More Than 50 Years Guiding Car Crash Survivors
Serious car accidents that result in life-altering injuries are rare, but they still occur – and they harm far too many innocent people. Through all of the pain of seeing loved ones hurt and the stress of dealing with auto insurance companies and bill collectors, we at The Armstrong Firm are here to represent you and your family in your time of need.
For more than 50 years, our family-owned law firm has provided counsel to the victims of catastrophic injuries. We help clients in Brownsville, San Antonio and the surrounding region.
What Should You Do After An Accident?
It is not always easy to remember what to do in the confusing aftermath of a serious crash. If you can, though, try to follow these steps:
- Get medical treatment
- Take the name and contact information of the other driver and any witnesses
- Contact the police to file a report
- Take pictures of the accident scene
- Do not speak with any insurance company representatives
- Consult a lawyer
If you adhere to these steps and get in touch with a personal injury attorney quickly, you will have a much better chance of recovering fair compensation.
What Are Some Common Injuries After A Crash?
The injuries resulting from a major car accident can wreak havoc on your ability to work, raise your children and enjoy your life. Some of the most common injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
The treatment for one or more of these conditions can span years. In some cases, the bills climb to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Car Accidents And Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most serious ailments that a car accident victim can suffer. Because the brain is very sensitive and controls every system in the body, even a minor TBI can prove catastrophic. Some of the signs and symptoms of TBI include:
- Changes in mood and personality
Sometimes, a TBI does not manifest until weeks or months after a car crash. That’s why it is crucial to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, even if you feel fine and do not have any physical signs of an injury.
Who Is At Fault?
Car accidents do not require a driver to be at fault. That isn’t to say that there isn’t fault somewhere, however, and this can be attributed to many different reasons including defective auto products such as airbags, tires or gas tanks. Even if product liability isn’t an issue, the fault could also lie in negligence from highway construction markings to badly designed roadways or intersections. In some cases, no fault can be assigned and so you can collect against the required insurance coverage. In any of these cases, The Armstrong Firm can make sure that the fault is properly placed and can advise you on courses of action you can take as a result.
Do I Have The Right To Compensation?
When you or your family have been in an auto accident, it is important to know and protect your rights. There are several important steps you should take to preserve your rights to compensation. First, if you are hurt or think you are hurt, you should immediately seek medical attention to not only protect your health but to also record injuries sustained during the accident. Second, you should keep important information about the vehicles and people involved in the crash. This includes not selling, salvaging or repairing your vehicle until you’ve talked with one of our experienced attorneys.
You shouldn’t have to fight for what is due to you from insurance companies, and you shouldn’t have to worry about being harassed by hospital bill collectors when you should be worried about healing. The Armstrong Firm will do the fighting for you.
Seek Our Legal Guidance Today
No one deserves to suffer through the pain of a car accident injury. Get in touch with us to learn how we can help you hold the negligent driver accountable and recover compensation for your damages. To schedule a free consultation, call the Brownsville office or San Antonio at 956-594-5370 or send us an email.