Laredo Car Accident Lawyers
Put 30+ Years of Combined Experience in Your Corner
If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, Gonzalez Druker Law Firm is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Laredo car accident attorneys have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies that will evaluate and decide on an amount to offer for settlement of your claim. We will help you maximize the compensation you receive through a negotiated settlement. However, when insurance companies refuse to pay the compensation you deserve, our team of car accident attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who have the necessary skills to win your case at trial.
Liability Laws After a Car Accident
In the event of a car accident, Texas follows a “at-fault” rule to determine who is liable. This means that the driver who is responsible for causing the accident that led to your injuries is also responsible for paying damages through an insurance carrier. While this law is straightforward for accidents where only one driver is at fault, it’s true that many if not most accidents can find both parties at fault in some way. An example of “fault” that is easy to overlook would be driving slightly about the speed limit or failing to put on a turn signal. In these cases, an injured driver can still recover compensation through Texas’ "modified comparative negligence" rule.
A modified comparative negligence rule means that an injured party who is partially responsible for an accident can still file a claim as long as they are no more than 50% at fault for causing an accident. However, in this scenario the percentage of responsibility they are found to bear will be deducted from their overall compensation awarded to them. For example, if you are found to be 10% at fault for the accident, the total compensation awarded to you will also be reduced by 10%.
Top Causes of Car Accidents in Laredo
Living in Texas has many perks, but highway safety is not one of them. Known as “the car accident capital of America,” the State of Texas consistently leads the country in the number of traffic fatalities. Each year, approximately 3,500 people are killed in auto accidents. Over 250,000 individuals are involved in accidents that lead to injuries.
You need to call us without delay if you were injured in a car accident where the person at fault was:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Improper car maintenance
- Teenage drivers
- Elderly drivers
- Drowsy driving
- Failure to obey traffic signals
Car Accidents Can Lead to Severe Injuries
The consequences of a car accident can be devastating. If you have been hurt in an auto collision that was someone else’s fault, you will need qualified legal assistance to fight for the compensation to help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity.
Our experienced car accidentattorneys have helped victims who have suffered all types of car accident injuries, including:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Leg and knee injuries
- Hand and foot injuries
- Internal injuries
At Gonzalez Druker Law Firm, our legal team has years of experience guiding individuals throughout the personal injury claim process. We have accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the laws and procedures surrounding these types of cases and have become skilled negotiators. We can help you build a case that proves that your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence so that you can get the financial compensation that you deserve.
Steps to Take after a Car Accident
Typically, drivers find themselves in a dazed state of confusion after colliding with another vehicle. However, it is important to remain as composed as possible at the accident scene and remember to take certain steps that could be crucial to obtaining maximum compensation.
Following a car accident, you should:
- Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries
- Call the police to report the accident
- Ask any witnesses for their contact information
- Collect license plate numbers and insurance and registration info from other drivers
- Take pictures of the accident scene and all vehicles involved in the crash
- Contact our lawyers prior to speaking to any insurance companies
Something that many people fail to take into consideration after a car crash is their interaction on social media. Be careful not to post anything regarding the accident until your claim is settled. Insurance companies can use the information they find on social media platforms as evidence against you to reduce their liability and the money they owe.