Assisting Car Accident Victims in El Paso, TX
Become informed about your car crash
The crash statistics for the state of Texas are staggering. In 2011, more
than 13,700 crashes were reported in El Paso County alone. Nearly 2,000
of these crashes involved serious injury, and 77 of the car collisions
resulted in a fatality. Irresponsible and negligent motorists who cause
such collisions 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 collision. Contact one of our car accident attorneys in El Paso to
find out more!
Types of Car Accident Damages
Due to the high number of car accidents that occur each year, car collisions
are the leading cause of
personal injury claims in Texas and throughout the United States. Damages include injuries such
as the following:
- 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 a claim for
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.
At Chavez Law Firm, our El Paso car accident attorney provides effective
counsel and is ready to represent your interests. 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 law firm with questions if you have been in a car accident
caused by a police chase.
What to Do After a Car Accident in El Paso
If you've just been in a car collision, then it is important to stay
calm and take a few important actions.
(1) Obtain Medical Assistance
Even if you feel that your injuries aren't serious, get a second opinion
from the doctor. Injuries may become apparent in the near future and if
you didn'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 medical care that you receive. This could
be vital later on in the case.
(2) Don't Admit Fault
The police and insurance companies may ask you a number of questions about
the accident. It is important that you don't admit fault in any way,
even partially! This could be used against you when you try to claim compensation.
(3) Document the Scene of the Accident
Make sure that you or a friend takes details pictures and notes about the
circumstances surrounding the accident, including your injuries. Photo
evidence is very valuable if you are contested. Also, call the police
station and obtain a copy of the police report. Insurance companies will
often accept the police report as a credible source of information.
(4) Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
A skilled legal representative can walk you through the process of filing
a personal injury claim and can protect your rights throughout your case.
Contact Chavez Law Firm to Discuss Your El Paso Car Accident
Take action against a negligent motorist today if they have caused you
injury. 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 our firm and how our accident lawyers can help you!