I am an injury lawyer that works to ensure that injured people receive the medical care and financial compensation they deserve after a car accident If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, call the McAllen Car Crash Lawyer today at (956) 501-6565 to discuss your legal claims directly with an attorney
John Ball offers personal injury assistance anywhere in Texas, including McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Harlingen, and Brownsville. Call us at 956-501-6565. You always speak to the lawyer himself. If you have been injured in a car crash in South Texas, the injury lawyer today.
Debilitating injuries from a car accident can mean you are out of work for weeks and incurring medical expenses. Having a top notch personal injury lawyer is important. I understand this. That is why I never charge any fees upfront to take your case. All initial consultations are free. If you have been injured and believe someone else is at fault, call me today. You will always speak directly to the car accident lawyer himself. We will meet and discuss your legal options. Meeting will provide you an opportunity to interview me to see if I am the right fit for your case.
If the other party in the accident is responsible for your injuries and car damage, you will need to show the kinds of costs you incurred as a result of your injury. Things like lost wages, medical expenses, rehab therapy, medications and such, should be calculated and put into a demand. This demand should be sent to the insurance carrier for the at fault driver. The most common examples of damages you can recover after a car crash where there are injures include:
Medical expenses: This will include things like doctors’ bills, hospital costs emergency room visits, medication costs, the ambulance ride to the hospital, physical therapy and possible mental health car.
Lost wages and income: When you have a debilitating car crash, you may lose your ability to perform your job fully, or you may have to cut the number of hours you work to allow you to heal and attend therapy. These lost wages are something you can be compensated for. Additionally, if you have lost the ability to earn the same living you earned before the accident, you may be compensated for loss of earning in the future.
Property damage: Car crashes cause property damage. There is no way around it. When you vehicle is damaged, you are entitled to have your car repaired and paid for by the other party.
Emotional distress: Car crashes are scary. They can leave you scarred not only physically but mentally as well. Long term psychological effects such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression are common. You can be compensated for this your emotional distress as well as receive payment to help you attend therapy to work through these issues.
Loss of enjoyment: You injuries may prevent you from doing things you used to enjoy. A terrible back injury may prevent you from exercising or working in the yard. Loss of a the ability to use a hand or limited range of motion can affect your ability to live life the way you once did. When the quality of you life has suffered because of the car crash, the McAllen Car Crash Lawyer can help you solve these problems and get the compensation you deserve. Working with an experienced McAllen car crash lawyer can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Type of common injuries in a car accident:
Back and neck injuries. These are extremely common and happen from the force of the impact and the jarring your body takes. This can also take the form a whiplash, a very real and very common injury.
Traumatic Brain injuries. Brain injuries require medical treatment. Doctors commonly use MRIs and CT scans to see if there is permanent damage or bleeding in the brain. Mild to moderate brain injuries are treated conservatively with medication and rest. Diuretics, anti-inflammation medicines, anti-seizure drugs and pain medication are used to alleviate symptoms. If there is bleeding in the brain or a skull fracture, surgery may be a life- saving option that doctors use for treatment. Internal injuries. This can include organ damage and internal bleeding.
Cuts and burns. Broken glass and fires created by damage to the vehicles engine can cause serious injures.
Fractures. Broke bones are a common result of serious car accidents. They can require long term care.
Wrongful death. In Texas, the remedy is to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death occurs when someone’s death has been caused directly by the negligence of another person or entity. Wrongful death can occur in all kinds of ways ranging from car accidents, to pedestrian auto accidents, to the negligent acts of businesses. Texas law allows family members to sue for damages related to the wrongful death of their family members. This is found in the Texas civil practice and remedies code chapter 71. Chapter 71 allows A lawsuit to be filed for actual damages if the injury or death was caused by a negligent person or that person‘s employees or agents wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, on skillfulness, or default.
Time is off the essence following a car accident. The decisions you make after a car crash will have a major impact on your ability to be compensated. Establishing who is at fault and collecting basic facts about the case are vital. And ensuring that you communicate the need to preserve evidence through the appropriate channels, including witnesses, police officers and medical personnel, needs to happen immediately.
Take any injury seriously and seek medical treatment. Far too often, people do not seek medical attention immediately after an accident, claiming it is just a little soreness or they will "tough it out." This gap in treatment from the date of the accident to the date of medical treatment can have huge impact on your case. If you do not seek treatment, insurance companies often assume you are not really injured and you are just inventing your claims. Additionally, what may be a "small" pain when the adrenaline is flowing after an accident, can actually be a much bigger problem that requires immediate attention. Don't take chances. Get looked at by a physician.
Gather as much information as possible. This means obtaining the names and information of the other driver involved, license plate numbers and driver’s license information. Photos of the crash scene, videos showing the damage as well as pictures of your physical injuries help detail what happened. These can be compelling evidence.
Contact the police. After an accident, always call law enforcement. Calling the police ensures you will immediately have an official and unbiased third-party gathering evidence. The police officer’s observations will be an important factor down the road in your case. Additionally, they will be able to help determine who is at fault.
Maintain a file of your medical bills and costs. Documenting your injuries and the costs associated with those injuries is vital. Medical bills, therapy bills, medication receipts and property repairs are all compensable. Also keep track of any lost wages and try to keep a journal about mental anguish.
Contact the McAllen Car Crash Lawyer as soon as possible. By hiring an experienced and qualified lawyer, you will be better able to handle the burdens that come with persona injury case.
Contact the McAllen Car Crash Lawyer anytime day or night at 956-501-6565
7022 North 1st Lane, McAllen, Texas 78504, United States
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