Car Accident Lawyers

At our 100% Hispanic law firm, car accident lawyers are here to fight for your compensation in case of an accident. We understand that being in a car accident can be scary and confusing, but we're here to guide you through the entire process and ensure you get the help you need.

We know how overpriced an accident can be. Don't worry, because we're here to look out for you. We specialize in helping people like you who have been in car accidents, and we know exactly what to do to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Our team of car accident attorneys is here for you. If you've suffered an accident with injuries, we're ready to fight for you and make sure you get the help you need. So feel free to reach out to us 24 hours a day in case of an accident and book your free and confidential consultation. We're with you del choque al cheque!

Car Accidents from A to Z

Car accidents happen when vehicles collide, causing damage and sometimes injuries. It's a scary and confusing experience. It could be due to speeding, distracted driving, or bad weather, we’ll elaborate on that later.

In these situations, our job as auto accident attorneys is to help you navigate through the aftermath. We understand that the impact goes beyond the visible damage to your vehicle. There could be injuries, medical bills, and emotional stress.

We specialize in assisting people who find themselves in these tough situations. Our goal is to make sure you understand your rights and to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Car Accidents from A to Z

What Types of Car Accidents Are There?

Car accidents can take various forms, each with its own set of circumstances and factors. Here are some common types of car accidents, according to the National Safety Council and data taken from 2021 nationwide statistics:

  • Rear-end collisions.- This occurs when one vehicle crashes into the back of another. It often happens in situations where one car is following too closely or fails to break in time. NSC reported 3,600 deaths due to this type of collision.
  • Head-on collisions.- This type of accident involves the front ends of two vehicles colliding. It can be extremely severe and is often the result of a driver crossing into oncoming traffic. Head-on collisions reported 3,900 deaths to NSC.
  • Side-impact collisions (or T-bone accidents).- These angle-like accidents happen when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another. Intersections are common places for T-bone accidents. This is the most common accident reported to NSC, with 9,000 lives lost.
  • Side-swipe accidents.- This occurs when the sides of two parallel vehicles come into contact. It can happen when one vehicle is changing lanes without proper signaling. 1,600 deaths were reported to NSC caused by side-swipe accidents.
  • Single-vehicle accidents.- In these cases, a vehicle crashes without involving another vehicle. It could be hitting a stationary object, like a tree or a pole, or going off the road.
  • Multi-vehicle pile-ups.- These accidents involve three or more vehicles and often occur on highways or busy roads. One initial collision can lead to a chain reaction involving multiple vehicles.
  • Rollover accidents.- A rollover happens when a vehicle turns over onto its side or roof. This type of accident can be hazardous and is often associated with SUVs and trucks.

Understanding the type of car accident is crucial for assessing the damages, determining fault, and seeking appropriate compensation.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

As car accident attorneys, we understand that car accidents can happen for various reasons, but some of the most common causes include:

  • Distracted driving.- This happens when drivers get distracted by activities like texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting the radio while driving. Distraction can lead to a lack of attention on the road.
  • Speeding.- Driving above the speed limit or at speeds unsafe for road conditions increases the risk of accidents by reducing the driver's reaction time.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).- Consuming alcohol or drugs impairs a driver's ability to make proper decisions and react promptly.
  • Disregarding traffic signals and lights.- Ignoring stop signs, and red lights, or failing to yield can lead to collisions at intersections and crossing areas.
  • Driver fatigue.- Lack of sleep and fatigue can impact a driver's concentration and reaction time, elevating the risk of accidents.
  • Weather conditions.- Rain, snow, ice, or other adverse weather conditions can make roads slippery and challenging to navigate, increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Mechanical failures.- Vehicle issues such as faulty brakes or worn-out tires can cause accidents if not detected and repaired promptly.
  • Aggressive driving.- Behaviors like speeding, sudden lane changes, and road rudeness can lead to hazardous situations and accidents.

Understanding these common causes is crucial for promoting safer driving habits and preventing accidents. If you find yourself in an accident, reach out to us for assistance. We're here to guide you through the process and ensure you receive the help you need.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Car Accident?

