If you have been injured in a car accident, you need nationally recognized and locally trusted attorneys. Roberts & Roberts has been helping injured East Texans for over 35 years, and our Board Certified attorneys are available to help today.
Do I need a car accident attorney?
We recognize that hiring a lawyer may not be the first thing that leaps to your mind after a car accident. But insurance companies react quickly to start their investigation of the collision. Delays in hiring a lawyer can allow evidence to get lost. It’s important to hire a lawyer to preserve evidence that supports your case.
Whether you have an injury claim or you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, a knowledgeable car accident attorney at the East Texas law firm of Roberts & Roberts can help. Our skilled auto accident lawyers have represented accident victims in injury claims and wrongful death claims in Tyler, Longview, all of East Texas, across the state and the country – and even around the world, with a case involving the German Autobahn.
Our Specialization in Car Accidents
At Roberts & Roberts, we recognize that any auto accident injury, including an injury that some may view as minor, can disrupt your life and make it difficult to work. An injury can make it hard to provide for your family and harm your enjoyment of life. Many injuries require weeks or months of rehabilitative therapy and extended time off work.
The skilled car accident attorneys at Roberts & Roberts have helped many people in similar predicaments. We can help you obtain the medical treatment you need to recover and get your lost wages reimbursed after a serious injury accident. We also can help you replace or repair your wrecked car. We are here to help make your recovery go more smoothly.
Some accidents cause devastating injuries that lead to permanent disabilities. Other accidents cause fatal injuries. Roberts & Roberts have a team of accident attorneys who are committed to holding the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company accountable for your injuries and losses. We have traffic reconstruction experts who can reconstruct an accident scene and determine which driver was speeding or driving recklessly and failed to take action to avoid a crash. We also have the experience and resources to investigate whether a product defect such as a defective tire or defective brakes caused an accident.
We have experts in rehabilitation who can forecast future economic losses if you or a loved one has been permanently disabled in a car accident. Our economists can calculate the damages, including lost income. We also have life care planners who can forecast medical expenses of someone who has been catastrophically injured.
Texas Car Accident Statistics
In 2010, Texas led the nation in fatalities in motor vehicle accidents. More than 3,000 people died in car and truck accidents in Texas, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Thousands of others suffered serious injuries in accidents. There were 59,660 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2010.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a person is injured every 2 minutes 26 seconds in Texas, and a fatal accident occurs every 2 hours and 54 minutes. Many of those injuries and wrongful deaths resulted from avoidable accidents caused by an at-fault driver.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been in a Car Accident in Texas?
After a car crash, your first priority should be to seek medical treatment for yourself and others who have been hurt. After a serious injury, you may be admitted to the East Texas Medical Center, the UT Health Science Center emergency room, Mother Frances Hospital, Longview Regional Medical Center or other area hospital. Even if you aren’t taken to the ER, you should visit your doctor and describe what happened even if you don’t feel injured. Some types of auto accident injuries such as concussions are not immediately obvious.
You should report the accident to police and wait for the police to arrive. Be sure to get the names of the other drivers and their insurance information. Also write down contact information from any eyewitnesses. Use your phone or camera to take photographs of the accident scene if you’re able. Take a picture of the license plate of the other vehicles involved.
It’s important to report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. However, you should not give a recorded or written statement until you have consulted with a qualified Texas personal injury attorney at Roberts & Roberts.
If an insurance adjuster contacts you about settling your claim, don’t make a statement or sign any documents without first speaking with an experienced Texas auto accident attorney. The insurance adjuster’s job is to make your claim go away as cheaply as possible. Signing a bad settlement agreement could prevent you from recovering on the compensation you are due.
It’s not necessary to hire a lawyer after every car wreck. But you should always consult with an experienced car accident attorney after a car accident. At Roberts & Roberts, the initial consultation is always free. We do not charge you unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement or judgment on your behalf.
We are ready to answer your questions and keep you well informed during the recovery process. It is our goal to answer your questions so that you can make informed decisions as we work together to get your life back on track after a serious accident.