South Texas Auto Accident Lawyers
A Dedicated Law Firm for Car Accident Victims
Dedicated Representation From A Respected Texas Law Firm
Both of our attorneys are currently Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We have a complete understanding of the law in these matters, and we understand the tactics the insurance companies use to avoid their responsibility in these matters. We utilize proven strategies to overcome these tactics and pursue every available option in an effort to protect your interests.
We have experience representing clients who have been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, including:
- Accidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Accidents resulting from tire blowouts or other automotive defects
- Construction zone accidents
- Accidents at railroad crossings
What to Do When You Have an Auto Accident
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an auto accident due to the error of someone else, it can be a frightening experience and you may not know what the next steps are to protect yourself. After an auto accident, it is best to reach out to a Texas car accident lawyer for assistance. There are many items that need to be taken after an accident; from collecting evidence, to talking with your insurance company. Let our team at The Snapka Law Firm take care of all proceedings following an auto accident so you can focus on your health. Contact us today to get help for your case immediately.
Do I Need A Texas Car Accident Lawyer?
It can be hard to decipher if you are in need of a lawyer following an auto accident.
Life is likely to get far more stressful after an accident. This is why passing the legal work of a claim onto a team of specialists is a good idea. Your insurance company is likely to try and give you as little compensation as possible – but if you hire an expert in the field, you’ll increase your chances of getting a more substantial compensation.
Types of Car Accident Injuries That Occur in Texas
Injuries caused from auto accidents can often vary in many ways, but some of the ones that are more commonly reported in Texas include:
- Brain bleeding or concussions
- Broken and/or fractured bones
- Head and neck injuries (for example, whiplash)
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord damages
- Any severe injuries or pains that you’d contact your doctor or injury lawyer about
How Can A Texas Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?
It’s important for anyone in this situation to understand that the severity or type of damages, can make a difference in how much you can claim. For example, uninsured drivers aren’t entitled to non-economic payments for damages. This is the case even if the other driver is clearly at fault. Non-economic damages include fees for physical impairment, pain and suffering, and more. Uninsured drivers can however recover non-economic damages if they’re involved in an accident with a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Regardless of the situation every case is unique, and there’s a chance that compensation can be won – which is why it can be so vital to get in touch with an expert who can help you to understand your rights.
- You might be able to make a claim if you suffer from:
- Lost wages
- Medical fees
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
- Punitive damages
If the other driver isn’t being safe on the road, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to make a claim against them. Some of the most common incidents are:
- Driving too fast or too slow
- Distracted or Drowsy driving
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
- Driving while impaired
- Failing to yield out of the way when they should
Here are the most common collisions that occur in Texas:
- Hit object
- Overturned vehicles
- Side swipe
Speeding, unsafe lane changes, alcohol and drugs, and failing to follow traffic signals are just a few of the many causes of vehicle accidents in Texas.
Car Accident Insurance Laws In Texas
One of the first things you should do after an accident is contact a professional attorney. This, alongside learning more about the laws and how long you have to file a claim, are often crucial. There is a time limit so if you wait to file a claim, you may not be able to claim compensation at all. This is called the statute of limitations. Anyone who’s been involved in a car accident in Texas has up to 2 years to file a lawsuit against the person they feel is responsible for the damage. However, it’s important to keep in mind that if you fail to make a lawsuit in this time frame, you may not get the chance to obtain compensation ever again.
The insurance company of the responsible driver will often want a statement, or legal access to your medical records. Generally, it’s best to wait until you can consult a professional attorney – as the insurance company will try their best to defend their client. Because of this, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll want to help you.
To make the most of your claim, you need to ensure that you have a professional to represent you and help you through your case. Your Texas car accident legal team may also get in touch with other experts to get additional reports to help you if you need to go to court. Some of the most important things a lawyer can do for you include:
- A thorough investigation of the accident
- A reconstruction of the incident
- Finding how much compensation you’re entitled to
- Making sure you get the medical treatment you need
- Handling your medical information
- Negotiating prices with insurance companies
- If necessary, filing a bad faith insurance case
- Ensuring that you get a medical evaluation
How Can The Snapka Law Firm Help Me?
An attorney can often help in several different ways in these types of injury claims – and regardless of what you need, it’s best to get in touch with a professional lawyer as soon as possible. If you’re not sure what to do after the accident, be sure to let our experts at The Snapka Law Firm help you.
Whether you’re dealing with medical expenses, or struggling with your car insurance company to get the right payout; you’ll benefit from the assistance of a professional Texas car accident lawyer. They’ll have all the experience and skill they need to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, while allowing you to focus on your recovery.
If you believe you have a case against a negligent driver, fill out the form on this page or call now to get in touch with our team today for a free consultation. We’re here to help you fight and get the justice you deserve. With our passion, dedication, and precision to detail, we’re sure that we will provide you with the most compensation for your case.
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What Makes the Snapka Law Firm, Injury Lawyers Different?
At the Snapka Law Firm, we understand the devastating consequences of a serious injury resulting from another's negligent actions. Not only do we provide tenacious legal representation, we help you get through this trying time by dealing with the burdens of your personal injury case on your behalf. Every case we accept is handled personally by one of our attorneys who will be committed to helping you understand the process while preparing your case for resolution. As a small but highly focused firm, we provide a more personalized attention to detail that you won't often find with larger law firms. With decades of courtroom experience, the Snapka Law Firm has delivered our clients millions of dollars in compensation as a result of successful verdicts and settlements. With our personalized touch, extensive experience, and strong relationships with investigation specialists and industry experts, you'll be represented by one of the best personal injury law firms in South Texas.
Kathryn Snapka is one of the few attorneys in Texas that is board certified in personal injury trial law and her firm has been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Super Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, and American Board of Trial Advocates. Our firm has won hundreds of cases for injury clients resulting in a reputation amongst defense attorneys that deters them from taking their case to trial against us. When working with the Snapka Law Firm we fight for the highest compensation for your losses and damages with the least amount of inconvenience to you. If you have been a victim of a serious injury, contact us for your free personalized consultation today.