Auto Accident

It has been said that if you are going to perform surgery for the first time, it is best to not be your own patient. The same goes for the auto accident claims process. What may seem like a straight-forward process, auto accident claims are not always as straightforward as you may at first believe. This is where having an experienced personal injury attorney can be crucial to your case.

Culpepper Law Firm is dedicated to effective representation of those who are injured in auto accidents because of the negligence of other drivers. We strive to provide exemplary legal services and we are firmly committed to maximizing settlement values so that our clients can focus on recovering and taking care of their families.

If you are involved in a car accident, the damage and injuries that you sustained can have a devastating impact on your financial, physical, and psychological well being. Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the state of Texas and they are often caused by the careless or reckless conduct of others. The attorneys at Culpepper Law Firm are skilled at handling Texas personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents through settlement or litigation. We want to help you.

Common Problems Settling Auto Accident Injury Cases

If you have been in an accident, you will soon realize that the adjuster handling your case is not your friend. Insurance companies notoriously settle auto accident cases for pennies on the dollar. Most people injured in auto accidents have no experience negotiating with insurance companies. Injured claimants often falsely believe that insurance adjusters are looking out for them, but this is not the case. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Insurance companies are in the business of collecting monthly premiums from their customers, and settling automobile accident personal injury claims for as little as possible. They don’t represent injured parties and don’t care about justice. Insurance adjusters want to save insurance companies money by limiting settlement offers, plain and simple. If the adjuster can get you to accept a settlement for pennies versus the claim’s true value, they have just added insult to your injury. This makes it difficult for injured people to receive fair compensation for their accident-related injuries without the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in Texas, Culpepper Law Firm Attorneys may be able to recover a wide array of damages for you. These damages include and are not limited to: compensation for your pain and suffering; reimbursement of medical expenses; lost wages; payment for reductions in your future earning capacity; compensation for diminished enjoyment of life; loss of comfort and support of a spouse. If the negligence of another driver, public entity, or commercial carrier has caused the wrongful death of a loved one then you may be entitled to additional damages.

The Value of Your Car Accident Settlement

Physical and psychological injuries resulting from an auto accident may have an impact on your ability to carry on with normal life. Pain may restrict your ability to do simple, everyday tasks. 80 percent of car crash injuries affect the victim’s neck, back, shoulders, and knees. In addition to medical bills and wage loss, you may also be compensated for pain and suffering.

Serious auto accident injuries may affect your ability participating in your family life, favorite hobbies, sports, and other important personal activities. You may also lose income and potential job opportunities while recovering from your injuries. The bottom line is that you are entitled to compensation for all of these losses, current and future, concrete and abstract. Our personal injury attorneys are determined to match the value of your case with the value of your loss.

Determination of Fault: Negligent and Reckless Conduct

Car collisions can be caused by a multitude of factors which include the negligence of other drivers, defective vehicles, and unsafe roadways. Sometimes it is unclear who is legally at fault in serious accidents. Our experienced car accident attorneys will carefully review the circumstances of your Texas auto accident and analyze evidence in order to identify the party responsible for your injuries. In order to determine that another driver is negligent, you must be able to prove that they have failed to act as a reasonably prudent person should have acted under similar circumstances. Common examples of negligence (i.e. carelessness) that may cause serious car accidents in Texas include:

  • Distracted driving, such as texting or talking on a cell phone while driving
  • Disobedience of traffic laws, such as running a stoplight
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Poorly designed or maintained roadways
  • Tire blowouts
  • Defective automobiles or component parts
  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue
  • Aggressive driving, such as tailgating

You may be entitled to recover damages if the negligent or reckless behavior of another driver, public entity, or corporation contributed to the accident that led to your accident or injury. In many cases, Texas car accidents are caused by more than one party so you can recover damages from several sources. It is important to identify each responsible party to ensure that you receive the full value of your claim.

Tragically, many car accidents could be avoided if people simply abstained from certain unsafe driving practices including driving while intoxicated, ignoring traffic safety laws or focusing on activities other than driving. This type of avoidable unsafe driving can result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death which all too often robs a family of someone they love and the financial support that they need. Our firm has been helping accident victims seek compensation and rebuild their lives since 2001.

We understand the enormous emotional and physical pain involved with suffering catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident and we will handle your case with dedication and compassion. If you wish to speak with one of our experienced auto accident attorneys to assess your rights and options, please contact Culpepper Law Firm Attorneys at 281-494-1030

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