If you were involved in an accident with a Lubbock elderly driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages you have incurred from the accident. A Lubbock elderly driver accident lawyer may be able to assist you in determining the types of compensation for which you may be able to file a claim. Among the financial damages you may be entitled to receive are medical expenses, awards for pain and suffering, damages to your vehicle, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses, among others.
An attorney may be able to offer insight into the specifics of your case and whether or not it is possible to hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries and financial losses. All of our cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis, ensuring our clients pay nothing upfront or out of pocket for our services until a settlement is reached. Contact the professional team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 877-239-4878 for a free case review and to learn more about the potential of your case.
Holding Elderly Drivers Accountable
Many people are unsure of the intricacies regarding filing a claim after a car accident. For this reason, it may be advisable to seek the advice of a legal professional after an accident, especially if you have been injured. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we understand the various complexities of laws regarding elderly drivers and accidents caused by them. A Lubbock elderly driver accident attorney from our team may be able to represent you and pursue a claim on your behalf if you have been in an accident with an elderly driver.
While elderly drivers are generally considered safer drivers than certain younger demographics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states drivers over the age of 75 have a higher incidence of crashes causing death than their middle-aged counterparts (between the ages of 35-54). If your accident was caused by an elderly driver, negligence may play a factor in the crash. An attorney from our team can assist you throughout the process of filing a claim, and if it becomes necessary, pursue a lawsuit on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Further Information Regarding Elderly Drivers
Elderly drivers are known to be a risky group of drivers. While there is a fine line in determining when someone is no longer capable of driving safely, a variety of medical conditions associated with age can play into a person’s ability to drive in a safe and responsible manner. An attorney may build a case based on the driver’s negligence and may take into consideration aspects of increased risk of the driver. Some of these include:
- Reduced mental acuity as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
- Mobility hindrances, such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or muscle weakness
- Vision issues from glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, or macular degeneration caused by age
- Use of medication that may have impaired their driving ability
Injuries from car accidents can result in crippling medical expenses, depending on their severity. Even minor injuries can bring on thousands of dollars in treatment, while extensive injuries may require long-term treatment and care of the injury. In this regard, it is important to speak to a legal professional as soon as possible after your accident to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. A Lubbock elderly driver accident lawyer from the team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to fight for your rights after an accident with an elderly driver. Contact us today at 877-239-4878 to speak to a member of our team.
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Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Fight for Your Right to Compensation After an Accident
The period of time after an accident, especially if it resulted in injuries, is often a whirlwind of appointments, doctor visits, and physical recovery. It can be stressful, exhausting, and confusing, especially if you are pursuing compensation from the responsible party. When you work with Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we aim to take the hassle and stress off your shoulders to ensure your time is spent focused on your recovery. We may handle the communications with the insurance companies, other lawyers, and any other parties necessary. We may take care of the paperwork and all legal details to make the process as smooth and comfortable as possible for you. With our representation also comes the assurance that we will meet all deadlines, to ensure your case is managed as thoroughly and professionally as possible.
Overall, ensuring a fair settlement is our goal for every client, and we seek to build strong cases that result in holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions or negligence. It is our aim to secure rightful compensation for our clients to ensure all of their medical expenses are handled, time lost from work and lost wages are compensated, and other expenses, such as mental anguish and pain and suffering, are covered as well.
Act Quickly Before Time Runs Out to File Your Claim
After a vehicle accident that resulted in injuries, time can be a blur. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is just two years, per the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 and it is essential to file within this period. Two years can pass by quickly, and if you are not diligent about this deadline, you may miss your chance to collect compensation for your injuries. Therefore, it is imperative that you keep this in mind. Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins for a free review of your case as soon as possible after an accident to begin the process of filing your claim.
Discuss Your Case With a Legal Professional Today
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident caused by an elderly individual, a Lubbock elderly driver accident lawyer from the legal team of Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to help you file a claim. We will fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve. We offer a free consultation, and when you work with us, you pay nothing until we win. Discuss your case with a legal professional from our team; contact us at 877-239-4878 today.