Car Accident Attorneys in Tyler and Longview
If you have been injured in an accident, you need top-rated, deeply experienced auto accident lawyers on your team. Roberts & Roberts has been helping injured East Texans for over 35 years and our attorneys have nearly 200 years of combined experience helping accident victims. Our Board Certified attorneys are available to help today.
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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 serious accident. But we
You May Lose Insurance Benefits
Many people worry about the cost of hiring an attorney, but do not consider the cost of not hiring an attorney. The insurance industry’s own research demonstrates the importance of hiring a lawyer. In 2014, the Insurance Research Council found that an insurance company will pay 3.5 times less on average to an injured victim who is not represented by a lawyer than to a person who is represented by a lawyer.
You May Lose Critical Evidence
Like anything else in life, waiting to hire an attorney can cause real, meaningful harm to your case. Our firm has a “no stone left unturned” investigation policy, which has resulted in our uncovering of unlikely, but critical evidence after an accident, such as a faulty seat belt or defective airbag inflator that, if working properly, would have saved the life of the accident victim or victims.
And insurance companies react quickly to start their investigation of the collision. This means that they may have more situational control over your case. Moreover, critical evidence may get lost or destroyed. That’s why it’s important to hire a lawyer to preserve evidence that supports your case.
We Take Care of Everything After an Accident
Unlike some firms, we are a “full service” law firm. We deal directly with the insurance companies, handle your vehicle damage claim and rental vehicle, send our in-house investigators directly to the scene, and more. Call us today at
We Don’t Get Paid Until and Unless You Do
Importantly, we do not get paid for your case until and unless you do. Simply put, we work on a percentage of your ultimate recovery. If we don’t get you a recovery, then you don’t us anything. We believe this is the best system for making sure our clients have access to justice after an accident.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
The consultation is completely free, so you have nothing to lose by calling our office to discuss your case. In fact, you will gain insight into whether you have a case or not from our highly skilled, nationally recognized attorneys. Our 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.
Contact us now at 903-597-6000 or fill out our online contact form. There is no charge for the initial review. Remember: The call costs you nothing, but it could mean everything.
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 2017, Texas led the nation in fatalities in motor vehicle accidents. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,721 people died in car and truck accidents in Texas in 2017. Thousands of others suffered serious injuries in accidents. Sadly, the state’s research shows that 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 21 minutes on Texas roads in 2017. Many of these 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.