Car Accident Attorneys in Plano
Providing Honest & Reliable Legal Counsel Since 2000
While driving along Parker Road, on Independence Parkway, on the Dallas
North Tollway (DNT), or around Plano, in the blink of an eye, you may
be involved in a collision, and a car accident can turn your life upside down.
A car accident can have a profound impact on your physical, emotional,
and financial health. Physically, an individual may suffer from injuries
that range from minor cuts and bruises to severe conditions like broken
bones, spinal injuries, or traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can
lead to long-term or even permanent disability, affecting the person's
ability to work or perform daily activities.
Beyond the physical toll, car accidents often result in significant emotional
distress. Victims may experience post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety,
depression, or fear of driving. The financial burden from medical bills
and property damage can further exacerbate this stress.
Because of the impact an accident has on your life, you may consider pursuing
a claim. MAS Law can be your ally in handling negotiations or litigations
to obtain the compensation you need to move forward. From minor collisions
to major accidents, our
attorneys have offered steadfast support to countless individuals, working tirelessly
to navigate the often-confusing world of car accident law.
Contact our Plano car accident lawyers by calling (972) 460-9339. We offer
services in a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish, Hindu,
Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, and Punjabi.
Damages Available in a Plano Car Accident Claim
If you've been involved in a car accident in Texas, you may be entitled
to claim damages for your losses. These damages are typically categorized
into three types: economic damages, non-economic damages, and, in some
cases, punitive damages.
Economic damages are intended to compensate for quantifiable financial
losses incurred as a result of the accident.
This can include:
- Medical expenses. These include costs for immediate medical care, ongoing
treatment, rehabilitation, and any future medical expenses related to
- Lost wages. If you're unable to work due to injuries, you can claim lost
wages. This also includes reduced earning capacity if your ability to
earn has been impacted long-term.
- Property damage. This covers the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle
and any other property damaged in the accident.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are related to subjective, non-monetary
losses, such as:
Pain and suffering. This compensates for the physical pain and discomfort endured as a result
of the accident.
Loss of enjoyment of life. If your quality of life has diminished due to the accident – say,
you're unable to participate in activities you once enjoyed – you
may be compensated for this loss.
Emotional distress. Victims often experience psychological impacts such as anxiety, depression,
or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These fall under emotional distress.
In extreme cases where the defendant's conduct was grossly negligent or
intentional, punitive damages may be awarded. These are not meant to compensate
the victim but rather to punish the offender and deter similar behavior
in the future.
Are Non-Economic Damages Capped in Texas?
Your non-economic damages will not be capped in a Texas car accident claim.
Non-economic damages are typically capped in cases involving medical malpractice
or claims made against government entities.
Does Texas Have Comparative Fault Laws?
Yes, Texas also follows a "modified comparative negligence" rule,
where your compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault if
you're found partially at fault for the accident. For instance, if you
are involved in a collision and are found to have been fiddling with your
radio and speeding, you may be considered partially at fault for the accident.
The court then assigns you 25% of the fault for the accident, so of the
$100,000 settlement, you only receive $75,000.
Representing Clients in Plano & Beyond
MAS Law can be your partner in the fight to obtain compensation after suffering
injuries in a car accident. We pride ourselves on our client-focused approach,
which involves clear communication, transparency, and understanding your
While we cannot make promises or guarantees about case outcomes, we are
dedicated to putting our extensive knowledge and skills to work for you
and working toward the best possible case outcome. Our aim is to provide
the guidance you need to make informed decisions and to help you understand
your rights and options after a car accident.
Reach out to our firm online or via phone at (972) 460-9339 to get started
on your case today.