Houston Car Accident Lawyers

Let our Houston car accident lawyers help you recover everything you are entitled to under the law.  Whether you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle accident, or bicycle accident, or if your loved one was killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, we can help.  From minor to life-altering injuries, our Houston personal injury attorneys will personally handle your case from beginning to end.  Don’t be overwhelmed by all the intricacies of the insurance, legal, and medical systems after a car accident.

While you focus on getting your life back together, we will deal with the insurance adjusters, coordinate your auto repairs, get you a rental car, and get you a top-dollar settlement. Our legal team is available 24/7. Call us at (855) 545-1777.

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Anthony Milano

Anthony is a dedicated Houston personal injury attorney that handles auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death cases, and other personal injury cases. Anthony provides a hands-on approach to each case that comes through the door and is intimately involved in each and every case, no matter the size or seriousness of injury. From engagement to handling the property damage to settlement or verdict, Anthony personally manages each case to the finish line.

Anthony obtained a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. He went on to attend South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence. Anthony is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Florida, and Texas.

Types of Compensation in Car Accident Cases

There are two types of damages available in car accident cases in Texas: compensatory damages and punitive damages.

These compensate you for financial losses caused by your accident. There are several types of compensatory damages, including:

Medical expenses: Common auto accident medical expenses include hospital stays, doctor visits, physical therapy, surgeries, medications, and ambulance fees.

Lost wages: If you’ve missed work due to your injuries, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for the wages lost during your absence.

Loss of future income: Car accident injuries may prevent or diminish your ability to earn money in the future. If this applies to your situation, you may be able to recover compensation for the loss of earning capacity resulting from your car accident injuries.

Pain and suffering: Finally, you may be entitled to compensation for the physical, emotional, and mental distress you’ve suffered due to your car accident.

Punitive damages: Punitive damages punish defendants whose egregious conduct results in another’s injuries. If your personal injury attorney can prove that your injuries are the result of the defendant’s gross negligence or malicious behavior, then you may be entitled to punitive damages.

 

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Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Although every auto accident is unique, there are a few common behaviors that lead to the majority of car crashes. Common causes of auto accidents in Houston include:

Distracted driving: Distracted driving is the leading cause of car accidents. Forms of distracted driving include texting, applying makeup, eating, and using electronic devices.

Intoxicated driving: Driving while under the influence of illegal drugs, alcohol, and certain prescription medications should always be avoided. Although intoxicated driving isn’t the top cause of car accidents in the U.S., it is the deadliest.

Speeding: Driving over the speed limit drastically increases the odds of being involved in an auto accident. Not only are collisions more impactful at higher speeds, but speeding makes it more difficult to react appropriately to unexpected road conditions.

Reckless driving: Speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and aggressive behaviors behind the wheel all routinely lead to car accidents.

Running traffic signals: Drivers who fail to obey traffic signals routinely cause auto accidents. By failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, drivers put themselves and others in danger.

Tailgating: It’s imperative to always maintain a safe distance from other vehicles while driving. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to adhere to this rule, and this can result in rear-end collisions. By driving too closely to another vehicle, the tailgating driver lacks the time to react when the other driver brakes suddenly.

Improper turns and wrong-way driving: Finally, many accidents are caused by drivers who make improper turns or drive in the wrong direction. Often, such behaviors occur when drivers fail to remain alert or pay attention to street signs.

What to Do if You’ve Had a Car Accident

After a car accident, you should take the following steps to ensure that you remain safe and to improve your odds of a successful outcome in a subsequent legal claim.

Call 911: After being involved in a car accident, the first thing you should do is call 911. Calling emergency services achieves several objectives following an accident in Houston. First, it causes law enforcement to respond to the scene of the accident. Next, it ensures that you receive immediate medical attention. In addition, the responding law enforcement officer will write an accident report that documents the details of the accident and identifies all parties involved. This information can be crucial if you file a claim later. Finally, Texas law requires you to report any accident that results in a severe injury, death, or damage to an automobile that renders it unsafe to operate.

Take pictures and videos: If you are physically capable of doing so safely, you should take photos and videos of the scene of your accident. Pictures and videos can serve as valuable evidence in a future legal claim. When documenting the accident, you should take photos and videos from multiple angles. In addition to documenting the scene of the accident, you should take pictures of any resulting property damage and injuries.

