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If you’ve been harmed in a car accident due to the reckless actions of another driver, you have rights and may be entitled to money for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more.

Attorney Robert White is ready to hear your story and help you get through this difficult time. All you have to do is contact our Odessa, TX, car accident lawyers today, so we can start fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve. It’s just that easy!

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An Attorney Who Understands Your Pain

If you were involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, it can completely change your life. You’re wracked with questions, you have medical bills piling up, and you may not be able to continue working to support your family. Your personal relationships are suffering, and all you want is to get control of your life back. You need someone in your corner who understands your pain and what you’re going through.

Attorney Robert White is here to help you face these challenges and navigate the legal system. Let us focus on getting the money you deserve, so you can focus on getting well again. We’re ready to help you seek the money and justice you need to recover from this traumatic experience.

Did You Suffer Serious Injuries in a Car Accident?

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Common Injuries From Car Wrecks: Did This Happen to You?

A wide range of injuries can result from a car accident. If you suffered one of these common car accident injuries or any injury that wasn’t your fault, you may have a case and we’re here to help:

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a common form of harm from car accidents. It can result from an impact to the head or a sudden jarring motion. This sort of injury can create a very different lifestyle for an injured individual from balance and coordination problems to cognitive issues and marked personality shifts.

Soft tissue is anything in your body that’s not a bone. Damage to soft tissue ranges from common bruises to more serious injuries like torn muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which can create damage that lasts for many years or even permanently.

Your neck and spine are some of the crucial drivers of your body’s ability to function. The nerves that run through your spine allow you to do everything from wiggle your toes to breathe. If you suffer serious damage to your neck or spine, it can result in chronic pain, loss of motion and sensation, and can even be life-threatening.

Many people involved in severe car accidents lose their use of one or more limbs. This can result from an injury that paralyzes you, or it can be the physical loss of a limb due to amputation.

There are also many invisible injuries you might suffer in a car accident. These include emotional and mental trauma, panic attacks, depression, personality changes, and more. You deserve compensation for mental anguish as much as any visible physical injuries.

What Caused Your Accident?

Car accidents happen in Odessa and across West Texas every day for a wide variety of reasons. If you were hurt in a car accident due to one of these reasons or any reckless or poor decisions of another driver, we may be able to help you seek compensation:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving too fast for weather conditions
  • Recklessness
  • Malicious intent

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Proving Fault After a Car Accident

Proving fault, or negligence, is the key factor in any personal injury case, car accidents included. In order to receive compensation, you will need to prove the other party in your accident was negligent in their actions.

Negligence is a legal term referring to irresponsibility or carelessness. In order to prove negligence, you must demonstrate three elements:

  • The other driver acted in a manner that was without care or concern for the safety or others.
  • The other driver’s recklessness led to the accident taking place.
  • The accident was the direct cause of the injuries you suffered.

Proving these three factors can get very complicated and requires patience, tenacity, and legal knowledge. For this reason, it’s vital that you speak with an experienced Odessa, TX, car accident lawyer who can help you build your case and give you the best chance of receiving every penny you’re owed.

Car Accident FAQs

Every injury case in every state has different time limits for taking legal action. For this reason, it’s vitally important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident.

Legally, you’re free to represent yourself. However, having an experienced Odessa, TX, car accident lawyer on your side will give you the best shot at receiving the money you deserve. An attorney can also take the stress of the legal process off your shoulders so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Navigating the legal process isn’t easy, but Attorney Robert White has helped countless injured individuals across the Midland-Odessa area get the justice and compensation they needed to move forward after their car accidents.

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question but, in general, you probably won’t have to go to court. Most cases are solved through negotiation, which is better for all involved. Sometimes, however, negotiations stall or the insurance company refuses to offer a fair amount and a trial becomes necessary. In the negotiation stage and the courtroom, Attorney Robert White will fight hard to get you justice every step of the way.

We work on a contingency basis. This means there are no hidden fees, no upfront fees, and no fees whatsoever unless we win money for you. If we’re unsuccessful, there’s no cost at all. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting Attorney Robert White.

Every case is different, so it’s impossible to give a blanket answer to how much your case may be worth. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to money to cover losses, such as your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of comfort and enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and more. Attorney Robert White can review the facts of your accident and determine the true value of your case.

It’s best not to speak with the insurance company yourself. Insurance companies aren’t on your side; they’re trying to reduce their own financial responsibility by getting you to admit fault or accept less than you deserve. If they call, tell them they can talk to Attorney Robert White.

If you are partially at fault for your accident, the amount of compensation you are able to seek may be reduced. Texas has a modified comparative negligence law, meaning you are assigned a percentage of fault for the accident, and your compensation is reduced by that amount. For example, suppose you were rear-ended by another vehicle but had a broken taillight. In that case, it could be argued that the other driver wasn’t aware you were slowing down and didn’t have time to brake. In this situation, the court may assign the other driver a fault of 80%, leaving you with 20% of the fault. As a result, your compensation would be reduced by 20%.

When you work with an experienced Odessa, TX, personal injury lawyer like Robert White, you’re working with an attorney dedicated to helping you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for your losses. He will work hard to help prove you had the lowest amount of responsibility possible for your accident so you can seek the money you deserve.

Pre-existing medical conditions can complicate car accident injury cases. If someone else was at fault for your car accident, they’re still responsible for your injuries. They may even be responsible for worsening your pre-existing condition. That said, your compensation may be reduced because not all of your medical expenses may be directly connected to the accident. If this applies to you, it’s best to hire an experienced attorney like Attorney Robert White to help you build the strongest case possible.

Insurance companies won’t pay for medical expenses or other losses until it’s proven that their insured party was at fault, so you need to cover these expenses in the meantime. Several options may be available to help, such as personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. You may also be able to use your health insurance coverage. Keep in mind that you may have to reimburse these insurers if you receive a settlement.

Just like your medical expenses, your lost wages won’t be covered by the insurance company until fault is established. You may be able to use PIP coverage or short- or long-term disability from your employer. These insurers may expect to be reimbursed if you receive a settlement. You should also speak with your employer about additional options, such as paid time off, vacation time, or sick time to help cover your living expenses.

PIP coverage is a type of auto insurance coverage that pays for medical expenses and lost wages for car accident injuries. In Texas, PIP coverage is mandatory coverage for your auto insurance. Still, you have the option to sign a waiver to decline it. The state requires that every driver receive at least $2,500 of PIP coverage, but you can upgrade to $5,000 or $10,000 worth of extra protection.