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Texas Fender Bender Accident Lawyer

Whether it’s the school pick-up, a brief visit to the store, or the usual work commute, fender benders occur on a daily basis. In fact, according to theTexas Department of Transportation crash report, 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 34 seconds in a traffic accident on Texas roadways in 2020.

Driver inattention is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in the State of Texas and leads to thousands of injuries each year. Even if a car accident may seem minor, rear-end collisions can cause serious physical injuries that may leave someone with long-term disabilities.

If you or a family member has been injured due to the negligence of another driver, you might be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered. We provide quality legal representation for Texans and their families, pursuing justice for their suffering and guiding them through the complex legal process to recover compensation for their injuries.

Contact Fielding Law to schedule a free case evaluation to learn how we can help you with your Texas fender bender case.

Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents in Texas

When a person is involved in a minor fender bender, some may think that the injuries may also be of no consequence. However, this is not always the case. 

A rear-end collision can leave a person with permanent injuries and chronic issues depending on the nature of the car accident. Injuries may be so severe that the injured party may require extended rehabilitation treatment or long-term care for their disabilities.

Common physical injuries caused by vehicle accidents might include:

Compensation Available for Personal Injury Cases in Texas

Victims of fender bender accidents not only have to cope with their physical injuries, but they also may deal with emotional trauma from the accident. Many car accident survivors require time off work and could lose their jobs, left to struggle with lost wages and mounting medical bills.

If you have been injured in a rear-end collision or another type of minor traffic accident involving a negligent party, you should not have to carry your burdens alone. Our car accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to pursue fair compensation for your losses.

Compensation that you might be eligible for includes:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Punitive damages
  • Loss of companionship

We understand the impact car crash injuries can have on a person’s quality of life, which is why we always fight aggressively for the maximum amount of compensation available. The key is to have the resources to identify the liable parties and to master the art of negotiation – which the Fielding Law team does.

We can answer your questions regarding your auto accident and help you seek justice for your personal injury case. Contact us for a free consultation.

What to Do When Involved in a Texas Fender Bender Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident, it can be overwhelming to know what to do at such a stressful time. Yet, your actions at the scene can have a direct impact on the outcome of your personal injury claim. 

When evaluating your case, insurance companies will analyze your behavior to determine whether you were at fault and if you are actually entitled to any compensation. They are working against you, so no matter what you do, take care to keep from jeopardizing your own claim.

We have outlined some important steps to take when involved in a Texas car accident:

  1. Check everyone is okay. Pull over to a safe area if possible and call 911 if anyone is seriously injured.
  2. Immediately report the accident to the police. Texas legislation requires drivers involved in an accident that results in injuries, property damage, or death, to immediately report the accident to the police. You can use the police report to support your personal injury case.
  3. Exchange information with the other driver. When it is unclear who was at fault, we may feel the need to apologize for our part, but it is crucial that you do not apologize or make comments that may imply you are at fault. Remain calm and gather information from the other driver such as name, contact details, vehicle registration, driver’s license number, and insurance policy number.
  4. Gather evidence at the accident scene, Take pictures and video footage of the accident and the surrounding area of the crash scene. If possible, ask to speak to witnesses and ask for their contact details. This information will contribute to building a strong case for you.  
  5. Notify your insurance company. Whether you were at fault or not, it is necessary to contact your insurance company and inform them of the incident.
  6. Hire an experienced car accident lawyer. Having a qualified personal injury attorney at your side will give you the confidence that you have someone fighting for you, not against you. He or she will put your best interests first and seek the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.

The Comparative Fault Rule and How it Affects You

Texas follows the comparative fault rule which means each party is assigned a percentage of responsibility for the crash. Compensation is calculated according to the proportion of fault a person shares. 

However, if it is found that you share more than 51 percent of fault in the accident, you will be prohibited from receiving any monetary compensation. For example, many assume that rear-end collisions result from one at-fault party, but you too may share part of the blame. 

Insurance companies often use this rule against victims to minimize the settlement amount or outright deny their claim. Determining who was at fault and to what extent is contingent on establishing the facts through good documentation and clear evidence. Having strong legal representation will help you build a solid foundation for your case, giving you a fighting chance against shrewd insurance companies.

Time Restrictions for Filing Texas Car Accident Claims

The State of Texas sets a time limit, referred to as the statute of limitations, for injured parties to file their personal injury case to pursue compensation for their damages. Texas legislation requires injured persons to submit their claim within 2 years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file your documents on time, you risk having your case denied, losing your right to recover compensation from the responsible parties.

The auto accident attorneys of Fielding Law know how to apply Texas laws governing fender bender accidents to your advantage. We can help you submit all the necessary documents within the required time constraints, enhancing your chances of a successful outcome for your case.

Reliable Legal Advice for Texas Fender Bender Accidents

Fielding Law focuses exclusively on car accident and personal injury cases, so when you hire our law firm, you can have the confidence that our dedicated attorneys are working for your best interests. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients who have suffered personal injuries.

We provide quality legal representation to each one of our clients, considerately listening to their concerns, carefully addressing their legal needs, and passionately advocating for their rights. Representatives are standing by to answer your questions and give you reliable advice to help you know what step to take next.

Contact our car accident lawyers at (877) 880-4090 and secure quality legal representation for your personal injury case. Fielding Law can get you the compensation you need and deserve.

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