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If you are injured in an auto accident in Dallas, Texas, due to the other driver’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. The law defines negligence as the failure to use reasonable care, and there are countless ways an individual can be negligent while operating an automobile. For example, a driver can be negligent for failing to stop at a red light or speeding through a construction work zone. However, depending on the extent of your injuries you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for your medical care expenses, loss of wages and general pain and suffering damages. Do not delay in contacting an auto accident Dallas attorney following the accident to discuss your case.
An auto accident Dallas attorney will inform you that you are eligible to receive reimbursement for any medical expenses that were a direct result of the accident if the accident was due to the other driver’s negligence. For example, depending on the extent of your injuries, you may have been taken to the hospital by an ambulance, or helicopter. In addition, you will receive reimbursement for any treatment that you received while at the hospital. If your injuries require physical therapy, your auto accident Dallas attorney will try to arrange for damages to be paid to compensate you for your long term care as well.
In addition, you may be unable to return to work immediately following an accident. If the accident causes you to miss work, you may be eligible to receive loss wage damages to compensate you for any difference in wages you experience because of the accident. However, your auto accident Dallas attorney will inform you that you will have to provide evidence that the accident was a direct cause of your inability to work. For example, you will have to show your injuries sustained in the accident, resulted in your inability to return to work.
An auto accident Dallas attorney may also tell you that you are eligible to receive compensation for any pain and suffering you experience following the accident. Pain and suffering can be a direct result of injuries you sustained in the accident, or can include new limitations on your daily activities due to the accident resulting in emotional distress or depression. However, your auto accident Dallas attorney may warn you that damages for pain and suffering can be difficult to prove. For example, you may need to testify at your trial regarding your pain. In determining the amount of pain and suffering damages you are eligible to receive, the court will consider a number of factors including the severity of your injuries and your credibility. Your auto accident Dallas attorney will also ask the court to consider any future pain and suffering damages you are likely to experience because of the accident.
The time to file a lawsuit against the other driver following an accident is limited. Therefore, if you suffer an injury in an auto accident, do not delay in contacting an auto accident Dallas attorney. If you need help finding an auto accident Dallas attorney, contact the Dallas Bar Association’s website http://www2.dallasbar.org/referral/ for information about the Lawyer Referral Service Program. In addition, you can visit the Dallas Civil District Courthouse’s website, http://www.dallascourts.com/forms/lstCourts.asp?division=cvdhttp://www.s... for instructions regarding how to file a civil lawsuit.