Corpus Christi Rear End Collisions
Carabin Shaw is dedicated to helping victims of negligence get the medical care and compensation they need to rebuild their lives. We provide results-oriented representation designed to help our clients obtain maximum compensation for all recoverable losses, and pain and suffering. As a client of our firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side.
Rear End collisions can seem like the bane of your existence. You are generally sitting peacefully at a red light or stop sign and bang, you get slammed into from behind. It is almost never your fault in such a situation, actually or legally. You should be able to collect for your pain and suffering and your property damages. It is, unfortunately, rarely that simple.
The other driver’s insurance company may claim that serious injury is literally impossible in “low speed” collisions. This is not true but takes a good lawyer to prove it.
The other driver’s insurance company may show up with investigators and professional medical witnesses to argue that even if you are hurt, your injuries either existed before the accident or were caused by something after the accident. It is much easier to counter such testimony and supposed evidence with a good lawyer in your corner.
The other driver’s insurance company may show up with professional medical witnesses to argue that even if you are hurt, your injuries are not nearly as severe as you know they are. It takes a good lawyer to defeat such professional testimony.
The other driver may not have enough insurance. This called an underinsurance situation. You then have to make a claim against your own underinsured policy. It takes a good lawyer to make this claim with good odds of success.
Many rear-end accidents happen when a vehicle is at a complete stop at an intersection. Because slow speeds are involved, the injuries sustained may not appear serious at first. They often involve injuries to the neck or back, such as whiplash, but can be much worse.
Because it often takes time to understand the full scope of your injuries, it is critical to seek medical treatment immediately. It is also critical to continue medical treatment until your doctor tells you that you are better and to not settle your accident case too soon. If you have been involved in a car accident, talk with us before talking to the other driver's insurance company. We will make sure that the full extent of your injuries is understood so that you receive the maximum value of your case.
Do not sign anything prepared by any insurance company without discussing it and showing it to a good lawyer. Do not cash any checks from any insurance company that says “final payment” or “payment in full” anywhere on it.
Do call an experienced attorney as soon as possible after you get rear ended. It can’t hurt your case and may well help.
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If you have been injured or if someone you love has been killed in a rear-end collision, our attorneys can help. Contact Carabin Shaw today via email, or by phone at 361.444.1111 day or night to discuss your case with a Corpus Christi, TX personal injury attorney.
The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.
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