Negligent drivers take peoples’ lives every year. In addition to this worst-case scenario, they also cause huge amounts of property damage, financial damages to the people that they injure as well as pain and suffering that is difficult to measure in dollars. If you want to fight back against one of these drivers, your best bet is to hire an attorney with experience handling vehicle accident cases.
Sometimes, a collision between two vehicles is the result of an accident that could not have been avoided, no matter what either of the drivers may have tried. In other cases, the collision is the result of pure negligence on the part of one of the drivers. In cases where the latter applies, attorneys will need to look over the circumstances of the car crash to determine where the negligence was demonstrated on the part of the other driver. They can reconstruct these accidents using expert input, reports from the scene and even computer models.
Building the case
The first time you meet with a Dallas car accident lawyer, it will be for a simple consultation. During this consultation, the attorney will determine whether or not they are the right person to handle your claim. They will also let you know whether or not they feel that you have a good chance of winning a claim at all. If they do, they may want to take you on as a client. When they take you on as a client, that’s when they will start interviewing you, looking at records of the accident and getting any other information they can to build your case.
If your case is particularly strong, the attorney may be able to persuade the other side to offer a settlement. This is a great option if it’s available, but make sure you never take one without consulting your attorney first. If you do, you may find yourself in a situation where you end up getting far less money than you should have and where you still owe legal fees that you haven’t been given enough money to pay. Your attorney can negotiate a settlement and make certain that it’s worth your while and that you get enough money to take care of your medical expenses, property damage and all of the other financial issues you likely face.
A personal injury lawyer will be able to sit down with you and help you to determine whether or not you have a good chance of winning your claim.