If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you need a lawyer who will fight for your legal rights and protect your financial interests. Choose the Francis Firm to handle your car accident claim, and you will work with experienced Dallas car accident lawyers who are strong advocates for injured victims.

Motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time, and in any community, and can involve even the safest drivers. Often these serious automobile crashes are due to the negligence of other motorists. 

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 205,498 people were injured in traffic collisions in Texas in 2020—especially in Dallas, which has some of the most dangerous intersections in the state, including Belt Line Road at Dallas Parkway and I-635 at the Coit Road exit. Sadly, many traffic accident result in serious personal injuries or death. 

When you hire the Francis Firm for your car accident claim, there will never be any legal fees or costs until we recover money for you. Let an experienced Dallas car accident lawyer from the Francis Firm help you understand your rights and the settlement you deserve.

¿Cómo se producen habitualmente los accidentes de tráfico?

Hay muchas razones para los accidentes de vehículos de motor, que normalmente implican las acciones negligentes o imprudentes de la parte responsable.

Algunas de las más comunes motivos de los accidentes de tráfico en Dallas son:

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  • Conducción temeraria. Ya sea cambiando de carril demasiado rápido, siguiendo demasiado de cerca o conduciendo agresivamente, los hábitos de conducción imprudentes pueden conducir a graves lesiones personales a otros en un accidente de coche.
  • Ignorar las leyes de tráfico y las normas de circulación. Algunos ejemplos de comportamiento negligente incluyen no ceder el paso, no parar en un semáforo en rojo, hacer giros indebidos y conducir en sentido contrario, todo lo cual puede causar un accidente.
  • Conducción distraída. Ya sea por enviar mensajes de texto, usar dispositivos electrónicos, comer o beber, o por otra razón, los conductores distraídos son una de las principales causas de accidentes de tráfico en todo el país.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Dado que el alcohol y las drogas pueden afectar en gran medida a la capacidad de una persona para conducir un vehículo de motor, incluida la disminución significativa de la velocidad de reacción, conducir bajo sus efectos es una de las principales razones de los accidentes de tráfico.
  • Malas condiciones meteorológicas, de la carretera o de la visibilidad. Conscientious drivers need to account for conditions on the road that are beyond their control, driving defensively and effectively in order to avoid an accident. When they fail to do so, they may be liable for the injuries suffered in an accident they caused.
  • Aceleración. De acuerdo con el Instituto de Información de Seguros: "El exceso de velocidad encabeza la lista de factores relacionados con los conductores implicados en accidentes mortales. En 2019, 8.746 conductores que se vieron implicados en accidentes mortales (o el 17 por ciento) iban con exceso de velocidad."

¿Qué tipo de lesiones suelen producirse?

Car accidents can cause serious injuries, including lesiones cerebrales traumáticas, concussions, and other head injuries. Some victims suffer back and neck injuries, spinal damage, or even varying levels of paralysis. Soft tissue injuries and whiplash are common after an accident, as are cuts, lacerations, and broken bones. 

Injuries that result from a car wreck can require extensive medical treatment. Mounting cuentas médicas can become overwhelming, especially if you are unable to work due to your accident-related injuries. The emotional toll of a serious car accident can be just as debilitating as the physical injuries. 

If you've suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you need an experienced Dallas car accident attorney to investigate your car accident case. Through a free consultation, an experienced personal injury lawyer can determine whether you may have a claim to recover compensation for the damages you suffered.

¿Por qué necesito contratar a un abogado de accidentes de coche de Dallas?

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It can be difficult to fight, and you need an expert on your side to help navigate the process. In some cases, you may need to file a claim against multiple wrongdoers, as well as their insurance companies.

You will need to prove liability for the accident, presenting evidence of the wrongdoers' negligent or reckless actions. It is imperative that you contact an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible after a crash. Let an experienced trial lawyer from at the Francis Firm help you understand your rights, get the medical care you need, and obtain the settlement you deserve.

An experienced Dallas car accident lawyer will help in the following ways: 

Provide legal guidance

Your car accident attorney can explain your legal rights and options following a car accident. They can help you understand the legal process, including the steps involved in filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

Investigate the accident

Your lawyer can investigate the events surrounding your accident by interviewing witnesses, reviewing the police report, and reconstructing the accident scene, if needed. They may also review your medical records. Your car accident lawyer will also research the law and apply it to the specifics of your car accident case, and prepare a legal argument to help convince the other party or insurance company to settle.

