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Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in a car crash that has resulted in injuries to you or your loved ones, it is important that you hire an attorney quickly after your accident. The car wreck lawyers at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman have recovered tens of millions of dollars for their clients who were injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents stemming from distracted driving, drunk driving, and outright negligence. Get justice—call our car crash lawyers today.

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Car Crash Injury Attorneys

Americans spend a lot of their time in cars – an average of over 300 hours every year, according to the American Automobile Association. Think about how many years you’ve been driving, and those hours quickly turn into months or years spent behind the wheel. With so much time on the road, the likelihood of going a lifetime without getting in a car accident is pretty slim.

Unfortunately, car accidents happen every minute of every hour of every day in this country. On average, there are around 17,000 accidents daily on American roads and highways, many of which happen in Texas and New Mexico. Fortunately, most of these accidents are relatively minor; fender-benders that may require some bodywork on the car and cause some inconvenience but nothing more. But many car accidents result in damage and losses that are anything but minor, turning lives upside-down, and causing severe life-changing injuries or deaths.

While all car accident injuries and deaths are tragic, those caused by the negligence, recklessness, or wrongful acts of other drivers are even more so. The texting driver, the trucker who stayed behind the wheel longer than the law allows, the person who had one too many drinks before driving home – all these people needlessly ruin the lives of others, leaving victims and their families searching for answers and struggling to move forward after their lives have been changed forever.

Experienced Representation and Compassionate Help for Those Who Need It Most

The experienced car accident attorneys at the law firm of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers know the practical, physical, emotional, and financial challenges these families face. Sadly, we see it every day, whether it is a parent looking at mounting medical bills while unable to work, a young adult who can no longer do the things they love, or a family mourning the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one.

That is why we work daily to ease those burdens, hold those responsible for the pain and damage they cause and get injury victims the compensation to help them move forward. At Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers, your well-being, health, financial security, and family are always top of mind. We have a proven track record of getting our clients the settlements or judgments they deserve in even the most complex cases and have secured numerous eight-figure settlements in motor vehicle accident cases.

Tragic Car Accidents Destroy Lives Every Day

People are injured or killed in car crashes every day in Texas and across the country. The numbers are shocking. In 2020, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • There were an estimated 5,215,071 non-fatal crashes on U.S. roads.
  • An estimated 2,282,015 people were injured in car accidents.
  • Traffic crashes took the lives of 38,824 lives nationwide.
  • Car accidents killed 3,874 people in Texas and 398 people in New Mexico.

Causes and Types of Car Accidents

We all know why car accidents happen because we see examples of irresponsible driver behavior almost every time we get behind the wheel. From the driver who fails to stop at a light to one staring at their phone to one going 30 miles over the speed limit to those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, there are countless ways reckless or aggressive driving cause pain and loss every day.

Some car crashes involve only one vehicle, such as a car spinning out and hitting an object or going off the road. But even single-car accidents can be caused by another driver’s negligence, such as when a swerving vehicle or sudden lane change forces another driver to make a sudden correction or lose control.

But most car accidents involve multiple drivers and vehicles. At Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers, our car accident lawyers represent victims involved in every type of car crash, including:

  • Drunk Driving and DUI Car Accidents
  • Head-on Collisions
  • Hit and Run Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Rear-end Collisions
  • Ride-share Accidents

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Regardless of the cause, auto accidents can result in a wide range of catastrophic injuries, many of which permanently limit a person’s mobility, ability to earn a living, and capacity to enjoy life as they once did.

Some of the most frequent injuries arising from car accidents include:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Chest injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs

Of course, many car accidents take the lives of drivers and passengers. For the families left behind, the sudden and needless loss of a loved one causes pain, injury, and scars of a different kind—the loss of a breadwinner, a son or daughter’s young and promising life cut short, a lifetime of companionship and love ended in an instant.

These families need support, justice, and compensation for these losses just as injury victims do. We fight tirelessly to get it for them, standing by their sides and helping them through a tragic and awful time.

Insurers Can Add Insult to Your Injuries.

In most car accident cases, the other driver’s insurance company will handle the claim on their insured driver’s behalf. Insurance companies spend millions on TV ads telling you they are “on your side,” are a “good neighbor,” or that you’ll “be in good hands” with them. When negotiating with car insurance companies after an accident, none of this is true.

Car insurance companies are in the business of making money. Every penny they pay out in claims reduces the millions of dollars in profits they earn from premiums. Their goal with every claim is to pay nothing. Short of that, they will try to settle claims as quickly and cheaply as possible. They will try every possible approach to either deny your claim outright or get you to accept the lowest possible sum of money.

Insurers know injury victims need money as soon as possible. They also know claimants may not fully understand their rights. They will manipulate injury victims and convince them they don’t have a valid claim or it is worth pennies. They may ask you to give them a statement or get you to make an admission which could hurt any auto accident injury suit you would file later. They’ll question the legitimacy or severity of your injuries or try to blame them on prior incidents or preexisting conditions.

And they will take advantage of your vulnerabilities to significantly shortchange you and get you to agree to a settlement that may be substantially less than you deserve.

