Frisco Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lists texting while driving as the worst of all distracted driving phenomena, which claim thousands of lives every year throughout the United States. Unfortunately, cell phone usage is very popular and it is unlikely that we will see an end to texting and driving collisions anytime soon. At Pintas & Mullins, a Dallas car accident law firm, our Frisco texting and driving accident attorneys are dedicated to bringing justice to the lives of people and families affected by these tragic occurrences. If you are injured in such a collision, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve from the at-fault driver and can protect your rights during negotiations with opposing counsel.
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Loss of limb
- Road rash
- Broken bones
We have the experience necessary to help you pursue your case, as we have handled similar cases involving everything from simple rear-end accident claims to more complicated negotiations with rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. In personal injury claims, the other side typically does not want to live up to their responsibility and will fight to avoid paying for your damages. You need a strong, resilient attorney team on your side to protect your interests and get you the compensation you and your family need to bring order to your lives in this chaotic time.
Understanding Fault in My Claim
Every personal injury claim rests on the notion of fault. The central idea is that the person responsible for the accident in which you were injured is at fault and therefore ought to pay for the damages you incur due to that accident. In many cases, such as accidents with drunk drivers, the opposing driver may have all of the blame for an accident. However, some claims contain a mixed bag of fault, and you may be found partially responsible for the accident as well.
Luckily, Texas operates under a system of proportionate responsibility. You are able to sue for damage compensation as long as you are not more than 50% to blame for the accident. Any percentage of blame attributed to you will reduce your total compensation by an equal percentage. For example, your compensation will be lowered by 25% if the court finds that you were 25% to blame for your accident. Our Frisco texting and driving accident lawyers can work to provide evidence that will lower your percentage of the blame and therefore evaluate the compensation you are awarded.
Damages That Can Be Compensated
There are two primary categories of compensable damages: economic and non-economic. These two categories describe all of the harms that you experience and for which you can pursue compensation from the at-fault driver.
The more objective of the two, economic harm includes all of the damages that directly affect your finances. They often come with a bill or receipt showing their explicit monetary value. Examples of this kind of harm include medical bills, the cost of replacing or repairing your vehicle, and even the wages you lose as a result of missing work due to your injury.
The other form of harm that you may pursue compensation for is non-economic damage, which includes all of the subjective elements of suffering that you endure. More subjective than economic damages, these harms do not come with ready-made monetary values attached to them. Instead, they often require testimony from friends, family, or expert witnesses to assess properly. Examples include physical pain, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment in life, inability to pursue a beloved hobby, loss of companionship with your spouse, and similar issues.
Since texting and driving is considered highly negligent, these accidents may become eligible for extra compensation known as exemplary or punitive damages. However, this possibility is rarely executed and is awarded by the court rather than pursued by you and your attorneys.
Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Has Experience in Cases Like Mine
Our firm has worked with a wide range of clients in just as many unique car accident situations. From collisions with bicyclists to wrecks with large buses and trucks, we have the knowledge and skill to get our injured clients the compensation they deserve. Plus, our history of working with injured clients has given us insight into the difficult situations that many injured people endure. We understand that you may face a tough recovery, changing schedules, lifelong implications, the strain on relationships, and a shrinking budget due to lost income.
For these reasons, we provide our clients with a FREE consultation to discover whether or not we are right for your case. We also pledge not to collect a fee unless we have won you the compensation you need to set your life back in order.
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