Austin Car Accident Lawyer
Jason S. English literally grew up in his father's personal injury law practice; he is committed to fighting the insurance company for you and future.
Austin Car Accidents
Car accidents have a way of wrecking your life too. With the accident comes expensive medical bills, injuries that really hurt, and recovery that takes time away from doing what you want to do. On top of that, you may need to buy or borrow a new car or coordinate on getting your car fixed. Sometimes the hits just keep on coming. We are talking about now having to deal with the insurance company and fight for what is fair. Most people don't want to leave their financial recovery after a car wreck to some DIY project with a trained adjuster. We simply the process for you and we fight the fight, allowing you to focus on your recovery and moving on with life.
What happens after a Car Accident?
Following a car accident, the insurance company will quickly investigate the crash looking for evidence that their client is not at fault, while searching for things to point out that you did wrong. During this time, it is so important to quickly seek medical treatment even if you think you are only feeling sore. Often times we see internal injuries that can cause serious problems after an accident, especially if not treated. If you fail to seek medical treatment soon after the wreck, the insurance company will use that against you as evidence that you were not injured and have no damages to recover from their client. While the adjusters are trained to say “NO,” they will often try to offer some quick settlement that may barely cover your current medical bills without any concern for your future medical treatment. As a result, anyone who accepts that quick settlement will be left paying out of pocket for those future medial needs caused by the accident. Also, if the other person doesn't have insurance or enough of it, you will first need to exhaust their insurance before being able to turn to your own UM/UIM Coverage via your car insurance policy. Obviously, this whole situation can be a huge pain for someone that is trying to represent themselves. This is just part of the reason why you need to safeguard your future and financial recovery by calling our office ASAP. You can rest easy, knowing that a trusted, trained advisor will be working your case while you can focus on recovery.
Why do we still have so many Car Accidents?
The days of autonomous cars driving us around are just not here yet. We see a lot of different reasons for car accidents in Austin, but many of the same over and over. Distracted drivers are so prevalent these days with everyone bored on the drive, checking out social media or reading messages and emails. Statistics constantly show how dangerous distracted driving is, and compare it to even Drunk Driving. Then think about how many people you see driving reckless or speeding, and all of the times that you were blessed to not get in an accident when some crazy driver nearly hit you. Don't forget the people that are tired and exhausted and fall asleep or don't pay enough attention while driving and get into an accident. All of these situations can affect you and your family for the rest of your life.
What should I do if I was injured in a Car Accident in Austin?
If you, a close personal friend, or family member was hurt in an accident because of the carelessness of someone else, give us a call today. We will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and damages. Keep in mind that you have certain time restrictions in Texas to bring a claim for your damages. While a two-year Statute of Limitations may seem like a long time, keep in mind that evidence quickly deteriorates and memories fade making recoveries less likely over time. While auto accidents are common, an accident may have unexpected, long-term effects. If you are in an auto accident you may incur high medical bills, as well as, losses of income for being away from your job. The financial factors may only be worsened by expenses tied to property damage of your car. Dealing with insurance companies can be confusing and take a long time even on a simple case. Whether your auto accident claim involves distracted driving or drunk driving, the amount that you will receive in restorative recovery will depend on how much the other driver was at fault in the accident. Our firm can help prove that the other driver was at fault, as well as, the medical and property damages that resulted from their liability. If you have been injured in an accident and the other driver is at fault, contact us to help assist you with your recovery.
Is this going to Cost me a lot of Money to hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
Jason English literally grew up in his dad's personal injury law practice, so this question still surprises him today since he never knew anything different. To come talk with us about the accident will not cost you anything, as we offer Free Consultations for Car Accident cases. When you work with our firm on your car accident case, you will be signing a contingency agreement to cover the representation. This means that you don't have the added stress of having to pay your lawyer some hourly fee to fight the insurance company after a wreck along the way. Instead, you only pay for legal fees if we are successful in winning a recovery for you. The fee payment is contingent upon a winning a recovery amount, after investigating the case, showing the other driver at fault and fighting with the insurance company.
MY CAR IS GOING TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED?
The insurance company has the option to either repair or replace your vehicle, depending on whether it costs less to replace your vehicle than to repair it. If so, the insurance company will declare your vehicle a “total loss.” If your vehicle is totaled, the insurance company buys your vehicle for its fair market value immediately before the accident. You may purchase it back from the insurance company at its salvage value. When this happens, the insurance adjuster will deduct the value from the settlement proceeds and you can keep the car. You are also entitled to be reimbursed for the pro-rated amount vehicle registration fees that are unused and possibly prorated amount of sales tax on the actual cash value of the car at the time of the accident.
Can I choose which repair shop?
You have the right to decide who will repair your vehicle, however the cost of the repair approved by the insurance is not always determined by the estimate given by the repair shop of your choosing.
What kind of parts will be used in the repair?
You have the right to demand that only original manufacturer parts be used in the repair. If your car was not new at the time of the accident, refurbished or reconditioned parts may be used in the repair.