A car accident can send your life into upheaval. Not only must you cope with the physical pain of your injuries, but also you face the stress of paying for medical treatment—on top of your regular living expenses—all on a reduced paycheck, if you missed time at work to recover.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we do not believe you should have to pay for the consequences of someone else’s negligence. The law happens to agree with us, and we will use the letter of the law, along with evidence from our investigation of your accident to recover your damages.
An El Paso car accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC will handle every aspect of your personal injury case so you can focus your attention on recovering from your injuries. Call us today for a free consultation at (800) 598-7557.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents occur for a wide range of reasons. When negligence serves as the catalyst for a collision, people who suffer the consequences can pursue their right to receive compensation from the at-fault individual or entity.
Common causes of car accidents that result in personal injury claims include:
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Road rage
- Poor road conditions
- Insufficient road lighting
- Construction/debris on road
- Obstacle obstructing view
- Driving at excessive speeds
- Improper turns
- Failure to yield right of way
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Design defects
The underlying cause of a car accident points to the party who should accept liability. In the case of poorly maintained roads, for example, a municipality may have to take the blame and cover damages. If defective brakes cause a collision, multiple entities along with the brakes’ manufacturing supply chain could endure financial responsibility.
Of course, if another motorist’s driving behavior causes an accident, victims can pursue compensation from that driver’s liability insurance policy.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving El Paso, call (800) 598-7557
Investigating Your Car Accident
When you hire Ben Crump Law, PLLC to handle your car accident case, our legal team will launch an investigation into the circumstances that led to your collision. Toward this end, we will:
- Go to the scene of the car accident
- Obtain the police accident report
- Interview witnesses
- Seek photos and surveillance videos
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists
The evidence that results from these efforts will support our claim that the defendant in your case caused the accident through their negligence—thereby fulfilling an essential requirement of tort law.
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Exploring Your Damages
Tort law also requires that the plaintiff suffered damages in the form of physical or mental injury, economic losses, and pain and suffering, for example. Our attorneys know where to look for evidence that paints a complete picture of the extent to which you have suffered from your car accident injury. These losses may extend well into the future, and we know how to account for such damages, too.
To calculate the damages you aim to recover in your car accident claim, the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC will do the following:
- Gather medical records related to your car injuries
- Obtain wage statements from your employer to show lost income
- Collaborate with experts who can speak to the impact of your injuries—medically, economically, occupationally, and psychologically—today and into the future
An El Paso car accident lawyer will use this information to support your damages and to construct a demand letter to submit to the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
Working with the Insurance Company
Upon receiving our demand letter, the at-fault party’s insurance company will take one of several steps. They can pay the claim, which rarely happens. They can deny the claim. They can respond with a settlement counteroffer.
When an accident victim works directly with the insurer, they might feel quite pleased to receive a settlement offer from the insurance company. Sadly, by accepting this offer, the victim most likely leaves a good deal of money on the table. Insurance companies know the value of your case. Whatever they offer you represents a fraction of what they know you could get at trial.
By hiring our firm to handle your case, we will negotiate with the insurance company. They cannot intimidate us as they might intimidate victims, and we have knowledge of your legal right to compensation. We will use this knowledge and we will negotiate to fight for the compensation you deserve.
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The value of your case depends on the type and severity of the injuries you suffered in your car accident. These factors dictate the losses you have experienced and will likely face down the road. Some examples of the types of damages you might recover from your car accident case include:
- Medical treatment costs
- Prescription medicine
- Hospital stay
- Mobility devices
- Replacement services
- Emergency transportation
- Lost income
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
Furthermore, if you lost a loved one due to injuries they suffered in a car accident, you might consider pursuing a wrongful death action. The legal team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can handle this effort on your behalf. We will represent your case with dignity and compassion while we fight for your right to compensation.
Taking Your Case to Civil Court
If the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf and fight for your right to recover damages in a civil court. Keep in mind that, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit and potentially recover damages. The sooner you hire a lawyer to begin the process, the more time you give them to build your case, negotiate with the insurer, and file your lawsuit before the deadline passes.
Let an El Paso Car Accident Lawyer Help You
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC wants to help you recover your losses so you can get back on your feet and resume living your life to the fullest.
You lose nothing by calling our firm. The initial consultation is free of charge. Also, if you hire us, we charge you no legal fees unless or until we win you an insurance settlement or court award.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 for a free case review.