Are you suffering from injuries after a car accident that someone else caused? Are you struggling to recover and unable to work temporarily or permanently? Individuals in this situation could retain the services of our Killeen car accident lawyers. We can assist accident victims in pursuing a financial recovery from the liable parties.
Understand the Potential Financial Recovery in Your Car Accident Case
When a car accident results in injuries, your expenses often prove to be larger than you might expect. Damages can vary from one case to another, based on your situation. However, a financial recovery in a car accident case can include:
- Medical expenses, such as for surgery, hospitalization, doctor appointments, rehabilitation, and home health care
- Lost income and loss of future income if you are unable to return to work
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent impairments that affect your ability to work or engage in regular activities that you enjoy
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Your Lawyer Will Prove Your Car Accident Claim
Your lawyer will gather documentation of your injuries and other losses related to your car accident. You will also not have to talk to aggressive adjustors; we will deal with the insurance company for you.
We also may consult experts as needed to ensure we have a clear picture of your future medical prognosis and career opportunities.
Our Law Firm Can Help After You Suffer Injuries in a Car Accident
Since 2002, our lawyers have been working to help injury victims and their families. We know how personal injury claims work and what it takes to resolve them as successfully as possible, based on the individual facts of each case.
While our team cannot guarantee success to any client, we can promise you that we will work aggressively to protect your rights and pursue a financial recovery for your injuries.
When you choose us to represent your interests following a car accident in Killeen, your lawyer can take the following actions to benefit you:
- Investigate the circumstances that led to your accident
- Identify all potentially at-fault parties
- Gather evidence to support your case
- Consult with experts as needed
- Stand up to big insurance companies to get a fair settlement offer in your case
- Protect your right to pursue your case in court by meeting all deadlines
Identify the Parties Who Are Responsible Parties for a Car Accident
You may assume that in a car accident, the motor vehicle driver who caused the accident is at fault. While that may be the case, other parties also may be partially or wholly at fault for your losses. These parties can include:
- Employers of motorists
- Truck drivers and trucking companies
- Manufacturers of motor vehicle parts and components
- Government entities responsible for maintaining roads
You Could Seek Damages from Several Parties After Your Killeen Car Accident
Furthermore, more than one person or party can be liable for a car accident. For instance, in a car accident involving multiple vehicles, more than one driver may be at fault. The Killeen Daily Herald reported on a crash involving multiple parties in June 2021. More than one party could be liable in this accident or yours.
Likewise, in a case involving a semi truck, you may have multiple liable parties, including:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The company responsible for loading the truck
- A parts manufacturer
- The company or mechanic responsible for maintaining the truck.
Our Firm Will Establish Liability in a Car Accident Case
Personal injury cases that stem from injuries in car accidents typically rely on a legal theory of negligence. You must prove that a party is liable for your car accident by using evidence to show that the party was negligent in causing your accident.
Negligence is a reckless or careless disregard for the safety of others. One can be negligent by taking some affirmative action or by failing to take any actions. A person may be negligent if a reasonable person faced with the same situation would have acted differently.
Your Lawyer Will Prove Negligence in Your Case
Not every at-fault party will be liable. Sometimes, you can claim against the responsible party’s Proof of negligence generally involves evidence showing four separate elements:
- The party owed a legal duty to others, such as all motorists owe to other drivers and passengers on the road
- The party breached the legal duty of care in some way
- The breach of the legal duty of care resulted in the accident that injured you
- You suffered injuries as a result of the accident
Showing negligence requires proof that the at-fault party breached the legal duty of care. Examples as to how a motorist might breach the legal duty of care while driving can include:
- Disregarding stop signs or traffic lights
- Driving while intoxicated
Know the Deadlines for Filing a Car Accident Injury Claim
We know that the aftermath of a car accident can be tough. You may be:
- Getting medical treatment
- Unable to work for some time
- Trying to recover from your injuries
Getting legal help may not be your first thought during this challenging time. Nonetheless, you cannot let too much time go by after your accident without getting legal advice.
Under Texas law, you generally must file your claim or lawsuit within two years after your car accident. Failing to file before this deadline can result in you being unable to pursue any financial recovery for your injuries related to the accident.
We can help protect your right to file your claim for benefits and take court action to meet all filing deadlines. While you focus on your physical and mental recovery after your car accident, your lawyer serving Killeen can handle your legal claim and ensure its timely filing.
Call Our Lawyers for Help After Your Car Accident
Have you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident? You may be able to pursue a financial recovery from those who caused your accident. Our lawyers are here to take immediate legal action and protect your right to a recovery.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ today for a free initial consultation about your case. We are eager to listen to your story, evaluate your claim, and discuss all available legal options.