Gather information: After an accident, you should collect the name, contact information, vehicle registration number, vehicle make and model, insurance policy number, and driver license number of all other drivers involved in the accident. You should also collect the contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident.

Seek medical attention: Depending on the severity of your accident, you may or may not receive immediate medical attention at the scene of the accident. However, even if you are checked out by responding medical personnel at the scene, you should promptly schedule a follow-up appointment with a doctor. Car accident injuries can sometimes take days or even weeks to manifest, so it’s always a good idea to receive a thorough medical examination even if you don’t have any immediate injury symptoms. A doctor can ensure that you don’t have any internal or head injuries, both of which may not be readily apparent to medical personnel who respond to the scene of your accident.

Notify your insurance company: Be sure to notify your insurance company of your accident as soon as possible. However, don’t discuss the details of your accident with the other driver’s insurer. The other driver’s insurer will not have your best interests in mind. Don’t speak to the other driver’s insurance company until you’ve first discussed the matter with a Houston car accident lawyer.

Contact a car accident lawyer: Finally, if you’ve been involved in a car accident, you should contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Legal representation is almost always necessary following an accident, so it’s imperative that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable auto accident attorney. As we discuss below, there are several ways that an auto accident lawyer can help you following an accident.

How a Houston Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You

Following a car accident in Texas, the other driver’s insurer will often do everything in its power to deny your claim. If you’ve been hurt in a Texas car accident, it can be difficult to take on a powerful insurance company by yourself. When you hire a Houston car accident lawyer, you drastically improve your odds of success.

At Milano Legal Group, our experienced personal injury lawyers have years of experience defending the rights of car crash victims just like you. When you hire us to represent you in your Houston auto accident case, we’ll use our experience and knowledge to fight for your right to obtain financial compensation for your injuries. Specifically, when you come to us for assistance, our Houston personal injury attorneys will:

  • Collect the evidence necessary to improve your chances of a successful outcome.
  • Defend you against the efforts of other parties to minimize the extent or seriousness of your injuries.
  • Aggressively seek financial compensation on your behalf.
  • If necessary, hire professionals such as accident reconstruction specialists, investigators, and expert witnesses to ensure that your car accident case is as strong as possible.

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If you are ready to seek compensation for your Houston car accident injuries, the experienced auto accident lawyers and Houston truck accident lawyers at Milano Legal Group are here for you. To get started, please fill out our Contact Us form, or enter a message in the chat box to speak to a live person anytime of day or night. We look forward to assisting you with your Houston car accident case.

 

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FAQs

What does a personal injury attorney do?

Personal injury lawyers help their clients obtain financial compensation for their injuries. To do so, they use their knowledge and experience to navigate the legal system. Although this process has many moving parts, it can be separated into three stages: (1) investigation and initial demand, (2) litigation, and (3) legal recovery. When you hire a personal injury attorney, he or she will walk you through each step of the process, ensuring that you are fully informed of your rights along the way.

Investigation and Initial Demand

During the investigation and initial demand stage of your case, your lawyer will gather as much information as possible about your accident. Using this information, he or she will then make a demand to the defendant or the defendant’s insurer. If this initial demand results in a satisfactory settlement offer, then your attorney will ensure that you receive the amount you are owed. If, however, the other party declines to settle or makes a lowball offer, your attorney may proceed with a lawsuit.

Litigation

Personal injury litigation is extremely complicated, so your attorney will handle all aspects of it for you, including filing documents, conducting discovery, and gathering evidence. And although most cases settle during the litigation phase, your attorney will be ready and willing to fight for you at trial, if necessary.

Legal Recovery

Finally, whether you win at trial or obtain a settlement, your attorney will ensure that you receive the money you are owed. This may include coordinating payment through the defendant’s insurance company, filing post-trial motions to collect the judgment, or taking any other measures necessary to obtain what is rightfully yours.

How much does it cost to hire a car accident attorney?

