Car accidents can leave physical and emotional damages that linger for a lifetime. If you are suffering from property damage, lost wages while you recover, medical expenses, future lost wages due to short or long-term disability, or physical and mental trauma, you are entitled to justice through a car accident injury claim.
Who is at Fault?
Car accidents happen for a number of reasons, and it’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause or guilty party. You may have been rushed off in an ambulance before you could document the scene. Our car accident attorneys in Austin specialize in gathering supporting evidence to make your claim and identifying the responsible party.
If another driver operated a vehicle while distracted, texting, or drunk, you have the right to pursue compensation for any damage caused by their reckless driving.
A manufacturer or body shop
If the cause of the car accident is a defective part or improper service work, our Austin team of lawyers can help you make claims against those legally responsible.
A government agency
In some cases, government agencies fail to adequately maintain roads, leading to hazardous driving conditions. Our Austin attorneys can advise if you may be able to file a claim against a government agency.
What Evidence Do I Need?
Anything from the accident scene—pictures, police reports, witness statements, and the other driver’s name and insurance information—as well as any records related to vehicle repairs or your medical treatment, will be helpful.
When you make a claim, you’ll usually file it against the other driver’s insurance company—not the person themselves. Insurance companies have all kinds of tricks to drag out the process, decrease your payout, or even put blame on you. That’s why you need a car accident attorney to make sure insurance companies treat you fairly and uphold their responsibilities.
Should I Consult An Austin Car Accident Lawyer For Injury Claims?
No matter the extent of the injury you are suffering from, if you have been in a car accident, the first thing to do after seeking medical care is to call an experienced attorney.
Texas is a fault state, meaning that you can hold others responsible for your damages, even if you bore some minor fault in the accident yourself. You can still receive a payout as long as another party was more to blame than you were.
Some of the most common injuries claimed in car accident lawsuits include:
- Internal bleeding and injuries
- Neck and spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Cuts, scrapes, bruises
Our Austin car accident attorneys can help you win compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Car repairs
- Lost income
- Physical pain
- Permanent injury
- Mental and emotional suffering
- Loss of future happiness and enjoyment in your life
Don’t wait. In Texas, after two years, you may not be able to file an injury claim. Our office will provide expert consultation and help you move the process forward.
How Can A Car Accident Attorney Help?
If you’ve been injured, you should focus on rest and healing. Let a professional Austin car accident lawyer take care of the legal processes. Our attorneys can take over the case and help you with:
- Collecting necessary documents and building a case
- Complicated paperwork
- Dealing with insurance companies
- Ensuring you don’t get a low settlement
- Advocating for you in the event your case goes to court (although most cases settle without requiring a trial)
- Bringing you the justice you deserve
Your lawyer works on a contingency fee, meaning their payment comes out of your settlement. You’ll pay nothing up front, and you’ll owe nothing if we can’t win your case.
If you are seeking compensation for the injuries of an automobile accident that was partially or completely due to the negligence of another party, reach out to Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC today. Contact us online or call 512-640-4009. Don’t delay your injury claim process. Get the maximum compensation you are entitled to with an expert Austin car accident attorney.