Tag: Car Accident

dallas car accident lawsuitCar accident lawsuits in Texas are used to help victims get their lives back after they’ve been hurt. The Law Office of Julie Johnson has over 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of car accident victims. Insurance companies don’t usually go out of their way to treat victims fairly when it comes to paying medical expenses, time missed from work, and the damage to the vehicle. Settlement offers are often unfair, and victims are left with very little choice other than to file a car accident lawsuit.

However, not all car accident lawsuits are successful. To win a car accident lawsuit in Texas, the facts involved in the case must meet fulfil certain elements related to a specific legal concept, negligence. In this post, you’re going to learn more about the elements of negligence. If you can recognize them in the facts surrounding your car accident, call The Law Office of Julie Johnson at 214-290-8001. We’re available 24 hours a day. The first consultation is confidential and free.

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs after an auto accident. Even if the accident was minor and you don’t feel pain or discomfort right away, you could still be hurt. And, it’s important to understand the dynamics of whiplash and what you can do about it in the aftermath.

Rear end accidents, even at low speeds, are the number one culprit for whiplash injuries. Insurance companies pay out billions of dollars per year for these injuries because they can cause severe pain and suffering. Not to mention lost wages or other financial pitfalls from medical bills and other costs.

Whiplash can be a serious injury that requires not only medical attention but also legal advice. In this article, we’re discussing how to file a whiplash compensation claim and why you should. Keep reading to learn more.

A lot of car accidents cause significant trauma to the knees, leading to a variety of knee injuries. Most of these injuries do heal and the accident victim is able to go back to work. But it can take months or longer to fully recover, and some never fully recover. Learn about the various types of car accident knee injuries, their effects on the victim, and options to recover damages. Call the Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC at 214-290-8001 for help getting compensation.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2014, there were 3,538 fatal traffic crashes in Texas alone, so chances are, even if you are a safe driver, you will be involved in one eventually. And if you are ever involved in one, you should know if and when you will need to report a car accident in Texas:

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This month-long observance aims to raise awareness of this growing problem, which is not just about texting and driving. This year, one focus is on reaching out to employers of drivers, encouraging them to implement strict cell phone policies and other anti-distracted driving rules.

Texas law requires that all drivers carry the state’s minimum liability insurance coverage minimums.

  • $30,000 per person for bodily injury
  • $60,000 per accident for bodily injury
  • $25,000 for property damage

There are other types of insurance that all drivers should consider carrying.

When a person fails to act in a way that’s reasonable, safe, or meets an expected degree of care, the behavior is termed negligent. In a car accident, negligence is often the determining factor regarding fault – the person who acted negligently most likely will be held liable for damages according to Texas negligence laws.

Law Office of Julie Johnson
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Julie Johnson Law Podcast 1: Car Accidents 04-11-15

A vehicle involved in a severe accident may be totally destroyed beyond repair. When this happens, the vehicle most likely will be towed. In the event the automobile is deemed a “total loss,” the towing company may give the driver or owner of the car the option to dispose of the vehicle.

Allowing the towing company to dispose of your totaled vehicle may seem like the best solution when a car is not salvageable. However, you should hold off on having the car destroyed until speaking with an attorney.

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