If you were injured in any type of accident, you may be incurring medical expenses and losing wages due to being unable to work because of your injuries. You may wonder if you have a legal case and wonder what to do next. At Springer & Lyle, we answer some frequently asked questions about personal injury claims. Frequently Asked Questions How do I know if I have a case? Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation where they will review the circumstances of your accident, explain to you the law, and advise you whether you have a case and what the chances are for … [Read more...]
Hit and Run Car Accidents
Being injured in a car accident is traumatic. Being injured by a hit and run driver compounds the stress. As you are accumulating medical bills and losing wages, you likely have no idea how you will pay for your expenses. At Springer & Lyle, we know what to do. We have experience helping clients who have been in car accidents by hit and run drivers and can help you understand your rights. First, if you have health insurance, make sure you provide that information to all of your health care providers. Hit and Run Drivers and Car Insurance A comprehensive … [Read more...]
Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney
Many lawyers hold themselves out as personal injury attorneys, but what are the top 5 things to look for in hiring a personal injury lawyer? You’ll find all of those qualities here at Springer & Lyle. Here’s what we have that other "personal injury lawyers" don’t. Experience You want somebody who focuses his or her practice on personal injury law and is respected by judges, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys. Personal injury is a highly complex branch of the law. A medical malpractice case is much different from an 18-wheeler case, workers’ … [Read more...]
Should I Seek Medical Treatment After a Moderate Accident?
If you are involved in a moderate car accident, you may think you are not hurt. You resist getting checked out medically and may even say, “I’m okay.” At our law firm, Springer & Lyle, we often see people who thought the same thing. They refused medical treatment immediately after what seemed like a relatively minor accident even thought their car had some fairly significant property damage. The next day, or a few days later, they begin having aches and pains likely caused by injuries suffered in the car accident. Then, they seek medical care only to discover … [Read more...]
Road Construction and Car Accidents
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that in 2017, there were 27,148 road construction accidents across the state of Texas. It has been reported that more than three people every single day are seriously injured. Many more suffer from less debilitating injuries. Every week, four people are killed in work zone crashes. At Springer & Lyle, we are known for our zealous representation of those who have been seriously injured, or whose loved ones have been killed as the result of a work zone crash. Who is Liable for a Car Accident that Occurs in a … [Read more...]
In Texas, What Do I Need To Know Before Filing A Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim covers many different types of injuries: slip and fall accidents involving premises liability law, motor vehicle crashes, dog bites, medical malpractice, product liability, and any time you suffer an injury that was the fault of another person or company. Before you file a personal injury claim, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle. We can evaluate the facts of your case and provide you what you need to know before filing a personal injury claim. Some specific areas you need to be … [Read more...]
How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
You may be suffering with medical bills, lost wages, and an uncertain future after being injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another. You know you need legal help, but not sure how to choose a personal injury attorney. Our attorneys at Springer & Lyle understand your confusion. We also understand that the attorneys who advertise the most just may not be the ones that will provide you the knowledge, experience, time and individual attention your case deserves. Here are just a few things you can do to help you choose the right attorney for you. Suggestions for Choosing a … [Read more...]
What to Do If You Have Been Involved in an Accident with a Truck
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Texas rates second as the most dangerous state for trucking accident fatalities. Only California has more. Our attorneys at Springer & Lyle know how great the risk is of you getting seriously injured if you are hit by an 80,000-pound fully-loaded cargo truck when you are driving a 5,000-pound automobile. In 2016, the most recent year for which there are statistics, 584 people were killed in Texas in trucking accidents. Many more were injured, some so severely their lives were changed forever. Major Causes of … [Read more...]
Who Pays for a Personal Injury Case?
When you file a personal injury claim, you’re expecting compensation for what you’ve lost. It could be a financial loss, loss of time, or a loss of quality of life due to injuries or mental anguish. Your primary focus is trying to be made whole. Springer & Lyle has first-hand experience with these types of claims and the breakdown of who pays for a personal injury case. Medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering are some types of compensation you can receive but there are also costs associated with a personal injury case. The most common expenses for personal injury claims are … [Read more...]
Mistakes To Avoid If You Have Been In A Car Accident
You most likely know that when you have a car accident, you do need to share with the other driver or drivers who were involved, and the police if they are called to the scene of the accident,information about how to contact you and the name of your insurance company. Other than that, there are mistakes you need to avoid if you have been in a car accident. Personal injury lawyers at Springer & Lyle offer these few suggestions. It’s probably best not to say, “It was my fault,” especially if your still a bit confused and trying to figure out what just happened. Fault cannot be determined … [Read more...]