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If You Were Injured In A Motor Vehicle Accident, Consult Car Accident Lawyers in TX

Every year, thousands of people are killed on Texas roadways. In fact, in 2021, Texas had more fatal car accidents than any other state. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that 2021 was the second deadliest year for car accidents in Texas since 1940, when the DOT first began tracking fatalities. In 2021, 4,480 people were killed on Texas roadways. Thousands more were injured, some of them so seriously that their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, will never be the same. This article was written to give you and your loved ones the best chance at retaining the best quality of life after such a tragic and traumatic event. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the experienced accident claim lawyers at Kyle Law Firm are here to advocate for you. We promise to take the time to learn about your case and to work with experts to present the full extent of your injuries and obtain the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have a proven track record of getting compensation for injured clients, including numerous substantial financial settlements. We’re here to put our experience to good use, offering representation to the people in our community that have been injured in car accidents, trucking accidents, ATV crashes, motorcycle wrecks, and related motor vehicle collisions. Call 830-620-9402 to speak with an attorney for auto accidents and get a free case evaluation. We have offices in New Braunfels and San Marcos, and we serve clients throughout the region. Continue reading for crucial information auto accident lawyers want you to be aware of in case you’re involved in an accident.

Filing Your Accident Claim May Be Challenging

Filing an auto injury claim is anything but a straightforward process. In most circumstances, an auto wreck attorney is crucial to getting the settlement you need to pay for medical expenses. If the death of a loved one is involved, matters become more complicated still. Your claim might be denied in whole or in part for legitimate reasons, usually related to the coverage limits of your policy. When you receive the denial letter, it’s in your best interest to cross-reference it against your contract to be sure it is correctly supported. Should you still feel that your claim has been unfairly denied, you can take up in court with the counsel and representation of an automobile accident lawyer. Accidents with more than one car involved are usually more complex. A driver’s license obliges the holder to drive with care and responsibility — an obligation legally called “proper lookout.” If you have been subjected to serious damages and feel the other driver has been careless, you may file a lawsuit against him or her. In this instance, it is of utmost importance to have legal advice and representation from an experienced car crash attorney.

Giving Yourself The Best Chance At Winning Your Case By Following Prescribed Precautions Immediately After The Accident

Have been in a car accident and need a lawyer
What you do at the scene of the accident depends on whether you were severely injured and subsequently taken away in an ambulance, or whether you can stay at the scene and wait for medical treatment. If you can stay at the scene, Texas car crash lawyers say you should do the following:
  • Do not flee. No matter how serious it is, and even if you think the accident was your fault, or that your actions were contributing to your own car accident, you will face both criminal and civil penalties if you leave the scene of the accident. Consult a car accident defense attorney if you’re facing these penalties.
  • Call the police. Texas law requires you to call the police if anyone is injured or killed in a car accident, or if your vehicle is damaged to the extent that it cannot be “normally or safely driven away”. Be sure to write down the name and badge number of the officer who takes the report. This will help you get a copy of the police report once it has been prepared.
  • Exchange important information. This means exchanging driver’s license numbers and insurance information of all drivers involved in the accident. Make sure to record the following from all drivers involved:
    • Name of the insurance company and policy number
    • License plate number
    • Vehicle make and model
  • Take notes about what happened. Describe the location of the accident, the time of day, the weather conditions, and anything you can think of that seems relevant. If you question its relevance, err on the side of including too much information.
  • Get witness statements if possible. If there are witnesses, get their contact information and write down what they tell you about the accident. Include where they were located at the time so you will later know what their view was of the accident.
  • Do not make any admissions to anyone. Be careful what you say. Even if you think you may have been partially at fault, you shouldn’t say it at this time. Even a simple statement may later be used against you. For example, you might say, “I didn’t  see the car coming.” This may be interpreted against you as evidence you were not paying attention, even if the reason you didn’t see the car coming was because it rounded a corner and ran a red light.
  • Take photographs if you can. Try and show the position of the cars, any skid marks, the damage to the vehicles, and any road hazards.
  • Get medical care. You should get checked out even if you don’t  think you were injured. Some soft tissue injuries don’t show up until the next day or even a few days later. A car wreck lawyer can help you obtain compensation for any damages.
  • Seek representation from a New Braunfels car wreck attorney.