In general, liability for a car accident is typically determined based on negligence. The party found to be negligent, meaning they failed to exercise reasonable care and contributed to the accident, is generally held responsible for the resulting damages. Negligence can take various forms, such as speeding, distracted driving, or disregarding traffic signals. In most cases, the at-fault driver's insurance is responsible for covering the medical expenses, property damage, and other losses incurred by the innocent party.

In California and Texas, both states adhere to a fault-based system. This means that the driver at fault for the accident is liable for the damages. However, California has a comparative negligence rule, allowing parties to recover damages even if they are partially at fault. The compensation is adjusted based on the percentage of fault assigned to each party. In Texas, the modified comparative fault rule is followed, but with a 51% bar. This means that a party can only recover damages if their fault is less than 51%.


Car insurance laws say that if you're responsible for a car crash, it's considered negligence. In "no-fault" states, the medical costs are already covered by personal protection insurance (PIP), so that doesn't impact your compensation.

There are three types of negligence:

  • Contributory negligence.- If you live in a state with contributory negligence rules, you can only get compensation if you're 100% not at fault. If the other party proves you were even a little responsible, you might not get any compensation.
  • Comparative negligence.- In states with comparative negligence rules, your insurance payment depends on your percentage of fault. For example, if you're 70% responsible for a crash and the other driver is 30% at fault, you'll have to pay for 70% of the damages, and they'll cover the remaining 30%.
  • Modified comparative negligence.- States with modified comparative negligence rules have a fault threshold, usually around 50%. This means you can only get compensation if your fault is less than this threshold.

In certain states, known as "no-fault" states, every driver must have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage along with basic liability insurance. PIP helps pay for medical expenses and lost wages, no matter who caused the accident. When you buy car insurance in these states, you need to apply for this extra PIP coverage.

In the United States, there are 12 "no-fault" states, and a total of 16 states require drivers to have a minimum amount of PIP coverage. These states include:

  1. Florida
  2. Hawaii
  3. Kansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Michigan
  7. Minnesota
  8. New Jersey
  9. New York
  10. North Dakota
  11. Pennsylvania
  12. Utah

When an accident happens and it's challenging to figure out who's at fault, insurance companies try to prove negligence on the part of the driver making the claim. If they find that driver to be at least 50% at fault, the compensation claim may not be accepted.

On the other hand, in a fault-based system, which is the legal framework followed by states like Texas and California, responsibility for a car accident is assigned to the party found to be at fault for causing the collision. After an accident, insurance companies and, if necessary, the legal system assess evidence to establish fault.

The driver found at fault is typically obligated to cover the medical expenses, property damage, and other losses suffered by the other party involved in the accident. This responsibility is often addressed through the at-fault driver's liability insurance. Injured parties can file claims with the at-fault driver's insurance company to seek compensation, and if an agreement cannot be reached, they may have the option to file a lawsuit.

Once fault is determined, what happens if the at-fault party doesn’t have insurance? Not a problem. Our legal firm will submit your claim using your Uninsured Motorist Coverage with your insurance provider. Your insurance company will manage the process of seeking compensation for your injuries. The UMC also applies if the at-fault party flees the accident before exchanging information.

What to Do In Case of an Accident?

In Case of an Accident, it's important to prioritize safety and take the following steps:

