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Texas Personal Injury LawyerStudies show that the majority of car accidents are caused by driver error. Whether the driver was texting and driving, speeding, or took a turn too fast, negligent driving can lead to serious wrecks. Typically, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for covering the costs of a car accident. If someone was working when they caused the accident, the driver’s employer is typically liable for accident costs. However, what happens when a government employee causes an injurious crash? Does the government have to pay the victim damages?

Personal Injury Claims Against the State Government

Most personal injury claims are brought against private individuals or companies. Personal injury claims brought against the government differ significantly from claims against non-government entities. Before the 1970s, it was nearly impossible to successfully sue the state government for personal injuries. Fortunately, Texas passed the Texas Tort Claims Act in 1969. This legislation enabled individuals to sue the government and seek monetary damages for injuries under certain circumstances.

You may be entitled to financial compensation through a personal injury claim against the state government if:

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New Braunfels Personal Injury LawyerSevere car accidents place a massive amount of force on vehicle occupants’ bodies. Often, the occupants’ heads and necks take the brunt of this force. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are not uncommon in car crashes and truck accidents. Some TBI sufferers are able to walk away from the accident with only mild symptoms. Others, however, face long-term, painful consequences.

Concussions are considered to be mild traumatic brain injuries. While many people only suffer concussion symptoms for a few days, those who develop post-concussion syndrome face lingering symptoms for months or even years. They may be unable to work, complete daily tasks, or even enjoy life because of these debilitating symptoms.

Signs of Post-Concussion Syndrome After an Accident

Concussions most often occur when the brain strikes the inside of the skull due to a force from outside the body. If your head was whipped around or stuck the inside of the vehicle during a car accident, it is very possible you have a concussion. Symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, and confusion are common in concussion victims. However, these symptoms usually go away within a few days of the accident.

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New Braunfels Personal Injury LawyerChildren are taught from a very young age to be watchful for cars when entering or exiting the school bus. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent every accident from occurring. Just recently, a young child was hit by a car after exiting the bus and crossing the street. The accident occurred on the southwest side of San Antonio. Fortunately, the child’s injuries were not life-threatening.

If your child was hurt in a car accident or pedestrian accident, you and your family may be facing overwhelming medical bills and other losses after the crash. You may question if you can seek financial compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable for your child’s injuries. Texas law does allow parents to bring a personal injury claim on their child’s behalf. Parents may be able to recoup the cost of medical treatment, the child’s pain and suffering, and other damages.  

Justice for Children Injured in Car Accidents

As a parent, seeing your child in pain is one of the worst experiences you can go through. If your child was injured in a wreck, you may be looking for ways to seek justice on his or her behalf. A personal injury claim may enable you to simultaneously hold the liable party responsible and pursue financial compensation for damages.

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Texas Car Crash Injury AttorneyNew Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are associated with friends, parties, and champagne toasts. Unfortunately, what should be a fun-filled evening with family and friends can turn into a nightmare for car accident victims. Fatal and injury-causing car wrecks peak around the holiday season – especially in Texas. One study found that more New Year’s Day accidents occur in Texas than in any other state. If you or a loved one were the victims of a serious car accident this holiday season, read on to learn about your options under Texas law.

Legal Options After a New Braunfels Car Accident

Car crashes not only cause physical suffering. They can also result in great financial suffering. Between medical expenses, the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle, and lost income from missed work, a car accident can nearly bankrupt a family. Car insurance companies are supposed to compensate accident victims for their losses, however, successfully recovering compensation after a wreck is often harder than it seems. Insurance companies may try to avoid paying the full amount owed to injured victims by denying liability or undervaluing the injured party’s losses.

If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a wreck, consider reaching out to a car accident injury attorney for help. An experienced lawyer can handle communications and negotiations with the insurance company for you so you can focus on recovery. Your attorney may be able to reach an out-of-court settlement with the insurance company that covers your past and future accident-related costs. If a settlement is not possible, the next step may be to file a personal injury lawsuit and fight for your rights through the court system.

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New Braunfels Car Wreck AttorneyA woman was trapped in her car after two cars crashed on Wednesday morning near the San Pedro Avenue exit on Loop 410. At 2 a.m., two cars were driving next to each other in the same direction when one car crashed into the other for unknown reasons. The female driver’s car then crashed into the barrier, severely damaging the car and pinning the woman inside. Fortunately, she was only lightly injured and was detained by police. 

Car wrecks are impossible to avoid entirely, but when they happen because a driver is distracted, intoxicated, or negligent, victims of injuries and vehicle damage may be able to obtain compensation. An experienced attorney can help car crash victims who have suffered personal injuries get the help they need. 

Crashes with Road Barriers Cause Serious Injuries

Although road barriers are effective at preventing injury and death compared to no barriers at all, vehicle impact with the barriers can be very dangerous. The woman involved in this accident was not seriously hurt, but research suggests that many people whose cars crash into concrete road barriers are not so lucky. Impact, including post-impact events such as roll-overs, further collisions, and overrides are associated with severe injuries and deaths. Head and neck injuries, soft tissue damage, and severe back injuries are all commonly seen after a head-on collision with road barriers. 

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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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