Plano Car Accident Lawyer

Even minor car accidents, or fender benders, can result in serious injuries. The smallest cars still weigh thousands of pounds, and the force that a sudden stop can exert on a person’s body is immense. Joint strains, concussions, and broken bones are all common injuries that can throw a person’s entire life into chaos.

On top of physical pain, these injuries can also result in a loss of income, strained familial relationships, or in extreme cases a permanent decline in quality of life. These accidents have a dramatic effect on people’s lives. A Plano car accident lawyer could fight to pursue the responsible parties for appropriate compensation. An experienced injury attorney can help you build a strong case for negligence. En Español.

Plano Collison Laws

The law in Plano, Texas allows people injured in accidents to demand compensation from the at-fault party. In cases involving car accidents, Plano car accident lawyers know that demanding compensation is almost always done through the common law tort of negligence.

A common law tort is a cause of action that allows a plaintiff to file a case in civil court. Common law refers to laws that have been handed down by the courts. Since all courts are required to follow the precedent of previous rulings, certain truisms can be extrapolated about the law from previous decisions. Negligence is a prime example of this.

Defining Negligence in Car Accidents

Plano car accident lawyers know that courts have stated that parties who are responsible for injuries occurring from an accident can be held civilly liable in certain situations. In those situations, there must always be a preexisting duty to care for the plaintiff, and the defendant’s actions need to constitute a breach of this duty that directly caused harm to that plaintiff.

Understanding Duty of Care

All drivers assume a duty of care for everyone else on the road whenever they get behind the wheel. Therefore, the main question in car accident claims is whether this duty was breached. This can be easily proved if the defendant driver violated a traffic law, or by showing that the defendant was distracted while driving. If either or both of these factors can be held up as causes of the collision, a car accident attorney in Plano may be able to make a strong negligence claim.

Statute of Limitations

Another aspect of Texas law that people should be aware of is the statute of limitations. All potential car accident cases are subject to a time limit. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 16.003, all claims alleging personal injury must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. If the case is not filed within these limits, the lawsuit will likely be dismissed.

After experiencing a car accident, the most advisable first steps are to immediately contact the police, obtain medical care, and take pictures of the scene if possible. These few simple steps help to document the event and fulfill obligations to care for the other people in the accident.

Even with these efforts, though, car accidents can be very confusing and stressful for those involved. Qualified car accident attorneys understand these stressors, and may be able to negotiate a financial settlement with insurance companies instead of going to trial. Plano car accident lawyer can help you with the details of your case so that you can focus on your recovery and get your life back to normal again.

The McCraw Law Group TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar

The McCraw Law Group values the importance of educating the next generation of lawyers. To pitch in, we’re happy to have our very own Lin McCraw speak at the Texas Trial Lawyers Association’s Car Wrecks Seminar! To find out more about the event, please click here.

Community Food Drive

The McCraw Law Group values the importance of helping charities in their pursuit of helping those in need. To pitch in, we’re happy to have supported the Community Food Pantry of McKinney! We offered support by hosting a food drive to collect much needed canned fruit for members of the community who are in need. To find out more about the drive, please click here.

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nicole haynes
nicole haynes
05:42 16 Mar 20
I seeked the McCraw law group after a bad experience. As lawyers would do they lied to get the case. After my car was... totaled with my kids inside.my car sat in the pound for a month and a half until I took matters into my own hands. I also was told by Vanessa she had too much work to focus on my case. After we waited to move on the adjusters beat I took matters in my own hands. I was told a certain amount by her supervisor but received less but they received the 10k as in the contact plus’s 300.Also in the process we lost our pip after the settlement was received and they declined to commit to pursue my out of state insurance. I would say run !!!!!! Don’t think twice! They’re horrible! I was asked to handle the hospital bills with care! They’re very nice! You need lawyers to handle your case like you wouldn’t. In my case I handled them. I didn’t receive my complete compensation after my children and I suffered so much hardship and pain. They didn’t care. Horrible beside manors but was extremely nice to the adjusters. RUN!!!!read more
Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a lawyer.read more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
Justin Hansen
Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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