Personal Injury

Dallas Rear-End Accident Lawyer

Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car accidents to occur on Dallas roadways. They can happen when a driver is tailgating, driving while distracted, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol or speeding. And whether the collision occurs at a high or low speed, crash victims can be severely injured in a rear-end accident.

During Dallas’s busiest rush hour, traffic may be backed up on I-30, and you could be rear-ended by a speeding motorist. You could be stopped at a traffic light on Commerce Street and be rear-ended by a distracted driver, resulting in whiplash or another serious injury. That’s why you need an experienced Dallas car accident attorney from Tracey Fox & Walters on your side.

Many people aren’t sure what to do next after a car crash. There’s a lot going on and things can get confusing. Our Dallas rear-end car accident lawyers are ready to fight for you. We can help you navigate the legal process every step of the way.

Take your claim seriously from the start

Rear-end accidents often leave Dallas drivers with whiplash or spinal injuries. When whiplash occurs, the accident victim’s head jerks forward and backward in a rapid motion, causing damage to the neck and spine. Symptoms of whiplash may not be immediately present, but if left untreated, the damage can be permanent. Due to the low-impact nature of many rear-end accidents, insurance companies may be reluctant to pay for your medical expenses. They may even offer a small settlement in hopes your claim will go away. But such a settlement will only cover a small portion of your losses.

You should take your claim seriously from the start. If you have been rear-ended by another vehicle, you should never wait to seek medical attention. Doing so can hurt your chances of receiving full car accident compensation. Any information you disclose to your or the other driver’s insurance company should be kept to a minimum. What you say could be used to downplay or deny your claim. But you can trust Tracey Fox & Walters to handle your case. Contact us today.

How do rear-end accidents happen?

Being hit from behind can be scary and unexpected. Rear-end accidents can happen anywhere in Texas, but some crash scenarios are more common than others, such as:

  • Rear-ended while stopped: When a car is stationary, such as when waiting at a traffic light or stop sign, another driver can crash into it if they are not paying attention and fail to brake in time.
  • Rear-ended by a drunk driver: Impaired judgment and delayed reaction times caused by alcohol can make rear-end accidents more likely. These collisions can occur on highways, streets, or even in parking lots.
  • Rear-ended by a truck: Rear-end accidents involving trucks, such as tractor-trailers or semi-trucks, can be especially devasting due to the disparity in size and weight. These accidents often occur on highways or congested roads and can result in severe injuries and fatalities.
  • Intersection accidents: Rear-end accidents are a common accident configuration at intersections when vehicles come to a stop or slow down. Drivers may misjudge the distance or fail to notice the vehicle in front, leading to a rear-end collision.

In each scenario, it is usually (but not always) the rear driver who is at fault in a rear-end collision. However, you still need an attorney to fully investigate the wreck and protect your rights.

How long do I have to file a rear-end accident lawsuit?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a rear-end car accident lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the accident. This means that if you want to take legal action against the at-fault party for injuries or other damage sustained in a car accident, you must file the lawsuit within this two-year timeframe.

This is why having a Dallas rear-end accident attorney is crucial. An experienced rear-end accident lawyer can ensure you are in compliance with important legal deadlines, such as the statute of limitations. They can help you keep track of dates and prevent your case from going past the deadline.

How can a Dallas rear-end car accident attorney help?

Our legal team can investigate your accident to get the facts. The other driver may have been speeding, texting behind the wheel or talking on the phone. We know where to look for evidence that proves the driver’s negligence caused the crash that left you hurt.

Our team carefully reviews accident reports and medical records and interviews witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists who can help us understand how the accident happened.

This helps us build a strong case that insurance companies can’t ignore. When they see that we have put work into your claim and are prepared to fight in court, insurance companies often agree to negotiate. Our Dallas rear-end accident lawyers are skilled negotiators and will work toward a settlement that meets your needs.

If insurance companies won’t cooperate, we will be ready to take your case to trial. We fight for the best possible outcome in your case. You deserve car accident compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering.

We’ll fight for the results you deserve

After you’ve been rear-ended, you may think contacting the police and filing an insurance claim is enough. You may be expecting the other driver’s insurance company to reimburse the costs of medical bills and loss of wages. But in reality, accident victims rarely get compensated- leaving them with a heap of debt. Tracey Fox & Walters will negotiate with the insurance companies and hold them accountable. If they refuse to pay, we’ll take the case to trial.

We’ll fight for the results you deserve. Contact us online and schedule your free case evaluation or call our Dallas office today.