If you’ve been involved in a Dallas car accident and negligence on the other part of the driver was a factor, suing for damages and pain and suffering may be your best option. The amount of financial and physical fallout that can be caused by a vehicle accident can be staggering. Some individuals will simply not be able to handle the bill.
A negligent driver is one who takes an action or who fails to take an action that directly results in your being injured. There are plenty of cases where drivers end up being injured, and sometimes killed, because another driver on the road with them did something genuinely shortsighted or because they simply failed to accommodate the needs of that other driver.
For example, some drivers are notorious for drifting across lanes when they’re driving. The law requires that drivers remain within one lane and that they signal within a reasonable amount of time before changing lanes. If someone slides into your lane and causes a wreck, they may be able to be sued for being negligent and for causing the wreck.
Some of the most dangerous drivers on the road are those who get behind the wheel after they’ve had a few too many to drink. These drivers are unpredictable, oftentimes very aggressive and lack the coordination and reaction speed required to drive competently. If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, you should definitely consider contacting a lawyer. A lawyer may be able to put together a lawsuit for you and to successfully sue that individual for the damage that they caused to your body and to your property.
A good Dallas car wreck attorney doesn’t have to come at a high price. In fact, some of the best attorneys out there work under an arrangement where you don’t have to pay them any upfront fees and were you can pursue your case all away to the jury trial without paying them a dime. If you don’t win, you don’t pay. Ask an attorney if they’re willing to work under this type of arrangement, called a contingency agreement, before you hire them. Some of the best lawyers available work under such agreements so that they can ensure that their clients don’t end up with an even higher bill if their lawsuit doesn’t win them a jury award or settlement from the other driver.