Getting into a car accident can put your life on hold. From significant pain and suffering to paying out of pocket for medical bills, an auto accident can put you through a lot. At the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C, we help people with injuries from auto accidents in Plano, Texas. Our local attorneys fight relentlessly for the rights of those with damages from others’ negligence and recklessness. Start your new beginning with a free consultation with our Collin County personal injury attorneys. Call (214) 200-4878 today.
Why Choose Us?
- Our lead attorney, Aaron A. Herbert, knows car accident laws and how to fight for maximum compensation on behalf of his clients.
- Our lawyers can take care of every aspect of your claim on your behalf, including crash investigations and negotiations with insurance claims adjusters.
- Our lead attorney has resolved over 1,000 personal injury lawsuits and tried more than 50 cases before juries. We have what it takes to handle your case.
- Our Plano car accident lawyers accept cases on a contingency fee basis, with $0 in initial fees and $0 total if we do not win.
Do You Need a Car Accident Attorney?
Taking care of your car accident insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit alone could expose you to making major mistakes. One wrong move on your part could lead to the total loss of any ability to recover compensation for your damages. Missing the deadline to file, for example, could force the courts to dismiss your case even if you have evidence of the other party’s negligence. Hiring an attorney gives you the ability to fulfill the requirements of bringing a successful claim. Your lawyer can ease your worries with proven legal strategies while you focus on healing.
Car Accident Facts and Figures
Car accidents are a leading cause of death in Texas. These preventable events took over 3,600 lives in the state in 2018 alone, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Texas had zero deathless days in 2018. In addition, 14,908 people suffered serious injuries in auto accidents in 2018. Most serious and fatal accidents occurred in rural areas. Collin County, Texas reported 40 fatal crashes, 45 deaths and 337 serious injuries in 2018. The City of Plano had 8 deaths and 87 suspected serious injuries in 2018.
The most common cause of car accidents in Texas is driver error. Over 900 people in the state lost their lives (26% of all traffic accident deaths) due to a driver under the influence of alcohol in 2018. Furthermore, distracted driving killed close to 400 victims. Drivers who text, talk, eat, drink, groom themselves or take part in other distractions behind the wheel put everyone at risk. Other errors such as speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way, ignoring red lights, tailgating, and aggressive driving are also common causes of collisions. Non-driver related crash causes include bad roads, poor weather and vehicle defects.
Who Is Liable for a Plano Car Accident?
The liable party is the person or entity financially responsible for your losses after an auto accident. In Texas, the at-fault party will have to pay victims’ bills under the state’s fault-based accident laws. Identifying the at-fault party is not always easy. The other driver might have caused your accident, but the liable party could also be an employer, company, property owner or product manufacturer. Your case could involve multiple defendants. An investigation of your crash by an attorney can help you determine the identity of the defendant in your case.
Contact Us Today
Do not wait to contact an attorney about your Plano car accident case. Prompt legal action while evidence is still available can build a stronger case and ensure you do not miss any important deadlines. Talk to an attorney about your recent car accident today at (214) 200-4878. The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. also responds quickly to online contact requests.