Car accident costs can be more than just vehicle damage. If you’re facing medical expenses, trauma, long-term changes to your life, or the loss of a loved one after a car accident, you can pursue compensation. However, you don’t have to do it alone. Call in the Strong Arm.
An Irving car accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can make sure you aren’t bullied, intimidated, or your case isn’t undervalued. Instead, you may receive damages for financial, medical, emotional, or psychological losses.
Types of Accidents Wherein You May Be Eligible for Damages
Any accident may qualify you for compensation as long as the other driver was negligent. That means they engaged in risky or careless behavior that caused your injuries.
Negligent driving can take the form of:
- Drunk driving
- Improper lane changes
- Distracted driving
- Running red lights
- Ignoring signs
- Wrong-way driving
- Aggressive driving
At the basis of these behaviors is a driver’s decision to ignore the rights of others. When a driver makes that choice and causes injury, the injured party can take legal action, whether the accident was a devastating T-bone crash or a fender-bender at a stoplight.
Do not let a negligent party downplay your right to pursue compensation. If possible, limit communication with them, their insurance company, or their attorney until you can consult the Strong Arm.
Unfortunately, some car accident cases are not limited to injuries but include losing a loved one. If you are a family member who lost someone to a car crash, your suit could entitle you to compensation on their behalf for:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income from the deceased
- Pain and suffering
Your grief should be heard, and the responsible party should be held accountable. One of our Irving car accident lawyers can seek the best possible outcome for your case.
All Practice Areas we serve in Irving
- Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accidents
- Taxicab Accidents
- Unsafe Lane Change Accidents
- Improper Lane Changes Accidents
- Running a Stop Signal Accidents
- Failure to Heed Changing Weather or Road Condition Accidents
- Failure to Obey Traffic Signals Accidents
- Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Accidents
- Driver Fatigue Accidents
- Tailgating Accidents
- High Winds Accidents
- Street Racing Accidents
- Improper Turns Accidents
- Elderly Driver Accidents
- Tire Blowout Accidents
- Loose Objects Accidents
- Texting While Driving Accidents
- Passenger Vehicle Accidents
- Wrong Way Accidents
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Irving, call 800-777-7777
Possible Damages You Could Recover
The damages you receive will depend on the extent of your injuries. To better understand what to pursue, we may wait for you to reach your maximum medical improvement (MMI) before filing. This will give us a better idea of both the expenses you’ve already incurred and future expenses you’ll need to have covered.
Your damages may mean compensation for:
- Emergency visits
- Doctor’s appointments
- Diagnostic tests
- Prescription medication
- Physical therapy
- At-home care
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
The negligent party or insurance company will attempt to undervalue your injuries or claim you do not need some care. We can fight for your right to the treatment and compensation you deserve, from the cost of X-rays to the damage your relationships suffered due to your injuries.
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What You Need to Know About Insurance After an Irving Car Accident
When pursuing compensation, you will be filing against an insurance company.
The insurance company you will against will depend on:
- How many drivers were involved and their level of fault
- Whether the driver was under- or uninsured
- The circumstances in which the accident occurred
For instance, if a food delivery driver injured you, you may not be able to receive compensation through the driver’s insurance if their policy lacks coverage for accidents that occur during the course of business.
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Determining Who Is at Fault for Your Accident
While some states apportion liability according to a person’s contribution to the accident, Texas is a comparative negligence state. This means that multiple parties can be at fault. If you contributed to the accident, you may still be entitled to compensation, as long as the other party is at least 51% responsible.
We can help determine fault by examining:
- Photos of the accident
- Witness statements
- Surveillance footage
- Police reports
In other words, we investigate to piece together the timeline of events that led to your accident. This helps us understand if other variables were at play, such as:
- Weather conditions
- Car defects
- Equipment failures
- Third parties
- Poor road maintenance
This offers us a comprehensive view of all potentially liable parties. We may even determine that a product manufacturer is responsible, such as after a faulty tire blowout.
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Gathering Strong Evidence to Support Your Claim
In addition to determining fault, we can compile evidence to further support your claim. This can take the form of:
- Expert testimony
- Accident analysis
- Accident reconstruction
- Medical records
- Phone records
Just as we handle all the legal nuances of your case, the experts we consult understand other areas’ nuances related to your case. These can include injuries specific to certain crashes or the ramifications of some conditions. Other records and analyses will provide precise information, lending credence to your version of events.
The Statute of Limitations in Your Case
While we want you to focus on healing, we will also be mindful of the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit. In Texas, that window is two years from the accident’s date or the wrongful death caused by the accident, per TX Civ Prac & Rem Code §16.003. We can use that time to investigate and gather evidence for your claim.
Settlement Negotiations vs. Trial
Many car accident personal injury claims never go to trial and are settled out of court. This is achieved by a negotiation process that may involve several settlement offers being exchanged. You will not have to deal with the day-to-day aspects of negotiation; we will communicate with the other party on your behalf. Nonetheless, we will keep you updated on your case’s progress.
Should we need to go to trial to get you the settlement you deserve, we will. And don’t worry—we help you prepare.
Get Started with a No-Obligation Consultation
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we know this is an overwhelming process, and we want to make it as easy as possible. Call our office today for a completely free consultation that can address your questions and concerns about what one of our Irving car accident lawyers can do for you. The Strong Arm will fight for you.