aftermath of an auto accident, help by Dallas Car Accident Lawyer

Dallas Car Accident Lawyer

Doug Goyen, AttorneyDallas car accident lawyer Doug Goyen has represented residents of Dallas, Texas who have suffered personal injuries as a result of car accidents since 1997. We have settled thousands of cases and recovered millions of dollars for our clients in settlements. The Law Office of Doug Goyen provides experienced, aggressive, and powerful representation for our clients. Our results are proven. We deliver compensation for our client’s injury claims.

You have no control over what other drivers do. However, you can regain control of your life after a car accident. Contacting a car accident attorney who will protect your rights, seek the compensation you deserve, and ultimately help guide you through your case with the experience, expertise, and desire for justice that your case deserves is the first step on the road to recovery.

Knowledgeable attorneys assist with auto accidents that occur on a daily basis in Dallas and throughout Texas. The Law Office of Doug Goyen’s personal injury attorneys have decades of experience assisting injured victims and their families in Dallas and throughout Texas. Clients know they can put their trust in us to handle their case while they focus on getting better.

Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100 or contact us on our website contact form so we can help. The consultation is free and there is no fee unless you win!

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CAR ACCIDENTS STATISTICS IN DALLAS, TEXAS

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 36,862 car crashes in the city of Dallas in 2019, with a total of 55,346 reported accidents in Dallas County. Every year, the following intersections have the highest number of accidents in Dallas.

These aren’t Dallas’ only dangerous intersections. There are literally hundreds more like it. In Dallas, an increasing number of people are driving while distracted, frequently looking at their smartphones. As the number of accidents rises, so does the number of people injured as a result of those accidents.

If you are involved in a car accident as a result of impaired driving or some other form of negligence, your medical bills and expenses would come as a shock. To assist our customers, we provide a range of services. Since each case is unique, the services required can differ from one to the next.

WHY HIRE A DALLAS AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?

Studies show that auto accident victims recover more in damages when they are represented by an attorney rather than attempting to deal with an auto insurance company on their own. After a car accident, a Dallas car accident lawyer can provide a variety of services aimed at recovering the maximum amount for you and your family. Among these services are:

  • We assist our clients in recouping the costs of their ambulance, hospital, emergency room doctors, and other medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident.

  • Investigate your accident thoroughly.

  • Examining all insurance policies involved in your case.

  • If our clients do not know where to go for treatment, we assist them in locating a medical facility that can treat their injury.

  • We assist our clients in locating a medical facility that will defer billing the client while they receive treatment if they are unable to afford the treatment they require for their injury.

  • Making certain that all documents are filed on time.

  • Ensuring our clients recover their lost income from their auto insurance company if they were unable to work due to their injury.

  • Assisting clients who require help in obtaining payment for vehicle damage, towing bills, storage fees, and rental car expenses.

  • Assisting our clients in recouping their out-of-pocket expenses as a result of the accident.

  • Negotiating aggressively with the auto insurance company.

  • Making a compelling case in court on your behalf.

  • We assist our clients by obtaining the full settlement value for their pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, and other accident-related damages.

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NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY AND SETTLEMENT

We keep you updated every step of the way so you know what is going on with your case. Your Dallas car accident lawyer will go over your claims for injuries and damages with you to ensure that we seek compensation for everything you are owed as a result of the car accident and injury claim. We will investigate every insurance policy that may be liable for the damage. In your case, we investigate all possible avenues of recovery.

We will review the case with you and when negotiations start send a demand to the insurance company once we have all of your information for your damages and injuries. When the insurance company makes an offer, we relay it to you and advise you. We will not settle a claim unless you give us permission.

When we settle the case, we request that the insurance company send payment as soon as possible so that we can disburse the funds and get your money for your car accident injury claim.

DALLAS CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER CHECKLIST AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT 

The following is a list of things “to do” after an auto accident to protect your rights, especially if there is an injury. The checklist can be used in any accident, but it includes information specific to Dallas, Texas residents.

You should do the following at the scene of the accident:

1. Maintain your composure. A car accident is a traumatic experience, especially if you are injured. It is natural to be upset following an accident, but this will not help you. When the police officer and paramedics arrive, you will need to check for injuries, make phone calls, gather information, and be able to describe the accident and any injuries clearly to them.

