Anytime a car wreck occurs, the people involved have to deal with a fair amount of stress and confusion to go along with any pain they may be suffering as well. Often times, however, frustration and even anger can be added to the mix when victims have a difficult time obtaining compensation from those who are at fault. That’s why it’s so important that you speak with an Auto Accident Lawyer as quickly as you can.
Call Whether or Not You’ve Been Injured
If your car wreck did not result in any injuries, there is a chance that you may not need to talk to an attorney. As long as you and the other driver have exchanged contact information and the party at fault agrees to pay for any damage to your vehicle or property, there should be no need to obtain legal representation. On the other hand, if the other party is proving to be difficult in any way, then you should seriously consider talking to an Auto Accident Lawyer to make sure your rights are protected.
However, you should always hire an attorney if you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash. You may have to miss a great deal of work, which will result in a substantial amount of lost wages. There may be huge medical bills if your injuries are extensive. If this is the case, the other driver’s insurance representative will do whatever it can to minimize the amount of compensation you receive. As a result, you’ll need someone on your side who can investigate the wreck and uncover the evidence needed to prove your argument. If the insurance company does not provide you with a fair settlement offer and the case goes to trial, you’ll need an experienced attorney to represent you in front of a judge or a jury.
There are other ways that an Auto Accident Lawyer can help. For instance, if there is a dispute over who is at fault for the wreck, the event occurred in a construction area, or your insurer gets its attorney involved, you will need representation. These and other special circumstances will require the skill of a seasoned attorney in order to provide you with the best chance of obtaining fair compensation for the suffering and loss you have experienced.
What to Expect
You’ll want to talk to at least two or three attorneys to find the one you will be the most comfortable working with. You’ll share the details of your case with each of them, and he or she will let you know the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Don’t hold back any information – if you do, that could seriously damage your ability to win your case and get the money you deserve. And please, whatever you do, never speak to an insurance adjuster without an attorney by your side.
Get in touch with an Auto Accident Lawyer as soon as you can so he or she can get to work protecting your rights. The earlier this work begins, the more likely your chances of seeing a positive result in your case.
This Blog was posted By The Carabin & Shaw Law Firm. principle Office in San Antonio, Texas
Personal Injury Law – Bus Accident Attorneys
Bus Accidents can be Extremely Dangerous & Cause Devastating Injury. If You or a Loved one has Been Injured in a Texas Bus Accident, Call our Law Firm
Traveling by bus is increasing in popularity. But in Texas, bus accidents seem to become more common. Think about all of the bus accident stories you see in the news. Don’t they seem to be happening with more frequency? The troubling thing about bus accidents is that more than with other vehicles, any single accident often injures and kills from one to many passengers.
Have you been injured in an accident involving a bus in or around Texas? Our prominent personal injury attorneys know how to get what you rightfully deserve due to negligence on the part of either the driver or the carrier. A variety of bus accidents can occur on a local small transit company bus, on a school bus, maybe to one of the national carriers like Greyhound or Trailways that criss-cross all of our state’s highways, or one of the many charter services that often visit our communities.
Bus accidents can occur at any time and for a number of different reasons. But negligence or oversight by the carrier should not, and does not, shield them from civil liability. So they are not immune to rightful insurance claims or other civil actions that might be appropriate. But there are some givens that you should be aware of; if you are about to take on these powerful carriers, and the insurance companies that defend them.
Bus companies, be they transit authorities, national lines, coach companies or those that contract out to local school districts are usually treated as “common” (or public) carriers. This means that although they are not obligated to “ensure” the safety of their passengers, they have what is called an “affirmative obligation” (or duty) to protect them from harm, including injuries that might occur when an accident happens. All of them are required to have expensive liability insurance policies if they are to operate in Texas. So there’s likely to be enough money to compensate those who have been injured in an accident. But as with all defendants who have insurance, their underwriter will go to great lengths to defend their policyholders with adjusters and well-compensated attorneys because the mission of the insurance industry is to take-in the premiums and fight like the dickens in order to avoid paying claims. And it’s been that way for generations.
In the event that the accident has occurred to a school bus or one of the local transit authorities, injured plaintiffs will find themselves up against quasi-government entities who benefit from favorable laws that discourage people from using them.
So the route to successful compensation is usually one with many twists and turns that inexperienced attorneys (and non-attorneys) have a difficult – if not impossible – time when trying to convince the defendants that they must pay for their negligence if that is found to be the case.
