Your Central Texas Law Firm

Killeen, Texas, Car Accident Attorneys

Car accidents can range from simple fender benders to catastrophic collisions that, unfortunately, result in fatalities. Innocent victims involved in car crashes have the unfortunate task of dealing with the insurance company and getting medical treatment for injuries.

When you work with the team at Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P. in Killeen, you have a strong advocate on your side.

Our law firm has years of experience representing accident victims. We are focused on providing our clients with the high-level representation that they deserve. We will take time to listen to your side of the story and will provide personalized attention at all times.

Our attorneys have been successful in recovering compensation for those who have been injured in car wrecks, as well as motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents and more.

Car Accident Injuries

From our office in Killeen, we represent people throughout Texas who have suffered injuries as the result of car accidents such as:

  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Neck injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

We also represent people who have lost a loved one in motor vehicle accidents caused by another person’s negligent behavior, gross negligence or reckless conduct. We sue drunk drivers who have caused serious accidents and injuries.

Answers To Your Frequently Asked Car Accident Questions

You may have a lot on your mind after a crash. Here are some of the questions we hear the most:

How do I determine who is at fault after a car accident?

To determine fault, a few things you’ll want to look at include:

  • Witness statements
  • Traffic camera footage (if applicable or available)
  • Police reports
  • Pictures from the crash scene

We can help you gather all the necessary evidence for a strong case. Talk with one of our attorneys today by calling 254-781-4193.

Why seek medical attention even though you’re not severely injured?

After a crash, some injuries can be more visible and apparent than others. You may notice a large wound or a broken bone right away. However, some injuries aren’t immediately noticeable. For example, the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may show up days, weeks or even months after a crash and hit you when you least expect it. That’s why seeking immediate medical care can help you or a loved one quickly identify and find the appropriate treatment.

Can I file a claim if I was a passenger in the at-fault driver’s car?

In most cases, you can file an injury claim if you were a passenger in the at-fault driver’s car. However, this can depend on many complicated factors, considering Texas is an at-fault state. Once we learn more about your story, we can give you a better understanding of what your options are for seeking compensation.

How does the process differ for filing a claim for a hit-and-run accident?

This can depend on whether the other driver has insurance. Texas law requires insurance policies to carry hit-and-run coverage. However, you typically need to have uninsured motorist coverage on your policy in Texas to cover hit-and-run accidents by an uninsured driver.

Regardless of your insurance policy, we can help you determine the next best steps in your hit-and-run accident.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a car accident in Texas?

In most cases, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions. We can help you determine the appropriate timeline for a lawsuit after an accident. It is crucial to make your claim as soon as possible so that we can help you achieve a favorable outcome.

What happens if the other driver fled the scene of the accident?

When another driver does not stop after an accident, it can be upsetting and frustrating. While making a legal claim can be more challenging, it is still possible to pursue action against a driver who flees the scene. When you are in a hit-and-run situation, it is essential to get as much information as possible, including license plate number, make and model of the vehicle and any identifying details about the car or driver. You should also contact the police immediately to file a police report.

What are my legal options after losing a loved one in a car accident?

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This type of lawsuit seeks compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral expenses and loss of companionship.

What happens if the other driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs?

In addition to the options available in a typical car accident claim, if the other driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be able to pursue a dram shop liability claim. This type of claim holds the establishment that served alcohol to the driver responsible for any damages caused by the driver’s impaired state.

What if I can’t work after the car accident?

Dealing with an injury after an accident is challenging, especially when your injury keeps you from being able to work. If you are unable to work after an accident, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. These benefits can provide financial support if you cannot work due to a disability or medical condition.

What are my legal options if I have been injured in an Uber/Lyft/rideshare accident?

When you are facing an injury after a rideshare accident, you may need to pursue action against the driver or the rideshare company, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Like other car accidents, you should gather as much information as possible from those at the scene, including making a police report. We can help you determine what course of action you should take after a rideshare accident.

Get A Lawyer On Your Side

It is important to have a lawyer advocating for your interests in a personal injury claim. The insurance company will contact you soon after the accident and attempt to get you to accept its offer. The offer the company makes will likely be less than what you are owed. Our Killeen car accident attorneys know how to negotiate with the insurance company and evaluate a claim to know what the full amount of compensation that you should be receiving is.

Schedule A Free Consultation Today

Please contact our experienced team to schedule an initial consultation. We offer free consultations for all personal injury matters. Call our office in Killeen at 254-727-7235 or contact our firm online.

We are happy to schedule consultations at your home, hospital or any other location if your injuries prevent you from visiting our office. Personal injury claims are handled on a contingency fee (no win, no fee) basis. Hablamos español.