Few things will catch a driver off guard like the surprise of seeing a car driving in the wrong direction and headed for their vehicle. If a wrong-way driver collides with your car, you can be left with extensive injuries and a growing stack of injury-related expenses.
The medical expenses of a car accident can quickly overwhelm accident victims, and the financial stress of an accident will only increase when non-medical costs are added to the equation.
Through a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit, a Dallas wrong-way accident lawyer can help you seek recovery of these costs from the wrong-way driver who caused the collision. Contact one of our Loncar Lyon Jenkins team members to explore your financial recovery options today.
The Cost of Treating Wrong-Way Accident Injuries
According to recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, Texas car accidents in 2018 carried a cost of:
- $43 million in required medical care
- $5.66 billion in lost productivity costs
Commonly reported car accident injuries include:
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Broken and fractured bones
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Internal bleeding and soft tissue injuries
Your medical records will prove the extent of your injuries and their impact on your appearance, agility, mobility, and ability to return to work.
Our Law Firm Will Compile Your Medical Records
Compiling your medical records after a car accident of any type can be a time-consuming and tedious undertaking. This is the case because every department, physician, and facility where you have or will receive treatment can bill you separately.
Because these records come from a variety of places, on your own, it can be easy to overlook some records and bills. This could result in settling your lawsuit without a clear picture of its financial costs. It could also leave you with uncovered medical bills—bills that will come out of your own pocket.
When our law firm represents you, we are careful to accurately account for your medical expenses to-date. Our attorneys also ensure we obtain records that outline your prognosis and approximate the ongoing costs of care your injuries will require in the future.
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Start Building Your Claim Immediately
If a driver going the wrong way causes an accident, you might be able to recoup the cost of the resulting medical bills, income loss, and vehicle repairs from their insurance provider. We may be able to help you recover these costs by proving fault. To do that, we will collect evidence that may include:
- Crash reports
- Medical records
- Injury photos
- Witness statements
We might also request other paperwork and documentation to support your claim because our goal is to ensure the best possible financial outcome for you.
Once we have gathered the necessary documentation and paperwork, we will carefully examine insurance company paperwork, assign a value to your claim, ensure your claim is filed on time, and negotiate for a full and accurate settlement amount.
Your Crash Report Is an Important Part of Your Evidence File
Every piece of evidence our lawyers collect helps build a strong case for financial compensation. Your Dallas crash report can tell us the following critical information:
- Date, time, and location of the accident
- Identifying information for all involved vehicles and drivers
- Contact information for the at-fault driver’s insurer
- Readily apparent vehicle damage
- Readily apparent physical injuries
It will also indicate the direction of travel of each vehicle and note any other factors that could have caused the at-fault driver to travel in the wrong direction. These can include alcohol or drug involvement or driver distractions.
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The Danger of Wrong-Way Driving
According to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) statistics, as many as 400 fatalities occur every year in the United States due to wrong-way accidents. Wrong-way driving also poses a serious risk of injury because it often results in head-on or side-swipe collisions.
Recoverable Damages From a Dallas Car Accident
When you or a family member is injured in a wrong-way car accident in Dallas, you are entitled to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver or from the insurance company that represents them. Economic and non-economic damages you may recoup include:
- Emergency, follow-up, and future medical care
- Current and future loss of employment income
- Pain and suffering and mental and emotional distress
- The cost of repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle
- Wrongful death damages if a loved one was fatally injured
Accurately valuing your claim is important. Without an accurate valuation, you risk having your claim undervalued, which could leave you with out-of-pocket expenses for an accident someone else caused.
You can review every financial aspect of the accident with your Dallas wrong-way accident lawyer, who can take steps to ensure no expense is left out when calculating the value of your claim.
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Do Not Hesitate to File for Financial Recovery
A driver who travels in the wrong direction of traffic can cause serious injuries to their victims. While coping with and recovering from those injuries can take a significant amount of time, it does not change the time limitation the state imposes on filing a lawsuit.
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you must generally file your lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident.
Our team can start by building your claim, assessing the cost of your injuries, calculating additional accident-related expenses, and ensuring your claim is filed on time. That means you can focus your time and energy on your physical recovery while we take care of the elements of your legal claim for financial compensation.
Defining the Terms of Your Settlement Agreement
Did you know agreeing to an insurance settlement is always up to you? Your lawyer can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of any settlement offers you receive, but accepting or declining those offers is always your decision.
A Dallas car accident attorney from our firm can also help assign a full and accurate value to your claim for financial recovery.
While you spend the days and weeks after your accident focused on recovery, we can spend that time reviewing your accident, evaluating its financial impact, and estimating your claim for compensation. This careful attention to detail lets us calculate the total economic and non-economic cost of your claim.
When you are ready to negotiate and reach a financial settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, call in the Strong Arm. We help ensure your claim is not undervalued or underpaid and that the financial impact of the accident does not wreak financial havoc for you or for your family.
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See Why Previous Car Accident Victims Turned to Loncar Lyon Jenkins
Recommendations from satisfied clients can go a long way to helping you choose a law firm to represent you. When our previous clients leave online reviews for us, they say the following:
- “My case began with an accident in April of 2019…a month into treatment, I was hit, again. Loncar was already on the first case. The second accident complicated things…They’re taking care of all…leaving me with more than what was originally talked about…Thank You!!!” Aaron Dilyard
- “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…insurance initially denied any wrongdoing and deemed me 100% liable. I am grateful for her time and patience.” Kameron Martin
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Recover From the Financial Impact of a Wrong-Way Accident
Contact our law firm to learn more about how we can help you recover from the financial impact of a car accident. We also help families recover from the financial consequences of losing a loved one due to an at-fault driver’s carelessness.
When you are ready to pursue compensation, call one of our Loncar Lyon Jenkins team members for a free consultation.