Plano Car Accident Attorney
According to a crash statistics report by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), one reportable motor vehicle crash happens every 56 seconds, one person gets injured in a crash approximately every two minutes, and one person dies in a crash every two hours and 26 minutes. A car accident could scar your body and your mental/emotional health, or worse, leave you grieving for a loved one’s untimely death. All these could negatively impact your quality of life now and in the future.
Following a minor car accident, recovering compensation from the liable party’s insurance carrier is usually fairly straightforward. But when recovering compensation for car accidents where life-changing injuries or deaths are involved, you should definitely consider working with an experienced Plano car accident attorney. Your attorney will investigate the accident thoroughly and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your losses.
Protecting Your Legal Rights After a Car Accident
At The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C., our experienced car accident lawyers offer compassionate and aggressive representation in pursuit of fair recovery for car accident victims and survivors. If possible, you can help protect your claim by:
- Getting proper and prompt treatment for your injuries and following all the doctor’s discharge instructions.
- Ensuring that you have photo and video evidence of the accident scene, injuries, information of the liable party, witness information, and a copy of the police report.
- Refusing to give recorded statements to the liable party’s insurance provider because they will try to use anything you say to them against you in an attempt to lower your settlement compensation or even deny your claim.
- Reaching out to our Plano car accident attorney for your next steps.
Car Accidents FAQs
How Long Do I have to File a Car Accident Claim in TX?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing car accident claims is two years, starting from the date of the accident. This means that failing to settle within these two years will result in losing your right to seek compensation from the liable party.
How Do Attorneys Get Paid?
Reputable car accident attorneys do not charge clients for initial consultations. When you choose our attorneys to fight for you, we will work with you on a contingency fee agreement. Put simply, you won’t have to pay us for any legal fees until we successfully settle your claim or win it in a lawsuit. This means that we don’t get paid if we fail to settle your car accident claim.
What Happens if the Driver who Hit Me Doesn’t Have Insurance?
You have several options to recover money if you were in a car accident with a driver who is uninsured or doesn’t have sufficient coverage to cover all your losses. You could turn to your health insurance plan and pay the remaining expenses out of pocket. However, this will only cover injuries and not property damage, lost wages, and related damages. You can also use your uninsured or uninsured motorist insurance, medical payments (MedPay) coverage, or your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. You can also consider filing a personal injury claim against the driver.
Take note, however, that the majority of uninsured drivers might not have the funds to cover your losses, so you might not receive proper compensation even if you file a car accident claim against them. But, depending on the specific circumstances of your case, filing a claim against other parties that contributed to the crash might be possible. These parties can include:
- The car manufacturer
- The car owner, if the driver doesn’t own the car
- The company that the driver works for
- A mechanic who worked on the car recently
A Plano car accident attorney will investigate the car accident and determine any other parties that may have contributed to the crash.
What Does a Car Accident Claim Cover?
A car accident claim in Texas usually covers the following damages:
- Past and Future Medical Bills: You can seek compensation for immediate and qualified future medical expenses in your car accident claim. These also include hospitalization, tests, medications, therapies, and assistive devices, etc., required for your recovery.
- Loss of Earnings: You can recover money for all the days you missed work because of your injuries, including perks, benefits, paid leaves, and even lost earning opportunities.
- Property Damage Value: This can include expenses for repairing your car, the bill for the rental vehicle yo for these, including depression, sleep disorders, anxiety, PTSand work-related fringe benefits that you were afforded through your injured or dead loved one.
- Loss of Companionship or Consortium: This refers to losing the relationship benefits of your injured or dead loved one, pre-injury or deatht attorneys, you can increase your odds of a fair and successful car accident settlement. Contact us online or call us at 972-380-4444 so we can review your claim for free.