Addison Car Accident Lawyer
You have no control over what other drivers do. You can, however, reclaim control of your life after a car accident. The first step on the road to recovery is to contact a car accident attorney who will protect your rights, seek the compensation you deserve, and ultimately help guide you through your case with the experience, expertise, and desire for justice that your case deserves.
Attorney Goyen is a licensed personal injury attorney in the state of Texas who has been representing clients in personal injury cases since 1997. We represent clients who require the services of an Addison car accident attorney. We have settled thousands of personal injury claims and obtained settlements totaling millions of dollars for our clients. We provide our clients with aggressive, experienced, and powerful representation. You can rely on us to obtain the compensation that you are entitled to in your case.
Auto accidents occur on a daily basis in Dallas and throughout Texas, and experienced attorneys can help. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Doug Goyen have decades of experience assisting injured victims and their families in Dallas and throughout Texas. Clients understand that they can rely on us to handle their cases while they focus on getting better.
Make sure to contact the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100 or use our website contact form so that we can assist you. The consultation is free, and you will not be charged unless you win!
Distracted driving has caused the number of accidents to increase in recent years. People distracted by their handheld devices account for a large percent of these increased numbers. With the increase in the number of accidents comes an increase in the number of people injured in those accidents.
The following intersections are problem areas in Addison, Texas for auto accidents. These intersections are busy. Due to the number of vehicles traveling through these intersections, they account for a large portion of the auto accident injury cases in and around Addison, Texas.
- Keller Springs Rd and Dallas North Tollway had 54 auto accidents from 2012 to 2015.
- Keller Springs Rd and Marsh Lane had 57 auto accidents from 2012 to 2015.
- Dallas North Tollway and Trinity Mills Road had 51 auto accidents from 2012 to 2015.
- Trinity Mills Rd and Marsh Lane had 58 auto accidents from 2012 to 2015.
- Belt Line Road and Dallas North Tollway had 133 auto accidents from 2012 to 2015.
If you are involved in a car accident due to “distracted driving” or another form of negligence, your medical bills and expenses will come as a surprise. We offer a variety of services to help our customers. Because each case is different, the services required may vary from one to the next.ADDISON CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER – WHAT WE DO
According to studies, when auto accident victims are represented by an attorney rather than attempting to deal with an auto insurance company on their own, they recover more in damages. Following a car accident, an Addison car accident lawyer can offer a variety of services aimed at recovering the most money for you and your family.
Our skilled legal team thoroughly investigates the facts of our client’s case to determine exactly what occurred and who is to blame. We investigate all of the circumstances surrounding our clients’ accidents using our extensive resources and broad legal knowledge. We want to make sure that we’ve identified all of the parties from whom they may be able to recover damages, and we want to make sure that they get the maximum compensation allowed by law.
If the driver who caused the accident and our client’s injuries does not have adequate insurance, the Law Office of Doug Goyen knows how to seek compensation from our client’s own insurance company for an uninsured or underinsured claim. If our client does not have that insurance coverage, we know how to investigate a situation to find other potential sources of recovery for our clients. We recognize that many accidents do not have a single cause, and we work hard to identify parties whose negligent, reckless, or intentionally harmful actions resulted in our clients’ suffering.
We immediately begin assisting clients by communicating with insurance companies on their behalf. Our qualified lawyers at the Law Office of Doug Goyen are skilled negotiators who understand how to argue for the highest possible insurance settlement and how to protect clients against insurance adjusters’ attempts to shift blame onto our clients in order to save the insurance company money. If at all possible, we will work with insurance adjusters to obtain the full amount of compensation that our client is entitled to.
Although many cases can be settled out of court through car accident settlements with liable parties and their insurance companies, we sometimes advise our clients that taking a claim to court and letting a judge and jury decide is the best course of action. We are trial lawyers at heart, and we are always ready to argue our clients’ cases in front of a jury of their peers.
