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San Antonio Personal Injury LawyerDespite all the traffic laws that have been passed, and despite all the PSAs educating the public, the rate of vehicle accidents continues to remain fairly steady each year. Victims of car accidents can and often do sustain injuries that leave them suffering from permanent disabilities and chronic pain. Fortunately, car accident victims are protected by the law, allowing them to pursue legal action against the party or parties who caused the accident in order to recover financial compensation for their losses.

No matter your role in a traffic accident – driver, passenger, or pedestrian – it is critical to understand what all of your options are in order to receive the financial compensation you deserve. The following are some of the most common avenues that a car accident attorney can take on your behalf.

Insurance Claims

Texas law requires all vehicle owners to have a minimum amount of $30,000 per injured person in insurance coverage, up to at least $60,000 per accident. Drivers must also have a minimum of $25,000 in property damage coverage.

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"SanA recent crash on Interstate 35 in Schertz resulted in the death of a 22-year-old New Braunfels woman. According to police, the driver of a Toyota Tundra was traveling northbound when he collided into a Chrysler 200, causing the Chrysler to smash into highway barriers multiple times. The victim, who was a passenger in the Chrysler, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Although the majority of car accidents result in injuries, there are many crashes where injuries are so severe, that the victim does not survive. When a person is killed in a crash that was caused by another party, the law allows the family and/or the estate of the victim to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against that party. Some of the damages that survivors can pursue in these cases include the emotional impact the victim’s death has on the family, as well as the financial impact.

In many states, the family members who are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit are determined by how closely related they were to the victim. The typical order includes:

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San Marcos Car Crash LawyerMillions of people are involved in vehicle crashes each year. Many suffer serious to severe injuries in these crashes. One type of injury that many victims suffer but may not realize are emotional trauma. Even a crash that appears to be minor in nature can leave a victim dealing with psychological and emotional issues. Under Texas law, a car accident victim may be able to pursue damages for emotional anguish as part of their lawsuit or claim.

Emotional Issues Following a Crash

It is not uncommon for car accident victims to feel a myriad of emotions after a crash. Many victims deal with feelings of disbelief that the accident happened, mixed with anger, fear, worry, and anxiety. It is also not uncommon for a car accident victim to have feelings of guilt, even if the crash was not their fault.

In addition to these feelings, victims often replay the crash multiple times in their minds, going over all the details and reliving the experience over and over again. It can get to the point where these thoughts and feelings begin to have a significant impact on the victim’s life.

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New Braunfels Personal Injury LawyerMay is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an important reminder to both motorcyclists and other vehicle drivers to take the precautions needed to keep everyone safe. Motorcycle accidents are often severe, mainly due to the fact that there is nothing that protects the riders on the bike from the force of impact when they are hit by another vehicle.

This is why it is critical for all motorists to remember that they are sharing the road with many different types of vehicles, including motorcycles. Many of the motorcycle crashes that have taken place could have been avoided if a vehicle driver had paid attention to the road around them and realized they were driving in the same area as a motorcycle.

The following are some recommended tips for drivers to keep in mind in order to avoid being responsible for the horrific injuries of a motorcyclist because they caused a crash.

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Comal County Personal Injury LawyerLast month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its 2020 annual traffic crash data report – and the news is not good. According to the NHTSA’s data, there were 38,824 victims killed in traffic accidents across the country in 2020, the largest number of deaths in 15 years.

National Statistics

Although the overall number of traffic accidents and injuries decreased overall, the number of fatal accidents spiked up almost 7 percent from the year before. When it comes to the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (a rate measured every year), that number increased more than 20 percent from 2019.

The NHTSA report contained other disturbing crash data, as well. In 45 percent of all fatal crashes, police cited one of the following types of negligent or reckless behavior:

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The sooner you call, the sooner we can build your case, secure evidence and get maximum compensation for your injuries.

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