Automobile accidents happen in an instant, but serious collisions can have results that last a lifetime. Major accidents may lead to property damage, sustained injuries, loss of work, emotional trauma, and even loss of life. Pain can make working and other daily tasks a difficult and frustrating ordeal. Injuries can turn your life — and the lives of the loved ones around you — completely upside down.
If you have been involved in a serious automobile accident in Austin, it’s important that you understand your rights — and how you can protect those rights by making educated decisions. Taking the necessary steps to care for your injuries and preserve evidence will help you receive proper compensation for your accident and pay for your losses, financial and otherwise.
Our team of Austin motor vehicle accident lawyers at FVF has more than 70 years of combined experience handling all kinds of motor vehicle accidents, including accidents that result in permanent injuries, catastrophic losses, and death. We can advise you as you seek to obtain medical care and document the details of your case. We’ll help you decide if you have grounds for legal action and guide you through the process of creating a claim, filing a complaint, obtaining a settlement, or even going to trial. We can’t undo the consequences of an accident, but we can help you recover your losses and hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. Making informed decisions can save you tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Perhaps the most immediate and distressing aspect of a major automobile collision is their tendency to result in injuries, both temporary and lasting. In fact, many permanent head, neck, and spine injuries are commonly attributed to automobile accidents. Victims suffering from these conditions often face long recovery times, high medical costs, emotional trauma, loss of motor function or ability to work, and more.
Painful injuries are difficult enough, but there may be additional economic and emotional burdens associated with your recovery that are not reflected by medical bills alone. The lifetime expenses of living with an injury or caring for a loved one with a debilitating condition can be very high, often totaling up to millions of dollars in serious cases.
Even less permanent issues can have serious financial consequences. For instance, you may need to miss work and therefore suffer from lost wages, or you may have to hire professionals to help you take care of basic tasks like transportation, cleaning your home, preparing meals, and so forth.
You may also suffer emotional trauma or loss of quality of life — non-economic damages that still impact your standard of living. Many accident victims experience serious mental anguish, developing post-traumatic stress conditions, depression, or anxiety. And if a relative or loved one has passed away due to an accident, the loss of companionship can also cause a great deal of suffering.
An experienced Austin personal injury lawyer can help you access the actual cost of your accident, including losses that are difficult to calculate, like lowered quality of life and emotional trauma.
When motor vehicle accidents occur, it’s important to respond quickly and properly, both to ensure the health and safety of yourself and other involved parties, and to help your case should you have grounds to seek compensation.
The primary roles of a personal injury lawyer are to educate you about your rights and options, counsel you through the entire claim and legal process, and help you make decisions and develop a strategy for maximizing your recovery in your motor vehicle accident case.
Austin motor vehicle accident lawyers do a lot more than bring cases to trial, though the lawyers at FVF are glad to take a case to trial when necessary and have secured outstanding jury verdicts in the past. But most motor vehicle accident cases are resolved with a settlement before trial, which helps avoid the risks and uncertainty that a trial can bring.
We will explain your options for seeking medical treatment and help you understand what kind of medical tests and documentation you need from your doctor. We can begin to formulate your case as soon as you see a doctor, and specifically tailor the best strategy for your case based on all facts and circumstances.
Our expert team of Austin personal injury specialists can also help you understand your rights when dealing with insurance providers, whether the other auto insurance carriers, your own automobile insurance provider and your health insurance. We will advise you on how to seek care that will not put you in financial duress, and evaluate the sources of recovery to make sure you are making the best choices possible for your medical treatment.
We’ll also ensure that the incident is thoroughly investigated, internally and with the proper authorities. Our team will help you capture evidence to support your case, obtaining records and data that may prove crucial to your claim. We will help you identify all of the parties involved, particularly as they pertain to insurance providers, cases involving commercial vehicles, or wrongful death claims.
There are several elements involved in building a case and seeing it to conclusion. While not every case will go through all of these steps, this is the basic process for seeking compensation.
At FVF, we have successfully handled many different types of motor vehicle accidents in Austin, including those involving commercial vehicles, wrongful death, and more. We can help you understand your rights and assist you in the process of seeking damages and compensation for your injuries. Here are the types of motor vehicle accident cases we most frequently handle.
The process of seeking damages from a motor vehicle accident can be very complicated for an individual to navigate alone. Our skilled personal injury attorneys can hold negligent parties responsible for their actions and protect your personal and financial well-being. Our team has a passion for the law and a personal commitment to the victims of motor vehicle accidents, coupled with a strong reputation for winning millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of individuals injured in collisions. We believe our first responsibility is to our clients, which is why we offer education and expert guidance to every individual who engages us.
If you’re ready to learn more about your rights after a motor vehicle accident, contact us today to uncover your options and receive a free initial consultation with a lawyer. Our Austin motor vehicle accident lawyers are standing by and has the experience to make sure all your questions are answered.
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