Dallas Passenger Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and suffered injuries while being a passenger, our experienced passenger injury lawyers are here to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.
On This Page:
- Passenger Rights and Responsibilities
- Common Passenger Injuries
- Liability and Negligence in Passenger Injury Cases
- Challenges in Passenger Injury Cases
- What Compensation Am I Entitled To?
- What is the Role of an Attorney?
Passenger Rights and Responsibilities
As a passenger injured in a car accident, you have certain rights and responsibilities. It is essential to understand that you have the right to a safe journey and to be free from harm caused by the negligence of others. Your responsibility as a passenger is to exercise reasonable caution while in the vehicle and to follow any safety instructions provided by the driver.
Common Passenger Injuries
Passenger injuries can vary widely depending on the nature of the accident. Common types of passenger injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Emotional trauma
Regardless of the severity of your injuries, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention and consult with a passenger injury lawyer to understand your legal options.
Liability and Negligence in Passenger Injury Cases
Determining liability in passenger injury cases can be complex. Depending on the circumstances, multiple parties may be held responsible, including the driver of the vehicle you were traveling in, other drivers involved in the accident, transportation companies, or even manufacturers of faulty equipment. To establish liability, it must be shown that the responsible party was negligent and that their negligence directly caused your injuries.
Challenges in Passenger Injury Cases
Passenger injury cases often present unique challenges. Insurance companies may attempt to minimize or deny your claim, making it essential to have a skilled passenger injury attorney on your side. They will navigate the legal complexities, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a strong case to protect your rights and maximize your compensation.
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If you have suffered injuries as a passenger, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation. These can include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Future medical needs
An experienced passenger injury lawyer will assess the details of your case and help you understand the potential compensation you may be eligible to receive.
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.