Damages In An Accident Claim

You've been injured in a car accident and need a lawyer You may have heard the word “damages” thrown around in reference to personal injury cases. “Damages” means the amount of money you will be able to collect from the driver who was at fault for your car accident. There is no one size fits all damage calculator. Damages are available in three different categories: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. A lawyer for accidents will help you calculate damages, but we’ll give you an overview of each category. Economic damages. These are damages that can be mathematically calculated and may include:
  • Payment of all your medical bills. This includes all you have incurred to date and an estimated value of the ones you are expected to incur in the future if you need ongoing medical care.
  • Lost wages due to time off work for treatment and recovery.
  • Wages you may lose in the future if you are unable to return to your work and have to take a job with lesser pay.
  • Income you will lose over your lifetime if you are unable to return to work and are permanently disabled.
  • Costs of retraining, if necessary, so you can return to some type of employment.
  • Physical rehabilitation costs if rehabilitation is necessary due to your injury.
  • Reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs you incurred when obtaining medical treatment. This includes gas or costs of overnight lodging and food if you have to travel for treatment.
  • Any other costs incurred due to the accident.
Non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are to compensate you for your damages that are not possible to calculate. These damages include:
  • Pain and suffering. Insurance companies have formulas they use to calculate the amount of pain and suffering you should be compensated for based on the amount of your economic damages. This is a guideline and not a formula carved in stone. There are times when that formula just doesn’t work.
  • Emotional distress. This includes PTSD if you are suffering from that. The burden is on you, the injured person, to prove you suffer from emotional distress in addition to your pain and suffering.
  • Loss of consortium or companionship. These are damages paid to your family member, your spouse, or children, who have experienced a loss in their relationship with you because of your injury.
  • Disfigurement.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.
Punitive damages. Punitive damages are for the purpose of punishing a defendant, usually for their intentional conduct. These damages are rare in a personal injury case that is based on negligence. If the person did not intentionally cause harm, they are not punished for their behavior. When car accident attorneys are proving fault for a car accident, a defendant can be found grossly negligent, and you may collect punitive damages. Texas law states that “Gross negligence” is defined as an act or omission that “involves an extreme degree of risk, considering the probability and magnitude of the potential harm to others” when the defendant was aware of the risk but proceeded to act anyway “with conscious indifference to the rights, safety, or welfare of others.” When a defendant has had way too much to drink and attempts to drive anyway, then slams into your car, you may be able to collect punitive damages in addition to economic and non-economic damage. Bear in mind that the other driver can claim you are also responsible for the accident, which may reduce the amount of your compensation or even leave you uncompensated altogether. Experienced lawyers for wrecks will make sure you receive your just repair.

Proving Driver Liability

Under Texas’ proportionate responsibility law, whoever is at fault for the accident is the one who is liable for damages. That also means that if you are partially at fault, the amount of damages you can collect will be reduced by the amount of fault that can be proportionally assigned to you. For example, if your damages come out to be $100,000, but you were also 30% at fault for the accident, your damages will be reduced by 30%. Instead of collecting $100,000, you will only receive $70,000. If you are 51% at fault for the accident, you will collect nothing. Texas feels strongly that those involved should share responsibility for a car accident. Proving the liability of the other driver can be complex, especially if you or another passenger in the car you were driving suffered serious injuries. You’ll have to prove that they were sustained during the accident, which can be very difficult if you’re dealing with insurance companies on your own. Personal Injury Lawyers, however, are accustomed to this kind of process. We will chart the shortest and most effective way to reach the desired end.

Types Of Car Accident Claims We Handle

Types Of Car Accident Claims We Handle - Kyle Law Firm If a car is involved in the accident, a New Braunfels vehicle accident lawyer at Kyle Law Firm can represent you and pursue damages on your behalf.

Some examples include:

We represent clients in all types of motor vehicle accident cases in and around New Braunfels TX. There is a statute of limitations for car accident lawsuits in Texas. This means you must file your lawsuit with the court within two years after the accident occurs. If you miss this date by even one day, you lose your right to collect damages for your injury forever.

Our Team Is Prepared To Help You

Our founding attorney, Matt Kyle, is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Fewer than 3 percent of Texas vehicle lawyers have this recognition in this area. Our firm has in-depth knowledge of personal injury cases. At Kyle Law Firm, we treat our clients like family. We provide aggressive representation as we guide your case through the legal system. We’ll meet with you for a free consultation where you can learn about our services and how we plan to pursue your case. Our car lawyers also provide you with information about the substantial financial settlements we have won on behalf of our clients. We won’t charge you a dime for our legal services unless you win. Contact a New Braunfels TX auto lawyer today to arrange a no-cost consultation by calling 830-620-9402, completing our brief online form, or messaging us to learn more.

