In an accident? Injured? Make the call to Vecchio Law: (972) 380 - 4444
We do personal injury law... and we do it well.
If you have been injured in a car accident, call us today. There are time limitations involved in filing a case, and you could lose the chance to get the compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a no-cost consultation with our experienced attorney, call us today at 972-380-4444, or contact us online. Se habla español.
Car accidents are the number-one cause of personal injury in the United States. Most people believe that by buying insurance, they don’t have to worry about finances after enduring a traumatic car accident. However, after suffering a car wreck, the insurance company will ask you to sign away your rights in exchange for a small amount of money. You may not even know the extent of your injuries so soon after an accident. That is why you need to speak with an experienced auto accident attorney right away.Joel M. Vecchio has dedicated his practice to helping Texans who have been injured in auto accidents. He can help get you the necessary funding for medical treatment, lost wages, and more. Do not sign any agreement with your insurance company without first speaking to Joel M. Vecchio, a Texas attorney dedicated to helping you.
COMPENSATING YOU FOR YOUR INJURIES & MEDICAL BILLS
Our law firm is focused exclusively on personal injury representation: in particular, vehicle accidents that have resulted in injury. For more than 15 years, we have focused our practice to fully understand the strategies and tactics necessary to collect the maximum compensation you deserve. We understand the unique needs and concerns of motor vehicle accident victims who have sustained serious injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Nerve damage
- Severe pain
- Emotional trauma
You should not have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. If you’re wondering what to do after a car accident, then make the call to Vecchio Law: (972) 380 - 4444.
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO MORE THAN YOU KNOW...
When people think about damages in a car accident case, it is only too easy to limit things to medical bill alone. In addition to any injuries that require medical treatment and hospitalization, you probably have property damage to your vehicle, lost income, and pain and suffering. You (or someone representing you, if you are seriously injured) need to speak to an attorney before making any comments to other parties or insurance companies. There are time limitations on filing your lawsuit, so it is crucial that you begin speaking to a licensed car accident attorney today. If you fail to file in time, you risk losing the ability to ever collect your damages.
Hit By an Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist?
Texas law requires every car on the road to be covered by liability insurance. Liability insurance pays for property damage and bodily injuries for the party that is not at fault in the accident. Texas sets the minimum coverage for bodily injuries at $30,000 per person and $60,000 per accident. This may seem like plenty of money to cover car wreck injuries. So why would you ever need uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist coverage?
Unfortunately, a great number of drivers in Plano and Collin County, Texas, elect to break the law by not carrying liability insurance. Most of these drivers do not carry insurance because they cannot afford it. If they can’t afford liability insurance, they are unlikely to have any assets to justify filing a lawsuit against them. If you are injured in a car wreck with an uninsured motorist, your only source of recovery may be uninsured motorist insurance. Uninsured motorist claims are filed with your own insurance company. You still have to prove your injuries and present a claim for damages. In the case of an uninsured motorist claim, you may also have to prove that the other driver was uninsured. This process can be much easier when you have an underinsured and uninsured motorist attorney.
We often think of car wrecks as causing minor, soft tissue injuries. However, people suffer devastating and debilitating injuries in car wrecks every day. It is not uncommon for the medical bills resulting from a car wreck to exceed the policy limit of the at-fault driver. In these cases, underinsured motorist coverage is supposed to kick in to cover the shortfall. You must collect the policy limit of the at-fault driver prior to collecting underinsured motorist benefits, and you must still prove your damages and present a claim for damages.
UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED CLAIMS VS. LIABILITY CLAIMS
When you are injured in a car wreck, and it was someone else’s fault, you have a claim against that person based on a theory of negligence. If the at-fault driver has liability insurance, you file a claim with his insurance company. If you are unable to resolve your claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, you file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. His insurance company then has a contractual duty to defend him against your lawsuit. When you are injured in a car wreck, and the other party does not have liability insurance or their insurance is insufficient to cover your damages, you have options. You can file a claim on your uninsured or underinsured motorist policy. Because these claims are filed with your own insurance company, they are governed by the terms of your policy.
Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. If your insurance company refuses to pay a valid claim, you can file a lawsuit against them for bad faith. Bad faith claims often allow additional damages against your insurance company. When faced with a properly documented claim and threatened with a bad faith lawsuit, most insurance companies will pay a reasonable claim. They are also much more likely to pay reasonably when you have an underinsured and uninsured motorist attorney on your side.
TEXAS INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
The State of Texas requires all Texas auto insurance companies providing auto insurance to offer uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. If you reject this coverage, you must do so in writing. Your insurance company will send you a form in the mail for you to sign and return. If you have not specifically rejected this coverage, you may be covered. We have represented many injured drivers on uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. If you were injured in a car wreck with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, and your insurance company has denied or delayed your claim, we can help.
