Car Accidents

   

Austin Car Accident Attorney

Pursuing Justice for the Wrongfully Injured - Call 512-351-7589 Today

At FVF LAW, our Austin car accident lawyers represent the wrongfully injured in pursuit of fair compensation. We understand how scary it is to be involved in a car accident, and we always put our best foot forward to ensure justice is restored on our clients’ behalves. Our team has a well-earned reputation for providing compassionate counsel that is always attentive and results-driven. Over the years, we have won many awards for our outstanding track record. In fact, our commitment to the highest level of legal care has earned us a 10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo and an A+ Rating by the BBB®.

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Car accidents can cause numerous injuries, including:

  • SPINAL CORD INJURIES
  • BROKEN BONES
  • JOINT INJURIES
  • NECK INJURIES
  • BRAIN INJURIES
  • PARAPLEGIA

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accident prevention depends heavily on understanding what actually causes most car wrecks in the country. Likewise, strengthening your case can rely much on whether or not you can prove that your automobile accident was caused by another party, rather than your own mistake. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the majority of car accidents are caused by entirely preventable scenarios.

The three most common causes of car crashes are:

  • Distraction: Drivers who decide to text while driving, converse with passengers, or adjust their stereo systems and other electronics are willingly allowing themselves to become distracted. Taking hands off the wheel, eyes off the road, and mind off the task for only a brief few seconds greatly increases the odds of getting into a traffic collision.
  • Drunk driving: The CDC estimates that close to one-of-three traffic-related deaths in the United States will be caused by a drunk driver. If you are hit by another motorist and you suspect they are intoxicated, call the police immediately. They can remove the dangerous driver from the streets and back up your claim with their reports.
  • Recklessness: Speeding, taking wide turns, making multiple lane changes, and other forms of reckless driving cause a significant number of car accidents each year. Simply following the rules of the road and driving defensively should be able to prevent 100% of reckless driving accidents.

Uninsured Motorists & Hit-and-Run Accidents

An already-complicated car accident case can become even more complex and frustrating if you are hit by an uninsured motorist, or someone who does not have the means to provide coverage for your damages. As with an intoxicated driver who hits you, calling the authorities should be a priority if you are struck by an uninsured motorist, for this is an illegal activity in Texas. Any reports they provide can be used in your favor when you go to file a claim against your own insurance carrier or an injury lawsuit against them later.

If you are the victim of a hit-and-run, or a situation in which you are struck by a driver who leaves before you can collect their insurance information, you should treat it as if you were hit by an uninsured motorist. This is exactly how your insurance provider will see it. Remember that you should still try to get any information that could be useful in identifying the perpetrator, including their vehicle make, color, and model, what portion of their car struck you, and which direction they were heading.

Is Texas an At-Fault Insurance Law State?

Some states in the country are “no fault” car insurance law states, which means that drivers are paid damages from their own car insurance companies after a collision, no matter who is to blame. Texas is not one such state and instead uses the more typical “at-fault” insurance laws. If you are in a car crash in Texas, you will be expected to pay for the necessary recoveries to an extent dependent on your liability.

As a minimum requirement set by law, Texas drivers need coverage for:

+ $30,000 for bodily injury per accident.

+ $60,000 for bodily injury per accident with two or more injured people.

+ $25,000 for property damage per accident.

The damages that come from your coverage will rise if you are more liable for the accident and reduce if you are less liable. The more money that your insurance company has to pay out on your behalf after collisions, the more money you will need to pay them each month in costly premiums. For this reason and much more, it is so important that you do all you can to prove that liability should not rest on your shoulders.

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Auto accidents are commonly caused by some form of negligence, whether a reckless hit and run driver, someone who drove under the influence, or adistracted driver was the cause of your accident. Work with us to hold these drivers responsible for their actions. We have become recognized for the favorable outcomes we have been able to obtain on behalf of our clients, as well as for the direct and customized counsel we provide. Our Austin car accident attorneys proudly serve clients across Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Lee Counties. Work with our firm, and we will do all we can to recover maximum compensation.

If you suffered injuries from a car accident, contact us today for a free consultation at 512-351-7589!

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