Texas Car Accident Lawyer Serving Dallas and Fort Worth
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you need an lawyer who will fight for your legal rights and protect your financial interests. At the Francis Firm you work with a Texas car accident lawyer who is experienced, strong advocates for injured victims.
Motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time, and in any community, with even the safest drivers involved in a serious automobile crash 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. Sadly, many traffic accident victims suffer serious personal injuries.
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 an experienced car accident lawyer from the Francis Firm help you understand your rights, get the medical care you need and the settlement you deserve.
How do Car Accidents Commonly Happen?
There are many reasons for motor vehicle accidents, which typically involve the negligent or reckless actions of the party who’s responsible.
Some of the most common reasons for automobile accidents in Texas are:
- Reckless driving. Whether it’s changing lanes too quickly, following too closely, or driving aggressively, reckless driving habits can lead to serious personal injuries to others in a car accident.
- Ignoring traffic laws and the rules of the road. Some examples of negligent behavior include failing to yield, not stopping at a red light, making improper turns, and driving the wrong way, all of which can cause an accident.
- Distracted driving. Whether due to texting, using electronic devices, eating or drinking, or another reason, distracted drivers are one of the leading causes of car accidents nationwide.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Because alcohol and drugs can greatly affect a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle, including significantly lowering reaction speed, driving under the influence is one of the leading reasons for car accidents.
- Poor weather conditions, road conditions, or visibility. 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 you’ve suffered in an accident they caused.
- Speeding. According to the Insurance Information Institute: “Speeding is at the top of the list of related factors for drivers involved in fatal crashes. In 2019, 8,746 drivers who were involved in fatal crashes (or 17 percent) were speeding.”
What Kinds of Injuries Commonly Result?
Car accidents can cause serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, 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. If you’ve suffered personal injuries in a car accident, you need to ensure you receive the medical care and treatment you need in order to get better. A knowledgeable Texas automobile accident lawyer can help.
Why Do I Need to Hire a Texas Car Accident Lawyer?
Car accident cases 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 Texas car accident lawyer will investigate your claim thoroughly, working to interview witnesses and preserve evidence.
Your lawyer will research the law, which can be complex in Texas negligence cases.
Your attorney will work with you to value your damages so that they can present a compelling case on your behalf during settlement negotiations or at trial.
Your lawyer will suggest sound legal advice, explaining your rights and options and discussing with you the next steps to take in your case.
Car accident claims are typically defended by large insurance companies which will work aggressively to protect their own bottom line. As soon as an accident occurs, the insurance company will begin investigating the case and building its legal defense. By contrast, in most cases, an injured victim is inexperienced in the law and the claim process, and insurance companies and their adjusters are trained to use this inexperience against you. You need to level the playing field from the very beginning. A knowledgeable Texas car accident lawyer will advocate on your behalf, negotiating with the insurance company in order to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement.
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, you hire a Texas car accident lawyer who knows how to hold negligent drivers and their insurers accountable.
- 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, a trial-tested Texas personal injury lawyer is always ready to take them to court. We are ready to defend you throughout Texas including Dallas and Fort Worth
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 you can safely take a picture of the vehicles in their original post-accident resting position before moving to a safe location, do so. Then move your vehicle or at least yourself to a safe area if possible. If you cannot get to safe location, turn on your emergency flashers and wait for the police and emergency personnel to arrive at the scene.
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. However, you might find that your 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 a lawyer. 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 lawyer as soon as possible after a crash. Let an experienced trial lawyer from the Francis Firm help you get the medical care you need and the settlement you deserve.
How many Car Accidents Happen In Southlake Texas?
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, a Francis Firm lawyer will fight to protect your legal rights.
The Francis Firm Help Clients Get the Compensation They Deserve
Every Francis Firm Texas car accident lawyer knows how to hold negligent drivers and their insurers accountable.
We will conduct a free, in-depth review of your claim and fully investigate your automobile accident in Texas, obtaining all evidence needed to build a winning legal claim. We will also help you get the right medical care you need, answer your questions, and the experienced car accident lawyers at the Francis Firm will help you understand your rights and options. Our experienced 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 settlement, our trial-tested Texas personal injury lawyers are always ready to take them to court.
At the Francis Firm, every Southlake, Texas car accident lawyer is an experienced, strong advocate for injured victims. 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.
A Francis Firm Texas car accident lawyer 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 our office in Southlake, we serve communities throughout the Dallas – Fort Worth area, Tarrant County and Dallas County and other counties 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