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Car Accidents

Dallas Car Accident Attorneys

The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie, P.C. Serves Texas Statewide DALLAS CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

When you have been injured in an auto accident, the last thing you need is the additional stress and frustration that comes from dealing with obstinate insurance companies and claims adjusters. Let our Dallas auto accident attorneys at The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie help you get the compensation you deserve as you focus on recovering and getting your life back in order.

Get the most out of your Dallas car crash claim by calling our experienced car wreck lawyer at (469) 619-2298.

When to Report a Car Accident in Texas

A common question we are asked is, “To whom should I report a car crash?” There are two places that you might need to notify about your auto accident, depending on the severity of the damages. First, some crashes will require that you immediately report it to the local police department (if it occurs within a municipality) or sheriff’s office (if outside a municipality).

There are two qualifying circumstances that require you to notify the police, including:

  • Injury or death of any person
  • Damage to a vehicle that causes it to be unable to drive away from the scene

The second place you will want to report your accident to is your insurance company. We recommend that you do this regardless of how bad the damage is, just in case you end up needing the coverage. It is important to do this as soon as possible after an accident to avoid the insurer denying coverage for delayed notification.

Texas’ Comparative Negligence Rule

Generally, if the other driver in your automobile accident was entirely at fault, he or she will be responsible to compensate you for damages, typically through their insurance carrier.

If you were partly at fault for the crash, Texas law follows a modified comparative fault rule. This means that the compensation you are awarded will be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of fault. For example:

  • If the damages are found to equal $50,000, but you were 40% at fault, you will receive 60% of the $50,000, or $30,000. In order to recover damages, you must be no more than 50% at fault.

Contact The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie

Whether you were injured in a minor or serious accident, our Dallas car accident lawyers are here to help. We are passionately committed to looking out for your best interests and we will aggressively pursue the personal injury settlement you deserve.

Dial (469) 619-2298 to schedule a consultation with one of our Dallas auto accident attorneys.

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