El Paso Car Accident Lawyer

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The crash statistics for the state of Texas are staggering. In 2017, more than 18,800 crashes were reported in El Paso County alone. Over 2,000 of these crashes involved injury, and 55 of the car accidents resulted in a fatality. Irresponsible and negligent motorists who cause such accidents need to be held liable for their actions. "Accidents" only happen when drivers choose to disregard the rules of the road and decide to use their cell-phone, drink and drive, or break basic traffic laws.

When these drivers and their insurance companies don't take responsibility for the harm that they have caused, the attorneys at Chavez Law Firm step in to hold them accountable and protect the community. Chavez Law Firm is dedicated to the safety of El Paso residents and can provide exceptional representation for people who need to obtain compensation for a serious car crash.

Call our El Paso car accident attorneys at (915) 996-9173 or email us. Get started with a free consultation.

Common Car Accident Injuries

The leading cause of traffic collisions in Texas is speeding; this is true for most states. Speeding creates a significantly shorter reaction time for both the driver and the vehicle. Driving in bad weather is dangerous to begin with, but when you speed in bad weather, your chances of getting into an accident increase exponentially.

Due to the high number of car accidents, caused by speeding or other factors, that occur each year, car collisions are the leading cause of personal injury claims in Texas and throughout the United States. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Seat belt injuries
  • Airbag injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Other damages can include property repair and replacement, medical bills, loss of income, and even mileage to and from doctor appointments. Anyone who has been seriously injured in an accident has every right to obtain fair compensation by filing an injury claim with the help of an El Paso car accident attorney.

Accidents Caused By Police Chases

If you've sustained injuries or damages because of a car accident that occurred during the course of a police chase, you need to fight for restitution. Whether you were hit by the fleeing suspect or your accident was caused by the pursuing officers, you should not be left to pay the consequences. Do not hesitate to reach out to our El Paso car accident lawyer with questions if you find yourself in this situation.

Important Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Car accidents are stressful. After a collision, it is important to stay as calm as possible and remember a few important actions.‚Äč

  • Call 911. Even if no one appears to be injured immediately, having police assistance will help to calm the situation.
  • Get medical attention. If you are not seriously injured and don't need to be transported to the hospital from the accident, you should still get assessed by a doctor. Some injuries may become apparent in the days following the collision. If you don't get a doctor's assessment, you may find it difficult to prove that your injuries actually came from the accident. Be sure to keep all documentation about all the medical care that you receive. This could be vital later on in the case.
  • Don't admit fault. The police and insurance companies may ask you a number of questions about the accident. It's important to stick to the facts and that you don't admit it was your fault in any way. This could be used against you when you try to claim compensation.
  • Document the scene of the accident. Take pictures of everything - the damage to your car and personal property, your injuries, skid marks in the road, and the location of the accident.
  • Get a copy of the police report. You have the right to get a copy of the police report. Insurance companies will often accept police reports as a credible source of information.
  • Contact a lawyer. Our skilled El Paso car accident attorney can walk you through the process of filing an injury claim and protect your rights throughout your case.

Contact Chavez Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Don't wait! Take action against a negligent driver today if they caused your injuries. An El Paso car accident lawyer from Chavez Law Firm can prepare your case for trial from the very beginning and fight tirelessly for the settlement or verdict you deserve. We keep an eye toward trial for each case.

Contact us today to learn more about how our El Paso car accident lawyer can help you!

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