To help guide our investigation, we frequently use expert analysis or the services of accident reconstruction specialists. If our client does not have that insurance coverage, we know how to investigate a situation to find other potential sources of recovery for our clients. We may also consult with experts to determine the financial impact of a car accident on our clients’ lives. We’ve worked with economists, for example, who can calculate how much money an accident victim would have made if the accident hadn’t taken her life or career. We also enlisted the help of medical experts to calculate the future costs of care and therapy for victims whose injuries resulted in permanent disabilities.
Car accidents inflict more than just physical and emotional harm. They also deprive individuals and families of much-needed income while imposing unexpected expenses. An attorney can assist victims of Addison car accidents in obtaining compensation to help make up for lost wages and pay for mounting medical and other bills. When a traffic accident leaves Addison residents mourning the loss of a loved one or struggling to recover from debilitating injuries, the skilled attorneys at the Law Office of Doug Goyen are here to help.
The experienced team at the Law Office of Doug Goyen gets to know clients on a personal level in order to determine the maximum compensation our car accident victim clients should receive. We learn about our clients’ lives prior to and following a car accident. We inquire as to what they hope to achieve by seeking legal counsel. Then, we aim to assist them in meeting the needs they believe are most important in their recovery from losses and injuries.
These are some of the more common services we provide in car accident cases:
- We help our clients recover the costs of their ambulance ride, hospital stay, emergency room doctors, and other medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
- Conduct a thorough investigation into your accident.
- Examining all insurance policies pertaining to your case.
- If our clients are unsure where to go for treatment, we help them find a medical facility that can treat their injury.
- If our clients are unable to afford the treatment they require for their injury, we will assist them in locating a medical facility that will defer billing the client while they receive treatment.
- Assuring that all documents are filed on time.
- Assuring that our clients’ lost income is recovered from their auto insurance company if they were unable to work due to their injury.
- Helping clients obtain payment for vehicle damage, towing bills, storage fees, and rental car expenses.
- Assisting our clients in recouping their accident-related out-of-pocket expenses.
- Negotiating with the auto insurance company aggressively.
- Making a compelling case for you in court.
- We help our clients obtain the maximum settlement amount for their pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, and other accident-related damages.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen handles auto accident-related personal injury cases. Since 1997, we have proudly represented residents of the Addison, Texas area. Contact the Law Office of Doug Goyen by phone at (972) 599 4100 or via our website’s contact form.
Whether you’re suing an insurance company or a negligent third party, you can seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and income and lost earning capacity
- Physical impairment, and more
Don’t accept less money than you deserve. Make sure you understand how much your case is worth. Our lawyers have worked hard to build a network of injury experts throughout the city. These experts can provide important information and insight into the more complex aspects of your case. We can better understand your injuries and how they may affect you in the future with their assistance. This will assist us in determining the value of your case.
- Tailgating Accidents
- Speeding Accidents
- Debris Causing Accidents
- Driving while Fatigued
- Failure to Yield Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Multiple Car Crash Accidents
- Negligent Entrustment and Accidents
- Reckless Driver Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Road Rage Accidents
- Side-Impact Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Red Light Accidents
- Unsafe Lane Change Accidents
- Rear-End Accidents
- Intersection Accidents
It is the wrongdoer’s responsibility to right the wrongs that they caused. It is not society’s or the victim’s problem, it is the wrongdoer’s problem. They caused the injury and damage, they must correct the harms they caused. The following checklist is for anyone who has been involved in a car accident to help them protect their rights so they can enforce their right to be compensated by the wrongdoer in their case. It also contains information that is specific to an accident that takes place in Addison, Texas.
Remain calm. A motor vehicle accident is a traumatic experience. It’s natural to become upset. Maintain your composure and keep an eye on yourself, your passengers, and those in other vehicles.
Dial 911 for police and emergency services. If you are hurt, you will need the assistance of the police and paramedics. The paramedics will help you figure out how serious the injury is and if you need to go to the hospital. If you are wounded, you should be examined by medical personnel to ensure that you are not more severely injured than you think.
