Automobile accidents on the Dallas North Tollway create major hazards, but they can also lead to major headaches.
If you’ve been hurt in a car crash on the Dallas North Tollway, call Rasansky Law Firm today at (214) 651-6100 to discuss your legal options free of charge. Our firm works on contingency, meaning you’ll never pay a penny out of pocket.
The Dallas North Tollway (DNT) is a 30-mile-long toll road that extends from I-35E near downtown Dallas to U.S. Highway 380 in Frisco. Based on the fact the Tollway passes through several different cities, it is essential to understand that there may be additional laws (city ordinances) which apply to drivers traveling through each municipality. These ordinances could affect the strength of one’s case, depending on the circumstances. For example, Farmers Branch passed an ordinance banned texting and driving back in 2014, while most other cities in Texas have not.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that many sections of the tollway have traffic cameras that may have caught your car accident on video. Through the help of an attorney, you may be able to subpoena the company (or municipality) which operates the cameras in order to obtain this highway traffic camera footage. In many cases, this evidence is crucial in order to collect the compensation to which you are entitled.
Important steps to take following a car crash.
There are several things an individual must keep in mind following an auto accident, including:
- Turn on emergency flashers
- Move the vehicle off to the side of the road (if possible)
- See if there are any injuries
- Call the police and request an officer report
- Obtain medical help if you suspect you’ve suffered an injury
- Seek further advice from a trusted attorney
From the perspective of the insurance company, it is vital to obtain the name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance information for all drivers involved in the accident. Additionally, you’ll want to record the names, phone numbers and email addresses of any individuals who have witnessed the accident. It’s also a good idea to take photos of the accident scene (the camera on your cell phone is excellent for doing this) and make a diagram that shows the positions of the cars and how they collided.
Do I need an attorney?
If your accident only involved property damage (no injuries), then you most-likely will not need to hire an attorney. The claims process is pretty straight-forward in regard to property damage claims, and there is not much room for the insurance company to take advantage of you here. On the other hand, if you were injured in the accident, we cannot stress enough the importance of a personal injury lawyer. Without an attorney, the insurance company has no reason to offer you a fair settlement. They are not required by law to pay you anything, and they are not afraid of facing you in court. They do this every single day; you do not.
We’re in business for one reason: to advocate on your behalf in order to win the money that you deserve. Our law firm ONLY represents personal injury (and wrongful death) victims, and we have a long track record of success. We provide a valuable service, and never ask for a penny in order to take on a case. If we don’t win your case or secure you a fair settlement, we don’t get paid. It’s as simple as that. By hiring Rasansky Law Firm to pursue your accident injury claim, you can rest assured that your goals are aligned with ours: to work tirelessly to obtain every penny you deserve as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Speak With a Car Crash Attorney in Dallas For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.