Dallas Car Accident Attorneys
Billions Won by Our Renowned Car Crash Lawyers in Dallas, TX
To accommodate its massive size, Texas has the most miles of road compared to other states. Unfortunately, Texas also has an accident problem with so much road. In 2017, the Texas Department of Transportation found that a highway accident happened every 59 seconds. These accidents resulted in 3,721 deaths and 254,853 injuries. Statistically, many of these injuries and fatalities were suffered by people who weren't at fault.
Car accident survivors experience lasting injuries, medical bills, and lost income. When someone else is at fault for the accident, it's unfair to expect you to shoulder the cost of your recovery. Hiring an experienced car accident lawyer in Dallas is crucial to getting the money you need to move forward. Arnold & Itkin has won billions of dollars in record-setting verdicts and settlements. Our firm is here to help you get what you need. Your consultation is free, and we don't get a fee unless we win, so there's no risk in contacting our firm!
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What to Do After a Dallas Car Accident
Taking the right steps after a car accident can make a significant difference in your ability to maximize your financial compensation. If you are physically able, speak to the other driver(s) and collect names, phone numbers, license plate numbers, and insurance information. Additionally, take photos of the accident scene, as well as any damage to vehicles. Any information you collect could be helpful in your claim later.
While speaking with your insurance company within 24 hours is required, be mindful of what you say to them or the other party's insurance. Saying too much could make you seem at fault for the accident, even if you were not. If you're able, call an attorney first. Having the assistance of a lawyer can protect you from saying things the insurance company will hold against you. Calling a Dallas car accident lawyer will also ensure you benefit from all avenues for compensation, including claiming lost work time, diminished future earnings, and more.
How Our Dallas Vehicle Accident Lawyers Can Help
Serving Dallas, Texas, and all of the U.S., our trial lawyers handle personal injury and wrongful death cases for victims and families of victims of vehicle accidents. This includes:
- Car accidents
- Boat accidents
- Jet ski accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Industrial vehicle accidents
- Ambulance accidents
- Bus accidents
- All-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents
Dallas Car Accident FAQ
What are common car accident injuries?
Motor vehicles weigh thousands of pounds—so when they collide with other objects, the consequences are serious. Common injuries from a car crash may include blunt force trauma, neck and back injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scarring and disfigurement, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries. These injuries are serious and require intensive medical care and a lengthy recovery. Complications from scarring, nerve damage, or traumatic amputation can cause struggles for the rest of an individual's life.
Why do I need a Dallas car accident lawyer?
Some studies indicate that having an attorney for an accident claim often results in far larger results, even after accounting for the cost of hiring a lawyer. The reality is that the insurance company will take every chance to minimize your payout. A Dallas car accident attorney knows this and will be prepared for it. An experienced attorney will also know what questions to ask to strengthen your claim, resulting in larger settlements.
Attorneys may find ways to strengthen your claim with the following questions:
- Was the other driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
- Did distracted driving cause the accident?
- Did reckless driving worsen the accident?
- Could the other driver have prevented the accident?
There's another reason to hire an attorney: only an attorney is qualified to take insurance companies to court. Lawsuits are sometimes the only way to make an insurance company make a fair offer. The possibility of facing a jury is often what gets them to deal fairly, but it's often only possible with a lawyer on your side.
What can a Dallas car accident law firm do to help?
Our Dallas car accident lawyers always focus on making sure a person doesn't have to suffer financially in addition to their other injuries. This means that we'll fight for compensation for losses such as medical debt, missed wages, cost of future care, and any other expense associated with your accident. If you've lost a loved one because of a car accident, we might be able to seek the compensation you need to find a path forward after your loss. While nothing can change what happened, we're ready to demand the justice you deserve.
Dallas Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Helping Injured Cyclists Get the Treatment & Support They Need
Riding a bicycle is an excellent form of exercise and inexpensive transportation for adults. Learning to ride a bike is even considered a rite of passage for children. Unfortunately for people of all ages, bicycle riding can be hazardous when careless motorists or hazardous roadways are involved. Arnold & Itkin fights for injured cyclists across the U.S. We have seen far too many lives claimed in bicycle accidents that could have been prevented if a driver had only been paying attention, if a manufacturer hadn't cut corners in producing an auto or bicycle part, or if a road had been maintained. Our goal in these cases is to help victims and their families get the medical care and financial help they need. Call (888) 493-1629 today to speak with us about your case!
Texas Bike Accident Statistics
The Texas Department of Transportation reported 2,426 bicycle accidents in Texas in 2018. Of these, 71 caused fatalities, and 258 caused serious injuries. Across the U.S., 857 cyclists lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2018. This represented a 6.3% increase in cyclist deaths, even though the overall number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. decreased by 2.4%. 2018 marked the highest number of cyclist deaths since 1990 when 859 bicyclists were killed.
What Can I Do to Stay Safe While Cycling in Dallas?
If you ride a bicycle for pleasure or to get to and from work or school in the Dallas area, you can take a few steps to protect yourself while you're out on the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers the following tips:
- Always wear a helmet and other protective gear.
- Wear bright, reflective clothing.
- Make sure your bike is in proper working order.
- Use a white front light, red read light, and reflectors on your bike.
- Always stay focused and alert.
- Obey traffic laws as they apply to cyclists.
- Never assume that motorists can see or will yield to you.
Who Is Liable After Bicycle Accidents?
