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Traffic accidents in and around the Austin area have the potential to cause serious personal injury. The Austin automobile accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., understand this pain and trauma and are here to help. How often car accidents happen in the central Texas area may surprise you. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 15,252 crashes in Travis county alone in 2009. Of these crashes, a reported 4,264 resulted in “serious injuries” to those involved. A serious injury usually meant that a victim was transported to and given care at a hospital. Sadly, 95 people lost their lives in car accidents that year. If the negligence of another person caused your car accident, contact one of our knowledgeable Austin automobile accident lawyers today.
The person, or party, at fault in a car accident is determined by the law of negligence. When a person chooses to get behind the wheel of a car and drive, they are subject to upholding a “Duty of Care” to those they share the roads with. This duty simply means that they will abide by the laws and regulations in place to ensure the safety of others. When drivers breach this duty, by engaging in negligent driving practices, then serious injury can take place. Examples of negligent driving behaviors that cause Austin automobile accidents, but not limited to, are:
[li]Drunk Driving [/li]
[li]Traveling with Excessive Speed[/li]
[li]Ignoring Signs [/li]
[li]Texting while Driving [/li]
[li]Failing to Yield [/li]
[li]Unlawful Turns [/li]
If you believe that the negligence of another driver was the causation for your accident, contact one of our seasoned Austin automobile accident lawyers right away. Knowing your rights and where you stand, legally, as a victim is key. Our friendly, knowledgeable attorneys can assist you in this process and help guide you down the path to a successful recovery.
In the Aftermath
The moments following an automobile accident can be stressful and confusing. Wondering who is going to pay for vehicle repairs, ambulance costs, medical bills, and for any lost wages due to an injury can be hard to determine. This is why you need progressive Austin automobile accident lawyers on your side. We can lay out all the particulars of your individual case and pursue an appropriate compensation figure for you for these losses. As many of these bills can add up quickly, we realize that our clients need full compensation to address these present and future problems. Maximum compensation is generally awarded only after a successful trial, our lawyers know this and are not afraid to go the distance in court.
In most situations, the responsible party’s insurance company will try to contact you immediately after an accident takes place. When this occurs, respectfully decline any further communication with them without one of our professional Austin automobile accident lawyers present. Many times the greedy insurance company will try to trick you into revealing potentially incriminating information regarding your case. They may pretend to want to hear your side of the story but the reality is they’re simply trying to obtain information to discredit your story and limit your payout. Electing to openly discuss your case with the insurance company without an attorney present can significantly reduce your compensation total.
Now is the time to evaluate your case and determine a compensation figure for your injury or loss. Contact the experienced Austin automobile accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., today to review your case. Our helpful, friendly lawyers are standing by for you and are willing to take your case to court if needed. As always, if we don’t win your case then you won’t pay any fees.