Brad Parker, the founder of Parker Law Firm, tell us how the firm helps injured car crash victims.
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Injured in a car accident? According to TXDOT each day, countless vehicles pass through Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas. Inevitably, accidents happen, and should you be involved, you need to know what to do immediately after the car accident. You also need to know what could potentially happen to you in the aftermath of the accident. Insurance adjusters will call you, trying to get you to give a statement about how the accident happened, the extent of your involvement, and the seriousness of your injuries. They are NOT asking these questions to be helpful, but rather to pin you down in an effort to minimize your claim or even trick you into saying something that will allow them to deny your claim entirely.
Determining Liability For a Car Accident in North Texas
There are a number of factors that need to be considered when determining liability for a car accident in North Texas. Many people assume that fault always lies with one of the drivers, but that may not be the case. While there are many driver-related causes of car accidents, our firm is very experienced in helping our clients with all types of accidents, including those involving:
Of course, each situation is unique, and the discovery process for your specific case may vary. To learn more about your legal rights surrounding a personal injury claim, contact us right away. We can help you understand your right to compensation for property damage and medical bills. The state of Texas recognizes a statute of limitations on filing civil lawsuits, so you need to act quickly to ensure your rights are protected.
Compensation For Those Injured In A Car Accident
You are entitled to recover all out-of-pocket medical expenses that you or your loved one incur, as well as the amounts paid by any type of medical insurance plan, including Medicare and Medicaid. You are also entitled to any future medical expenses that you are likely to incur in the future based on reasonable medical probability.
Lost Wages/Loss of Earning Capacity
If you miss work as a result of your injuries, the law provides that you may recover any lost wages. The law also provides that, in the event your injuries result in your inability to earn as much in the future as you did in the past, a claim for loss of future earning capacity can be made.
If the injuries you sustained result in either temporary or permanent impairment or disability, then you are entitled to pursue a claim for that impairment.
These are damages awarded due to scarring, amputation, or other physical injuries leaving a long-term and usually permanent change to physical being or look.
Physical Pain & Suffering
Pain associated with an injury can range from minor and rather temporary to severe and long-lasting. This type of recovery is very subjective and can vary widely from one person to the next. Nonetheless, the law allows recovery for the pain you suffer, and the amount compensated is determined by the jury on a purely subjective basis.
These types of damages are also very subjective and are often met with extreme skepticism by juries. Texas courts have determined that, in order to recover mental anguish damages, there must be evidence of the degree, nature, extent, duration, and severity of the person’s mental anguish. There must have been a relatively high degree of mental pain and distress which is more than mere disappointment, anger, resentment, or embarrassment, although it may include all of these.
Getting A Police Report After A Car Accident
After you’ve been involved in a significant car accident, a police officer will typically arrive at the scene of the accident. Any drivers and witnesses will be interviewed, the vehicles and scene will be inspected, and an accident report will be written based on the officers’ investigation. A police report can include important information that will help your Texas car accident attorney support your case and hold the negligent driver accountable.
To obtain a police report, one must visit the Texas Department of Transportation website and submit a search and purchase request for the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report (CR-3). Due to confidentiality, crash reports are not available for online viewing by the general public.
The requester must know some or all of the following to complete the search:
- Crash ID (optional)
- Person Involved in Crash (first and last name)
- Crash Date
Upon payment and following the proper release guidelines, the crash report will be available to view online. There is also an option to obtain a copy of the report by completing the proper form and mailing it in. While the police report is just one of many key factors in supporting your claim, it is still a very important piece of evidence.
Commonly Asked Questions
- Can I handle my own claim?
- Should I talk to the adjuster?
- Should I sign the medical forms the adjuster wants me to sign?
- Who is going to pay my medical bills while I wait for a settlement?
- How much is my case worth?
- What if the other driver does not have insurance?
- What is the process for filing a claim?
- How long will this take?
- How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?
- What makes Parker Law Firm different from other personal injury law firms?
Why Choose Parker Law Firm?
Parker Law Firm can match and exceed the routine claims of other personal injury attorneys.
But what really sets Parker Law Firm and Brad Parker a part from other car accident attorneys is what they bring to the table that others can’t, won’t, and don’t:
You are able to take advantage of Four Unique Benefits when working with Parker Law Firm:
- Our fee will never exceed your recovery
- We fight tirelessly to reduce the amount that must be paid back to health insurance companies and other medical providers
- We only take selected cases we believe in
- Our 30-day guarantee
Brad Parker’s experience consists of more than 30 years of fighting for injured Texans’ rights, and he is highly regarded by his peers as well as his clients. Our car accident attorneys are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We offer complementary case evaluations to review your legal options. You will NEVER owe us money unless and until there is a recovery for you.
Our Guarantee to You
If you retain our services and have any regrets or reservations within the first 30 days, you can walk away free and clear. We consider our relationships with clients to be our lasting legacy. See what some of our former clients have to say about us.
Have You Been Injured In A Texas Area Car Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free consultation. We help car accident victims throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington as well as all areas of Texas.
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Car Accident Testimonial of Parker Law Firm
Written by: Dawson G.
Words can’t describe the professionalism the Parker Law Firm staff showed to us throughout this whole ordeal. They were truly concerned about our needs and feelings. They stayed in contact consistently and always responded to our calls immediately, patiently answering all our questions. At no time did we feel like we were just another client. Although our accident was dreadful, we feel fortunate that it introduced us to some new friends at Parker Law Firm. We would not hesitate to recommend them for any legal needs you have.Dawson G.