2. Determine if any injuries. Assess yourself for any injuries. Auto accidents are traumatic, unexpected, and sudden events. Many people are in shock after an accident and do not realize the extent of their injuries. Before you start moving around a lot, you should check yourself to make sure you don’t have any injuries. Check on the other people involved if you are able. Assess your passengers. Check on the occupants of the other vehicles involved if they do not require first aid. If anyone is hurt, including yourself, you must seek medical attention immediately.

3. If anyone is hurt, call 911. If anyone has been injured, call 911. Inform the dispatcher that there are injuries on the scene. The police will investigate the accident, and paramedics will treat any injured people. Inform the officer that there are injuries. If there are no injuries, some larger cities will not write police reports. If you are in pain, notify the officer so that the accident can be investigated and a report can be written. The person who caused the accident may say one thing at the scene and then say something completely different when they leave. The accident report serves as a record of what was said at the scene of the accident.

Allow the paramedics to examine you if you are injured. People may not realize how serious their injuries are immediately following a collision because their heart is racing. A medical professional is necessary to determine the severity of your injury.

4. Collect information from witnesses. Obtain any witnesses’ names, addresses, and phone numbers. Do not rely on volunteers. Witnesses frequently stop to assist, but when the police arrive, they feel it is time to leave. You need the contact information of the witness in case the other driver changes their story to the police officer or, later, to the insurance company. In case the witness is required, you need to provide the witness information to your lawyer.

Just because the other driver admits responsibility at the outset does not mean they will continue to do so. After the initial shock of the accident, some people begin to justify and make excuses for their actions, even blaming you. They may be concerned about their insurance rates, or they may decide to change their story after speaking with their spouse or friends. You must obtain the contact information of any witnesses.

NOTE: If you are too injured to perform any of these steps, call a friend or family member to come to the scene and perform them for you.

5. Drivers need to exchange insurance and ID.  Regardless of fault, Texas requires people involved in accidents to exchange identification and automobile liability insurance information. Every driver involved must share this information. Take photos of everyone’s identification and auto insurance paperwork with your cellphone.

At the accident scene, most people are cooperative in providing this type of information. Your ability to gather this information decreases once you leave the scene. Some people refuse to provide this information after leaving the scene of the accident, making it more difficult to get your car repaired and deal with whoever their insurance company is.

Note: Police officers frequently arrive before people have exchanged information. Occasionally, the officer will inform those involved that they can obtain the other driver’s information from the police report once it is available. Section 550.023 of the Texas Transportation Code requires the operator of a vehicle involved in an accident that causes injury or damage to another vehicle to:

1) provide their name, address, vehicle registration number, and motor vehicle liability insurance to a) any person injured, b) the operator or occupant of, or c) a person attending a vehicle involved in the collision”;

2) “show the operator’s driver’s license to” the other people involved if requested and available . . .

Following an accident, drivers are required by law to exchange information with one another. If the officer refuses to release the information to you at the scene, you must obtain it from the officer’s accident report.

6. Photograph the damage to the vehicles as well as the accident scene. Take photos of all the damage to all of the vehicles involved in the accident with your cellphone. Take photos of the damage to each vehicle, as well as the points of impact, as well as the license plates.

Take photographs of the accident scene. Take photos of any skid marks and road debris from the accident. Photograph the roadway where the accident occurred to show the lanes and traffic flow. Take photos in the direction you were traveling before the accident, as well as the direction you were leaving. Take pictures of the road in the direction they were traveling as well as the direction they were coming from for the other vehicles involved.

7. Make your statement to the officer. Cooperate with the on-scene police officer. They will speak to each driver separately, away from the other drivers, to obtain each person’s statement about what occurred. The statements provided will assist the officer in writing his accident report. You must ensure that your statement is given so that the officer knows what you saw when the accident occurred and that your statement is included in the report.

If the accident occurs within the city limits of Dallas, the Dallas Police Department will most likely investigate it, but there are some exceptions. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office investigates certain accidents that occur within the city on occasion. The Texas Highway Patrol will sometimes investigate accidents that occur within city limits, such as on Tollways. Even though you are within the city limits of Dallas, you may find yourself in University Park or Highland Park, and their police may conduct the investigation.

