Accident Lawyers in Dallas
Dallas has its share of dangerous drivers, whether speeding, texting while driving, weaving in and out of traffic, or drunk driving. These drivers pose a serious hazard to law-abiding drivers that share the streets and highways, and innocent drivers and their passengers can become the victims of serious car accidents due to their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a dangerous driver, it is crucial that you contact an attorney without delay. The claim for damages that will be filed on your behalf should be handled by a skilled Dallas personal injury lawyer who can fight aggressively for maximum compensation for the injuries and other damages suffered in such a case.
We at Zinda Law Group have experience dealing with a variety of accidents in the DFW metro area including but not limited to:
Because of the large amount of inland water in Texas, it has more boats most states in America. Because of this, boating accidents are more likely to occur. In many boating accidents, alcohol is involved. While operating a car while intoxicated is publicly frowned upon, boating under the influence (BUI) is not as well-known. Even still, boating accidents can cause many types of injuries.
Bus accidents are extremely catastrophic because they usually result in fatalities and serious injuries. Many types of injuries can be sustained from a bus accident, including burn injuries, crush injuries, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Because the size and weight of a bus can easily crush a passenger car, they can quickly become devastating.
Golf cars are an increasing popular form of transportation – even off of golf courses. They are used in some residential communities, or by individuals. Because they are so popular, golf carts are becoming more common involved in serious accidents. If a golf cart is in a wreck with a car, or rolls over, the driver and passengers may suffer from any number of injuries.
Like bus accidents, train accidents can be catastrophic, especially if there are passengers on board. Because of this, train accidents tend to get a great deal of public attention. When an individual is in a train accident, they may suffer from many kinds of injuries – many with enduring damage.
The Texas Department of Transportation reported that in 2011, there were over 57,000 serious injury crashes, with over 79,000 people suffering catastrophic injuries as a result. This led to a fatality rate of 1.28 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled.
In 2006, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that there had been over 368,000 accidents involving large trucks – 77,000 of which involved an injury and 4,000 of which were fatal. This led to a fatality rate of 2.4 per hundred million vehicle miles traveled.
The FMCSA reported that there were over 11,000 injuries involving a bus in 2008. Due to the lack of natural safety equipment installed in buses (for example, the lack of seat belts), injuries can be devastating. In 2003, this caused over 24,000 injured people, which led to an injury rate of 343 per hundred million miles traveled.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that there were over a million injured cyclists between the years of 2001 and 2008, as well as over 34,000 fatalities. Typically, this resulted in an injury to either the leg or the foot (30 percent) or the head or neck (22 percent).
Hit and Run Accidents
If a driver is involved in an accident and fails to stop and exchange information or render aid, it is legally considered to be a “hit and run.” This is also known leaving and / or fleeing the scene. If you have been victimized by such an act, we encourage you to get the involvement of our firm today.
While all car accidents are severe, this is never more true than when two vehicles run into each other head-on. The built up momentum between the two vehicles can be enormous, adding together to create catastrophic results, such as broken bones, damaged spine and brain injuries.
In many cases, a car accident will involve one vehicle. In others, it will be between two separate vehicles. When it involves more, such as in the case with multi-vehicle pile-ups, it can cause massive injuries and fatalities, as well as significant property damage to numerous different parties.
During rush hour traffic, which can often be bumper-to-bumper, many drivers allow their attentions to wander. When traffic starts to move, they can either fail to move or fail to pay attention, causing them to collide with another vehicle from behind. These rear-end crashes can be the cause of serious injuries.
One of the most dangerous places for a car to be is passing through an intersection. This is because accidents that occur here commonly turn into what is known as a side-impact collision or a side-swipe. This will directly endanger either the driver of passengers, with little protection afforded to either on their door.
Not all car accidents are caused by some form of driver error. In fact, some of the most serious are caused by a defect in the tires on the car. This could be due to a separating tread, a bubble or even potentially the use of weak steel wire in the manufacturing. This can cause blowouts which can result in serious accidents.
Taxi Cab Accidents
When you get into a taxi, you are placing your trust into the driving skills of a virtual stranger. Unfortunately, not every driver is deserving of this trust. When taxi cab drivers get into accidents, they are not only putting themselves in danger – they are endangering their passengers and every other driver on the road.
Due to their unique build, SUVs are prone to some unique forms of accidents. For example, due to their high center of gravity, SUVs have been found to be prone to rolling over – this can cause ejection of the passengers, smashed front windshields, as well as roof crush.
Legal Representation for You
Zinda Law Group PLLC provides the highest quality legal representation and dedication to clients who are dealing with the aftermath of accidents of all types. Each case has unique circumstances and degree of injury and other damages, and must be evaluated by our firm in order to advise you what to expect in compensation. In serious or catastrophic injury cases, the compensation will be very high value, as the injured victim will most likely require months, years or in the most devastating cases, a lifetime of medical care and treatment.
We have determined to apply our legal knowledge and courtroom abilities to fighting for the rights of the victim in personal injury cases throughout the Dallas area. Our background in litigation provides clients with powerful legal representation in personal injury cases – car accident cases are no exception. Each case we take on is fully analyzed and an aggressive, relentless approach to the case will be immediately employed. Auto accident cases vary greatly in degree of injury, but if you have been injured, you have the right to fight for fair compensation. Fast legal action is important in such cases, and it is strongly advised that you contact our firm immediately after the accident to speak with a Personal Injury Attorney, and prior to discussing your injuries with an insurance adjuster from the responsible party’s insurer.