Car accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that they only receive payment if they negotiate a settlement on your behalf or win at trial. In other words, you only pay if your case is successful. Contingency fees typically range anywhere from 33 1/3% to 40% of the gross settlement before a lawsuit is filed and 40% to 45% of the gross settlement or verdict after a lawsuit is filed.

How do I know if I have a case?

Although every personal injury case is different, there are a few factors that, if present, are a good indicator that you have a case. You may have a case if:

  • You have an injury;
  • Your injury was caused by another party’s negligent behavior;
  • Your injury had financial consequences; and
  • Your injury happened within the applicable statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim. (In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident.)

What types of vehicular accidents can a personal injury attorney help me with?

A personal injury attorney can help you with any accident involving a motor vehicle. Common types of vehicular accidents include:

How should I choose a personal injury lawyer?

Following an injury, choosing the right personal injury lawyer is imperative. With the right attorney on your side, your odds of success increase drastically. When choosing a lawyer, you should do the following:

Choose a lawyer who exclusively practices personal injury law: Following an injury, you need an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. For example, you shouldn’t hire an estate planning attorney to handle your personal injury case.

Choose a lawyer who has experience handling cases like yours: Not only should the attorney you choose specialize in personal injury law, but he or she should have ample experience handling cases similar to yours. For example, if you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you should hire an experienced truck accident attorney. And if you were injured while riding a bicycle, you should choose an experienced bicycle accident attorney. The more specialized experience your attorney has, the better.

Choose a lawyer who has a history of taking cases to trial when necessary: Although most personal injury cases settle before trial, you need an attorney who is ready and willing to take your case to trial if necessary. 

Choose a lawyer with a proven history of success: Although an attorney should never guarantee a certain result in your case, lawyers are free to share their past successes with you. When choosing a lawyer, a long track record of success is always a good sign.

Choose an attorney who is happy to provide you with the contact information of past clients: A good lawyer will be eager to share his or her past successes with you, and part of this should include providing you with the contact information of previous clients.

My injuries aren’t severe. Do I still need an accident attorney?

Following an accident, especially a car accident, it can be difficult to gauge the severity of your injuries. Often, people eschew medical care following an accident when they don’t believe they’ve been seriously hurt. Unfortunately, the symptoms of certain types of injuries, such as internal and head injuries, can take days or even weeks to manifest. In other words, your injuries may be more severe than you realize. Therefore, in addition to seeing a health care provider following an accident, you should contact an accident attorney.

What does “negligence” mean in a car accident case?

Negligence may be the most important concept in personal injury law. Broadly, negligence refers to a party’s failure to meet a certain duty of care for a specific situation. When an injured party files a personal injury lawsuit, he or she must prove that the defendant’s negligence caused his or her injuries. Negligence in Texas consists of the following five elements:   

Duty: The first step in proving negligence in Texas is demonstrating that the defendant had a legal duty to behave or not behave in a certain way toward you. For example, if you were injured by a car while traveling on foot, your pedestrian accident lawyer must prove that the driver who caused your accident had a duty to pay attention to the road and obey traffic laws.

Breach: Next, you must prove that the defendant breached his or her duty to you. Using the example above, proving this element in a pedestrian accident case would require your Houston auto accident lawyer to demonstrate that the other driver failed to pay attention to the road and obey traffic laws.  

Cause in fact: After demonstrating that the defendant breached his or her duty, you must prove that the defendant’s breach was the actual cause of your accident and resulting injuries. For example, if you were hit by a car while riding a motorcycle, your motorcycle accident lawyer must prove that the accident itself—and not some other event—was the cause of your injuries.

Proximate cause: Not only must you prove that the defendant actually caused your injuries, but you must successfully argue that a reasonable and prudent person acting under similar circumstances would have known that his or her breach could result in injuries.

Damages: Finally, succeeding on a negligence claim requires you to prove that the defendant’s actions caused you specific and actual damages. In other words, the accident must have resulted in compensable losses, such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

How long will it take to resolve my accident case?

