Garland Car Accident Lawyer

Attorney Doug Goyen The Law Office of Doug Goyen has been providing legal services to residents of Garland, Texas since 1997. If you need a Garland car accident lawyer will help you recover the compensation you deserve. Attorney Goyen has resolved thousands of personal injury cases and collected millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. We provide powerful, experienced, and aggressive representation for our clients.

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If you have been injured in a car accident you have concerns about medical bills, missed time from work and lost income, where to get medical treatment and how you can afford the treatment needed, how to get the full value for any personal injury settlement, and how to find a personal injury lawyer that will handle your car accident case.

Garland car accident Car accident cases are frequently complex and necessitate the assistance of skilled accident attorneys. Insurance companies will offer inadequate settlements to accident victims who are unaware of the value of their claim and will try to settle quickly, knowing that victims must pay medical bills and other expenses. Car accident attorneys are ardent advocates for victims, standing up and demanding fair and just compensation for their client’s claims.

The Law Office of Doug Goyen’s Garland car accident attorneys will do the following:

  • Investigate your car accident and identify all responsible parties.
  • Find all relevant insurance policies, whether held by you or any other responsible parties.
  • Obtain your medical records so that our experts can review them and determine your recovery prognosis.
  • Make a list of your past, current, and projected costs and losses as a result of the accident, including future financial and medical care requirements.
  • File accident claims with insurance companies and negotiate any and all necessary settlements
  • Submit a car accident lawsuit to the appropriate court.
  • If necessary, present your case in a court of law.

If you have already received a settlement offer from an insurance company, you should have it reviewed by an attorney at the Law Office of Doug Goyen. Our Garland personal injury lawyers can assess your car accident claim and ensure that any settlement amount and terms cover not only your immediate needs but also any unforeseen future expenses.

The Law Office of Doug Goyen helps you get the money from the insurance company to get your medical bills paid, get your money for your lost income, and get you the full value of your personal injury settlement for your injury in the car wreck. We will help you find a medical facility that can treat you for your injury and get the medical facility to defer billing for your treatment until we can settle your case.

Contact the Law Office of Doug Goyen today at (972) 599 4100, or contact us on our website contact form. We give free case reviews. We charge no fee unless you win!

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After a Collision the Following Damages Are Available

Whether you’re suing an insurance company or a negligent third party, you can seek compensation for:

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 Texas. 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.


Despite ever-improving technology and a greater emphasis on vehicle safety, the United States has approximately six million car accidents each year, ranging from minor fender-benders to head-on collisions. It helps to understand the common denominators behind many of these crashes, especially if you're filing a car accident injury claim. Causes and types of accidents include: 


Injuries are common following car accidents. Whether a crash is caused by a head-on collision or a failure to yield the right of way, victims are rarely completely unharmed.

If you were injured in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, and other expenses. An experienced auto accident lawyer can assist you in navigating your legal options.

The following are some of the most common injuries caused by car accidents:


The following is a checklist of things to do after a car accident with injuries. The list can help in any car accident but is written specifically for the Garland, Texas area.

  1. Check for injuries. Auto accidents are sudden and unexpected traumatic events. Check yourself for injuries before you get out and start moving around. Sometimes people do not realize they are injured due to the shock of the accident. After checking yourself, check on your passengers. If your passenger does not need first aid, then check on the occupants of the other vehicles involved in the collision. If you are injured, or if anyone involved in the accident is injured, get help immediately.

  2. Call 911 if there are any injuries. If anyone is hurt you need to call 911 and let the dispatcher know there are injuries. They will send out the police and paramedics. The police will help investigate the accident, and the paramedics will evaluate and attend to those who are injured in the accident.

    The Garland Police Department is located here: Garland Police Department

  3. Collect witness information. Witnesses to accidents often stop to help after an accident. Once they realize the police are on the way they often feel like it is fine for them to leave. Get their information before they leave. Get their names, phone numbers, email, or anything else they are willing to give so they can be contacted later in case their statement is needed.

