DALLAS CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Serving The Injured In The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
According the Texas Department of Transportation, someone is injured in a car accident approximately every two minutes and almost ten people are killed everyday in Texas. Car accidents can cause serious injuries and severely impact someone’s life. We understand victims’ injuries include more than medical expenses and physical injuries. Victims can suffer from lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish. Our firm will handle car accident victims’ entire personal injury claim so that they can concentrate on getting their life back on track. We help victims receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
In 2016, there were 496 motorcycle fatalities and 2,008 motorcyclists suffered incapacitating injuries according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Motorcyclists often suffer severe injuries and high medical expenses as result of an accident. It can be difficult to make an insurance carrier cover these expenses, because motorcyclists are often blamed for the accident, no matter how it actually occurred. Andrew J. Wooley has experience handling trucking accident cases. Our firm will investigate the accident and gather witness statements to establish the truth.
Hit and Run
Hit and Run Accidents are increasing in many major cities. According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, approximately 11 percent of all reported crashes involve a driver who flees the scene. Drivers flee the scene for many reasons. They may be intoxicated, not have a driver’s license or insurance, or just scared. If you’ve been involved in a hit and run accident, Andrew J. Wooley can help you locate the other driver, setup an insurance claim, and recover compensation for property damage and bodily injury.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Driving drunk not only puts other drivers in danger, it is a class B misdemeanor for first time offenders and can be a felony in certain cases. Often times, insurance companies try to hide the fact that their client had anything to drink before the accident. Many police officers also overlook this when they are filling a crash report. As such, it is important to hire a car accident attorney that is able to investigate this issue.
If a driver had been drinking before the accident, a victim or his survivors may be entitled to collect damages from the bar or restaurant that provided the alcohol. To establish a case against the provider, an attorney must prove that the individual being sold, served, or provided the alcohol was obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger and his intoxication caused the damages. However, the Texas legislature has created a defense for restaurants and bar that require their employees to attend training. As such, it is important to hire a car accident attorney that is able to anticipate this defense and undergo the right type of investigation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,376 people were killed in pedestrian car accidents. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in car accidents. Pedestrians commonly suffer severe injuries to their spine, neck, head, and legs, which can be expensive. As such, it’s important to hire an attorney that will obtain compete compensation for a pedestrian’s injuries. Andrew J. Wooley has experience handling pedestrian accident cases and claims. He will help you locate the defendant, investigate the case, and handle the claims process for recovering compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
When someone dies as a result of another person’s actions, a family member can bring two separate claims against the wrongdoer, a wrongful death claim and a survival claim, and receive compensation under both claims. Parent, spouses, and children can bring a wrongful death claim for mental anguish and loss of companionship from their family member. A survival claim is brought by the estate of the lost loved one. The estate can receive damages for any medical expenses, pain and suffering, and mental anguish suffered by the decedent before his death. The estate can also be reimbursed for any funeral expenses.