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Car Accident Lawyers Protecting The Victims Of Negligence

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in Texas. In 2019, there were 3,610 deaths and thousands of more injuries caused by car accidents in Texas alone. Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye. Someone may be driving down the road and going about their day when their life is changed by the negligence of another. Accidents can lead to serious injury, medical bills, missed time from work, pain, and suffering, as well as other damages. 

Getting compensation from your losses involves dealing with the insurance company of the other driver, which is never a good idea to do without legal guidance if you’ve been injured. Contacting a skilled car accident attorney immediately is important for one who has been injured in an auto wreck. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, reach out to us today. We have a team of expert car accident lawyers with decades of combined experience ready to get you the justice you deserve. Our firm prides itself on the high level of results it has obtained as well as the high quality of service provided to our clients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Making a difference in the lives of our clients

“I want to give thanks to everyone at DC Law! They helped me so much with my case. They were attentive to all of my concerns and their staff was always there for me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know.”

CATALINAPersonal Injury Client

“My husband and I were very pleased with the care given to my case. I won't lie, I was nervous about having to consult a lawyer, but knew it was necessary when I was not getting treated by the company responsible for my accident as I felt I deserved to be treated. We couldn't have been more pleased. The entire staff at DC Law made us feel comfortable in our pursuit of fairness. They were all very knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant to work with. I would definitely use them again, and recommend them to others.”

MARILYNPersonal Injury Client

“DC Law have been so helpful to me and my daughter. I haven't had to worry about anything. The paralegal that's working on my case is always reassuring me every time I talk to her that they're going to take care of things, that I don't need to worry about anything. They always keeping me informed about anything new thats going on or might be coming up. I could tell they were genuinely concerned for my daughter and all the suffering that she's gone through in these last 5 months.”

JESSICAPersonal Injury Client

“Dan Christensen's team did an AWESOME job coaching me through my case. This was my 1st & hopefully my last injury accident so SUPER happy I had them there to help. Definitely feel a lot better than the pain and discomfort I felt at the time of the accident. They continuously assured me that every bit of the doctors visit would be taking care of. They have a Great team and I actually received thousands of dollars more than I expected for the diligent work they did to restore my life to as close to the lifestyle I had before the accident.”

DERRICKPersonal Injury Client

“Excellent service and very professional got us service very quickly. I did not have to wait to be seen, thank you to DC Law.”

MARIAPersonal Injury Client

Austin Car Accident Attorneys Who Will Fight to Get You Maximum Compensation

“Our goal is to help you through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can focus on getting life back on track.”

Our state’s comparative fault laws allow one to recover compensation for losses due to a car accident, as long as they were no more than fifty percent at fault for the incident. 

The first step after such a case is generally to send a demand for payment to the other driver’s insurance company. This demand will include: 

  • a description of the incident
  • medical records
  • calculations of how the amount being requested was reached

If a fair offer is not made by the insurer, then filing a lawsuit with the appropriate court will become necessary. At trial, a judge or a jury will decide the extent to which the defendant was liable as well as the amount to be awarded.

Dan Christensen and the DC Law team of car accident lawyers assist people throughout the Austin metropolitan area who have been injured by the negligence of another driver. When you retain our office, we will immediately contact insurance companies, medical providers, and other relevant parties so that they may deal with us directly. We will also obtain any police reports or witness statements related to the accident and begin acquiring your medical records so that a demand to the insurance company may be formulated. 

If a settlement cannot be reached, then we will not hesitate to file a Petition with the Court to initiate a lawsuit. Our office has standing relationships with accident reconstructionists in the event that liability in your case is disputed. Should the matter proceed to trial, then we will have used the discovery process to find evidence of the defendant’s negligence (such as whether they were engaging in distracted driving). We will defend your rights at trial and ensure that you know what to expect as the process moves forward.

Why DC Law?

Attorney Dan Christensen is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is listed among the small percentage of licensed attorneys in the state of Texas (about 7%) who have earned the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. This distinct designation sets DC Law apart as being a law firm with the highest public commitment to excellence in the field of personal injury law.

Dan is also a SuperLawyer, a nomination only 5% of attorneys share. This award is based on various indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition and undergoes a rigorous peer review process. Dan is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the membership of which is reserved for attorneys who have tried at least 10 civil jury trials as lead counsel. Such distinctions put DC Law head and shoulders above the competition.

Get Help From Our Car Accident Lawyers Today

If you or your loved one suffered injuries as a result of a car accident, we are here to help. At DC Law, our car accident attorneys will fight to get you fair compensation for your losses. For a free review of your personal injury case, please contact us today.

Car Accident Lawsuit FAQs

How do I know if I need an attorney for a car accident?

If you’ve been in a car accident that was not your fault, a lawyer might be able to help you receive more compensation than you would on your own. This is especially true if you incurred a serious injury from the accident, resulting in medical bills, potentially time lost from work, as well as mental and emotional anguish. 

Even if your injury wasn’t severe but, let’s say, your car was totaled, a personal injury lawyer can help you file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or your insurance company (or both). An insurer’s goal when speaking to someone who has filed a claim is to reduce what they have to pay you, so having a lawyer supporting this effort can help you receive the compensation you deserve. 

What is the average settlement for a car accident?

The personal injury settlement for car accidents varies greatly depending on the situation. Rather than looking for a catchall average, you’ll have better luck working with a lawyer to help calculate what type of compensation you’re entitled to. For more information on how these calculations are made, check out this personal injury settlement calculator

How long after a car accident can I claim injury?

The Texas statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident is up to two years from when the accident occurred. This applies to pedestrians, drivers, passengers, and motorcyclists. 

In many cases, victims of car accidents don’t fully understand the extent of their injury until some time has passed, as medical bills pile up and conditions, in some instances, worsen. It’s not uncommon to file a lawsuit at any point within the range of these two years. 

How much compensation should I ask for pain and suffering from a car accident?

The amount of compensation you ask for after being in a car accident very much so depends on the severity of the accident and the injuries you suffered. When discussing “pain and suffering” as it relates to personal injury claims, it’s a catch-all term that refers to the non-financial losses you suffered (i.e. excluding medical bills, car repair costs, etc.). If your losses extend beyond financial losses, there’s a strong possibility you deserve compensation for “pain and suffering.”

A personal injury attorney can help you quantify that amount, as well as fight to ensure you receive it.

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