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Were you recently injured in a car accident in Dallas? If a negligent driver caused you or a family member to get hurt, they need to be held accountable. You could be entitled to recover compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and suffering.

At Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC, we have a trusted reputation for helping injured victims get the money they need and deserve after preventable accidents. Our bilingual Dallas car accident lawyers are former insurance defense attorneys, and we protect our clients from the tactics insurance companies often use to devalue injury claims. Contact our office today for a free consultation.

How Can Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC Help After a Car Accident in Texas?

Our legal team protects you from the stress of dealing with insurance companies, and we fight to get you the full amount of compensation you’re owed. We have years of experience handling complex accident claims, and we know how to stand up against insurance companies that are trying to pressure you to take an offer that is less than fair.

You have enough to deal with after a crash, and we take the lead and let you get the rest you need to recover. We have the resources, knowledge, and experience to go up against stubborn defendants and win big for our clients. We’re tough negotiators, but we’re also highly skilled trial attorneys who are equally successful in the courtroom.

What Damages Can I Get After a Car Accident in Dallas?

Most car crash victims can seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages compensate you for direct financial losses related to your accident, and can cover things like:

  • Cost of medical care
  • Lost wages and employment benefits
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Modifications to your home or vehicle
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages are often referred to as pain and suffering, and include compensation for:

  • Emotional and mental stress
  • Physical pain
  • Inconvenience
  • Loss of companionship of a loved one (claim brought by a family member of the victim)

In rare cases, exemplary damages (sometimes referred to as punitive damages) could be available. The purpose of exemplary damages is to punish the defendant for extremely reckless or malicious behavior.

Can I Still Recover Compensation if I Was at Fault for a Car Accident in Dallas?

As long as you aren’t mostly to blame, you should still be able to recover some compensation after a car accident in Dallas. That’s because Texas follows a modified comparative fault rule when it comes to sharing liability— if you are more than 50% responsible for the crash, then you won’t receive any compensation. But if you are up to 50% responsible, then your award will be reduced by the portion of the accident caused by your own negligence.

Suppose you were hit by a drunk driver and your damages totaled $100,000. Evidence proved the driver was intoxicated, but it also proved you were going 5 miles over the posted speed limit at the time of the crash.

The jury could determine that the drunk driver was 90% responsible for the crash, but that you were 10% responsible because you were going over the speed limit. That would reduce your award by 10% ($10,000), still leaving you with $90,000.

You May Receive Money From Your Insurance

Another potential source of compensation is your own insurance. Auto insurance policies in Texas offer Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Unless you opted out, you probably have PIP insurance, which will cover some of your medical bills and lost wages even if you were at fault.

Having our experienced former insurance defense attorneys on your side will go a long way to avoiding unfair blame that could reduce your claim—or worse, bar you completely from receiving any compensation.

We Seek Compensation for All of Your Car Accident Injuries

If someone else was responsible, they should be made to pay for all of your injuries, no matter how mild or severe. We work hard to recover compensation for current and future medical treatment or home care you need for all injuries sustained in your accident.

Some common injuries from car accidents include:

  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Airbag injuries
  • Burns and abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Organ punctures and lacerations

Sadly, fatalities from vehicle accidents in Texas were up more than 15% in 2021 compared to 2020. If you lost a loved one in a crash, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death action. Our Dallas car accident attorneys will carefully evaluate the circumstances of your case and do everything we can to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.

How Common Are Car Accidents in Dallas, Texas?

More than 35,000 traffic accidents occurred in Dallas in 2021, up from roughly 32,000 in 2020. That’s at least 95 per day. Those wrecks took the lives of 227 people and injured over 6,000 others. On average, 17 people a day were injured or killed on the roads in Dallas in 2021.

What Causes Car Accidents in Dallas?

Some safety advocates would like to do away with the term “accident” altogether. That’s because while true accidents—such as those caused by weather or mechanical failure—do occur, most car crashes are caused by preventable human error.

Some examples of risky or negligent behavior that causes crashes are:

  • Drunk driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Running red lights
  • Driving while drowsy

Driver behavior isn’t always to blame. Some other causes of vehicle accidents include:

  • Inclement weather
  • Defective vehicle part
  • Malfunctioning traffic or pedestrian signals
  • The driver suffered a medical emergency

We conduct a thorough investigation to determine all contributing causes so that all responsible parties are held accountable.

Contact Our Dallas Car Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a car accident in Dallas, Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC is here to help. We’re experienced, dedicated trial attorneys who have what it takes to get you the compensation you need to move forward after a tragic accident. You don’t have to go through the next steps alone.