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FAQs After an Auto Accident in Austin

One of the fastest growing regions of Texas is without a doubt the flourishing metroplex of Austin. According to PolitiFact, approximately 110 people move to the five county area which comprises the city of Austin every single day. The population of Austin also experiences more than a 3% yearly increase.

Within the state of Texas, Austin ranks as the fourth fastest growing city. As new residents flock to Central Texas, the density of roadway increases; and more motorists means an increased risk of collision for all those motorists on Austin roadways.

If you or a loved one has suffered any form of loss or damage at the hands of a negligent driver, you have the right to compensation.

FAQ’s After an Auto Accident in Austin

The first step to full compensation for damage and injuries accrued is always self education. Knowing and understanding your situation relative to your chances for damage reparation is an important step towards regaining your life after the accident. Some of the most common FAQs after an auto accident in Austin that victims find themselves asking typically include:

  • What actions can I take immediately to maximize my claim to compensation?
    • The moments directly after impact often prove to be the most crucial in the preservation of your post-accident chances of full restitution for damages and injuries accumulated.
    • Be sure to take photos, call the police to file a report, and get the other driver’s information (phone number, insurance information, etc.).
    • Contact a lawyer who can help to sort through what damages you can claim. The experienced Carabin Shaw attorneys, for example, have decades of experience ensuring our clients receive the maximum compensation possible.
  • What compensation am I eligible to obtain?
    • In many cases, you can secure reparations for a number of damages and loss, including (but not limited to):
      • Medical and hospital bills
      • Loss of wages
      • Loss of job
      • Funeral expenses
      • Medication costs
  • Can I seek reparations for those losses and injuries which were not immediately apparent in the aftermath?
    • The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Texas is 2 years after the incident. After that date, a victim's’ ability to obtain compensation becomes even more complicated.
    • It is recommended never to settle your claim until you have finished all medical treatment for injuries sustained in an accident. If, over time, pain and/or suffering increases due to the collision, reparations may still be pursued. But especially if it is past the 2 year statute of limitations, even a lawyer may not be able to secure full restitution.
  • What if the other involved driver (or drivers) do not have insurance?
    • This can make the process of settling your claim even more difficult. Uninsured motorists comprise 13% of drivers on American roadways. That’s a staggering 1 in 8 drivers. Those without insurance may even attempt to flee the scene of the accident. In these instances, the guidance of an attorney is crucial.
  • How can a lawyer help me?
    • Especially if you have never dealt with the aftermath of an auto accident before, legal guidance can be the difference between a maximized claim and failure to obtain full compensation. An attorney with auto accident claim experience can work as a mediator between clients and third parties including insurance companies and other involved persons to seek the truth about the circumstances surrounding the accident, and secure victims the reparations they deserve.

Following involvement in an Austin auto accident, you may find yourself asking many more than the above FAQ’s. After an auto accident in Austin, your number one priority should always be securing the health and safety of all those involved. Once the proper medical and law officials have been summoned, determining fault and documenting damage is crucial, especially if you will attempt to claim reparations moving forward.

Professional Legal Advice

It is also important to keep in mind that insurance companies do not always prioritize their clients’ needs, even in the challenging days and weeks immediately following a serious collision. They are in the business of settling claims; occasionally, this is often at the risk of settling the claim fully and effectively. In these cases, a lawyer can act as a liaison between those involved in the accident and the insurance claims adjusters to ensure that their clients receive full compensation.

Got More Questions?

At Carabin Shaw, our team of attorneys work in tandem with preeminent investigators in the state to evaluate the source of the collision and who is at fault. We will fight at all costs to see you and your family obtain maximum compensation for all damages and inconvenience, financial and otherwise, brought on by the accident.

If you or someone you care about has been involved in a car collision in Austin or the surrounding region, it is important to understand that you have options, and you deserve to know them. Fortunately, there is an experienced attorney from our firm ready and willing to help you secure the restitution you deserve.

For all your questions, contact a Carabin Shaw Austin car wreck attorney any time, day or night, toll free at 800-862-1260, or at our Austin office in person at 1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78701 , or by phone, 512-832-1101. Our lawyers offer all our potential clients an initial consultation, free of charge.

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1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701


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