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The Sharp Firm
Attorneys at Law
3307 Northland Dr.
Austin, Texas 78731
Austin Auto Accident Lawyers
Don’t Stand Alone
At The Sharp Firm, our team represents those who have sustained injury and loss in auto accidents for which others were at fault. As your Austin or Texas car accident lawyer, our commitment is always to you - our client - to not only represent your interests and deliver you the compensation that you deserve and to which you are entitled, but to ensuring that you are comfortable and informed. We believe that it is not only our role to represent but also to educate; so that our clients understand the nuances of their case and can take a more participatory role in their own legal process.
With a dizzying number of vehicles on roadways today, there has been an unavoidable increase in vulnerability for all of us behind the wheel. Unfortunately, being a responsible driver isn’t enough; we are often at the mercy of others. When you suffer injuries as a result of another party’s negligence - or your loved one has been injured in such a situation - you want a Texas or Austin car accident lawyer on which you can rely completely for their experience and expertise.
Clients of The Sharp Firm benefit from more than 20 years of litigation and appellate experience from each of our attorneys. We offer a free and honest evaluation of each case and, should the case merit legal action, we provide our clients with hands-on leadership from claim through trial and even, if necessary, appeal. We are Austin lawyers who have worked hard to achieve and uphold our reputation in the legal community and we put our expertise to work for our clients every day.
The Numbers Are Staggering
Every year thousands of car and truck accidents occur on roadways throughout Texas as well as across the nation. In fact, in 2003, the United States Department of Transportation reported 6,328,000 car accidents occurred nationally, causing almost 3 million injuries and 42,000 fatalities. Despite safety regulations, car accidents continue to remain common incidents on today’s roads and one of the leading causes of injury and death.
On average, there are more than 6 million car accidents that affect millions of people with serious injury and even fatality:
- More than 25% of all car drivers were involved in car accidents in a five-year period.
- Almost 40% of car accident fatalities are caused by drunk drivers.
- About 60% of car accident fatalities are caused by excessive speeding and reckless driving.
- One person dies in a car accident every 12 minutes.
- A car accident resulting in injury occurs every 14 minutes.
While some accidents are unavoidable, many are the result of inattentive, careless or reckless driving; behaviors that can lead to accident-related injuries such as head trauma, brain injuries, spinal damage, fractures and broken bones, neck injuries, and more. Injuries sustained in automobile accidents can result in hospitalization, difficult recovery, and life-changing repercussions.
Victims of negligent drivers who have sustained injury and/or loss may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. A knowledgeable, experienced Texas or Austin car accident lawyer will represent your interests in the legal process that may follow.
When It Happens To You
Even after what may be a moderate impact, those involved in a car accident may not feel their injuries right away. The fact is that even some serious injuries are not immediately apparent and many people do not realize the extent of their injuries until hours after the accident - and possibly even the next day. Subsequently, it is important to be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible following a car accident.
By law, those who are injured in a car accident - whether they are a driver, passenger or pedestrian - in which another party is at fault, may be entitled to recover damages and obtain compensation for their injuries. For a valid personal injury claim, there needs to be evidence of negligence by the other driver and laws vary by state. Your Texas car accident lawyer will be able to assess whether or not a claim can be made if:
- Serious injury has led to pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium if a family member or spouse is severely injured or dies as a result of the automobile accident. This includes inability to help around the home.
- Wrongful death occurs.
In Texas, auto accident victims only have two years to file their claim. Processing auto accident claims can be challenging, so it is important to contact a Texas or Austin car accident lawyer as soon as possible. The Sharp Firm can help sort through the process of proving fault and wrongdoing in order to claim compensation for pain, suffering, injury, medical expenses, and loss of earnings. Contact us today for a free consultation. We look forward to giving you an honest evaluation of your case and for the opportunity to represent you through the legal process.
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If you are involved in an auto accident, it is suggested that you try to obtain the following information:General Information
- Date & Time
- Direction of Travel
- Weather and Road Conditions
- Accident Report
- Police Officer’s Name
- Owner’s Name & Address
- Driver’s Name & Address
- Make & Model of Vehicle
- Insurance Company Name
- License Plate
- Vehicle ID
If you have a camera or cell phone with a camera and/or recorder, use it to take pictures of the accident and record statements made by witnesses or the other party.Go see the doctor as soon as you are feeling the effects of the accident.