Jefferson County Auto Accident Attorney
Car accidents are an exceedingly common cause of personal injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC. We represent clients throughout the state of Texas with a wide variety of auto-related accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian and bicycle accidents.
Work With an Auto Injury Attorney to Protect Your Rights
The insurance companies have experienced attorneys working to protect their rights, and you should, too. Let our skilled Texas auto accident attorneys put their experience to work for you.
The Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC Experience
Our attorneys have more than 30 years’ combined experience and have represented thousands of accident victims. Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC has represented clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries, including back and neck injuries, broken bones, burns, scars, disfigurement, loss of limb, paralysis, brain damage and other serious injuries. We have also represented many family members in wrongful death claims.
We are committed to seeking maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief. We care about our clients and work diligently to pursue the full compensation to which they are entitled. Working alongside an experienced accident attorney ensures that your claim is thoroughly investigated and all liable parties are included in your legal action.
Speak With a Car Accident Lawyer Immediately Following a Crash
The time directly after an auto accident can be disorienting and extremely stressful. Nevertheless, it is crucial for you to collect as much evidence as possible. Contact our office as quickly as possible and we will help you take the proper steps toward reaching a successful outcome.
Other important things to remember following an auto accident include:
Do Not Admit Fault
Liability is an important determination in a car accident claim and it involves a number of factors. Until we can thoroughly investigate these factors, refrain from claiming liability. Suffice it to say, this can prove damaging to your chances of recovery.
Receive Medical Attention
If you are badly injured, this is obviously your first priority. Even if your injuries seem minor or you don’t seem to be injured at all, it is important to seek a medical examination. Some injuries, such as whiplash, do not become apparent until much later.
Notify the Police
This may seem like a hassle during what appears to be a minor crash but, as noted above, what appears to be minor can in reality be much more. Contact the police and write down the name and badge number of the officers that arrive on scene.
Document, Document, Document
A great deal of information may quickly disappear or become unavailable within a short time following your vehicle accident. Information regarding the other driver or drivers is important, including their driver’s license, contact and insurance information. Get the contact information and names of any possible witnesses to the accident. Also make a note of the time of day, weather conditions and any other factors that may have played a role in the accident. Write down the physical and mental state of the other driver as well as anything they might say. Take pictures of the crash site and any vehicles involved.
Speak to an Auto Accident Attorney Before Making a Statement to an Insurance Company
Insurance companies will work in most cases to ensure that they pay as little as possible — after all, it’s their job. Our job, however, is to protect you and help you receive maximum compensation to help with hospital bills, property damages, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering. Do not accept an initial offer from an insurance company without first consulting a qualified personal injury attorney.
Drunk Driving Accidents
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by an intoxicated driver, you may assume that it will be simple to obtain the compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, nothing is ever simple when an insurance company is involved.
Defense attorneys working on behalf of the insurance industry are highly skilled at denying liability and minimizing damages. You will need an experienced and skilled Beaumont personal injury attorney who is committed to protecting your rights, investigate the cause of your accident, gather key evidence necessary to establish liability, establish the full extent of your injuries and vigorously pursue the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Unfortunately, many drivers cause motor vehicle accidents simply because they fail to pay attention when they are behind the wheel. Most auto accidents are the result of some form of driver negligence. One of the most common types of driver negligence is distracted driving. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 16% of all fatal auto crashes and 21% of all auto crashes causing injury are the result of distracted driving.
Distracted driving may take many forms, including texting, talking on cellphones, eating and drinking, arguing with passengers, grooming or applying makeup and using electronic devices.
Contact a Texas Auto Accident Lawyer Today
Not only is our initial consultation free, but we also handle injury claims on a contingency basis. This means that you pay no upfront fees and we receive compensation only if we win your case. The sooner we speak, the better. We will work to contact witnesses, obtain police reports, gather evidence, medical documentation and other information to help your case.