Anyone who has been in a car accident knows how much it affects your life. Here in Tarrant County we rely on our cars for just about everything: work, family outings, errands, and most anything else that involves leaving the house.
Getting in an accident that damages your car is bad enough. But when YOU are injured in the accident, it makes the situation much more complicated. At the Welch Law Firm, our job is to get you fully compensated for any damage done to your vehicle as well as any other loss related to the injury. This includes medical bills (past and future), lost wages (past and future), and more.
What Caused the Accident?
Once you meet with the Welch Law Firm, one of the first questions we ask is what caused the accident. This matters because who’s at fault and how clearly they’re at fault affects the case. If made, a police report can help sort this out.
Usually, accidents result from a driver not paying attention to the road or the vehicles around them. Or the driver may have been speeding or violating other traffic laws.
- Alcohol/Drugs: Alcohol clouds judgment and slows reflexes. These impairing effects begin with the first drink. Many drugs, such as marijuana and prescription painkillers, have similar effects.
- Texting/Distracted Driving: More drivers are getting distracted by technology in their car. While this typically involves texting or otherwise using their phone, it can also be as simple as fiddling with the radio or trying to figure out how to operate the touch screen on a new car.
- Drowsiness: Alcohol and fatigue affect the brain and body in roughly the same way. Furthermore, like there is no quick fix for alcohol and drug impairment, there is no quick fix for drowsiness. Drinking coffee, chewing gum, and other shortcuts usually do not help. Fatigue is especially a serious issue in truck crash cases. More on that below.
- Medical Condition: Thousands of Texans struggle with chronic medical conditions, like epilepsy, diabetes, and heart disease, which could cause a sudden and unexpected loss of consciousness. These motorists know that it is dangerous for them to drive, but they get behind the wheel anyway and recklessly put other people at risk.
Once we determine the cause and fault, we will aggressively seek out evidence that helps support your claim. We don’t back down.
Medical Bills? We Can Help
We would prefer that our car accident clients had called us immediately after the accident occured to ensure you take all the right steps. But if you contact us even months after the accident and bills start adding up, we can still help you.
Many of our clients are taken to the hospital via an ambulance after a serious accident for evaluation and treatment. Unfortunately, getting in the ambulance immediately starts the medical billing cycle. You could see a bill for over $50,000 for getting in an ambulance and getting treated at a nearby hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
If you retain the Welch Law Firm, we will notify all medical providers and insurance companies that we have been hired to help you. This immediately stops the creditors from harassing you for money. The insurance companies will also stop reaching out to you trying to offer you a lowball settlement.
Truck/18 Wheeler Accidents
The injuries in truck wreck cases are usually much worse than the injuries in passenger vehicle collision claims. The legal issues are normally more complex as well.
A fully-loaded large truck may carry hundreds of gallons of highly flammable diesel fuel and could weigh over 80,000 pounds. As a result, these crash victims normally sustain extremely serious injuries.
In terms of the legal issues, truck drivers have a higher duty of care in Texas. Since these motorists are professional drivers, they must take affirmative steps to avoid accidents like maintaining a greater following distance and pausing at intersections to make sure they are clear.
In order to make deadlines, many truckers push themselves to stay on the road for as long as possible. The higher duty of care requires these operators to take breaks long before they feel sleepy.
The truck drivers themselves are of course responsible for any accidents they cause, and so is the company employing the driver. Employers are financially responsible when their employees are negligent during the course and scope of their employment.
Unfortunately, Texas has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. As a result, many truckers don’t have enough coverage to fully and fairly compensate these victims. That’s why the Welch Law Firm will aggressively go after all other responsible parties to ensure you are taken care of financially.
Injury victims deserve financial compensation and a lawyer that will work for them. For a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer in Arlington, contact the Welch Law Firm PLLC. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.