Dedicated Assistance for Car Accident Victims in Texas
Car accidents result in hundreds of thousands of injuries in the U.S. annually.
Traffic collisions are the leading causes of preventable deaths in this
country. It is therefore important to understand what the common causes
of car accidents are and how to take legal action if you have been a victim.
If you or a loved one was hurt in any type of car accident caused by another
driver, you may have a claim to compensation.
If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, please do
not hesitate to contact our law firm to arrange a free, initial case evaluation.
We can help you determine what to do next.
Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
While the actual amount of compensation you can recover in your car accident
case depends on many factors, the types of compensation you can pursue
remain consistent in all personal injury cases. These types of compensation
are called damages.
Generally speaking, there are three main categories of damages, economic,
non-economic, and punitive damages. The specifics of your case dictate
not only how much compensation you will recover but how many damages you
can file a claim for.
Economic and non-economic damages are similar in that their main purpose
is to compensate the injury victim for a loss they suffer. Economic damages,
also called special damages, compensate for financial losses such as loss
of income due to the inability to work and medical expenses.
Non-economic damages, also called general damages, compensates for more
intangible losses such as pain and suffering. Texas does place a cap or
limit on how much in non-economic damages an individual can be awarded.
Not all states have this regulation, however, Texas sets the cap on general
damages at $250,000.
The third type of damages, punitive damages, is unique in that their main
purpose is to punish the at-fault party instead of compensating the injured party.
Punitive damages are usually quite severe and are the least awarded type
of damages. An attorney from our firm can advise you on your eligibility
for what damages you may pursue.
Can I File A Car Accident Claim After Insurance Pays?
It can be difficult to recover any further compensation once you agree
to an insurance settlement since most insurance settlements specifically
state that the claimant cannot pursue further compensation. This is why
it is important to speak to an attorney before agreeing to anything with
an insurance company.
Our firm is here to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation
you deserve. Call us today to learn how we can help you.
Help with Car Accident Claims in Texas
In most car accident cases, the first step is to file a claim against the
other driver's liability insurance policy. Your lawyer may have to engage
in lengthy negotiations with the insurance company to get them to pay
you the full amount you deserve.
Even then, there is a good chance that they will refuse to cooperate. When
this happens, it is often necessary to take the case to civil court for
a full trial.
By proving that the accident was the fault of the other driver, we may
be able to help you recover financial compensation for your medical expenses,
your lost wages and for the pain, suffering and emotional distress which
you have been forced to experience.
Our El Paso car accident attorneys have
Over 50 years of legal experience, and our track record includes millions of dollars
recovered for clients.
Contact us today at
(915) 233-4297 to discuss your case and legal options to recover compensation with an
experienced and caring car accident lawyer in El Paso!