Were you recently injured in a car accident in the Dallas area? Contact Steinger, Greene & Feiner today to speak with a Dallas car accident lawyer about your case. You can count on us to achieve the case results you want.
Why Choose Steinger, Greene & Feiner
No Cost Guarantee
We offer clients a no-cost guarantee, which ensures that you don’t pay any legal fees until we win your case. That way you can focus on getting the justice and compensation you deserve while we handle the rest.
Our car crash lawyers are equipped with the skills, resources, and experience required to litigate with big insurance companies and represent you in court, which helps us secure maximum financial compensation to cover the cost of your losses. These losses are categorized as either economic or non-economic damages.
Economic damages are objectively quantifiable and calculable monetary losses. Here are some examples:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
Non-economic damages are intangible losses that don’t have a monetary value and are more subjective in nature. Here are some examples:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
We’re the leading personal injury law firm in Dallas for a reason, one of those reasons being that we represent all types of personal injury cases. Whether you were involved in a car accident or were the victim of medical malpractice, our Dallas lawyers have what it takes to handle your case.
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Property damage
- Slip and fall
- Truck accident
- Workers’ Compensation
- Bicycle accident
- Birth injury
- Boating accident
- Brain injury
- Child sexual abuse
- Defective product
- Dog bite
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accident
- Product recall
- Social security disability
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
In today’s culture, our time and attention are pulled in every direction. When something unexpected like a car accident occurs in Dallas, you don’t have time to meet with your lawyer in person. That’s why we offer 100% virtual communication options to make top-notch legal representation available to every Dallas resident. Contact us by call, text, or online chat to handle your entire case online.
If you’d rather visit with a Dallas car accident lawyer in person, you can do that too. We have office locations in Dallas as well as Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Click on the city name below to contact an attorney at that location.
Sometimes, questions and concerns about your personal injury case pop up outside of regular office hours. That’s why our team is available 24/7 to discuss your case and put your mind at ease. We’re there when you need us most.
Our Car Accident Legal Services
When you trust us with your case, we handle everything so you don’t have to. That way you can focus solely on your recovery. Here are some examples of what we do:
- Gather evidence
- Negotiate with insurers
- Negotiate settlements
- Represent you in court
- Investigate claims
- Coordinate communications
Steps to Take After a Car Accident
Not sure what steps to take after you get in a car accident? Follow our tried and true, 10-step method.
- Check for Injuries
When it comes to the aftermath of a car accident, your safety should be the top priority. Before stepping out of your vehicle or speaking with the other drivers involved, check yourself thoroughly for any injuries—like cuts, bruises, and broken bones.
If you were injured, stay in your vehicle until medical assistance arrives on the scene, just as a precaution. If you weren’t injured, check on other drivers and passengers to see if they were injured.
- Call Emergency Services
If you or anyone else sustained injuries that require immediate medical attention, call 9-1-1. First responders will arrive as soon as possible to provide necessary care.
- Notify the Police
Next, you need to notify the police of the accident. If the accident is more severe, officers will arrive at the scene to gather witness statements and fill out an official police report. This report will come into play later when your attorney and insurance provider use it to determine fault and calculate the cost of damages.
If the accident is minor, police officers may or may not respond. If they don’t, you can file an accident report yourself through the local DMV. This report can substitute an official police report when assigning fault and assessing damages.
- Gather Evidence
Evidence plays an essential role in the car accident claims process. If you file a claim against another driver for causing the accident that resulted in your injuries, you bear sole responsibility for backing up this claim with evidence—also known as the burden of proof.
Take photos and videos of the crash scene, making sure to capture every angle of each vehicle involved. Check each photo and video before leaving the scene to make sure they’re clear. If any are blurry, retake them.
If police officers don’t respond to the scene, you should gather witness statements yourself. Make note of each witness’ name and phone number in case your attorney needs to contact them when building your case.
- Exchange Information
Exchange information with the other drivers involved so your attorney and insurance provider can contact them as needed during the claims process. Here’s all the information you need:
- Personal information: name, phone number, email address, home address
- Vehicle information: car make, model, year, license plate number, VIN number
- Insurance information: insurance company name, policy type, policy number
- Move Your Vehicle
If it’s safe to do so, we recommend moving your vehicle to a different location. If your accident occurred on a highway, move it to the shoulder. If your accident occurred on a residential road, move it to a nearby parking lot or driveway. This will protect you and your vehicle from oncoming traffic as well as restore the normal flow of traffic.
If it’s not safe to move your vehicle or if your vehicle was severely damaged and can’t be moved, stay put until help arrives. First responders or a tow truck may be necessary to move your vehicle.
- Seek Medical Care
Maybe you feel totally fine after getting into an accident. Even so, you should seek medical attention to rule out any external and internal injuries.
While you may not have sustained visible cuts, bruises, or broken bones, you could be suffering from things like whiplash or internal bleeding. Symptoms for such injuries may not present themselves for days or even weeks, giving the injury time to progress.
Whether you visit an urgent care clinic or your primary care doctor, a physician will conduct a physical exam to check for any injuries you may have missed. If any injuries are discovered that were caused by the accident, your attorney can use this information to prove your innocence and assign fault. For this reason, ask your physician for copies of any scans taken along with a bill for services rendered. This evidence is key in any car accident case.
- Notify Your Insurance Provider
The next step is to let your insurance company know about the accident. You should be able to report the accident online or over the phone, whichever method you prefer. Most insurers actually require policyholders to report any type of accident to them, despite its severity or who caused it. Some insurers even place a time constraint on accident reporting, requiring policyholders to contact them within 24 hours of the incident. Although this varies between insurance providers, we recommend reporting the accident within 24 hours to ensure you get coverage and can file a claim against the at-fault party.
One thing to note about auto insurance is that Texas requires in-state drivers to hold a policy with minimum liability coverage. Minimum liability coverage is just what it sounds like: the minimum amount of insurance that a driver is legally required to have to cover personal and property damage caused by a car accident. This coverage benefits victims by providing them with financial compensation for costs like medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages up to the policy limit, ensuring they’re not financially burdened due to someone else’s negligence. It also benefits at-fault drivers by covering the same costs for the victim so they don’t sue.
The minimum liability coverage for Texas drivers is $30,000 per person for personal injury—totaling up to $60,000 per accident—and $25,000 for property damage. This is also known as 30/60/25 coverage.
- Seek Legal Representation
While handling a car accident claim on your own is possible, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney like those at Steinger, Greene & Feiner takes a huge weight off your shoulders. It also significantly increases your chances of securing the financial compensation you need to pay for outstanding bills related to the accident.
A skilled Dallas car accident lawyer will walk you through the claims process to explain the complexities of your case and ensure that you know your legal options. We’ll handle everything from gathering evidence and contacting witnesses to negotiating with insurers and representing you in court. Whenever you need us, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.
- Speak With an Adjuster
One thing to prepare yourself for after you file a claim with your insurance provider is receiving a call from an insurance adjuster. This individual investigates insurance claims by interviewing the claimant and witnesses, consulting police and hospital records, and inspecting property damage to determine the extent of the insurance company’s liability. The information gathered helps your insurance company assess the damages, determine fault, and calculate the claim’s worth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before contacting us for a free case evaluation, take a look at these FAQs to find answers to some of your most pressing questions. We’ll be happy to discuss these topics further during our initial call.
Contact A Dallas Car Accident Lawyer Today for a Free Case Evaluation
Don’t wait to get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact Steinger, Greene & Feiner today to discuss your case with an experienced Dallas car accident lawyer. Our team has what it takes to achieve the results you want. Get started today with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.