Arlington, Texas is a city located west of Dallas, with a population of about 400,000. Arlington is the 48th most populous city in the United States, and the seventh-most populous city in the state of Texas. Arlington forms a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. River Legacy Parks in Arlington boasts trails cut through hardwood forests, full of wildlife. The Park also has the River Legacy Living Science Center, with interactive exhibits, terrariums, and aquariums. The AT & T Stadium hosts concerts, along with the Dallas Cowboys football team. Of course, as with any city or town, accidents occur in Arlington. When an accident happens to you, it is easy to feel anxious, stressed, and frustrated. All those feelings are perfectly normal and can be significantly alleviated by hiring an Arlington, Texas accident lawyer.
You may wonder whether an accident lawyer can truly make a difference in the outcome of your case. The answer is a resounding “yes.” Unfortunately, insurance companies go out of their way to pay out as little as possible on claims. When an experienced accident attorney is involved in the process the insurance company understands they are not dealing with a novice. The end result is that insurance companies are simply more likely to pay what a claim is really worth when there is a knowledgeable accident lawyer involved. The attorneys at Noteboom—The Law Firm, have decades of experience helping people who have suffered a serious injury in an accident. If you find yourself dealing with the aftermath of an accident, Noteboom—The Law Firm can help.
Between 2014 and 2018, the number of annual car accidents in the city of Arlington has been on the rise; from 3,988 in 2014 to 7,898 in 2018. Car accidents can range from a relatively minor bump-in to a serious accident with grave injuries. One moment you can be on your way to run a simple errand, the next you can find yourself being transported to the hospital in an ambulance. If your injuries are catastrophic (traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, internal injuries), you could find your life has changed, possibly forever. Your “new” life consists of surgeries, doctor visits, medications, and medical expenses that never seem to end.
You may have been unable to return to work for a few weeks, months, or you may never be able to return to work. If this is the case, not only are you dealing with medical expenses, but you could also be unable to even pay your normal monthly expenses. It is understandable that you may not know where to turn. An Arlington, Texas accident lawyer can take over the work of collecting damages you are owed from the negligent party’s insurance company. This allows you the time to deal with your medical issues, concentrating on your health rather than on financial issues.
You may be entitled to receive compensation for all your medical expenses, both past, current, and future. You could also recover for current lost wages, future lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to your vehicle. Since Texas is a “fault” state, if the person who hit you is found to be at least 51 percent at fault, his or her insurance company will be responsible for all of your damages related to the accident. Having a knowledgeable accident attorney to fight for you can truly make a difference in the outcome of your accident.
Although a motorcycle accident is similar to a car accident in some ways, in others, it is totally different. Injuries to a motorcyclist following an accident are often grave, or even fatal. Motorcyclists have very little in the way of protection, other than a helmet—and possibly “leathers” to protect against road rash. Unfortunately, drivers of passenger vehicles may not always look for motorcyclists.
Because of this, many motorcyclists are sideswiped when a vehicle changes lanes, or hit at intersections as they (legally) go through the light or stop sign. Even so, the law requires those operating motor vehicles to avoid causing harm to others. When a driver behaves negligently—and that negligence results in an accident—the negligent driver is typically liable for the resulting injuries. Your Arlington, Texas accident lawyer will work hard to prove liability and secure a settlement for you that covers all your expenses.
If you are involved in an Arlington, TX accident, there are certain things you should do immediately after the accident to help your lawyer later. Call the police immediately. You will need the police report later, plus it’s always a good idea to get law enforcement involved. Next, if you are injured, seek immediate medical attention. Often, the adrenaline rush from an accident can mask symptoms of an injury. Even if you think you are not hurt that badly, you could find out later that you do have serious injuries. If you are physically able, take photographs of the vehicles and the surrounding scene following the accident.
If there were witnesses to the accident, write down contact information. This information could be invaluable during litigation. Exchange information with the other driver and ensure everyone that needs it receives medical treatment. Follow your doctor’s orders to the letter and keep meticulous records of all your medical expenses related to the accident. Once you are home after the accident, contact your insurance company. Relate the facts of the accident, and nothing more. Never admit liability at the scene of the accident, even if you believe you were partially at fault. Even saying “I’m sorry,” can imply you were to blame which will have a negative impact on the perception of your case.
At Noteboom—The Law Firm, we can help you get through this difficult time. We aggressively represent residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who have been seriously injured in a car accident. We only handle serious injury cases, never treating your accident as “just another car crash.” Once we are on board, we will immediately contact the insurance company so they will deal with us directly—one less thing for you to handle. We will show what you are owed via vocational, economic, and rehabilitative experts. If a reasonable settlement offer is not forthcoming, we will file a lawsuit. No matter which direction your claim takes, we will always stay in regular contact with you, answering all your questions. Contact Noteboom—The Law Firm today!