Auto Accidents

Because of the significant amount of commercial and industrial business that moves within and through the state, automobile and especially trucking accidents frequently occur in Texas. When a large commercial truck, such as an 80,000 pound 18-wheeler, collides with a normal passenger vehicle, devastating injuries and even deaths may occur. Subsequent medical bills, lost wages, and costs of permanent disability can be extremely high. Boon Calk Echols Coleman & Goolsby, PLLC has the knowledge to handle cases of car or truck personal injury in Carthage, Marshall, Longview, Tyler, Upshur County, Rusk County, and all of East Texas.

Auto Accident FAQs

As a resource for those seeking information about personal injury in Longview and wrongful death claims in Texas, the firm provides the following answers to frequently asked questions:

I was injured in car accident.  Do I need a lawyer?

If you have suffered a catastrophic personal injury due to an auto collision or other accident, it is critical to obtain representation as early as possible in order to protect your rights and preserve all relevant evidence in your case.  Although you may be offered a settlement by the insurance company of the person at fault in the accident, these offers tend to be much lower than the true value of your claim.  Our experienced attorneys can help ensure that you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled, either by jury verdict or by settlement.

If I win my personal injury case, how much compensation will I get?

When an injury or death was caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, monetary damages may be available to compensate the victim.  Examples of possible recoverable damages include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  The amount of recovery is dependent upon the facts and circumstances of your particular case.  Consult with our experienced attorneys to determine how much compensation you may be entitled to.   We will fight to get you the best results that you deserve, either by jury verdict or through settlement.

Longview personal injuries involving uninsured motorists

In an automobile accident, the at-fault driver's insurance should pay for injuries or damages caused to the other party. Texas law requires that drivers obtain Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage at a minimum; however, this may not cover the full range of damages sustained. In addition, PIP can be waived by the policyholder, and many motorists remain uninsured despite laws against it. If you have been injured in an auto accident by an underinsured or uninsured at-fault driver, our attorneys can help you obtain the recovery to which you are entitled by law.