The following are links to the records departments for the police agencies that investigate accidents inside the City of Dallas:

Dallas Police Department Records

Dallas Police Department
Open Records Unit
1400 S. Lamar
Dallas, Texas 75215
Tel (214) 671-3001
Fax: (214) 671-4636​

Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Records

Frank Crowley Courts Building
Fiscal Department
133 North Riverfront Boulevard, 1st Floor
Dallas, TX 75207-4313
9 A.M. – 4 P.M., Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

Texas Department of Transportation

The Texas Department of Transportation receives copies of all police crash reports in Texas. If the accident occurred more than a few weeks ago, the report may be available on the Texas DOT website, which can be found online here:  Texas Highway Patrol

University Park Police Department Records – 

Records Specialist
Sharon Jones
214-987-5356
Fax: 214-987-5376

Highland Park Police Department Records – 

Town Records
Attn: Town Secretary
Town of Highland Park
4700 Drexel Drive
Highland Park, Texas 75205
Phone: 214-559-9457

If your accident occurs on the outskirts of Dallas, you may be subject to the jurisdiction of one of the cities that surround Dallas. If this is the case, you can obtain a copy of your accident report from the records department of that police department.

The state of Texas requires all law enforcement agencies in Texas to send copies of their police crash reports to the state. The Texas Department of Transportation usually makes these available online within two or three weeks. The records can be found, purchased (for $6-$8), and downloaded from the following website:  Texas Department of Transportation Police Crash Reports

8. Accept the advice of the paramedics on the scene. Pay attention to the paramedics. If they evaluate you and believe you should go to the emergency room, you should do so. Paramedics are trained and experienced in identifying symptoms in people that indicate a serious or even life-threatening injury. If the paramedics advise you to, go to the emergency room.

Dallas emergency rooms: If you decide you need to drive yourself or have someone else drive you to the emergency room, the following emergency rooms are located throughout Dallas, Texas:

Highland Park Emergency Room – 5150 Lemmon Ave #108, Dallas, TX 75209 – Phone +1 214 891 5579

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Emergency Room – 8200 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75231 – Phone +1 214 345 7886

Frontline Emergency Room Dallas – 7331 Gaston Ave Suite 180, Dallas, TX 75214 – Phone +1 214 499 9555

Lakewood Emergency Room – 6101 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75214 – Phone +1 469 414 3552

ER of Dallas – 4535 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75287 – Phone +1 214 613 6694

Medical City Dallas Emergency Room – 7777 Forest Ln Emergency Entrance, Dallas, TX 75230 – Phone +1 972 566 7000

Advance ER – 12338 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75244 – Phone +1 214 247 7909

Parkland Hospital Emergency Room – 5200 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235 – Phone +1 214 590 8000 

Preston Hollow Emergency Room – 8007 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75231 – Phone +1 214 509 6269

Advance ER – 5201 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209 – Phone +1 214 494 8222

Trusted ER Uptown – 3607 Oak Lawn Ave Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75219 – Phone +1 469 750 1028 

Baylor University Medical Center Emergency Room – 3305 Worth St, Dallas, TX 75246 – Phone +1 214 820 0111

Medical City ER Park Cities – 5974 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225 – Phone +1 469 801 7980

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital Emergency Room – 6201 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235 – Phone +1 214 648 3111

Children’s Medical Center Dallas Emergency Room (ER) – 5060 Southwestern Medical Ave, Dallas, TX 75235 – Phone +1 214 456 2100

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AFTER YOU LEAVE THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT

1. If you were injured in the accident, do not speak with the insurance company. If you are hurt in an accident, the insurance adjuster’s job is to pay as little money as possible for your claim. If they have the opportunity to refuse to pay your claim, they will do so. Insurance adjusters are trained and experienced in gathering information that will allow them to deny a portion or the entirety of a claim. They will ask you questions in order to elicit a response that will allow them to deny part or all of your claim. Allow your attorney to deal with the insurance company on your behalf. A personal injury attorney who specializes in accidents will know how to answer any insurance adjuster’s questions in a way that protects your claim.

2. If you are still in pain after the accident, you should see a doctor for an evaluation and treatment of your injury. If you have been injured in an accident, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. We can assist you if you do not know what type of medical facility to visit or if you are unsure how you will afford medical care. The Law Office of Doug Goyen will assist you in locating a medical facility that can treat your injury. We can assist you in locating a medical facility that will defer payment until your insurance company releases funds for your injury claim. If you prefer to see your own doctor, that is also acceptable.

