Have You Been Involved in a Car Accident?
Being involved in a car accident can dramatically affect your life for months, years, or even permanently. Immediately after a car accident, many things become harsh realities in your life. Your car is damaged, maybe totaled. You’re losing time from work and losing wages due to your injuries. You’re injured and in pain. Your medical bills continue to mount. You suffer through a painful rehabilitation process and the mental anguish that so often accompanies physical injuries. How do you pick up the pieces after a car accident? You need help!
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We would like the opportunity to demonstrate to you our commitment of dedication, trust, tenacity, integrity and ability. Once you hire Todd E. Tkach for your car accident, we take care of everything so that you can concentrate on your recovery. We’ll help you get a car rental and will make the negligent person or their insurance company pay for it. If you don’t already have one, we’ll get you to all necessary medical doctors who specialize in the treatment of car accident injuries. We will demand and will get full compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain, suffering and mental anguish experienced as a result of your car accident injuries.
In most accident cases, we will be negotiating with the negligent person's insurance company or attorney. The insurance companies have skilled attorneys and adjusters, who are trained to resolve accident cases quickly and cheaply when dealing with victims who are NOT represented by legal counsel. That's why you need a car accident advocate who has the education, training, and experience to deal with these insurance companies. Todd E. Tkach has 23 years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and car accident claims. We've handled every aspect of thousands of accident claims, including investigation, negotiation, pre-litigation, litigation and jury trials. The attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. have the skills and experience to get you the monetary compensation you deserve. Whether we resolve your acident case through negotiations or litigation and trial, rest assured, we'll fight for your rights and to maximize your monetary recovery.
We can help you and your family recover from the costly and traumatic experience of car accident injuries by maximizing the monetary compensation you deserve. Although all cases are different, whether your case involves relatively minor injuries or catastrophic injuries, Todd E. Tkach will aggressively pursue the negligent person or entity that caused your injuries. Let us deal with the aggressive insurance companies, opposing lawyers, doctors, and clinics. We will work closely with your treating doctor to help insure that you are getting the treatment you need. Each and every case we accept is fully investigated, researched, and is relentlessly pursued to achieve maximum results. We use the latest technology to uncover and expose the critical facts of every car accident case.so that they can be presented at a jury trial. Investigation, research and trial presentation shape the foundation of our car accident law practice and are essential to prosecuting any car accident claim.
Investigation of a Car Accident Is Essential
The attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. approach all accident cases in the same manner. A thorough investigation of the facts of the case is essential and is the first order of business. The investigation is conducted with the resolution of last resort in mind; a jury trial. Even if the car accident case doesn’t go to trial, it will settle, if at all, based on the facts that can be proved and demonstrated if the case were to go to trial. That investigation necessitates the involvement of an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced with the substantive and procedural laws and who can artfully present and demonstrate the facts and evidence at a trial by jury.
Liability and Damage Must be Proven in a Car Accident
The investigation conducted for a car accident includes an examination of the two main elements of a car accident case; “liability” and “damages”. Liability is the first hurdle that must be overcome. What does “liability” mean? Essentially, it means; who’s at fault for the collision? In some cases, the question of who was at fault is very clear. But in others it must be investigated and demonstrated. The issue of liability is usually where automobile insurance companies attack first. After all, if they can show that the collision was not the fault of their insured, they will pay you nothing and you would lose if the case went to trial. A skilled advocate can make all the difference. In some cases, the question of liability may be revealed with just a cursory investigation of the vehicles and the scene of the accident. In other cases, it may be necessary to hire expert car accident reconstructionists. No matter what your case may require, rest assured, the attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. will take all measures necessary to establish the liability of the negligent driver.
Damages is the second main part of a car accident case. Even when you clearly establish liability against a negligent driver, their insurance company will undoubtedly attack your sustained damages. They may argue that your injuries were pre-existing or that the collision could not possibly have caused your injuries. Many times, they’ll argue that your injuries are simply worth little or no compensation. This is where a skilled litigator can increase your compensation. On first thought, “damages” seem to be pretty clear. But, there are many types of damages recognized by Texas law that most people are probably not aware of. We will determine all possible types of damage and will put together the evidence to prove them.
Vehicle Damages in a Car Accident
It may sound strange, but the damage most likely to cause you the most frustration from a car accident is the damage to your vehicle. We often hear about the frustration car accident victims experience when trying to get their car repaired. After a collision, most people will be without their vehicle for days or even weeks. Whether the damage is repairable or the vehicle is “totaled,” it will take some time to repair the vehicle or purchase another vehicle. We depend greatly on our vehicles, and not having it for transportation is extremely frustrating and irritating. Making matters worse, you have to deal with the negligent driver’s insurance company, which is no hurry to pay you for anything. Let the Todd E. Tkach, P.C. carry you through the whole process.
We’ll help you get a rental car and will seek to have the negligent driver’s insurance company pay for it. Many times, insurance companies will not even offer a rental car, even though they are required by law to pay for it. We can also refer you to a qualified body shop for repairs. Most insurance companies will direct you to one of their “Blue Ribbon” repair facilities. Too often under those circumstances, we’ve heard the complaints that they didn’t repair everything, or that the work was poorly done. You may also have a claim for diminution in value. That’s the difference between what your vehicle was worth prior to the car accident and what it’s worth after repairs from the car accident. This is a vehicle damage that even some experienced attorneys fail to even ask for or inquire about. It’s a mistake that can cost thousands of dollars. To be sure, an insurance company will never bring up the vehicle damage of diminution in value and, of course, will make no offer for that damage. If your vehicle is “totaled,” we’ll fight for compensation for the full market value and won’t settle for the discounted market value offered by the insurance company. You need the help of an experienced car accident attorney to maximize the monetary recovery of your case.
Physical Injuries From a Car Accident
The physical injuries suffered from a car accident can be the most challenging from which to seek compensation. What is fair compensation for injuries? In years past, as a rule of thumb, some people used to use a multiplier of the amount of the medical bills as their measure of their damages. Those days are long gone! In this era of tort reform, there is no magic formula to determine the value of physical injuries from a car accident. You need the knowledge and skill of a qualified attorney to maximize the recovery for your physical injuries. Some of the elements of damages that may be recovered for car accident injuries include claims for both past and future medical bills, physical impairment, mental anguish, physical pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of consortium, disfigurement, loss of body part, bystander claims and fear of future disease or disfigurement. Demonstrating these damages requires a painstaking development process, which the attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. have done hundreds of times. The process includes a thorough investigation, and complete and accurate record keeping, including medical records and bills, photographs, diaries, police reports, accident reconstruction analysis, investigative reports and testifying expert reports. The attorneys with Todd E. Tkach, P.C. have the education, knowledge, and experience to properly prepare a car accident case and to present it to insurance adjusters or juries.
After your case if fully prepared, we’ll present it and demand a settlement from the negligent driver’s insurance company. If possible, we’ll try to reach a settlement through aggressive negotiations. In most cases, a settlement can be reached. However, if the negligent driver’s insurance company refuses to settle, we’ll take it to trial and present it to a jury. In that event, we will ask not only for all of the available elements of damage, but also pre-judgment interest, court costs and post-judgment interest until the full amount is paid.
Initial consultations are always free and there are no costs or attorneys' fee unless we get a monetary recovery for you.
Don’t “go-it-alone.” The long-term effects could be devastating.