The modern automobile, including the car and motorcycle, are the product of an estimated combined 100,000 patents. Since the invention of the car was just about 130 years ago, this amount would average out to over two new patents a day! From safety inventions such as belts and airbags to finer tuned mechanical systems, to sleeker and more efficient designs, these cumulative improvements leave the motor vehicles of today looking and operating very differently from their predecessors.
Despite the enormous amount of innovation, modern cars and trucks still cause hundreds of thousands of accidents and injuries every year. In the state of Texas in 2018, there was an average of 28 crashes per day where a contributing factor to the accident was defective or disabled vehicle components.
Beyond the operational status of the vehicle in question, there is also a risk based on the operator. The legal driving age in Texas is on the younger end of the spectrum compared to many United States regulations. Texas teens can gain their automobile learners permits to start driving cars at age 15. For other vehicles, the age is even younger, requiring 13 years of age to handle a boat, and astoundingly, a 6 year old can legally drive off-road vehicles such as golf carts and ATV’s.
Adult supervision is required for drivers under 14, though this provision is seemingly low-priority to enforce. Fatal car crash rates for teenage drivers are 1.7 times higher than the rate for people aged 35-44, and inexperienced drivers of any age behind the wheel of powerful machinery are responsible for significant and serious accidents every year.
When devastating automotive accidents occur, you need an auto wreck attorney to vigorously represent your best interests and fight for the justice you deserve! Negotiating with at-fault parties and insurance representatives can be a lengthy and daunting process. Contact our Garland auto accident lawyers today at (844) 308-8180 for a free case assessment.
According to the 2020 Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics report by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), there were a total of 364,357 total crashes in Texas. Of those, 1,905 collisions involved fatalities for 2,041 individuals, and 7,777 crashes led to serious injuries for 9,107 people. Further, roughly 19% of crashes involved likely or possible injuries, as 68,472 crashes led to possible injuries for 106,236 individuals.
By comparison there were a total of 2,441 total crashes in Garland, Texas. Of those, 19 collisions led to the deaths of 19 individuals, and 79 crashes led to serious injuries for 82 people. Further, roughly 21% of crashes involved likely or possible injuries, as 520 crashes led to possible injuries for 879 individuals.
The most common causes of car accidents that have been reported by the police are:
Garland specifically, and Dallas county generally, has experienced many positive changes in recent years due to the economic growth of the area, the influx of multinational corporations, and the revitalization of sports and entertainment venues in the DFW area. However, with this growth has come very serious consequences to the city’s roadways. Necessary infrastructure improvement has resulted in the outcropping of construction sites all over the city. In 2018 the county of Dallas spent over $1 billion dollars in construction, but there still seem to be endless needs for improving the safety and quality of our streets. Constantly rerouted lanes, poor surface maintenance, and confusing temporary signage result in dangerous driving conditions for drivers who have their attention divided by these chaotic conditions.
When you are involved in an accident, having an expert attorney to assess the situation, including damage to property, personal injury, the liability of parties involved, and other extenuating circumstances can make all the difference in a fair settlement. The large companies, insurance agencies, and government bodies all have legal professionals representing and protecting their interests following a catastrophic incident, and you deserve representation too. If you have been hurt in a car accident, be sure your interests are well-protected. Thompson Law is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
We provide car crash victims with dedicated and tenacious legal representation, ensuring that you get fair value for your claim. Our Garland auto accident lawyers will build a strong case with supporting evidence so that you recover the money that you deserve.
If injuries on the scene are severe, please do not hesitate to involve the property authorities. Calling 911 for emergency police, ambulance, or fire response can be critical to saving lives and preventing further injury.
After emergency professionals have been engaged as needed, be sure to carefully cooperate and comply with their instructions. When it is safe to do so, and as much as possible, before departing the scene of the accident use the following list to gather important information about the event:
Sharing this accurate information with your Thompson Law advisors can make a critical impact on the outcome of your case!
Thompson Law’s compassionate team of legal counselors will help you every step of the way with managing your scheduled treatment and your post-accident considerations, while your health care providers guide your recovery. Following the advice from both sides of this process is absolutely essential to achieving successful results. The best outcome we wish for all our clients is full recovery and just compensation. Automobile accident cases we handle can result in many types of injury with very different degrees of severity. Thompson Law has seen injuries across the spectrum, and a few examples of the types of personal injury cases we have handled include:
Physical injuries are not the only after-effect of a car collision. Mental and emotional impacts are frequent results of these events as well. Personal injury is the sixth most stressful event that an individual can experience in their lifetime, according to the Life Change Index. Personal injury as a result of a car accident can cause a person to experience even more of the experiences on the list such as, major changes to financial circumstance, changes to physical habits, or even death of a loved one. Numerous and combined stressors like these can rise to untenable levels for those suffering.
After the trauma of a car accident, you deserve justice and closure, as well as a settlement payment for your pain, suffering, and losses. With Thompson Law Injury Lawyers fighting for you, you will not face the at-fault parties, insurance companies, and other culpable agents alone. Thompson Law deeply understands the far-reaching financial implications and significant challenges that come with a personal injury event. This compassion is what sets his practice apart and makes all the difference for you as his client.
Funds received at your settlement can help cover the immediate and long-term costs associated with:
When you choose to work with Thompson Law, unless and until you get compensated, you pay no attorney or legal fees. If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident, reach out to Thompson Law today for a free consultation with one of our expert team members. We look forward to helping you today.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, the time to call Thompson Law is now! State law limits the time that you can file a claim following a road traffic accident. Your injury and compensation deserve attention now.
Get medical treatment! Your health and safety are the most important thing, and your first priority should be seeking immediate attention from a hospital or doctor. Not sure that you’re injured or how serious your injury might be? You should still seek immediate medical attention if you are in a car accident, truck wreck or any other type of accident.
Getting immediate medical treatment does two things: First, it makes sure that any injuries you sustained are properly diagnosed and treated and second, it helps eliminate any doubt that your injuries were caused by the accident. Often, the shock and adrenaline of an accident can mask symptoms of injury, but making the mistake to skip getting checked out can have serious consequences. By seeking prompt medical treatment, you protect both your health and your ability to seek compensation for medical bills and time off work, with the help of your attorney.
A competent and skilled personal injury lawyer is almost always necessary to get full and fair compensation for injuries you have sustained in an accident. Most defendants, whether individual drivers or commercial vehicle operators, are covered by liability insurance. Those insurance companies are not obligated to protect or take care of you. They are there to take care of the defendant (their customer) who caused your wreck or accident.
An expert personal injury attorney should be able to help you not only force that insurance company to pay for the injuries and damages the defendant caused, but will also do their best to make sure that you are compensated for every category of damages you may be entitled to, some of which you may not even be aware of: medical bills, future surgical costs, time off work in the past or time you may have to take off in the future, as well as the pain, suffering, and impairment that many injured people experience.
Thompson Law offers free case reviews to every potential client so we can help you determine the best legal approach to pursue. We receive no attorney fees and you pay no legal expenses unless you get compensated for your accident.
Thompson Law’s personal injury lawyers and their legal teams treat every client with respect, empathy, and compassion. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, as every case is unique and different. Our firm won 15 of the top 50 settlements in Texas in 2021, as well as the 2nd and 3rd largest personal injury settlements in the State in 2020. We can help you, too.
State law limits the time to file a claim following a personal injury accident. If you have been injured, call now for the help you need.