Few things will catch a driver off guard like the surprise of seeing a car driving in the wrong direction and headed for your vehicle. If a wrong-way driver collides with your car, you can be left with extensive injuries and with a growing stack of injury-related expenses.
The medical expenses of a car accident can quickly overwhelm accident victims. 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 Loncar Lyon Jenkins at (877) 239-4878 to explore your financial recovery options today.
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 may carefully examine insurance company paperwork, assign a value to your claim, ensure your claim is filed on time, and negotiate a full and accurate settlement amount.
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.
For a free legal consultation with a wrong way accidents lawyer serving Dallas, call 800-777-7777
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 collect 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
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.
Review every financial aspect of the accident with your Dallas wrong way accident lawyer, who can potentially 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 significant amounts of time, it does not change the time limitation the state imposes to file 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 may 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 have the time and energy you need to focus on your physical recovery while we take care of the elements of your legal claim for financial compensation.
Define the Terms of Your Settlement Agreement
Did you know 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 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 may spend that time reviewing your accident, evaluating its financial impact, and valuing your claim for compensation. This careful attention to detail lets us value 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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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 Loncar Lyon Jenkins at (877) 239-4878.