Car Wreck Attorney Serving DFW
Millions of car wrecks damage vehicles, property, and lives each year.
If the accident is minor, the parties can exchange insurance information, file a police report, and get on with their lives. But in a serious accident where personal injury occurs, loss of mobility, loss of income, medical expenses, rehabilitation, and mental suffering can follow.
Victims are entitled to money to cover their losses. But they’re also possibly entitled to compensatory damages and, in extreme cases, punitive damages if the accident was caused by someone else’s recklessness.
Car Accident Injury Lawyers
Insurance companies want you to settle your case as soon as possible, but you may not be finished with medical care and rehabilitation. If you retain a lawyer after the car accident, you’ll receive all the medical attention you need and won’t have to pay your medical bills until the case is settled.
You may also be entitled to lost wages from the defendant’s insurance company due to your car wreck injuries. Your employer or human resources department must document your lost wages, and a doctor must be able to state that you couldn’t work as a result of the accident.
If you, a family member, or a friend is involved in a car wreck, be sure to contact a qualified personal injury lawyer at Machi & Associates, P.C.
Common Types of Car Accidents
Some vehicles are more prone to rollover accidents than others. SUVs and trucks with a high center of gravity are much more likely to roll over in an emergency situation. Some juries have concluded that some automobile models have design flaws that can cause rollovers.
If you have been injured in a rollover accident you should have your case evaluated by a board certified injury attorney. Contact Ted Machi and Associates, P.C. for a free evaluation of your rollover case.
Broadside (or T-Bone) Collisions
There are two types of car accidents that involve impacts to the side of a vehicle. A car involved in a side-impact collision – also known as a broadside accident – involves another vehicle crashing either head-first or rear-end into your car. When the crash resembles a “T” or a right-angle, this is more commonly known as a “T-bone” collision. A sideswipe accident takes place when the vehicles are traveling in the same direction and one or both vehicles hit the side of the other car.
Broadside accidents most often occur at intersections when one of the drivers fails to stop at a stop sign or traffic light, or otherwise fails to yield the right-of-way to the other driver. T-bone collisions are more likely to lead to severe injuries to the drivers and passengers involved in the crash. Drivers and passengers may suffer from brain injuries, broken arms and legs, and spinal fractures.
Typically automobile damages and occupant injuries tend to be more severe; however, the severity depends on the part of the vehicle struck, safety features, the speed of the vehicles, and the vehicle’s weight.
The rules of the road applicable to broadside collisions start with every driver’s responsibility to stop for stop signs and to obey traffic control devices including traffic lights. If a vehicle has already entered an intersection, it has the right of way, and other traffic must yield to be safe. If two vehicles enter an intersection at the same time, the driver on the left must yield to the vehicle on the right.
Just because a driver has a green light does not mean the driver can drive through an intersection without due care. Every operator of a motor vehicle has a responsibility to do what he or she can to avoid an accident. A driver who carelessly drives into an intersection without looking for any dangers up ahead may be liable for causing an accident, even if he or she technically had a green light.
Left Turn Accidents
Some T-bone accidents are caused by a truck or car making a left turn in front of another vehicle. A driver making a left turn at an intersection has to yield to all oncoming traffic that is close enough to be a hazard. It is illegal to turn before the maneuver can be made with reasonable safety.
Highway construction can create a hazardous condition of proper signs and warnings are not planned, implemented, and protected. Regular inspection is required. Highway construction equipment can cause injury if it is not safely secured, is not adequately conspicuous, and if the proper warning and instructions for use are not provided.
You have been injured in an automobile accident. The other driver should never have been driving — being too young, inexperienced, or having a poor driving record. The owner of the vehicle knew the driver should not have been driving. The owner is liable for your pain and injuries.
Machi & Associates, P.C. Auto Accident Attorneys
We care about you. We will provide the advice you need, the honesty you expect, and the compassion you deserve. Sometimes injury attorneys talk about how mean and strong they are when fighting for you. We believe it is more important than a personal injury lawyer be smart than mean. We will take the time to listen to your needs. Let us know if you need a personal injury attorney in Arlington, Mansfield, or anywhere throughout the DFW Metroplex, and we will be there.
At Machi & Associates, our motor vehicle accident lawyers believe that accident victims should be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost income and other damages they suffered. We proudly offer 100% FREE case reviews and we only get paid when we win. If you’ve been injured or treated unfairly, we want to put our knowledge of the law to work for you, today. Contact us today.