That is why our Law Firm has chosen to share some important information with you in the event that you have been injured in a bus accident. We believe that educated clients are the best clients. And we also believe that you will come to trust such transparency as you deliberate your options after being seriously injured in one of these unfortunate, but likely preventable, vehicle accidents
We have been litigating and resolving accident and death cases of all types, both locally and all over Texas for decades. We have successfully negotiated countless settlements and argued many cases against every major insurance provider in the nation. We have a history of success and won numerous fair settlements for our clients on behalf of their deceased loved ones. Insurance companies know our track record and don’t want to see us in court. As a result, they often offer our clients attractive settlements without the stress and uncertainty of a jury trial.
The bus accident attorneys with our Law Firm do whatever is necessary to help you obtain justice and fair restitution for the loved one that has been injured or taken from you. To find out how we can help, call 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation that will be the first (and best) step to you and your family’s recovery from an accident at the hands of a negligent bus operator.
Be Careful of Speeding Tick Myths and Urban Legends!
There are several speeding ticket myths and urban legends that continue to misguide many drivers. Many drivers have succumbed to these speeding ticket myths and mounted charges against them. The consequences can be disastrous financially.
There are legitimate ways of fighting and beating speeding tickets. But the speeding ticket myths below are NOT those ways. Don’t risk your defense by using one of these myths.
Don’t Fall for Any of These Speeding Ticket Myths and Urban Legends. Remember, these speeding ticket myths and urban legends do not work!
Myth #1: The Officer Made a Mistake; the Speeding Ticket Should Be Dismissed
“The officer made a mistake and didn’t write down the correct information. My ticket should be dismissed.”
This myth will not work because judges allow reasonable errors by officers. If the officer wrote that you drove a blue Honda and it was actually a red Honda, the judge will allow the error. After all, if it was clearly mistaken, how did you end up with the ticket? The judge will not dismiss your ticket based on a slight technicality like that.
Myth #2: Overpay the Speeding Ticket, Don’t Cash Out Refund, Off the Record
“If you overpay the speeding ticket the courts must refund you the balance. When you get the refund check, don’t cash it. This will leave the transaction incomplete and you will not have the speeding ticket on your record.”
This myth has circulated around the web, in email forwards, in forums, and in many other places. The truth is that this is simply not true. You cannot fight or beat a speeding ticket based on not cashing a refund check.
First of all, once a judge pronounces you guilty, the violation is entered into the records. The speeding ticket becomes a part your personal record and points are assessed.
Second, basic accounting can quickly show that this line of thinking is preposterous. If we try to follow the logic of this myth, it breaks down when compared to accounting principles. A commissioned refund check requires proof of transaction. A refund check is assessed when the transaction is already completed.
Think of it as a store refunding your purchase. You need a store receipt, proof of transaction, to receive a refund. So, in this case, whether you cash the refund check or not, since a check was issued the transaction is complete and the speeding ticket is on your record.
Myth #3: Have Police Association Stickers on the Car & Avoid Speeding Ticket
“If you have police association stickers on your car, the officer will know you’re a cop and not write you a ticket.”
Police officers have a fraternal bond as civil servants, but they also respect each other’s jobs and authority. Legitimate retired or active police officers will hand over a police ID. Only as a courtesy, the police officer will not issue a speeding ticket.
Using stickers will not help you and chances are, you are not the first person the officer has encountered that has tried this “trick”.
The only real “trick” is a solid legal defense.
Myth #4: Pull Tricks to Postpone Your Traffic Speeding Court Date
“You can postpone your speeding ticket court date to a day that the police officer is on vacation. If he doesn’t show up, the case is dismissed.”
Unless grace and favor are upon you, chances are you will not be lucky enough to postpone your speeding ticket trial date to a day that the officer is on vacation. And NO police department will give out the vacation schedule of their police officers! Chances are, if you request such information, you will raise their suspicions about you.
Also, if you postpone your traffic speeding ticket court trial to a day that the officer does not or cannot show up, the prosecutor can easily move the trial date to another time. After all, moving the court date worked for you so it certainly will work for them.
Once again, the best defense for fighting a speeding ticket is to have a solid legal defense.
This blog was posted by The Slade Law Firm – Traffic Ticket Attorney San Antonio