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Dedicated, Aggressive Legal Representation For Victims Of Auto Accidents

Texas has more miles of road than any other state. It should come as no surprise, then, that motor vehicle crashes are among the most common types of accidents resulting in serious or catastrophic injury. If you’ve suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, you have the right to pursue fair compensation from the at-fault driver (and their insurance company).

The legal process can be complicated and stressful, but you don’t have to face it alone. Instead, contact our injury lawyer team at Johnson Reist PLLC in Plano. Our attorneys have over 25 years of combined legal experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury matters. We offer the skill and knowledge you’d expect from a large firm combined with the personalized attention and service that small firms are known for.

Ready To Litigate Any Type Of Motor Vehicle Accident

Our personal injury attorneys are ready to help you seek maximum recovery after any type of auto accident, including:

  • Car wrecks (caused by drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, etc.)
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • 18-wheeler accidents
  • Commercial vehicle crashes
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist injuries
  • Rideshare accidents (Uber and Lyft)
  • Fatal car accidents

In Texas, you have two years from the date of the crash to file a personal injury lawsuit, but you should seek legal help as soon as possible. It doesn’t take long for evidence to disappear and witness memories to fade, elements that are likely crucial to your claim. As you contact us, we set to work investigating the details of your crash and building a case against the at-fault party.

You Still Have Options Even If You Were Partially At Fault

Texas is a “fault” state, meaning that the person who caused the accident is liable for paying the costs associated with it (usually through their insurer). But what happens when both parties share some fault for the crash?

The guiding legal principle in Texas is “modified comparative negligence.” This simply means that you can seek compensation from the other driver so long as your determined level of fault is less than 50% (which necessarily means you were less at-fault than the other driver). Under this system, your total settlement or jury award will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.

What Kinds Of Damages Are You Entitled To?

The costs associated with an automobile accident can be enormous. We can help you seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills and future medical costs
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Household services
  • Permanent disability
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses (wrongful death claims)

The best way to understand the full costs of your accident is to carefully examine all these factors with the help of a knowledgeable injury lawyer.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Legal Options For Free

Johnson Reist PLLC is based in Plano, and we serve personal injury clients throughout Texas. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with attorneys who listen and care, call us at 469-501-ALLY or reach out online.