Brownsville Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Fighting for Vehicular Accident Victims in the Rio Grande Valley
If you suffered injuries in a collision due to another motorist’s negligence, you deserve to recover compensation. Whether your accident involved a car, truck, bus, motorcycle, or any other type of vehicle, multiple parties may be financially liable for your losses.
At the Amador Law Firm, we have a proven track record of securing outstanding outcomes for victims of vehicular accidents. We are a small-town firm known for delivering big-city results, and we can provide your case with the personal attention it deserves. Our Brownsville motor vehicle accident lawyer is ready to aggressively advocate for you in and out of the courtroom, and you will pay no fee unless we win. We will provide the dedicated guidance you need to confidently navigate the settlement and litigation process.
Who Is Liable in a Texas Motor Vehicle Accident?
A negligent driver is liable for any injuries and related losses they cause. Depending on the circumstances, other parties may also be responsible for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
If a defective vehicle component contributed to the crash, you may be able to sue and recover damages from the companies that designed, manufactured, distributed, and sold the unsafe equipment. For example, if tire defects resulted in a blowout and subsequent vehicular collision, you may be able to hold the tire’s manufacturer financially accountable if there is evidence the tires were not adequately produced.
If a motorist was intoxicated at the time of the crash, you may also be able to pursue a “dram shop” claim. A restaurant or bar that knowingly overserved the drunk motorist can be held liable for your injuries.
When any type of vehicular collision occurs, you should ensure everyone involved is safe and does not require immediate medical attention. Then, call the police, who will generate an official accident report, and avoid admitting any level of fault. Take photographs of the damage to your vehicle, your injuries, and any roadway conditions that may have contributed to the crash. Get the insurance and contact information of each motorist, passenger, and witness.
Once you have left the scene of the accident, seek a thorough medical examination as soon as possible. Your doctor’s report will help establish a link between the accident and any injuries you sustained.
Our Brownsville motor vehicle accident attorney can walk you through the next steps. We will help you file a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company. They may offer an insufficient settlement, or the negligent driver may not have enough coverage to reimburse you for the full extent of your losses. In either scenario, you will need to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover just compensation.
The state of Texas enforces a two-year time limit on most personal injury lawsuits. This means you will only have two years from the date of the motor vehicle accident to initiate legal action. If someone dies in a motor vehicle accident, their loved ones will have up to two years from the date of the victim’s death to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Many motor vehicle accident lawsuits are settled out of court, and the defendant will likely try and negotiate a settlement to avoid a trial. In some cases, accepting a settlement may be in your best interest if the offer adequately covers your injury-related expenses. Our team at the Amador Law Firm can help you understand your options and advise on the best course of action.
A successful Texas motor vehicle accident claim allows you to you recover compensation for:
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Physical pain and mental suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
In Texas, you may still be able to recover damages even if you were partially responsible for causing the accident. In these cases, the court will assess your level of responsibility and calculate a percentage of fault. Your total damage award will be reduced by this percentage. For example, if you were found to be 40% at fault, a $100,000 damage award would be reduced to $60,000. If you are more than 50% responsible for a motor vehicle accident, you will generally be unable to recover compensation.
Our Brownsville motor vehicle accident lawyer recognizes what is at stake when you have suffered injuries because of another driver’s negligence. We are committed to helping you seek justice and will leverage our skills and resources to pursue the best possible outcome.
“Last year I was involved in my very first car accident. The Amador Law Firm helped make the process easy, from getting my car fixed to getting reimbursed for lost workdays, they handled the annoying insurance companies and kept me updated on my case.”- N. Barajas