Car Accidents

Car accidents can sometimes cause severe and life-threatening injuries that often result in a significant financial impact on the individuals involved and their loved ones. Fortunately, the law provides an injured individual with the right to recover money damages from the responsible party, including, lost wages, medical expenses, funeral expenses and other economic losses. Although a monetary recovery can never repair the damage done to the individual and their loved ones, it can ease the financial burdens created by the car accident.

Types of Car Accident Cases

Bicycle Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents

Distracted Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Claims

Pedestrian Accidents

Tractor/Trailer Accidents 

Compensation for Auto Accident Damages 

Dallas car accident lawyer Chad West understands the priorities following a traumatic car accident. He will discuss your personal injury claim with you and go over your options, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved to better understand your personal and legal needs and that your case is done with precision.

To obtain compensation for vehicle accident damages, victims of car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc., need to make sure they put together the appropriate evidence and document all injuries sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.

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Insurance Company Investigation 

It’s common that the insurance company for the other driver will start an investigation immediately. It is the insurance company’s goal to try to limit the recovery of the injured person to the lowest amount possible. Insurance companies have elaborate procedures for handling auto claims, especially in the early stages of your discussions with them. During this time, the insurance company will take recorded statements from the people involved, take photographs, examine the vehicles, order the police report, and try to establish the extent of the injuries. The insurance company will usually finish these tasks within one week after the auto collision, and many of them will do it within the first 24 to 48 hours. 

Since insurance companies have vast experience in evaluating claims and will seek to obtain the lowest settlement possible, it is essential for you to engage a law firm with considerable experience dealing with insurance companies. It’s best to retain a firm that regularly handles personal injury claims so that a lawsuit can be filed if the insurance company is unwilling to settle your claim for a fair value.

Dallas and Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney

In most cases, a lawsuit must be filed within a certain amount of time from the date of the accident. If you intend to pursue a claim, you should contact an attorney immediately to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation. If we agree to handle your case, we will typically work on a contingent fee basic, which means we’ll only get paid for our time and effort if there is a monetary recovery. If you or someone you know has been involved in a vehicle accident and would like to discuss your personal injury claim, please contact The Law Office of Chad West for a free consultation.