Richardson Car Accident Lawyer
Serving Car Accident Injury Victims Nationwide
If you were injured because another driver was irresponsible, let MAS Law
help you fight to obtain the full and fair compensation to which you are
entitled. Being injured in a car accident can change a person’s
life instantly. While
injuries can be minor cuts and bruises, they can also include traumatic brain injuries,
lost limbs, and even paralysis. These injuries are not only devastating
to live with, but they are expensive to treat.
How Long Do You Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Texas?
The statute of limitations to file a car accident claim in Texas is the
same as other personal injury cases, two years. This means that you have
two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you will most
likely lose your right to file and recover compensation. There are exceptions
that can lengthen or extend this two-year rule, so it is best to contact
an attorney right away to begin discussing the specifics of your case.
Do I Need to File a Police Report After an Accident?
According to the Texas Transportation Code section 550.026, drivers are
required to report an accident to law enforcement if they accident meets
certain criteria. This criterion includes if the accident results in:
- Injury or death of an individual
- Damage to a vehicle that inhibits the driver from driving safely away from the scene
Accidents that occur in a municipality should be reported to the local
police while accidents that take place outside a municipality should be
reported to the local sheriff.
Get started on your case today! Call
(972) 460-9339 or
contact our auto accident lawyer online.
Building a Strong Case for Your Recovery
MAS Law, we understand how difficult it can be to get back to life when dealing
with a serious injury. You need to focus on getting better—let us
fight for the compensation you need to do so. Our nationwide car accident lawyer,
Mohamad Said, has been named to
Rising Stars℠ three years in a row. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Avvo Clients’
Choice Award, given to him because of his commitment to helping clients
build strong cases.
During your free consultation, we will go over the details of your case
to identify its strengths and weaknesses. This will include gathering
the right evidence and demonstrating the irresponsibility of the other party.
In order to increase your chances at a favorable outcome, you should:
- Make sure to get all the medical treatment you need. While you may think
it’s okay to downplay your injuries, doing so will only hurt you
if your damage amounts are challenged by the insurance company.
- See a doctor right away, tell them everything, and make sure they fully
document every detail of your injuries.
- Don't accept a settlement check from the insurance company. These companies
may tell you that their initial offer is the best you can get, but it
likely is not true. Speak with a qualified attorney first.
- Collect witness testimony and police reports if possible. This will help
corroborate your story and ensure the courts understand your situation better.
Car Accident Liability in Texas
Texas is a “fault” state when it comes to car accident liability.
This means that after an accident the at-fault party is the one responsible
for any resulting damages, although their insurance company is usually
the one who actually pays the bill. This system is opposite some state’s
“no-fault” system which requires all drivers to carry “personal
injury protection” insurance.
This insurance is specifically for the event of a personal injury. In these
states, it is very difficult to hold the responsible party accountable
for their actions. In Texas, anyone injured in a car accident has the
option of filing a personal injury claim.
Oftentimes, however, an accident is caused by more than one party. In these
cases, Texas follows a “comparative fault” rule. This means
that an injured party who is partially responsible for an accident can
file a claim as long as the other party is more at fault than they are.
In a comparative fault claim the percentage of responsibility a defendant
is found to bear will also be deducted from their overall compensation
awarded to them.
For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for the accident that
caused your injuries your total compensation awarded to you by the court
will also be reduced by 20%. Car accident law in Texas can be confusing
and complex which is why our team of attorneys are here to guide you through
your claim while fighting for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Learn more about how we can help you by contacting us today.
Get Compensation for Pain and Suffering
Physical injuries and your medical costs are easy enough to prove, but
what about lasting emotional and psychological damages? Our car accident
attorneys will help you fight for compensation that will cover all your
pain and suffering.
Pain and suffering can include:
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Loss of consortium
- Feelings of shame and humiliation
- Physical pain and discomfort
MAS Law wants to help you recover all economical damages, helping you to
build a strong case to cover injuries, repairs, and pain and suffering.
Can I File A Car Accident Claim After Insurance Pays?
Since most insurance settlements state specifically that the amount agreed
upon will be the only money paid, once you agree to a settlement amount
it’s usually difficult to recover any more compensation. If you
have already signed an agreement, you may still have options. Call MAS
Law today to learn how we can help you.
Keeping Insurance Companies Accountable
When it comes to collecting a settlement check, the insurance company is
not your friend. Their goal is to be profitable, and paying you the full
compensation amount is not in keeping with that aim.
MAS Law can help you build a strong case that demonstrates the fault of
the irresponsible driver as well as your need for compensation. We can
give you advice on moving forward with hope and confidence. Call us today.
Get started on your case by dialing
(972) 460-9339 now to speak with an auto accident lawyer.