Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer for Car Accidents
Let Our Experienced & Skilled Attorneys Protect Your Rights & Best Interests
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car accident in Dallas, TX, you might be wondering what your legal options are to recover financial compensation. Unfortunately, the at-fault party and their insurance company might be reluctant to pay you the financial compensation you deserve. That is why you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help you maximize your entitled damages.
At Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC, our Dallas personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and resources to handle car accident claims—no matter how complex. We can investigate the accident, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and obtain the most favorable outcome in your case. We work on a “no win—no fee” basis, so what do you have to lose? Let us fight for you while you make the best possible recovery from injury.
We handle the following types of car accident cases:
- Rear-end collisions
- Front-impact collisions
- Side-impact and side-swipe accidents
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Uninsured/underinsured accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
Call (214) 855-7771 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Car Accident Laws in Texas
Texas is a “fault” state, which means injured parties must file a claim against the party responsible for the accident or their insurer. However, many people don’t have the adequate amount of insurance to cover property damage, medical bills, and lost income, which is why it is not uncommon to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover all your damages, including noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.
In order to succeed in a claim, you—and your lawyer—must prove that the at-fault party had a duty of care, he/she breached that duty of care, the breach caused the accident and your injuries, you suffered losses—or damages—as a result of the accident and injuries. According to state law, you may file a car accident lawsuit within two years of the date of the collision.
However, if you were partly liable for causing the accident, Texas adheres to a “modified comparative fault” law. This means your percentage of fault will be considered when calculating your damages.
For example, if the jury awards you with $100,000 in total damages, but you were also found 25 percent responsible for causing the crash, you will end up with only 75 percent—or $75,000—of your award. Remember, if you end up being more than 50 percent liable for the collision, you will receive nothing.
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Insurance companies will do whatever it takes to either reduce your entitled compensation or avoid paying you at all. Don’t sign the first settlement offer you receive. Instead, let our Dallas personal injury attorneys review your claim and determine all your available legal options to maximize your damages.
Contact us today for a free office visit or let us visit you.