3. Photograph any visible injuries. Photograph any bruising, cuts, scrapes, lacerations, or other visible injuries. With a picture of a huge black and blue bruise, cuts, or lacerations, it’s difficult to argue that someone did not suffer an injury. Bruises and cuts heal, and if you don’t take a picture, the insurance company won’t believe you when you say you had cuts and bruises; it’s their job to require proof from you for your claims. Take photographs of any visible injuries.

4. Obtain your own vehicle repair estimate. Get an estimate for your vehicle on your own. Almost always, auto insurance companies write their estimates for less than the actual damage. This is due to a number of factors. For starters, they would rather be on the low end of the payment spectrum than the high end of the payment spectrum for the automobile’s damage. Second, if you decide to keep the money instead of fixing the car, they end up paying less. Third, the less damage to the car, the less likely a jury will believe that someone was injured in an accident. Allow the insurance company to provide an estimate for your vehicle as well but have your own estimate too.

If the insurance company decides to contest liability for the accident, you should have an estimate for vehicle repairs that shows how much it will actually cost to do the full repairs on your vehicle. Without your own estimate, you may be forced to rely on the insurance company’s estimate in court as proof – and their estimate is almost always lower than the actual cost of repairing your vehicle.

Body Shops: Body shops usually provide free estimates for vehicles that have been in an accident. Body shops in Dallas, Texas that can provide you with an estimate and repair services include:

Powell Paint & Body Inc, Naylor Street, Dallas, TX – 1518 Naylor St, Dallas, TX 75218 – Phone +1 214 321 5683

Harvey’s Paint & Body – 4300 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

Service King Collision North Dallas – 10720 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231

Dallas Auto Body Repair – 11055 Harry Hines Blvd A, Dallas, TX 75229

Dallas Collision Center – 2964 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX 75247

Caliber Collision – 5954 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240

Jose’s Body Shop – 5815 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75211

Rental Cars: You may require a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired. Make sure you notify the rental car company of the insurance claim. While your vehicle is being repaired, most rental car companies will set up a “direct bill” with your insurance company. In the Dallas area, there are several car rental companies to choose from, including:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car – 11613 Denton Dr, Dallas, TX 75229

Budget Car Rental – 7020 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75235

Alamo Rent A Car – 7366 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75235

Avis Car Rental – 13536 Preston Rd Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75240

5. Keep track of your out-of-pocket expenses. Save all documents demonstrating what you have had to pay or owe as a result of the accident. Save all towing bills, rental car bills, storage fees, prescription fees, doctor bills for your injury, medication, other property that was damaged as a result of the accident… anything you had to pay or owe that you would not have had to pay or owe if it hadn’t been for the accident. To ensure that you receive the full value of your claim, we will require documentation for everything claimed.

6. Take care of what you post on social media. Assume that anything you post will be seen by the insurance company and its lawyers. Many people’s posts frequently give the impression that everything is fine. The insurance company and their attorneys will use any posts that give that impression to argue against any injury claim that is made.

7. Consult with a personal injury attorney who handles car accidents. Do your homework. You should interview any lawyer before hiring them. If you are unable to speak with the lawyer but can only speak with the law firm’s case manager, do not hire that firm. You must speak with the actual lawyer who will be representing you. Make a point of asking questions about anything that concerns you. Only hire a lawyer after speaking with them and being satisfied that they will handle your case.

Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100 to speak with Attorney Goyen, a Dallas car accident lawyer, or use our website contact form. We look forward to reviewing your case and assisting you.

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THE LAWYER’S INVESTIGATION OF THE CAR ACCIDENT

We make certain that we have enough evidence to legally prove liability, prove damages, and ensure that you can collect compensation for your injuries and damages.

Other Driver(s) Liability: We collect the evidence required to prove the other driver’s liability. We format the evidence in a professional manner for a demand. We obtain police reports, witness statements, your statement, and the statements of any passengers. We examine the accident scene and become acquainted with the location – the lanes, intersections, speed limits, how heavy the traffic is at the location, points of view from where you were driving and points of view where the other driver was heading, and points of view of any witnesses who may have witnessed the accident – and use the evidence to determine liability.

Medical Treatment: If you are unsure where to go for medical treatment for your injury, we can assist you in locating a medical facility that will treat your injury. We follow up with you to see how you’re doing, how your injury is healing, and how your treatment is progressing.

Damages from the Accident: Our personal injury lawyer ensures that your demand covers all of the ways the car accident has harmed you, including out-of-pocket expenses such as medical bills, lost income, property damage, diminished value, towing, and rental bills, as well as how the injury has affected you in terms of pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and disability, and disfigurement.