The amount of time it takes to resolve an accident case depends on the facts of the case. In other words, without knowing the details of your case, it is difficult to predict a timeline for resolution. Factors that can affect the time it takes to resolve your accident case include:

  • The value of your case
  • The severity of your injuries
  • The number of parties involved
  • The insurance company involved
  • The case load in your jurisdiction

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

Every state sets a deadline by which you must file a lawsuit after you have suffered an injury. This statutory deadline is called the statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the injury. In other words, after suffering an injury in Texas, you have two years to file a lawsuit in court. If you miss this deadline, you will be barred from recovering for your injury. That’s why, if you’ve been injured in an accident, you should contact our team of experienced accident lawyers in Houston as soon as possible.

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Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Guide

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Everything You Need To Know About Hiring A Houston Personal Injury Attorney After being injured in an accident, victims often find themselves in serious pain, unable to work, and drowning in debt. Fortunately, if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you may be eligible for significant financial compensation. However, if you wish to seek compensation for your injuries, you shouldn’t do so without the assistance of an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer. Our knowledgeable attorneys at Milano Legal Group are here to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your Houston personal injury. When you become our client, regardless of the type of accident that caused your injury, our experienced lawyers will do everything possible to see your case through to a successful conclusion. In addition, if you’ve lost a family member due to an accident involving negligence, we will help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.  In this Houston personal injury lawyer guide, we discuss personal injury cases in Texas and explain how to find an accident injury attorney that is right for you.  Types of Personal Injury Cases  A Houston personal injury attorney can represent you in a variety of personal injury cases, including:  Bicycle accidents Although riding a bicycle is a convenient alternative to driving a motor vehicle, taking public transportation, or walking, it can also be quite dangerous. Unfortunately, cyclists’ relative lack of protection means they tend to sustain serious injuries when involved in accidents with motorists.  Distracted driving accidents Distracted driving is more of a problem today than it has ever been. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 400,000 people were injured  in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2019 alone. Drunk driving accidents It is no surprise that driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a bad idea. Drunk driving kills around 10,000 people every year in the United States. Those who survive their accidents are often left with life-changing injuries.  Motorcycle accidents Like bicycles, motorcycles are a great alternative to passenger vehicles. However, bikers involved in accidents with motor vehicles tend to suffer serious injuries, especially when traveling at high speeds. In fact, hundreds of bikers are killed each year in Texas.  Pedestrian accidents According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation, annual pedestrian deaths in Texas sometimes outnumber motorcycle crash deaths. Many pedestrians who survive their accidents sustain life-altering injuries.  Truck accidents Semi-trucks pose serious risks to other vehicles due to their size and power. The results of a commercial truck colliding with a smaller vehicle are nearly always catastrophic.  Wrongful death When someone dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, the deceased’s family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Family members of the deceased can obtain financial compensation for the loss of their loved one by filing a wrongful death claim.  How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You A Houston personal injury lawyer can help you obtain financial compensation for your injuries, regardless of the type of accident you’ve been involved in or the injury you have suffered. The personal injury process can be broadly separated into the following three stages: (1) investigation and demand, (2) litigation, and (3) financial recovery. When you hire a personal injury lawyer to assist you, they will guide you through each of these stages:  Investigation and Demand  During the initial stage of your case, your lawyer will collect as much information as possible about your accident. Based on this information, they will then make a monetary demand on the defendant or the defendant’s insurer. If this demand results in a fair settlement offer, your accident injury attorney will take the necessary steps to ensure that you receive the agreed-upon amount. However, if the defendant makes you a lowball offer or declines to settle your case, your attorney will proceed to the next step.  Litigation Next, your attorney will draw on their knowledge, skill, and experience to handle all aspects of the litigation process on your behalf. Common litigation tasks include filing paperwork, conducting discovery, and collecting evidence. If your case fails to settle during the litigation stage, your accident attorney will take your case to trial.  Financial Recovery  Finally, whether you settle your case or win at trial, your accident lawyer will make sure you receive the money you are owed, which may entail filing post-trial motions to collect the court judgment, coordinating payment through the defendant’s insurer, or taking other necessary measures.  What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney  When you hire the right accident attorney, your chances of a successful outcome in your Houston personal injury case increase dramatically. You should do the following to find an attorney who will provide you with the best chance of success:  Choose an attorney who focuses primarily on personal injury law: Although this may seem obvious, the accident injury attorney you select should primarily practice personal injury law. Each type of practice area is highly specialized, and attorneys usually only focus their practice in a handful of areas. So, for example, when choosing a Houston personal injury attorney, you shouldn’t hire an attorney whose primary focus is divorce law. Choose a Houston personal injury lawyer who has ample experience handling cases like yours: Not only should the attorney you choose practice personal injury law, but they should have tried similar cases to yours. For example, if you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you should hire an attorney who has previously handled pedestrian accident cases.  Choose an attorney who is willing to take your case to trial: Although most personal injury cases settle before trial, if yours is a rare case that doesn’t, you’ll need an accident lawyer with sufficient trial experience. Choose an attorney with a track record of success: No lawyer should ever guarantee a specific outcome to your case. However, attorneys are free to share their previous achievements with you. So,...

