Injured in a Crash?
Our Lewisville Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
Negligent and distracted drivers put everyone in danger because they increase the risk of car accidents on Texas roads. Serious injuries can result from a car crash, which can impact the victims for the rest of their lives. If you are injured in a car accident, you may face large medical bills and steep charges for repairs to your property. However, if another driver was at fault for the car crash, you may be able to hold him or her accountable for your damages.
The Lewisville car accident lawyers at Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C. understand how much one crash can change your life. We will vigorously fight to defend you after a car accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. When you hire us, you are hiring smart, goal-oriented lawyers who think outside the box to find lasting legal solutions.
Two of our accident attorneys are former TX police officers who have responded to the scenes of car accidents. We know what steps you should take to uphold your rights. If you have questions, call (972) 315-6222 now for real, honest legal answers.
Common Causes of Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents never happen without reason. If you are injured in a car crash, the attorneys at our personal injury law firm can help you hold the responsible party accountable for paying your medical bills and other damages. The most common causes of car accidents in Texas include:
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Negligent driving
- Driver distraction
- Defective parts
- Poor road maintenance
Most car accidents are caused by some form of driver negligence, a legal term to describe the failure to act with the same care that someone acting reasonably would do in a similar situation. If a negligent driver causes you to be injured in a car accident, that person can be held liable for the damages you suffered.
Our Denton County car accident lawyers have firsthand knowledge of all the Texas personal injury laws that may apply to your car accident case. We will use our understanding to explore every legal option available and use our aggressive style to help you fight for the compensation you need to recover to begin putting what happened behind you.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
Immediately after a car accident:
- Your first priority should be the health and safety of everyone involved, including yourself. If someone is unconscious, do not attempt to move them. If only minor injuries are involved, relocate those involved to a safer location. If not disrupting traffic and others are not in danger, leave the accident scene as it is. If the accident is posing a hazard to others, move the vehicles to a nearby, safe location.
- Contact the police. Ask the operator to send an ambulance if anyone is injured.
While waiting for law enforcement to arrive:
- Make sure to get the other driver’s information as well as the contact information for any witnesses.
- Take plenty of photographs to document the property damage, surrounding location and your injuries.
- When talking to the other driver, make sure you stick to only the facts of the accident. Even saying, “My bad!” could be taken as an admittance of fault and could later hurt your ability to recover compensation.
When law enforcement gets to the accident scene:
- Like speaking with the other driver, keep what you say to the police to just the facts. Do not try to guess at what happened or who is at fault. Let the experts determine that!
- An important step that often forgotten – Get the contact information for the officer who responds to the accident scene and case number. This way, you can follow up to get a copy of the police report as soon as possible.
In the days following a car accident:
- Report the accident to your insurance company. Give your carrier any contact information for the other driver, witnesses, police officer who responded as well as the case number assigned to your accident.
- The insurance company representing the other driver involved will contact you to get a recorded statement. Do not agree to give a recorded statement unless you understand what you should and should not say to the insurance adjuster. Many adjusters purposefully ask very general and, many times, misleading questions to try to get you to answer in a way that places the blame on you. This way, the adjuster can use your misleading answers against you to get you to agree to a quick settlement. These insurance settlement offers are almost always too low, unfair and may not cover the true costs of your medical treatments and car repairs. You have a right to refuse to have your statement recorded – just tell the adjuster you need to consult with your attorney first.
- If your accident involves issues of determining fault, call an experienced personal injury attorney to talk about your best legal options. With a lawyer on your side, your attorney will work to maximize your settlement for the highest recovery possible. You will also not have to worry about dealing with pushy insurance adjusters yourself. Tell the insurance company to call your lawyer!
Our Lewisville personal injury attorneys can negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company on your behalf. We will make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If necessary, we can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver to ensure you are fairly compensated for injuries caused by negligence.
Contact Our Lewisville Car Accident Attorneys for a Free Consultation
Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C. is a leading personal injury law firm in North Texas dedicated to helping residents through difficult times in their lives. If you are involved in a car accident in Denton, Coppell, Double Oak or any of the surrounding DFW areas, our car crash lawyers can help. Contact us online or call our Lewisville office at (972) 315-6222 to arrange a free initial consultation today.