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Car Accident Law in Texas

When you’ve been hurt in an accident, you need a Texas auto accident attorney with experience.

Personal injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident can include any type of car accident such as accidents with commercial vehicles, semi-trucks, tractor trailers, and other big rigs. 

In 2020, according to data from Texas Department of Transportation, 1 reportable crash occurred every 1 minute and 7 seconds on Texas roads; 1 person was injured every 2 minutes and 34 seconds, and 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 15 minutes.

We can help you get compensation if you were injured in a car accident.

We have a network of professional resources to get you the treatment you need and representation you deserve.

The professionals at our firm understand what you’re going through – car accidents can impact your life physically, emotionally, and financially. Call 972-833-8000 to get started.

You have questions about the worth of your insurance claim and how long it will take to get a fair settlement. Our car accident attorneys will give you straight, simple answers about medical payments coverage, property damage, and lost wages, as well as assist you in completing all necessary paperwork.

Whether you need help getting money for medical bills and car repairs, or you need someone to step in and deal with the insurance company, we’re here to help get you back on your feet. 

DON’T TALK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY UNTIL YOU TALK TO AN ATTORNEY.

Once they are notified of your accident, representatives from either your insurance or the at-fault party’s insurance company may contact you. It’s best if you avoid speaking with them.

Innocent comments can be manipulated to make it look like the accident was your fault or used to claim that your injuries aren’t severe. They may also try to pressure you into quickly signing a settlement worth far less than you actually need.

An experienced Texas auto accident attorney will take into account your current and future medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, so you get the compensation you need to cover the true costs of your accident.

We’re used to dealing with insurance company tactics, so when the insurance company calls, hang up and contact us instead. We’ll help you figure out whether or not a settlement offer is fair, and we’ll talk to the insurance company for you.

What should you do immediately after a car accident?

Stay at the scene of the accident. Leaving the scene of the accident could qualify you as a hit-and-run driver. If an individual suffered injuries or death from the collision, and you leave the scene, you risk facing criminal charges and serious penalties.

If you're able, check on the other people involved in the accident. If someone needs medical help, call 911. Do not move any individual who expresses they experience back or neck pain, unless a hazard exists that puts the person in imminent danger.

Call the police so they will send someone out to write and file a police report. You will need this report later when you file your insurance claim. Ensure you are able to speak with the officer and present your facts.

Try to exchange basic information (your name, driver’s license number, insurance information, and license plate number) with other parties. Behave in a polite and civil manner, but do not say you are sorry or express any knowledge of wrongdoing on your behalf, as doing so will lay the groundwork for your legal liability.

If possible, talk to witnesses about what they saw and get their names and contact information so your lawyer can later talk to them about what happened and use their accounts to build your case for compensation.

Call your insurance company and give them the basic facts of the incident. Cooperate and be truthful; otherwise, they could deny your claim. Never tell the insurance company you weren't hurt or try to minimize your injuries. In fact, if they ask about your injuries, ask them to speak to your lawyer.

How long does it take for injuries to appear after a car accident?

Many symptoms and injuries can start to appear almost immediately after a collision. You may need immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain that endures for at least two minutes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Severe or sudden pain
  • Sudden weakness or dizziness
  • Sudden change in vision
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Vomiting or coughing blood
  • Change in mental status

Other injuries can be delayed by hours, days, or even weeks. Every person is different, which is why you should never ignore the pain and you should always be checked out by a medical professional after an accident.

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Jacob s. hughey
ATTORNEY AND PARTNER

Jacob is a compassionate, no-nonsense personal injury attorney. Rest assured, he will fight for the best outcome possible for your injuries.

Dustin C. Brown

ATTORNEY AND PARTNER

Dustin practices law for the individual because people need a strong voice in their corner.

Why Choose Stanley & Associates?

decades of combined experience

Our firm provides its clients with knowledgeable, personalized representation in the following practice areas: Auto Accidents, Work Accidents, Dog Bites, Premises Liability (slip and fall cases), and more.

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We know that money is a big deciding factor when choosing an attorney, which is why we don't take payments from our clients up-front. We only get paid when YOU get paid!

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Insurance companies are not looking forward to helping you get better or paying for your damages. They will say and do anything to avoid paying you what you deserve! Hiring an attorney is a great motivator and puts the insurance companies on notice. We're on YOUR side!

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