If you suffered an injury in a car accident, you could be entitled to recover financial compensation for your physical, emotional, and monetary damages. By showing that the other driver negligently caused your accident, you could obtain a measure of justice through a successful injury claim.
You do not have to take on the challenges of a personal injury claim or car accident lawsuit on your own. Let a Plano lawyer assist you with each step of the process.
Possible Compensation for Your Car Accident Claim
Each personal injury case is different. Some people accrue more medical debt than others, and the property damage between each case varies. For that reason, there are numerous types of compensation available. Depending on the nature of your injuries, you could collect some damages but not others.
Some of the types of compensation you might be entitled to recover include:
Treating your injuries following a car crash can be expensive. A personal injury claim could help you recover damages for your bills. This includes the cost of:
- Ambulance rides
- Pain medication
- Surgical procedures
You could also recover compensation for your property damage following a car crash. Typically, these damages cover the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged automobile.
You could also recover compensation for your lost wages after an accident. These damages could cover both the past and future wages you lost due to your injuries.
Pain and Suffering
Another common type of compensation available with these claims is pain and suffering. You could be entitled to recover damages based on the severity of your pain.
How We Could Help You Secure Compensation
Following an accident, you could find yourself pulled in many different directions. Dealing with your medical expenses should be your top priority, but ensuring your employer is aware of your injuries is also important, as well.
The team at the Underwood Law Office can help you by taking the stress of a personal injury lawsuit off of your shoulders. We can handle all the details of your case.
We Investigate Your Accident
Our team needs to know how your accident occurred before we can do anything else. Your lawyer will hunt down any evidence that proves your testimony. They could:
- Visit the accident site
- Secure photos and videos of your injuries and any damage to your vehicle
- Speak with eyewitnesses to the accident
- Recruit accident reconstructionists and medical expert witnesses
- Talk to your medical team to understand your injuries and the extent of the accident
We Negotiate with the Insurance Company for You
The insurer might undervalue your claim to avoid paying out the true value. The insurance adjuster might attempt to settle before you have the chance to secure legal counsel. The company hopes to get to you before an attorney can advise you to reject the offer.
We Can Represent You in Court, if Necessary
Despite how common settlements are, not every claim will end with a negotiated resolution. When settlements do not come together, a trial is the only way to successfully resolve a personal injury claim.
There are a few reasons why a car accident case might go to trial. The most common reason is that the other driver refuses to accept fault. If there is a question of liability with your accident, we can stand with you.
Types of Car Accident Claims We Handle
When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recognizes four different types of vehicle collisions:
- Head-on accidents
Each of these collisions involves two or more motor vehicles, and they vary depending on the area of the vehicle where the impact occurred. While rear-end collisions are the most common, head-on crashes are the deadliest.
Not all accidents involve a collision between two vehicles. Some accidents involve a car colliding with a fixed object like a telephone pole or a residence due to a vehicle malfunction or an ill-designed parking lot. Sometimes, cars roll over due to dangerous road conditions or slippery surfaces.
You have the right to pursue legal action against a negligent party that harmed you. These parties could include:
- Another driver
- A government entity charged with repairing the roadway
- The maker of a faulty automobile
- A designer of a parking lot or intersection
You Can Still Secure Damages Even if You Were Partially at Fault
If you were partially at fault in the accident, you could secure damages if you were less than 50% responsible. Do not let your idea of how the accident happened get in your way of seeking help. You might not have been paying attention, but the other driver might have been speeding and driving with a suspended license. Let us review the accident report.
You also have a limited time to take legal action after suffering injuries. Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you have two years to file a lawsuit. Your lawyer can confirm what timelines might affect you.
Take Advantage of a Free Consultation
If you are considering a personal injury claim following a car accident, you likely have many questions. You have the opportunity to get the answers to your questions during a free consultation with Underwood Law Office.
Your consultation is a valuable opportunity. You could learn about the value of your claim and its strengths and weaknesses. You should also learn more about your potential representative. Ask us about our experience and how much of our practice focuses on personal injury law.
At the end of your consultation, you are under no obligation to move forward with our firm. However, we want to help you secure a favorable outcome in your car accident injury case.
Contact Our Attorneys for More Help Today
Our attorneys will work to help you secure the monetary compensation that you deserve. Call Underwood Law Firm today for a free consultation with the team for a car accident lawyer serving Plano.