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 Dallas car accident 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. A Dallas personal injury 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 Dallas car accident 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 injury lawsuit
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 car or truck accident attorney in Dallas 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.