Many people throughout the country will be traveling to see their friends and relatives this Thanksgiving. While this is a wonderful time of year for almost everyone, due to the high volume of traffic, Thanksgiving Weekend is also among the most dangerous times of year to be on the road. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Dallas personal injury attorneys to learn more about car accidents, what to do after you’ve been injured in one, and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of car accidents?
Car accidents happen for many different reasons, though perhaps unsurprisingly, they are usually a result of driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of car accidents are texting while driving, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Many accidents on Thanksgiving Day will occur due to those driving while under the influence of alcohol. If you are someone who was injured due to any of the aforementioned reasons, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.
What should I do if I am hurt in a car accident?
If you are injured in a car accident, you should take the following steps to document the incident and increase your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Call the police. They will also send an ambulance to the scene of the accident.
- Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
- Ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information.
- Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the other motorist’s vehicle, and any property that was involved in the accident.
- Seek immediate medical treatment.
- Once you are treated and in stable condition, retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim after a car accident in Texas?
If you are injured in a car accident in Texas, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, in most cases, two years, which means that, generally, you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the legal process today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.