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.
When you are considering whether you should hire an attorney one of your main concerns is probably how you will pay for the cost associated with attorneys.
This article discusses the basics of how attorney’s fees are calculated. If you have any further questions about attorney’s fees, you should contact the lawyers at Hutchison & Stoy.
We are happy to answer questions that you may have about your car accident case.
If a driver leaves the scene after an accident, also known as hit-and-run, they can face criminal charges ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony.
The charge that the individual faces depends on how serious the injury and degree of damage of the accident was.
What is a Self-Driving Vehicle?
Self-driving vehicles, otherwise known as autonomous vehicles, are vehicles that have the ability to run on autopilot mode. The car has the ability to detect changes in the environment and respond to these changes without any human input.Read More
One of the most important safety features found in trucks and cars is the brake system. As a driver in one of the busiest metropolises in the nation, we are often faced with situations where we have to slam on our brakes. Defective brakes take away the drivers ability to prevent a collision with another car, truck or with a pedestrian. This loss of ability can cause deadly accidents that could have been prevented if the brakes were working properly.
If you have been in a car accident, you probably have many thoughts going through your mind. Some of these thoughts could revolve around whether you should hire an attorney to represent you. You should take time right after an accident to take care of your immediate needs. These include seeking medical attention if need be.
After your immediate needs are met, you should consider if you need to hire an attorney to assist you in securing compensation for your injuries. There are a number of factors that you should consider when determining whether you should hire an attorney. Each of these factors are discussed below, and more information about what to do after a car wreck can be found throughout our website. Read More
When you’re injured in a car wreck you want the best car wreck lawyer around. Makes sense. You wouldn’t want the second best heart surgeon performing your triple bypass so why should you settle for the second best car wreck lawyer? But, what makes someone the best car wreck lawyer? Experience? Catchy ads? A winning smile? We’ve tried to compile a list of traits and attributes you should look for when searching for the best car wreck lawyer. They are in no particular order but some are more important than others.Read More
If there is one thing we Texans are heavily dependent on, it is our vehicles. Communities up north can rely more on public transportation, but not us Texans. We drive ourselves. And we’re proud of it! So, as a Texan, when you’ve been in a wreck, one of the first things you think about – after dealing with your injuries, if any – is how do I get a rental car?Read More
If I Didn’t Have a Seat Belt On When I Got in a Wreck Do I Lose My Case?
The simple answer is no, you do not lose your case, but it can reduce your recovery.
I often get asked how someone not having a license affects a car wreck. First off, just because you didn’t have a license doesn’t mean you don’t have a valid claim or lose your case.
Ultimately, though, it depends on a few things:
- who was it that didn’t have the license;
- what were the circumstances of the wreck (i.e. how did the wreck happen);
- why didn’t you or the other person have a license?
These are a few questions that will help start this discussion. So, keep these and mind as we move forward. Also, assume for purposes of this discussion that a lawsuit will be filed, and thus, we will ultimately have to present this case to a jury will decide how much money to award and a judge who will have to rule on whether or not the jury gets to hear whether someone had a license or not. (Please note that only about 10% of cases go to trial, but as a personal injury lawyer, we always evaluate scenarios and cases as if they were going to trial. It allows us to come up with a possible percentage of success and value the case).
Now, let’s apply the questions and assumptions to a few different situations.Read More
This is a very common question that we get from our potential new clients and our current clients. It is also one of the most difficult questions to answer. In the end, your car accident case is worth what a jury will award you at trial. But that doesn’t really answer your question, does it?Read More