Car Accident Injury Lawyers
An Automobile Accident Law Firm Providing Skilled Legal Help for Accident Victims
In an instant, a car accident can change your life. You may not be able to perform the most basic duties of a longtime job. Your personal life is filled with pain, leaving you limited in the recreational activities you once enjoyed. An auto crash injury comes at a price — a price you should not have to pay. Medical bills lost wages, and pain and suffering become a part of your life if you are involved in a car accident. Insurance companies may put pressure on you to settle. Our best advice is to contact our firm or another personal injury attorney immediately, so you’ll get the help you need to handle all aspects of your car accident case, including and especially, the insurance companies involved.
Strictly speaking, most car accidents are not accidents at all: they are collisions that could and should have been avoided. Our experience shows that four key factors contribute to the majority of collisions. In order from smallest to largest factors they are:
Equipment Failure – Brakes, tires, steering and suspension problems account for only 5% of all vehicle collisions.
Roadway Design – Hazard visibility, poor roadway surfaces, malfunctioning traffic control devices, poor traffic flow control, poorly designed roadway signs, and weather-related design issues are the next largest contributing set of factors to vehicle collisions.
Poor Roadway Maintenance – Debris, illegible signage, potholes, roadway construction, and salting and sanding deficiencies are some of the factors that rank poor maintenance as the second to the largest source of all vehicle collisions.
Driver Behavior – Modern cars are manufactured to very safe standards, and the environment they’re driven in is engineered to minimize the injuries suffered during an accident. The most difficult area to change is aggressive driver behavior and selfish attitudes. A 1995 study found that 88% of the respondents reported at least one of the behaviors listed below directed at them (in order of descending frequency):
- Aggressive tailgating
- Lights flashed at them because the other motorist was annoyed
- Aggressive or rude gestures
- Deliberate obstruction — preventing them from moving their vehicle
- Verbal abuse
- Physical assault
Over 95% of motor vehicle accidents involve some degree of driver behavior combined with one of the other three factors. Drivers always try to blame road conditions, equipment failure, or other drivers for those accidents.
Joe and his team will work to hold the responsible and negligent party accountable for their actions or lack of action. Our personal injury attorney, Joe Lucé knows much is at stake following a serious collision or an SUV rollover caused by someone not paying attention to the road.
His team will perform a detailed investigation at the scene and can bring in their network of experts, including accident reconstruction specialists when a case benefits from their expertise. Joe and his team will review your medical records and assess the severity of injuries and their effect on you, your professional and your personal life.
Car Accident Settlements
Severe injuries can have a life-long impact. We understand that your car accident settlement may be the only financial support you see for a very long time. Car accidents often cause disability and pain that can make working difficult, if not impossible. Attorney Joe Lucé works tirelessly for his clients to get a fair and adequate settlement. We understand that settlements can take a while and you may need the money quickly. Joe’s team is highly experienced and prepared to do what we need to get you the compensation you deserve as soon as possible.
Car Accident Injury Claim
When negotiating for a car accident injury claim, you must both prepare yourself and remain confident throughout the ordeal. You can claim several types of damages throughout the course of a case like this. These damages, of course, depend on what injuries you have received as a direct result of the automotive accident. You may file claims for lost wages or diminished employment opportunities, pain and suffering, medical bills, and a loss of consortium.
Whether your car accident resulted in minor cuts and bruises or serious injuries (such as paralysis or permanent disability), you have the right to damages. Be sure to undergo a medical examination immediately after the vehicular accident, to successfully prove your injuries in a court of law. Our attorneys can help file the necessary paperwork and guide you through the whole process, but it is your responsibility to get medical attention and file a police report.
Contact Our Experienced Car Accident Injury Attorney’s to Get the Personal Support You Need
Let our firm help you build a strong case for your car accident injuries with a free legal consultation. Call (972) 632-1300 or contact us online for help with accidents and injuries in North Texas. Joe Lucé represents clients from Ft. Worth, Sherman, Denison, and throughout Collin County, including McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and Allen.