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Our Firm Helps Injured People Recover After a Car Wreck

It only takes a moment for life to change forever. A car crash happens every 56 seconds in Texas. In 2019, 3,610 people lost their lives256,338 were injured, and hundreds of thousands of families were left reelingIt shouldn’t be that way. 

People injured or killed in a crash that wasn’t their fault deserve more than the stress, pain, and frustration that life after the accident can bring. At Will Adams Law Firm, we fight to make sure that every one of our clients gets the financial resources they need to recover as fully as possible and to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable.  

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a crash and doesn’t know what to do next, reach out to us. We can help you understand your options, make the best choicefor your future, and help guide you through the legal process with dignity and respect. 

Ready to schedule a private, complimentary meeting with one of our personal injury attorneys?

Fill out this simple online contact form or give our office a call at 1-800-559-0593.  

What Causes Texas Car Crashes?

Every crash is different. The time of day, weather, and type of vehicle can all impact your car crash case. Because of these unique factors, your injuries, damages, and path to recovery will be different than anyone else’s experience.  

After a crash, our highly trained team of car crash lawyers can carefully investigate its unique details and uncover hidden factors that other, less experienced professionals might miss. Some of the most common car crash causes include: 

  • Speeding 
  • Ignoring traffic signs and signals 
  • Unsafe maneuvering, including unsafe lane changes or failing to signal 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Driving under the influence 
  • Driving while sleepy, drowsy, or fatigued 

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These crashes can also be influenced or made worse by other factors that are easier to miss, like: 

  • Driving while buzzed or on prescription medications that interfere with cognition 
  • Texting, messaging, or using social media while driving 
  • Talking on the phone 
  • Defective parts, like brake systems, tires, and airbags 

Why does uncovering every factor in the crash matter? Because when you understand everything that contributed to your injuries, you can hold the responsible parties accountable. For example, if a drunk driver was over-served at a bar and their intoxication caused your crash, the business might owe you compensation under Texas’ dram shop laws.  

A Car Accident Can Lead to Multiple Claims and Lawsuits

Texas uses a fault-based system of personal injury law. If someone caused your injuries, you can file a claim with their liability insurance company and demand compensation. However, other insurance policies may also cover the crash. If you’ve been hurt in a Texas crash, you may have claims involving the following insurance policies. 

The At-Fault Driver’s Liability Insurance  

Texas law requires drivers to have at least $30,000 of coverage for injuries per person (up to $60,000 total for each crash) plus an additional $25,000 in coverage for property damage.  

Your Own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage 

PIP coverage pays for your and your passengers’ medical bills, lost wages, and other costs after a crash. While PIP coverage is not technically required in Texas, you have to tell your insurance company in writing if you don’t want itWe always recommend that drivers include PIP coverage in their policy. 

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)  

UM/UIM coverage is optional for Texas motorists, but you must decline the coverage in writing. Many Texans have some UM/UIM coverage, and these policies can be critical after a wreckWhen an at-fault driver doesn’t have enough insurance to cover the cost of your bills, expenses, and damages, a UM/UIM policy can step in and make up some (or all) of the difference. 

Collision Coverage  

Collision coverage helps repair or replace your damaged vehicle after a crash. 

There are other types of insurance policies that are less common than the ones we discuss here that could impact your case. To learn more about your options, please contact our office. 

“Will treats his clients with great kindness and compassion. He fully understands the pain and injustice each victim is going through. This compassion and understanding allows Will to prosecute your case to the fullest. Will is tenacious in pursuing what he feels is the correct settlement for his clients.”

- B & ES – Dallas, TX

“Will, Chris & Sarah. K and I just want to thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us and our family. Throughout this process you have kept us informed and been patient with us (especially me) as we navigated through unchartered territory. Putting things in your hands allowed Karl and I to focus on him getting better.”

- SC – Katy, TX

“Hi Will, I just wanted to take a minute and let you and your wonderful staff know just how much we appreciate each one of you! All of you have been so great to us. Y’all have always answered any and all questions immediately and never left us hanging or wondering about anything. All of you have made this.”

- SB – Katy, TX

"Dear Sarah, you are the best legal assistant in the history of such creatures of legend and lore. (And Brian is in the tribe too) Do take a copy of this email to your next annual performance review... you have raised the bar. Thank you for all your help!"

- AM – Houston, TX

"I wanted to thank you both for a job well done and for an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. I appreciated your expertise and your thoroughness of preparation, as well as keeping me informed of the possible outcomes at each major point.Will, I think that Chris did an excellent job and wanted to bring that to your attention."

- MJ – Katy, TX

What Should You Do After a Crash?

If all of this information seems overwhelming or confusing, don’t worry. You don’t have to go through all this by yourself. At Will Adams Law Firm, we worry about the details of our clients’ cases—including insurance policies, finding all the causes of a crash, and filing all the right paperwork—so they can focus on their recovery.

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However, there are some steps you can take in the minutes, days, and weeks after a crash that can protect your case and help your legal team fight for you.

Call 911

Once it’s safe to do so, call the police after a crash. The responding officer will take down all the details of your crash in a police report, which will be vital evidence for your claim later. If someone is seriously injured, request an ambulance right away.

Take Photos of the Crash

If it’s safe and you’re able, take photos of the crash, your vehicles, the road, and any other variables that seem relevant to the crash. These pictures are incredibly helpful for your case, so even a cell phone camera will do.

Get Witness and Driver Information

Witnesses play a valuable role in helping injured people get the compensation they deserve after a crash. If they’re still at the scene, get the names and contact information of anyone who may have seen the crash happen. Also be sure to write down the name, insurance details, and contact information of any other drivers involved in the crash.

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Go to the Doctor

You should still seek medical attention after a crash, even if you weren’t taken to the emergency room by ambulance. Hidden injuries, like concussions, internal bleeding, or soft tissue damage, can seem “fine” right after the crash, but get worse over time. A doctor can often identify these injuries before they cause extensive damage, and your medical records will act as proof in your insurance claim or lawsuit.

Keep Track of Your Losses

If your injuries have caused you to miss work, struggle to take care of your family, or otherwise disrupt your life, write these details down. Similarly, keep all of your crash-related bills and receipts. These records will help your legal team fight for the compensation you deserve.

Call a Lawyer

Fighting for a fair settlement after a crash is notoriously difficult. With an experienced attorney on your side, you’ll be able to understand how much your case is worth, identify and hold the responsible parties accountable, and get the resources you need to recover.

Hurt in a Crash? Will Adams Law Firm Is Ready to Meet With You

We know that the road to recovery can be long and difficult. But getting the compensation you deserve shouldn’t be a fight, especially when the crash wasn’t your fault. At Will Adams Law Firm, we are proud to stand up for Texans like you, fighting to make sure injured people and their families get the best possible outcome after they’ve been injured.

We treat every client with dignity, empathy, and respect, and fight hard to ensure they get a fair outcome and the compensation they deserve.

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Get started today by scheduling a complimentary case evaluation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We’ll meet with you privately to learn more about what happened and help you take the next best step.

Ready to schedule a private, complimentary meeting with one of our personal injury attorneys?

Fill out this simple online contact form or give our office a call at 1-800-559-0593.  

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Texas Department of Transportation. (2020, April 15). Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Facts Calendar Year 2019.  Retrieved from https://ftp.txdot.gov/pub/txdot-info/trf/crash_statistics/2019/01.pdf  The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.