Dallas Fatal Car Accident Attorneys

Seeking Justice and Compensation for Fatal Car Accidents in Dallas

Fatal car accidents are unfortunately all too common in our communities. According to recent data from the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 4,481 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2022. This means that every 1 hour and 57 minutes, a person was killed in a fatal motor vehicle accident.

At Potts Law Firm, we understand the devastating impact that fatal car accidents can have on families in Dallas. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing compassionate support and aggressive legal representation to those who have lost loved ones due to the negligence or misconduct of others.

Navigating the legal complexities of a fatal car accident case can be overwhelming during such a difficult time. Our firm has a proven track record of success and we work tirelessly to investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong claim for compensation.

Our compassionate team understands the emotional toll of losing a loved one, and we strive to provide support and guidance throughout the legal process. By seeking justice and pursuing rightful compensation, we aim to alleviate some of the financial burdens and ensure that responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

If you have lost a family member in a fatal car accident, we are here to help. Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

Understanding the Factors that Lead to Tragic Fatal Accidents

Fatal car accidents can result from various causes and contributing factors. It's crucial to identify these factors in order to determine liability and seek justice for the victims. At Potts Law Firm, we have extensive experience in investigating fatal car accidents and uncovering the underlying causes.

Some common causes and contributing factors include:

  • Distracted Driving: The use of mobile devices, eating, or engaging in other activities diverts a driver's attention from the road.
  • Impaired Driving: Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication significantly impairs judgment and reaction time.
  • Speeding: Exceeding the speed limit reduces a driver's ability to control their vehicle, increasing the likelihood of accidents and severe injuries.
  • Reckless Driving: Engaging in aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, changing lanes without signaling, or running red lights poses serious risks to everyone on the road.
  • Fatigue: Driving while fatigued can lead to decreased alertness and delayed reaction times, making it more difficult to avoid accidents.
  • Vehicle Defects: Malfunctions in crucial vehicle components, such as brakes or tires, can contribute to fatal accidents.

By thoroughly investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal car accident, our skilled attorneys can build a strong case to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions or negligence. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice for our clients.

Identifying Potentially Liable Parties in Fatal Car Accidents

Determining liability in a fatal car accident case requires a comprehensive examination of the factors that contributed to the incident. Some parties that may be held accountable include:

  • Negligent Drivers: The driver whose actions or inactions directly caused the fatal accident can be held responsible. This includes drivers who were intoxicated, distracted, or violated traffic laws.
  • Employers: If the negligent driver was operating a vehicle for work purposes at the time of the accident, their employer may share liability for not properly training or supervising the driver, or for encouraging unsafe practices.
  • Vehicle Manufacturers: In cases where a defect in the vehicle contributed to the accident, the manufacturer or distributor of the vehicle or its components may be held liable.
  • Government Entities: Poor road conditions, inadequate signage, or improper maintenance can sometimes be attributed to government negligence, making them potentially liable parties.

Identifying the responsible parties requires a meticulous investigation and analysis of the evidence. Our legal team has the resources and expertise necessary to determine liability and build a compelling case on your behalf. We will fight tirelessly to ensure that all parties responsible for your loved one's death are held accountable.

The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer in Fatal Accident Cases

Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident is a devastating experience, and pursuing legal action may be the last thing on your mind. However, it is crucial to understand the importance of hiring a car accident lawyer to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

Here's why you need experienced legal representation:

  • Legal Expertise: Car accident laws can be complex, and navigating the legal system alone can be overwhelming. A skilled attorney with experience in fatal accident cases can guide you through the process, ensuring that you understand your rights and options.
  • Investigation and Evidence: Building a strong case requires a thorough investigation and collection of evidence. A car accident lawyer has the resources and expertise to gather crucial evidence, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the accident to establish liability.
  • Negotiation and Settlement: Insurance companies may try to offer a quick settlement that doesn't adequately compensate you for your losses. An experienced lawyer will negotiate on your behalf to seek a fair settlement that considers all aspects of your case, including medical expenses, lost income, and emotional suffering.
  • Trial Representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will be prepared to take your case to trial. They will present a compelling argument, advocate for your rights, and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

At Potts Law Firm, we understand the complexities of fatal accident cases and the immense emotional toll they can have on families. Our compassionate and dedicated attorneys are committed to providing personalized legal representation and will handle every aspect of your case, allowing you to focus on healing and rebuilding your life.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Fatal Car Accidents

When a fatal car accident occurs due to someone else's negligence or misconduct, it may give rise to a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims aim to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and provide compensation to the surviving family members.

In a wrongful death claim, the following elements must be established:

  • Duty of Care: It must be shown that the responsible party owed a duty of care to the victim. For example, all drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and follow traffic laws.
  • Breach of Duty: It must be demonstrated that the responsible party breached their duty of care by acting negligently or recklessly. This can include behaviors such as drunk driving, distracted driving, or speeding.
  • Causation: It must be proven that the breach of duty directly caused the fatal car accident and subsequent death of the victim.
  • Damages: The surviving family members must show that they have suffered damages as a result of the death, such as financial losses, loss of companionship, or emotional distress.

By working closely with our clients, we strive to understand the unique circumstances surrounding each case. Our legal team will meticulously gather evidence, consult with experts, and construct a compelling argument to establish liability and pursue maximum compensation for your family's losses.

