Texas Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: What do I do if my airbags did not deploy in two separate high impact accidents in my truck?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
If your injuries are very serious and the airbags should have deployed then it may be a claim worth pursuing. But, your injuries would have to be indistinguishable from those that would have occurred in the first place.

Q: Can the liable party of an accident personally close a claim made on them after they are found liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You can still submit your damages to his or her insurance company for direct payment. There may be supplemental repairs to your vehicle so it is best to let the insurance company deal with it. Sometimes, these repairs are really costly and some damages are not seen until they begin repairing it. Good luck.

Q: If they say it was my fault being hit by a car will that effect my settlement

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Yes you may not be able to recover at all if you’re more than 50 percent at fault. You should get an attorney.

Q: I bought a car from a used car lot that sales highend cars. I bought a 2008 honda civic. The car had no fuse to the

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
You have a potential claim for your injuries. It will be important to not lose possession or access to the vehicle. If you would like our help, please call our office at 512-888-9999 for guidance.

Q: Would I be able to sue for wrongful death? My mother was the passenger in a car accident.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Dec 23, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Sorry for the loss of you mother. You may have a wrongful death claim and also a survivor's claim. Was your mother married at the time of her death? How old are you? There are deadlines that have to be followed in order to recover as well.If you would like us to evaluate this claim for you feel free to contact us at 888-3434LAW or 888-343-4529.

Q: Why is a a trial date set in a personal injury lawsuit, if they’ve been offered policy limits?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Sadly, it’s often your insurance company that may not be providing the plaintiff with full disclosure that indeed the amount being offered is the policy limit. Also, for the policy limits to be offered there were probably some serious injury there. Communicating with your insurance company’s attorney for answers is where you should start. Good luck and this is what happens when insurance company adjusters get to make decisions without really needing to consult with the policyholder.

Q: I was involved in truck wreck on Halloween evening 2018.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You need to get right on it and begin investigation on the details of this accident. But, your delay in seeking medical treatment may devalue your case. We do handle these cases and can get you to a doctor asap. It does not matter that you do not have health insurance if the other responsible driver is at fault. What type of "truck" hit you? Feel free to reach out to us for help at 888-343-4529 #1.

Q: Liberty Mutual Insurance just totaled my vehicle, but I believe my car is worth more. What can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
If you believe that your vehicle is worth more then we would negotiate for the higher amount. We would do our own evaluation with your input. First, make sure that you have exhausted all options. We represent those who are injured and have for many years so if you have any more questions please give us a call at 888-343-4529 #1

888-343-4LAW #1

Q: What are my options with my sons father who has never been in his life wants part of the settlement for my sons death

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Dec 2, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
This may be of some help:

Sec. 71.004. BENEFITTING FROM AND BRINGING ACTION. (a) An action to recover damages as provided by this subchapter is for the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased.

(b) The surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased may bring the action or one or more of those individuals may bring the action for the benefit of all.

(c) If none of the individuals entitled to bring an action have begun...

Q: Can someone in us take legal action for something that happened in mexico?

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You need to hire a lawyer in Mexico where it occurred for a proper answer. Laws differ in Mexico and the United States.

Q: Need help with a hit and run case but with no personal injury just total loss of my vehicle.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Based on the severity of the accident it is highly unusual for their not to be any injuries sustained. So, therefore you are highly blessed. But, sometimes a lot of folks don't feel the pains and discomforts right away immediately after an accident and I would suggest that you get checked out and wait to assert the position that you and not injured. Unfortunately, you are left in a mess due to someone else's negligence. We believe that people should take personal responsibility for their...

Q: What's a "reasonable time" to report a car accident to the insurance company?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
There is no set guidelines on what a reasonable amount of time to report the accident to the insurance company. Read your policy for guidance and if you need a copy of it get it from your agent. It may provide you with some details. This answer assumes that you are the policyholder and that you are attempting to hold your carrier responsible for your damages.

Q: When it comes to dash cams and posting accidents to YouTube

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
The company could have terms and conditions restricting disclosure of such information. Even if the dash cam belongs to an individual, its information involves the company.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You have a claim for your injuries and lost wages. Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn for the County where it happened. They give free consultations.

Q: I got in a car accident while rushing my pregnant wife to the hospital.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Congratulations! I answered a similar question. Generally, no exception. If the ambulance service or hospital said for you to bring her then you have a defense. If she was oK but then had contractions in the car and was having them when you were stopped, you can claim it was a sudden emergency.

Q: Hello, a car cut me off and i hit him from the back. nothing major. I signaled for him to follow me but he left

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Turn it over to your insurance. Be guided by them. If there was a camera at the intersection go to see if it covers that part. If there was a camera at a business across from where it happened that was pointing toward the street see if it caught it. Otherwise, you get cited plead not guilty. If you get a hit and run see a lawyer. Most states there are some bad consequences and even if you think the other person's full of baloney, no reason to chance it.

Q: Lights green car breaks to fast for me hit them .going 5 mph they said i got a citation but didnt sign anything

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
The description doesn't tell me anything-- you had a green light? They did? Someone is going 5 mph?

Anyone can say anyone got a citation. Not sure who "they" are.

Assuming it's the other insurance, they often give a baloney statement.

If you were hurt, contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Otherwise a lot depends on who's coming from where, where the damage is to the cars etc.--very little information here so not much more...

Q: I need a lawyer regarding a car accident in tx

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
Donivan Flowers' answer
Most car accident lawyers give free consultations. If your car wreck occurred in the Houston area, there are a LOT of options. Find someone you feel comfortable with and you feel you can trust and have good communication with. Find someone who has good reviews. And ask any prospective lawyer about their experiences actually trying cases (not just settling cases). Good luck.

Q: Where can I find a database of cases associated with 2013 Camaro RS crashes?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Sep 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute maintains statistics for motor vehicle crashes by state, vehicle miles, no. of vehicles involved, and other parameters. You could contact them and ask if they have vehicle-specific crash-related data. https://www.iihs.org/iihs/contact-information

Q: My mom got hit

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Have your vehicle looked at by whoever you want to have fix it. Don't give a statement--tell them to check the police report, damage to the other persons vehicle damage to yours. They should give you a rental during the repair part.

If you were hurt get with a member of the Texas Assn for Justice for the county where the wreck happened--they give free consults.

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