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GEICO Car Accident Settlement Tips & Secrets

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Below you will learn tips and secrets GEICO adjusters don’t want you to know in order to maximize your bodily injury settlement, including answers to frequently asked questions regarding GEICO car accident settlements. Overview of GEICO Claims GEICO, part of the holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, is the second largest property and casualty insurance company in the U.S (by direct premiums written). With GEICO’s unique business model, by initially only insuring the lowest risk drivers and operating without insurance agents, it has proved to be Warren Buffet’s best investment. GEICO was once a better insurance company to deal with as an auto accident victim. Their adjusters had more settlement authority, and their average settlements were much higher. However, over the last 25 years, GEICO, and many other insurance companies, have streamlined their claims process. They’ve adopted the use of claims software to calculate “reasonable and customary” medical bills as well as placing a dollar figure on the pain and suffering element of a bodily injury claim. The results: severely undervalued settlement offers and a host of future motor vehicle accident litigation. So, how can you avoid your claim from being one of GEICO’s many severely undervalued claims or have your case subject to several years of potential litigation in the congested court dockets? The following 10 tips will help you avoid being just another undervalued claim in the endless stack of claims on a GEICO claims adjuster desk: 1. Refuse the Recorded Statement If GEICO is the at-fault party’s insurance company, you should NEVER give them a recorded statement. You certainly are not required to give one. Don’t let them make you think it’s required for your claim to be valid. Many times, GEICO adjusters will say—without a recorded statement they will not be able to determine liability, which will leave you in a waiting game. If they are taking their time with liability because their insured isn’t cooperating, it’s time to call a lawyer. Pro Tip: You can always run your property damage through your own carrier’s collision coverage or uninsured property damage coverage (if hit by an uninsured driver or a victim of a hit-and-run). Your own carrier will usually treat you better and will try to recover your deductible from the at-fault party’s insurance company. 2. Get Medical Treatment Immediately There are three very important reasons to get medical treatment immediately after your accident: Maximize Your Damages “Damages” are what determine your case value. In most cases, the largest part of an auto accident injury case is the amount of your medical bills. So, it’s crucial that you receive reasonable and necessary medical treatment, as well as document and present these bills to the insurance company. Go to the emergency room or urgent care if you feel like you need to. Also, if you feel it’s necessary, go by ambulance to the emergency room. This may be even better for your case. Of course, don’t go only to fraudulently run up your medical bills. Insurance companies are not stupid. They are very good at knowing whether you’re faking your injuries. Legitimize Your Injuries Doesn’t it make sense that if someone is injured they want to see a doctor as soon as possible? Sure, it does. And the opposite is also true. Seeing a doctor immediately will legitimize your injury before the GEICO adjuster. Of course, there are valid reasons why auto accident victims do not immediately see a doctor after their accident (e.g., no health insurance, don’t immediately feel pain, etc.). These need to be carefully explained to the adjuster. Mitigate Your Damages The law places a burden on the injured party to avoid making their damages even worse by neglecting their injuries. A defendant is not responsible for damages that could have been avoided by the injured party. This means GEICO can use the fact that you didn’t immediately seek medical treatment and made your condition worse against you. 3. Don’t Let the GEICO Adjuster Minimize Your Injuries GEICO adjusters are skilled at minimizing your injuries. They’ll ask you questions in a way to have you second guess your injuries and categorize them as only soft tissue injuries that will heal in a few weeks. A very common way to minimize your injuries is when the adjuster tells the auto accident victim that they will only pay for a few weeks of treatment and that they are on your own after that. Don’t believe them! If you are really injured, you should be getting reasonable and necessary medical treatment until you have reached maximum medical improvement. Adjusters are not doctors. They can’t diagnose your condition. 4. Don’t Agree to Anything Without First Consulting with a Lawyer I know this may sound self-interested but if you don’t hire a car accident lawyer from the start of your claim, you will almost certainly be putting yourself at a disadvantage in your case. There are studies that show auto accident victims that are represented by a lawyer get 40% more of a settlement than without one. In our own experience when clients tried to initially handle their cases on their own then hire us to take over, we see the offers previously extended by GEICO are significantly less than what we were able to ultimately settled these cases for. It just makes economic sense even considering the fact that your personal injury lawyer will receive a portion of your settlement as attorney’s fees. Also, keep in mind: personal injury lawyers don’t charge any fees up front. So, you’ll never need to pay out of your own pocket for representation. It’s a win-win. 5. Don’t Ever Agree to GEICO’s First Offer GEICO’s first offer is never their best offer and will most likely be a lowball offer. You should always negotiate your case with the GEICO adjuster. Start off high. Don’t paint yourself into a corner by starting the negotiations off too low. For example, if you want to settle your bodily injury claim for $20,000, don’t start your demand at...

