Car Accidents

Harlingen Car Accident Lawyers

Fighting for Texans in Brownsville, Hidalgo County, Cameron County & Throughout Texas

Car accidents are among the most common causes of injury to Texans and Americans nationwide. Unfortunately, almost everyone has had the unlucky experience of being involved in some type of traffic accident or knows someone who has. 

These accidents can occur in the blink of an eye but can have severe consequences lasting days, weeks, months, or years. They typically cause physical harm, emotional trauma, financial hardship, and other difficulties. Dealing with the details of a claim while you are trying to recover in the aftermath can be overwhelming. 

At Ried Pecina Trial Lawyers, we understand a car accident’s severe impact on your life and are dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process to seek compensation. The process can be frustrating, especially as it concerns insurance companies that frequently give the impression of helpfulness but work against you. They typically use tactics designed to pay you as little as possible. 

With our team on your side, you can have confidence that your injury claim will be handled with care, competence, and an aggressive approach in which your best interests, not the insurer’s, will be the priority.

Schedule a free consultation with a Harlingen car accident attorney via our contact form or phone at (956) 225-2509. Hablamos Español.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents range from rear-end collisions to side impacts, rollovers, head-on, multi-vehicle, and hit-and-runs. They can result in a wide range of physical and emotional injuries. 

Physical injuries can range from minor to severe and impact your daily life. If you have been injured in a car accident, you must take the time to get the medical attention you need. Medical reports will document your injuries as you recover. This will help your case if you claim a personal injury against the driver or their insurance company.

Understanding the Legal Process After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, and dealing with the aftermath can be overwhelming. Understanding the legal process can help you navigate through the complexities and ensure that your rights are protected. At Ried Pecina Trial Lawyers, our experienced car accident lawyers are here to guide you every step of the way.

Here are some key points to know about the legal process after a car accident:

  1. Reporting the accident: It is crucial to report the accident to the police and your insurance company as soon as possible. This will create an official record of the incident.
  2. Gathering evidence: Collecting evidence such as photographs, witness statements, and medical records can strengthen your case. Our team can assist you in gathering and preserving this evidence.
  3. Filing a claim: If you have suffered injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Our car accident lawyers will help you file a claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
  4. Negotiating with insurance companies: Insurance companies often try to minimize their payouts. Our skilled attorneys will handle all communication with the insurance companies and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
  5. Going to court: In some cases, a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations. If necessary, our team is prepared to take your case to court and present a strong argument on your behalf.

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Typical Car Accident Injuries Include:

  • Fractures and multiple broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal Injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Severe whiplash 
  • Burns

Common causes of auto accidents include speeding, distracted driving, failure to yield, reckless driving, drunk driving, and simple inattention. Whether you are a driver, passenger, or rideshare customer, our firm can help. 

What to Do After an Auto Accident

After a car accident, you will likely be physically and emotionally injured. You must take the time to get medical attention even if you feel you are unscathed. Physical injuries may not manifest immediately; in some cases, they may not appear for hours or days.  

You should also take pictures of the accident scene and your vehicle's damage, gather the contact information of any witnesses, get the other driver's contact information, including their insurance information, and the contact information of any first responders involved in the accident.

In some cases, the at-fault driver's insurance company may try to place blame on you. Your claim will be adjusted accordingly if you were partially at fault for the accident. You will not be eligible for compensation if you were entirely at fault for the accident. However, if you were only one percent at fault for the accident, your claim will be reduced by one percent.

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