Nick Maram & Associates, PC, has distinguished itself as a successful Texas car accident law firm by providing the high quality legal representation to auto accident victims all over Texas. We have obtaining financial compensation in compensation for people injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers.
Car accidents are the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Texas was the site of 2,998 traffic fatalities in 2010 alone. Negligent driving occurs for a variety of reasons. Drivers may be distracted or fail to respect basic traffic laws. Some people hurry through intersections, weaving in and out of lanes. Others insist on using their time on the road to talk, text, eat, or groom themselves. Beyond simple distractions, inexperience and intoxication also impair a driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Even if the conduct is not intentional, a driver’s failure to focus on the road for even a second can lead to dangerous accidents with often fatal consequences.
Under Texas law, liability for car accidents is premised upon general principles of negligence and Statutory law. Drivers have a duty to safely operate their motor vehicles. Those who breach that duty are liable for injuries arising out of the accident. The Texas Transportation Code sets forth “Rules of the Road” governing the conduct of drivers in accidents resulting in personal injury or death. Pursuant to Section 550.021 of this Code, operators of motor vehicles involved in such accidents must immediately stop their vehicles at the scene of the accident and comply with their duty to “give information and render aid.” This means providing “reasonable assistance” to any injured party, including transportation to, or making arrangements for, medical treatment. According to these laws, a “hit and run” from accidents involving serious bodily injury or death is a criminal offense punishable by fines, imprisonment, or both.
Injured parties who can show their harm was caused by another’s negligence are entitled to several forms of damages. First, the liable party must compensate them for past and future medical expenses, including costs for surgeries and other continuing care. Collisions often cause severe injuries that do not manifest themselves until weeks or months after the accident. Liable parties are thus responsible for costs incurred for ongoing treatment of the injury, including rehabilitation and therapy. Second, injured victims are entitled to the income and earnings they will lose by staying out of work. As such, they may recover damages for lost income, future earnings, and other disability benefits. Finally, car accident victims can recover for emotional harm, including the pain and suffering they experienced as a result of the accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, call an experienced Texas car accident attorney right away. For over 20 years, our goal has always been to provide high level of legal representation to injured victims from all areas of Texas, recovering for our clients in complex personal injury cases. We do not charge anything to start working on your case and only get paid if compensation has been received in your case. This means that we take all the risk in spending our resources and you are guaranteed that in case of no recovery you owe us nothing as expenses or attorneys fees. For a free consultation with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney, call (800) 979-7222 or Contact Us online. We look forward to hearing from you.