Determine the extent of your damages

A car accident lawyer can accurately assess and establish the extent and value of your damages. Your damages may include many specific medical expenses, such as doctor's visits, medical testing, prescription costs, hospital stays, and physical therapy. You might also incur damages to your personal property, such as mechanic's bills to fix your car and rent a replacement. 

You might also claim general damages, such as el dolor y el sufrimiento, lost income or lost wages if you cannot work, the loss of enjoyment of activities you are no longer able to do, and a general decrease in your quality of life. Our Dallas car accident attorneys can help ensure that you recover compensation that meets your needs now and in the future.

Negotiate with insurance companies

Insurance companies may try to settle your claim quickly and for an amount that pales in comparison to the damages you suffered. An experienced car accident lawyer can negotiate with the other party and insurance company to obtain the maximum compensation. They will handle correspondence and conversations with the insurance company, and have your case ready and prepared for trial, should negotiations with the insurance company fail.

Represent you in court

If your case goes to trial, a car accident attorney can represent you in court. They can present evidence, argue on your behalf, and cross-examine witnesses to help you achieve the best possible outcome. 

Whether your case goes to trial or is settled out of court, the Dallas personal injury lawyers at the Francis Firm can guide you through the legal process and get you the compensation you deserve. 

Our car accident lawyers fight daily to help our clients recover the maximum financial compensation. If the insurance company refuses to offer full value in a settlement, one of our trial-tested Dallas personal injury lawyers is always ready to take them to court. We are ready to defend you throughout Dallas.

Veredictos y acuerdos de colisión de vehículos motorizados

1,970,000 - Conductor ebrio causa lesión cerebral 

Una Demandada fuera del estado consumió alcohol en un restaurante de Weatherford hasta que su nivel de alcohol en la sangre era casi tres veces mayor que los límites legales de Texas antes de intentar conducir de vuelta a su hotel por la noche y en el lado equivocado de la carretera, sin usar las luces delanteras. Durante este proceso, golpeó un vehículo conducido por un caballero que hacía recados cerca de su casa. La colisión resultó en múltiples lesiones, incluyendo una lesión cerebral traumática leve. La demanda fue presentada, resultando en acuerdos por un total de $1,970,000. Después de los honorarios, gastos y el pago de gravámenes y facturas médicas, nuestro cliente recuperó $1,100,829.

900,000 - Conductor Borracho Causa Lesión de la Columna Vertebral que Requiere Cirugía 

Un hombre que manejaba un vehículo en estado de ebriedad y bajo la influencia de medicamentos para el dolor se saltó una señal de alto y chocó contra un vehículo que contenía a una familia que conducía de regreso a casa desde la cena. El esposo y el operador del vehículo golpeado sufrieron una lesión en la espalda que requirió cirugía. Se entabló una demanda contra el conductor ebrio que resultó en un acuerdo por un monto de $900,000. Después de los honorarios, gastos y el pago de gravámenes y facturas médicas, nuestro cliente recuperó $516,788.

$565,000 - Conductor con teléfono celular Lesiones graves a su familia

Una señora que viajaba por Southlake Boulevard mientras tomaba café y hablaba por su teléfono celular, se saltó un semáforo en rojo sin parar o incluso sin frenar. Dentro de la intersección, ella golpeó la minifurgoneta ocupada por una familia ese domingo por la mañana. La colisión causó múltiples lesiones a nuestros clientes, incluyendo lesiones en la cabeza y la columna vertebral. Se entabló una demanda contra el conductor negligente, lo que resultó en un acuerdo para la familia por un monto de $565,000. Después de los honorarios, gastos y el pago de gravámenes y facturas médicas, nuestros clientes recuperaron $281,194.

Who Pays For Damages In Car Accident Cases?

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In most car accident cases, a person's car insurance company covers claims. Texas is an at-fault insurance state, which means that the person who is responsible for the car accident is also responsible for paying any damages. 

You will need to contact the at-fault driver’s car insurance soon after the accident to make a claim. If you haven’t retained legal representation, it's best to limit your conversations with insurance companies and never admit fault. Insurers may try to offer you a quick settlement that does not meet the full value of the damages you suffered. 

Experienced car accident lawyers know how to determine the value of your damages and can negotiate with the insurance company for full and fair compensation. If negotiations fail, your attorney can take your case to court. 

Insurance companies usually choose to settle lawsuits before they go to court. Having an attorney on your side can greatly improve your chances of getting the most favorable outcome in your car accident case.

What Is Negligence in Dallas, TX?

