If you were involved in an animal crossing the street accident in El Paso, you might have a variety of damages and injuries. For instance, if you struck a larger animal, such as deer, you may have experienced severe property damage to your vehicle. Furthermore, you may have also experienced injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or whiplash.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) stated that an average of 26,000 injuries occurs every year in the United States due to car accidents involving animals. Also, 10 percent of accidents involving animals lead to injuries. The FHWA also found that more than one million motor vehicle accidents occur annually involving animals in the road, resulting in nearly 200 fatalities each year.
If you were injured in a collision in El Paso with an animal, an El Paso animal crossing the street accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins may help you pursue compensation to recover your financial damages. In the event that it is not clear if negligence or a liable party might have been responsible for your animal crossing the street accident, Loncar Lyon Jenkins may still handle negotiations on your behalf with an insurance company to help you secure compensation.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins at 877-239-4878 to begin a free case review and learn more about your legal options.
We Can Negotiate a Settlement with Your Insurance Company
Loncar Lyon Jenkins can negotiate with your insurance company on your behalf to seek compensation for your damages or losses you experienced due to the accident. In some instances, a negligent animal owner might be responsible for your accident. If so, we can still negotiate with their insurance company to fight for compensation to recover your losses.
Following a car accident with an animal, you or a loved one may experience the following damages:
- Future medical costs
- Current medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future missed earnings
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
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Before we negotiate with the insurance company, we may monetize your damages and use that value as the basis for your compensation demands. Our legal team can look over your economic damages and noneconomic damages to reach this value. Economic damages can be easily measured by receipts and financial statements, whereas noneconomic damages, like pain and suffering, do not have a monetary value and may follow a separate formula when being calculated into your total losses.
To calculate the total extent of your damages, your lawyer may ask for you and your family to obtain information that proves you suffered real damages, such as medical documentation or property damage bills. In the event that a fair settlement cannot be reached out of court with an insurance company or the negligent animal owner, your lawyer can help you file a lawsuit in court to pursue compensation.
We Can Help You File an Animal Bite Injury Claim on Time
When filing a lawsuit for personal injury claims in Texas, you must do so within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims regulates the amount of time a claimant has to legally file a lawsuit following an accident that led to bodily harm.
Under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, Texans generally have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit from the date of their accident. If the plaintiff fails to submit their claim within the statutory deadline, their case may be dismissed, and their legal recourse rights will be forfeited.
However, there are exceptions to the two-year time limit. One exception deals with minors under the age of 18 and plaintiffs who are “under a legal disability,” according to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.001. Once a plaintiff turns 18, the two-year time limit to file a claim will go into effect.
Another exception is outlined in the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.063, which states that if a defendant leaves Texas after the underlying accident and before the time limit has been reached to file, the plaintiff will be granted additional time while the defendant is out of the state.
If you suspect negligence caused your recent accident in El Paso with an animal, consider hiring an El Paso animal crossing the street accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins. You can get a free case review by calling our law firm at 877-239-4878.
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You May Need to Prove Negligence Occurred in Your Animal Crossing Accident
In some instances, an investigation into your animal crossing the street accident may uncover that the cause of the accident was from a negligent animal owner. If this did happen, you may have to prove that the defendant was negligent during a personal injury settlement or lawsuit.
There are four elements of negligence that need to be proven during the claims process. These four elements of negligence are:
- A legal duty of care was owed to the plaintiff from the defendant
- Proof that the defendant breached that duty of care
- Damages or injuries the plaintiff has suffered from the animal crossing accident
- Evidence proving the defendant’s breach caused the plaintiff’s damages
Begin a Free Case Review with Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today
If you were injured recently in El Paso following a motor vehicle accident with an animal, Loncar Lyon Jenkins may help you pursue compensation from your insurance company or a negligent party.
To learn more about how an El Paso animal crossing the street accident lawyer can help your case, call our legal team at 877-239-4878.