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Dallas Car Accident Attorney

Dallas Car Crash Lawyer

What To Do After A Car Accident in Dallas, TX?

The impact of a car accident can last long after the initial collision. You may be suffering from physical pain, facing mounting medical bills, struggling with time lost from work, and looking for somewhere to turn. At Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., we understand the physical and emotional pain that car accident victims are going through and are ready to fight for you. You don't have to go through this challenging time alone. We listen to your situation, learn about the circumstances of the crash, and build a case for you to recover the compensation you deserve.

Dallas Lawyer for Car Accident Compensation

For those injured in a car accident, compensation can go beyond simple reimbursement for hospital or doctor's bills. We know the effects of a car accident can leave a long-lasting and even permanent impact on your life. That is why we help our clients understand their rights and work with them to build their car accident claims. In the most severe accidents, we help families pursue wrongful death damages for the loss of their loved ones. Victims of a car accident may be entitled to recover fair compensation, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical disabilities and impairment
  • Scarring
  • Future losses
  • Wrongful death damages

No matter the severity of the injuries you or your loved one suffered, Our Dallas car accident attorney will fight for the fair compensation you deserve. We know that insurance companies will want to settle quickly or prepare an offer that does not meet your needs, but we are prepared to take on any opponent for our clients. It may be impossible to forget what happened, but the compensation you receive may help you take the first steps to a better tomorrow.

Attorney for Motor Vehicle Collisions

Each car accident occurs due to a unique set of circumstances, but any accident can result in damages, injuries, and even death. We have experience helping victims of a variety of types of accidents, including:

If the accident was a result of a defective auto part, we can pursue damages against the auto product manufacturer and hold them responsible. This can include tire blowouts or faulty vehicle designs that lead to a vehicle rollover.

Car Accident Statistics

Dallas Car Accident Attorney

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Building Your Car Accident Case with a Dallas Attorney

At Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., we will begin building your car accident case after an initial free consultation. Since every successful case relies on factual information, we will investigate your accident thoroughly. This will include interviewing all available witnesses, visiting the crash site to determine how the accident occurred, and gathering the driving and police records of all parties involved in the accident. After a car accident, it is essential that you act quickly to secure vital evidence and locate witnesses that may be key to your case.

Our Dallas car accident attorney will take on insurance companies who may have tried to settle a claim or misinformed you about your rights quickly. If your car accident case goes to trial, our experienced litigators are well-prepared to present your case to a jury.

Frequently Asked Questions


What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

Answer: In the immediate aftermath of a collision, you will want to make sure the proper medical treatment is provided to anyone who was injured, including you, your passengers, people in other vehicles, or pedestrians. You should then exchange information with the other driver or anyone else who was involved, making sure to get their name, address, phone number, and details about their auto insurance policy. By calling the police and having an officer come to the scene of the accident, you can ensure that a police report will be created, which may be used to determine who was at fault. At the scene, you can gather helpful evidence, such as taking photos of the vehicles, the conditions of the road, and any other details, and you can get the contact information of any witnesses. You will need to make sure to see a doctor and receive any necessary medical treatment, which will establish the extent of your injuries and show that they were caused by the accident. It is also important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you will be able to take the proper steps to receive compensation from all available sources.


What Should I Do After a "Minor" Car Accident?

Answer: While some accidents may seem to be relatively minor, such as a bump from behind by another vehicle that was traveling at a low speed, it is still important to take the proper steps to preserve your right to receive compensation if necessary. It is a good idea to contact the police, and an officer who comes to the scene will file a police report that will state which driver was responsible for the collision. By having your vehicle inspected by a mechanic, you can determine whether any repairs will be necessary. It is also a good idea to see a doctor to get a checkup and determine whether you may have suffered any injuries. You can then speak to an attorney about your options and determine whether you can make an insurance claim. If the at-fault driver was uninsured, your own insurance policy will provide uninsured motorist coverage, and your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to make sure the coverage you receive will fully address your damages.


How Can I Get a Police Report for a Car Accident?

Answer: You can usually contact the police station and request a copy of the police report related to your accident. You may need to provide information such as the date, time, and location of the accident and/or the name of the officer who came to the scene and filed the report. After receiving a copy of the police report, you can provide it to your attorney, who will be able to use it to help you pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.


How Can an Attorney Help Me in My Car Accident Claim?

Answer: After an accident, an attorney can perform an investigation and gather evidence to show that a negligent driver or another party was at fault for your injuries. This evidence may include photos of the scene of the accident, footage from nearby traffic cameras or security cameras at stores or other locations, and testimony from witnesses. Your lawyer can help you determine the best steps to take to receive compensation, including pursuing personal injury lawsuits against any and all liable parties. They can also speak to insurance companies on your behalf to make sure you will be able to make a claim, and they can negotiate settlements that will fully address the ways you have been affected.


What Happens if Someone Else Is Driving My Car and Gets in an Accident?

Answer: If someone causes an accident while driving your vehicle, you will likely be held liable for any resulting injuries or damage. Therefore, it is important to make sure that anyone who drives your car has a valid driver's license and that you have the proper insurance coverage on your vehicle. If the other driver was at fault, you should be able to recover compensation that will address the damage to your vehicle, and if necessary, you may be able to receive uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage under your own policy.


How Much Time Do I Have to Report a Car Accident to an Insurance Company?

Answer: It is a good idea to report a car accident as soon as possible after it occurs. Most insurance companies allow claims to be filed within 30 days after an accident, although you will want to check with your insurer to determine the specific time limits that apply to your policy. By speaking to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident, you can make sure you report your accident and file an insurance claim within the proper time limits. A statute of limitations will also determine when you can pursue a lawsuit seeking to recover compensation. These time limits are set by state laws, and in Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years in most cases.


How Long Does a Settlement Take for a Car Accident?

Answer: The amount of time needed before you can receive compensation will often depend on the seriousness of the collision, the extent of your damages, and whether there are any complicating factors. If the other driver was clearly at fault, and you know the costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle and the medical treatment you have received, you may be able to file an insurance claim and receive a settlement within one or two months. However, if you were partially responsible for an accident, or if you have needed extensive medical treatment, more time may be needed to establish liability or determine the full extent of your damages. If your attorney needs to pursue a lawsuit against the other driver or any other parties, a case may take several months or even multiple years. However, spending this time is well worth it, since it will ensure that you will be able to receive compensation that will fully address your damages and allow you to make a full recovery.

Contact a Dallas Car Accident Attorney Today

With over 25 years of experience handling car accidents and other personal injury claims, attorney Jerry D. Andrews provides representation for all types of car accidents, including distracted driving accidents, drunk driving accidents, dangerous highway accidents, and accidents involving Uber, Lyft, and limousines. Call us today at 214-221-5800 or contact our office to schedule your free no-obligation consultation. Whether your accident was a read-end collision, head-on collision, or a T-bone accident, our Dallas car accident lawyers are ready to represent you and help you seek the compensation you deserve. We represent accident victims in Farmers Branch, Valley Ranch, Coppell, Carrollton, Irving, and throughout the surrounding areas. Se habla Español.

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