Seeking Comprehensive Compensation for Your Losses

In a wrongful death case resulting from a fatal car accident, compensation may be available to the surviving family members. While no amount of money can fully compensate for the loss of a loved one, financial recovery can help alleviate the burdens and provide some measure of justice.

The types of compensation that may be sought include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation can include medical bills for any treatment provided to the victim before their passing.
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses: Costs associated with funeral services, burial or cremation, and related expenses may be recoverable.
  • Loss of Income: If the deceased was a primary income earner, the surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for the financial support they would have received.
  • Loss of Companionship: Compensation may be sought for the loss of companionship, love, guidance, and emotional support that the deceased would have provided.
  • Pain and Suffering: Surviving family members may be eligible for compensation for their emotional pain and suffering resulting from the loss of their loved one.

Determining the appropriate amount of compensation requires a comprehensive evaluation of various factors. Our skilled attorneys are dedicated to pursuing the maximum compensation available to ensure that you and your family are taken care of during this difficult time.

Take the First Step Towards Justice: Contact Us for Compassionate and Experienced Legal Support

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, we understand the pain and grief you are experiencing. At Potts Law Firm, we are here to provide compassionate legal support and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

While we cannot bring your loved one back, we are committed to helping you navigate the legal process and holding the responsible parties accountable. Trust in our expertise and dedication as we work tirelessly to seek the justice and closure you deserve.

Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your case. Our experienced attorneys will review the details, answer your questions, and provide guidance on the best course of action.

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Hear From Our Past Client's
  • I had a wonderful experience with this law firm.

    “They were able to complete it in a timely manner and were great at keeping me up to date with communication throughout the entire process. I highly recommend using this law firm if the need arises.”

    - Stephen P.
  • I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him or any of the team at Potts.

    “Michael Bins has been extremely helpful in helping us to navigate a situation with an insurance claim on a commercial property. He’s gone above and beyond in moving our case toward a positive resolution that we’re satisfied with.”

    - Theo C.
  • The Potts Law Firm is a powerhouse of brilliant attorneys.

    “They know the law from every angle, dig deep, and will not accept anything less than what was asked in the original suit. The Potts team never backed down until the case was settled in full.”

    - Molly H.
  • I would recommend Potts Law Firm for any and all legal matters that come my way in the future!

    “The Potts Law Firm answered all of my numerous questions in layman’s terms which is what I needed. I was able to lie back & heal from my injuries knowing full well that my obligations were being handled appropriately.”

    - W. Gary
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    “Very responsive they would call and text me about everything going down! They helped me get through my car crash and I would greatly recommend this team!”

    - Hugo G.

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Explore our past successes
  • Commercial Property Dispute $645,000

    Potts Law Firm attorneys negotiated a settlement on behalf of a client whose land was taken by a private power line company. The company’s original offer of $430,000 failed to consider the decrease in aesthetic value that the scenic ranch in the Texas Hill Country would incur from the power line installation.

  • Surgical Negligence $600,000

    Potts Law Firm secured a $600,000 settlement for a young woman who was a victim of New Mexico medical malpractice. The woman underwent gallbladder removal surgery; the most common operation in America.  The surgeon negligently performed the procedure, allowing bile to spill within the woman’s abdominal cavity before closing her incision.

  • Wrongful Death of Employee $6.35 Million

    Potts Law Firm served as lead counsel for the family of a man who was killed while on the job due to a product failure. After a short time in litigation, Potts Law Firm was able to settle the case and also received a voluntary worldwide recall of the product; ensuring no one else would suffer injuries or death resulting from the failed product in the future.

  • East Texas Residential Property $454,000

    Potts Law Firm attorneys negotiated on behalf of a residential property owner whose East Texas land was taken by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to make way for new road construction. TxDOT's original offer of $31,343 did not consider damages that the remaining land would incur from the new road build.

  • Seat Back Failure Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer when the client’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle causing the driver’s seat to collapse backward allowing the client to be thrown into the back seat where she received spinal cord injuries, rendering her a quadriplegic.

  • Surgical Negligence Confidential Settlement

    Potts Law Firm achieved a settlement for a medical malpractice case on behalf of a minor injured during surgery in Kansas.

  • Defective Airbag Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer for the clients when their nine-year-old daughter was killed by the passenger side airbag in this low-energy collision.

  • Foot Injury $750,000

    Potts Law Firm secured a $750,000 settlement for an oil rig worker whose foot was severely injured after being caught in rig tongs. The oil rig company had failed to properly tag out and lock out the tongs after a power outage.  When the power returned to the rig, the tongs closed on the worker’s foot, crushing his bones.

  • Residential Property Roof Damage Substantial Settlement

    Partner Andrew A. Woellner was privileged to represent another attorney in his fight against an underpaying insurance carrier.  When his home was damaged by hail in Dallas, Texas, the insurance carrier told him that only 3 roof tiles were damaged, and the repair did not exceed the deductible.

  • Commercial Property Dispute $713,000

    Potts Law Firm attorneys negotiated on behalf of a commercial property owner whose land was taken by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to make way for new road construction. TxDOT's original offer of $466,396 did not consider other reasonable comparable sales in the area.


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