If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of an automobile or car accident, you have certain rights for the compensation for your injuries and medical expenses. Please see the article included here on the right side of this page for helpful tips and suggestions on what to do after you have been involved in an auto accident.
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As a general matter, the State of Texas is a “no-fault” State, which means that regardless of who caused the accident, there are State insurance requirements in effect to ensure that your minimum medical costs and expenses are paid. These insurance requirements are known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) which every licensed driver is required to carry and is used to pay for your own reasonably and necessary medical expenses.
With the rising cost of medical treatment, it is not hard to imagine that this minimum insurance requirement is hardly adequate to compensate you for all of your personal injuries or medical expenses. More troubling is the fact that many drivers still refuse to care this minimum requirement even though it is required by law. Additionally, Personal Injury Protection is intended to be used only for medical expenses and costs, and not the effects of your injuries, namely pain, suffering, disfigurement, scarring, or lost wages and earning capacity.
To recover damages for the foregoing, a medical doctor must conclude that your injuries are permanent and have impaired you in whole or in part. Thereafter, you must seek relief against the negligent party to pay you for your personal injuries in addition to all other costs including any excess medical expenses beyond those paid by your Personal Injury Protection insurance as well as any property damage that you may have suffered to your vehicle.
In order to prevail in your personal injury case, you must be able to prove that the other party was the proximate cause of your personal injury and the accident in question. To maximize your recovery, all contributing sources for the accident must be examined as well as the applicable insurance coverage available to you including your own insurance and uninsured motorist insurance coverage if you should have the same.
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