If you were injured in a Midland or Odessa car accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be facing a long, painful road to recovery. If you can’t work because of your injuries, you could also be facing a harsh financial crisis. If your family depends on your income, the fear and stress can feel overwhelming.
The compassionate and experienced Midland–Odessa car accident lawyers of Grossman Law understand what you’re going through. We can help you pursue a legal claim against the party (or parties) who were responsible for your injury accident.
Depending on the details of your case, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your medical treatment, lost income, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.
We have more than three decades of experience. We know how important it is to get you the compensation you need—and to get it for you as quickly as possible. We offer a free consultation and case analysis to help you get started on the legal process.
You don’t have to face these challenges alone. Contact us now for help from a Midland–Odessa car accident attorney.
How Common Are Car Accident Injuries in Midland-Odessa?
In Midland-Odessa, the car accident attorneys of Grossman Law have an extensive history of fighting for our wrongfully injured clients and getting them the compensation they deserve for their injuries and other damages.
We see an unusually high rate of motor vehicle crashes in Midland-Odessa. According to data published by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Midland alone saw more than 4,200 car crashes in 2019. As a result, almost 100 people suffered severe or life-threatening juries and 17 victims lost their lives.
Odessa car accidents in 2019 totaled almost 3,400. Even though Odessa saw fewer accidents that year (the most recent year for which data is available), 16 accident victims lost their lives. More than 600 people sustained injuries, more than 50 of which were severe or life-threatening.
One of the most pressing challenges that motorists face in our area is the large commercial vehicles that populate our roadways as a result of the local oil fields. Car crashes involving these vehicles are often much more severe, due to the weight and limited maneuverability of these vehicles. Even a crash involving two passenger vehicles can leave victims with significant injuries, especially when a high rate of speed is involved.
Without questions, however, the most pressing risk of car accidents in Midland-Odessa involves drunk drivers. In fact, the entire State of Texas ranks as one of the worst for alcohol-impaired driving, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2018, NHTSA reports that almost half the traffic fatalities in Texas involved drunk driving.
In one of the worst states for drunk driving injuries and deaths, Midland and Odessa rank at the top of all Texas cities for drunk driving deaths, according to the TxDOT data. For 2018, Odessa came in at the top, with 6.26 drunk driving deaths per 100,000 residents. Midland wasn’t far behind, with 6.19 per 100k. Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, and other significant population centers all fall below these totals.
How Can an Odessa or Midland Car Accident Attorney Help?
You are not required to get a lawyer after a car accident in Texas. It is important to understand, however, the challenges that you could face if you try to handle your claim on your own.
Insurance companies often try to leverage the inexperience of accident victims and their lack of understanding about the complex legal process involved in filing a claim or lawsuit. After an accident, the insurance company will ask you for a recorded statement and then use anything you say as a reason to deny your claim or minimize its value. It might offer you a lowball settlement, hoping that you are desperate and unaware of the true value of your claim.
When you work with an experienced Odessa car accident attorney from Grossman Law, we will put all our knowledge and resources to work for you. We help protect your legal rights, and we fight to get you the maximum possible compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. We handle everything for you, so you don’t have to worry about anything other than your health and recovery.
How Soon Should You Talk to a Midland Car Accident Lawyer?
After a car crash, focus immediately on seeking medical attention and having a thorough evaluation from a qualified physician. After you have seen to your health and safety, your next move should be calling a car accident lawyer in Odessa or Midland.
Under the Texas statute of limitations, you have only two years to take legal action after a car accident. If you don’t file a lawsuit within that period, you could lose your legal right to pursue your claim. There are other compelling reasons to contact an attorney as quickly as possible after an injury accident.
When you get your attorney started on your case quickly, they can talk to witnesses and gather evidence while the crash is still fresh in everyone’s mind. They can document your damages and submit your demand to the insurance company. In most cases, the attorneys of Grossman Law negotiate a settlement for our clients, rather than having to go to court. This gets you a check as quickly as possible and saves you from having to undergo the rigors of a trial.
In addition to your medical bills and lost income, you could be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, reduced quality of life, and other economic and non-economic damages. Talking to an attorney is the best way to know what the value of your case might be. If you lost a loved one in a car crash, contact one of our wrongful death attorneys today. You could be entitled to compensation for the victim’s funeral costs, your loss of financial and household assistance, loss of guidance and companionship, emotional trauma, and more.
Contact an Odessa or Midland Car Accident Lawyer Today
For more than three decades, Grossman Law has fought passionately for our clients to help get them the justice and compensation they deserve. We know how frightening and confusing your situation is, and we are here to provide the assistance you need.
Use our online contact form or call us at any time at 855-934-1342 for help or to schedule your free consultation and case review with a Midland Odessa car accident lawyer.