McAllen Car Accident Attorney
Personal injury claims allow victims injured in car accidents to recover compensation for the injuries they have suffered. In order to receive compensation, an injured victim must prove that another driver — or, in some cases, defective auto parts, poorly maintained roads or faulty traffic signals — caused the accident in which they were injured. Although this may seem like a straightforward process, the fact of the matter is that insurance companies do everything they can to preserve their financial assets and pay victims as little as possible. In order to reduce your risk of being unfairly compensated, you need to work with a legal team who can fight aggressively on your behalf.
With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, our McAllen personal injury lawyers have handled claims involving nearly every type of car accident. This includes rear-end collisions, side impacts, head-on collisions, rollover accidents and a variety of other crash types. We also have ample experience in representing clients who were involved in distracted driving accidents, including texting accidents, drunk driving accidents, underinsured / uninsured motorist accidents, crashes involving aggressive drivers, hit and runs and accidents caused by defective auto parts (product liability cases).
You can learn more about car accidents and the ways an attorney can help you by reviewing the following topics, all of which are discussed in more detail on this website:
Car Accident Compensation
Recovering financial compensation is of the utmost importance if a car accident victim is to pay for damage to his or her vehicle, the cost of medical care, living expenses while unable to work and all other costs related to the accident. Our attorneys always pursue maximum economic and non-economic damages to help our clients get the support they need.
Cars vs. Large Trucks
When a car is involved in a traffic accident with a large truck, such as a tractor-trailer or tanker truck, the consequences may be catastrophic. Occupants of other vehicles account for about eight in ten injuries and fatalities in multi-vehicle truck accidents, according to 2011 statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you were struck by a commercial vehicle, a lawyer at our firm can seek justice on your behalf.
The crashworthiness of a vehicle refers to its ability to protect occupants in the event of a collision. If a vehicle is poorly designed or has manufacturing defects, and this result in an occupant sustaining greater injury, this may provide a victim with grounds for a product liability lawsuit. Manufacturers have an obligation to produce safe vehicles that provide reasonable protection in a crash.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted drivers are one of the greatest hazards on Texas roadways. Whether a driver is talking on the phone, texting, talking to a passenger or looking at a navigation system, his or her ability to drive safely will be affected. Distractions affect visual attention, mental attention and manual attention and can have serious consequences. According to the NHTSA, more than 3,300 people lost their lives in distracted-related accidents in 2012.
High-Speed Car Accidents
Speeding is dangerous, and high-speed collisions have the potential to cause life-threatening or even fatal injuries. Unfortunately, about one in three traffic fatalities in the U.S. occur in speeding-related accidents. Our lawyers can offer the level of legal counsel that is needed after a high-speed collision to help a victim begin rebuilding his or her life.
Hiring a Car Accident Attorney
Do you need an attorney? This is a question you may be asking yourself if you were injured in an auto accident. Not all car accident claims require the attention of a legal professional, but if you were seriously injured or are running into problems securing a reasonable settlement or fair treatment during the claims process, a McAllen car accident attorney at our firm can protect your interests and legal rights.
Liability for a Car Accident
Determining liability is one of the most important aspects of resolving a car accident claim or lawsuit. We must investigate the collision to determine its cause and therefore what party should be held legally responsible for a victim's injuries. This may be another driver or even an auto manufacturer for a defective product or another entity for hazardous roads. We will seek out any and all potentially at-fault parties to help our clients seek fair compensation.
Fighting for Car Accident Victims in McAllen, Texas
Your successful personal injury claim depends on a thorough investigation and strong and convincing presentation of liability. As these claims are frequently contested by insurance companies, it is recommended that you consult with a legal professional rather than file a claim yourself. If you do choose to file a claim by yourself, you run the risk of insurance companies utilizing their extensive resources to shift fault away from their drivers, which can result in you receiving less compensation than you need or deserve.
The consequences of a car accident can be severe. The financial struggles that result from costly medical bills and lost wages from the inability to work can quickly add up. In addition, serious injuries can create a marked impact on the quality of a victim's life. Whatever type of car accident you were involved in and however severe your injuries are, Stern Law Group is prepared to fight for your right to maximum compensation. It is important to remember that, although you have the right to seek damages, the legal system is not perfect and far too many victims don't receive the compensation they deserve. Contact our offices today to discuss your case.
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