Motorists are responsible for sharing the road with cyclists, no matter how much some might disagree. When the vehicle operator causes a collision with a bicycle, they should be held liable for the damages they cause. However, drivers are not always the only liable parties for bicycle accidents. Other potentially at-fault parties include those responsible for road maintenance, manufacturers of faulty parts, and more. The easiest way to determine who is at fault for your accident is by calling Arnold & Itkin at (888) 493-1629. Our Dallas bicycle accident law firm is ready to investigate your accident and help you hold the right people accountable.
Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
When Negligence Harms Pedestrians, Our Team Demands Answers
Whenever you're in a situation where you're on foot and are near motor vehicles, you're a pedestrian. This happens when you're walking on the sidewalk, crossing the street, and even going for your morning run. Every time, you're at the mercy of every motorist in the area. It only takes a split second for a driver to do something that puts you at risk: reading a text message, not checking before reversing, or speeding around a corner.
Arnold & Itkin is here to help if you were seriously injured or have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We take on cases of this kind throughout the state and nation, and we do so with the level of commitment and professionalism that secures unmatched, life-changing results for our clients. To find out more about the ways we can help you, call (888) 493-1629.
Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
Often, pedestrian accidents happen because of inadequate infrastructure. While the design of Dallas-area roads is not always conducive for pedestrians, drivers are still legally obligated to look out for their safety. This makes most accidents that involve a vehicle hitting a pedestrian the fault of drivers. While driver behavior is the leading cause of all traffic accidents—including pedestrian accidents—there are other causes to consider.
The following is a list of potential causes of pedestrian accidents:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Running a red light/stop sign
- Defective pedestrian signals
- Failing to check before reversing
- Motor vehicle defects
- Poorly designed intersections
- Drugged driving
- Lack of sidewalk or crosswalk
Some of these are caused by driver negligence or wrongdoing. Still, others are due to negligent manufacturers or the companies responsible for designing and maintaining our city's roadways. Our Dallas pedestrian injury attorneys carefully investigate every case to ensure all contributing factors are brought to light.
2018: The Highest Number of Pedestrian Deaths in Nearly 30 Years
NHTSA reported that, in 2018, nationwide pedestrian fatalities reached their highest point since 1990. 6,283 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2018, spurring a renewed focus on pedestrian safety.
As a pedestrian in the Dallas area, you can take the following steps to protect yourself:
- Follow traffic laws as they apply to pedestrians.
- Always use sidewalks when they're available.
- If there's no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far to the right as possible.
- Cross at crosswalks or intersections, looking for cars in all directions.
- Watch for cars backing out of driveways or parking spaces.
- Avoid alcohol, drugs, and even texting or using your phone while walking.
- Never assume that a driver sees you or will yield the right of way.
Dallas Ambulance Accident Attorneys
Powerful Legal Help After Catastrophic Emergency Vehicle Accidents
Ambulances are supposed to help people, not hurt them. However, they are operated by humans who are susceptible to errors, on roadways where there are also distracted and drunk drivers. For these reasons, they are sometimes involved in accidents that leave patients and drivers with catastrophic injuries. If you or someone you love was involved in an accident involving an ambulance, we encourage you to contact our firm as quickly as possible. We have a history of winning results in these serious cases, and we're here to help you.
Record-Setting $117 Verdict for Client in Ambulance Collision
This story begins with a woman who was seven months pregnant. She started to experience strong stomach pains, and she called for an ambulance. While they were en route to the hospital, the ambulance driver took his eyes off the road for a moment. That was all it took for the ambulance to crash into the back of a sugar cane truck. The woman suffered severe spinal cord and brain injuries, and her daughter had to be delivered prematurely. The mother would never fully recover and would remain in a wheelchair for life.
Arnold & Itkin took on the case and fought for a $117 million verdict. This verdict ensured our client and her two daughters would receive the care and support they needed. This is why our Dallas ambulance accident attorneys do what we do—to help people going through the toughest times. We provide the guidance and representation that can make all the difference in getting answers and compensation to rebuild and move on.
Investigating a Dallas Ambulance Accident
Determining the cause is essential in ambulance accident cases. We need to know what caused the collision to see who should be held responsible for medical bills, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and other damages. We use different methods for investigating a crash depending on the circumstances, but we will typically work with accident reconstruction specialists, investigators, and experts in engineering, medicine, and other fields to paint a clear picture of the circumstances leading up to the collision, plus the collision itself.
Our investigators and our team may consider such details and evidence as:
- Witness accounts of the accident
- The scene of the accident, including skid marks, traffic signs, etc.
- The location and type of damage sustained by all involved vehicles
- The location and type of injury sustained by all victims
- Police reports
- The ambulance's EDR (event data recorder)
- Ambulance driver and ambulance maintenance logs
Call a Dallas Car Accident Attorney Today: (888) 493-1629
If you've been in a car accident, it is time to get the help of a Dallas car accident attorney. You deserve the best possible recovery from your accident, and a lawyer is the best way to get it. Insurance companies are not on your side, so it is important to obtain the help of a knowledgeable advocate whose interests align with yours.
The following are examples of notable case results for victims of vehicle accidents:
- $117 million verdict for a woman injured in a catastrophic ambulance accident
- $12 million settlement for a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo
- $10 million settlement for a family involved in a fatal trucking accident
The Dallas personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin know how to obtain results for our clients—we have won billions of dollars for. We are proud Texans who are dedicated to fighting for the injured and wronged. Whether we settle out of court or take the trial to verdict, our firm has the resources and experience to ensure you're getting what you deserve. We understand these times are challenging; you won't pay any fees unless we win your case.
If you have been injured in a car crash, call the Dallas car accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin at (888) 493-1629.