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Car Accident FAQ

Austin Car Accident FAQ

Answers to Common Questions

At The Daspit Law Firm, we know that victims and their loved ones have many questions after being involved in an auto accident. From questions about legal rights and financial concerns to the personal injury claim process and securing fair compensation, there’s a lot of information accident victims will want to know.

Having worked with numerous victims and families after they’ve suffered losses in car accidents, our personal injury lawyers know you want answers. This is why we’ve put together a few of the most common questions and answers regarding injury-causing auto accidents. For more personalized answers about your unique situation, contact our team for a FREE case review!

What should I do after I’ve been involved in an accident?

The immediate aftermath of an accident can be a scary time, but the steps you take can affect your ability to file a claim and recover the compensation you need. First and foremost, always seek medical attention, even if you don’t immediately feel injured. Pain can take some time to manifest - especially when emotions are running high after an accident.

If you’re able to do so, it’s also important to gather as much evidence about the accident and those involved as you can. Make sure to collect the contact information of all parties involved, including their driver’s license and insurance info. Get a copy of the police report if law enforcement arrived at the scene. You can also take photos and/or videos of the vehicles, any visible injuries, and roadway conditions.

Is there a time limit for me to file a claim?

Victims who suffer injuries as a result of another’s negligence or wrongful act must file claims for compensation within a reasonable time. In fact, the state of Texas places a time limit on personal injury lawsuits - known as a statute of limitations. While every case is different and there may be exceptions depending on the facts of a case, Texas car accident victims generally have two years from the date of the crash to file a claim.

What compensation can I recover?

Personal injury claims allow victims and families the opportunity to recover their losses. Because every case is unique, the compensation you may be eligible to recover will depend on your unique damages. These damages often include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost work wages and future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional injuries
  • Vehicle damage

Should I talk to a lawyer?

Speaking with a qualified personal injury lawyer should be your first priority after an accident. During a time when you and your loved ones should be focusing on recovering, a complex legal process can be overwhelming. An experienced lawyer should be able to explain your rights and the claim process - and they should handle the legal work on your behalf in order to fight for the compensation you need. That is exactly what we do at The Daspit Law Firm.

What if I can’t afford an attorney?

At The Daspit Law Firm, we want to make sure that financial concerns don’t interfere with a victim’s ability to have experienced legal representation. This is why we handle cases on contingency fees. This fee arrangement means clients have no up-front fees and that we only get paid if we win.

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Happy Clients

  • Thank you so much Daspit!!

    “Thank you so much Daspit!! You made the accident that I was in not so traumatizing. When I was hit by a person who was not from Houston and did not know downtown well he at first was sorry and admitted it was his fault until the cops showed up. From that point on I was in a panic until I entered your office and you guided me through.I recommend Daspit to anyone who wants to be treated with compassion and needs true guidance through the law.”

    Erica G.

  • Life saver!

    “I had a horrible accident on the job last year and hired another attorney in town to help me get through all the medical bills and lost income.”

    Sampson R.

  • I am so happy my friend referred me to Daspit Law.

    “Had a great first visit and consultation with Robert. He really patient with me and explained everything in detail.”

    Mandy H.

  • They appreciated the referrals and were very quick in resolving the cases.

    “My friend and I referred a few cases to this firm. They handled it with first class professionalism and got a fair settlement in both situations. They appreciated the referrals and were very quick in resolving the cases.”

    Andy A.

  • This is the best law practice in the whole world !!

    “This is the best law practice in the whole world !! They made it so easy for me and my wife to get back our lives after my accident. I was worried day and night about my family, how would we keep our house, feed the kids, pay for college? They walked us through everything and took care of us, my wife said it was the smartest thing I ever did besides marry her.”

    Thomas L.