Negligence is perhaps the most common theory of recovery in a car accident case. The four elements of negligence are:

  • Duty of care – the at-fault driver owed a legal duty of care to you, such as following the rules of the road
  • The at-fault driver breached their duty of care. For example, a driver who runs a stop light is breaching their duty of care.
  • You suffered injuries due to the other driver’s breach of duty, for example in a car accident caused by the at-fault driver.
  • Your accident-related injuries resulted in damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages.

To succeed in a negligence claim, a personal injury attorney must establish, by a preponderance of the evidence, each of these elements.

What if I’m Partly to Blame for My Car Accident?

Texas follows a comparative negligence rule in civil cases. Comparative negligence reduces a plaintiff's damages award by the percentage they are responsible for their own injury.

For example, a jury might determine that a motorist hit by a drunk driver at an intersection is 25% responsible because they themselves were speeding. If the jury awards the plaintiff $100,000, a Texas court will reduce the award by 25% to $75,000.

However, if the plaintiff is 51% or more responsible for their own injuries, Texas comparative negligence laws prevent them from recovering anything in a lawsuit.

What Is a Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Cases in Texas?

Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Cases in Texas

A prescripción de la acción is a law that establishes how long you have to file a lawsuit against an at-fault driver. The deadline for filing a car accident claim in Texas is two years from the date of the accident. There are some exceptions to this statute of limitations. Consider discussing your accident with a qualified car accident attorney to determine whether you still have time to file a case.  

It's important to file your legal claim as soon as possible. Missing this two-year deadline means you cannot recover compensation for damages in a car accident case.

Contacting an experienced attorney soon after your car accident can ensure you don’t miss this important deadline and give your lawyer a better chance to secure evidence before it is destroyed or lost. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner your lawyer can start the personal injury claim process and protect your interests.

What Damages Can I Get in a Dallas Car Accident Lawsuit?

Dallas car accident victims aren’t guaranteed financial recovery, even if their injuries were caused by someone else's negligence. If damages are awarded, the amount can vary, depending on the injuries sustained, the severity of the injury's impact, and other factors.

Daños for car accident claims in Dallas fall into three general categories: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive or exemplary damages.

Daños económicos 

Economic damage awards compensate the plaintiff for financial losses that occurred as a result of their car accident, and may include medical bills for:

  • Asistencia sanitaria en urgencias, incluidos los servicios de ambulancia
  • Citas médicas pasadas, presentes y futuras
  • Atención hospitalaria
  • Gastos farmacéuticos
  • Cirugías
  • Fisioterapia
  • Otros gastos médicos

Economic damages also can include lost wages, lost income, or loss of earning capacity.

Daños no económicos 

Non-economic damages can be more difficult to prove because they involve injuries that are intangible and difficult to evaluate. Examples of non-economic damages in car accident lawsuits include:

  • El dolor y el sufrimiento
  • Mental anguish
  • Scars or disfigurement
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Loss of companionship

Daños punitivos en Texas

In extreme cases, a court may award a plaintiff daños punitivos. Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for, particularly egregious conduct by making an example of them to other would-be wrongdoers. These damages may apply in DUI cases and other scenarios where a defendant acts intentionally or with reckless disregard for the safety of others.

Many car accident victims do not realize the full extent and value of their car accident damages and what they may be compensated for. It's important to talk discuss your case with a lawyer experienced in personal injury law who understands the full financial compensation you deserve.

¿Qué hacer tras una colisión de vehículos?

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1. Llame al 911 e insista en un reporte policial.

Si usted era un conductor, pasajero, motociclista, ciclista o peatón, usted tiene el derecho de insistir que la policía venga a la escena e investigue la colisión. 

A menudo, los operadores del 911 y los departamentos de policía intentarán evitar la investigación de colisiones cuando ninguna persona involucrada resultó herida o busca atención médica de emergencia, pero tiene derecho a insistir en que su accidente sea investigado.

2. Muévase a Seguridad.

Si puede hacer una foto de los vehículos en su posición original de descanso tras el accidente antes de trasladarse a un lugar seguro, hágalo. A continuación, traslade su vehículo o al menos a usted mismo a una zona segura si es posible. Si no puede llegar a un lugar seguro, encienda las luces de emergencia y espere a que la policía y el personal de emergencia lleguen al lugar.

3. Verificar todas las Partes.

Una vez que todos estén en un lugar seguro, verifique la salud y el estado de todos los demás conductores y pasajeros involucrados. Sin embargo, si usted cree que ha sido lesionado, quédese en su vehículo hasta que llegue el EMS.

