Car Accident Attorneys in Corpus Christi, TX
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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. Our car accident
attorneys in Corpus Christi strive to present the strongest claims for
When To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer
As a general guideline, it’s best to contact a lawyer after a car
accident as soon as you can for guidance. There are a couple reasons for
this, the first being the statute of limitations, which is a law which
is implemented on a state by state basis which limits how long an injury
victim has to file a claim before they run out of time to do so. According
to the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003 the state
of Texas has a two-year timeline. This means you have two years from the
date of your accident to file a claim or you will lost your legal right
to file a claim along with your right to pursue compensation. It's important
to note that there are some exceptions to this law where the filing time
may change, including:
- If the injury victim is a minor at the time of the accident or under a
- The negligent party left the state before a claim could be filed
Beyond the statute of limitations, car accident injuries are different
than other injuries covered by personal injury law in that they are most
usually soft tissue injuries. These types of injuries are injuries that
affect the tendons, ligaments and muscles, such as whiplash, a common
car accident injury. Like whiplash, these types of injuries typically
progressively get worse over a few days or even weeks after the injury occurred.
Without knowing this, many injury victims sign a compensation agreement
with an insurance company before talking to a lawyer only to discover
later that their injuries are worse than they initially believed but are
not able to recover any additional compensation. If you have suffered
injuries at the hands of a negligent driver, talk to our car accident
attorney for help today!
Injuries Caused By Car Accidents
There are numerous injuries that can be caused by car accidents, but there
are a few common types. Auto accidents can result in
severe and permanent disabilities, such as:
Injured in an accident in Corpus Christi, TX? 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.
Contact us today!
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
Car wrecks never happen at a convenient time because there's never a convenient
time to be in an accident. However, when the moment strikes, you'll want
an attorney capable of handling your circumstance. We handle all types
of car accident cases, including those that involve:
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(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.
Is Florida a No-Fault State?
The state of Florida is a no-fault state for car accident claims. A no-fault
car accident state means that regardless of who is at fault for causing
a car accident an injury victim will file a claim with their own insurance.
In an at-fault system, injury victims file a claim to recover compensation
against the at-fault party’s insurance.
In order for a no-fault system to work, Florida requires all drivers to
have a special type of insurance called Personal Injury Protection, or
PIP. PIP insurance is what pays for damages following an accident, however,
it does not cover everything a personal injury claim will cover. PIP will
typically compensate for:
- 80% of medical expenses
- 60% of lost income related to the accident
- $5,000 in death benefits
It is possible to file a personal injury claim in order to recover further
compensation if your accident meets certain criteria. By law, your injuries
must be “serious” in order to file a third-party personal
injury claim. It’s important to speak to an experienced attorney
after an accident to discuss the details of your case. Contact our firm
today for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and options.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Corpus Christi, TX?
Driver Negligence: is the most common cause of car accidents in the United States, often resulting
from distracted, impaired, or reckless driving.
- Defective Car Parts
- Unsafe Road Conditions
Statistics show that distracted drivers cause 25-50% of all motor vehicle
accidents in the United States.
We Can Investigate Third-Party Negligence
We can determine if any third-party negligence or product design issues, such as:
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 in
Corpus Christi, TX.
Contact 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 lawyer 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.
Car 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 & are ready to help you through this difficult time.