WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
Even if you think you have not been injured, take these steps. Serious injuries can show up days or even weeks later. If you can’t act immediately, call a friend or family member to take these steps for you or ask for help from someone at the scene.
Call For Help
Immediately report the accident. Let the 911 dispatcher know if you have been hurt.
When the police arrive, tell the police about your injuries. Do not disc...read more
So you have been in a car accident and your car is damaged. What do you do now?
You might be asking yourself “Do I need a lawyer?” If you are injured or might be injured you should definitely talk to a lawyer. Even if you don’t hire a lawyer you should get advice. Our consultations are free. If you are certain you are not injured, you might think about handling the property damage claim yourself. The purpose of this paper is to provide you general information ...read more
The following are typical damages which may be recoverable in a typical personal injury lawsuit:
(1) Physical Pain and Suffering
In a personal injury case, the plaintiff can recover for both past and future physical pain and suffering caused by the defendant’s wrongful conduct. The injured person can only be compensated, however, for the pain and suffering of which they were conscious. Las Palmas Med Ctr. V. Rodriguez, 279 S.W.3d 413, 417 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2009, no pet.)
(2) Mental An...read more
In Nabors Well Services, Ltd. v. Romero, occupants of a vehicle sued an oil services company for negligence after a collision which killed one of the vehicle's occupants and injured the other seven. Several of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle, and there was evidence that many were not wearing seatbelts. The trial court excluded all evidence of nonuse of seatbelts pursuant to the Supreme Court’s 1974 decision in Carnation Co. v. Wong, which held that a plaintiff’s nonuse of a sea...read more