Hit-And-Run Accident Could Have Been Worse
We want to bring you a story of something that happened at the beginning of this year because it shows us that there is so much unpredictability each and every time we hit the roadways. Dallas police are investigating a hit-and-run motorcycle crash that happened at the intersection of US 75 and Mockingbird Lane.
A motorcyclist hit another car and crashed, but then jumped into another vehicle and fled the scene. Witnesses told police that the motorcyclist had been traveling at a high rate of speed and was weaving around traffic. The crash sent the bike and rider onto the exit ramp and caused a fire.
Thankfully, there were no other injuries reported but this incident could have been worse. If you had been driving at the time, there is no way to prepare for or prevent something like this happening to you. Sometimes, you are simply the victim of another person’s negligence. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we will help you recover the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of an accident. Call us today when you need a Dallas car accident attorney.
It Is Injuries, Too
When people talk about traffic crashes, the conversation usually revolves around how many people are killed. Certainly, Texas saw its share of traffic-related deaths during the latest reporting year: 3,721 people were killed.
What people do not talk about enough is how many victims are injured and must live with the long-term consequences and expenses. There were more than 254,853 people injured in 2017 crashes. Out of those, 17,000 people sustained serious injuries. These are injuries that have life-altering consequences:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Shattered bones
- Internal organ damage
The immediate costs of treating these injuries can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but if a person needs rehabilitation, or suffers a permanent disability, then the price tag increases exponentially.
Will the insurance companies cover all of these costs?
Will they cover things like lost income if the crash victim is not able to work?
The expenses of an accident can quickly overwhelm a person and their families. Why should someone have to reach into their savings and become financially unstable because of the negligence of another person?
If You Get Injured
Even though insurance is meant to be there to help us, we know these companies are out to make a profit. That means they will often fight when it comes to providing a settlement.
You can stop worrying about how to handle insurance companies and other parties involved in your accidents. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we will take over and work to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. We are not just talking about medical costs, but coverage for lost wages as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Dallas car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.