Dallas, Texas Auto Accidents: The Legal Process
An auto accident is a frightening experience. For many, it is their first interaction with the legal system. The legal process can be a daunting experience, but with the right attorney, the experience can be less worrisome.
Car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, and pedestrian injury cases all have one thing in common: They are negligence claims.
In a negligence claim, an injured party must show:
- The at-fault party owed the victim a duty;
- The duty was breached due to the at-fault party’s negligence; and
- Due to this negligence, the victim suffered damages.
Injured victims must prove all three elements in order to prevail in a claim and recover damages from the at-fault party.
Car wrecks are a common occurrence in Texas. In 2017, there were 3,721 traffic accident fatalities in the Lone Star State. These accidents resulted in more than $38 billion in economic losses.
Many injured victims settle their claims for far less than they are worth. This is because they trust what the insurance companies tell them and they fail to consult with an experienced Texas car accident attorney. However, insurance companies will lowball their offers to injured victims because their goal is to settle claims for as little money as possible.
Additionally, after a car accident, many victims do not think that they are seriously injured. They may only be a little sore and they may even decline medical treatment at the scene of the accident. However, many accident victims have realized that they sustained injuries after they signed the settlement paperwork with the insurance company.
Our attorneys ensure that your legal rights are protected throughout a car accident claim. We are not afraid of insurance companies and we do not back down until you have been fairly compensated for your injuries.
Motorcycle wrecks often result in serious injuries because motorcyclists are not protected by the body of a vehicle. However, other motorists are still required to drive in a manner that is safe and reasonable under the circumstances. If they do not, and if they cause an accident with a motorcyclist, they may be liable for the motorcyclist’s injuries.
Many states have mandatory helmet laws. In Texas, riders under 21 years of age are required to wear a helmet. Those 21 years of age and older are only allowed to ride without a helmet if they have certain insurance plans or if they have taken a safety course.
Even if a motorcyclist was not breaking the law with respect to helmet regulations, many at-fault drivers try to shift blame to the motorcyclist by arguing that a helmet would have reduced the significance of the motorcyclist’s injuries. Our attorneys are able to anticipate the arguments that at-fault drivers make against motorcyclists and defend against them.
Every day, most of us use sidewalks, parking lots, or other public areas that are shared with cars and other motor vehicles. Unfortunately, it only takes a second of a driver failing to pay attention to the road to cause serious injuries to a pedestrian.
Our firm has helped pedestrians with personal injury claims involving a range of injuries, including:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limb
Our attorneys work hard to recover not only the medical expenses you have already endured, but also those you may be forced to pay in the future.
To Schedule a Free Consultation, Call Brooker Law, PLLC Today
At Brooker Law, PLLC, your accident is not our first experience with the court system. Our firm has handled all types of auto accidents in the Dallas area and has obtained favorable results for many of our clients. We have the expertise and experience you need to obtain the compensation you are entitled to and move forward with your life. We have prevailed in car wreck, motorcycle wreck, and pedestrian injury claims throughout our many years in practice.
At Brooker Law, PLLC, we know that the legal process can be daunting. Our attorneys keep you informed every step of the way and fight for you both inside and outside of the courtroom. To schedule a free consultation with our team, contact or call (214) 217-0277 today.