Operating a motor vehicle is one of the riskiest activities in Brownsville and around Texas. In 2017, Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts reveals that traffic-related incidents claimed the lives of more than 3,700 victims. Plus, a person suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents every 2 minutes. It’s even more disturbing that these collisions were not limited to just cars, semi-trucks, motorcycles, and similar vehicles. Pedestrians and people riding bicycles are included among the victims. If you were hurt in such an incident, it’s essential to consult with a car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle accident attorney right away.
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You’re at a disadvantage if you try to pursue your claim without representation. Insurance companies can be difficult in the claims process, and you’ll need an experienced Brownsville personal injury lawyer to secure what you really deserve or if you need to go to court. Plus, your focus should be on recovering from your injuries. At the Begum Law Group, our motor vehicle lawyers will take on the claims process and shoulder the legal burdens you face.
Please call The Law Giant today at 956-982-1800 or via our online form to schedule a free, no-risk consultation with one of our Brownsville vehicle accident lawyers. We don’t charge up-front fees and are only paid when you recover compensation.
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You may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses as the victim of a traffic-related collision. The auto and other vehicle accident lawyers at Begum Law Group can help you navigate the complex claims process. Our firm handles all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
Negligence is behind many motor vehicle accidents in Brownsville, even though specific causes may vary. Though it’s a term that’s used interchangeably with carelessness, negligence is a common legal concept in personal injury cases. To succeed on a claim based upon negligence related to a motor vehicle accident, you must show that someone breached a legal duty to exercise reasonable care. You also need to demonstrate that this breach of legal duty was a direct cause of the incident that led to your injuries.
Examples of motorist negligence include:
In addition, the recent increase in motorists using their cell phones highlights the serious problem of distracted driving. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reveals that around 481,000 motorists text, talk, or use their cell phone while driving. Motorists engage in such risky behaviors despite the fact that it’s against the law in Texas.
Drivers aren’t the only ones who may be negligent in a motor vehicle accident. Pedestrians and bicycles are also required to follow the Texas rules of the road, and can contribute to traffic-related incidents through their own acts. Some examples of negligence include:
You’re probably shaken and confused after being hurt, but some tips on what to do next may help you get through such a horrific experience. In some cases, your injuries will be too severe to take on these tasks. Your health is the priority, but follow up once you’re physically able. Your motor vehicle accident claim depends on undertaking the following steps:
An attorney may tell you to report the accident to your own insurance company, but only if it’s relevant to the accident. If you were injured as a pedestrian or bicycle rider, this may not be necessary. Don’t reach out to the other person’s insurance company until after you speak with a lawyer. There are many variables in motor vehicle accident cases, which is why legal counsel is critical.
You may also take advantage of some local resources, which may be useful for accident prevention or after you’ve been injured.
The term “compensation” is used a lot in connection with personal injury claims, including those involving motor vehicle accidents. It refers to the monetary amount you may be able to recover for your damages, such as:
Successfully obtaining these financial damages requires extensive experience and knowledge of the Texas laws governing your claim. At Begum Law Group, we have a track record of getting what our clients are entitles to and know how to determine an accurate value for what you’ve endured. We can help you maximize your possible recovery through:
Our legal team starts by conducting a thorough investigation into the causes and contributing factors in your case. We work with various professionals to reconstruct the circumstances behind the accident, so we can show how the responsible party breached the duty of legal care.
Some of the damages listed above can be supported by receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and income tax information. However, it’s not as easy to show your level of pain, how much your life is affected by your injuries, or implications for your personal relationships.
Therefore, our attorneys also communicate with your doctor and treating physicians about your injuries. We’ll consult with medical professionals who will review your medical records and explain how your injuries limit your life and activities.
Once we have solid evidence from our investigation, it’s necessary to file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company. Claims adjusters meticulously scrutinize the details of your claim, looking for reasons to deny it or offer a low settlement amount. Our car and other vehicle accident attorneys are persistent in settlement negotiations, and we will only accept an amount that’s sufficient to compensate you for your losses.
If settlement negotiations with the insurance company break down, our lawyers are prepared to take your claim to court. We’ll prepare the documents alleging the essential elements of a negligence case, supported by medical records, accident reports, and other relevant information. In court, our litigation attorneys will also:
The Texas Department of Transportation collects data on all types of motor vehicle accidents in Brownsville and throughout the state. Every year, they publish a report on “Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics.” The numbers for 2017 reveal the risks for Brownsville area residents and visitors:
Additional statistics and trends demonstrate that some roadways in Brownsville present a higher risk of motor vehicle accidents, such as:
is the median award in motor vehicle accident injury cases. - DOJ
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If you suffered injuries in any traffic-related incident, it’s essential to work with a car crash or other vehicle accident lawyer. At Begum Law Group, we are ready to help. While every case is different, we bring decades of experience and a passion for helping victims recover everything possible under the law.The Law Giant is who you want after any Brownsville motor vehicle accident. Please contact us online or call 956-982-1800 to schedule a free, no-risk consultation. There are no up-front costs, and we’re only paid after you recover compensation.