INVESTIGATION INTO CAUSES OF THE AUTO ACCIDENT

Investigation into the various causes of the accident: During an auto accident investigation, we look for all possible causes of the accident in order to find every person or entity that may be liable for your damages. Different causes of an automobile accident may imply that other people or businesses are also liable for the resulting damages. We investigate these potential causes to ensure that your case is fully recovered.

The following are the types of auto accidents in which the other driver may be the only person responsible, and frequently is the only person responsible, and where we collect through the driver’s insurance:

    • Distracted Driving Accidents – Such as Texting and Driving or Driver Inattention – Texting and driving has become such a common cause of car accident injuries that it is now frequently classified as a separate category from distracted driving by some. It is now standard practice in car accidents involving injuries to determine whether any of the drivers were using their phones in any capacity at the time of the collision.

    • Aggressive Drivers Caused Car AccidentsSpeeding or Tailgating – Speeding drivers cause many serious car accidents with injuries due to the severity of the impact of a speeding vehicle. When a driver speeds, they are exceeding what experts have determined to be a safe speed limit for the specific roadway on which they are traveling.

    • Accidents Caused by Aggressive DriversReckless Driving or Road Rage – One out of every three collisions is caused by road rage. Aggressive driving, without a doubt, increases the likelihood of being involved in a road rage accident. However, you may be surprised to learn that nearly one out of every three car accidents is caused by road rage.

    • Automobile Accidents Caused by Failure to Yield the Right of Way – Many drivers underestimate the importance of yielding the right of way to others. When the law requires it, all drivers in Texas must yield the right of way. One of the leading causes of car accident injuries is failure to follow this simple rule of the road.

    • Hit and Run Auto Accidents – If a driver is involved in a car accident that causes injuries to someone, a fatality, or property harm, Texas law requires them to stop. Despite these rules, some drivers attempt to escape the scene of an accident.

    • Multiple Car Accidents – Multiple car accidents are caused by speeding and tailgating, distracted driving, failing to yield the right of way, drunk drivers, fatigued drivers, debris on the highway, negligent entrustment of a vehicle to a dangerous or unlicensed driver, reckless driving, and road rage. The problem with multiple car accidents is that the various people involved all have different points of view. They will not always see the accident in the same light.

    • Side Impact Auto Accidents – On Dallas and Texas roads, side-impact collisions are among the most common and dangerous types of accidents. When one vehicle collides with the side of another, it is called a side-impact collision. This type of collision, also known as a “T-bone” or “broadside collision,” is frequently caused by merging into the lane of another vehicle, speeding through a red light, or t-boning another vehicle at an intersection.

    • Head-On Collisions – When two drivers collide head-on from the front, this is referred to as a head-on collision. They are among the most dangerous collisions. This is because this type of collision doubles the force, so if each car is traveling at 45 mph, this is the equivalent of a 90 mph crash.

In the following category, there may be others besides the driver who is responsible for the damage and injury. We investigate each accident to identify all parties who may be at fault:

    • Car Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers – A Dram Shop Act case may exist if the drunk driver was over-served at an eating or drinking establishment. In this case, the establishment that served them alcohol could also be held liable for your injuries. Furthermore, if the drunk driver was driving someone else’s vehicle and that person knowingly allowed a drunk driver to take control of their vehicle, you may have a claim for Negligent Entrustment against the owner of the vehicle.

    • Drug-impaired drivers cause car accidents – If the driver was driving someone else’s vehicle, you may have a Negligent Entrustment claim against the owner for allowing someone who was under the influence of drugs to drive their vehicle.

    • Fatigued Drivers Caused Auto Accidents – If the fatigued driver is driving a commercial vehicle, their employer may bear additional responsibility for violating hours of service if they scheduled their driver for too many hours. If the driver was clearly tired and driving someone else’s vehicle, you may have a claim for Negligent Entrustment against the vehicle’s owner.

    • Auto Accidents Caused by Debris on the Highway – If the debris came from a commercial vehicle, the company may be liable for securing loads violations under Texas law.

    • Car Accidents Caused by Negligent Entrustment of a Car to a Dangerous Driver – If the owner of a vehicle allows an unlicensed or dangerous driver to use their vehicle, the owner is also responsible for negligently entrusting their vehicle to an unlicensed or dangerous driver.

