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Hire an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in El Paso
Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the state of Texas.
The Texas Department of Transportation reports that in our state, there was one person killed in a car accident every one hour, 21 minutes, and with one person injured every one minute, four seconds.
After a car accident, it's normal to be left feeling confused and frustrated, especially if you are injured. If you have questions, our experienced El Paso, TX car accident lawyers can help.
We Want to Hear Your Story – and We Want to Help
These statistics are both unbelievable and unacceptable. At the law offices of Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C., our El Paso, Texas car accident lawyers are passionate about helping auto accident victims understand their rights and options for recovering compensation after a serious crash.
Please call our law firm today for the free, critical information you need about what steps to take next.
Texas Car Accident Statistics
In 2019, there were over 16,000 crashes in El Paso alone. Of those, 65 involved one or more fatalities.
There were nearly 440,000 accidents statewide with 1,764 involving one or more fatalities. Many of the fatalities in El Paso County involve impaired drivers. In fact, El Paso previously ranked as the highest county for deaths related to impaired driving accidents. 48% of traffic deaths in El Paso in 2018 involved a driver who was under the influence at the time.
If your accident involves a drunk driver, it’s important to contact an attorney right away.
I have had to use an attorney for the first time and must admit it can be a very stressful experience. However, James Tawney and his excellent staff helped me thru every step. I feel they always went the extra mile for me and always took my feelings and concerns into consideration. They were always professional and helpful. I would have no problem in recommending them for any legal matter.- Olivia L.
Mr. Tawney and his team, with special appreciation to Sasha for the consistent communication, worked diligently on my case to ensure that I was represented in a competent and just manner. They made a difficult situation much easier to deal with, and I thank them for that, as well as the positive outcome of my case. I hope to never go through this type of experience again, but should I need it, I would definitely return to this firm for representation.- Monica F.
James Tawney of Flores Tawney & Acosta PC represented us in a case of bodily injury and property damage due to a car accident. My daughter was not at fault, but was moderately injured and her car was totaled. In the grand scheme, it was far from the biggest case he had, but James handled it efficiently and aggressively from beginning to end. He communicated with us clearly through the entire process. The result was a satisfactory resolution with a fair payout. Highly recommended.- Craig H.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Can Help You With
No two car accidents are exactly the same, but they often involve similar acts of negligence. Indeed, some of the most common causes of car accidents in Texas include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Texting while driving;
- Using a handheld device while behind the wheel;
- Aggressive driving;
- Distracted driving;
- Illegal lane changes;
- Running a red light or stop sign;
- Failing to yield;
- Following too closely; and
- Otherwise breaching traffic safety laws.
These actions can have serious consequences for drivers and their passengers.
Common Types of Auto Accidents
Acts of negligence can lead to tragic crashes in El Paso, including the following:
- Head-on collisions, which are the deadliest car accident type;
- T-bone accidents, which often occur at intersections and may have tragic consequences;
- Side-swipe accidents, which happen when drivers aren’t paying attention when changing lanes;
- Rollover accidents, which can involve single or multiple vehicles; and
- Rear-end crashes, which are often dismissed as insignificant, but can lead to serious–and even deadly–injuries in some cases.
Our Texas car accident attorneys have experience representing clients involved in all of the above accident types. Look to our lawyers and their history of success in managing car accident cases.
Steps to Take After an El Paso Car Accident
What you do following a car accident in El Paso is crucial. Make the wrong choices, and you could inadvertently hurt your accident claim.
- Call the police.
- Take scene photos of the vehicle damage, surrounding conditions, your injuries, etc. Don’t risk injuring yourself worse though.
- Exchange information with all involved parties, including all witnesses present. Don’t assume the police will get all witnesses’ contact information.
- Someone may have to leave and will not be able to remain at the scene until the police arrive.
- See a doctor right away if you aren’t transported from the scene.
- Contact your insurance company. Be wary of speaking with the other driver’s insurance. They will try to get you to give them a recorded statement, which you should decline without proper representation.
- Retain a Texas car accident lawyer.
Seeking medical treatment right away is crucial. It can take a couple of days for soft tissue pain to become noticeable. You could have internal injuries that are not immediately visible, so it’s crucial to get checked out. The other driver’s insurance will use any delays against you, claiming you weren’t that injured or something else happened in between that caused your injuries.
Hiring a lawyer early on is crucial. The sooner we can be involved in the case, the easier it is to preserve evidence and speak with witnesses while the accident is fresh in their mind. Once you hire us, we handle communication with the other party’s insurance company. That means you are protected from inadvertently saying something that could damage your case.
Car Accident Damages – Losses from a Serious Auto Accident Can Be Severe
The initial impact of a car accident can be traumatizing. It can lead to anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder for the victim for years to come.
Car accidents can lead to various damage types:
High Medical Bills
Even minor injuries can be expensive to treat under our current system of healthcare. Expensive injuries may cost tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands, of dollars.
Property Damage Costs
If you’ve been in a serious car accident, your vehicle has likely been severely damaged or totaled. This may mean thousands of dollars in repair costs.
If you are seriously injured, returning to work right now or in the near future–or perhaps ever depending upon the extent of your disabilities–may not be a possibility. This means lost wages, benefits, and loss of earning capacity, a strain that can put a lot of financial pressure on your family and raise questions about how you’ll support yourself and your loved ones as you recover.