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.
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.
Why Hire An Attorney?
It is important that you hire an attorney quickly after your accident. An attorney trained in representing victims of motor vehicle accidents can assist you by:
- Collecting police reports
- Questioning witnesses
- Reconstructing the accident scene
- Taking photographs of the scene, damage, and injuries
- Analyzing medical reports
- Contacting expert witnesses to review the evidence
- Speaking with the insurance providers on your behalf
- Ensuring that you receive the best possible medical treatment for your injuries.
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
Injured in an Auto Accident?
We also work with our clients to recommend good doctors so that our clients will get appropriate treatment for their injuries. We also assist our clients with their property damage claim and help secure a rental car. We maximize insurance coverage for our clients by working to discover all potential sources of insurance.
Glasheen Valles and Inderman was the best choice by far. - Eleana Flores
More Than Just a Lawsuit
It is not only the strength of your claim, but the reputation and skill of your attorneys that impacts whether you are able to secure a financial recovery, how quickly you’re able to do so, and the amount of the recovery. If the insurance company respects your attorney and understands that he or she is willing and able to secure a large jury verdict, they will be more apt to settle the case.
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
- Broken bones
- Chest injuries
- 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.
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.
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 866-492-2509.