Today, drivers seem to be busier and more distracted than ever.
Unfortunately, this can often be a recipe for parking lot mishaps. About one in five accidents happen in parking lots, even though nearly all of them are preventable.
If you were backing out of a parking space and got hit, the immediate question is often, “Is the person backing up always at fault?”
If you’re involved in an accident or collision involving a vehicle in Texas, chances are you’re going to get (or can ask for) a document listing one or more transportation codes on it.
In this guide, you will learn what these codes are, what they mean, and how they can affect your legal representation.
The dangers of distracted driving have been known since the dawn of the automobile. No matter how coordinated you think you are, there’s no excuse for messing with your phone or tablet while you’re behind the wheel.
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Car accidents, whether you are at fault or not, can be a time-consuming hassle for many people. For you to properly handle the situation, you must perform your due diligence. That means gaining all of the vital information, following up with the right people, and doing what is necessary to protect yourself.
In this article, we will examine what to do after a car accident that is not your fault.
We will explain the process, who you need to contact, and the insurance implications. Your time gets taken from you when you deal with an accident, and you don’t want your money to be taken from you as well.
Accidents happen. It’s just a part of being alive. But an auto accident or truck wreck doesn’t have to spell disaster for you, your family, and your finances. A hardworking and knowledgeable attorney can make all the difference.
A reportable car crash happens every 59 seconds in the state of Texas. In a matter of seconds, your entire world can shift on its axis. The accident might not even be your fault, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to handle the repercussions—like expensive repairs to your car and/or medical bills.
When you contact a lawyer about your wreck, one of the first things they’ll ask you for is a copy of the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report or CR-3. Regardless of whether or not you were injured, obtaining this form is crucial to your case.
Here’s everything you should know about Texas crash reports, including how to access yours.
Whether you’re caught in a legal battle and fighting for your rights after a car accident, or for your job in an employment issue, a good relationship with your lawyer is a must.
If you find that you don’t feel as though you can trust your lawyer, worry that he or she may not have your best interests in mind, or you struggle to communicate with them, you’ll be making an already stressful situation even worse.
You may also be compromising the odds of a verdict in your favor.
When contracts are involved, or a case is already underway, it can be easy to feel as though you’re stuck and have no alternatives available to you.
Keep reading to learn what you need to know about breaking up with your personal injury lawyer before, or during a case, how to deal with voiding contracts, and finding a new attorney in the middle of a legal battle.
Odds are, the process is more viable than you may have thought initially.
In October of 2018, Susan Hutchison and Chris Stoy of Stoy Law Group, PLLC tried a case in Tarrant County against a Dallas based insurance defense law firm.
Ms. Hutchison and Mr. Stoy obtained a verdict for $1.13 million for their client after a long, hard-fought, two-and-a-half-year battle.
Car accidents remain a leading cause of serious injury and death across the United States.
In fact, in 2016, the most recent year with statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute, Texas had the highest number of fatal crashes out of any state.
If you were capable of getting out of your car and walking away after a crash, you might feel lucky to have only suffered minor injuries instead of something permanently debilitating.
However, some of the most debilitating and painful injuries you can suffer in a car accident may not present symptoms immediately. Brain injuries are a perfect example. It may take days or weeks for symptoms to fully materialize.
The same is true of whiplash; a common soft tissue injury people develop after a collision. You may not know right after a collision that there was a soft tissue injury to your neck. It may be hours or even a few days before symptoms fully manifest.
In the immediate wake of an accident that leaves you injured, you likely have a lot of concerns and questions. People often focus on the immediate and practical concerns of an injury, such as their prognosis and how to ensure that they received the best possible medical care.
It often takes many days or even weeks before someone who suffered injuries because of another person’s mistakes starts to consider the financial impact of their injuries. Even then, the average person will likely find it difficult, if not downright confusing, to try to put a price on the issues they experienced after an injury.
In Texas alone, one person is injured in a car accident approximately every 2 minutes (Texas Department of Transportation). The statistics waver from year to year, but one thing remains constant: what to do after a car accident injury is a question many motorists are not prepared to answer.
Emotional distress may sound like a vague, imprecise term but, in reality, there is a clear, distinct definition for this very real condition.