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As one of the major cities and transport hubs in South Texas and occupying an area with a favorable winter climate in the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen sees its fair share of traffic all year round.
Unfortunately, it also sees its fair share of car accidents.
As well as cars, large trucks, and trailers, most other types of traffic race up and down the highways surrounding Harlingen, meaning that serious car accidents are relatively frequent.
If you or a family member have been the victim of a car accident in Harlingen where another party was at-fault, speak to DeHoyos Law as soon as possible.
We can provide the support and legal guidance at this difficult time and ensure that you receive adequate compensation for the physical, emotional and financial pain and suffering caused by your accident.
After a car accident, it is worth pointing out a couple of steps that you should not take.
Firstly, do not answer questions from a third-party insurance company. There may be awkward questions that implicate you as an at-fault party in the accident.
Secondly, do not repair your vehicle until it has been inspected by all the relevant parties.
Contact your Harlingen car accident lawyer before you take either of these steps. Your lawyer will handle all necessary interactions with the insurance company once the facts of the case have been gathered.
You are likely to be disoriented after an accident and the facts may not be clear to you immediately, even if you are not injured.
Your lawyer can help you piece together events and gather evidence from the accident scene if you make contact early enough.
If possible, in the aftermath of your accident, follow these steps:
Typically, a car accident in Harlingen where another party was at least 50 percent at-fault will lead to a claim for the following types of damages:
In the most serious types of accidents, you may additionally be able to claim for:
Not all such damages apply in all cases. It depends on the nature of your automobile accident.
Bear in mind that the process of making a claim for losses after a car accident is rarely straightforward.
Insurance companies protect their own interests and may offer a lower-than-acceptable payout. This may apply even in cases where their customer was clearly at fault.
The experience of a seasoned car accident lawyer is irreplaceable as you pursue adequate compensation. Your lawyer will know approximately what your claim should be worth and will not settle for anything less than you deserve.
If you are involved in a car accident in Texas, you must file a crash report with the police as soon as possible (within ten days) if:
This is laid out in Chapter 550 of the Texas Transportation Code.
You must also exchange person, vehicle, and insurance details with the other parties involved in the accident.
Because Texas is a “fault” state when it comes to car insurance, you are able to file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver or drivers involved in your accident.
The following approximate minimums apply to most liability insurance policies:
However, you can sue a driver for more than these amounts if you can show that they were at fault.
When you make a claim, the insurance company must accept or reject your claim within 15 days of receiving all the necessary information from you.
Texas law follows this “comparative negligence” system, whereby you can claim damages for an accident even if you are found to be partly at fault yourself.
Parties involved in an accident can be held proportionally at fault. So, if there is an accident involving your vehicle and another, it is possible that you are deemed to be 25 percent at-fault and you can still sue the driver of the other vehicle.
However, the damages awarded will reflect the 75 percent proportion of fault for the other driver.
Also, note that the other driver cannot sue you because only parties deemed to be 50 percent or more responsible for the accident are liable for the losses incurred.
It is best to take action on a claim as soon as possible after gathering the necessary evidence from the accident.
The first step is for us to carefully examine the facts of your case. Arrange a free consultation today to start the process.
Remember, we only get paid if you do.
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