  • Ensure safety.- Check for injuries and call emergency services if needed. Move to a safe location if possible to avoid further risks, such as oncoming traffic.
  • Exchange information.- Exchange contact and insurance information with the other parties involved. Include names, phone numbers, addresses, insurance details, and vehicle information.
  • Report the accident to the police.- It's really helpful to have the police come to the scene after a car crash. They talk to each driver involved, asking how the accident happened and collecting insurance details from everyone. This process is like an "exchange of information" between the drivers, but official. The police officers also create a report about the accident, and this report can be really important when you file a compensation claim.
    Once the report is done, it’ll become available within 10 days. This report becomes a crucial piece of evidence in proving who's responsible for the crash. Insurance companies often ask for the police report number, and if there isn't one because the police didn't come to the scene, it might make it harder to get compensation. So, having that police report can make a big difference. And don’t worry, whatever you say to the police officer may not be used against you.
  • Seek medical attention.- Even if injuries seem minor, seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and documentation of medical treatment is important for insurance claims.
  • Notify your insurance company.- Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Provide them with the necessary information and follow their guidance on the claims process.
  • Do not admit fault.- Avoid admitting fault or making statements that could be interpreted as an admission of guilt. Stick to the facts when discussing the accident with the other parties and the authorities. In opposition to police declarations, whatever you say to the agent insurance can be used against you. In the upcoming days, you may receive phone calls from the at-fault driver’s insurance agent, but you ought to tell them that you cannot talk with them. You may give them our number, if we’re representing you, we’ll handle this.
  • Gather witness information.- If there are witnesses, obtain their contact information. Their statements may be valuable during insurance investigations or legal proceedings.

What Can Our Auto Accident Attorneys Get for You?

Our motor vehicle accident lawyers can provide several valuable services to help you navigate the legal complexities and seek compensation for damages after a car accident. Here are some things that our personal injury lawyers can do for you:

  • Legal advice and guidance.- Motor vehicle accident lawyers can provide you with legal advice tailored to your specific situation. We can explain your rights, discuss potential courses of action, and guide you through the legal process.
  • Investigation and evidence gathering.- Our team will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, collecting evidence such as witness statements, accident reports, and any available video footage. This evidence can be crucial in establishing liability.
  • Communication with insurance companies.- Car accident attorneys can handle communication with insurance companies on your behalf. They can negotiate with insurers to ensure you receive fair compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and other losses.
  • Determining liability.- Our team will work to establish who is at fault for the accident. They analyze the evidence, interview witnesses, and assess the circumstances to build a strong liability case.
  • Calculating damages.- Motor vehicle accident attorneys can help calculate the full extent of your damages, including medical costs, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. They aim to ensure you are appropriately compensated for all losses.
  • Negotiating settlements.- Car wreck injury attorneys are skilled negotiators who can advocate for your interests during settlement discussions. They work to achieve a fair settlement with the at-fault party's insurance company.
  • Filing lawsuits and representing you in court.- If a fair settlement cannot be reached, car wreck injury lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf. They will represent you in court, presenting your case and arguing for the compensation you deserve.

Besides, the compensation that car accident attorneys seek on your behalf can provide several benefits, helping you recover from the physical, emotional, and financial impact of the accident. Here are some key benefits of the compensation they seek:

Medical expenses coverage.- Compensation can cover your medical expenses, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and ongoing treatment for injuries sustained in the accident.

Lost wages and income.- If you had to miss work due to injuries from the accident, compensation can reimburse you for lost wages and any potential loss of future earning capacity.

Pain and suffering damages.- Compensation may include damages for pain, suffering, and emotional distress resulting from the accident and its aftermath.

Peace of mind.- Knowing that you have received fair compensation for your losses provides a sense of justice and helps you move forward with your life after the accident.

How Much Do Vehicle Crash Lawyers Cost?

We understand that many law firms in the United States often require an upfront payment to start working. However, when it comes to our team of car wreck injury lawyers from In Case of Accident, we don't operate that way.

That's because our legal firm typically operates under something called contingency fees for injury cases. So, what exactly are contingency fees? Well, it's a deal we make with you – we handle your case using our resources, and if we win, we only take a small percentage of the final compensation. In other words, if we don't win your injury case, you don't pay us. This way, we make sure you don't have to directly pay us out of your pocket.

It's our way of making legal help accessible and ensuring that you only pay us if we successfully get you the compensation you deserve for your injury case.


Where to Get Personal Injury Lawyers for Car Accidents?

If you've been in an accident and need help, there's an expert injury lawyer near you at In Case of Accident.

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Our team of car accident lawyers has over 20 years of experience and we are ready to help you out. Don't wait – reach out to us if you or a family member has been in an accident and needs our help to pursue compensation. We're here for you 24/7. Call us now and book your free and confidential consultation. We're here to support you during this challenging time, and that’s why we are los abogados raza para la raza!