Hit By a Drunk Driver?
Drinking and driving is one of the biggest causes of road-related deaths and injuries in the state. The victims of drunk or high drivers almost always suffer serious, life-changing injuries. Sadly, many insurance companies will still try to take advantage of those who are badly injured. An attorney will be able to act as a powerful legal advocate and assist you in navigating your insurance claim. Our office is ready to fight for justice on your behalf, offering personal attention, care, and respect during this difficult time.
WHY YOU NEED A LAWYER IF YOU HAVE BEEN HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER
In most accidents involving drunk drivers, there are substantial insurance problems. The irresponsible drunk driver either lacks enough coverage or has no automobile insurance whatsoever. That leaves the injured parties high and dry, with minimal financial recourse. However, an expert attorney can use other tactics and avenues of recovery on your behalf. For example, we can pursue bars and restaurants that may have served alcoholic beverages to already-intoxicated patrons. Because the driver has committed a crime, you may even be able to recover even more money by pursuing punitive damages. Our firm has extensive experience in understanding both the criminal and civil sides of DWI cases and is dedicated to making sure you obtain maximum compensation.
If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident, call the office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C. today at 972-380-4444, or contact us online. We answer our phones no matter the time or day. Se habla español.
Hit By a Commercial Driver?
Although collisions with commercial drivers may seem cut and dry on the surface, the reality is these types of motor vehicle accident cases require special investigation. You need to engage an experienced attorney right away. Our office has the track record, the tools, and the resources to undertake the kind of thorough investigation necessary to effectively pursue your interests and the compensation you deserve.
Our law firm works with accident reconstructionist professionals, law enforcement personnel, vocational rehabilitation therapists, and other experts to gather all the evidence, assign liability, and make sure the full extent of your injuries is taken into account by the insurance company.
At our firm, you can be assured of receiving personal, one-on-one attention and representation from our experienced attorneys. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in a collision with an 18-wheeler, semi-truck, dump truck, box truck, freightliner, bucket truck, or any other commercial truck, we are here to help you.
COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCKING & COMMERCIAL DRIVER ACCIDENTS
Because there are countless state and federal laws that apply in truck accident cases, it is vital to choose a truck accident attorney who is familiar with all the potential violations that may have contributed to your injuries. Some common negligence-related causes of truck collisions include:
- Truck driver fatigue from working more hours than allowed
- Truck drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Speeding or other reckless/careless driving
- Poorly loaded vehicles or vehicles with unsecured loads
- Improper maintenance of the truck’s brakes, tires, or other parts
- Insufficiently trained truck drivers or loaders
It takes a thorough investigation to uncover all the factors that played into a truck accident, so do not wait to engage the assistance of Joel M. Vecchio. Do not merely take the word of an insurance company that says you are entitled to nothing but a very small settlement.
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION ABOUT YOUR ACCIDENT
To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our experienced attorneys regarding your collision with a commercial vehicle, call 972-380-4444, or contact us online today. We only charge contingency fees, and our phones are answered 24/7. Se habla español.
Other Accidents & Personal Injury Claims
For any other sort of traffic accident or personal injury claim, make the call to Vecchio law at (972) 380 - 4444.
When you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be help to get properly compensated for your damages. You need the assistance of an experienced, expert personal injury attorney.
The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio has assisted countless clients with their personal injury cases and made certain they receive the monetary compensation they need to move on with their lives.
We understand you may have extensive injuries that required medical care, physical therapy, and pain management. You likely have lost wages, property damage, and permanent disabilities. You do not have to suffer alone; make the call to Vecchio law and get a personal injury attorney to fight for you!
DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS THAN YOUR CASE IS WORTH
Unfortunately, many insurance companies take advantage of unrepresented parties. They will offer the bare minimum and pressure you into accepting their settlement. Don’t settle for a fraction of what your case is worth. You need a powerful advocate l on your side. Our firm has the knowledge, skill, and experience in personal injury cases to successfully negotiate your claim.
Our firm handles the following types of claims:
- Auto accidents
- Premises liability (slip & fall)
- Workplace injuries
- Dog bite and other animal attacks
- Wrongful death
- Hit & run accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
There are never any upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses for you. We only get paid if you recover. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain when you hire a trustworthy personal injury attorney.
To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our experienced personal injury attorneys regarding your claim, make the call to Vecchio law at 972-380-4444, or contact us online today. We only charge contingency fees, and our phones are answered 24/7. Se habla español.