When you’ve been in a seriously injured car wreck or a crash with a big truck (18-Wheeler), it seems that everyone is ready to tell you that you have the absolute best case against the other driver! The truth is, it all really depends on liability, coverage and the extent of your injuries!
You have to be able to show that the other driver was more at fault than you in causing the car crash and that the injuries you suffered are related to the crash. Finally, you have to find out if there’s insurance coverage! Determining coverage can be difficult and could take way too much time to do it yourself! That’s why, from the beginning, having an experienced lawyer working on your case is crucial!
What does it mean when the driver that causes the wrecks says they have “full coverage” insurance? Well, the answer depends on how much damage they caused? In other words, you don’t know if they are fully covered until you know how much property damage or personal injury resulted. Therefore, having the required minimal liability coverage under the laws of the State of Texas, does not mean that the negligent driver is fully covered. Depending on how much damage they cause, that insured could be underinsured and not have enough insurance to cover all the damage. Then, you’d have to look at your insurance and see if you opted for the underinsured coverage under the policy.
For this reason, Texas Personal Injury Attorney Hector Sandoval recommends that if you’re involved in a crash with another vehicle, and they are at fault, that you gather as much information as possible about the negligent driver and vehicle they were driving. Get copies of all insurance cards or policy information that you can while you are at the scene. If you have to leave because of your injuries, make sure someone gets this information. Also, make sure you do your best to have someone document the way the incident took place, the directions of the streets and the damage to the vehicles. Additionally, whether you feel that you suffered an injury or not, if you feel even the slightest pain, report that to anyone asking about your injuries. If you feel any significant pain, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately and don’t wait!
When you call Houston Personal Injury Attorney Hector Sandoval, he gets busyfinding the answers for you quickly! Attorney Sandoval handles all types of car and big truck wreck cases. He gets to work quick and makes sure all evidence to provide your case is preserved.