Settlement Reached for El Paso Motor Vehicle CollisionLast updated on: May 29, 2021
The Client: D.L.
The Case: Motor Vehicle Collision
The Injuries: Laceration, LeFort fracture, displacement of teeth, and traumatic brain injury
Case Result: Settlement reached in favor of D.L.
MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION IN EL PASO, TEXAS
Our client, an 18-year-old student, was driving eastbound and attempted to cross an intersection. Suddenly, the defendant driver took a U-turn underneath the interstate, crossed several lanes in an attempt to enter a gas station, and drove in front of our client, causing the collision.
Our client sustained a laceration to his lower jawbone that extended from his lip to his chin. He also could not open his mouth, and he suffered a LeFort fracture and displaced some teeth. Surgery was required to repair the fracture. He ultimately survived the crash, but he also suffered a traumatic brain injury, which required neurological treatment.
Our attorney argued that the our client’s injuries were the direct result of negligent driving by the defendant and the negligence of his employer.
This case settled in pre-litigation, and our clients received compensation for the following:
- Pain and Suffering;
- Medical Expenses;
- Future Treatment;
- Property Damage.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are some frequently asked questions related to motor vehicle collision cases?
Q: What types of compensation can someone seek in a motor vehicle collision case?
A: Car accidents can be traumatic and often cause physical and emotional injuries to those involved. Therefore, different types of compensation may be awarded to help you get your life back on track. If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include the expenses that are easily quantifiable such as:
- Vehicle damage
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
Non-economic damages compensate you for the intangible losses you’ve suffered, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Q: What should someone do if they are involved in a motor vehicle collision?
A: There are a few steps you can take after a car accident to ensure your own safety and improve the chances of a successful claim.
- 1. Call the Police – After an accident, call the police. The police play an important role in the legal process because they are the first step in creating official documentation of your car accident. The police will file an official police report that will serve as critical evidence in your claim.
- 2. Seek Necessary Medical Attention – If you have sustained any injuries whatsoever, seek medical attention immediately. Making sure that you are safe and healthy is the most important thing you can do. You cannot fight for the compensation you deserve unless your wellbeing is taken care of first.
- 3. File an Insurance Claim – Contact your insurance company to file an official claim. Don’t waste any time in getting the ball rolling.
- 4. Consult an Attorney – Car accidents can be devastating, but having a qualified attorney on your side may help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact a College Station car accident lawyer at ZInda Law Group today to discuss your case.
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