Injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident? You can be compensated.

While the term “motor vehicle accident” seems pretty clear, most people use the term generically to describe many types of accidents. Many car accident victims in Dallas do not realize they could be eligible for compensation following their accident involving a motor vehicle. For example, most people do not know that you can be a car accident victim even if you were not inside the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Pedestrians, people on motorcycles and even cyclists can be involved in motor vehicle accidents. If you or someone you love has been involved in any of these types of accidents, a Dallas car accident attorney may be able to help.

Do not waste time wondering if you could be entitled to a settlement. Call today for a case evaluation at 800-655-9728 and let an attorney get to work on your behalf.

Types Of Motor Vehicle Accidents

“Motor vehicle accident” is a general term that may be used to describe any of the following types of accidents:

  • Car accidents: A car accident is the most common type of motor vehicle accident. These types of accidents include anything from fender benders to rear-end collisions, or worse. Any time a Dallas resident is injured in a car accident, he or she may be entitled to compensation for expenses like medical bills. An experienced Dallas car accident attorney can perform an in depth analysis of your accident and recommend a course of action.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycles are legal road vehicles and have the same right to use the roads as any other type of vehicle in Texas. Unfortunately, many drivers do not respect that right, and as a result, motorcyclists are often victimized in serious crashes. These incidents often result in severe injuries and even deaths.
  • Truck accidents: The smaller frame of a car can be seriously compromised if struck by a large commercial truck. This can lead to catastrophic damages and injuries. Large 18-wheelers are sometimes driven recklessly, either because of driver fatigue or simple negligence. Either way, those who are victimized by this behavior are entitled to seek a financial settlement.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrians in Dallas always have the right of way when crossing the street at a crosswalk or moving through parking lots. Even if a pedestrian is not necessarily following the traditional rules of the road at the time of an accident, is jaywalking, etc., it is the driver who has the burden of responsibility to protect those walking in the vicinity of a moving vehicle.
  • Bicycle accidents: Bicyclists have all the same rights and duties as other motor vehicle operators on the road. In addition, cars are required to yield the right of way to bikes. Many times however, drivers don’t know or blatantly ignore this law. This can lead to accidents and serious injuries to bicyclists.

If any of these types of accidents have affected you or your family, you could benefit from the advice of a Dallas car accident attorney. An attorney can examine all the evidence from your case and determine what subsequent steps should be taken.

Schedule an appointment today by calling 800-655-9728 or email us as soon as possible.

Dallas driver injured in collision

A driver in a 1993 Chevrolet Blazer was traveling west on Lucky Seven Road while a driver in a 2000 Volkswagen was heading north on Merle Wolfe Road. According to law enforcement, the driver in the Blazer failed to yield at a stop sign and struck the Volkswagen. The driver of the Volkswagen sustained multiple severe injuries and was airlifted to a Texas medical center, where she was listed in serious condition. The driver of the Blazer and two passengers refused treatment at the scene. Police report that the occupants in both vehicles were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.

When someone has been seriously injured in a car accident, he or she may be facing weeks or months of painful surgeries, physical therapy and other treatments. During that time, medical and personal expenses may accumulate, leaving the accident victim in financial distress.

If the accident was the result of another driver’s careless behavior, such as failing to yield the right of way, speeding or distracted driving, then the victim may be eligible to collect financial compensation.

A Texas personal injury lawyer could answer questions and assess an individual case to determine a fair settlement amount. In addition, a lawyer may be able to handle many aspects of a lawsuit by negotiating directly with the insurance company. If the case requires litigation, the lawyer could provide the appropriate representation for the plaintiff.