Car Accident Attorney in El Paso
Hundreds of car accidents happen every day in Texas. We never plan on being in a car accident, but the reality is we are always at risk.
As a whole, our society is desensitized to car accidents because they happen often and we always hear about the serious accidents on the nightly news. However, car accidents are responsible for many deaths across the country. In fact, According to NHTSA data, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015. Car accidents are not a light matter and should not be treated as such. If you have been in a car accident, call us today.
Why Do Car Accidents Happen?
Car accidents can happen for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include reckless driving, drinking and driving, distracted driving and weather conditions. Even the smallest amount of rainfall causes accidents on our streets because many El Paso residents are not accustomed to driving on a wet roadway. A few things you can do to stay safe on the road are to always wear your seatbelt, never use your cellphone while behind the wheel, always keep your eyes on the road and keep both hands on the wheel. When you are vigilant and use defensive driving, you can significantly reduce the risk of being involved in a car accident.
Common Car Accident Related Injuries
Drivers and passengers might walk away from a car accident with minor scrapes, bruises, and minor pain if they are lucky. However, this is not always the case. Some of the most common and severe injuries due to car accidents include traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, back, neck, and chest injuries, cuts,abrasions and burns. Broken bones and diaphragm ruptures are also common. These are some of the most common injuries suffered during a car accident. However, there are various other injuries our office has seen depending on the severity of the accident.
Car accidents can alter your life whether your injuries are minor or serious. Your medical bills will pile up, you may miss time from work because of the injuries you suffered due to the car accident and you may scramble to find a way to pay for your medical treatment. Do not stress. Contact our office today to learn how we can help you recover for the injuries you suffered due to another driver’s negligence.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
It is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible following the accident.However, the first thing you should do is ensure that you and any other people involved in the accident receive medical care if there are injuries. You should also notify the police so they can investigate the accident and file an accident report. The accident report is important for liability purposes and includes who was at fault in the accident and may provide grounds for establishing liability on the other party.The accident report will have the other driver’s insurance information. If you choose not to call the police, you should exchange insurance information and drivers license information with the other driver. Finally, you should take as many pictures and videos of the accident scene as possible including pictures of the surrounding area and property damage.
Personal injury cases are time-sensitive and immediate action is the best step forward. There are many moving parts in a personal injury case that can increase or decrease the value of your potential claim. Injury severity, property damage and which party was negligent are a few of the factors in determining the value of your claim.
Contact Joseph Law, PLLC
We offer free initial consultations and accept car accident cases on contingency fees. This means it does not cost you anything to contact us, you will not have to pay any legal fees or expenses unless we recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us today.