Car Accident Lawyers in Corpus Christi, Texas
Serving Injured Clients in Corpus Christi and Surrounding Communities
Car accidents happen too often in Corpus Christi because of reckless, aggressive, and careless driving. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2017 in Corpus Christi alone, there were…
To put those figures another way, in 2017 in Texas, one person died as a result of a car crash every 2 hours and 21 minutes, and one person suffered an injury in a traffic collision every 2 minutes and 4 seconds. Car accidents can happen almost anywhere, from urban areas of Corpus Christi to rural roads outside the city. If another party caused the accident in which you sustained your injuries, you deserve to file a claim for financial compensation.
Our Corpus Christi car accident lawyers can speak with you today about your options for filing an insurance claim or filing a lawsuit against the negligent party.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim?
After suffering injuries in a Corpus Christi car accident, it can be difficult to even think about setting up a consultation with a personal injury attorney when you are enduring pain from your injuries and facing regular medical visits. Coupled with calls to and from your and the adverse drivers insurance companies, it may seem that the stress is just too much to deal with.
However, it is important to know that there is a statute of limitations on car accident claims in Texas. The statute of limitations is the time window for filing a lawsuit, and if that time window runs out, a plaintiff can be barred from filing a civil lawsuit.
Under Texas law (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.003(a)), the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years.
Anyone who sustains injuries in a car accident in Corpus Christi needs to file a lawsuit within two years from the date of his or her injuries. It is also beneficial to your case to seek legal representation sooner rather than later. At Thomas J. Henry, we will take immediate action on your case, which includes gathering information in insurance information from the adverse driver or company. Reputable accident law firms in Corpus Christi will provide you with a risk-free, no cost consultation to go over the facts of your case and see if you have a valid claim.
If Both Drivers Are Partially at Fault, Who Gets Compensation?
If a plaintiff is partially to blame for an accident, can that plaintiff still recover damages? This is a question on the minds of many injury victims who may have been driving beyond the maximum speed limit at the time of the crash or may have been drowsy behind the wheel.
Under Texas law (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 33.001 et. seq.), a plaintiff can still recover damages as long as she or he is not 51% or more responsible.
This is known as proportionate responsibility. While other states might use the terms comparative fault or contributory negligence, Texas refers to it as proportionate responsibility. If a plaintiff is 50% or less at fault, the damages award is reduced by the proportion of the plaintiff’s fault. However, once a plaintiff is 51% or more responsible for an accident, then Texas law bars that plaintiff from compensation. Speak with one of our Corpus Christi auto accident attorneys today to find out more about any personal injury questions you may have.
Should I Seek Medical Attention after a Car Crash?
If you were hurt in an auto accident, absolutely seek medical attention as soon as possible. You and your family’s first priority should be your safety and your well-being. Oftentimes after a car crash, you may not feel any apparent injuries or pain in the immediate aftermath, but symptoms can show up days or weeks later. Many injuries have hidden symptoms that take time to develop. Not only will delaying your medical care put your long-term health at risk, but it can have a negative effect on your potential accident claim.
Insurance adjusters will determine that your injuries must not have been serious, or have occurred at all, if you didn’t go to an ER, a primary care physician, or other healthcare provider soon after your accident. It’s always a great idea to get checked out, even if you feel fine at the time. A medical professional will be able to determine what injuries, if any, that you sustained in the car crash.
After a wreck, if your injuries are debilitating and severe, you may require an ambulance to take you from the scene. Be sure to call 911 immediately after any Corpus Christi car wreck and ask for emergency services if you or a loved one were hurt.
Contact an Experienced Corpus Christi Car Accident Attorney
Were you injured in a motor vehicle collision in Texas? Our auto accident lawyers in Corpus Christi are available 24/7 to assist you and provide you with a free legal consultation. Contact Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys today for more information about the services we provide to clients in Corpus Christi, Texas.
- Phone number: 361-985-0600 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
- Address: 521 Starr Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 (walk-in Monday through Friday)
The staff did an amazing job since day one. The attorneys and staff here are here to help with anything through the process. It was scary at first but they helped make everything feel easier and move much faster. I would recommend anyone who needs help with crashes or injuries to give them a call.
– Daniel G., 9/7/2018