During their investigation, the police would interview the drivers and witnesses and write an accident report. If the Addison Police Department is the entity that handled the accident, you can request a copy of the police report.
Texas DOT Accident Reports: Another place to locate accident reports is through the Texas Department of Transportation. If it has been 2-3 weeks or longer since your accident, the report is likely on this database as well: Texas Department of Transportation Accident Reports
Any accident involving injury will be investigated by the police and a report will be written. They’ll interview you, the other passengers, and any witnesses on the scene before filing a police report. They also obtain all of the parties’ identification details, as well as their vehicle liability insurance information.
Compile a list of witnesses. If there are any witnesses who come forward to assist, you can obtain their names and contact details. It’s possible they won’t be able to wait before the cops come.
Even if the witness did not directly witness the crash, they might have overheard people admitting who was at fault. This will come in handy if other drivers later want to change their story about what happened.
Get the other drivers’ identification and car insurance. Create a list of all your drivers’ names, phone numbers, and addresses, as well as a copy of their driver’s license for verification (photograph it if possible) – you need to make sure they are who they claim they are – and car insurance.
If your accident prevents you from gathering this information, have a friend or family member come to the scene and assist you.
Photograph the damage and the accident scene. Take photos of all the vehicles on the scene, including your own, to show the extent of the damage and the location of the vehicles. Even if the vehicles have been relocated, perform this step.
The photographs of the damage at the scene serve as proof of the extent of the damage. In the event of a dispute, photos of the damage can often help recreate how the accident occurred. If you are unable to do so, have a friend or family member come to the scene to assist.
The first thing you need to do if you are injured in an accident is to retain the services of a personal injury attorney to handle your auto accident injury case. If a lawyer is unable to speak with you or return your call within a reasonable amount of time, that lawyer is not appropriate for your case. You must speak with the lawyers you are considering hiring. Personal injury attorneys provide free consultations, so making the call will not cost you anything.
There are time limits for filing lawsuits as well as time limits for filing certain types of claims you may be entitled to make. Make sure to protect your rights and your personal injury claim as a result of the car accident.
If you are injured, do not speak with the insurance company. If you are injured, the job of the insurance adjuster is to pay as little as possible for your injury claim. They will deny your claim if they can find a reason to do so. Insurance adjusters are trained to ask questions designed to elicit responses from you that can be used to deny your claims. If you have been injured, have your lawyer speak with the insurance company on your behalf.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you are injured. If you are injured, you may need to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. If you do not take an ambulance but later realize you are injured, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible so that medical professionals can treat your injury. If you decide to drive yourself to the emergency room, the following emergency rooms are in the Addison, Texas area:
- ER Near Me Addison – 15240 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75248. Phone +1 469 577 9720
- Methodist Hospital For Surgery: Emergency Room – 17101 Dallas Pkwy, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 469 248 3900
- Concentra Urgent Care – 15810 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 972 458 8111
- Other Emergency Rooms in the DFW area
Photograph your injuries if they are visible. If you have cuts, scrapes, bruising, or any other visible injury, make sure to photograph it. This helps to demonstrate that you are not simply claiming to have been injured; you have visible proof;
Get an estimate for your vehicle’s repairs. Take detailed pictures of the damage to your own vehicle. Photograph the damage from different angles and with different lighting. Take photos from a distance as well as close up for perspective.
Get an estimate for the cost of repairing the damage to your vehicle. Most body shops will give you a free estimate because they want your business, and the estimate will be based on how much it should actually cost to repair your vehicle. If the other driver’s insurance refuses to pay for your vehicle damage or only pays a portion of it, your estimate serves as proof of how much it will cost to repair your vehicle.
Do not rely on the insurance company’s estimate; they will always write low estimates that are insufficient to repair your vehicle. Insurance companies write a low initial estimate and then do supplemental estimates with the body shop while the repairs are being done.