  4. Exchange information with other drivers. Exchange your identification and auto insurance information with the other drivers. Texas law requires everyone to exchange information after an accident regardless of fault. Use your cellphone to take photos of the other driver’s ID and auto liability insurance.

    NOTE: If you are too injured to do this, you need to get a friend or family member to come to the accident scene and do these steps for you.

  5. Take photos of the damage and of the scene of the accident. Use your cellphone to take photos of the damage and points of impact on all the vehicles involved in the accident – even if the vehicles have been moved, get photos of the damage and the areas of vehicles that came in contact with each other.

    In addition to taking photos of the vehicles, take photos of the scene of the accident. Take photos of any debris on the ground and of any skid marks. Take photos of the roadway – in the direction you were traveling, and in the direction where you were coming from. Do the same with the other vehicles – take photos in the direction they were traveling, and take photos in the direction they were coming from.

  6. Cooperate with the police officers investigating the accident. Talk to the police officers when they arrive at the scene. The officers will take each driver’s statement individually away from the hearing of others. When the officer interviews you be sure to give them your statement about what happened. This will help the officer write his police crash report.

    You can contact the Garland Police Department’s police records here: Garland Police Records Unit

  7. Follow the advice of the paramedics. When the paramedics arrive they will attend to anyone that is injured in the accident. If they advise you that you need to go to the emergency room for your injury you need to follow their advice. Paramedics are trained to deal with people injured by trauma in auto accidents. They are trained to look for symptoms that may indicate a serious or even life-threatening injury. It is better to be safe than sorry. Go to the ER if they advise it.

  8. Hospitals in the Garland, Texas area if you need to go to the emergency room. If you decide to drive yourself to the emergency room or have someone you know drive you, these are some of the emergency rooms in and around Garland, Texas:

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The first thing to do to protect your rights is to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you with your car accident and injury claim. Do your research before hiring a personal injury lawyer. You need to speak to the actual attorney regarding your case before deciding. If you are pushed off to a case manager and not allowed to speak to the attorney, then do not go with that attorney’s office. You need to have a conversation with the lawyer who is actually representing you.

  1. Follow up with medical care for your injury. After you have left the scene of the accident if you are still experiencing pain you need to find a medical facility to examine and treat whatever injury you have. If you do not know where to go for treatment or do not know how you will be able to afford treatment, the Law Office of Doug Goyen can help you find a medical facility to see you. We can help you find a medical facility that will accept a letter of protection from our law office that guarantees the medical facility they will be paid once the automobile insurance company releases the funds for your injury claim. This way you can get the treatment you need for your injury.

  2. Get your own estimate on the damage to your vehicle. Do not rely on the insurance adjuster’s estimate alone. Insurance companies write their estimates lower than what it will cost to actually repair your vehicle with the expectation that your body shop will contact them for supplemental payments as they work on repairing your vehicle. The problem arises when there is a dispute with the insurance company about liability. If they will not pay for the damage until liability is resolved, then you may end up needing to file a lawsuit and include your damage to your vehicle in that lawsuit. If you do not have your own estimate, then you will be forced to rely on the insurance company’s low estimate and you will not recover the full value of your damaged vehicle.

    Most body shops will do a free estimate for the repairs of your vehicle after an accident. The following body shops are in the Garland, Texas area and will likely do an estimate for you – they want your business:

    If you need a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired, be sure to use a rental car company that will bill the auto insurance company directly. The following rental car companies are in the Garland, Texas area:

  3. Take good photographs that show the damage to your vehicle. If there is a dispute about the accident, the insurance company may try to claim that the impact was minor and could not have caused any injury. Often they send out their adjusters to take pictures of your vehicle at angles and lighting that hide the damage to your vehicle and use those photos as “proof” of how minor your impact must have been.

