Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyers
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Auto accidents can result in severe and permanent disabilities, such as
burns, head trauma, or even death. Whether your serious injury or loss resulted
from a multiple- or single-vehicle accident, a competent attorney can
evaluate the factors that caused or contributed to your injuries and damages.
The Bandas Law Firm is a trusted personal injury law firm 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 seatbelts, vehicle instability, faulty fuel systems, compromised roof strength, or
defective tires, compromised the safety of your vehicle. Our Corpus Christi car accident
attorneys strive to present the strongest claims for our clients.
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.
Causes of Car Accidents
In most car accidents, the key issue is determining which driver is at
fault. Typically, if one driver is 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.
Driver negligence is one of the most common causes of car accidents in
the United States, often resulting from distracted driving, texting while
driving, or reckless driving, and is an important factor in victims pursuing
the financial compensation they deserve.
Even with significant advancements in car safety and technology, the number
of people killed in car accidents each year continues to rise. According
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents
are the leading cause of death among people aged 3 to 33. 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.
Car Accident Injuries
Although fatality is the most serious consequence of car accidents, there
are many other injuries that can have life-long adverse effects on a person’s
life. Such injuries may include:
Many of these severe injuries, particularly spinal cord injuries and brain
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.
Why Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Car Accident Claim?
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 a medical authorization to obtain records to verify your injury
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.