While traveling in an HOV lane, Tayna came to a stop in traffic. Consequently, a large quad cab pick up ran into the back of her vehicle going 60-65 mph. Even after walking away from the accident initially, she began to experience injuries. When this happened she decided to contact a lawyer to get help in battling the insurance. Tanya stopped by to share her experience with our Dallas car accident attorneys to our office staff. Watch what she had to say!Read More
Going to court can seem very intimidating for some people when it comes to deciding on whether to start a car accident injury case with a law firm or not. Whether it be due to the idea of taking time off from work, driving to a different city, or even just a fear of the courtroom itself, there should be no reason to worry with the proper law firm. For instance, most personal injury cases do not go to trial. This is a common misconception that every case will in fact goes to trial.
Some law firms will file a lawsuit only 1-5% of the time for their clients. They send out letters of demand for insurance companies to review and respond that are rather low-level demands. This creates a reputation that sticks with the law firm which tells insurance companies they will settle quickly, and for less money. Insurance companies love these types of law firms. However, clients do not like these types of law firms.
The experienced car accident lawyers at Reyes Browne Reilley prepare for every individual case we get as if it is going to go to trial. We have filed suit on around 50% of our cases because we want the insurance company to know that we are to be taken seriously. Our monetary compensation demands we send, to the insurance companies, on behalf of our clients are met more often and at higher amounts than other law firms because of this simple statistic. Few, if any other law firms have gone to court more for their client’s rightful compensation, than Reyes Browne Reilley.
When starting a car accident injury case with a law firm, your likelihood of having to go to court depends on this statistic. With some of the firms you hear repetitively on the radio, see on TV, or pass by their billboards, it is highly unlikely you will have to go to court. However, these firms are also notorious for settling for far lower than what their client truly deserves.
Were you in a car wreck? Do you suffer from injuries?
Your case will be in the best capable hands with our car wreck injury lawyers at Reyes Browne Reilley. Not only do we give you the best possible chance to receive the highest amount of compensation, but we also work for free unless we win your case for you. Your case deserves the highest-rated attorneys that genuinely care about their clients. Delaying only lowers your chances at a maximum recovery. Call our Reyes Browne Reilley legal staff now for your 100% free consultation at (214) 526-7900.
The laws surrounding a car accident in Texas can be quite extensive. If you were involved in an accident, the law in Texas requires you to fill out a crash report form CR-2 within 10 days if the police did not investigate at the scene. You must handle filling out this form if the accident resulted in an injury, death, or property damage that exceeds $1,000.Read More
Reyes Browne Reilley is ecstatic to announce its support in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving– North Texas (MADD). As the top organization in leading the charge against drunk driving accidents that take lives and leave injuries, MADD continues its success in preventing the preventable. Consequently, it only made sense for our firm, one of the top plaintiff firms in Dallas, to join forces with an organization with the same mission.Read More
After a car accident, which was not any fault of your own, you have two different options you can take to get your rental car covered. This all depends upon what coverage you have on your own insurance policy, but for the sake of this question, we will assume you have a renter’s reimbursement policy on your own car insurance. In either case, you are 100% entitled to receive a rental vehicle paid by either your own insurance or the liable party’s insurance.
Using your own policy
Using your own policy has its own set of pros and cons. Starting with the pros; getting a rental with your own policy is far easier and quicker to obtain your rental or replacement vehicle while yours is in the shop. This might be your best choice if you are in a pinch and need a vehicle at once. You do not have to wait for any red tape to use the services that you paid for in your premiums every month. However, most people fear that if they are not at fault and they use their own insurance that their insurance will hold it against them and decide to raise their rates. Fear not, for your insurance company will square-up the funds with the adverse company on their own once your rental car claim with the liable insurance reaches an approval.
Contrarily, there are a few hiccups that come along with having your own insurance take over the bill for your rental or replacement car. Your own rental insurance holds you to your own policy allowances. This means you may only be able to rent a vehicle for their $30 a day rate which may not get you the vehicle you want or a comparable vehicle to your own current car that is in the shop. Another issue that arises is the duration of your rental. Your policy may only allow for a month’s worth of a rental vehicle and it may take longer to fix your vehicle, or it may take longer to find a new vehicle in the event the insurance declares yours a total loss.
Using the Negligent Party’s Insurance
When you begin to hold the negligent party accountable and utilize their insurance policy, it’s usually obvious that you will be waiting on a lot of red tape. Overall, it will be worth the wait for their insurance adjuster to clear you for your rental claim. The reason being is it allows you to have more freedom in your choices and the duration of your rental.
The adverse insurance rightfully owes you a comparable vehicle to what you were driving. Also, you can use that rental for as long as it takes for you to get your car repaired or until you find a new car of your choosing. This may take a few weeks to receive the rental/replacement, however, it is going to make life a little easier later if you can stand to be patient.
It is wise to use the time it takes to clear the red tape with the opposing insurance to treat any and all injuries you suffered during the wreck. While you have time off from work to recover, have your claim for a rental filed with the opposing company’s adjuster. In the meantime, continue with your rehabilitation and recovery process in peace.
Need More Help With Your Car Rental Questions?
In the end, all these options are dependent upon what will work for you and the insurance policies at hand. If you have any more questions or need help getting a rental car after your wreck, call our Dallas car wreck attorneys now for a complimentary consultation. The adverse insurance company is working to minimize your claim as you read this. While they mount their defense, you could be hiring the best car accident injury attorneys to take handle every need of yours after your wreck.
Your car accident can make life extremely difficult. From the difficult questions, treatment of injuries, and even repairing or replacing your car. Car accidents certainly do not make your life any easier.Read More
Similar to your insurance (or immigration) status, your vehicle registration or your driver’s license status won’t necessarily be relevant in a courtroom if you are not the driver at fault.
Your “status” also won’t prevent you from making your auto accident injury claim, or having a jury trial, against the person who caused the wreck.
If you are hit by a truck driver with previous drug or alcohol related convictions, it could absolutely affect your truck wreck case against the company who employed that driver. It can demonstrate negligence on many levels such as hiring, supervision, retention, training, and more. When a trucking company knowingly (or accidentally) hires drivers with past drug and alcohol problems, they are shirking a greater responsibility to ensure their trucks are operated safely on public roads.
So yes, a truck driver’s history with drugs or alcohol would likely be considered by a jury when they deliberate on your truck wreck case. Many large settlements or jury verdicts result in strong recoveries for truck wreck injury plaintiffs because of the irresponsible conduct of the company employing the driver, and not just the negligence of the intoxicated driver.
Every auto accident injury case is very different, and the time it can take can range from weeks to months (or even years). Oftentimes, catastrophic injury cases with higher insurance limits, where our experienced car accident trial lawyers are seeking millions of dollars, take much longer to make that recovery because they often involve lawsuits. So the range of time can be very drastic, from a few months to a couple years. And if there are appeals (when the defendant loses in court), it could take even longer. But generally, it can take between six months and a year, on average.