The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) research and reports indicate that “physical, cognitive, and visual abilities may decline with advancing age for some people.” These age-related factors may affect an elderly driver’s ability to meet many of the demands and challenges of driving, like making safe left turns and lane changes and merging into traffic. Elderly drivers may also be more likely to take medications that potentially interfere with their driving ability.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident caused by an elderly driver, an Odessa elderly driver accident lawyer may be able to help you navigate the process of filing a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. Our law firm has helped many people who have been injured in car accidents and the family members of car accident fatalities. Our goal is to ensure you do not add financial damage to the physical and property damage of the accident.
When you are ready to seek financial compensation for an accident caused by an elderly driver, contact the personal injury team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling
(877) 239-4878 today. Call in the Strong Arm to find out how we may be able to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
A Personal Injury Lawyer May Be Able to Help You Recover from Your Accident
If you were injured in a car accident or have lost a loved one in an accident, you may have the basis of a personal injury or wrongful death insurance claim or lawsuit. When you hire a personal injury lawyer in your area to help you navigate the personal injury process, you may reap several benefits and advantages. When a member of our team represents you, we may:
- Carefully read and review your crash report
- Read, review, and calculate your medical bills
- Locate and interview witnesses to the accident
- Negotiate a favorable financial settlement
- Comply with Texas’ statute of limitations
You do not have to fight for financial compensation on your own. Our team will aim to help you prove the required legal elements of your personal injury claim, assign financial liability to the at-fault driver, and accurately value your claim. With eight office locations, our goal is to provide you with responsive legal care that helps you collect the financial compensation you are due.
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Calculate the Full Financial Impact of Your Injuries
When you are involved in an accident with an elderly driver, you may be entitled to full financial compensation from the driver or from the insurance company that represents them. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §41.001, you may request compensation for the following economic and non-economic recoverable damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future lost income
- Property repair or replacement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability and disfigurement
- Mental and emotional distress
- Funeral and burial expenses, if applicable
Review the full financial impact of the accident with a member of our team and share any receipts, bills, and estimates that help prove the cost of your injuries. An Odessa elderly driver accident lawyer may be able to help you assign an accurate monetary value to your compensation claim and aim to ensure you receive the financial award you are entitled to. We may also ensure your claim is filed on time.
Avoid the Risk of Running Out of Time
When you are injured in a car accident, physical recovery can take long periods of time. While you focus on your physical recovery, your personal injury lawsuit does not wait. In Odessa, the time you have to collect compensation for your car accident is determined by the Texas statute of limitations.
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file your compensation claim. The clock starts ticking the day the accident occurs. If the allotted time expires:
- You may not be allowed to file your lawsuit at all
- The at-fault driver may not be legally compelled to compensate you
- You may be forced to carry the full financial impact of the accident
The sooner you contact our personal injury team, the more time we have to ensure your claim is filed on time. Our goal is to make sure you do not end up paying out of your own pocket for an accident you did not cause simply because the allotted time ran out. When you are ready to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver, contact a member of the personal injury team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling (877) 239-4878 today.
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We May Negotiate a Financial Settlement on Your Behalf
Like most personal injury claims, yours is more likely to be resolved with a financial settlement than by a court trial. Because you, not your lawyer, decide whether to accept or decline a settlement offer, you should be aware that a settlement agreement is final and you cannot request additional compensation after accepting a settlement offer even if you uncover additional expenses.
Your lawyer will work with you to assign an accurate value to your claim and with the at-fault driver to negotiate a favorable settlement. The goals of a financial settlement are to avoid a lengthy court trial, to resolve your claim in a timely fashion, and to ensure you receive a favorable settlement that fully covers the financial expenses and losses of the accident.
Get the Financial Recovery You Deserve
If you or a family member was injured in a car accident caused by an elderly driver, or if a family member was a car accident fatality, you may have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. A member of our client intake team can help you explore your legal options and learn more about how an Odessa elderly driver accident lawyer may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact the personal injury team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling (877) 239-4878 to start building your compensation claim today.