In 2017 there were 16,446 car accidents reported in Fort Worth. Injury information is not accurate and available for all accidents, but the Texas DOT reports that there were over 5,500 possible injury accidents. People injured in car accidents are not limited to motor vehicle occupants; they can be others such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and scooter riders. Car accidents can range from inconvenient to devastating and sometimes it is hard to know exactly what to do after you have been involved in a car accident.
We receive a lot of questions from people who have been involved in car accidents and below are listed some of the most frequently asked questions.
There are some common factors that are often a cause or contribute to the cause of car accidents. See below for a description of these factors:
Rear end – Rear end collisions occur when the front of one car strikes the back of the vehicle in front of him or her. Rear end collisions are extremely common and depending on the circumstances and impact, injuries and damages can be minimal or they can be extremely severe. The Insurance Institute of Highway safety reports that 33% of car accidents are rear-end collisions.
Side impact collisions – Also known as t-bone collisions, side impact collisions occur when the front or back of one vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that side impact collisions account for about 25% of car accidents.
Head on – Head on collisions are extremely dangerous because injuries are often severe to fatal. Head on collisions usually occur when one vehicle leaves its traffic lane and enters into the oncoming traffic lane.
Rollover – Rollover collisions are as common as other types of collisions, but they are very dangerous and account for about 1/3 of car accident fatalities. Roll over accidents often involve excessive speed and/or alcohol impairment.
In 2017 there were 3,721 car accident fatalities in Texas and 110 of those car accident fatalities occurred Fort Worth. Close family members that may recover for the loss of a loved one are generally children, spouses, and parents. There are two claims that are often brought related to the death of a loved one:
These claims may be brought separately or they may be brought together depending on case circumstances and plaintiffs in the claims.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s fault, contact Forth Worth car accident attorney, Dorothy Hyde, to schedule a consultation. Our car accident team wants to see that you are fully compensated for your injuries and damages which may include lost wages, lost future earning capacity, medical bills, pain and suffering, property damages, and loss of consortium.
Our law firm doesn’t take personal injury cases lightly. Attorney Dorothy Hyde is the resident barracuda of Dallas — fearless and unrelenting, she doesn’t stop until she obtains the best outcome and maximum compensation for her clients. Choose us and you’ll have an apex predator with years of trial experience and negotiating skills to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
We help personal injury victims receive the financial compensation they need for full recovery. We are a voice for personal injury victims and help them get their life back on track.
After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
Thank you for bringing my claim against the construction company to a successful conclusion. You made the process less intimidating and made me feel like the struggle I had to endure was valid. It has helped me cope with a lot of post-accident challenges differently. You were more than I expected — thanks again.
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