VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

3 Summer Driving Hazards

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 7th, 2011

 

Summer is famous for being the best time to be out on the roads. Unfortunately, it is also one of the times when your chances of getting into an accident are much higher. All those other drivers on the road constitute potential hazards, and you need to make sure you give some of them a wide berth. Here are a few things to watch out for:

Do You Have a Car Wreck Lawsuit?

Submitted by jrlaw on May 16th, 2011

It's not true that you have the opportunity to sue the other driver every time you get into a car wreck. While some people seem to think that any incident involving their vehicle and a crash is one in which they were wronged, this is most certainly not the case. In order to determine whether or not you actually have a valid lawsuit on your hands, you need to talk to a vehicle accident lawyer and get their opinion on the matter.

Motorcyclists and Their Rights

Submitted by jrlaw on May 16th, 2011

Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable drivers on the road. If you want an idea of how dangerous riding a motorcycle is, imagine driving around on the hood of your car and you have some idea. There's no protection if you hit another vehicle or a fixed object and, if you're involved in any type of Dallas car accident that involves a larger vehicle, you're pretty much looking at serious injuries or death.

You can do a few things to help motorcyclists keep safe.

Avoiding a Crash with Large Vehicles

Submitted by jrlaw on May 16th, 2011

Most of the time, when someone calls a Texas truck accident attorney, it's because they've gotten into a crash with a big rig. There are plenty of other dangerous vehicles out there on the road, however, and not all of them are being driven by professional drivers. Some very large vehicles, such as SUVs and 4x4 pickup trucks, are sometimes even more dangerous because they don't require special licenses to drive and can do a huge amount of damage to a smaller car.

What Makes Car Wrecks so Deadly

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 28th, 2011

Not every car accident kills someone, but Americans do have a very high statistical risk of dying in a car crash. This activity is inherently dangerous and, when you think about it, a lot of the people out there on the road are real hazards to those around them. A Dallas car accident can turn deadly when some conditions are part of the circumstances of the wreck.

Drunk Drivers

In many cases a Dallas auto accident lawyer ends up representing someone who was injured by a drunk. These are some of the deadliest of all wrecks and there are specific reasons why this is the case.

Drunks are not likely to try to avoid a wreck when they see it coming. Because their reflexes are slowed and their coordination is affected, they sometimes end up plowing into stopped or moving vehicles at full speed, without any attempt to brake.

Drunks are also likely to completely ignore other vehicles on the road. This means that they may rear-end you out of nowhere, causing significant damage and injury when you had no chance to see it coming. They may fly through red lights and slam into people without noticing that there were even stoplights at all.

Filing a Suit against Commercial Trucking Companies

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 28th, 2011

A truck accident lawyer deals with clients who are seriously injured and killed in truck accidents. These lawyers are specialists in taking on these firms and, as such, they're very well aware of the obligations these companies have under federal regulations, state regulations and other areas of the law. When the companies are negligent, these attorneys can sometimes win enough compensation for their clients via a jury trial to help those clients and their families recover more quickly from the financial fallout of the wreck.

Negligence

Suits against trucking companies usually allege negligence in some regard. This means that the company or the driver did not live up to the reasonable expectations placed upon them. These companies can be hard to go up against as they tend to have very good legal representation themselves. It's important to deal with an experienced attorney if you're planning on taking one of them on.

Evidence

Your lawyer will gather all the evidence that backs up your story. Because they know what to look for, these attorneys can usually spot the signs of negligence on the part of the trucking company fairly easily. In some cases, however, it may take a bit of work on their part to establish this enough to make a good case of it. The attorney will review the accident, the condition of the truck, the qualifications and working conditions of the driver and other factors to determine what really happened and why.

Identifying Threats on the Road

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 28th, 2011

Many of the people who contact a Dallas vehicle accident attorney do so because of another driver's negligence. Negligence is when someone fails to take the reasonable precautions that could be expected of anyone to safeguard others and when someone is hurt as a result of that. There are ways, however, that you can lessen your chances of ever needing a vehicle accident lawyer, and they start by noticing negligent drivers before they cause you to come to harm.

The Distracted Driver

If you see a driver looking at anything other than the road in front of them, they're a threat. They may be talking on their phone, looking at their GPS, texting someone or talking to their passenger. Be sure you keep wary of such drivers. Even when you're travelling at a slower speed, your car moves many feet in the space of a second and there isn't always time to react to something in front of you. These drivers are usually negligent in that they don’t take this into account when they're driving.

Filing a Claim for Negligence Against a Driver

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 28th, 2011

Before you start thinking about filing a claim for negligence against another driver, you have to contact a competent attorney. A good Dallas auto accident lawyer can make sure that your case has the best chance of winning in court but, of course, you won't know if it will win or not until it's argued in front of a jury. To increase your chances, you want to make sure that your lawyer has some qualifications in this area.

A Proven Track Record

Look to a lawyer who has served as a car accident lawyer for many clients. Flashy advertising is no substitute for experience. You'll need to make sure that they understand the nuances of the law in this regard and that they're qualified to take your case to court and, if necessary, to argue it in front of a jury.

A Good Way with Clients

Your attorney should inspire confidence in you. A good attorney knows how to instill confidence in their clients and they do it, principally, by simply doing their jobs well. When you have a good attorney, you won't be intimidated about going to court to have your claim tested. In fact, you'll look forward to it as you'll be ready for the fight and feel completely able to handle whatever might be thrown your way.

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lawyer?

Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 29th, 2011

When it comes right down to it, most people wouldn't have the money required to hire an attorney on retainer. When you do hire an attorney on retainer, there are oftentimes many fees that you're not aware of until after the case is already been heard. You can get a good Dallas car wreck attorney, however, without having to put any money down first.


If you've been involved in a car wreck, talking to an attorney is the best way to determine whether or not the other driver may have been negligent. If the other driver was negligent, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against them and to get compensation by going to court. A Dallas auto accident lawyer may be willing to work with you on a contingency agreement. Conveniently enough, one of the principal advantages of this arrangement allows you to determine whether or not you actually have a lawsuit without spending any money.

Most lawyers who work on a contingency agreement will offer you a free consultation where they can determine whether or not it's likely that your case would win. If they do believe that your case could win, the contingency agreement means that you don't actually have to pay them to pursue your case unless they win an award or settlement. During the time the case is being put together, and even up until the time you go to court, you don't have to pay them any fees at all. This allows you to get top-notch legal representation, even if you don't have a lot of money to spend on it.

Why Hire a Texas Truck Accident Attorney

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 24th, 2011

If you've been in a wreck with a big rig, and if you're wondering if it's worth your while to hire a Texas truck accident lawyer to represent you, there are good reasons to make that move. If you're like many people who have been involved in these accidents, you may have been approached by the trucking company and offered a check. Here are just a few of the reasons that you may want to consider not taking that check.

A Texas truck accident attorney, if you give them an opportunity to take a look at your case, may well advise you that the trucking company may be vulnerable to having a lawsuit pressed against them because of the accident. It takes knowledge of the law to determine this and you'll have to meet with an attorney to find out whether a lawsuit is a realistic option. If you've been offered a check, however, it's likely that the trucking company is worried that you're going to choose to file a lawsuit and that you're about to hire an attorney.

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