Denton County is home to almost 900,000 residents, with many who work in the Dallas area living in the county. Denton County has several heavily travelled highways and streets, including I-35E and I-35W, US 380, and others. Highway I-35 between State Highway 121 to LBJ Freeway is listed as the 27th most dangerous roadway in the nation, reported by KERA News. After a serious car accident in Denton County, the injured person may be facing significant challenges, and may need long-term medical care, impairments, disfiguring injuries, paralysis, amputations, or in the most tragic cases, loss of life.
Car accidents in Denton County can occur on one of the highways, or on local streets. The types of accidents that typically lead to serious or fatal injuries include:
- Commercial truck accidents
- Head-on collisions
- T-Bone accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Rear end accidents
TXDot reports that in a recent year, Denton County had 53 fatal crashes, 47 fatalities, 224 serious injury accidents, and 9,489 total accidents in a single twelve month period. The risks drivers face when taking to the streets and highways in the county are frightening, but real. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a car accident in Denton County, it is a devastating and tragic situation. It may be difficult to consider the legal aspects of the accident at first, but this may be critically important with respect to the compensation you can recover in a settlement or jury award.
Every car accident is different and has unique facts and circumstances. The types of compensation that can be pursued includes:
- Economic damages: The tangible costs associated with medical treatments and care, rehabilitation, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and other financial losses resulting from the injuries sustained.
- Non-economic damages: Pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of consortium, loss of quality of life, disfigurement, impairments, loss of enjoyment of life and other very personal damages.
- Exemplary and punitive damages: These damages are awarded for the purpose of punishing the responsible driver for acts of gross negligence.
In many cases, an injury claim is settled without bringing a lawsuit to seek justice. Settling out of court takes less time, but when the insurance company fails to offer fair compensation, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. In cases of very serious injuries, the cost of treatment, loss of income, pain and suffering and other damages may be far above and beyond the policy limits of the responsible driver, and a lawsuit may be brought to seek compensation through other sources.
Every case is unique; the first step is to enlist the assistance of a Denton County personal injury lawyer who has a reputation for legal excellence, high value settlements and verdicts, and who you can trust to devote all the time and energy needed to seek justice and fair compensation.
In a car accident in Denton County that has resulted in serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries, the value of the compensation paid is of critical importance. Many law firms in the DFW area take on injury cases in high volume, with every attorney in the firm having hundreds of clients. This is the opposite of the approach we take at The Lenahan Law Firm.
Our Denton County car accident attorneys take on only five cases at a time so they can devote their full attention to each client. We offer free consultations, and we take on cases on a contingency fee basis – no legal fees unless we are successful. We offer legal counsel in English, Vietnamese, Spanish, and we retain Mandarin translators.
Call The Lenahan Law Firm today at (214) 295-1008 to discuss your case.