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Did you know 239,539 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in Texas last year? According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there was one reported crash every 57 seconds, and one person was injured every two minutes and 12 seconds on Texas roadways.

These statistics include accidents involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Our Dallas auto accident attorney understands the impact that an automotive crash can have on your life and your loved ones. You may feel overwhelmed, anxious, and alone, all of which can negatively impact your home, work, and social life.

Our team of experienced automotive accident attorneys at The Button Law Firm is ready to advocate for you and your family after an accident. We can help you seek compensation for your injuries anywhere in Texas and keep you moving forward. Give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here.

What to Do If You’ve Been in a Wreck

If you are in a car wreck, follow these simple steps:

  1. Pull over to a safe spot
  2. Call 911
  3. Request medical attention
  4. Gather information from the other driver
  5. Take photos and videos of the entire crash site
  6. Call our team of knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys at 214-699-4409 , who can fight for you and navigate the complicated insurance and legal processes.

You can download this free guide from our team to learn more about what you should do in the event of a car accident.

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Injured in an Auto Accident? Let The Button Law Firm Help You

With a growing population, Texas roads and highways are serving more cars, trucks, and motorcycles than ever before. This correlates to an increase in automotive accidents. In fact, approximately 19,448 people sustained a serious injury in 2021, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Our team at The Button Law Firm has represented people and families across Texas who were injured in auto accidents since our firm first opened. With attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are dedicated to doing everything we can to keep you moving forward. We know that life doesn’t just stop when something bad happens. Let us handle some of the stress that you are facing so that you can focus on healing.

Types of Car and Truck Accident Cases That We Handle

You're hurt. Your family is worried. Your car needs to get fixed. You have to miss work. There is so much going on. We can help you. At The Button Law Firm, we specialize in a variety of crashes, and we have gone to trial and successfully secured settlements for our clients in the following situations:

Common Causes of Texas Truck Accidents

At the Button Law Firm, we represent injured victims of truck crashes when a trucking company resists paying a settlement, but we also fight to compel that trucker or trucking company to make changes to ensure that another person is not harmed. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), when a truck crash occurs, it is often caused by one of the following contributing factors:

  • Driver fatigue. Drivers are required by federal law to limit the number of hours they drive in one stretch. However, many drivers ignore these rules and enter false information in the required hours-of-service logs. When a fatigued driver is behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, he is putting many lives at risk. In many cases, the driver’s employer has forced him to exceed hours-of-service limits and therefore shares the blame for a resulting accident.
  • Driver distraction. Long-distance truckers face many challenges, including boredom, loneliness, navigation problems, and logging requirements. Unfortunately, they often cope with these challenges by multi-tasking behind the wheel. Using a smartphone to have a video chat with a friend may help pass the time, but it also takes the driver’s attention off the road. Setting and following a navigation system is also distracting and can lead to an accident, as can logging hours and miles in a paper or electronic logbook. When a driver is in control of a 40-ton semi-truck, he should be fully focused on the task of driving.
  • Impaired drivers. While illegal drugs and alcohol account for some of the truck accidents that occur each year, more drivers are impaired by prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. When a trucker is pressured to deliver a load despite being sick, he may take medicines that cause drowsiness and inattention. Other drivers may abuse over-the-counter drugs in an attempt to stay awake. Mandatory drug testing following an accident can determine the cause of impairment, and an experienced attorney will make sure those tests are conducted.
  • Unqualified drivers. We are facing a major shortage of truck drivers across the U.S. right now. This can lead to trucking companies hiring drivers with poor driving records, a history of drug or alcohol abuse, or who are in poor health. While this is against federal law, it still happens, especially when companies are desperate to move freight. If the driver who caused your accident was not qualified to drive a truck, his employer might be partially to blame.
  • Poorly maintained trucks. Bad brakes and poor tires are the leading causes of vehicle failure accidents. When a driver fails to conduct mandatory inspections of his rig or trucking companies don’t follow up with routine maintenance, they send dangerous vehicles out on the roads. In these accidents, both the driver and the trucking company could be to blame.

