Dallas Car Wreck Lawyers
With congested traffic, aggressive drivers, constant roadwork, and tired commuters, Dallas is one of Texas’ most dangerous cities for motorists. Despite government efforts to prevent injuries and fatalities, serious auto accidents are a daily occurrence on Dallas’ busy streets and highways. If you or one of your family members was injured in a car accident in Dallas, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills and other losses. However, in order to ensure that important legal rights are not lost, you should work with an experienced car wreck lawyer who can help you take on insurance companies and negligent drivers effectively.
At The Queenan Law Firm, P.C., Dallas car crash lawyer Kevin Queenan brings more than 20 years of experience to every accident claim. A tough and tenacious litigator, Kevin Queenan is dedicated to pursuing justice for the victims of careless drivers. Whether your accident was caused by an intoxicated driver, a driver who was speeding, or even a defect in your own vehicle, Kevin Queenan will investigate every detail to ensure that no legal option is left unexplored. If you believe you may have a car accident claim, contact The Queenan Law Firm online to set up a free legal consultation, or call (817) 476-1797.
Dallas Car Wreck Statistics
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), car accidents caused nearly 15,000 serious injuries statewide in 2018, with even higher numbers of minor to moderate injuries. The same year, car wrecks led to more than 3,600 fatalities, many of which were caused by either intersection accidents or head-on collisions.
Many of these fatal crashes occurred in Dallas, where there were more than 200 fatalities, over 1,000 “suspected” serious injuries, and more than 4,500 “non-incapacitating” injuries. In total, Dallas saw nearly 32,000 crashes during 2018: on average, more than 85 accidents per day.
What Should You Do After a Car Accident in Texas?
The initial hours after a car accident often seem surreal and disorienting. You may be unsure of how to respond, who to contact, or what steps you should take – and avoid. However, your actions during these early moments will shape the course of your case to come. In order to give yourself the best possible odds of recovering compensation successfully, it’s important to follow certain “do’s” and “don’ts” after you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident.
For example, the first and most important step is to seek medical care – even if your injuries seem minor. The longer you delay treatment, the harder it will be to prove that you were seriously injured by a negligent driver. It is also crucial to exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver (or drivers, if more than two vehicles were involved). It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident where someone has been killed or seriously injured without contacting law enforcement and calling for medical help.
You should contact a car wreck injury lawyer immediately for guidance on how to proceed. While you should promptly notify your insurance company of your accident, and should never provide any false information, there are also certain statements you should avoid making, which an attorney can help you navigate. Your attorney can also gather crucial evidence that will support your personal injury claim strategically, such as medical records, doctor opinions, surveillance footage, eyewitness testimony, and vehicle records.
What Types of Car Wreck Injuries Can You Get Compensation For?
Unfortunately, it is common for auto accidents to result in driver and/or passenger injuries, particularly in crash scenarios involving high speeds, left turns, driver intoxication, or head-on impacts. In addition to causing terrible pain, a serious injury can also cause devastating financial losses, preventing the victim from working while simultaneously producing huge medical bills.
If your injuries were caused by another driver’s improper actions, such as running a red light or failing to signal, you may be able to get compensated for a variety of expenses and losses. For example, compensation may be available for your pain and suffering, the income you have lost because of your injuries, and the medical expenses that you have incurred, including costs associated with surgery, medication, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and medical devices like wheelchairs or prosthetics. Common car accident injuries for which you may recover compensation include:
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries and scarring
- Hip, knee, and shoulder injuries
- Neck and upper back injuries
- “Road rash” injuries from contact with the road surface
- Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions
Dallas Car Wreck Attorneys Handling Personal Injury Claims + Lawsuits
The Queenan Law Firm, P.C. is committed to providing top-quality legal representation for the victims of car wrecks and auto accidents throughout the Dallas region. If you, your spouse, or one of your family members was injured in a crash that may have been caused by a careless or aggressive driver, The Queenan Law Firm can help you fight for justice and fair compensation. Contact our law offices online today to arrange a free legal consultation, or call The Queenan Law Firm at (817) 476-1797.