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by Jeff Rasansky - November 23, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

The end of the year is remarkable for the many different holidays that people celebrate. This means that a lot of people will be out on the roads and that the chances of being involved in an accident are much higher than they are at many other times of the year. There are also weather conditions and lighting conditions that are unique to this time of year. November and December mean long nights, cold temperatures and sometimes very tough weather. This all has serious impacts for those who are out on the roads.

Holiday celebrations unfortunately mean that some people will be out on the roads when they’ve had too many drinks to safely operate a vehicle. These drivers pose an elevated threat with cold conditions and low lighting taken into account. Make sure that you’re on the lookout for vehicles that are moving erratically.

If you are struck by a driver, be sure that you handle the situation correctly. Once you’re certain that no one has been harmed, exchange information with the other driver or drivers. If necessary, call law enforcement. While most drivers would call their insurance company next, this is not the correct order to follow. Your accident attorney in Dallas should be contacted before you contact your insurance company.

If you don’t know a vehicle accident lawyer to contact, look for one who works on contingency. They sometimes offer a free consultation. This means that they’ll take a look at your case for free and see if you have one worth pursuing in court. If someone injured you or destroyed your property out of negligence, there’s a good chance that you could file a successful claim in court. You may also be able to negotiate a settlement with the other party. Your attorney will help you to determine which is feasible.

There’s no guarantee that any lawsuit will win in court. You can, however, improve the odds by hiring a high-quality attorney. An attorney who is experienced with the laws that relate to traffic accidents and how negligence on the part of other drivers fits into the equation will be able to build a good case for your compensation. You can get excellent representation without paying upfront fees, but be sure to be safe on the roads. It’s best to avoid having any crashes at all. During the holidays, this is more challenging than usual.

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