Drivers who text while driving pose a danger to themselves, pedestrians, and the occupants of other vehicles on the road. The negligent actions of the at-fault driver could entitle you to financial recovery for your medical and other injury-related expenses.
A Dallas texting while driving accident lawyer may be able to help you prove the other driver was texting, prove their actions led to the collision, and prove the total cost of the injuries you suffered.
Distracted Driving Is Common and Dangerous
In Dallas, distracted driving is a serious criminal offense that violates state law. It is also pervasive and dangerous.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) statistics state that accidents caused by distracted driving, such as texting and other cell phone use, led to almost one in five crashes in 2021. In these crashes, nearly 2,900 people were seriously injured.
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Assigning Fault to the Distracted Driver with a Car Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident because another driver was texting, you could have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. The at-fault driver may be compelled to pay your medical bills and other expenses related to or resulting from your injuries.
Seek medical attention immediately, then start preparing to hold the driver who was texting financially responsible for their actions and for your current condition.
We Compile the Documents That Build Your Case
When you are pursuing compensation from the driver who caused your accident, we will build your case largely on paperwork and proof. Your personal injury representative may use the following evidence to prove fault in your accident:
- Crash reports
- Witness statements
- Pictures of your vehicle
- Pictures of the accident scene
We might also request the following paperwork to assess the full value of your financial recovery claim:
- All medical bills
- All medication bills
- Salary history
- Medical records
Obtain copies of all these—and any other documents we request—as soon as possible. Keep one copy for your personal records and give one copy to us. Our team will put together a case file with these and other important documents, and use the information they contain to prove the cause, effect, and value of your claim.
Time Matters When You Are Seeking Compensation
Did you know your claim for financial compensation has a time limitation? If you are concerned about meeting the state’s time limit, we can help. Our team can start building your case, compiling evidence, and working to meet the state’s predetermined timeline.
You generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. Failing to file your claim on time could mean you cannot file your claim at all, which will leave you with the full financial burden of the accident.
When you are ready to seek financial compensation and want to be sure you comply with the state’s time limitation, call in the Strong Arm to fight for you.
You Could Be Entitled to the Total Value of Your Recoverable Damages
Carelessness and recklessness play a role in many car accidents. A Dallas texting while driving accident lawyer may help you understand the role of carelessness, recklessness, and negligence in your accident and compensation claim. When it is time to assign a value to the amount of financial recovery, your claim may include:
- Current medical care
- Future medical care
- Current income loss
- Future income loss
- Physical disfigurement
- Mental distress
- Emotional distress
A car accident could lead to one or more of these expenses. The injury-related expenses listed above should not create a financial hardship for you or your family. We may be able to help you prepare a lawsuit or insurance claim to ensure all your expenses are covered by the negligent driver or their insurance company.
You Are in Control of Settlement Negotiations
The lawyer who represents you in your pursuit of financial compensation is your advocate. Our personal injury team will review the total financial impact of the accident you were involved in. Our goal is to make sure none of the financial impacts of the accident are overlooked.
When a driver is careless enough to text while driving, they can leave their victims with significant injuries and an alarming amount of medical and other expenses. These expenses should be covered by the at-fault driver and their insurance company.
While we may help assign a value to your claim that fully covers your accident-related expenses and losses, a key role in settlement negotiations is yours. Only you can accept or reject any settlement amount the at-fault driver’s insurer offers you. When you are ready to start working on settlement negotiations, we are ready to advocate for the settlement amount you deserve.
We Can Work on Wrongful Death Texting and Driving Accident Cases
The loss of a loved one in a texting and driving accident case can be traumatic. You may experience frustration and anger. Our team is aware of the emotional toll these cases can bring. While we can’t bring your loved one back, we can help you ensure justice is served.
Wrongful death cases have their own specific damages. They may include:
- Funeral expenses
- The loss of a close interpersonal relationship
- Reduced familial earning capacity
- Medical expenses incurred prior to the passing of your loved one
- Punitive damages
Your family can use these damages after the passing of your loved one to support themselves. A texting and driving accident attorney from our firm can advise you on fair wrongful death settlement values.
How You Know If You Have a Wrongful Death Case
Texas state law offers a specific definition of wrongful death. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.002(b), a wrongful death case must establish that the other party’s actions led to passing of your loved one via “wrongful act(s), neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness”.
Like a standard personal injury case, our team will work to establish negligence during wrongful death proceedings.
Wrongful death cases have the same statute of limitations as personal injury cases in Texas. We encourage you to get started on your case as soon as possible. A deadline doesn’t need to prevent justice from being served.
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Case Testimonials That Display Our Commitment to Dallas Accident Victims
Our previous clients trust us. They recognize our commitment to pursuing fair compensation and justice. Read about what they have said about our firm:
“Brett was outstanding in fighting for me during my case for a wreck I was involved in. I received the max payout from the insurance company. Brett made sure I didn’t have an overwhelming amount of attorney fees. What stood out to me how understanding, helpful, patient, and responsive Myra was. She is the best.” – Ambrasha M.
“Jacqui was great. Despite the complicated circumstances regarding my case, Jacqui did her best to ensure all of my medical fees were covered and that I got something back after the person who hits me’s insurance initially denied any wrongdoing and deemed me 100% liable. I am grateful for her time and patience with the case.” – Kameron M.
How Much do Texting While Driving Accident Lawyers Cost?
Our law firm has supported thousands of clients. We’ve seen the financial damage that texting while driving accident cases can bring. After an accident, you’ll likely face exorbitant medical bills. After suffering a wrongful death, you would likely face funeral expenses.
We don’t believe that financial stress should prevent someone from seeking legal support. Therefore, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis:
- You won’t pay our lawyers anything up front.
- We won’t get paid unless we succeed in winning your case.
- We can review your case free of charge.
What You Should do After a Texting While Driving Accident
As you’ve learned from this article, evidence and negligence are key to legal cases. Before considering evidence, though, seek medical advice after a car accident. Treat any pressing injuries.
Once you’ve attended to your injuries, you can build evidence by doing the following:
- Secure contact information for those involved in the accident.
- Don’t admit fault.
- Consider seeking legal advice.
- Approach insurance negotiations with caution, a recorded statement could hurt your case.
Recover from the Financial Impact of a Dallas Car Accident
A personal injury claim may help you receive the financial compensation you deserve and are entitled to. When you are ready to hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for their actions, a Dallas texting while driving accident lawyer from our team can fight with you.
Contact the personal injury team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling our offices.