    • Inexperienced drivers, such as teenagers or unlicensed drivers, cause car accidents. If the vehicle’s owner allowed an inexperienced or unlicensed driver to drive their vehicle, you may have a claim for Negligent Entrustment against the vehicle’s owner.

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IN THE EVENT THAT A LAWSUIT IS REQUIRED

Most car accident injury cases are resolved without the need for a lawsuit. If a lawsuit is required to force the insurance company to pay, we will first consult with you. We make certain that you understand why a lawsuit is required, how much it will cost, and what is required in the lawsuit.

We talk about the costs and benefits of filing a lawsuit. We advise you on the best course of action in our opinion, but it is your case; we represent you, but you make the final decision.

CASE REVIEWS ARE COMPLETELY FREE

To discuss your case, we offer free phone consultations. During the phone consultation, we also provide a free strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, the legal issues involved, and any legal issues we identify as being critical to maximizing the compensation you are owed.

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INFORMATION REQUIRED BY LAWYERS IN CAR ACCIDENTS

In most car accident injury cases, the following information is required and gathered by your car accident attorney. Do not worry if you do not have all of the information below; we can gather the information you are missing based on the information you can provide.

1) Your contact information: Your name and contact information (phone, email, and mailing address) so that we can contact you about your case.

2) Date and location of a car accident and injury: The date, time, driving conditions, and location (city, street, nearest intersection) of the accident and injury, any injury suffered, if others were injured, if you know of any video of the accident, or if any photos or video were taken at the scene after the auto accident.

3) Auto accident description: The auto accident description, lanes involved, the lane each car was in, if near an intersection or on a highway, the speed limit, the speed you were traveling, the locations of other vehicles, their speeds, and how the auto accident occurred.

4) Conversations at the scene and after: Any conversations you had at the scene with other drivers, witnesses, police, or anyone else – and any conversations you have had since leaving the scene of the auto accident – such as insurance adjusters, police officers, other drivers, or anyone else – regarding the auto accident, injuries, or damage to your vehicle.

5) Other vehicles involved in the auto accident: Names, contact information, and insurance information for any other people involved. In any other vehicle’s information, type the at-fault driver’s vehicle, as well as any license plate numbers or VIN numbers of vehicles involved in the auto accident.

6) Your vehicle and its occupants during the car accident: Your vehicle, whether you were driving or a passenger, the owner of the vehicle you were in, the auto insurance on that vehicle, other people in the vehicle with you, and where they were seated in the vehicle (driver, front passenger, rear passenger).

7) Police investigation of the car accident: If the police arrived at the scene of the accident, who called the police, if any tickets were issued if anyone was arrested, the name and ID of the officers involved, the police report number, and whether you have a copy of the police report.

8) Medical treatment for car accident injuries: If you were taken by ambulance from the scene of the accident, what hospital and treating facilities have you visited since the accident, what type of treatment you received, any future appointments scheduled, copies of any medical bills or records, and photographs of any injury.

9) Health insurance: If any health insurance has paid or will pay any of your medical bills resulting from the car accident, including private health insurance such as Cigna and Blue Cross, but also Medicare, Medicaid, and Workers Compensation.

10) Future medical treatment for your car accident injury: If you have an appointment at a medical facility or need to locate a medical facility that can treat you for a car accident-related injury.

11) Car accident damage to your vehicle: Any pictures or video taken of the damage, and estimates are done, any auto insurance contacted thus far if the vehicle is drivable if a rental is required if the vehicle was towed from the scene, where your vehicle is now, what body shop will repair your vehicle if your vehicle is a total loss, and how to calculate the total loss value of your vehicle

The information provided above will aid in determining liability (who should pay), damages to date, and collectability (if insurance involved). Other issues concerning a car accident injury frequently arise during phone consultations – you are free to ask Dallas car accident lawyer Doug Goyen about anything concerning your car accident case during the consultation.

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DALLAS, TEXAS CAR ACCIDENT RESOURCES

Official records and reports for car accidents in Dallas, Texas are available from the following agencies:

Dallas Police Department Open Records Unit – 1400 S. Lamar, Dallas Texas – website info: Dallas Police Department Records

Dallas County Sherriff’s Department Records – Frank Crowley Court Building, 133 N. Riverfront Blvd, 1st floor, Dallas, Texas – website info: Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Records

City of Dallas Records – 1500 Marilla St. #5ds, Dallas City Hall, Dallas, Texas

Dallas Auto Pound – Where vehicles are towed after accidents: Dallas Police Department-Auto Pound, Vilbig Road, Dallas, TX – 1955 Vilbig Road, Dallas, Texas

IF WE DO NOT WIN, THERE IS NO FEE

You owe us nothing if we are unable to recover for your case. In personal injury cases, we charge a contingency fee. Contingency Fees are structured to take a percentage of whatever we are able to recover in your personal injury case. Because this is a performance-based contract, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. This aligns ours and your interests in the case.

