Driver inattention and speeding are the two leading causes of car
accidents in Texas.
As drivers on Texas roads, we take for granted that everyone else
is paying attention, not texting while driving or driving while
distracted, and at a minimum following all of the "rules of
the road." But it only takes a second for all of that to
change. For us to realize that not everyone is paying attention.
Some drivers are driving too fast for conditions or speeding.
Others are texting or browsing the web while driving. Others fall
asleep or simply follow too closely to avoid an accident. And in
as short as one second, everything changes.
At Richards Penn Bonner, our job is to deal with the insurance
companies for you and hold negligent drivers (and their insurance
companies) responsible for their actions.
Insurance companies do not want to pay the full amount of claims,
especially when there is no attorney involved. They know that they
can offer you a quick settlement. But if you take it, your case is
over. And if you later learn, as is common, that your injuries are
more substantial than they first appeared, you have lost your
chance to have those medical bills paid by the person who is at
fault – the person who should be paying for your medical
bills….the negligent driver and his or her insurance company.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury
lawsuit is typically two years from the date of the incident. As a
result, it is crucial to enlist the services of a proficient
personal injury lawyer as soon as feasible following the accident.
In situations involving fatal semitrailer accidents and other
types of crashes, it is similarly imperative to act expeditiously
in order to preserve any pertinent evidence, such as skid marks or
gouging on the roadway, interviewing impartial witnesses, and
safeguarding the vehicles involved in the collision, which may
prove to be valuable in the litigation process.
With over 80 years of experience, our lawyers have obtained
substantial verdicts and settlements for those injured in car
wrecks all over Texas and the United States.