El Paso Car Accident Lawyers
Dedicated Assistance for Car Accident Victims in Texas
Car accidents result in hundreds of thousands of injuries in the U.S. annually.
Traffic collisions are the leading causes of preventable deaths in this
country. It is therefore important to understand what the common causes
of car accidents are and how to take legal action if you have been a victim.
If you or a loved one was hurt in any type of car accident caused by another
driver, you may have a claim to compensation.
If you suffered injuries or property damage in a car accident caused by
the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, you may be entitled
to compensation. Our experienced car accident attorneys in El Paso at
Farah Law can help you hold the other driver liable for their actions.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
If it can be proved another driver's negligence or reckless behavior
was the reason for your car accident injury, they could be legally obligated
to pay you damages. Our personal injury firm can help you pursue your
claim for compensation in court or in an out of court settlement.
Top causes of car accidents include:
- Failing to follow the speed limit
- Use of mobile phones, especially texting
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue/sleeping at the wheel
- Drunk driving
- Defective automobile parts or roadways
- Poor weather
- Construction zones
While all the above factors have the potential to cause accidents, phone
use accounts for a quarter of automobile crashes according to the National
We prepare every case we represent as though it will end up going to trial,
and this approach makes it possible for us to routinely obtain excellent
results for our clients. Take the first step now by
filling out our free case evaluation form, so that we can review the situation and determine whether you have a claim.
Texas Car Accident Statistics
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were
no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018. The
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported that in 2018:
3,639 motor vehicle traffic fatalities
12,161 serious injury crashes in which
14,908 people sustained
Out of the fatal crashes,
701 people died in intersection-related accidents
548 people killed in head-on crashes
249,241 people injured in motor vehicle accidents
Of the accidents that resulted in fatalities,
involved alcohol and
If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, please
do not hesitate to contact our law firm to arrange a free, initial case
evaluation. We can help you determine what to do next.
Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
While the actual amount of compensation you can recover in your car accident
case depends on many factors, the types of compensation you can pursue
remain consistent in all personal injury cases. These types of compensation
are called damages. Generally speaking, there are three main categories
of damages, economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. The specifics
of your case dictate not only how much compensation you will recover but
how many damages you can file a claim for.
Economic and non-economic damages are similar in that their main purpose
is to compensate the injury victim for a loss they suffer. Economic damages,
also called special damages, compensate for financial losses such as loss
of income due to the inability to work and medical expenses. Non-economic
damages, also called general damages, compensates for more intangible
losses such as pain and suffering. Texas does place a cap or limit on
how much in non-economic damages an individual can be awarded. Not all
states have this regulation, however, Texas sets the cap on general damages
The third type of damages, punitive damages, is unique in that their main
purpose is to punish the at-fault party instead of compensating the injured
party. Punitive damages are usually quite severe and are the least awarded
type of damages. An attorney from our firm can advise you on your eligibility
for what damages you may pursue.
Help with Car Accident Claims in Texas
In most car accident cases, the first step is to file a claim against the
other driver's liability insurance policy. Your lawyer may have to
engage in lengthy negotiations with the insurance company to get them
to pay you the full amount you deserve. Even then, there is a good chance
that they will refuse to cooperate. When this happens, it is often necessary
to take the case to civil court for a full trial.
By proving that the accident was the fault of the other driver, we may
be able to help you recover financial compensation for your medical expenses,
your lost wages and for the pain, suffering and emotional distress which
you have been forced to experience. Our El Paso car accident attorneys have
nearly 30 years of legal experience, and our track record includes millions of dollars
recovered for clients.
How Long Do You Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Texas?
The statute of limitations on injury claims varies from state-to-state.
Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003, you have
two years after the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you file after
the statute of limitations, your claim will likely be dismissed and you
will be left with no legal recourse. With that said, there are exceptions
to this rule. If you fall outside the two-year timeframe and still want
to pursue compensation, contact us today and arrange a free, initial case
Contact us today at 888.470.9772 to discuss your case and legal options to recover
compensation with an experienced and caring car accident lawyer in El Paso!