Filing a Car or Truck Accident Claim in Texas

At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while we focus on advocating and fighting for you. If you were hurt in a serious automobile accident, you may be eligible for compensation to cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages from missing work while seeking medical treatment and healing
  • Future expenses to manage injuries

Sadly, 4,489 people died in Texas motor vehicle accidents in 2021, up 15.22% from 2020, according to a report from the Texas Department of Transportation. And that dangerous trend continues. If the unspeakable happens to your family, our attorneys will fight to help your family get justice and compensation to cover:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses incurred prior to a family member passing away
  • Other unexpected costly fees

We are ready to advocate for you and your family after an accident. We can help you seek compensation for your injuries and keep you moving forward. With attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here.

Time Limits to File a Texas Car or Truck Accident Claim

The maximum time limit to file a claim or lawsuit is called a statute of limitations. Whether you need to file a claim with your insurance company or file a lawsuit, the time limit for filing a lawsuit is two years in Texas. (There are a few exceptions, but a safe measure of the time limit is two years from the wreck date.)

It’s important to understand the statute of limitations, so you don’t miss a deadline. If you cannot resolve your claim on your own with the insurance company, reach out to our expert Texas car and truck wreck lawyers.

Note: You do not want to wait until the day before the deadline to contact our team of lawyers—we have had to turn down cases when people call us the day before the statute of limitations ends.

We are here to help you make the best decision for you, your case, and your family. That is why we have created many free car and truck wreck resources that cover everything from handling your own claim to choosing the right lawyer for your case.

We Can Help You Deal with Insurance Companies After an Auto Accident

Dealing with an insurance company after an accident can be tricky, as there are many different insurance companies and policies, including uninsured motorist coverage. Even if the driver who hit you does not have insurance, your own insurance company should offer you some protection against medical bills, car repairs, and more. That is why you pay them! Insurance companies are not always looking out for your best interest, no matter how nice they may seem on the phone. In fact, you can check out these seven tips to prevent insurance companies from robbing you blind compiled by our team based on common defense tactics that we’ve seen insurance companies use.

Having our experienced team on your side will make all the difference—we have handled cases against all the big insurance companies. Our expert car accident attorneys in Texas will advocate on your behalf to help you be successful and avoid all of the normal trappings that could get in the way of your recovery and path to reclaiming your life. If you're having issues with your insurance company, we can help! Give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here.

Car and Truck Accident Client Success Stories

Our lawyers at The Button Law Firm are passionate about protecting people in Texas, like you, from being victimized after a car or truck accident. Here are just a few real-life ways we have helped our clients and their families move forward after a serious accident:

  1. Settlement Achieved After Distracted Commercial Vehicle Driver Slams into Pickup Truck
  2. Family Gets Closure After Losing Four Family Members in Head-on Collision Due to Negligent Truck Driver
  3. Injured Client Gets Justice After Car Wreck
  4. Attorneys Help Client Injured in a Major Car Wreck Caused by a Distracted Driver
  5. Auto Accident Law Firm Helps a Local Teacher After a Head-on Car Crash

Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form to get started.     

Frequently Asked Questions About Helping You with a Car or Truck Accident Claim

Is there a time limit to file a claim?

People who have been injured or had a loved one killed in an auto accident have two years to file a claim. There are some exceptions to this time limit, so contact our team of experts today at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form, and we can determine how the legal statutes impact your case.

How much does it cost to file a claim?

At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, you can focus on healing from your injuries while we focus on advocating and fighting for you. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form to get started.     

Who do you represent?

We advocate for adults and children in Texas who have been hurt in an auto accident, as well as family members whose loved one has passed away because of a car accident. With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to help you and your family anywhere in the Lone Star State. 

How can I file a claim?

Simply contact our team by calling 214-699-4409 or filling out a contact form, and we can determine the best way to help you. 

Why should I work with The Button Law Firm?

We are dedicated to defending adults and children harmed in a car accident. Our team is ready to listen to you, advocate for you, and help you hold negligent drivers accountable. See what our past clients say about working with us to handle their legal matters.

Contact Our Dallas Auto Accident Lawyers Today Russell Button car accident attorney

The Button Law Firm team has represented auto accident victims in Texas since the day we first began. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to keep you moving forward. We know that life doesn’t just stop when something bad happens. Let us handle some of the stress that you are facing.

We know how difficult getting through this can be. That’s why our experienced team wants to help guide you – as we have helped guide many of our clients within Midland, Houston, Dallas, and the surrounding areas. You can give us a call at (214) 699-4409 or email us at [email protected] You can contact us online to schedule a free consultation by filling out the form below or by chatting with a member of our team.

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