Automobile accidents claim the lives of tens of thousands of individuals every year. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that in 2010 alone there were 30,196 reported deaths caused by an automobile accident.[i] Additionally, most of the car accidents that happen in the US will result in a personal injury.
Many of these injuries can be extensive. They can include brain or head trauma, spinal injuries, fractured or broken bones, whiplash, open wounds, and permanent disability. Because of that, many of the people involved in these types of accidents will hire an experienced car accident attorney to handle the case.
Hiring a competent car or truck accident lawyer is the quickest way to seek reasonable and fair compensation for injuries and property damage. The compensation often results in providing enough money to cover lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, along with out-of-pocket expenses and any future expenses such as medical treatments.
However, time plays a crucial component to filing a lawsuit, and is always of the essence. There are many nuances involved in vehicle accident law that can create a dramatic negative impact if not fully assessed as close to the accident as possible. Witnesses forget details, and evidence can be lost if too much time goes by. In addition, there is a specific time limitation on when a lawsuit can be filed against parties involved in an accident.
In Texas, accident law is extremely complex. It requires the skills of a competent car accident attorney to handle the claim with the insurance companies, or file a lawsuit in a court of law. The attorney will have the skills necessary to facilitate the entire process and vindicate the rights of the injured party by filing a lawsuit whenever necessary.