4. Asegurar las pruebas.

Si es posible, siempre tome fotos de todos los vehículos, la escena y la otra licencia de conducir, placa y tarjeta de seguro.

5. Busque Atención Médica.

Si usted tiene alguna preocupación de que haya sufrido una lesión, permita que el personal de atención médica de emergencia lo examine y lo lleve al hospital para recibir tratamiento. 

A menudo en el lugar de la colisión, la adrenalina enmascara la existencia de dolor o lesión, incluyendo condiciones que ponen en peligro la vida, como lesiones en la cabeza, fracturas de columna o hemorragias internas. 

En caso de duda, actúe con precaución y permita que el personal de EMS y del hospital realice un examen. De hecho, si en última instancia usted requiere atención médica de un choque, las compañías de seguros utilizarán su negativa a aceptar el transporte de EMS o un examen hospitalario como evidencia de que usted no fue realmente lesionado.

6. Injuries Are Often Delayed.

Incluso si usted no cree que se lesionó inmediatamente después de una colisión automovilística, es común sentir mayores niveles de dolor y limitaciones físicas esa noche, al día siguiente o incluso varios días después. Sin embargo, usted podría encontrar que su médico de atención primaria, para prevenir cualquier participación en un reclamo de seguro, no tratará lesiones de vehículos automotores o no prescribirá terapia física u otro tratamiento necesario.

Por esta razón, se trata de crítico para encontrar un profesional médico dispuesto a evaluar y tratar eficazmente todas sus lesiones. Cuanto antes pueda obtener un tratamiento médico eficaz, mayor será la probabilidad de que se recupere completamente de sus lesiones. The Francis Firm puede ayudarle a localizar proveedores médicos calificados para evaluar y tratar cualquier lesión causada por su accidente automovilístico.

7. Call a Lawyer, Not the Insurance Company

Después de una colisión de un vehículo motorizado, usted should never speak to the insurance claims adjuster without first consulting a personal injury attorney. Estos ajustadores son profesionales de reclamos e incluso si suenan comprensivos, su trabajo y único objetivo es minimizar su reclamo y usar su inexperiencia en su contra.

Car accident claims are deeply complex and you need an expert on your side to help navigate the process. It is imperative that you contact an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible after a crash. Let an experienced trial lawyer from the Francis Firm help you get the settlement you need and deserve.

¿Cuántos accidentes de tráfico se producen en Dallas?

Los accidentes automovilísticos pueden ocurrir en cualquier momento y en cualquier comunidad. Por desgracia, incluso los conductores más seguros pueden verse involucrados en un accidente automovilístico grave.

Según datos de la Departamento de Transporte de Texashabía más de 48000 colisiones reportadas sólo en Dallas en 2020. En total, aproximadamente 128.000 personas resultan heridas en colisiones de tráfico en Texas cada año. Manejamos todo tipo de casos de accidentes de auto en todo el Estado de Texas. No importa la naturaleza o la gravedad de sus lesiones, un abogado de Francis Firm luchará para proteger sus derechos legales.

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Every Francis Firm Dallas car accident attorney knows how to hold negligent drivers and their insurers accountable.

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We will conduct a free, in-depth review of your claim and fully investigate your automobile accident in Dallas, obtaining all evidence needed to build a winning legal claim. The experienced car accident lawyers at the Francis Firm will help you understand your rights and options. 

Our Dallas car accident lawyers will handle all correspondence and personal injury negotiations with the insurance company. If the insurance company refuses to offer full value in the settlement, our trial-tested Dallas car accident lawyers are always ready to take them to court.

En la Firma Francis, cada abogado de accidentes de coche en Dallas, Texas es un experimentado y fuerte defensor de las víctimas lesionadas. Si usted o un ser querido ha sido lesionado en una colisión de vehículos de motor, usted necesita un abogado que luchará por sus derechos legales y protegerá sus intereses financieros. 

Our Francis Firm Abogados de lesiones personales de Dallas have decades of experience. If you were hurt in a traffic accident, it is imperative that you do not wait to take action. If you cannot come to our office, our experienced trial lawyers will come to you.

Póngase en contacto con nosotros hoy para una consulta legal inicial gratuita y sin compromiso. en línea o llamando (817) 329-9001. With our office in Dallas, servimos a las comunidades a lo largo del Dallas zona, Condado de Dallas y otros condados de Texas.


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