Dallas Car Accident Lawyer
2911 Turtle Creek Blvd. Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75219
Call (214) 307-0000
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Dallas as
a result of someone else's driving, it is important to know your legal
options. Far too many rely on insurance companies to arrange for compensation
and are unaware of other remedies against negligent drivers. Insurance
policies are typically bound by policy limits and insurers will not pursue
all possible types of damages that can be recovered from other drivers.
With the assistance of an experienced attorney, you can pursue all of
the damages to which you or your loved one are entitled.
What Types of Accidents Can Give Reason for a Lawsuit?
There are countless types of car accidents which may result in a reason
to pursue damages. These include fender benders, rear end collisions,
accidents resulting from failure to obey traffic laws, head-on collisions,
side swipe accidents, parking lot collisions, accidents resulting from
faulty equipment, weather related accidents, pedestrian accidents, collisions
with fixtures, and drunk driver accidents.
All car accidents are different, but if you sustain injuries from the accident
or property damage you should contact an experienced attorney to protect
your rights. An attorney can help hold the other driver responsible.
What Types of Damages Can Result in Compensation?
Car accidents typically involve damage to your property as well as personal
injury. If the other driver was negligent, you can recover many different
types of damages. This includes reimbursement for the damages to your
vehicle and any other property damaged in the accident, medical expenses,
pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress,
wrongful death if applicable, and legal expenses.
A personal injury attorney has experience in identifying all of the potential
damage claims you may have against another driver. There are many claims
you may have which you have not even thought about which an attorney can
help you explore. An attorney will help make sure that you receive fair
compensation for the damages sustained in the accident and everything
else to which you may be entitled.
What Should You Do if involved in a car accident?
Drivers involved in a car accident where property damage or personal injuries
are sustained should take immediate action. First and most importantly,
if you have significant injuries, contact medical assistance immediately.
Medical assistance should always be sought if you suffer personal injuries.
The reason for this includes the following:
- Treatment of your injuries
- Medical personnel can document your injuries
- Doctors, nurses and paramedics can be important witnesses for a claim against
the other driver
- Medical reports can be used to prove your injuries
If possible, you should also contact law enforcement to report to the scene
of the accident. Law enforcement officers will investigate the accident
and may cite the other driver for their negligence. Law enforcement involvement
is also helpful in a personal injury case, for the follow reasons:
- Police often have experience reconstructing accidents and can help determine
the fault of the other driver
- Officers often document the accident scene with photographs, video and diagrams
- Officers will collect witness information which can be used in a personal
- Officers may cite or arrest the other driver to help protect other drivers
You should keep organized and detailed records of all information related
to the accident. Doing so will help your attorney understand the accident
and the damages you have sustained. This includes the following:
- Keep notes of your recollection of the accident
- Identify and obtain contact information for anyone with knowledge of the
accident and your injuries (eye witnesses, police officers, passengers,
doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc)
- Photograph your injuries
- Obtain copies of all medical records
Contact the Doan Law Firm Immediately
As soon as possible after a car accident in the Dallas area, contact the
Doan Law Firm. The attorneys at the Doan Law Firm have extensive experience
representing individuals and families involved in car accidents. These
attorneys can help you understand the complex legal system and protect
your rights. Car accident cases involve many aspects which can be overwhelming
for many. The attorneys at the Doan Law Firm understand the nuances of
personal injury cases and the types of evidence needed to be successful
in a claim for damages against the other driver. They will take a personal
interest your case and will make sure you are treated fairly. Contact
the Doan Law Firm today to schedule a consultation. Their attorneys are
available every day at any time.