Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyer

Corpus Christi Car Accident AttorneyWith a growing number of vehicles on Corpus Christi’s roads, it’s not surprising that the number of automobile accidents has also increased.

Alcohol-related accidents, speeding, and other forms of dangerous driving are of particular concern due to the severe injuries that can result from accidents.

Everything from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries and even paralysis can result from accidents on the road.

As experienced car accident lawyers located here in the Rio Grande Valley, DeHoyos Law can help you claim compensation if you or a family member has sustained injuries in a car accident in Corpus Christi.

Get in contact with us as soon as possible so that we can evaluate your case and help you get through this difficult time.

Steps to take if you are the victim of an automobile accident

If you are the victim of a car accident in Corpus Christi, it is likely to be an extremely stressful time and urgent medical care may be required.

Make sure that you receive medical attention, even if you think your injuries are only minor.

Getting checked by a medical professional ensures that any injuries are documented and that you are thoroughly checked for internal injuries that may not immediately be obvious.

The treatment plan prescribed by your doctor should be carefully followed and follow-up appointments attended. This is all part of building a case to present to a third-party insurance company as all your medical costs and inconveniences must be documented.

If possible, in the aftermath of your accident, try to follow these steps:

  • Gather contact information/insurance/license information from other parties involved in the accident
  • Gather the contact details of any witnesses, if it safe and possible to do so
  • Make a written record of the precise events of the accident – whatever you remember (as clearly as you can)
  • Take photos or videos to back up your version of events, if possible
  • Preserve any evidence that supports your claim
  • Help police officers and medical professionals complete their reports by answering their questions
  • Get copies of these reports
  • Retain all receipts for medical bills, rehabilitation etc., in relation to your accident
  • If your life has been greatly affected by the accident, record your experiences in a journal

That’s what you should do.

One thing you shouldn’t do is answer any questions from third-party insurance company representatives without first contacting your car accident lawyer.
You have two years to make a claim for a car accident in Texas but it is best to claim as soon as possible after gathering the necessary evidence, while it is still fresh in your mind.

What damages can I recover after an auto accident in Texas?

Claiming damages from a third-party insurance company after an automobile accident is rarely simple.

Even in clear cases of negligent driving, initial offers from insurance companies may be far less than you are entitled to.

It’s important to have the guidance of an experienced car accident lawyer, who can help you claim for the following (as necessary):

  • Medical costs – ambulance fees, in-patient services, surgery, physical therapy, medication, etc.
  • Lost earnings – medical treatment or disability from an accident can prevent you from earning your normal salary at work
  • Pain and suffering – many accidents impair quality of life and you can claim for the pain and suffering it causes
  • Permanent disability – a life-altering injury, such as loss of a limb, traumatic brain injury or paralysis is a significant loss for which adequate compensation should be sought
  • Loss of affection or companionship – sometimes, injuries from car accidents directly cause the loss of ability to give and receive affection or companionship in a personal relationship, for which a claim can be made
  • Death – surviving family members may be able to sue for the loss of a loved one from a car accident
  • Punitive damages – damages may be awarded over and above the losses that you have experienced, depending on the actions of the at-fault party in your case

While all car accidents are different, in the worst cases you may be able to claim for all of the above.

Our car accident lawyer will examine the precise details of your case and look to maximize your claim depending on the losses you have suffered.

Reporting a car accident in Texas

Chapter 550 of the Texas Transportation Code states that the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of a person or significant damage to a vehicle must “immediately by the quickest means of communication” report the accident to the local police department or the sheriff’s office.

You are not required by law to report the accident to your insurance company. However, insurance policies stipulate that you should do this.

As a general rule, it is best to report any accident to your insurance company as soon as possible after it occurs to ensure that coverage will be there if required.

What is the comparative negligence law in Texas?

“Comparative negligence” means that you may be able to claim damages for an accident even if you are found to be partly at fault yourself.

It provides for parties to be held proportionally at fault for any accident and Texas law follows this system.

So, if you are awarded $150,000 in damages but the court finds you to be one-third at-fault for the accident, you would receive only $100,000 in compensation.

If two other parties were found to be equally at fault for the remaining two-thirds, they would each need to pay $50, 000.

However, if you are more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, you cannot sue other parties for losses incurred.

How can a car accident lawyer recover compensation in Texas?

Our car accident attorney at DeHoyos Law is experienced in dealing with insurance companies and negotiating favorable out-of-court settlements.

We are also prepared to go to trial and push for fair compensation for your losses if no settlement is possible.

You should be focusing on your recovery at this stressful time. We will take care of the legal processes and prepare a powerful case for maximum compensation.

Claim for a car accident injury in Corpus Christi

The first step is for us to examine the facts of your case. Arrange a free consultation today to start the process.

Remember, we only get paid if you win your claim.

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xavier wheeler
21:40 21 May 21
This was honestly the most professional experience I’ve had with a law office. They were very understanding,... responsive, and always kept me in the Loop about what was going on with my case. Ryan is not a dream seller. He keeps it realistic and will be straight up and honest on what he can and can’t do. He and his assistant Ashley are a great team and if i ever got in to a situation like this again he is my go to guy.read more
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jadegirl105
23:05 14 May 21
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17:03 07 May 21
I am extremely grateful for this firm's tireless pursuit for justice in my case. They were responsive to all of my... questions and concerns. They provided updates in a timely fashion and I always knew the next step in the process. This firm really takes the time to hear your story and ensure that you receive justice for injuries forced upon you due to the carelessness of someone else. I highly recommend this firm for anyone who has been hurt in an accident. They are definitely different than other personal injury firms.read more
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Greg Adams
16:13 09 Apr 21
Very professional and excellent at letting me know what to expect. Ryan helped me when no one else would and the... insurance company was trying to take advantage of me. I highly recommend Ryan and his team.read more
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Jerimy Robinson
19:13 02 Apr 21
Ryan and his staff were very professional and personable. They resolved my accident case to the best possible outcome.... Would highly recommend.read more
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david walker
19:54 27 Mar 21
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Sonia Castro
15:12 26 Mar 21
Ryan and his team were very informative and responsive. They did a great job on our case. Ryan is very accessible and... easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend DeHoyos Law if you are injured in a car wreck. These guys set a new standard for accident lawyers.read more
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Sanetra Jones
03:37 09 Jan 21
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L. Minor
15:53 01 Jan 21
My experience with DeHoyos Law firm was a great one. Ryan was already highly recommended by a family member. Sure... enough, this law firm delivered again. Ryan was good to us, and made himself available to us whenever we had any questions. I felt very comfortable with him handling my case. He always kept me in the loop and made sure I understood everything that was going on. His staff is remarkable. Ms Ashley is such a beautiful person. To DeHoyos law firm and staff, Thank you very much for this experience. Hope this year brings you love, joy, and prosperity.read more
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