Car Accident Lawyer Dallas
Car accidents happen. With millions of people throughout the country driving heavy machines at various speeds, resulting injuries are not uncommon either. It’s unfortunate that injuries can come about even when the accident wasn’t your fault. Though, if that is the case, you will have the right to recover damages from the party responsible. First things first, you’ll need the help of a car accident lawyer Dallas.
How can a lawyer help with your case?
Lawyers handle personal injury cases on a routine bases. They have the investigative resources, knowledge of the law, argumentative skills and paperwork expertise to give clients the best chance at winning their respective cases.
They represent clients in court if a case makes it to that stage. Lawyers also speak directly with insurance companies, both the client’s and the defendant’s, to try to reach a settlement. If a settlement is not reached, the case will be tried in court. Of course, if the claimant does not have insurance, the case will be handled as a lawsuit from the get-go.
A car accident lawyer Dallas will greatly simplify the pursuit against the defendant. He/she will:
- Assess present and future medical expenses as they relate to injuries suffered from the loss. Also, lost wages, lost income and loss of quality of life (if injuries are substantial or severe).
- Communicate directly with insurance companies and with the defendant’s lawyer.
- Obtain the necessary evidence to help their client’s case.
- Keep the client informed each step of the way.
- Represent the client with the goal to recover every bit of money that is deservedly owed.
Lawyers do basically all of the work for their clients. Thus, your particular case will be in very capable hands.
How is fault determined in a car accident?
The key to an auto accident is proving fault. A personal injury lawyer can determine a recovery amount, but that will be pointless if the client is found to be responsible.
Texas is a comparative fault state, meaning each party involved can be found negligent to a percentage.
For example, one driver could be found 70% at fault and the other driver 30%. The party that is 30% at fault will not owe anything to the majority-fault party; however, the 30% party would only be able to recover 70% of the total claim amount.
That’s mostly insurance talk. The attorney will conduct a separate investigation and come to a liability decision of their own. Fault and recovery amount are often the main points of contention between the two sides involved.
It all depends really…
A driver running a red light and colliding with another vehicle in the intersection should be a simple liability decision. Perhaps there’s a red light camera in place or a witness at the scene to confirm the traffic lights at the time. Points of impact are also very telling. A car smashed on the side will appear more innocent than the car with its front end smashed in.
Certain liability decisions can be quite blurry, but most are straightforward. The more severe the injuries, the more an insurance company will try to find at least some fault on the victim in order to save their company and their insured some money. We know how to counteract that tactic, however.
What to do after a car accident
A car accident lawyer Dallas can do a lot, but he/she can’t review the accident right after it happens. Certain documents can be obtained, such as police reports, scene footage (if available) and written statements. However, actions taken by the people directly involved in the loss can play very important roles as the investigation ramps up.
If you or someone in your vehicle is able after the collision occurs, do the following:
- Check with passengers to ensure they are okay. If your or anyone else is injured, call an ambulance right away.
- Take pictures of the damages to each car, or however many took part in the accident. Try to get photos of each side of the vehicles (make sure at least one includes the license plate).
- Take down the phone number of any volunteer witnesses. Try to encourage them to stick around to speak with the police as well.
- Get the insurance information from the other driver and take a picture of his/her driver’s license.
All of these actions will contribute to the investigation. Car accident attorneys will gather the information from you and use it to help your case. So much of what is done on the front end helps all throughout settlement/court proceedings.
What personal injury cases does The Kafor Law Firm handle?
We handle motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian incidents and wrongful death occurrences. It’s not fair for you or a loved one to suffer from something that was someone else’s cause. While personal injury attorneys can’t heal injuries, they can certainly lessen the financial burden forced by the injuries.
If you were struck on your motorcycle by a vehicle changing lanes, you should not bear any financial responsibility. Accident victims deserve to be as well off, or better off financially than they were before the accident took place.
If you are the family member of someone who was tragically lost in a car accident, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. Our legal representation is very familiar with such cases and we’ll work to make the outcome as right as it can possibly be.
The Kafor Law Firm
Located in Dallas, TX, The Kafor Law Firm offers a free consultation to individuals seeking council. We’ll discuss the details of your case and layout a plan should you choose to move forward with us.
Your car accident lawyer Dallas will treat your case as a priority. He/she will come with years of experience handling cases that are very similar to yours. Every case is different, but our firm consists of law experts that are flexible and trained in handling differing factors.
Your life or the life of a loved one may have been unfairly disrupted. It’s our job to help our clients get their lives back on track alongside the financial comfort to put a bad situation behind them.
To learn more about our firm, please visit https://thekaforlawfirm.com. You can read about our lead attorney, Yvonne Kafor, and the various types of cases that we handle, whether it be personal injury, immigration, family, or criminal related.