1. Determine if anyone needs medical assistance.
2. Obtain the full name, driver’s license number, date of birth, license plate and automobile insurance information of all drivers.
3. Obtain the contact information of any witnesses, including the full name, driver’s license number, date of birth, telephone number and email.
4. Contact the police.
5. Contact an automobile accident attorney.
6. Do not talk the other driver’s insurance company until you have hired an automobile accident attorney.
7. Seek treatment for your injuries.
The trucker, the trucking company and the truck manufacturer and others may carry responsibility for the accident. The trucker must be carefully examined including the truck driver’s responsibilities, actions, training, physical and mental state, and credentials. The driver’s logs will be reviewed to determine if the driver complied with state and federal regulations and laws including laws on rest periods. Driver’s fatigue is one of the leading causes of trucking accidents. The vehicle’s records will be examined to determine the vehicle’s loading, maintenance, inspection and testing.
The types of evidence used to prove fault in a trucking case include trucking logs, police reports, witness statements, cell phone records, the truck driver’s employment records and the trucking company’s safety records.
There is neither a minimum nor a maximum amount for a personal injury settlement. Instead, the settlement for a personal injury case is based on many factors such as the nature of the injury, the extent of the injury, the cost of “economic damages” (lost wages, medical bills, trauma.), and the time range the injury is expected to last. To help you declare a value or an amount on a specific injury case, see and talk with a reliable lawyer such as The Kashar Law Firm.
Settling your personal injury claim must include all types of injuries or damages available to you. Otherwise, you may lose your right to recover those losses. Included in “economic damages” are past and future medical bills, past an future lost wages, rental car expenses, property damage and other specific financial burdens. General damages include past and future pain and suffering, past and future mental anguish, past and future impairment, and possible past ad future disfigurement.
The parents usually do not have any access to their child’s settlement funds. This is because there are parents who use their child’s money for their own personal benefit, so protection for this money has been established by law.
It is the court who will keep the child’s settlement money in a “blocked” bank account until he turns 18.
Anyone who has been injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence has the right to file a claim for compensation as long as you had no role in causing your injury and damages. You can recover compensation by establishing the other party’s liability.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death is two years. This means that a lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. Failure to file a lawsuit within that time period can result in the inability to obtain compensation from the liable party.
Accident victims are not required by law to retain an attorney, but the benefits are great. On average, individuals who are represented by a lawyer recover more compensation on average than those people who handle their claim on their own. Make sure you have the advantage of a lawyer’s knowledge and ability to represent you.
I was in a car accident and the other person does not have enough insurance to cover me. What can I do?
In Texas, if you were in a car accident caused by another motorist who has inadequate or no insurance, and you have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance policy, your insurance company should pay for any damages or injuries you may have sustained.
Oftentimes a settlement can be made between you and the insurance without having to go to trial. This is the best and most desirable outcome. However, if the insurance company continues to refuse to provide adequate compensation, you may have to pursue a higher payout in court. Either way, it is vital to have a personal injury lawyer such as The Kashar Law Firm on your side. They have the knowledge and skill to build a strong case on your behalf.
Negligence an be described as the failure to act with caution or care and this failure to act causes injury or damage. A good way to determine whether a person was negligent is to ask: “Would a reasonably prudent person have acted in the same manner if put in the same or similar circumstances?” If the answer is no, the person may have been negligent.
There are two important reasons to see your doctor immediately after your car accident. First, you need to get medical attention for your injuries, making sure that you heal properly. This is especially important if you suffer a catastrophic injury. Second, seeing a doctor means that your injuries are documented in your medical records and diagnostic tests, including X-rays and MRIs.