How Dangerous Are Texas Roads And Highways?

Consider this: Not a single day went by in 2016 in Texas without a person dying in a crash, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. In fact, more than 265,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 17,000 of those people suffered serious car wreck injuries. In Collin County alone, there were more than 13,000 crashes in 2016.

Many — if not most — of those accidents were caused by drivers who were not driving safely. The law says that when a person drives negligently and injures someone else, the driver must pay damages to the individual who was harmed.

Here are examples of negligent driving:

  • Driving too fast for the conditions
  • Failure to properly maintain the vehicle (driving on worn tires, for example)
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving while texting

You probably see one of those behaviors every time you drive. It is no surprise there are so many accidents.

If you are ever injured in a car crash, call The Law Office of J. Gregory Whitten P.L.L.C. in Allen, Texas, at 972-632-3662 or contact us online.

What Are Car Accident Cases Worth?

At The Law Office of J. Gregory Whitten P.L.L.C., the No. 1 question clients ask us is "How much is my case worth?" In order to begin to answer that question, we need to spend time gathering facts.

As soon as we have a good handle on the facts of the case, however, we set expectations for our clients. We inform them of the range of possible outcomes and decide on a proper strategy.

How To Deal With Insurance Companies

This comes as a surprise to many people: Your welfare is not the insurance company's primary concern. Their top priority is not paying more than they absolutely have to, in order to settle a claim.

As a result, insurance companies often try to settle car accident cases quickly, before the victims know what is happening and before they have been able to hire an attorney to represent their interests.

Remember this: If you are ever in a car accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. After that, it is vital to speak with a personal injury attorney.

There Is No Cost To Begin Working On Your Case

In lawsuits that arise from car accidents, lawyers work on a contingency basis. That means they do not get paid unless and until they earn compensation for their clients. If you have been injured, there is no cost for us to begin working on your case.

Call Our Office Today

If you have been injured in a car accident, call The Law Office of J. Gregory Whitten P.L.L.C. in Allen, Texas, today at 972-632-3662 to schedule a free consultation or contact us through our website.