Car Accident Injuries & Lawsuits
Dallas Car accident Attorney
After a serious car accident, you probably have a lot of questions about your injuries, your ability to return to work, and your legal rights. Even the thought of pursuing legal action may seem overwhelming and tedious. Don't let this keep you from getting the money that you deserve.
At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, our Dallas car accident lawyers are committed to helping clients like you get the money they deserve after an accident caused by someone else's carelessness or negligence. In fact, we will review your case to help you understand your best legal options. Just
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Is your injury grounds for a claim or lawsuit?
If your injury led to medical expenses or noneconomic damages, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your injury. Generally speaking, you can pursue money for two types of damages:
- Economic Damages
- Noneconomic Damages
Your injury will fall into one of these categories. These two terms refer to the monetary loss associated with your accident. Damages are "economic" when they cost money. This includes surgery, doctor's visits, medication, physical therapy, and lost wages. It is usually easy to substantiate these damages in a claim if you keep records of the expenses caused by your accident.
On the other hand, noneconomic damages are more difficult to prove. Noneconomic damages include pain, suffering, and mental anguish caused by the accident. If you lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be able to seek financial compensation for noneconomic damages through a wrongful death claim. This might include lost companionship, emotional suffering, and more.
Common Types of Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents are one of the most common forms of personal injury and can lead to virtually any type of injury, including minor, moderate, and severe physical trauma. Some common injuries associated with auto accidents are:
According to researchers, head and brain injuries are two of the most common types of physical trauma caused by car accidents. TBI refers to head injuries that require lasting medical attention, such as a concussion. Severe TBI can lead to memory loss and other lasting complications. Unfortunately, TBI is difficult to diagnose and may not become apparent until several months – even years – after the accident.
Establishing Liability for Your Injury
In order to seek compensation for your injury, you need to establish liability. This means that you need to prove that the other party (typically another driver) caused your accident and your subsequent injury. To prove a personal injury case, you need to demonstrate the following facts:
The other driver owed "duty of care"
The term "duty of care" refers to a legal obligation owed by one person or entity to another. A driver breaches duty of care when he / she acts carelessly or negligently and places other motorists in danger.
The driver acted negligently
This might include texting behind the wheel, driving drunk, running a stop sign, driving aggressively, or speeding. Some of these traffic offenses may not seem like a serious issue, but they can lead to catastrophic injuries.
The driver's negligence caused your injury
Negligence without causation is not grounds for a lawsuit. In other words, you must be able to show that the other driver's negligence caused your injury. Without this causation, you will not have a valid personal injury case.
When to Call a Dallas Car Accident Attorney
If you suffered an injury by no fault of your own, you may be entitled to money through a car accident lawsuit or claim. The first step is to seek medical attention for your injury. Then, speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Do not sign anything for your insurance company or make any other legal decisions without consulting a legal professional first.
Often, insurance companies will try to get a statement from the accident victim. This statement may be used against you when you file a claim or lawsuit to recover compensation. Before speaking with the insurance company, talk to a Dallas car accident attorney from Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP. We can help you understand your legal rights after an accident and the best way to get the money you need.
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