Drivers have a duty to pay attention to the road that’s in front
of them in order to avoid an accident and potential injuries to both themselves
and everyone around them. However, there have been distracted drivers
for just about as long as there have been automobiles. Today, distractions
are everywhere, coming in many different shapes and sizes, and causing
accidents that are more and more dangerous with the high speeds of today’s
roads. If you’ve been a victim of one of these accidents, the good
news is you may be able to pursue legal recourse for your injuries.
File an Insurance Claim
Texas requires all drivers to carry an absolute minimum of 30/60/25 in
liability insurance, or in other words $30,000 per person for bodily injury
up to a maximum of $60,000, plus $25,000 in property damage repairs. While
this may not be a lot, it could be what you need in order to cover the
costs of the medical expenses you sustain as a result of your car accident
injuries. You should consider filing a claim against the other driver’s
insurance, citing your injuries, and provided the other party is shown
to be liable, your expenses will be covered up to this $30,000 limit.
File an Injury Lawsuit
You can also consider holding the other driver directly accountable for
their actions. If you know for a fact they were negligent by becoming
distracted behind the wheel, you could choose to file a lawsuit directly
against them for the cost of your damages. While this is often a much
more difficult route to go, this is an option that some people choose
to pursue to make sure they receive the compensation they’re entitled
to, particularly in instances where their insurance company is moving
unnecessarily slowly on deciding the outcome of a claim.
Get Legal Representation
Whatever you choose, the first and most important thing you should do is
make sure you have a powerful and valuable legal representative ally on
your side. Personal injury law may seem fairly straightforward on the
surface, but the actual details are highly-complex, so you need an Austin
car accident lawyer on your side who can take a pragmatic and experienced
approach to your case while also keeping your goals and best interests
as the focal point of their strategy.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident,
review your legal recourse options by speaking with a representative from The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC! Call
us today at (512) 271-5112.