If you have a dispute with the insurance company and need to file a lawsuit to force them to pay, you don’t want to have to rely on their low initial estimate as proof of how much it will cost to repair your vehicle. The insurance company’s low estimate will be insufficient. Obtain a full estimate from a reputable body shop;
Body shops will usually provide free estimates for your damaged vehicle because they want your business. Body shops in the Addison area include:
- Caliber Collision – 15508 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 469 840 0895
- Service King Collision Carrollton – 2309 Midway Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006. Phone +1 972 407 0275
- Xtreme Collision Repair – 15502 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 972 233 0207
- Other body shops in the DFW area
Rental Cars. You may require a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired. Choose your rental car facility wisely. Some rental car companies charge twice the “insurance rate” that auto insurance companies will pay. You do not want to be stuck with half of a large rental car bill as a result of renting from one of these locations.
To set up billing, some rental car companies contact the auto insurance company directly. Select a rental car company that will contact the insurance company to obtain permission to bill the insurance company directly. After an accident, the following rental car companies in Addison, Texas typically work with auto insurance companies:
Medical Bills: Maintain copies of all medical bills and receipts. If you went to the hospital, you should check your health insurance online to see your EOBs (explanations of benefits). The EOBs will show every medical facility that has billed you so far, including the ambulance, hospital, ER doctors, radiologists, and lab work. This information will assist your lawyer in locating all medical bills and records pertaining to your injury.
Vehicle Damage: Make copies of any additional bills, records, and receipts you may have, such as vehicle estimates, towing bills, storage bills, rental car bills, and anything else related to your property damage.
Lost Income: If you have lost income, you should provide copies of your most recent 2-3 months’ pay stubs, which show the amount you were earning prior to the accident. You’ll need copies of any doctor’s notes that are keeping you from working. Pay statements covering the time period you are missing days or hours at work are required to demonstrate the difference between what you were earning just prior to the accident and what you earned during the time you were absent due to the accident. If you were forced to use sick or vacation time, obtain copies of your pay statements that show how many hours you were required to use. Those hours are no longer available for use. You can be compensated for the hours you lost;
Be cautious about what you post on social media. Assume that the insurance company’s adjuster and lawyers will see whatever you post. People who post pictures on Facebook usually show them having a good time with their spouse, friends, or family. If you are injured and undergoing treatment, those photos can be misinterpreted and used against you by the insurance company and their lawyers to claim you must not have been injured because you were participating in all of these activities and your photos appear to show you to be fine.
Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen today at (972) 599 4100 or use our website contact form to get in touch. We provide free case evaluations. We don’t charge a fee unless you win!
The Law Office of Doug Goyen handles personal injury cases all over Texas. This includes car crash cases (automobiles, 18-wheelers, motorcycles, pedestrians struck by vehicles, etc.), premises cases (such as injuries caused by a dangerous condition on a property), dog bite cases (or other animals where the owner let their animal loose or had a dangerous animal and the owner’s negligence causes injury to someone else), workplace injuries, and other injuries caused by the owner’s negligence.
We deal with the insurance company and protect your rights while you focus on what you need to do to get better and take care of yourself and those around you.
Large commercial trucks do serious damage and cause serious injuries. We will fight for you to get you the compensation you deserve and protect your rights while you recover.
Drunk drivers cause serious injuries and death every year. We fight their insurance companies to get you compensated for the damage and injury they have caused you.
Pedestrians struck by vehicles can suffer serious injuries. We represent people injured in by negligent drivers and help our clients get compensation for their injury.
Bicyclists are at risk of serious injury if they are hit by a vehicle. We represent bicyclists who have been hit by careless drivers.
When bars or restaurants continue to over-serve drunk people, and those people cause accidents that result in injuries, we assist clients in obtaining compensation for their injuries.
We fight for the rights of motorcyclists who have been hurt by careless drivers. We are fighting for full compensation from the insurance company.
