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Car Accident FAQs

Auto Accident FAQ

Common Questions About Car Accidents in Dallas

Car accidents are never an easy experience, especially if you or someone you love has been hurt. Because the legal process of filing a personal injury claim and recovering just compensation can be difficult, our team at The Daspit Law Firm has put together a few of the most common questions we hear from clients.

Remember, every case is different and the unique facts and circumstances of your accident can change the scope of your injury case. Although these questions and answers can be helpful in getting you started on your legal journey, we’re available to offer more personalized answers and information during a FREE case review!

I’ve been involved in an accident, now what?

The first and most important thing after an accident is to ensure that anyone who has been injured gets the necessary medical attention. If you do not need emergency medical help or are still able to remain at the scene, there are several things you can do after an accident to strengthen your accident claim.

For example, take photos or videos of the accident scene, roadway conditions, any visible injuries, and vehicle damage. You should also exchange contact information - driver’s license info, insurance information, license plate number, etc. - with all other drivers involved in your accident. If there are witnesses or a police report, make sure to collect that information as well.

How much time do I have to file a claim?

Texas law implements a time limit for injured victims to pursue personal injury claims after an accident. This time limit - known as the statute of limitations - will prevent a victim or family from filing claims if too much time has passed. Although there may be a few exceptions in some cases, the statute of limitations for car accidents in Texas is typically two years from the date of the accident.

What are some common mistakes to avoid?

Following any type of auto accident, there are certain mistakes you can avoid to protect your right to compensation. Here are a few things you should avoid:

  • Not gathering information - As mentioned above, collecting information from all parties involved in your accident, as well as any witnesses, can be crucial to your personal injury claim. Make sure you gather all contact and insurance information possible. It’s also best to involve police so that you have a police report of the incident and to collect evidence about the nature of the accident and damages it caused.
  • Not getting medical treatment - Seeking timely medical treatment after an auto accident is extremely important. Not only does it ensure that you receive attention for your injuries - even if you don’t immediately feel them - it also provides evidence of your damages. By neglecting treatment - because you ‘re reluctant to go to the doctor or because you don’t feel pain immediately - you place yourself at risk, both physically and legally. Insurance companies will often highlight a victim’s lack of medical records as evidence that they were not seriously hurt, even if they were suffering all along.
  • Trusting the insurance company - Insurance companies are in business to make money, not pay out injury claims. Keep in mind that insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests and that they will often make low-ball settlement offers to get you through the door. Don’t settle too quickly for less than your claim is worth.

What compensation can a personal injury claim recover?

Personal injury claims allow victims who were injured in preventable accidents to secure financial compensation for their damages. These damages can include physical, emotional, and financial losses. Examples of the damages auto accident victims usually recover include past and future medical expenses, lost work wages and future earnings, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more.

Do I really need an attorney?

There are no laws requiring you to have legal representation during the personal injury claim process. Working without an attorney, however, can greatly decrease your chances of securing the compensation you deserve. At The Daspit Law Firm, our lawyers guide clients step-by-step through their legal journeys, answering any questions they have along the way. Because we have years of experience fighting insurance companies on behalf of accident victims, we know how to secure the best possible recoveries for our clients. During difficult times and an unfamiliar legal process, an experienced attorney can make the difference in your case.

If you have questions about filing a personal injury claim after being hurt in an auto accident, contact our Dallas car accident lawyers today for a FREE consultation.

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