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Intersection Collision

Our accident attorneys obtained a settlement on behalf of a client who sustained a broken leg due to a Dallas car accident. The client was broad-sided by another driver who ran a red light. The impact caused the client’s car to rollover and sustain significant damage. Case Results: Settled Pre-Trial

Rear-ended at a Stop Light

Our firm represented a client who was rear-ended at a stop light. The client suffered whiplash injuries that required extensive physical therapy. The defendant’s insurance company denied the claim, and suit was filed. Case Results: Confidential Settlement via Mediation

Hit by Drunk Driver

A young business man was on his way home from the airport, when a drunk driver hit him head on. The victim suffered multiple injuries, including fractures and internal injuries. A claim was made against the drunk driver, as well as the victim’s own insurance company for under-insured motorist benefits. Case Results: Significant Confidential Settlement

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Every day, Dallas residents get behind the wheel of their car and assume that they will arrive at their destination safely. We all know it could happen, but we place our trust in our own judgment, the condition of our roads, the reliability of our cars and the competence of other drivers. But then something happens…

By the time you begin your search for a Dallas car accident lawyer, you’ve likely been through a great deal of pain, stress and frustration. We want to meet with you to help you better understand your legal options. If you’ve been injured by a bad driver, you are entitled to compensation. Don’t pay the price for a negligent driver’s mistakes. Work with a Dallas car accident lawyer at Guajardo & Marks to get payment for the many expenses you’re facing.

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CAR ACCIDENT TOPICS

WHY DO I NEED A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?

There are many car accident lawyers out there, but not all lawyers are created equal.

Not by a long shot. Just as in any profession, there are some who are exceptional at what they do, and there are others who slide by. At Guajardo & Marks, our Dallas car accident attorneys are top-notch and have proven themselves time and time again in the courtroom. They have a track record of success and are deeply committed to client service.

We don’t shy away from a legal battle and we will do everything we can to secure the financial compensation you deserve. In these cases, you don’t want to just choose a random lawyer off the Internet, nor do you want to try to represent yourself. Accident law is complicated, and you want to make sure you have the most skilled, effective legal representation you can find.

Attorneys for insurance companies and corporations will be out in force to try to defeat your claim and minimize their financial liability. That’s when you need an aggressive car accident attorney on your side who is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with them. We have the experience, skill and financial resources build a powerful case on your behalf.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, you don’t have to go it alone. Guajardo & Marks will be with you every step of the way.

CALL GUAJARDO & MARKS TODAY

Car accidents due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence can be life threatening.  Not only do you sustain serious injuries, but medical bills pile up, employment income subsides, and your future suddenly becomes uncertain.  That’s why the car accident attorneys at Guajardo & Marks are here to help.  We will represent you aggressively to secure the financial compensation you deserve.  For a free initial consultation, call us today at (972) 774-9800.

“If your looking for a Top Law Firm, look no further then Guajardo and Marks. Mr. Guajardo represented me when I was rear ended by a car and had physical damage and car damage. I’m on Medicare which makes it much harder I understand, to handle a case. My Medicare kept making mistakes in my billing from another fall I had that had nothing to do with the car accident. It caused a lot more work and patience by Mr. Guajardo to solve my problem but he won my case. Kacie, his Para Legal is wonderful to work with too. I wish their Firm only the best.” – Peggy Akin

“Michael Guajardo represented me in a personal injury case involving a car accident I was involved in Dallas, Texas. I injured my neck and back and the insurance company gave me the run around. I called Michael and he advised me of my rights, and after talking with him, I was comfortable hiring him to represent me. Mr. Guajardo was diligent in pursuing my case, and he kept me informed along the way. Michael worked hard and fought hard for my case, and he got me a settlement that was very reasonable. I highly recommend Michael and his law firm, Guajardo & Marks, LLP to anyone in the Dallas area who has been injured in a car accident.” – Becky G.



Attorney Michael Guajardo

Attorney Greg Marks
Dallas Texas Law Firm

About Our Law Firm

EXAMPLES OF DRIVER NEGLIGENCE

Reckless Drivers in Dallas Endanger All Of Us

Negligence simply means careless or reckless behavior. We’re all expected to follow the laws of the road and do our best to meet certain basic standards behind the wheel. When we fail to meet these universally accepted standards, we risk the safety of others. Here are some examples of driver negligence…

  • Distracted Driving - We live in a time when there are more distractions than ever before – phone calls, emails and text messages, to name just a few. When a driver uses a cell phone, the results can be disastrous. But distracted driving extends well beyond the use of a mobile phone. It also includes talking to other passengers, using a car stereo, eating, and grooming; even looking in the mirror can reduce a driver’s focus behind the wheel.