When someone dies as a result of negligence from a motor vehicle accident, the family and estate have a claim against the negligent parties. We represent families and estates in obtaining restitution for their losses
Addison is a city in Dallas County that has a population of over 15,737 people. Addison is located on the Dallas North Tollway, north of Dallas. The city covers an area of 4.4 square miles. The Law Office of Doug Goyen is located in Addison, Texas, and has been serving Addison residents since 1997.
Our office is located at:
Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 N. Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
Local Car Accident Injury Resources in Addison, Texas
- Addison Town Police Department – 4799 Airport Pkwy, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 972 450 7156
- Addison Municipal Court – 4799 Airport Pkwy, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 972 450 7110
- Addison Fire Department – 4798 Airport Pkwy, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 972 233 1111
- Addison Town Office – 16801 Westgrove Dr, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 972 450 2800
- Methodist Hospital For Surgery – 17101 Dallas Pkwy, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 469 248 3900
If you are visiting Addison, Texas, and are involved in an auto accident, you may find yourself in need of temporary lodging and food due to the accident and need to stay in Addison for a period of time as a result of the accident. Addison has the following restaurants, hotels, and activities.
Nearby Hotels in Addison, Texas
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Dallas Addison – 4875 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75254. Phone +1 972 980 4816
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas North – Addison – 14960 Landmark Blvd, Dallas, TX 75254. Phone +1 972 239 5010
- Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria – 14901 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75254. Phone +1 972 661 2800
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott Dallas Addison/Quorum Drive – 15255 Quorum Dr, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 972 774 1010
- Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel – 15201 Dallas Pkwy, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 972 386 6000
Nearby Restaurants in Addison, Texas
- Gloria’s Latin Cuisine – 5100 Belt Line Rd Suite 864, Addison, TX 75254. Phone +1 972 387 8442
- CAFE 214 – 14865 Inwood Rd, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +1 972 921 3597
- STIRR Addison – 5100 Belt Line Rd Suite 540, Dallas, TX 75254. Phone +1 214 903 0543
- Yard House – 5100 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254. Phone +1 972 716 4004
- Gorji Restaurant – 5100 Belt Line Rd Ste 402, Dallas, TX 75254. Phone +1 972 503 7080
Attractions in Addison, Texas
- Addison Circle Park – 4970 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +19724502851
- Celestial Park – 5501 Celestial Rd, Dallas, TX 75254. Phone +19724502851
- Vitruvian Park – 3875 Ponte Ave, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +19727740552
- Cavanaugh Flight Museum – 4572 Claire Chennault Dr, Addison, TX 75001. Phone +19723808800
- North Addison Park – N Addison Park Trail, Addison, TX 75001.
Attorney Doug Goyen is a personal injury attorney who focuses on car accident injury cases. Doug Goyen has successfully settled and won millions of dollars in settlements and judgments in thousands of cases. Call us at (972) 599 4100 or use our website’s contact form to get in touch with us.
If you or someone you know needs assistance in an injury case call (972) 599 4100 for a free consultation and a free strategy session regarding your case. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, identification of the legal issues involved with your case, and identifying those legal issues that will help maximize your recovery in your case. We will email a copy of this strategy session to you for you to keep.HOW MUCH WE CHARGE – CONTINGENCY FEE
There is no fee unless and until you win! If we work on your case, we charge a contingency fee, which means that if we don’t win, we don’t get paid. The better we serve you, the better we are compensated – our interest is the same as yours.
Click the following link for directions to our Addison office:
Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
Directions to our office: We are on the southbound side of the service road to the Tollway. Stay on the Dallas North Tollway until you come to the Keller Springs exit. Take the Keller Spring exit. Stay on the service road on the southbound side and go just past Keller Springs. Our office is the 2nd building south of Keller Springs, located on the service road to the North Dallas Tollway in the Madison Business Center on the 6th floor.
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