Car Accidents in Austin, Texas

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When you get in a car accident it is important that you not panic.

Although you might be shaken, nervous, and even injured, if you can remember these few common sense points, it will help you greatly.

  • Contact 911 for any serious car wreck. The 911 operator will dispatch both police and an ambulance, if necessary. The first priority of any injury accident is taking care of the injuries.
  • Although Austin’s finest tell you to move your vehicle after an accident, we recommend you not do that if it seems that liability is being contested by the other side. Once you move the vehicle and or debris from the roadway, it makes it difficult of the officer to find out what exactly what happened and who is at fault.
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  • If the Austin Police Department, Sheriff’s deputy, or any other law enforcement agency comes out they will likely give you a brown form. This is a form on which you write down all your insurance information, driver’s license number, name, etc. When both sides are done with this the officer will give each side the other side’s brown form.
  • If there is no police presence, write down the other side’s information or take a photo of their license and insurance card, and license plate. I would also take pictures of the vehicles, damage to the vehicles, debris in the roadway, skid marks, lights, stop signs, or any other items you think will help your case.
  • If there are other drivers or pedestrians that witnessed the accident, get their name and number. They may become necessary if the other side decides to change their story.
  • Clearly, if you are seriously injured, medical care is of the utmost priority. Take even minor aches and pains seriously, as they may be a sign of a more serious condition. I have seen too many people come in with a little soreness which revealed an acute herniation after imaging studies were completed.
  • Injury accidents is what we do. If you ever need further clarification as to any of the points, Funk and Associates is just a phone call away.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you sue someone for causing a car accident?

    You can always sue someone over a car accident, the real question is, should you?

    An experienced personal injury attorney can advise you on the best options available for your specific case, so that you can make the most informed decision possible.

    Should you call a lawyer after a car accident?

    If you are involved in a collision and were injured, then you should call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can investigate the incident, establish liability, find police reports and insurance information, and help in all aspects of your injury claim. This allows you, as the injured victim, to focus on your medical treatment and healing, while the attorney handles all the different aspects of the claim.

    How much is the average settlement for a car accident?

    There is no average settlement for a car accident. There are too many factors to list that can affect a case in a positive and negative way. However, if you suffered an accident and you were injured, please contact your local Austin car accident attorneys at Funk & Associates.

    How long does it take to get a settlement from a car accident?

    Unfortunately, there is no set time frame in settling a car accident case. However, you do have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit or settle the case against the person that caused the accident.

    How much can I get for pain and suffering from a car accident?

    There is no set number that you can get for “pain and suffering” in a car accident claim. Pain and suffering is part of a subset of damages called “general damages“ and will vary from case to case depending on the circumstances and the nature of the injury. This is why it is pivotal to retain a lawyer who has experience fighting for all aspects of your case, so that you may maximize your recovery on all damages.

    Is there a time limit to claim for a car accident?

    Texas has something called a statute of limitations when it comes to personal injury claims. For adults, and exceptions aside, that statues runs two (2) years after the negligence occurred. Meaning, if you have been injured in a car accident, or some other circumstance, you must settle the claim or file a lawsuit within 2 years of the date of the incident.

    If you do not settle the claim or file a lawsuit within that period, your claim has “lapsed.” This means that you may be barred from ever pursuing the claim in the future. There are numerous exceptions to this rule and you should call the Austin Lawyers at Funk and Associates to understand all your rights.

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