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by Jeff Rasansky - November 27, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Car wrecks are among the most common reasons that people end up filing a lawsuit against someone.

In these situations, it’s usually because of negligence. Sometimes, there is another complication, such as the driver having been arrested for driving under the influence. Remember that this has no bearing on the lawsuit as far as your ability to file it is concerned. The (criminal) legal issues that the defendant has are separate from your (civil) lawsuit, and it may do you no good or harm if they get convicted.

Lawyers can get you the compensation you need.

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Personal injury attorneys oftentimes do a lot of work on cases that involve car wrecks. These wrecks can sometimes leave their clients feeling helpless. Not only are there sometimes very significant medical expenses involved, there are also sometimes costs related to no longer being able to work, having property destroyed and other damages involved. Getting compensation from the party responsible for the accident is sometimes possible, but it takes a good lawyer.

Who was at fault for the accident?

Your lawyer will want to sit down with you before they even decide whether or not they want to take your case. They have to do this, in part, to determine whether or not it was actually you who was responsible for the accident. The attorney will go through the accident reports and get your side of the story to determine whether or not filing a lawsuit is a good idea.

What if you’re threatened with a lawsuit?

Threats are cheap and they’re not worth worrying about. If someone actually comes after you with a lawyer, however, you’ll need to take it very seriously. Your insurance company will likely handle your defense, so be sure they are aware of any legal developments. Remember that the other driver filing a lawsuit against you doesn’t mean that you cannot file one against them, too. Your attorney will be able to go over all of this with you.

A Dallas car accident lawyer may work with you on contingency. Under this agreement, you don’t pay the car accident lawyer unless they manage to win your claim. A win can be through a settlement or a jury award. If you do win, your legal fees can be taken out of the settlement amount that you win. This is the best way to make sure that the attorney isn’t taking your case just to make a quick buck. If they take your case, it’s because they believe that they can argue it successfully and get both your compensation and their pay. Consulting with an attorney is the first step, however.

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