Dallas Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Handling All Types of Traffic Accident Cases in Texas & Throughout the United States
Every year, motor vehicle accidents consistently remain among the leading causes of bodily injury and death in the United States. At Lyons & Simmons, LLP, we understand how stressful it is to be involved in a serious traffic accident and we will fight to secure the compensation needed to allow victims to get back on their feet and move forward with their lives.
If you were injured or if someone you love was killed in any type of traffic accident, do not hesitate to contact our firm to learn how we can help. Lyons & Simmons, LLP is recognized for providing aggressive, results-driven representation, coupled with a compassionate and personalized approach. We do not collect any upfront attorney fees or out-of-pocket expenses—our attorneys only get paid if you do!
Contact us online or call our office at (844) 297-8898 to learn how we can help you after a serious motor vehicle accident. Your initial consultation is completely free and confidential.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Claims We Handle
Our legal team is well-versed in all types of motor vehicle accident claims, including those involving:
- Passenger cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks
- Commercial vehicles
- Semi-trucks and big rigs
- Bicycle-vehicle collisions
- Pedestrian-vehicle accidents
- Trains and railroad accidents
- All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
- Boats and personal watercraft (Jet Skis, Sea-Doos, etc.)
We have helped victims of all types of accidents fight for fair compensation from liable parties, including fellow motorists, negligent commercial vehicle operators, major transportation companies, and others. We understand the complexities involved in these types of cases and can ensure your rights are protected at every stage of the legal process.
How to File a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
When it comes to personal injury claims, states either follow at-fault or no-fault systems. Texas is an at-fault state (also known as a “tort” state), which means you typically must file a claim against the at-fault party to recover compensation. This means you must prove that someone else was to blame for the accident to have grounds for a claim.
But what happens when multiple parties share some of the blame? For example, imagine a person texting when their car is hit by a drunk driver. Can the texting driver still bring a claim against the drunk driver?
Because Texas follows a rule of modified comparative negligence, the answer is yes—but with certain caveats. Individuals who are injured in motor vehicle accidents in Texas can still file claims for compensation if they were partially to blame as long as they are less than 51% to blame. In other words, the other person or party must be more at fault for the accident than you for you to file a motor vehicle accident claim.
How Lyons & Simmons, LLP Can Help
Being involved in any type of motor vehicle accident often results in immense physical pain, emotional suffering, and financial hardship. At Lyons & Simmons, LLP, our Dallas motor vehicle accident attorneys are committed to helping victims and their loved ones fight for justice and the fair financial compensation they deserve following a motor vehicle accident.. You should not have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct on your own—and Lyons & Simmons, LLP is here to help ensure that you don’t have to.
We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, so you do not owe any fees unless/until we recover compensation on your behalf.
Contact us today at (844) 297-8898 to schedule your complimentary consultation.
After any motor vehicle accident—regardless of the type of vehicle(s) involved or the severity of your injuries—there are certain steps you should take to protect your rights and ensure your continued well-being.
Whether you were involved in a passenger car accident, a crash with a commercial vehicle, or any other type of collision, try to do the following:
- Call 911: You should call 911 (or the appropriate authorities) if you are involved in any accident that results in bodily injury or death. Stay at the scene and wait for the police/paramedics to arrive. If needed, get medical attention at the scene and be sure to file an official accident report with the law enforcement officer(s).
- Seek Medical Attention: If you do not require emergency medical treatment at the scene, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible. Even seemingly minor injuries may be far more serious than they appear and can lead to serious complications without professional treatment. Always see a medical provider after a motor vehicle accident.
- Exchange Information: If possible, get the name, address, phone number, and insurance information of the other parties involved in the accident. Because Texas is an at-fault state, you will need this information to file a personal injury claim with the at-fault motorist’s insurance provider.
- Document Everything: The more details you can document, the better. Use your smartphone’s camera to take photos of the scene and write down everything you can remember about what happened. Take pictures of your injuries and property damage and keep a record of your medical appointments, symptoms, and progress.
- Contact an Attorney: It is generally a good idea to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after a motor vehicle accident. You may experience issues when filing your claim, including disputes from the liable party’s insurance provider. An attorney can help ensure your rights are protected and fight to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
At Lyons & Simmons, LLP, we understand the motor vehicle accident claims filing process. Our attorneys are happy to answer your questions and help you in any way you need after a motor vehicle accident.
We invite you to contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.