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Car Insurance Adjusters: What They Do & How To Talk To Them

Were you injured in a Texas car accident? Are you filing an insurance claim in an attempt to collect compensation for your injuries and other damages? The first call you’ll make is to your insurance agent. This person will gather the necessary information, start the claims process, and act as a general point of contact in the future. Sooner rather than later, a car insurance adjuster for the at-fault party will get involved. Also known as a claims adjuster, the

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Are Hit And Run Accidents Covered By Insurance In Texas?

If you’re involved in a car accident, it’s your hope that the other party stops their vehicle and remains on the scene to exchange information and speak with the police. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Hit and run accidents remain a major problem in Texas, with people fleeing the scene for reasons such as: They are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and don’t want to go to jail; They were texting and driving (or engaging in some other

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two of the three types of distracted driving caused by grooming and cell phone use

Beyond Texting and Driving: The Many Types of Distracted Driving

We live in a world that constantly craves our attention. Online deals, social media feeds, and notifications on our phones seek to shift our focus in their direction, asking us to multi-task. But driving is one aspect of life that demands our concentration 100% of the time. The many types of distracted driving are a leading cause of car accidents across the U.S. and in Texas. When a driver focuses on something else other than driving, he/she can’t quickly react

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How to Show Accident Damage and Prove Who’s At Fault in an Accident Claim

Showing proof that someone caused your car accident damage and injuries is far more than he-said, she-said. If you’re preparing to file a car accident claim, simply pointing the finger won’t cut it. It takes several pieces of evidence to show accident damages and to prove who’s at fault.  If you don’t know what kind of evidence to include in your car accident claim, consult a skilled Corpus Christi car accident attorney at The Burkett Law Firm. We’re three generations

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Child in a car seat to prevent child accident injuries

Child Accident Injuries: When Is The Parent At Fault?

As a parent, it goes without saying that you do your best to keep your children safe and healthy at all times. Unfortunately, even if you’re in the right frame of mind, it’s possible that you could make a mistake that increases the risk of child accident injuries. When children are involved in a car accident, you’ll likely have additional questions, concerns, and stress. Don’t hesitate to call on the knowledge and compassion of the Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys

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Hospital lien bill after a car accident in Texas.

What Happens When I Get A Hospital Lien After A Car Accident?

You recently got into a car accident that was so bad you had to be rushed to the hospital. Even though you couldn’t provide any insurance information or payment, the hospital treated you – as Texas hospitals are legally required to do. Now, you’re dealing with medical bills and hospital debt and you don’t know what to do. The truth is you’re not alone. According to, hospital costs in the United States are an average of $3,949 per day

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Corpus Christi car mechanic performing work that may contribute to a car accident.

Holding A Repair Shop Or Auto Mechanic Liable For A Car Accident

When you visit a repair shop or auto mechanic, you expect them to provide a high level of service. And of course, you also expect that they’ll make decisions and repairs with your safety and well-being in mind. But here’s the problem: Even if you have a recommendation from someone you trust, there’s no way of knowing if a repair shop or mechanic will do what they say. In fact, they could make a simple mistake that puts you at

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Injured car accident victim suffering from whiplash

Whiplash Caused By A Car Accident – Is This Your Only Injury?

  According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 12,186 serious injury crashes in 2018 with 14,937 people sustaining a serious injury. While these injuries take on many forms, those associated with the neck and back are typically among the most common. Whiplash is a common, yet serious, injury that often results from a car accident. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines whiplash as follows: Whiplash-a soft tissue injury to the neck-is also called neck sprain

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What Happens to Your Personal Possessions After a Car Accident in Corpus Christi?

Immediately after a car accident in Corpus Christi, your mind is occupied with your safety and healing, especially if you have injuries. Your next reaction is the thought of your personal possessions like your phone, purse, personal electronic devices, and any other expensive or sentimental value items. When you’re involved in a serious car wreck where you sustained injuries, do you know what happens to your personal possessions? Here’s how to quickly claim the items that are rightfully yours. Your

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Confused Corpus Christi car accident victim in need of a car accident checklist.

A Checklist For What To Do After A Car Accident

You’re taking a risk every time you get behind the wheel of your car. Even if you’re the safest driver on the road, you could still find yourself managing the aftermath of an accident. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 256,338 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019. And that doesn’t even take into account the thousands of people who were killed on the state’s roadways. It’s imperative to take the right steps after a car

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