    Take your own photos of the damage to your vehicle. Make sure the angle of your photo and the lighting actually shows the damage in the photo. Take photos both at a distance (so the damage can be seen in relation to the entire vehicle) and closer up to get a better view of the damage.

  4. Do not speak to any insurance adjusters before you hire a lawyer. If you have been injured in an auto accident do not speak to the insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster’s job in injury claims is to pay as little as possible on the claim. If they can find a reason to deny your claim they will do so. They will ask questions that are designed to get you to say things that they can use against you. Personal injury lawyers that handle auto accidents recognize these types of questions and understand how to answer them. You do not have the same experience and may say something that causes the insurance company to deny part or all of your claim. Hire a personal injury lawyer to speak to the insurance company on your behalf.

  5. Watch what you post on social media. Assume that the insurance adjuster and the lawyers for the insurance company will see anything that you post on social media. Insurance companies love to capture images and posts on injured people’s social media and use that information against them. If you are injured and you post photos of you going out with friends or family, the insurance company will use those posts against you to say that you must not have been that hurt since you were going out on a regular basis with your friends and family.

Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100 for a free consultation with our Garland car accident lawyer, or contact us on our website contact form. We look forward to speaking with you about your case!

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There is no fee unless you win. The Law Office of Doug Goyen charges a contingency fee on personal injury cases resulting from car accidents. A contingency fee is where we take a percentage of whatever we can recover for your injury case. The better we do for you, the more we are paid. This aligns our interests with your interests in getting a better settlement for your case.

If you need a personal injury lawyer in Garland, Texas call us at 972-599-4100 for a consultation or to schedule an appointment. You may also contact us on our website contact form.


If you or someone you know needs the assistance of a Garland car accident lawyer 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.


The Law Office of Doug Goyen handles personal injury cases throughout the state of 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 negligence or harmful acts of others.

Car Accidents
Car Accidents

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.

Truck Accidents
Truck Accidents

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.

DWI Accidents
DWI Accidents

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.

Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents

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.

Car Accidents
Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are at risk of serious injury if they are hit by a vehicle. We represent bicyclists who have been hit by careless drivers.

Truck Accidents
Dram Shop Cases

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.

DWI Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents

We fight for the rights of motorcyclists who have been hurt by careless drivers. We are fighting for full compensation from the insurance company.

Wrongful Death Accidents
Wrongful Death Accidents

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

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You want a great lawyer who keeps you informed on whats going on speaks with you personally and gets the job done call Doug Goyen. He is excellent & very professional you wont go wrong choosing him!! Thanks again for all your help Mr. Goyen! Socorro V.
Very efficient staff. I am VERY pleased with this firm. Gina W.
Very professional job handling my accident claim. I had some ER bills, and some visits to my ortho after (and various other bills that kept coming in). I was afraid I was going to get stuck owing money, but Doug Goyen took care of the case and had everything paid, including compensating me for the injury. Great lawyer IMO. I felt like my case was taken care of very well. Thx!! Bernard M.
Doug is a great attorney. He took care of my auto accident claim promptly, and answered any questions I had. I also had one of my hospital bills go into collections for non-payment. I was able to contact Doug a year after the accident, and received a copy of the check the hospital claimed they didn’t receive. I highly recommend this guy. David J.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen helped me recovery every bit I was owed on my claim. Very happy I used them. They knew what they were doing, and kept me informed. I felt taken care of the whole way. You wont go wrong using them. Arthur H.
Mr. Goyen helped me take on my own insurance company, the great and mighty Allstate. My prior firm basically dumped me, with a permanent injury because the case didn’t meet their financial guidelines for a settlement. I was a bicycle rider hit by a car driver at an intersection, and Allstate was the company on BOTH SIDES OF THE CLAIM. My own insurance company tried to throw me under the bus to limit their payout! Without Mr. Goyen’s help, I would have been left with NOTHING! I had thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills, unable to receive treatment to correct the issue. He was unafraid and helped me get the best settlement I could … I am tremendously thankful! Pamala M.