The car accident lawyers at Tate Rehmet Law Office see more than their fair share of car wrecks in and around the Texoma area. Although each accident is unique, one fact is almost universally true in every collision: car accidents happen when drivers do not follow safety rules. When people fail to obey safety rules they become negligent and are responsible for any damage or harm caused. Negligence is simply the legal term for failing to drive in a safe manner. Negligence includes:
Running red lights or stop signs
Failure to Yield Right of Way
Changing lanes when unsafe
Swerving into oncoming lanes
Driver inattention due to cell phone use
Driver inattention due to cell phone use is becoming more prevalent as the primary cause of most accidents that occur in the Sherman, Denison and surrounding areas. This is increasingly true with the use of cell phones to text. Drivers distracted by cell phones, especially texting, cannot pay adequate attention, often causing rear-end collisions, weaving, and failure to stop at stop signs or red lights. Once these negligent drivers cause an automobile accident, they and their insurance company are responsible for the property damage and personal injury caused as a result of their actions.
Types of Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Beyond damage to property, people are often seriously injured in car wrecks with some accidents causing death. Click here for more information about Wrongful Death Claims. Injuries commonly caused by car accidents include neck and spine injuries ranging from whiplash to broken vertebra. One common spinal injury resulting from car accidents is bulging discs. Bulging discs can cause neurological injuries most commonly referred to as “pinched nerves”. These protruding discs have serious symptoms, including partial loss of the use of limbs, loss of sensation, loss of bladder or bowel function, and debilitating pain. Other common injuries include broken bones, torn ligaments and tendons and closed head injuries. As a result of these injures, victims involved in car wrecks incur large medical bills and often lose time at work, causing major financial stress. Couple this with the fact that resolving property damage claims can be time consuming and frustrating, and anyone can see why victims of car accidents quickly become overloaded and unable to resolve these claims by themselves.
Car wreck victims are entitled to recover the damages which are a natural consequence of the accident. Damages may include:
Past and future medical bills
Past and future pain and suffering
Past and future mental anguish
Loss of earnings in the future
The Personal Injury Attorneys at Tate Rehmet Help Car Accident Victims
The personal injury lawyers at Tate Rehmet Law Office are here to help victims of auto accidents. Their specific method of handling accident cases has proven effective time and time again over the last 20 years that the firm has operated in the Texoma area.
Please call or email Tate Rehmet Law Office at (903) 892-4440 to learn more about how a personal injury attorney can assist you. The phone consultation with an experienced attorney is FREE. You will discuss the details of the auto accident claim and receive advice regarding the correct path to follow moving forward.
If the firm is retained to handle the case, a lawyer and paralegal will work with you to make sure you receive appropriate medical care for your injuries, using a letter of protection or a client’s health insurance to pay for the medical care. At the same time, property damage will be addressed and resolved as quickly as possible. Once you are finished treating, medical bills and records are gathered, and a settlement brochure is created and mailed to the insurance carriers explaining the damages caused by the wreck. The firm, with your consent, will attempt to negotiate a resolution first, without suing the at fault driver.
If the negotiation fails, the personal injury attorneys will most likely sue the other driver. In some cases, the lawyers choose to sue the at fault driver immediately. Tate Rehmet Law Office will take the steps necessary to help their client throughout the suit.