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Bir Tır Veya 18-Wheeler Tarafından Aracıma Çarpılması Durumunda Ne Yapmalıyım?

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Herhangi bir trafik kazası, ufak da olsa, zaten yeteri kadar stresli ve ürkütücüdür. Ancak, bir tır veya 18-wheeler gibi büyük ticari araçların karıştığı kazalar çok daha korkunçtur. Bu tür kazalar genellikle tırın büyüklüğü ve bazı durumlarda yükünün ağırlığı nedeniyle çok kötü sonuçlara yol açabilir. Size veya sevdiğiniz birine bir tır veya 18-wheeler gibi büyük bir araç çarparsa, sonrasında ne yapacağınızı bilmek önemlidir. Kazadan Hemen Sonra Yapılması Gerekenler Bir tır veya 18-wheeler gibi büyük ticari araçların karıştığı kazalarla ilgili hukuki danışmanlık almak öncelikle sağlığınız için en iyisi olmakla beraber aynı zamanda sigorta şirketi nezdindeki tazminat taleplerinizle ilgili olarak da en iyi sonuçları almanıza yardımcı olur. ÖNCELİKLE İYİ VE GÜVENDE OLDUĞUNUZDAN EMİN OLUN VE DERHAL 9-1-1’I ARAYIN En önemli önceliğiniz sizin sağlığınız ve güvenliğinizdir. Öncelikle güvende olduğunuzdan emin olun ve ardından 9-1-1’i arayın. Müdahale ekipleri gelene kadar aracınızda kalın. Güvenli bir konumda bulunmuyorsanız, güvende olabileceğiniz alana doğru hareket etmeye çalışın. Araçta sizden başka kişiler var ise onların sağlık durumlarını da kontrol edin. Eğer yaralılarsa onları hareket ettirmemeye çalışın ve ilk müdahale ekiplerini bekleyin. DİĞER SÜRÜCÜ İLE BİLGİ / BELGE ALIŞVERİŞİNDE BULUNUN Size çarpan ticari aracın sürücüsü ve çalıştığı şirket hakkında aşağıdaki bilgiler dahil olmak üzere her türlü bilgiyi edinin: Kazaya karışan kişilerin adı, adresi ve telefon numarası Sigorta bilgileri ve poliçe numarası Araç tescil kartı Tır şoförünün çalıştığı şirketin adı, adresi ve telefon numarası Tırın markası, modeli, yılı, rengi ve plakası VIN numarası. Genellikle sol alt ön camda ve/veya sürücü kapısının iç tarafındadır. Eğer yukarıdaki bilgileri alamadan acilen hastaneye sevk edilirseniz, olay yerine gelen polis memurları, yukarıda belirtilen bilgileri alacak ve bu bilgileri içeren bir kaza raporu hazırlayacaktır. Dolayısıyla, kaza raporunu teslim aldığınızda yukarıdaki bilgilere de vakıf olacaksınız. KAZA MAHALLİNE DAİR HER TÜRLÜ DETAYI NOT EDİN Kazanın tam yerini, sokak adlarını ve adresi ve ayrıca tanıklar var ise her birinin iletişim bilgilerini not alın. Fiziksel olarak yapabiliyorsanız, aşağıdakilerin fotoğraflarını çekin: Her yönden ve açıdan kaza mahalli ve çevresi Yoldaki herhangi bir patinaj izi Kazaya karışan her araç ve bu araçlarda meydana gelen hasarlar Tır şoförünün ehliyeti Yaralarınız. Eğer araç içi kameranız