Have you been seriously injured in a car accident in DFW? Let our DFW Car Accident Lawyers fight for your case to get a fair compensation.
Are you worried about the medical bills, missed time at work, and other financial losses that you have incurred because of the injury caused to you due to someone else’s careless driving?
Our Rich Legal Expertise and Profound Knowledge are the Best Assets to Have on Your Side to Get Fairly Compensated for Injuries Caused in Car Accidents.
Well, then by the law of the state, you have the right to get compensated. However, it is not as easy to get the compensation that you lawfully deserve from the 3rd party or their insurance company. Most of the times, insurers try to reduce the amount of compensation by arguing that the victim was at fault.
You must have an active and aggressive legal representation to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you, and ensure you get fair value for your claim. At McKay Law, we do this better than anyone in the personal injury space.
You can count on our DFW car accident lawyers to aggressively fight your case and get you full and fair compensation for the losses and pain that you have suffered because of the accident. At McKay Law, we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay us until we recover money for you.
DFW Car Accident Statistics, Common Causes, and Injuries
Unfortunately, traffic accidents in the State of Texas lead the nation in car deaths. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), from 2010 to 2016, there were 3,699,329 crashes, with an average of nearly 528,476 crashes annually.
If we look at the car accident statistics of Dallas alone, there were nearly 31,000 accidents in 2015 that resulted in 173 fatalities and 891 incapacitating injuries. This figure surged to 38,823 in 2016 which caused damage to 81,022 vehicles and approximately 103,388 people.
Overall, DFW accounted for nearly 16.25 percent of the state’s total car accidents in 2016 and the period between 2010 and 2016, DFW averaged nearly 30,935 car accidents per year which means 84.75 accidents every day, three accidents per hour and one accident every 17 minutes.
On average, two cars are involved in every accident with about two to three people. The most common causes of car accidents that have been reported by the police are:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Teenage drivers
- Unsafe lane change
- Improper car maintenance
- Ignoring traffic signals
Depending on the force involved in the car accident, injuries can vary in type and severity. Sometimes, accidents can result in life-long disabilities and death. The most common injuries resulting from car accidents include:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Injuries to soft tissues
- Internal injuries
- Leg, ankle and knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
What Should I Do When Injured in an Accident?
Understanding Your Rights and What To Do After a Car Wreck
Since car accidents are quite common in DFW, it is important that you know your rights. You should also know what steps to take after a car crash.
Your Legal Rights
Texas law puts no limits or caps on your pain and suffering. This means that you can get a substantial compensation if you seek legal assistance and file for a claim. Compensation is your right, and we’ll do whatever we can to help you get the amount that you deserve.
At McKay Law, we understand your pain and know that no amount of cash can compensate for your health or the loss of a loved one in the car accident. However, by filing a claim against the party responsible for the accident, it can:
- Help you receive costly health care and treatments needed to recover
- Compensate for lost earnings
- Provide a sense of closure
- Restore your sense of justice
Compensate the family of the deceased person that relied on them for financial support
Steps To Take After a Car Accident
The actions you take after being in a car accident have an impact on the amount of compensation you are likely to receive. Therefore, to protect your rights to compensation for the damages and injuries, here’s what you should and should not do:
In case of an accident and when severely injured, it is advisable that you immediately seek medical assistance for your injuries and contact an experienced DFW car accident lawyer, like us, to file a lawsuit against the party at fault.
However, if you’re physically capable of moving and standing after the crash then:
- Try to collect contact information and ID’s of the owner, driver, passengers, and even witnesses.
- Note down the plate numbers and collect insurance and registration information for all the vehicles involved in the accident.
- Take accident photographs with your phone of all vehicles involved, street signs, and point of impact on all the cars for evidence purpose.
- Call the police, request they come to the accident scene, and request an ambulance take you to the hospital so you can seek medical assistance.
- Create a report for the responding officers with the necessary accident scene information. After a few days, the law enforcement agency will give you a copy of the car accident report.
- Call (903) 465-8733 for legal assistance and representation by a DFW Car Accident Lawyer from McKay Law.
Please do not apologize for the accident, as it can be wrongly construed as an admission of fault, even when you’re saying it in politeness. Also, never comment on how you feel physically or allow an insurance adjuster to record your statement. Further, do not comment on social media about your accident, as insurance companies can use it against you later. Remember, it’s the job of insurance adjusters to reduce insurance claims payouts. They have no interest in you getting you full and fair compensation. Thus, never sign any release, authorization, or anything for the insurance company of the party at fault.
Contact Our DFW Car Accident Lawyers Today for a Free Case Review
With our collective experience at McKay Law, we have successfully represented numerous clients and helped them recover millions of dollars in compensation for the damages and injuries incurred. We can help you, too.
At McKay Law, we treat every client with respect, empathy, and compassion. We understand that there is no one size fits all and that every case is unique and vital. Therefore, we offer a free evaluation to our clients so that we can review your case in detail and determine the best legal approach to pursue it. Also, with us, you will incur no attorney fee or legal expenses until and unless you get compensated.
Remember, state law limits the time to file a claim, which is known as the statute of limitations.
Call us toll-free at (903) 465-8733 for a free case evaluation. Take action now to protect your right to a fair value monetary recovery.