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When your life has been turned upside down by an auto accident, Williams & Brown LLP can provide the strong legal representation you need to get you the answers and compensation you deserve. We have years of extensive experience handling a wide range of car accident cases and have the multi-million dollar settlements to prove it. Do not spend one more day unjustly suffering the consequences of another party’s actions alone. Contact us as soon as you can to begin rebuilding your life.
Of all the serious injury accidents that happen in Texas every day, auto accidents are one of the most frequent. Not only that, they easily cause some of the worst injuries and result in thousands of deaths every year.
The Texas injury lawyers at Williams & Brown LLP understand the toll that a crash can have on the physical wellbeing of survivors and the financial wellbeing of both victims and their families. Through years of success in representing catastrophically injured auto accident victims, we have helped countless clients and their dependants gain the compensation they deserve and need to recover from their losses.
If you have been seriously injured in a crash caused by another party, call us today at (254) 741-6200 to receive a free consultation and learn more about how you can protect your legal rights.
Finding Liability and Compensation in Texas
After being involved in a traffic accident in Texas, there are two important steps that you must take:
- First, go to a doctor and have your injuries diagnosed and treated. This will not only help you prevent your injuries from worsening, but also fully understanding the extent of your losses. While some incidents will automatically send victims to a hospital for major injuries, other victims will be able to walk away from the scene of the crash. But this does not mean that you are not harmed. In fact, you may have serious injuries that you currently do not understand as is often the case with traumatic brain injuries. By knowing your injuries and connecting them to a crash, you will have some of the proof you need for a successful claim.
- Second, begin collecting evidence and testimony. While you should get contact information from witnesses at the scene of the crash, you may not be able to due to your serious injuries. Police reports may be able to give you greater information regarding the crash and the testimonies of people at the scene. Additionally, cameras at intersections may have collected photographic or video evidence of the accident. Crash investigators will recreate the incident and show the exact circumstances of what happened.
With the help of an attorney, these facts can be collected and used to form a successful case that proves the fault of the responsible party. Those responsible can include dangerous drivers, government agencies that allow a road to become dangerous, or auto manufacturers that create defective products. By proving fault, these parties and their insurance companies will be made to pay compensation for medical costs, future medical procedures, property damage, wages lost due to an inability to work, and more losses resulting from the crash.
Major injuries like brain trauma and spinal cord damage can cause a victim to have permanent disabilities preventing him or her from living a normal life or working ever again. Broken bones, torn muscles, organ damage, and joint trauma may all occur after an accident and can prevent a person from being able to perform everyday tasks and properly fulfilling job duties. Those who survive will often have to undergo expensive medical procedures and need extensive repairs or a replacement of their vehicle.
Those who have lost a loved one in a crash will suffer emotional losses, need to pay for funerals, and experience major financial losses when the deceased provided income for the family. In any case, survivors will experience continued losses. However, recovery after a wrongful death is possible by holding at-fault parties responsible and gaining monetary compensation.
Devastation of Car Accidents
Approximately 3,000 deaths occur in Texas every year due to traffic accidents and thousands more are injured due to a wide variety of incidents on the road. These incidents include a wide range of crashes but even seemingly minor accidents can cause devastating trauma.
Aid from a Successful Waco Legal Team
At Williams & Brown LLP, our Texas car accident attorneys have dedicated their careers to protecting the rights of those who have been harmed by the negligent or reckless actions of others. Attorneys Dale Williams and Laura Brown not only have a long record of success representing victims, they are Board Certified Specialists in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Fill out an online contact form today to schedule a consultation and to learn more about how we can help you.
Waco Lawyers Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident in Waco, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the damages you have sustained. The Board Certified attorneys at Williams & Brown LLP have extensive experience handling a wide range of car accident cases and can provide the effective legal representation you need to get back on your feet. Review the following questions and then contact us to discuss your case. Call (254) 741-6200 or (888) 741-6200 to learn more about how we can serve you.
A: Pursing a personal injury claim after an auto or motorcycle accident often requires extensive knowledge and experience with state and federal injury laws. Unless you have litigation experience, it is in your best interests to at least consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer to learn about your legal rights and options. The claims process can be complicated and one mistake can easily jeopardize your right to obtain compensation.
With an attorney on your side, you will be able to focus on recovering from the physical and financial losses you have suffered while your legal representative acts on your behalf. At Williams & Brown LLP, our Waco personal injury lawyers can not only investigate the circumstances of your accident, but also handle the necessary negotiations with the various insurance companies involved, and will fight to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation.
A: Depending on your insurance plan, your insurance company may be obligated to provide compensation for the damages to your vehicle. In order to ensure the success of your claim, it is suggested that you report the accident to your insurance provider as soon as possible, regardless of fault. However, if the insurance adjuster for the at-fault party tries to contact you, it is best to avoid making any statements about the accident without first discussing your circumstances with your lawyer. The other driver’s insurance company is in the business of protecting their own client and company from having to pay out significant settlements, regardless of whether or not the settlement is justified. Your attorney can help you understand your rights and how to appropriately respond to other insurance adjusters.
A: You may be eligible to recover a variety of damages related to your accident, including out-of-pocked expenses, medical costs, reduced earning capacity, scarring, pain and suffering, and more. A knowledgeable attorney will evaluate the value of the damages you have sustained and will build a strong case to get you the full and fair settlement you deserve.
It is important to note that, as a shared fault state, the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive will also depend on the percentage of fault you bear in causing your accident. If the other party is found to be at least 51 percent responsible for the injuries, you may have a successful case.
A: If possible, you may be able to make a Texas personal injury claim if you can provide the authorities with enough information about the other vehicle, such as license plate number, make and model, and a description of the other driver. If the other driver cannot be identified, you may still be able to recover compensation for your losses if you carry Uninsured Motorists insurance. Depending on your coverage amount, the cost of medical expenses and other damages may be compensated by your own insurance provider.
A Fatal Car Accident Case
L.V. and Sandra were high school sweethearts, married when they were just teenagers. One day, Sandra took her mother and two of her granddaughters on a shopping trip. They were on their way home, following all the traffic laws, just driving down the road. A supervisor for a highway construction company was in his truck, talking on his radio and he was distracted. The truck U-turned across the highway, directly in front of Sandra’s van. Sandra was killed two weeks before her 42nd wedding anniversary.
When our law firm takes on a case like this, we often find that the company has violated its own safety policies. The only way to correct behavior like that, so that it doesn’t happen again to somebody else, is through people like L.V. taking legal action and the jury saying “not in our community.”