Rear-end Car Accident Lawyer in Dallas
A car accident lawyer is the first person you should call after your car accident because they will be able to advise you on your legal rights and options. They can also help you negotiate with the other driver‘s insurance company and represent you in court if necessary.
No two car accidents are alike. But there are certain types of accidents that happen more often than others. And when they do, they tend to cause serious injuries.
My lawyers help thousands of victims of car accidents every year, the most common type of car accident victim we represent is in a rear–end crash. This happens when one driver hits the back end of another driver’s car.
These types of accidents are usually caused by one of two things: either the lead driver slammed on their brakes suddenly or the following driver was tailgating and didn’t have time to stop.
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Common Types of Car Accidents in Dallas
- Rear–end collisions are the most common type of car accident in Dallas, and typically happen when one car hits the back of another. They can be caused by a number of factors, including distracted driving, tailgating, and bad weather conditions.
- Head–on collisions are extremely dangerous and often result in serious injuries or death. They often occur on highways and busy streets when one driver crosses into oncoming traffic.
- Side–impact collisions, also known as T–bone accidents, can be especially dangerous because they often involve a direct hit to the driver or passenger’s side of the vehicle. They can be caused by a number of factors, including distracted driving and running red lights.
- Rollover accidents often occur when a vehicle hits a curb or other object and flips over. They can be extremely dangerous, especially for SUV’s and other larger vehicles.
- Single–vehicle accidents are typically caused by a driver losing control of their vehicle, and can be the result of factors like speeding, distracted driving, and alcohol impairment.
- Hit–and–run accidents are unfortunately all too common in Dallas, and often result in serious injuries or death. If you are involved in a hit–and–run, it is important to stay at the scene and call the police immediately.
- Pedestrian accidents often occur in busy urban areas, and can be caused by a number of factors, including distracted driving and speeding.
- Bicycle accidents are often the result of a driver’s failure to yield, and can be extremely dangerous for the cyclist.
- Motorcycle accidents are often caused by a driver’s failure to see the motorcycle, and can be very serious due to the motorcycle’s lack of protection.
- Truck accidents are often the result of a driver’s failure to properly check their blind spots, and can be extremely dangerous due to the size and weight of the truck.
Either way, rear–end accidents often result in serious injuries like whiplash, concussions, and even traumatic brain injuries.
If you’ve been involved in a rear–end accident, you may be feeling confused and overwhelmed. You may be wondering how you’re going to pay your medical bills or if you’ll ever be able to work again. You may also be wondering if you have a case.
The answer is maybe.
It all depends on the circumstances of your accident. That’s why it’s important to speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer from the Domingo Garcia Law Firm will be able to review the facts of your case and help you determine if you have a case and, if so, how to proceed.
Here are a few things that my car accident lawyer will consider when evaluating your case:
1. Who is at fault for the car accident?
In Texas, blame is apportioned based on who was “more at fault” for the accident. This is known as the “51% rule.” Basically, this rule says that if you were more than 51% at fault for the accident, you won’t be able to recover any damages from the other driver. However, if the other driver is more than 51% at fault, you may be able to recover damages.
So, how do you know who is at fault?
It all comes down to the evidence. If there were witnesses to the accident, their testimony can be used to determine who is at fault. If there is dashcam footage of the accident, that can also be used as evidence. In some cases, the police report may also contain information about who is at fault.
2. What type of injuries did you suffer?
The severity of your injuries will also be a factor in determining whether or not you have a case. If your injuries are relatively minor, it may not be worth your time and money to pursue a claim. However, if you’ve sustained serious injuries that have caused you to miss work or incur significant medical bills, you may have a case.
3. How much money are you owed resulting from your car accident?
In order to have a successful personal injury case, you must be able to prove that you’ve suffered damages.
These damages can be:
- financial, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
- they can be non–financial, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
You will need to have evidence to support your damages. For example, if you’re claiming lost wages from your car accident, you will need to have pay stubs or tax returns to support your claim.
If you’re claiming pain and suffering, you will need to have medical records or testimony from friends and family members to support your claim.
4. What is the statute of limitations in Texas?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you try to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired, your case will likely be dismissed.
So, if you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. A car accident lawyer will be able to help you gather the evidence you need to support your claim and file your claim before the statute of limitations expires.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, contact the Domingo Garcia Law Firm. My experienced car accident lawyers will review your case for free and help you determine if you have a case.