Should I Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

  • February 16, 2023
  • Evans/Reilley

A Texas Car Accident Lawyer Can Help Win Compensation Being involved in a serious car accident can leave you injured, traumatized, and confused as to what to do next. Not only do you have to deal with your injuries and their effects on your life and your future, you may be hit with huge medical, rehabilitation and repair bills at a time when you are unable to work. You need help, and one of the first questions you may be asking is whether you should get a lawyer after your car accident. The answer depends on the circumstances, as every case is different and not every car accident case requires an attorney. While in many cases hiring an attorney is the best decision, there are times when you may not need one. For instance, if you were [...]

How Long Do You Have to Sue After an Accident?

  • December 15, 2022
  • Evans/Reilley

If you have recently been in a car accident in Texas, your life may seem like a whirlwind right now.  You need to focus on your recovery from physical and mental injuries and make sure all of your affairs are in order.  Also, you will want to figure out if you can sue the other driver of the car accident, as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  You may have had to miss work, and you may be dealing with high medical bills. Even though your health is the No. 1 priority, you should not delay if you are thinking of filing a claim for your injuries.  You may be asking yourself, how long do you have to sue after an accident? The “statute of limitations” is the deadline for filing a lawsuit against the driver whose[...]

How Is a Settlement Calculated in a Car Accident Case?

  • August 23, 2022
  • Evans/Reilley

On average, car accident victims in the U.S. who file a lawsuit receive $19,000. However, the average settlement amount doesn't tell you much about what you can expect to receive for your case or situation. The "typical" amount can't be used to indicate the compensation you will receive for your case or situation. If you are in a situation where you are filing a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident, you likely have a few questions. Some of the most common include: How is a settlement calculated in a car accident case? How to determine compensation in a car accident case? How is insurance compensation calculated after a car accident? If you have questions like these, keep reading. Here you can learn more about th[...]

Can You Get Punitive Damages in a Car Accident Case?

  • June 17, 2022
  • Evans/Reilley

If you have been injured in a car accident in Texas because of another driver’s negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to several kinds of damages. Texas law allows you to recover damages to compensate for losses like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In cases involving particularly bad conduct by someone else involved in the accident, you may be able to recover additional damages that do not compensate you for any loss. Instead, the purpose of this type of damages, known as “punitive damages” or “exemplary damages,” is to punish the defendant or to make an example of them because of their bad behavior. To recover punitive damages in a car crash case in Texas, you would have to show that a defendant ac[...]

How Do You Determine Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident?

  • December 6, 2021
  • Evans/Reilley

If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, you are not alone. In fact, in Texas in 2020 over 200,000 people were injured in auto accidents. Many of these situations resulted in insurance and/or legal claims. In these cases, determining fault was critical. If you have been in a car accident in the past, you know that determining who was at fault is not always easy to do. While in some circumstances, the answer to the question “who was at fault” is obvious; in many other instances, things are not so clear. In fact, quite often fault is heavily disputed, especially because insurance company payouts and lawsuit decisions rely on this information. If you or a loved one has recently been in an automobile acci[...]

Can You Sue for Lower Back Injuries in Car Accidents?

  • August 11, 2021
  • Evans/Reilley

Have you been in a car accident and are confused about what to do next? Most people are worried about the cost of medical treatment and may hesitate to make decisions early on in a case because they are waiting to see what happens next. When it comes to possible back injuries, you should never wait. It is possible you can sue for lower back injuries in a car accident, but there are several steps you need to take first. You should seek medical care as soon as possible after any accident, because you may not realize you are injured at first. You may be in shock, or you might have so much adrenaline from the accident that you don't feel the pain yet. See a doctor so you can describe the impact and get the help you need right away. Even if [...]

Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident?

  • June 2, 2021
  • Evans/Reilley

If you were injured in a car accident and want compensation for what you’ve been through, you may wonder, can you sue for pain and suffering after a car accident? Pain and suffering are damages sought in an insurance claim or lawsuit. Damages measure in dollars the harm you suffered. Car accident pain and suffering can’t be easily converted into dollars, but there are methods used to fairly compensate accident victims. Evans/Reilley Law Firm protects the rights and interests of accident victims. If you’ve been in an injury in a car accident, pain and suffering may be a regular part of your life. Severe injuries can be life-changing events that deprive you of an active, full life. You should get compensation for the mental and p[...]

ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

  • May 6, 2020
  • Evans/Reilley

ATV accidents can cause serious injuries, but they still attract riders because they can get you to remote spots and are fun to use. All those benefits disappear, however, the moment a severe ATV accident happens. Whether you were working, hunting, or having fun, if you hit another rider or object, or flip the ATV over, your world may change forever. If you or a family member is severely injured in an ATV accident, you may feel like your life has shattered. In addition to having to earn an income and run a household, a spouse, child, or close family member may have suffered head, neck, or spine injuries that could leave them disabled and require your assistance. You need help not just medically, emotionally, and financially, you need[...]

Safe Driving Tips as We Enter the “100 Deadliest Days”

  • June 19, 2019
  • Evans/Reilley

For teenagers, summer is synonymous with freedom, fun, and hanging out with friends. Days are longer, schedules are flexible, and curfews may be relaxed. As the parent of a teenager, you can enjoy this phase of your child’s life while being smart and aware. It’s your job to set rules and educate your kids about how to drive safely. In 2016, 1,050 people were killed in a crash involving a teenager between Memorial Day and Labor Day — a 14 percent increase over the rest of the year. And this wasn’t a fluke. There’s a reason this annual period is called the 100 Deadliest Days: as school lets out, more teens hit the road, and more collisions occur. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, call the Austin [...]

Can Lawmakers Make Texas Roads Less Deadly?

  • June 3, 2019
  • Evans/Reilley

While traffic fatalities in Texas decreased slightly from 2016 to 2017 — from 3,794 to 3,721, a decline of 1.92% — the state still holds the disgraceful distinction of leading the nation in motor vehicle deaths. In 2017: One reportable accident happened every 59 seconds. One person was injured every 2 minutes, 4 seconds. One person was killed every 2 hours, 21 minutes. Clearly, we have a long way to go in making the roads safer. If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck or you’ve lost a loved one in a collision, call the Texas car accident and wrongful death lawyers at the Evans/Reilley Law Firm. Can the Government Help Eliminate Traffic Deaths? Lawmakers and state agencies are well aware of our dismal record when it comes to[...]