Auto Accident Lawyer in Tyler, TX
Martin Walker Law Firm


When you're injured and in need of a top auto accident lawyer, the team at Martin Walker, P.C. has the experience you need. Our Board Certified Personal Injury attorneys are tough, experienced trial lawyers who are passionate about the clients they represent.

When an auto accident has occurred, you may be entitled to a monetary recovery. That's fairly common knowledge; most people know that - but what do you do next? You need to be able to talk to an expert to find out what rights you have if you were not at fault in your auto accident. Time is of the essence.

The injuries you or a loved one received in a vehicle collision may range from minor soft tissue injuries to major long term injuries, and it’s critical that you receive treatment right away. When an auto accident causes death of a loved one, it is especially important to act immediately. The team at Martin Walker can help with your car wreck if you received property damage, injuries, medical attention, or need help with medical bills. We know that medical and car repair bills don't wait, which is why we work hard to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you have a question about your legal situation and need legal evaluation, call to speak to a Board Certified Personal Injury & Auto Accident Lawyer now at 903-526-1600.

I’ve Been in a Car Wreck. Now What?

If you've been in a car accident, you may have a lot of questions about what to do. Getting in touch with a reputable auto accident lawyer to review your case is paramount. It’s a confusing time and you will need expert advice. Here are some common questions that people have after an accident:


What can an attorney do for me?

Only you can decide if you need to begin considering an auto accident lawyer to represent your case. At Martin Walker, P.C., we promise top quality representation to our clients in making sure that they receive the right value for their claim. We will handle the negotiations of your claim so that you don’t have to. Our extensive experience in negotiation allows us to work with the insurance company closely and effectively for you. If their offer isn’t fair, we will go to trial. The Board Certified Personal Injury Attorneys at Martin Walker set themselves apart in this way – in a day of pretrial settlements, they are fully prepared to go to trial for you when the time comes.

In the State of Texas, only one party needs to give permission in order for a phone call to be recorded. Because the insurance company representative can give himself that permission without telling you he is doing so, he can and most likely will record all of your conversations with him. For this reason, you should spend as little time talking directly with the insurance company representative as possible. We will handle all communications with the insurance company for you, and if a recorded statement is necessary, we will be present with you to make sure that the insurance company representative treats you fairly.

Many people can’t afford a doctor and don’t have medical insurance; consequently, they don’t get treatment that they desperately need. We have a relationship of trust with good doctors throughout our East Texas community who will assist people in these circumstances.

We also make sure that liability facts are documented early on through photographic evidence, police reports and witness statements.


When should I hire an attorney?

If you plan to hire an attorney, the sooner you hire one, the better. As you get further away from the date of the accident, information becomes stale and memories fade. It is very important to make sure that the facts of your accident are documented early on and effectively.

Should I get medical treatment?

You should only get medical treatment if you are injured. If you need emergency medical attention, go to the emergency room and follow the recommendations of the emergency room physicians. If you do not need emergency medical attention, go to your primary care physician and follow his recommendations.

Will I lose my rights if I wait too long?

Yes. For car accidents occurring in the State of Texas, your suit must be brought within two years of the date of the accident, or you will be forever barred from recovery.

What do I need to do immediately after the accident?

Make sure the police have been called to document the scene of the accident and assign fault. If you need emergency medical treatment, get it. Call a family member or friend and ask them to help you. Many times, a person who has been in an accident will be in shock after the accident. Having a family member or friend with you will help you to make sure your bases are covered. Take photographs, or have a friend take photographs.

Do I need to call the police out to have an accident report done?

Yes. Many times, the person who hit you will try to talk you into exchanging information only and not “waiting around” for a police officer. The police officer documents what happened in the accident and who was at fault in causing this. It is the first and most important step in establishing that the other party was in fact at fault in causing the accident. Without that, it’s your word versus theirs.

What if the person who hit me left the scene?

It’s a crime in the State of Texas to leave the scene of an accident. If the person who hit you left the scene, try to immediately note as much as you can remember about them. For example, get the license plate number, make, model and color of the vehicle. If you saw the person, write down their description while it is fresh in your memory. Then, immediately report this to the police and seek their assistance in tracking this person down.

CONTACT US

 

Call: (903) 526-1600

 

Email: info@martinwalkerlaw.com

 

Located: 121 N. Spring Street Tyler, Texas 75702

 

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