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Car accidents are the leading cause of serious injuries in Texas, and can be an immediate life-changing event not only for individuals, but for entire families. A car accident can carry serious consequences, from physical and emotional trauma to staggering medical bills and even death. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, Dean Law Firm wants to represent you.

Why Choose Our Auto Accident Lawyer?

  • Tens of millions of dollars won for our clients
  • One-on-one attention and top-rated service from your lawyer
  • Attorney available on evenings & weekends
  • High-profile experience in cases that include the BP Texas City explosion, Paxil, and Hurricane Ike

With more than 20 years of experience, our Midland personal injury attorney has the legal prowess and skills to help you effectively navigate the claims process.

Take action now by contacting our office at (281) 280-8900 today.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured in a Car Accident?

What happens immediately after a car accident will often dictate what happens weeks and months later during any settlement negotiations or courtroom proceedings. Recovering after a collision all boils down to whether or not you are found liable for the accident, and that depends heavily on how you react after a car accidents. To hopefully help increase your chances of landing a full recovery later, we have provided a brief breakdown on what you should do and how you should behave.

  1. Call for help: If your collision was particularly violent and you can see that at least one vehicle has been extensively damages, you are supposed to call the police even if no one is injured. Of course, if anyone has been hurt, you should call emergency medical responders immediately as well.
  2. Don’t say sorry: You are undoubtedly a kind and compassionate individual, but you need to set aside your polite instincts and resist the urge to apologize to other parties involved in your crash. Just saying that you are sorry for what happened can be stretched into an admission of guilt by insurance providers and increase your liability.
  3. Collect ample information: You are going to need identification and insurance information from everyone, even passengers and passerby who could have been hurt. Do not forget to ask witnesses for their testimonies. Also, take plenty of photographs of the scene, including those that show the current weather conditions.
  4. Get a checkup: Not injured after your car accident? That is great news but you must be careful not to be too hasty. Schedule a checkup with your trusted physician as soon as you can to ensure there are no underlying, undetected injuries that could worsen if undiagnosed.
  5. Call a lawyer: Car accidents cause thousands of civil trials each year, and odds are high that yours will as well. Prepare yourself for the litigation ahead by retaining a Midland car accident attorney sooner than later.

Auto Accidents and Their Many Forms

Out of all the possible personal injury incidents out there, auto accidents may very well be the greatest danger to the average person. Just about all of us drive to and from work, down to the grocery store, across town to visit friends, and so on. Whenever we get behind the wheel and onto public roads, we are exposed to the recklessness and negligence of other drivers. Even those who exercise appropriate levels of caution and control their own vehicles safely are at risk of collisions and serious injuries.

The most common forms of auto accidents are:

  • Car accidents: For every car on the road, there is someone who is responsible for handling it carefully. Perhaps needless to say, the most common form of auto accident is a car accident between two or more civilian drivers.
  • Truck accidents: Big rigs on the highways pose a serious danger to other drivers. Inexperienced or exhausted truckers can lose control of their vehicles and cause a truck accident without much warning. In the Midland-Odessa area in particular, commercial trucks lugging oil from oilfields and industrial sites are a rising cause of auto accidents.
  • Pedestrian accidents: In a city or town, intersections are a dangerous location for pedestrians. The majority of pedestrian accidents occur either where two streets meet or close to a driveway.
  • Motorcycle accidents: A disproportionate number of motorcyclists are seriously injured in auto accidents each year. Despite making up a small fraction of total collisions, motorcycle riders are expected to receive serious injuries in about 70% of crashes and may lose their lives in 20%.

Damages Recoverable After a Crash

Damages are another name for compensation available after an accident. There are three main types of damages that are recoverable in a personal injury case, economic, non-economic, and punitive. As the name suggests, economic damages compensate for financial losses an injury victim suffers such as missed days at work and medical expenses. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering. The last type of damages, punitive damages are different from the first two in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party, as such they are not often awarded.

We work hard to help you recover damages that include:

  • Past lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Disfigurement

Many times insurance companies will offer victims a smaller initial settlement to keep the case out of the courtroom. Or they may even deny liability altogether. Insurance companies are known for giving injured victims the runaround in an attempt to make them want to give up. But our advocates at the Dean Law Firm know how to handle insurance companies and how to aggressively negotiate the highest settlement possible on your behalf. If your case requires litigation, we are not afraid to fight in court.

Liability & Defective Auto Parts

Not every car accident is caused by a negligent driver or adverse weather conditions. Sometimes the trouble stems directly from the manufacturing line when a defective auto part fails catastrophically. Automakers must be held accountable for the damage they cause by not holding their vehicles and all their many parts to the highest of safety standards and expectations. In recent news stories, Takata Corporation of Japan has been slammed by numerous lawsuits after it was discovered that their airbags could explode unexpectedly and cause fatal injuries; the number of cars affected by their airbag recall has ranged well into the millions. The scandal serves as a reminder that big corporations are not above the law and must answer for their negligence like anyone else.

We Want to Help You Recover

Here at the Dean Law Firm, we care deeply for each and every one of our clients. Car accidents are always very serious issues, and we strive to treat each case as if it were our only case. We handle each claim with the personalized care and precision that it deserves.

To learn more, contact us at (281) 280-8900 for a free case consultation.

Our Past Clients Share Their Experience

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  • “I will recommend The Dean Law Firm to anyone who has been injured in the oilfield.”

  • “A very intelligent man with great integrity, and a true advocate for his clients.”

  • “I’ve said countless prayers of thankfulness to our Lord for send you our way for comfort and assistance during this dark and difficult time. Words of gratitude truly seem inadequate right now.”

    Diana O.
  • “A competent, compassionate, and hard-working attorney.”

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  • “The best lawyers in town, they get you exactly what you deserve!”

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  • “Absolute excellence. Christopher Dean and his crew get it done.”

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  • “I’ve said countless prayers of thankfulness to our Lord for send you our way for comfort and assistance during this dark and difficult time. Words of gratitude truly seem inadequate right now.”

    Barbara G
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