We Don’t Let Insurance Companies Nickel-and-Dime Our Clients

At Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers, our experienced auto accident lawyers don’t let car insurance companies get away with nickel-and-diming our clients. Our firm employs experienced licensed insurance claims adjusters, several of whom have many years of experience working for insurance companies. We know the dubious tactics insurance companies use to pressure people into lowball settlements, and insurers know our aggressive and determined trial attorneys are always prepared to call them out and go the distance for our clients.

In reality, injury victims who hire car accident attorneys to pursue their claims and negotiate with insurance companies collect more compensation on average than those who speak to insurers without a lawyer. The statistics bear this out:

  • The Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that auto accident settlements for injury victims represented by an attorney were 40 percent higher than the agreements negotiated by claimants themselves.
  • The IRC also found that 85 percent of all settlement dollars paid out by auto insurance companies for claims are paid to people represented by a car accident lawyer.

The bottom line is that insurance companies look after their bottom lines, not your well-being. The exact opposite is true with the car accident lawyers at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers. Our car accident attorneys have one goal: to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for our injured clients so they can recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives. Whether at the negotiating table or in a courtroom, we are relentless in our pursuit of justice for our clients and have earned a lengthy track record of success and the trust of thousands of injury victims.

Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers: Texas and New Mexico Car Accident Lawyers

The Texas and New Mexico car crash lawyers at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers spare no effort on behalf of our clients and have the experiences and resources needed to get the compensation, resources, justice, and support you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, we welcome the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. To arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys at our offices in Lubbock, El Paso, Odessa, Austin, or Albuquerque, please contact us at 888-570-3628.

We have secured numerous seven-figure settlements in motor vehicle accident cases for our clients.  We invite you to contact us for a free consultation.  We’ll go to work immediately on your behalf. 

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    Past Success

    As seasoned car wreck attorneys, we've settled many car wreck cases, including a settlement for $2.83 million for a car wreck, brain injury, $970,000 for a Car Wreck death case and $468,000 for a car accident, broken leg.* Please have a look at our proven results of awards won by our clients. *All Amounts listed are Net to Clients. Results obtained depend on the facts of each case.

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    5.2 million
    Car Wreck | Brain InjuryOur client was injured in a rear-end collision when the defendant attempted to pass at an excessive rate of speed.…
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    4 million
    Car/ Commercial Vehicle Wreck | Wrongful DeathEven when drivers are cautious and observant on the road, the negligence of other drivers can still overpower safe driving.…
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    2 million
    Car/18-Wheeler Truck Wreck | Shoulder InjuryOur client was driving on the highway, hauling over 120 barrels of water when another driver from oncoming traffic veered…
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    Our Team is Here to Help

    Below is a list of some of the most-frequently-asked questions by our clients and prospective clients. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us.

    • I was in an accident and I didn’t think I was hurt but now my neck or back hurts, what shall I do?

      Very often when a person is in a traumatic accident, they don’t begin to feel pain for a day or two after the accident. This is because swelling and inflammation may not take place until sometime after the initial trauma. Often it is the inflammation that causes impingement on the nerves and pain. Sometimes the initial adrenaline and excitement from the accident can mask the pain as well. It is important to see the right kind of doctor that is accustomed to dealing with the kind of injuries that you have received. A lot of general practitioners and emergency room doctors are not really accustomed to treating the kind of trauma that is common in an automobile accident. We can make suggestions on doctors who are experienced in seeing automobile accident cases. Who you see as a doctor is up to you and there are certainly many doctors who are experienced in the area of trauma to choose from.

    • I’ve been hurt in an accident, and I keep getting phone calls and visits from people I don’t know.

      An unfortunate and illegal practice in personal injury law is known as barratry, or more commonly referred to as ambulance chasing or case running. Lawyers and people who work for lawyers are prohibited from making unsolicited contact with potential clients in the form of in-person visits or telephone calls. Often times after a highly publicized accident where a potentially valuable claim exists, unethical lawyers will—either themselves or through someone they hire—attempt to contact the claimants or meet them at their homes or hospital rooms. Sometimes they pose as grief counselors, funeral home staff, or even healthcare providers like nurses.

      Know that you have the right to refuse to talk to these people, and if possible, you should report them to the local authorities.

      For more information about barratry, click here.

    • What if I am a passenger in a vehicle and get hurt in an accident?

      Passengers have the same rights as any of the other parties hurt in an accident. They are entitled to recover their damages from the person or persons who caused the accident. In some cases, both the driver of the other vehicle in the accident and the driver of their vehicle are responsible for the accident. In that case, both insurance companies are responsible for the passenger’s damages.

    • What if the other driver left the accident scene without stopping?

      Try to write down the license plate of the other vehicle. With that information we can attempt to track down the vehicle’s owner and obtain the insurance information on that vehicle. If we can get the insurance information, then the claim will proceed like any other type of motor vehicle accident claim.However, if it is not possible to track down the other driver’s information then we have to look at the client’s insurance coverage to see if they are covered by uninsured motorist coverage. If the client does not have uninsured motorist coverage it can be somewhat difficult to obtain any recovery for the client.