Earlier this week, the driver of a BMW slammed into a Dallas nail salon, sending a pedicure chair—and the woman in it—flying into the Supercuts next door. As of now, the police believe this accident happened because the driver confused the gas pedal with the brake pedal. Nearly 15 people were inside the affected stores when the accident happened. Though the woman is expected to be fine, she was sent to a nearby hospital, where she is still recovering.
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Dallas, TX, you may be considering whether or not you should sue for damages. Injuries from car crashes can range from minor to life-threatening—and the more dangerous the injury, the more expensive it will be. Many people will not be in the right financial decision to handle these expenses when an accident occurs.
Accidents can happen for a number of reasons—most times by “inattentive drivers,” or those drivers who can harm others simply because they are not paying full attention to those on the road with them. Some accidents have been caused because these drivers began drifting between lanes while driving. Some of the worst accidents happen when drivers get behind the wheel after having a little too much alcohol. Drinking too much often causes drivers to lose coordination, become hostile and lack the ability to drive competently. In both of these situations and more, those injured may be able to be compensated for their injuries. Furthermore, you should contact an attorney to make sure that—should you decide to sue—you have the best possible representation for your case.
Many times, injury victims fail to hire an attorney because they believe the cost of legal representation will be more than the damages they might be able to collect. This is only a myth! In fact, many lawyers offer a “contingency plan.” In plans like these, a lawyer will not require you to pay anything up front, and sometimes, won’t even make you pay unless you win. Opposite to the myth, the purpose of these arrangements is to make sure that you don’t end your case with a bill that puts you into more debt than your medical expenses would have to begin with. That said, if you have been injured in an accident in Dallas, TX, it would be in your best interest—or in the case of a wrongful death incident, the best interest of your loved ones—to hire a personal injury attorney to receive the compensation you deserve.