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WE HANDLE THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CASES

The Law Office of Doug Goyen handles personal injury cases all over Texas. This includes motor vehicle accidents including (car crash cases, 18-wheelers, motorcycles, pedestrians struck by vehicles, bicyclists struck by vehicles, drunk driving accidents, and wrongful death cases from accidents). 

Dallas Car Accident Lawyer

Car Accidents

We deal with the insurance company and protect your rights while you focus on getting better and caring for yourself and those around you.

Dallas Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks cause significant damage and injuries. We will fight for you to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and that your rights are protected while you recover.

 

Dallas DWI Accident Lawyer

DWI Accidents

Every year, drunk drivers cause serious injuries and deaths. We go up against their insurance companies to get you compensated for the damage and injury they caused you.

Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians who are hit by a vehicle can sustain serious injuries. We represent people who have been injured by negligent drivers and assist them in obtaining compensation for their injuries.

Dallas Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are at risk of serious injury if they are hit by a vehicle. We represent bicyclists who have been hit by careless drivers.

 

Dram Shop Lawyer

Dram Shop Cases

When bars or restaurants continue to over-serve drunk people, and those people cause accidents that result in injuries, we assist clients in obtaining compensation for their injuries.

 

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle Accidents

We fight for the rights of motorcyclists who have been hurt by careless drivers. We are fighting for full compensation from the insurance company.

Dallas Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful Death

When someone dies as a result of negligence from a motor vehicle accident, the family and estate have a claim against the negligent parties. We represent families and estates in obtaining restitution for their losses.

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CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS INFORMATION

John Neely Bryan was the first settler in present-day Dallas. In 1839, he surveyed the area and established a permanent settlement there in 1841. The John Neely Bryan Cabin is located in downtown Dallas to honor the city’s first settler.

In 2019, the estimated population of Dallas was 1,343,573. In 2010, the population of the DFW metropolitan area, which included Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Ellis County, Hunt County, Kaufman County, Rockwall County, Johnson County, Parker County, Tarrant County, and Wise County, was estimated to be more than 6,800,000 people.

Within its city limits, Dallas is home to ten Fortune 500 companies. Dallas’ economy is diverse, with dominant sectors such as transportation, defense, telecommunications, financial services, and information technology. Within its city limits, Dallas is home to ten Fortune 500 companies. Dallas’ economy is diverse, with dominant sectors such as transportation, defense, telecommunications, financial services, and information technology. AT&T, Southwest Airlines,  Texas InstrumentsTenet HealthcareComericaBrinker International, and many more are located within the city limits of Dallas. The DFW area is home to industry titans such as Ericsson North AmericaDr. Pepper Snapple, and ExxonMobil, among many others.

VISITORS TO DALLAS INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS

If you are visiting Dallas, Texas, and are involved in an auto accident, you may have the unexpected need for temporary lodging and eating due to the need to stay extra time in Dallas due to the accident. The following restaurants, hotels, and activities are in Dallas. 

Restaurants in Dallas, Texas

The Capital Grille – 500 Crescent Court, Dallas, Texas

E Bar Tex-Mex – 1901 N Haskell Ave #120, Dallas, Texas

Morton’s The Steakhouse – 2222 McKinney Ave Suite 200, Dallas, Texas

Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab – 2401 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas

Chop House Burger – 1501 Main St, Dallas, Texas

Hotels in Dallas, Texas

Fairmont Dallas – 1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

Magnolia Dallas Downtown – 1401 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201

Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown – 1933 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

Omni Dallas Hotel – 555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202

Hilton Anatole – 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207

Attractions in Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden – 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza – 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202

Klyde Warren Park – 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201

Thanks-Giving Square – 1627 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

The Dallas World Aquarium – 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202

Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100, or contact us on our website contact form if you have been injured in a car crash and need a Dallas car accident lawyer. We will start work on your case today. 

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By Doug Goyen, douggoyen@goyenlaw.com

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