varsa, tüm video çekimlerini kaydettiğinden emin olun. Tüm bu bilgiler, kazadaki sorumluluğun karşı tarafa ait olduğunu kanıtlarken ve tazminat taleplerinizde size çok yardımcı olacaktır. HİÇ VAKİT KAYBETMEDEN 18-WHEELER KAZALARI KONUSUNDA TECRÜBELİ BİR KAZA AVUKATIYLA İLETİŞİME GEÇİN Tır ve 18-wheeler kazaları konusunda deneyimli bir kaza avukatından hiç vakit kaybetmeden ücretsiz danışmanlık alın. Tecrübeli bir kaza avukatı size sonraki adımlar ve kaza neticesinde uğradığınız tedavi masrafları, araç hasarı, maaş/ücret kaybı ve diğer tüm zararlarınızın karşılığı olan maksimum tazminatı almanız için yol gösterecektir. Neden Tır veya 18-Wheeler gibi Büyük Ticari Araçların Yol Açtığı Trafik Kazaları Sıklıkla Olur? Tır veya 18-wheeler araç kazalarına neden olan en yaygın ve kanuna aykırı eylemler şunlardır: Yola Dikkatini Vermemek: Araç kullanırken cep telefonuyla konuşmak, mesajlaşmak, yemek / içmek, TV izlemek veya internette gezinmek gibi. Şoförün Uzun Saatler Yolda Olması: Bir tır şoförünün uzun saatler yolda olması onun uykulu olmasına, dikkatsiz bir şekilde araç kullanmasına ve hatta direksiyon başında uyuyakalmasına bile sebep olabilir. Kusurlu Araç Kullanımı: Şoförün yoldayken uyuşturucu veya alkol kullanması ihtimalinde agresif veya güvensiz sürüş manevraları veya hız sınırı aşımları söz konusu olabilir. Aracın Gerekli Bakımlarının Yapılmamış Olması: Özellikle tır veya 18-wheeler gibi ticari araçların bir yolculuğa başlamadan önce römorklarının ve araçtaki tüm parçalarının düzgün ve güvenli bir şekilde çalışıyor olduğundan emin olunmalıdır. Römorkun aşırı yüklenmesi, uygun olmayan bağlantı elemanları, havası sönmüş lastikler, kırık aynalar ve diğer eksik araç bakımları çok büyük kazalara neden olabilir. Yetersiz Eğitimli Sürücüler veya Deneyim Eksikliği. Şirketler, kamyon sürücülerini işe alırken ihmalkâr davranabilirler. Bir başka deyişle, şoförlerin sürüş geçmişleri araştırılmadan, yasaklı madde kullanımına dair gerekli testler yapılmadan ve iyi bir sürüş eğitimi verilmeden işe alınan sürücüler büyük kazalara sebebiyet verebilir. 18-Wheeler Kazaları Konusunda Deneyimli Bir Kaza Avukatı ile Görüşün Siz veya sevdiğiniz biri tır veya 18-wheeler gibi bir araç ile kazaya karışırsa yasal tazminat hakkınız olabilir. Bu tarz kazalar konusunda deneyimli Milano Legal Group Kaza Avukatları ile iletişime geçin, ve böylece hayatınızı tekrar bir araya getirmenize ve maksimum tazminatı almanıza yardımcı olalım. Ücretsiz danışmanlık için (855) 720-0495’i arayın. Hukuk ekibimiz 7/24 hizmetinizdedir. Bize haftanın her günü ve günün her saati ulaşabilirsiniz.

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