What Our Happy Customers Are Saying

Julie B.
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TRULY treat us as though we are family! We have not EVER felt it was for a $ Issue either but rather more, for “FAMILY!” Yes, from the moment we walked in their door, this firm made us feel like we were part of “THEIR FAMILY!” This too, is how they worked for us! Throughout EVERY process, we had “sit down table meetings” to keep us informed ALWAYS! We were kept “in the loop” and if ever we had a question, someone was “ALWAYS THERE TO ANSWER A CONCERN!”  We have COMPLETE FAITH and CONFIDENCE that this firm would do whatever they could to help us! THANK YOU, Matt, Britney, Sarah, & Scott 😁
Danielle M.
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The Matt Kyle Law Firm is the best! They were professional and understanding in every single email, meeting and phone call. I have never used an attorney before and they made every step easy and painless. Even though my personal injury case lasted over a year, they constantly keep me informed and up to date. Not to mention their fees and contract beat all the other law offices in the area. I would recommend Matt Kyle Law firm to anyone in need of their services. I would give 10 stars if I could! Big thank you to Britany and Diveli for being all-star case managers!!
Yvette M.
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The Kyle Law firm was wonderful!  They helped us when our daughter was in an accident, because a drunk driver pulled out in front of her.The Kyle Law firm worked hard to take care of us and make sure Our daughter got the care she needed, and a fair settlement to replace her vehicle.  They are from here, and work here to help others in our community.  Highly Recommend them if you need legal assistance.
Errolyn C.
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The Kyle Law Firm demonstrated  professionalism from beginning to end. Britney and Scott take charge attitudes was certainly what I was looking for in representation. They kept me up to date on changes and clearly explained the process and kept me abreast. I am satisfied with the results. If you are seeking results do not hesitate to give this group a call. Thank you!
Noe M.
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Everyone at Kyle Law Firm was professional and helpful throughout the entire lawsuit process. Our attorney, Scott, gave us consistent and thorough guidance and advice throughout the process. Diveli was always quick to respond and helpful with all questions and issues. We highly recommend Kyle Law Firm!
Laura H.
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Professional service provided by a friendly staff. The law firm is straight forward and helpful. Everyone we dealt with were honest and helped us through a difficult process!

What Our Happy Customers Are Saying

Julie B.
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TRULY treat us as though we are family! We have not EVER felt it was for a $ Issue either but rather more, for “FAMILY!” Yes, from the moment we walked in their door, this firm made us feel like we were part of “THEIR FAMILY!” This too, is how they worked for us! Throughout EVERY process, we had “sit down table meetings” to keep us informed ALWAYS! We were kept “in the loop” and if ever we had a question, someone was “ALWAYS THERE TO ANSWER A CONCERN!”  We have COMPLETE FAITH and CONFIDENCE that this firm would do whatever they could to help us! THANK YOU, Matt, Britney, Sarah, & Scott 😁
Danielle M.
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The Matt Kyle Law Firm is the best! They were professional and understanding in every single email, meeting and phone call. I have never used an attorney before and they made every step easy and painless. Even though my personal injury case lasted over a year, they constantly keep me informed and up to date. Not to mention their fees and contract beat all the other law offices in the area. I would recommend Matt Kyle Law firm to anyone in need of their services. I would give 10 stars if I could! Big thank you to Britany and Diveli for being all-star case managers!!
Yvette M.
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The Kyle Law firm was wonderful!  They helped us when our daughter was in an accident, because a drunk driver pulled out in front of her.The Kyle Law firm worked hard to take care of us and make sure Our daughter got the care she needed, and a fair settlement to replace her vehicle.  They are from here, and work here to help others in our community.  Highly Recommend them if you need legal assistance.
Errolyn C.
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The Kyle Law Firm demonstrated  professionalism from beginning to end. Britney and Scott take charge attitudes was certainly what I was looking for in representation. They kept me up to date on changes and clearly explained the process and kept me abreast. I am satisfied with the results. If you are seeking results do not hesitate to give this group a call. Thank you!
Noe M.
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Everyone at Kyle Law Firm was professional and helpful throughout the entire lawsuit process. Our attorney, Scott, gave us consistent and thorough guidance and advice throughout the process. Diveli was always quick to respond and helpful with all questions and issues. We highly recommend Kyle Law Firm!
Laura H.
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Professional service provided by a friendly staff. The law firm is straight forward and helpful. Everyone we dealt with were honest and helped us through a difficult process!
Case Results

$6.4 Million

18-wheeler fatality
Net to clients: $4.9 Million
Expenses: $25,000
Attorney fees: $1.475 Million

$1.45 Million

18-wheeler fatality
Net to clients: $642,000
Expenses: $223,000
Attorney fees: $580,000

$1.015 Million

Commercial, intoxicated driver — injury case
Net to clients: $615,400
Expenses: $9,000
Attorney fees: $399,600

$1.2 Million

Motorcycle/commercial vehicle fatality
Net to clients: $565,000
Expenses: $5,200
Attorney fees: $400,000

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