Tarrant County Car Accident Lawyer
Car wrecks affect families across Texas, including Tarrant County, every year. The Texas Department of Transportation estimates that nearly 15,000 people sustained severe injuries in car wrecks across the state in 2018. Fortunately, the law provides a method to get compensation from the at-fault parties who cause these wrecks. As a Tarrant County car accident law firm, Dallas Car Accident Lawyers helps clients fight for the compensation they need to move on with their lives after these tragic occurrences.
Car accidents come with a wide range of fact patterns, and in fact, every car accident is unique. That is why it is so important to get skilled legal representation in your case, as there may be details that come up in the investigation that require deep knowledge and experience with legal matters. Our Tarrant County car crash attorneys have worked with clients just like you who have suffered severe injuries like paralysis, broken bones, lost limbs, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), and more. While you and your family focus on the recovery process, Dallas Car Accident Lawyers can handle the intricacies of your personal injury claim resulting from a serious car accident.
When I Can Sue for Compensation
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003 sets a time limit for the filing of your car accident claim called the statute of limitations. As with all personal injury claims, you can pursue compensation from the opposing driver in a car wreck as long as you file your claim in court within two years from the date of your injury.
Additionally, there may be complications in your case that require you to meet other deadlines. For example, you may have to notify the Attorney General or other government entities within a tighter timeframe if your accident involves a public servant operating in the course of their job duties. As your Tarrant County car accident attorneys, Dallas Car Accident Lawyers can ensure that all your paperwork is filed on time and in the appropriate manner to preserve your ability to pursue compensation.
What I Can Sue For in My Claim
Your Tarrant County car accident can involve many damages for which you deserve to be compensated by the driver responsible for the wreck. There are two primary categories of harms, known legally as compensable damages, for which you can pursue compensation directly.
Your economic damages consist of the harms you suffer that are tied to your bank account or finances. In other words, they often come with monetary values already attached to them in the form of bills, charges, or receipts. This form of damage can include elements like your medical expenses, car repair or replacement costs, the value of wages lost as a result of your injury, and even the value of future earnings you may miss out on because of the way your injury affects your ability to work in the long-term. You can recover for all of these issues, but you may recover only up to the amount you were charged or paid.
Monetary ills are not the only problems that may arise as a result of your car crash. Other issues are known as non-economic damages, but they are just as deserving of reimbursement. Examples of your non-economic harm include your physical pain, the psychological toll of becoming disfigured, loss of enjoyment in life, development of anxiety or depression, loss of consortium with a spouse, and other subjective factors. There is no limit to the amount you can recover for these harms, but it is often necessary to rely on testimony from expert witnesses to determine their values, as they do not come with bills or receipts.
Unlike the other two forms of compensation, there is a third category called exemplary damages for which you and your Tarrant County car accident lawyer do not directly argue. Instead, this is additional compensation that is handed out by the jury or judge as a punishment to opposing drivers who acted with egregious negligence. Drunk driving or texting while driving are possible scenarios that may warrant exemplary damages. If they are awarded, the jury can mete out up to the higher of the following two amounts, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §41.008.
- Twice your economic damage values, plus up to $750,000 of the value of your non-economic damages
I Can Talk to a Tarrant County Car Accident Law Firm Today for FREE
Dallas Car Accident Lawyers offers you a FREE consultation to learn more about your case and how we can be of assistance. Also, we do not collect a fee unless we win you the compensation you and your family need. To set up an appointment with one of our experienced and compassionate Tarrant County car accident lawyers today, simply call (214) 305-8277 or fill out the form on our contact page.