Dallas Car Accident Lawyer
In 2015, Texas recorded 13,616 collisions involving serious injuries. In those incidents, 17,011 individuals suffered serious injuries. 3,776 people died in car collisions during the same year. For reference, the state recorded one death every 2.5 hours.
If you travel via car, you are at risk for a car collision every time the wheels start rolling. Car collisions often occur indiscriminately. It does not matter what you drive or how safe your actions were. A distracted driver, a drunk driver, or a speeding driver can take so much away from you in the blink of an eye.
At the Law Office of Stephen W. Shoultz, we see numerous car collision cases every year. Each one is different and devastating in its own way. Our team is passionate about pursuing these cases to the full extent of the law and keeping dangerous drivers from causing collisions again in the future.
The Reality of Car Collisions for Injured Individuals
After a car collision, some of the most common serious injuries include fractures, friction and thermal burns, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Even a seemingly minor rear ending collision can cause years of chronic pain and diminish someone’s quality of life. Often, those involved do not understand the full extent of their injuries until days or weeks after the incident. One morning you may wake up with a pain in your neck, numbness in your arm, or a kink in your back that never goes away.
We encourage all car collision victims to seek medical support and to avoid downplaying any symptoms of injury after an collision. If you brush it off and reassure insurance representatives and officers that you are fine, you may never secure fair compensation.
After a car collision, victims may face astronomical medical bills, lost wages and future income, a decreased quality of life, and months or years of rehabilitation. Our firm understands the unforeseen consequences of car collisions. We work with a top notch network of financial specialists, medical experts, and collision reconstruction experts who help us build strong cases for fair compensation against those responsible.
Who Is Liable After a Car Collision?
To build an unquestionable case, our attorneys work hard to determine liability in each case we accept. In some cases, the other driver or drivers involved may not face legal responsibility. In addition to individuals, we will explore the liability of:
- Companies hiring professional drivers who cause collisions
- Auto manufacturers that distribute faulty parts
- Roadwork crews responsible for maintaining a safe roadway environment
Depending on the facts of the case, we will pursue anyone responsible for negligently or purposefully contributing to an collision. In some cases, we may pursue action against your own insurance company after a hit-and-run collision. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage should provide you with fair compensation for your injuries. Allow us to represent you after a car collision, and we will serve as your tireless advocates for justice, closure, and compensation.
Negligence in Texas Car Collision Cases
Texas operates under a modified comparative negligence rule. In every car collision case, the courts will look at each driver’s percentage of responsibility. If you are more than 50% responsible for the collision, you cannot secure damages under state laws. In car collision cases, determining negligence often comes down to weighing the seriousness of traffic violations. Contributing factors that may affect negligence include distraction, speed, the presence of drugs or alcohol, and the level of care that a driver uses.
Wrongful Death and Car Collisions in Texas
Unfortunately, some car collision victims do not get to walk away from the incident. Whether your loved one died at the scene of the collision or from complications in the hospital, the Law Office of Stephen W. Shoultz will provide your family with compassionate legal support after a tragic loss. We have the resources and experience to pursue compensation for your losses and your loved one’s pain and suffering.