    With over 2,500 car accidents in Dallas associated with a distracted driver each year, it is evident the massive scale of the problem. How many lives were changed forever because of a distracted driver?

  • Reckless Driving – Reckless driving can include many unsafe driving practices, including speeding, improper lane changes, tailgating (or following too closely behind another driver) and failing to obey traffic signs. If a driver drives aggressively to the point of endangering others, they should be held accountable for the costs of the injuries they cause.

  • Driving Under the Influence – Impaired drivers are a hazard to everyone on our roads. Drivers can be impaired by many different substances. The most common substance in serious car accidents is alcohol, which is involved in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes. However, drivers can also be impaired by illegal substances, prescription medications or over-the-counter medications.

  • Drowsy Driving – Studies have shown that driving while fatigued is comparable to driving while intoxicated. These accidents frequently occur late at night, especially if someone is driving home after a long shift at work. Fatigued driving is also a serious problem in the transportation industry, which is one of the reasons that long-haul truck drivers must follow stricter rules of the road.

  • Defective Car Parts – Sometimes, accidents aren’t caused by driver error but by a defective car part. When defective car parts are to blame, the manufacturer can often be held responsible for an ensuing car accident. Defective car parts can include airbags, seatbelts, tires, tail lights, brake lights and head lights.

    You might recognize one of the above examples as the cause of your accident, or you might not be sure why the other driver caused the crash. When you work with a Dallas car accident lawyer at Guajardo & Marks, you can let us find out why your crash happened. We will investigate the causes of the crash and make sure anyone who contributed to the accident is held responsible for the costs you face.

  • Single-Car Crash – Two-car crashes are more common than single-car crashes, but single cars do crash for a variety of reasons. Drivers who are under the influence, tired, texting or otherwise distracted can easily lose control of their vehicle and end up wrapped around a tree or driving off the road.

    Single-car accidents can also be completely out of a driver’s control. A deer or other animal might run into the road; another car might unexpectedly pull out; or a tire or other object might bounce into the roadway, causing drivers to swerve to avoid these things.

    While drivers in single-car crashes are sometimes found to be at fault, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes these accidents are due to someone else’s negligence. Negligence might belong to that driver who cut you off, the truck that lost part of its load that was unsafely tied down, or even a car manufacturer whose faulty brakes caused a vehicle to crash. It is always wise to talk to a Dallas car accident lawyer before accepting fault and, consequently, financial responsibility in a single-vehicle accident.

WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS FROM CAR ACCIDENTS

Accident Fatalities are Complex Lawsuits

The worst of all possible outcomes in a car accident is the loss of a loved one. When a victim sustains injuries that lead to a fatality, surviving family members sometimes seek justice in the form of a wrongful death claim. Most immediate family members, including spouses, parents and children, can file wrongful death claims in Texas.

In these cases, families seek compensation for funeral expenses, medical bills and loss of income. In the experience of our car accident lawyers, wrongful death claims are frequently used in situations where the deceased was also the primary earner in the family.

Top Causes of Fatal Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents that result in a fatality are most often caused by a driver who is drunk, drugged, distracted or speeding. These contributing factors cause more serious crashes that are most likely to result in fatalities. The types of vehicles can also influence the severity of a vehicle wreck and play a role in whether the collision results in a fatality.

For example, tractor trailer accidents have much higher fatality rates due to their size, cargo weight and speed. Motorcycles are another example of the influence of vehicle type on fatality rates – even though most motorcycle collisions are the fault of other drivers, not the biker. Here are the types of vehicles most often involved in accident fatalities in Dallas (data from 2015).

Types of Vehicles Involved in Fatal Dallas Car Accidents Dallas car accident lawyer shares statistics about fatal accidents in Dallas, TX

No type of vehicle is completely safe from a potential crash. Regardless of your vehicle type, you deserve compensation if your crash was caused by a careless driver.

Accident Fatality Lawyers

A wrongful death could be caused by a number of different accidents or factors. While we understand no settlement or verdict could ever fill the void left by a loved one, we do know how important it is to hold those responsible accountable. Compensation for a wrongful death can be integral for a family trying to recover after a tragedy.

Our firm understands the grief and pain caused by the sudden death of a loved one and are dedicated to providing families the personal, compassionate service they need to get through such a difficult and trying time.

AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT IN DALLAS

Your Next Steps...

Once an accident has occurred, call 911 if there are injuries. Request a police officer, who will come to the scene to create a report, especially if there were fatalities, injuries or property damage. If there are any witnesses to the accident, get witness statements if possible. A police report and witness statements will be especially valuable to determine fault in your claim. Be sure to get all contact and vehicle information from the other party or parties involved, including:

  • Name, address and contact information
  • Insurance carrier information
  • Driver’s license number
  • Vehicle license plate number.

If you pursue a legal claim, this information will be of value to you and your car accident attorney.

Getting Medical Treatment After a Car Accident

If you are severely hurt in a car accident, you will be taken to the hospital and provided with medical care. If your injuries are not as severe, and even if your symptoms seem minor, you should still visit a doctor to be checked out. Injuries are not always immediately noticeable right after an accident. They may show up hours, days, or even weeks later. And some injuries may involve internal bleeding or organ damage of which you are completely unaware.

After seeing a doctor, follow all treatment advice. First and foremost, seeing a doctor is necessary to ensure you are okay and get treatment for your injuries if you are not. It is also important to visit a doctor in case you are seeking damages beyond what the insurance company is offering.

How Our Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

If you are injured in an accident, medical bills can add up very quickly. The insurance settlement you receive may not be enough to cover your bills, or even the damage to your vehicle. As experienced car accident lawyers, we will review your case and advise you on what to say and not to say when speaking with insurance companies and other parties involved in the crash.

Our car accident lawyers in Dallas will work to get you the highest possible compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and property damage. Contact us today for a free consultation. The world-class attorneys of Guajardo & Marks are here to help.

When Do Accidents Happen Most Often?

Saturdays have the most auto accidents with serious injuries to either driver or passengers. This chart highlights the distribution of car accidents with serious injuries throughout an average week in Dallas.

Average Number of Car Accidents in a Week in Dallas Dallas car accident attorney shares data about serious injuries in Dallas accidents

ACCIDENT QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

FAQs Asked by Dallas Accident Victims

If an accident involved injuries or vehicle damage, you can file a claim with your insurance provider. This applies whether you believe you were at fault or not. The insurance companies for all the parties who were in the accident will then work together to determine fault and settlements. It is a good idea to file a claim as quickly as possible.

Check with your insurance company to find out how much time you have to file. Once you have filed, if you don’t feel you will receive the compensation you deserve, you might wish to pursue damages from the other driver or drivers through a car accident lawyer in Dallas.

The amount of compensation you may be able to get following an accident depends on many factors. The major factors include...

  • Who was at fault for your accident
  • Whether there were injuries
  • The severity of those injuries
  • How badly vehicles and other property was damaged.

Because the circumstances and details of every crash are unique, it is important to get help from a Dallas car accident attorney who is knowledgeable about insurance claims and state traffic accident laws.

Car accidents are costly. If you were also injured in a crash, then those injuries are both costly and painful. When someone else was responsible for your crash, they (or their insurance company) should be made to pay for the many expenses you are facing.

In a claim, you are demanding payment for the financial consequences of a crash, including...

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost income.

You’ll also be demanding payment for other consequences of an injury, such as:

  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • PTSD
  • Other “non-economic” damages.

At Guajardo & Marks, we make sure that all of our client’s costs are factored into a claim. Don’t leave money on the table in a car accident claim; if you do, you’ll be placing those costs on your own shoulders. Find out more about the expenses that can be covered by a claim. Schedule your free consultation with Guajardo & Marks today by giving us a call or filling out our online contact form.

When you work with Guajardo & Marks, you pay us an attorney fee only if your claim is successful. If we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing. For most people who file a claim, not filing a claim is more expensive than filing one, simply because these accidents and injuries are so expensive and have such a dramatic impact on victims’ lives.

We also offer free consultations to help you better understand your options. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

Once an accident has occurred, call 911 if there are injuries. Request a police officer, who will come to the scene to create a report, especially if there were fatalities, injuries or property damage. If there are any witnesses to the accident, get witness statements if possible. A police report and witness statements will be especially valuable to determine fault in your claim. Be sure to get all contact and vehicle information from the other party or parties involved, including:

  • Name, address and contact information
  • Insurance carrier information
  • Driver’s license number
  • Vehicle license plate number.

If you pursue a legal claim, this information will be of value to you and your car accident attorney.

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