At Kelley Law Firm, we understand that no money can undo your injuries or the tragic loss of someone you love. However, Our Dallas car accident lawyers have also seen firsthand how a fair settlement or verdict allows families to heal and move forward with their lives after devastating motor vehicle accidents.
Texas is known for having some of the highest motor vehicle accident crash rates and traffic-related fatality rates in the country. According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDOT), the fatality rate on Texas highways and roads increased by nearly 19% in 2020, with a total of 3,896 accident-related deaths.
Being involved in a car accident can be a jarring and overwhelming experience. In the state of Texas, understanding the post-accident process is crucial for protecting your rights and seeking the compensation you deserve. At the Kelley Law Firm, our experienced team is here to guide you through the aftermath, providing the support and legal expertise needed to navigate the complexities of the legal system.
Assessing the Situation
After a car accident, the first priority is your safety and well-being. Seek medical attention for any injuries, no matter how minor they may seem. Once you are in a stable condition, it’s essential to gather as much information as possible about the accident, including photographs of the scene, eyewitness testimonies, and exchanging contact and insurance details with the other parties involved.
Contacting Your Insurance Company
It is important to promptly notify your insurance company about the accident, providing them with accurate and detailed information. However, it is crucial to remember that insurance adjusters are primarily focused on minimizing costs. Having an experienced legal team, like ours at the Kelley Law Firm, by your side can help ensure that your rights are protected, and you receive fair compensation.
Understanding Texas’ Comparative Fault Rule
Texas follows the rule of comparative fault, which means that even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you may still be entitled to compensation. However, your percentage of fault will directly affect the amount of compensation you can recover. Our skilled attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation, gather evidence, and present a strong case to minimize your assigned fault percentage and maximize your potential compensation.
Seeking Medical Treatment and Documenting Injuries
Prompt medical attention is essential, not only for your well-being but also for building a solid case. Even if you feel fine initially, certain injuries may not manifest immediately. Our legal team can work with medical professionals to ensure that your injuries are properly diagnosed, treated, and documented. These medical records and expert opinions are crucial evidence in establishing the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life.
Negotiating with Insurance Companies and Pursuing Legal Action
Insurance companies often try to settle claims quickly and for the lowest possible amount. Having our experienced attorneys handle these negotiations on your behalf can help level the playing field. We will meticulously assess the value of your case, negotiate aggressively, and, if necessary, take your case to court to pursue the full compensation you deserve.
After a car accident in Texas, the steps you take and the decisions you make can significantly impact the outcome of your case. By partnering with the Kelley Law Firm, you can have peace of mind knowing that a team of dedicated legal professionals is fighting for your rights and best interests. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us guide you through the complex aftermath of a car accident, helping you on the path to recovery and justice.