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Help for Conroe Car Accident Victims
At Baumgartner Law Firm, we know how stressful being injured in a car accident can be. If we take your car accident case, we will handle the case while recovering from your injuries. Our award-winning accident attorneys have been helping folks from Conroe for over three decades.
Call us for a free consultation. A Conroe car accident attorney at Baumgartner Law Firm will review your situation with you and see if we can help you with your case. Our goal for the cases we accept is to maximize the money you receive.
Do I Need a Conroe Car Accident Lawyer?
If you were in an auto accident in the Conroe area, ask yourself:
- Were you or anyone hurt in the accident such that you require medical treatment?
- Did the other driver cause the crash?
If your answer is yes to both these questions, call us or fill out the online contact to talk about your car injury claims. When you call us, an experienced accident lawyer will review your case and answer your questions.
Why Get a Conroe Auto Accident Attorney?
If you were hurt in a car wreck in Conroe, we might be able to help you!
Our top-rated Conroe accident lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm have been helping injured Texans for over three decades- Call for a free consultation!
Our Conroe car injury lawyers can help you in the following ways:
- Answering your questions with a free consultation
- Reviewing your case claims
- Determining who may be responsible for your damages
- Prompt investigation of your accident
- Helping you get the medical care you require for your injuries caused by the crash.
- Retaining experts necessary for your case
- Working to maximize your in-pocket compensation
- When needed, filing a lawsuit
- Counseling you every step of the way.
You have nothing to lose by calling us to review your auto accident injury claim. Even if we don’t take the case, we will provide helpful information to you.
How Much Does a Conroe Auto Accident Attorney Charge?
Most accident lawyers in Texas take the case on what is called a contingency fee basis. The fee is outlined in a written agreement which the client must sign.
When an attorney represents you on a contingent fee basis, your obligations for the fee are outlined in the agreement. The client does not pay the attorney any money unless money changes hands. If the case is successful, the lawyer gets a fixed percentage of the recovery from the case.
If you have questions about contingent fees or standard percentages, we will be happy to explain everything to you in detail.
But know, with the personal injury attorney at Baumgartner Law Firm, you pay us nothing unless you get money.
Questions to ask after a car accident in Conroe
Dealing with the insurance company can be confusing and frustrating for most people. After a car accident, unless you have been through this situation before, you may not know precisely what you need to do. If you are thinking about hiring an attorney for your car accident, here are some issues for you to answer.
Was Anyone Injured?
If you sustained injuries in the accident, getting proper care and documenting your injuries is essential for your recovery and personal injury claim. If you or a family member was injured, please reach out to us as soon as you can. We may be able to help you obtain medical care if you have no health insurance. We can also work with your doctors or health insurance company to ensure you are getting the care you need to recover. It is essential that you keep track of all your out-of-pocket expenses for medical care because of the wreck.
How Badly Was your Car Damaged?
One of the significant issues in a personal injury lawsuit is how bad the damage to your vehicle looks. If your car were damaged, one of the priorities would be to get your vehicle repaired or replaced. Let us help you receive the total amount owed to you so that you can afford to replace what you’ve lost from the car accident.
We do not handle property damage claims but will be more than happy to answer your questions on managing the repairs or negotiations for the replacement of your vehicle.
Did the Police Investigate?
Having the police involved and investigating a motorcycle crash or car wreck can be very helpful in documenting and improving your personal injury claim after the accident. Police officers generally obtain insurance information from both parties and state their opinion on the cause of the crash and the parties’ fault. The police officer’s opinions may or may not be admissible at trial; they are beneficial to the adjusters and the lawyers in evaluating the case.
Crash reports commonly take between 7 and 10 days to become available to you. If you were injured and not at fault, we may be able to help you get a copy of the crash report if you do not already have one.
Did You Seek, or Do You Need Medical Treatment?
Documentation of your injuries is an important step for any insurance claim involving injury. Generally, the claim is valued based upon the severity of the injuries as documented by your treating physicians. If a medical professional has not yet seen you, we may be able to assist you, provided the accident was a very recent one.
