If you have been injured in a car accident in the state of Texas and would like legal representation to recovery the maximum amount for your injuries contact the Mario Madrid Law Firm today at 713-877-9400.
Houston, Texas is consistently on the list of the top 5 most congested cities in the United States when it comes to traffic. Recent studies have shown Houston drivers have to deal with more traffic than any other city except San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Every single day, there are numerous vehicular accidents on Interstates, highways, roads and streets in the City of Houston and surrounding areas.
If you have been injured in a car accident in the state of Texas and would like to better understand how you can receive the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of income, medical bills and damages contact our law firm today. We have experienced lawyers, paralegals, private investigators and accident reconstructionists that will help build your case.
Unfortunately, many drivers and passengers that are injured in car accidents accept the first settlement amount offered by a car or auto insurance company. Remember that car insurance companies are in business to make money therefore they are not going to immediately offer the maximum amount to cover your costs and pain. With this in mind, it is best to hire a legal representative that can assist you in getting the proper amount to cover all the unexpected costs of recovering, physically and emotionally, from an automobile accident.
Will Insurance Cover All My Medical Bills?
The only way to know if your health insurance will cover all your medical bills is to contact them and give them specific details. Unfortunately, most healthcare coverage plans vary so much
One of the largest expenses after a car accident is the cost of medical bills. An ambulance ride in Houston, Texas has a $1,000 base rate with an additional $13 per mile fee. If you are taking the ambulance across the entire city you could pay close to $1500 for an emergency trip that saves your life. There are many health and/or insurance companies that will cover this cost but not all of them do.
There are also passengers and pedestrians that may not have car or health insurance at all. These individuals cannot be turned away, but they may suffer the build costs of their medical bills for years to come.
As an experienced Houston car accident lawyer, Mario Madrid will help receive the proper settlement check that will cover all of your medical bills including your ambulance ride. Note that the ambulance ride may be the least expensive of all the your bills. A trip to the emergency room has cost some victims tens of thousands of dollars.
It is safe to say that the majority of Houston, Texas residents don’t have an extra $25,000 sitting around to pay for medical bills that were caused by a negligent driver.
How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth?
This is the most commonly asked question any personal injury lawyer gets. How much is my case worth and what will the settlement check be? Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to answer this question without specifics and details about your car accident. We will need to know the extent of the accident and injuries, the cost of your medical bills, the possibility of future therapy or medical assistance, the amount of income you are unable to obtain and many more numbers.
Fortunately, we can help you calculate these numbers to receive the maximum amount in compensation. In fact, we have a car accident case calculator that allows us to seek the proper amount from car insurance companies. Call us today at 713-877-9400 to get a better understanding of how much your car accident case is worth.
Houston Police Department (HPD) Crashes
Although most people consider police officers some of the more aware and safe drivers on the road, it does not mean they do not get into accidents due to their own negligence. Remember, almost all police officers have a laptop or some type of computer on while they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. Almost all Houston Police Officers are aware that they should not be utilizing this technology while driving but some may disregard the safety of others and use their laptop while driving.
If you have been injured in a vehicular accident caused by a police office please contact the Mario Madrid Law Firm. We have experience helping you receive the proper compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, loss of future income and damages.
Is Snapchat Causing Car Accidents Amongst Teens and Students?
Snapchat has become one of the most popular social media apps for teens and college students. Drivers that have just gotten their license likely spend a significant amount of time on Snapchat. Unfortunately, some new drivers feel as if they need to use this app while they are behind the wheel of their brand new vehicle. Not only is this illegal, it is extremely hazardous to those in the vehicle and other drivers on the road.
Snapchat also encourages engagement by adding filters to the screen. One of the filters is a speed filter. This filter “proudly” displays the speed at which an individual is moving while they take a video or picture. While Snapchat has recently added a “please don’t Snap and drive” text to the bottom of the filter, it still encourages users to go as fast as possible to share the filter with their friends.
We can only hope the Snapchat speed filter is removed from the app. There have been a number of Snapchat car accidents that have been caused because users were trying to film Snapchat stories going at a high rate of speed. If you have been injured in an accident because another driver was on Snapchat feel free to contact the Mario Madrid Law Firm today.
In the month of October 2016 a Texas A&M student was in a vehicular accident in which she collided with a patrol car while Snapchatting her boyfriend. It seems each and every week we hear of another Snapchat car accident that ends up causing a major injury. Hopefully, this behavior adjusts quickly.