Collision Overview

The most common causes of personal injury are vehicle collisions. Driving can be incredibly dangerous. Reckless drivers that exceed the speed limit, drive while intoxicated, and vehicles that aren’t properly maintained kill and injure thousands of people each year. When you have sustained a serious personal injury due to a negligent driver, you can’t trust the insurance companies to give you what you are due. Call McGilberry& Shirer, LLP. They are the team who can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for your auto accident.

Automobile Accidents

There is no getting around the fact that you need to drive your car. While you may be a responsible and careful driver, there is no guarantee that everyone on the road will drive with caution. Negligent drivers can cause permanent injury and life-long disability. It is crucial that you have an experienced Dallas car accident attorney to assist you. Litigating auto accidents is what we do at McGilberry& Shirer, LLP. Give us a call to talk to us today.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be especially devastating due to their sheer size and weight. Truck drivers are held to a higher standard of care and require specialized training and licensing. When a truck driver acts negligently and causes personal injury to another driver, they need to be held accountable. Our truck accident attorneys in Dallas routinely assist clients with their truck accident claims.

Motorcycle Accidents

Aside from auto accidents, our Dallas personal injury lawyers help motorcyclists as well with their accident claims. When you drive a motorcycle, you are much more exposed and prone to serious injury. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and disability are more common in motorcycle accidents. Don’t settle for any less than your case is worth. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact our firm right away.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Drinking and getting behind the wheel of a car shows a disregard for the safety of others. Drunk drivers cause catastrophic injury and death. Irresponsible individuals need to face up to the consequences of their actions. An assertive attorney at McGilberry& Shirer, LLP on your side can fight to get you the compensation you deserve from a drunk driver.

Hit & Run Accidents

There is nothing more frightening than being involved in a car accident and watching the other vehicle fled the scene. You may feel helpless, unable to move and call for help due to injury. Those who run from their bad choices need to pay. Call the attorneys at McGilberry& Shirer to recover damages from your hit and run accident.

Bus Accidents

Bus drivers are held to a much higher standard than typical cars. They are responsible for thousands upon thousands of pounds traveling at a high rate of speed. When bus accidents happen, the results can be haunting. Severe injuries and death often occur. It is up to the victims and their attorneys to fight to get what they are entitled to. If you need assistance with bus accident cases or other auto accidents, call our office for aggressive yet compassionate representation.

Auto Accident Settlement

If you were involved in a car accident, you might be wondering how to proceed. If you kept your cool at the scene of the incident, you should have everything you need: the other driver’s contact and insurance information. If you have this, you can file paperwork with the local police department. This will ensure that the accident is on file.

When it comes time to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, you’ll want an experienced attorney on your side. You need someone who knows how to deal with insurance companies. At McGilberry & Shirer, we can give you the expertise you need. We’ll negotiate a settlement with the insurance companies that will give you damages for your injuries, property damage, loss of work hours, and even mental anguish. You don’t have to go it alone — give us a call today, and let us help.

Auto Accident Claims

Auto accident claims are currently the leading cause of personal injury cases in the country. Roughly half of all motor vehicle accidents result in an injury claim, and a considerable number of such cases eventually become lawsuits. Despite driving courses and testing, many drivers are simply unsafe. While weather is a significant factory in car accidents, negligence plays a far greater role

After a car accident, you should file a claim with either your own insurance company or that of the other driver. To do this, you’ll want an experienced attorney at your side. It’s best to leave the navigation of the world of insurance to experienced professionals. At McGilberry & Shirer, we have a track record of successfully fighting for the best possible settlement. Know that you can rely on our attorneys to give their very best for your case!

Vehicle Collision Statistics of Dallas

The Texas Department of Transportation recently released the 2016 vehicle accident statistics. These numbers reveal that vehicular crashes increased exponentially within Dallas this past year. In total, traffic accidents increased by 1.50%. While this increase is slightly lower that in 2015, it is still higher than the average for the past ten years. The Department of Transportation estimated an economic loss of nearly $39 trillion due to vehicle collisions. This number is almost unfathomable. While you can try to protect yourself by driving cautiously, you cannot account for others’ actions. Everyone on the road is at some risk.

At McGilberry & Shirer, we represent the victims of vehicle collisions. We know how hard life can be after an accident. Dealing with insurance companies can be stressful — let us handle it. We have years of experience fighting for fair settlements! No matter the accident statistics, you can always count on our team.

What happens if you are partially responsible for the vehicle collision?

Vehicle accidents are complicated. Immediately after the incident, your emotions will run wild.  Adrenaline, tears, and even the pain of injury can cause you to act before thinking. Many drivers accidentally admit fault at the scene of the accident. Even if you do share blame, do your best to avoid discussing fault with the other driver. Instead, wait to discuss fault with an experienced attorney from McGilberry & Shirer. In most cases, you share fault with the other driver. We’ll advise you how on how best to move forward.

Many states have shared fault rules in place. In a shared fault case, compensation or damages correspond to the percentage of fault you hold. Even if you’re at fault, you can receive some damages for the incident.

How much will it cost to hire a lawyer in Dallas?

After an accident, most people want to know the cost of an attorney. Of course, the simple answer to this questions is that it varies. Typically, lawyers from major firms will cost more money than those connected with smaller companies. The following factors can also influence a lawyer’s fee:

  • Billing method and structure
  • The area of law
  • The experience of the lawyer
  • The location

At McGilberry & Shirer, we take each of these factors into account when pricing our services. We always aim to offer affordable legal service. To learn more about our pricing, schedule a consultation visit so we can determine a fair price for your services.

How can an accident victim attorney help me?

Most accident victims have never had to hire an attorney before. If you’ve been in an accident, you should know that an experienced attorney can help you get the damages you deserve. This includes compensation for property damage, loss of work hours, medical bills, rehabilitation, medicine, and more.

At McGilberry & Shirer, we aim to provide competent and professional legal advice and services. What does this mean? First things first, we’ll examine your case carefully. We’ll only agree to work with you if we know we can provide a proper defense and fight on your behalf. Then, we’ll help navigate the legal paperwork; deal with the insurance companies, and fight for a proper settlement. To the average person, these tasks can be confusing. Let us help!

For more information about vehicle collisions, contact McGilberry& Shirer, LLP. Call (972) 392-1225 to schedule your free initial consultation today!