or bruise that you received, such as a concussion or internal bleeding. No matter what, you should be treated right away or as soon as possible after the accident, and when you do, make sure to hold onto any medical records and bills, particularly if your treatment is ongoing.
In addition to seeking proper medical treatment, you should also file a claim with your insurance company fairly soon after the accident so that you don’t lose any rights to compensation under your policy. If you are unsure whether an insurance claim is necessary, or if you have any questions regarding your claim, our experienced Texas Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys are here to help you and can answer any of your questions.
Dealing with significant medical expenses or therapy costs, or with your damaged or totaled vehicle after an accident is stressful, and it’s not helpful when you’re trying to recover. An experienced Texas Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney can deal with the insurance and legal side of things and help you obtain the compensation you need to alleviate your financial stress.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. What this means is that you have to file your lawsuit within two years of the date of your car accident. A year may seem like enough time for you to decide whether to file a lawsuit, but it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney soon after the accident. By consulting with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident, your memory will be fresh, and you’ll be able to remember more details. Moreover, if your particular car accident case is complex, it may take more time for our attorneys and experts to determine who might be at fault.
If you’ve been in a car accident, you should consult with an experienced Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney right away. The attorneys at Robins Cloud LLP have the knowledge and the resources to fight for your rights and to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact our Texas office today at 713-650-1200 or toll free at 866-517-9520, or fill out the form on our website and learn what we can do for you.
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Insurance companies have armies of attorneys and decades of experience processing automobile accident claims. It is the insurance company's sole objective to pay you less than your claim is worth so that they can maximize their company's profit. They are counting on your lack of experience and knoweledge about your legal rights. They are hopeful that you do not speak to an attorney to obtain advice about the accident. They will act like they care but they are wolves in sheeps clothing and they know every trick in the book. How can you even the playing field? It is critically important that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident especially if you have never been in an accident. Speak to an attorney before you speak to the insurance company. In many cases, the claim may be unfairly contested or the insurance company will be acting unreasonably. The award winning attorneys at Robins Cloud would be honored to speak to you about your accident, free of charge, to insure that you have a basic understanding about the claims process and if they decide to take your case, will insure that all your legal rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries. Do not be victimized by a greedy insurance company; get an experienced lawyer who will fight for your rights and attempt to maximize your recovery and obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
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When you choose Robins Cloud LLP to handle your automobile case, our knowledgeable attorneys and experts will work hard to make sure you obtain the compensation you deserve, which may include:
It does not matter whether you case settles outside of court or goes to trial, at Robins Cloud LLP, our attorneys will work hard to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
At the scene of the accident, it is important to do several things, if possible, to insure that sufficient evidence will be available to prove your claim in case the insurance company acts unreasonably or the case must proceed to trial.
Second, make sure you speak to all witnesses and obtain their contact information. Do this even if the police speak to the witnesses as many police reports contain errors or even completley omit important witness information.
Third, do not speak to anybody, except the police officer taking the report, about how the accident occurred until you have spoken to an attorney. In the law, what you say can be used against you and a statement must be accurate and precise to avoid ambiguity or vagueness. A badly worded statement can lead to a claim being unnecessarily contested by the insurance company or can decrease the value of the claim. You have a right to have an attorney present when you speak to an insurance company during your statement.
Fourth, obtain medical examination as soon as practicable. Often, a person does not feel pain at the scene of an accident because adrenaline is pumping. Adrenaline can mask pain. Even if you are not aware that you are injured or think your injuries are minor, you should refrain from telling anyone that you "are fine" or "I'm not injured" and instead reply that you will seek medical attention to determine if you have been injured. In the age of the smart phone, it is possible that you are being recorded and saying "I'm not injured" at the accident scene is often sufficient ground for an insurance company to deny your claim completely even if it is determined by a medical professional later on that you suffered injury.
Fifth, take as many photos as you can even if police take photos. Often, evidence is lost because the accident scene is not properly documented. If it is possible, take a photo of the vehicles at their point of rest after the accident, debris fields, your visible injuries, and the other vehicle(s) involved in the accident.
Finally, get as much information as you can at the scene of an accident as possibe. Do not rely on police to do this as they often will refuse to take a written report or, if a report is taken, the report will contain serious errors or omit important information. Speak to an attorney as soon as practicable after an accident to insure that you have sufficient information to proceed with your claim and so that you can feel confident that the claim process will go smoothly.