Car Accidents in Burnet County
Burnet Personal Injury Attorney – 325.939.8689
There are tens of thousands of car accidents in Texas alone each year.
Even the most defensive and careful of drivers can and do get blindsided
by negligent motorists. Without representation, some of the liability
might fall on the driver that is hit, not the person who actually caused
Burnet County Car Accident Attorney Russ Baker can provide you with smart-thinking,
quick-acting legal representation after you are hurt in a traffic collision
that was not your fault. With 15+ years of legal experience, he knows
the value and importance of being proactive in a car accident claim. Each
step of the way, he will exercise his vast legal knowledge of liability
to ensure your own liability in your accident is minimalized, if not completely
Learn more about his Burnet County injury firm by using an online contact form
Causes of Car Accidents
To remove liability from you following a car accident, it must be shown
that another driver was to blame instead. This is made possible by understanding
what exactly caused your car accident and how this relates to the behaviors
of all drivers and passengers involved in the crash.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents are:
Intoxication: Drunk drivers are a hazard to everyone on the road, including themselves.
Medical and police reports after an accident can show that a driver was
intoxicated when they hit you, which may remove any liability from your end.
Distraction: Texting and driving is a growing concern across the nation, and many safety
organizations suspect some form of driver distraction is present in at
least half of all collisions. A driver’s cellphone data usage can
prove if they were not paying attention to the road but were instead sending
a text or watching a video.
Speeding: Reckless driving behavior, especially speeding, causes innumerable car
accidents each year. If you were carefully following the rules of the
road when you were struck, it would not make sense to hold you liable
for the criminal actions of another driver. Attorney Russ Baker will fight
to ensure that does not happen.
Auto part failure: Sometimes your car accident is not caused by another driver but instead
your vehicle itself. Poorly manufactured auto parts can fail without warning
and lead to an accident, such as is often the case when a brake or steering
wheel failure occur.
What to Do After a Car Accident
As it has been established, anyone can get into a car accident and at practically
any time. In case you find yourself in such a situation, it is helpful
to know what to do and expect ahead of time. If you adhere to these following
steps, you may be able to dramatically increase the validity of your following claim.
After being in a car accident in Burnet County, you should:
Check on everyone: Before you do anything, please take a moment to see if you or anyone else
needs emergency medical attention. Everyone’s health is the most
Call for help: No matter if people are seriously injured or not, call the authorities
and let them know a car accident has occurred at your location. Paramedics
can provide on-site care and police officers can steer oncoming traffic
away from debris your collision may have spread across lanes. You can
also get useful reports from emergency responders to use as evidence in
Not apologize: Pause your good manners and do not say you are sorry for what happened.
Any apology could be misconstrued or misinterpreted by insurance companies
into an admission of guilt, which lets them pin some liability on you.
Collect information: You need to get contact and insurance information from the other driver.
Do not forget to record license plate and driver’s license numbers.
Take pictures of the scene if you can and if it is safe to do so. Eyewitness
testimonies are also enormously helpful.
Contact a law firm: Before you even contact your own insurance company, it is highly recommended that you
contact Burnet County Car Accident Attorney Russ Baker. You do not want to say
the wrong thing to your insurer. With a lawyer on your side from the beginning,
you can set those worries aside.
Get Your Claim Started Today – Call 325.939.8689
With more than one selection to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ and a
consistent 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating, Burnet Personal Injury
Attorney Russ Baker has the experience and reputation you want when filing
a car accident claim. You should sit back and try to recuperate while
he takes on the challenges of your case. If you want to know more about
contact his firm and request a
no-cost case evaluation.