University Park is considered one of the best places to live in Texas. With just over 25,000 residents, this affluent community offers upscale dining, trendy local boutiques, coffee shops, parks, and highly rated public schools. University Park is bounded east to west by U.S. Highway 75 to Dallas North Tollway and north to south by West Northwest Highway to Mockingbird Lane. It is a 40-minute commute to downtown Fort Worth and a 12-minute drive to downtown Dallas.
University Park commuters are subject to the same heavy traffic as the rest of the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, and the heavier the traffic, the greater the chances of being involved in a crash. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident caused by the carelessness of someone else, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible.
At The Lenahan Law Firm, we have earned a reputation for integrity and securing notable results for our clients. We have a history of success in recovering compensation for severely injured clients. Founding attorney Marc Lenahan has been recognized by Super Lawyer and Best Lawyers for his dedication to his clients and exceptional legal ability. Mr. Lenahan understands the toll a severe injury can take on someone’s life—that’s why he’s Chairman of the National Compassion Fund.
Contact us at (214) 295-1008 to arrange a free initial consultation. Let’s see how we can help.
Wrecks can occur with weather that makes roads slick or visibility poor, with mechanical issues such as tire blowouts or brake failure, or with hazardous conditions such as obstacles in the road. Most car accidents are caused by some type of driver negligence. Examples of common causes include:
- Impaired driving: Despite laws against it, driving under the influence is a major problem on roadways in Texas and the U.S. Every day, approximately 37 people are killed in drunk-driving crashes nationwide.
- Distracted driving: In the age of technology, driver distraction has become more prevalent than ever. Drivers talking on cell phones, texting, checking email or social media, or manipulating electronic devices while driving put others on the road at risk.
- Fatigued driving: In a recent survey, one in 25 adult drivers admitted to falling asleep while driving within the previous 30 days, as stated by the National Safety Council (NSC). Driving after more than 20 hours without sleep is equivalent to driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%.
- Aggressive driving: Drivers who are speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and cutting off other drivers make the road a hazardous place to be. Aggressive driving is a combination of dangerous driving behaviors.
- Unsafe lane changes: Maneuvering in traffic often requires changing lanes. Drivers who fail to signal and carefully check their blind spots first can hit other vehicles when they switch lanes.
- Running red lights and stop signs: Traffic signals and signs are there for a reason. Drivers who run red lights or stop signs can plow into other motorists who have the right of way on the road.
The nature and severity of injuries sustained in a car accident can depend on the circumstances and the force of the collision. Common injuries include:
- Head and brain injuries
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Bone fractures
- Internal organ damage
- Facial fractures and lacerations
- Crush injuries and amputations
After a car accident, compensation may be available to cover various losses and expenses incurred as a result of the accident. The specific types and amounts of compensation can vary based on factors such as the severity of the accident, the at-fault party’s liability, and the applicable insurance coverage. Here are some common forms of compensation that may be available:
- Medical expenses: This includes compensation for all medical costs related to the accident, such as hospital bills, doctor’s visits, surgery, prescription medications, physical therapy, and any necessary medical equipment.
- Rehabilitation and long-term care: If you require ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, or long-term nursing care due to your injuries, these costs may be covered by compensation.
- Property damage: Compensation for the repair or replacement of your damaged vehicle and any personal property damaged in the accident. This is typically covered by the at-fault driver’s property damage liability insurance.
- Lost wages: If the accident results in your inability to work due to injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for the income you’ve lost during your recovery. This may also cover lost future earning capacity if your injuries result in a long-term disability.
- Pain and suffering: This compensation is for the physical pain, emotional distress, and suffering you’ve experienced due to the accident and your injuries. Calculating pain and suffering damages can be subjective and may vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specifics of the case.
- Emotional distress: Compensation for psychological trauma and emotional suffering caused by the accident, which may include anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
To pursue compensation effectively, it’s important to consult with a knowledgeable University Park car accident lawyer who can help you assess your case.
At The Lenahan Law Firm, we are dedicated advocates for seriously injured car accident victims. Our University Park personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and skill to accurately calculate your damages and effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Your first consultation is free. Call us today at (214) 295-1008— We’re here to fight for you.