What Are Common Causes of Car Accidents in Fort Worth?
Texas lawyers who hold negligent drivers accountable
What causes car accidents in Fort Worth? While the list of potential accident causes may be long, some accidents are more common than others. No matter what kind of accident you’ve been in, rely on Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., to make things right. Attorney Wooten has years of experience handling car accident cases in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington and beyond. We’re familiar with Texas traffic laws and the most common causes of traffic accidents. We leave no stone unturned in determining the cause of your crash.
Some of the leading causes of Fort Worth car accidents include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Talking on cell phones while driving
- Reckless driving
- Fatigued/Asleep at the wheel (drowsy driving)
- Running red lights and stop signs
Distracted driving behaviors such as texting or talking take the driver’s attention away from the road. They may not be able to respond in time to prevent a crash. Drinking and fatigue can affect a driver’s judgment and driving skills. Other driving behaviors such as speeding affect a driver’s ability to control the vehicle. Impaired driving is consistently a leading cause of death in car crashes, but any type of negligent driving behavior can result in a fatal collision.
When another driver is engaging in negligent behavior, recovering financial compensation should be fairly straightforward. But it can actually become quite complicated. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened. This puts you in a position where you must prove negligence.
Don’t expect help from the insurance companies. They want to pay out as little as possible. So they may try to put some of the blame for the accident on you. Or they’ll question the seriousness of your injuries. They may argue your injuries were pre-existing. Another common tactic is to offer you a settlement that falls far short of covering your total damages.
Holding negligent drivers accountable
Insurance companies have lawyers who are looking out for their best interests. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for what’s best for you.
Our firm investigates your accident to get the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence, including any video from traffic cameras. We carefully review accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. And if needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Our lawyers build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. We determine the total damages you have suffered, including current and future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering. We fight for the compensation you deserve, whether that comes through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
When you contact us, you receive personalized, individual attention from an aggressive Fort Worth car accident attorney who has successfully protected the rights of accident victims in the state of Texas since 1996. You get someone who understands how to investigate a car accident. Attorney Wooten knows the right questions to ask. He knows what to look for in police records and medical records after an accident, the evidence to look for at the scene of an accident and what to do when dealing with insurance companies. Attorney Wooten works tirelessly for each and every car accident victim one-on-one, case-by-case.
We don’t use case managers here. You will deal directly with your lawyer every step of the way.
Drunk drivers, distracted drivers cause accidents every day. Let us help you
If you’ve been seriously injured in a Fort Worth or Dallas, Texas car accident, it isn’t enough to just hire a lawyer. You need an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who understands how to get things done right. Your case might seem straightforward at first. You might have been hit by a drunk driver. Or, the other party might have admitted wrongdoing after the accident. Don’t be so sure. People change their stories. Insurance companies get tough. Injuries get worse. That’s why you need an honest, diligent Fort Worth car accident attorney on your side.
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as you can. Under state law, you have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. But the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will be lost or destroyed and witnesses will forget important details. One of our attorneys can review the details of your accident and go over your legal options.
Your case is about more than just money. It’s about justice. It’s about holding negligent parties responsible for their actions. Take a stand. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today to speak with an accident attorney in Fort Worth who gives honest answers to difficult questions. Call (866) 408-0940 and schedule an appointment at our Fort Worth office. Your initial consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless we win your case. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. Serving families in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington and throughout Texas. Call an injury lawyer in Fort Worth today.