Few things will catch a driver off guard like the surprise of seeing a car driving in the wrong direction and heading for their vehicle. If a wrong-way driver collides with your car, it can leave you 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 get added to the equation.
Through a Dallas personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit, a wrong-way Dallas car accident lawyer can help you recover medical costs and more from the wrong-way driver who caused the collision. One of our Loncar Lyon Jenkins team members can help you explore your financial recovery options today with a free case review.
Wrong-Way Accidents Cause Severe and Costly Injuries
According to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) statistics, as many as 500 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.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas traffic crash deaths in 2018 carried a cost of:
- $43 million in required medical care
- $5.66 billion in lost productivity costs
Car accident injuries can be severe and catastrophic and may include:
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Broken and fractured bones
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Internal bleeding and soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
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Recoverable Damages From a Dallas Wrong Way Car Accident
When you or a family member suffer injuries in a wrong-way car accident in Dallas, you can seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver or the insurance company that represents them. Economic and noneconomic damages you may recoup include:
- Emergency, follow-up, and future medical care
- Current and future loss of employment income
- The cost of repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Disabling injuries
- Scarring, disfigurement, and loss of mobility
- Diminished quality of life
- 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 car wreck with our Dallas wrong way car accident lawyers. We can take steps to include every expense when calculating the value of your claim.
Can You Afford an Attorney?
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we make our services affordable and accessible by taking most injury cases on contingency. We charge nothing upfront or out-of-pocket and collect a fee only if and when we obtain compensation for you. If we do not win, you owe us nothing.
We have helped thousands of personal injury clients from across Texas secure millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We have a reputation for providing aggressive representation, and insurers and opposing attorneys know we prepare every case for trial.
Our team will do whatever it takes to get the awards you need and deserve. We will fight to ensure you receive just treatment and fair compensation. We will use our legal and insurance experience to make sure you do not leave money on the table.
Our Dallas Attorneys Can Start Building Your Claim Immediately
If a driver going the wrong way causes an accident, you can recoup the cost of the resulting medical bills, income loss, and vehicle repairs from their insurance provider. We can help you recover these costs by proving fault. To do that, our attorneys will collect evidence that may include:
- Crash reports
- Medical records
- Injury photos
- Vehicle damage photos
- Surveillance or dashcam video
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony
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, file your case on time, and negotiate for a full and accurate settlement amount.
Our Law Firm Will Compile Your Medical Records
Your medical records will prove the extent of your injuries and their impact on your appearance, agility, mobility, and ability to return to work.
Compiling your medical records after a car accident of any type can be a time-consuming and tedious undertaking. This is because every department, physician, and facility where you have or will receive treatment can bill you separately.
Because these records come from various places, it can be easy to overlook some records and bills when working on your case alone. This could result in settling your lawsuit without a clear picture of your injuries’ actual 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.
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 use or driver distractions.
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Do Not Hesitate to File for Financial Recovery for Your Texas Auto Accident
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 a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. This deadline also affects insurance claims because an expired statute can lead to reduced bargaining power and underpaid or denied settlements.
Our team can start by building your claim, assessing the cost of your injuries, calculating additional accident-related expenses, and ensuring your case gets 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? Our personal injury lawyers can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of any settlement offers you receive, but accepting or declining those offers is always your decision.
However, we can reject lowball payments and help you negotiate for full and accurate financial recovery. Our Dallas car accident attorneys can also protect you from bad-faith insurance tactics and be your voice so you do not accidentally say or do something that could hurt your case.
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 noneconomic costs of your claim.
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
When you need 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 havoc for you or your family. See what it means to work with a legal team focused on getting the best possible results for clients.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Help You Recover From the Financial Impact of a Wrong-Way Accident
Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins to learn more about how our Dallas wrong way car accident lawyers can help you recover from the financial impact of a crash. We also help families recover from the financial consequences of losing a loved one due to an at-fault driver’s carelessness.
Team members are available 24/7 to answer your questions and schedule your free consultation. Connect with a lawyer near you today!