Corpus Christi Car Accident Attorneys
Start with a Free Consultation, Call (361) 238-2789
Auto accidents can result in severe and permanent disabilities, such as
paralysis, and even death. Whether your injury or loss resulted from a multiple-
or single-vehicle accident, a competent car wreck attorney from Bandas
Law Firm can evaluate the factors that caused or contributed to your injuries
and help you seek maximum compensation.
We handle all types of car accident cases, including those that involve:
To schedule your free consultation, call (361) 238-2789 or contact us
online. If you cannot come to us, we may be able to come to you or even
send a car to bring you to our offices.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?
Driver negligence is the most common cause of car accidents in the United
States, often resulting from distracted, impaired, or reckless driving.
Although defective car parts, unsafe road conditions, and other factors
contribute to a large number of car accidents, statistics show that distracted
drivers cause 25-50% of all motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
The Bandas Law Firm is a trusted personal injury law firm in Corpus Christi
that is prepared to fully investigate the circumstances of your car accident.
We can determine if any third-party negligence or product design issues, such as
defective airbags, vehicle instability, faulty fuel systems, compromised roof strength, or
defective tires, compromised the safety of your vehicle. Our car accident attorneys in
Corpus Christi strive to present the strongest claims for our clients.
Get Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
Car accidents can cause injuries of varying degrees depending on the force
and location of impact, the size of the vehicles involved, the crash worthiness
of the vehicles, and many other factors. If you were injured in an auto
accident of any kind in Texas, our legal team at Bandas Law Firm wants
to hear from you.
Many of these severe injuries can prevent the affected person from returning
to work for a period of time, or even permanently, which can result in
significant financial difficulties for the victim and his or her loved
ones. The emotional toll that severe car accidents can take on victims
and their families may also have life-altering consequences.
How is Negligence Determined After an Accident?
Determining who is at fault for a car accident is a critical step in recovering
compensation. Typically, if one driver was negligent, which means he or
she did not use reasonable care or caution while driving, that person
will be at fault for the accident and may be held accountable for the
injured victim’s injuries and medical expenses.
Comparative Fault Laws
In cases where both drivers are found to share fault for the accident,
Texas follows a comparative negligence rule. Comparative negligence calculates
the percentage of fault that each party shares for the accident and subtracts
that percentage from the total recovery amount. For example, if the plaintiff
in a car accident case was to be awarded $100,000 but found to share 10%
fault for the accident, their final recovery amount would be reduced to
$90,000. However, if a plaintiff is found to share more than 50% fault
for the accident, they will not be awarded any compensation.
To protect your right to compensation you need to prove that the other
driver bears all fault, or the majority of fault, for the accident. Call
Bandas Law Firm today at (361) 238-2789 so that we can provide the aggressive
representation your case deserves!
Accidents Involving Non-Occupants & Multiple Vehicles
A car accident may involve another vehicle or a non-occupant, such as a
pedestrian or bicyclist. Cases involving multiple vehicles can also bring
about complexities that can only be resolved by thoroughly investigating
the cause of the collision in order to determine who is responsible. With
our experience in this field and access to accident reconstruction specialists
and other experts, our car accident lawyers in Corpus Christi have the
ability to deliver the results you need.
Watch Out for These Insurance Tactics
The insurance adjuster for the other driver may contact you even before
you are released from the hospital. The goal of the adjuster is to settle
your claim as quickly as possible for the least amount of money.
To accomplish this goal, the adjuster may use one or more insurance tactics.
"I am your friend and I work for you."
The adjuster may try to convince you that he/she is on your side and is
there to help you. Do not be fooled by this insurance tactic. The adjuster
represents the insurance company and does not represent your best interests.
The insurance company has a team of professionals, including adjusters,
investigators, and attorneys, protecting its best interests. You deserve
to have your own team of legal professionals working diligently to ensure
that you are treated fairly. Our lawyers aggressively fight for car accident
victims just like you to protect their right to recover full compensation
for all damages. Let us fight for you too!
"I need a statement to begin processing your claim."
Another tactic the adjuster may utilize is requesting statements and releases
before you have the chance to consult an attorney. We do not advise providing
written or recorded statements or signing any releases without first speaking
with one of our Corpus Christi car accident attorneys. The insurance representative
may tell you that you need to provide a written or recorded statement
before your claim can be processed. The purpose of a statement is to gain
information the company can use to deny or undervalue your claim. Even
an innocent comment could jeopardize your case.
For instance, the adjuster may try to get you to admit that you were distracted
by your children in the back seat or you were running late. The company
may use this information to argue you were partly at fault for the crash
because you were distracted or speeding. Alleging you contributed to the
cause of the crash can result in receiving much less money than you deserve
for your claim.
"I need your medical records before I can pay your claim."
Again, this is another tactic to gain information the company can use to
decrease the value of your accident claim. In some cases, an insurance
company will use past accidents, injuries, or illnesses to argue that
your injuries did not result from the crash or that the accident only
aggravated a prior condition. To obtain this information, the company
needs to research your medical history.
Therefore, the adjuster may ask you to sign a medical release form. What
he/she may not tell you is that you are signing a form that allows access
to your entire medical history instead of the records from the accident.
When you retain legal counsel, your attorney will arrange to send the
necessary records to the insurance company at the appropriate time. You
need to notify your attorney of any prior injuries or accidents because
those may need to be disclosed to the insurance provider. However, your
attorney should handle this matter to ensure that you are not being taken
advantage of unfairly.
Call Bandas at (361) 238-2789 for a Free Consultation
Insurance companies and adjusters are not always deliberately unfair or
dishonest. However, they do protect their best interests and will use
tactics to accomplish this goal. It is always in your best interest to
speak with a Corpus Christi car accident lawyer to learn about your legal
rights and options for recovering money for your injuries, damages, and
losses. We offer free consultations so you can get help and legal advice
without worrying about how to pay for an attorney to review your case.
Auto accidents can change your life forever. If you or a loved one has
suffered from a serious injury caused by a motor vehicle accident in Texas,
we at Bandas Law Firm may be able to help. You may have grounds to file
an injury lawsuit against the negligent party in order to seek financial
compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
For experienced legal representation and caring service, contact the team
at Bandas Law Firm at (361) 238-2789. We are here for you.