Auto Accident Lawyers in Galveston, Houston, League City, and Texas City
Every year, over 3 million people are injured in auto accidents in the United States of which over 255,000 result in death or injury just in Texas alone. Automobile accidents can range from minor fender benders to serious head-on collisions leaving victims with life-threatening injuries.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you should seek legal representation immediately.
At Apffel Legal, PLLC, our experienced personal injury lawyers have extensive experience successfully representing car accident victims. Our attorneys will help you receive the full compensation for your injuries, vehicle damage, and other damages so you won’t be burdened with financial hardship after your accident. You may also deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering that you endure during and after the accident. The car accident attorneys at Apffel Legal, PLLC have a proven track record of winning client’s full compensation for their damages and we’ll make sure that you get the ideal outcome for your case. Contact us today if you’ve been injured in a car accident and receive a free consultation.
Common Types and Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can occur at any time, and you may not always be able to see them coming. Some of the most common types of auto accidents include:
Head-on auto accidents
Hit-and-run car crashes
Multi-car pile ups
Some of the most common causes of vehicle accidents include:
Failure to perform vehicle maintenance
Driving too fast for conditions
Following too closely
Fatigue/falling asleep at the wheel
Illegal driving maneuver
Driving while intoxicated
Theories of Liability
Theories of liability help determine who is responsible for your injuries and the damage to your car. In certain cases, more than one theory of liability will apply and so multiple parties can be held responsible for your damages. The theories of liability that most commonly apply to car wreck cases are:
Negligence, or Direct Liability.
The most common cause of car accidents is negligence (also known as direct liability). When another driver operates their vehicle in an unsafe manner, their negligence may cause you to get into a car accident. Whether they’re speeding, following too closely, not paying attention, or engaging in another negligent behavior, they’re liable for your damages.
Respondeat Superior is the theory of liability that holds employers responsible for the actions of their employees. If you’re struck by an 18-wheeler, a crane, or company vehicle, you may be able to hold both the operator of the vehicle and their employer responsible for your damages.
In certain cases, a faulty vehicle or part may contribute to or cause your accident. Faulty parts may also cause an increase in injuries, such as in the case of airbags not deploying. In these cases, the vehicle manufacturer may be held wholly or partially responsible for your car accident.
Common Car Accident Injuries
A car wreck can lead to a wide variety of severe injuries. These include:
Neck and back injuries
Soft tissue injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Broken and fractured bones
Scrapes and cuts
Car Accident Injury Damages
After an auto accident, there are several types of damages that you may be entitled to compensation for, including:
Damage to property.
You deserve to be compensated for any damage to your vehicle after you are in a car accident. In addition, you may also be able to receive compensation for any objects in your car that are damaged in the vehicle wreck.
You’re likely to incur injuries after you’ve been in a car wreck. These injuries can lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills, which you deserve to be recouped for.
As you recover from the injuries you sustain from a vehicle accident, you may lose income, which you deserve compensation for.
Pain and suffering.
Pain and suffering damages include any kind of physical or mental suffering that you experience after an accident.
In some cases, you may be entitled to punitive damages after a car wreck. These damages are designed to punish the entity or individual that caused your wreck for their reckless or negligent behavior.
If a loved one is killed in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the mental anguish that you suffer.
Our Texas Car Accident Attorneys can help you Receive Compensation
Our team of expert car accident attorneys do more than just represent your case in court. Apffel Legal, PLLC will help you determine who is liable for your injuries, what kinds of insurance claims to file, what damages you deserve compensation for and other important factors of your case. We will also deal with the insurance companies for you. Our experienced lawyers know how to work with the insurance companies so that they can’t manipulate you into receiving less compensation than you deserve. If you’ve been in a car accident, contact our team at Apffel Legal, PLLC today to schedule your free car accident legal consultation.
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