According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, over 2.5 million people are injured and over 40,000 killed each year on our nation’s roadways. Sadly, Texas accounts for almost ten percent of the nation’s fatalities from auto accidents and car wrecks.
Don’t Let An Innocent Mistake Ruin Your Accident Claim
Know about your rights and the stages of an injury claim.
We are tired of seeing car wreck victims being taken advantage of by insurance companies, medical providers, and other lawyers. That’s why we’re doing what we can to help you avoid those problems.
First, we’ve written our FREE book HOLDING WRONGDOERS ACCOUNTABLE: Avoiding Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Accident Claim. We want you to have this information even if you don’t intend to hire a lawyer (and the book even discusses when you might be better off without a lawyer) or if you have already hired another lawyer. So if you or a friend or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck, please order a copy of this book.
Second, we’ve provided a lot of helpful information on this website. For example, our car wreck video series answers a number of typical questions that arise in car wreck cases. Take a few minutes to watch those. We also have tips on resolving your property damage claims, information on personal injury protection and uninsured motorist coverage, tips for being a good client to help handle the claim, and information on the general steps in a personal injury claim.
We would love the opportunity to help you
At Perlmutter & Schuelke, PLLC we have successfully represented numerous individuals in auto accident claims. Unlike many attorneys who handle a high volume of car wrecks in a “mill” practice, we strive to represent only a few individuals and provide them the best service possible. And we also strive to stay on top of the law. Car wreck litigation features a number of surprising complications, and you want an attorney that knows, for instance, the latest arguments in the “paid and incurred” fight, what arguments best support extra-contractual damages in uninsured/underinsured motorist litigation, and what arguments can best be used to minimize any subrogration liens out there.
To find out more about the process, please call us for a consultation (512-476-4944) or fill out the “Quick Case Inquiry” form on this site. Otherwise, to help you understand this process, we have included links to several pieces of information.
The information provided on this website by Perlmutter & Schuelke , PLLC, in Austin, Texas is intended as a public service and to give you an idea of some of the issues you may encounter. This information is by no means complete, is designed to apply only in the State of Texas, and does not replace the advice of an attorney. Before taking action or relying upon any information provided in this website, you are advised to talk to an attorney. Perlmutter & Schuelke, PLLC, is not establishing an attorney-client relationship through this information or their website.
For more information on auto accidents, check out our additional pages:
- A big rig hit me, and police are citing the trucker and saying it was his fault. What are my rights?
- Am I required to notify my insurance company of the fact that I was involved in an accident?
- Am I supposed to call the police if I have been involved in a car accident?
- Am I supposed to talk to the police when they arrive on the scene of an accident, or do I have to call an attorney first?
- An insurance adjuster for the other driver called me and wants a recorded statement? Should I go ahead and provide them with one?
- An insurance agent for the at-fault driver called me the other day and wanted to ask a bunch of questions. Is it okay to talk to the agent?
- Auto Accidents & Text Messaging
- Do I need to call the other driver’s insurance company and inform them of the accident?
- Do I need to hire an attorney right after the accident, or can I wait until later and I have spoken to the insurance company?
- Doctors at the hospital where I was taken after my accident said I needed treatment for my injuries. I not have health insurance or insurance of any kind. What do I do?
- How do I even know if I have a successful accident claim?
- How much money can I expect in a settlement offer?
- I cannot pay the medical bills as a result of the accident I was in. What am I supposed to do?
- I felt fine after my car accident and refused medical treatment. Several days later I began experiencing pain in my neck and back. What do I do now?
- I have been involved in a collision. Is there anything I can do to protect or preserve the evidence?
- I immediately notified my insurance company about an accident that I was involved in. What else am I supposed to do?
- I really need to get on with my life after my accident. How long does it take for accident claim to be settled or go to court?
- I rear-ended another car, but my SUV was pushed into the one in front of me by another vehicle. Am I considered to be the at-fault driver in this case?
- I was hit by another driver ramming into my vehicle after hitting a pothole. Who is responsible for an accident like that?
- I was in a car accident and got really lucky. There was hardly any damage to the vehicle. However, I did sustain injuries. Does lack of vehicle damage affect any claim I may have?
- I was in an accident that broke my pelvis in several places and need more than one operation to be able to walk again. My husband was the driver and he was at fault for the accident. Can I sue him?
- I was involved in a bad accident that sent several people to the hospital. The crash was my fault. Am I entitled to any compensation?
- I was involved in a car accident and broke my leg and several ribs and need surgery. Do I need an attorney to help me get compensation for my medical bills?
- I was involved in a fairly serious car accident. What compensation may I receive from the at-fault driver?
- I was rear-ended and the other driver said it was my fault. How is that possible since he ran into me?
- I was the victim of a driver who fled the scene of the accident. The police have no idea who the individual was. May I claim compensation?
- It looks like the damages from my car accident are greater than the insurance coverage of the at-fault driver. What do I do in a situation like that? Can I still collect damages?
- My insurance company is offering me a settlement as the result of an accident I was involved in. Should I take it?
- Personal Injury Protection and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
- Property Damage Video FAQs
- Resolving Your Property Damage Claim
- Texting While Driving
- The accident I was in was deemed to be the other drivers’ fault. Does his insurance company have to make me a fair offer in compensation?
- The driver who hit me may not have insurance or not have enough insurance. What do I do?
- The offer the insurance company is presenting to me seems reasonable. Do I need to speak to an attorney?
- The other driver involved in my accident said his insurance company would probably call me. Am I supposed to talk to them?
- What do I need to do if I am ever involved in a car accident? Can I leave the scene?
- What is the seat belt law in Texas for adults and children?
- Who Needs PIP and UM/UIM Coverage?