If you were hurt, sought, or need medical care and someone else was at fault, give us a call; we will fight to protect your rights. Call (281) 587-1111!
What About Property Damage Only- (No injury)?
If you have damage to your vehicle but were not hurt, you will probably need to handle the property damage claim yourself. Like other injury and accident lawyers, we don’t handle property damage claims.
Why Don’t Lawyers Take Property Damage Only Claims?
Many lawyers do not take property damage only claims because the at-fault person in Texas only must repair the vehicle or pay the value of the car. If your vehicle is totaled, you are entitled to the fair market value as the day of the crash plus tax, title, and license.
If your car can be repaired, the insurance company should pay for the repairs and any diminished value of a newer car. There is no provision in Texas law to allow attorneys fee’s on top of the repairs, and if you pay fees out of your own pocket or out of the repair or replacement costs, you will not have the money for the needed repairs.
Five Things to Do After a Conroe Car Crash
Get needed medical care
Prompt diagnosis and documentation of your injuries should be made right away. If you were taken by ambulance to a hospital, you would want to follow up with care as recommended at the hospital. If you were not taken by ambulance but got hurt in the crash, you should seek medical care now. If you do not have medical insurance but need care, call us to discuss whether we can help.
Take pictures or video of the vehicles and your injuries if you can
Photos or videos go a long way to showing what happened in the accident. If your car was severely damaged or totaled if you can get pictures to do so. If you are not able to get photos, let us know.
Get the contact information of any witnesses
Texas juries tend to believe a witness who saw the crash and can say how it happened. Don’t rely on the investigating officer to keep the contact information- they may not. If there are no witnesses, that does not mean you can’t win your case; just that other evidence must be obtained.
Don’t talk with the insurance adjuster
We recommend that you speak with us before talking with the other insurance company adjuster. Most people are not aware that the adverse insurance company does not have your best interest at heart. Adjusters are trained to record statements new some of what you say 2 deny or reduce what they must have to pay.
If we accept your case, the communications regarding the cause of the accident and your injuries will be conducted by our law firm on your behalf. If an insurance company calls you after you have retained us, you can simply refer them to us as your attorney.
Call Baumgartner Law Firm as early as possible
Some vital evidence may be needed to be preserved. The sooner our Conroe personal injury lawyers are retained, the better for your case. Also, we can advise you on how to maximize the value of your claims.
What Compensation Can I Get in an Injury Claim?
At Baumgartner Law Firm, we have been helping those seriously injured for decades. Three factors evaluate each car accident injury claim.
- Liability- who is at fault
- Damages- how badly are you injured, and how it has impacted you.
- Insurance coverage.
Any one of these factors can be critical in determining the compensation that may be available to you.
- If you were partly at fault, your damages are reduced proportionately under Texas comparative responsibility law as long as you were less than 50% at fault.
- If the other driver’s insurance coverage is limited (and you have liability-only coverage, the available insurance may limit your case to pay the claim.
The best way to know what your case may be worth is to talk with a leading accident attorney in your area.
Texas recognizes both economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages in Texas are things like:
- Medical bills
- Out of pocket expenses
- Reduced earning capacity or lost wages
- Other costs caused by the crash
Non-economic damages or human damages are the tolls your injuries have taken on you. Human damages can be things like:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Physical impairment
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages for wanton conduct.
Our goal is to maximize the compensation you put in your pocket. We have been winning car accident cases for decades and are here for you and your family. Call to see if we can help you!
Insurance Companies Don’t Want to Pay Car Accident Claims
Insurance companies on the hook for an accident do not want to pay and will do whatever they can to avoid paying you fair and reasonable settlements. Even your own insurance company can be in an adverse position to your rights.
Insurance companies are in the business of paying out as little as possible on claims to maximize their profits. The old saying, “deny delay, and defend” applies especially with respect to motorcycle injury cases.
