Southlake Car Accident Attorneys
At the Francis Firm, our Southlake, Texas car accident attorneys are experienced, strong advocates for injured victims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you need an attorney who will fight for your legal rights and protect your financial interests. When you hire the Francis Firm for your car wreck claim, there will never be any legal fees or costs until we recover money for you.
Let the experienced trial lawyers at the Francis Firm help you understand your rights, get the medical care you need and the settlement you deserve.
Why Do I Need to Hire a Car Wreck Lawyer?
Car accident claims are typically defended by large insurance companies. Insurers work aggressively to protect their own bottom line. As soon as an accident occurs, they will begin investigating the case and building their legal defense.
In most cases, an injured victim is inexperienced in the law and the claim process. Insurance companies and their adjusters are trained to use this inexperience against you. You need to level the playing field from the very beginning. At the Francis Firm, our car accident lawyers know how to hold negligent drivers and their insurers accountable. We will:
- Conduct a free, in-depth review of your claim
- Help you get the right medical care you need
- Answer your questions and help you understand your options
- Fully investigate your accident, obtaining all evidence needed to build a winning legal claim
- Handle all correspondence and personal injury negotiations with the insurance company.
We will fight to help our clients recover the maximum financial compensation. If the insurance company refuses to offer full value in settlement, our trial-tested Texas personal injury lawyers are always ready to take them to court.
Motor Vehicle Collision Verdicts & Settlements
$1,970,000 – Drunk Driver Causes Brain Injury
An out of state Defendant consumed alcohol at a Weatherford restaurant until her blood alcohol level was nearly three times the Texas legal limits before attempting to drive back to her hotel at night and on the wrong side of the roadway, without using headlights. During this process, she struck a vehicle driven by a gentleman running errands near his home. The collision resulted in multiple injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury. Suit was brought, resulting in settlements totaling $1,970,000. After fees, expenses and the repayment of medical liens and bills, our client recovered $1,100,829.
$900,000 – Drunk Driver Causes Spinal Injury Requiring Surgery
A man operating a vehicle while intoxicated and under the influence of pain medication ran a stop sign and struck a vehicle containing a family driving home from dinner. The husband and operator of the struck vehicle suffered a back injury requiring surgery. Suit was brought against the drunk driver resulting in a settlement in the amount of $900,000. After fees, expenses and the repayment of medical liens and bills, our client recovered $516,788.
$565,000 – Driver on Cell Phone Seriously injures Family
A lady traveling on Southlake Boulevard while drinking coffee and talking on her cell phone, ran a red light without stopping or even applying her brakes. Within the intersection, she struck the mini-van occupied by a family on that Sunday morning. The collision caused multiple injuries to our clients, including injuries to the head and spine. Suit was brought against the negligent driver, resulting in a settlement for the family in the amount of $565,000. After fees, expenses and the repayment of medical liens and bills, our clients recovered $281,194.
What to do After a Motor Vehicle Collision
1. Call 911 and Insist on a Police Report.
Whether you were a driver, passenger, motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian, you have the right to insist the police come to the scene and investigate the collision. Often, 911 operators and police departments will attempt to avoid investigating collisions when no person involved was injured or seeks emergency medical care, but you have the right to insist that your accident be investigated.
2. Move to Safety.
If possible and it can be done safely, move your vehicle or at least yourself to a safe area. If you cannot, turn on your emergency flashers and wait for the police and emergency personnel to arrive at the scene. If you can safely take a picture of the vehicles in their original post-accident resting position before moving to safety, do so as well.
3. Check on all Parties.
Once everyone is in a safe place, check on the health and status of all other involved drivers and passengers. If you believe you have been injured, however, stay in your vehicle until EMS arrives.
4. Secure Evidence.
If possible, always take pictures of all vehicles, the scene and the other driver’s license, license plate and insurance card.
5. Seek Medical Attention.
If you have any concern you suffered injury, allow emergency medical care personnel to examine and take you to the hospital for treatment. Often at the scene of the collision, adrenaline masks the existence of pain or injury, including life-threatening conditions such as head injuries, spinal fractures or internal bleeding.
If in doubt, err on the side of caution and allow EMS and hospital personnel to conduct an examination. In fact, if you ultimately require medical care from a collision, insurance companies will use your refusal to accept EMS transport or a hospital examination as evidence that you were not truly injured.
6. Injuries often Delayed.
Even if you do not believe you were injured immediately after a motor vehicle collision, it is common to feel increased levels of pain and physical limitations that night, the following day or even several days later. If you are hurt, however, many people learn for the first time their primary care physician, to prevent any involvement in an insurance claim, either will not treat motor vehicle injuries or will not prescribe physical therapy or other necessary treatment.
For this reason, it is critical to find a medical professional willing to effectively evaluate and treat all your injuries. The sooner you can obtain effective medical treatment, the more likely you are to fully recover from your injuries. The Francis Firm can help you locate qualified medical providers to evaluate and treat any injuries caused by your motor vehicle accident.
7. Call a Lawyer not the Insurance Company.
After a motor vehicle collision, you should never speak to the insurance claims adjuster without first consulting an attorney. These adjusters are claims professionals and even if they sound sympathetic, their job and only goal is to minimize your claim and use your inexperience against you.
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 attorney as soon as possible after a crash. Let the experienced trial lawyers at the Francis Firm help you understand your rights, get the medical care you need and the settlement you deserve.
Car Accidents In Southlake
Motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time, and in any community. Unfortunately, even the safest drivers may be involved in a serious automobile crash. According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation, there were nearly 500 collisions reported in Southlake alone in 2017. In total, approximately 130,000 people are injured in traffic collisions in Texas each year. We handle all types of auto accident cases throughout the State of Texas. No matter the nature or severity of your injuries, our attorneys will fight to protect your legal rights.
Call the Francis Firm Today
At the Francis Firm, our Texas auto accident attorneys 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. Please reach out to us today for a free, no obligation initial legal consultation online or by calling (817) 329-9001. With an office in Southlake, we serve the Southlake community as well as communities throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region and the State of Texas.
Recent Verdicts & Settlements
With over twenty million dollars recovered for clients, you can trust our experience and proven track record to get you the maximum possible recovery.SEE RECENT VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
- $2,250,000: Wrongful Death
- $1,970,000: Vehicle Collision
- $1,250,000: Car Accident
- $1,050,000: Truck Collision
- $1,000,000: Truck Accident
- $900,000: Vehicle Collision
- $775,839: Commercial Litigation
- $600,000: Wrongful Death
- $565,000: Vehicle Collision
- $425,000: Product Liability
- $329,000: Commercial Litigation
- $206,545: Premises Liability
- $87,300: Arbitration Verdict