Here are some of the insurance company tactics that you are likely to encounter with a motorcycle accident injury claim:
- Blame shifting- attempting to make you partially responsible for an accident that was not your fault.
- lowball offers-making a ridiculous personal injury settlement offer with the hope that you will reduce your expectations of what you should be paid.
- Demanding a recorded statement from you to “investigate the case” or “consider the claim”.
- Asking that you sign an unlimited medical release.
The best approach is to reach out to our experienced car accident law firm for a free no-obligation consultation on your injury accident. Call (281) 587-1111!
How do Adjusters Determine Settlement Amounts?
Adjusters are supposed to determine settlement value based on your damages and the proof you offer. In practice, some insurance companies use software to evaluate and devalue your claims. If the insurance company feels you will accept a lower amount, they will try to get away with that.
One of the main benefits of getting a reputable personal injury lawyer helps to even the playing field giving you the best chance to maximize the money you get.
Frequent Car Accident Injuries
- Neck, Back, and Spine Injuries
Herniated or bulging discs are common from auto accidents. The most common is a rear-end collision. X-rays are not able to diagnose herniated discs, and it takes a CT Scan or an MRI. Fractures of the spine can cause paralysis and often require surgery.
Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash or tendon damage are seen frequently in emergency rooms and often treated with physical therapy.
- Head or Brain Injury
If you suffered a blow to the head, TBI or head injury is nothing to take lightly. Car crashes often cause concussions, and the extent of brain injury can vary greatly. If you lost consciousness at the scene, you must follow up immediately with a specialist doctor.
- Shoulder Injuries
We see many shoulder injuries, particularly after side impacts. Shoulder injury may include surgical help and a lengthy recovery period.
What are Common Causes of Car Accidents in Conroe?
Some of the most common causes of Conroe car accidents are the following:
Cell phone use in talking, texting, or even surfing the internet all-cause car wrecks. But distracted driving is more than just cell phone use. Here is a list of distractions to be aware of while driving.
- Talking on the phone
- Looking at directions
- Eating or drinking
- Changing radio stations
- Talking with passengers
- Dealing with passenger distractions
- Grooming or use of other items in the car
- Watching other events to the side of your car
The disparity in speeds is a common cause of many car crashes, particularly on highways and interstates.
Following too Closely
One of the leading causes of rear-end accidents is not allowing enough space between you and the car in front of you. A sudden stop will not result in a crash if enough space is allowed between vehicles.
Not Paying Attention
A subset of driver distraction is simply not paying close attention to the road ahead. A driver can be tired, fatigued, or distracted, but taking eyes off the road ahead causes accidents.
Alcohol Use or DWI
One of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in Texas is a drinking driver. Studies show that about one in 4 fatal accidents in Texas involve alcohol. If you are hit by a drunk driver, give us a call at (281) 587-1111.
Failing to Yield the Right of Way
Failing to yield the ROW can be changing lanes when unsafe, turning when another had the right of way, or even disregarding a stop signal or sign.
Call our auto accident attorneys for a case evaluation of your injury accident.
How do Comparative Fault in Laws Work in Texas?
Texas uses a statutory scheme called comparative fault. In short, if you were injured due to the fault of another, you can recover damages as long as you are less than 51% at fault. In other words, your fault is a factor and influences the damages you can receive. Your damages are reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to your actions. But, if your fault is determined to be more than half, you are barred from getting damages from the case.
Common Types of Car Accidents
- Rear Impact Collisions: occur when one vehicle hits the vehicle in front of it
- Head-On Collisions: happens when one vehicle hits the front of another vehicle
- Side Impact Collisions: A.K.A. “T-bone” accidents, result when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another car
Speak with an Award-Winning Conroe Car Accident Attorney
At Baumgartner Law Firm, our award-winning legal team has been helping car injury victims for over three decades. We know how to maximize your damages and present your claim to get results. Best of all, we limit the cases we agree to accept to provide you the personal service you deserve.
Call us to see if we can help you or answer any questions about your injury accident.
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