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VEHICLE ACCIDENTS FAQs

I was seriously injured by a drunk driver, but the driver was only 16 years old. I feel someone should be held responsible for my injuries, but I can’t really sue a child. What can I do?

When a drunk driver is a minor, if he or she was served alcohol in a bar or restaurant prior to causing the accident, that establishment may be held liable. A teenager shouldn’t have been given access to alcohol in the first place – and thus under “dram shop” laws, you would file suit against the business responsible for providing the alcohol, and not actually against the teenager.

I was injured as the result of an accident involving a traffic construction site. I’ve been told I should have been driving more slowly through a work site, but there were no signs advising me to slow down. Do I have a case?

The company responsible for the road construction project or site should have posted signs alerting you to the need for reduced speed. If there were no signs or other indications that you could have reasonably interpreted as a reason to reduce speed, and you had an accident because of construction conditions you were not aware of, you may have a personal injury case. An experienced attorney can discuss your case and advise you in greater detail.

My uncle was riding a motorcycle and the driver of another vehicle swerved into him, killing him. Can his family sue, or was he responsible for making himself more visible to the driver?

A motorcyclist has the same right to share the road as the driver of any vehicle. Certainly, anyone operating a motorcycle should take all possible measures to remain visible – but he is not legally responsible for the alertness of other drivers. Consult with an attorney for a more thorough review of your case.

If I’m involved in a vehicle accident, do I really need to seek medical attention if I don’t have major injuries?

Anyone involved in a vehicle accident would be well-advised to seek medical attention. Many injuries that result from vehicle accidents aren’t immediately apparent, and shock and adrenaline can blur pain symptoms. It’s important to obtain medical care right away so that if you do incur a serious injury as a result of your accident, you have documentation of those injuries.

Why shouldn’t I sign anything from the other driver’s insurance company if they are offering to compensate me for my injuries?

The reason you should never sign any documents from the other driver’s insurance company without first speaking with a lawyer is that the insurance company wants to minimize the amount it pays to you. A release you must sign as part of the settlement will prevent you from pursuing further legal action. Since many injuries may be more complicated and require additional treatment such as physical therapy or even surgery, you don’t want to get locked into a compensation amount until you know the extent of your condition.

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Marye Law has more than 20 years of experience in personal injury law in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Texas. We have represented a number of clients and helped them secure the compensation they deserved due to their accidents, and many have spoken about our integrity and personal approach. If you have been involved in an accident and are in need of legal representation, call us today at 214-987-8240 or fill out our FREE case review form.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I got hurt on a cotton gin when the rollers on the condenser unit caught my arm and pulled me into the machine. My arm was smashed up to my elbow. I lost muscle and all my nerves and still have pain to this day. A local Lubbock lawyer dropped my case because my employer didn’t have workmen’s comp. I called Eric Marye and he worked on my case for about two years. We got real close to trial and at the second settlement meeting, my case settled for one and a half million dollars (Client received $900,000). He got my medical bills paid and I am getting a check every month from the insurance company for the rest of my life. I am definitely happy with the job Mr. Marye did for me and my family and would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney for a serious injury.

Jerry Alvarado

I hit an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign on a highway in Louisiana. A local lawyer told me that he could get me $600,000 for my case if I was lucky. I had brain surgery and I couldn’t raise my arm. After hiring Eric Marye, he got me to a good doctor that told me I had a torn rotator cuff and operated on my shoulder. He also sent me to a doctor for my brain injury and a psychiatrist. He settled my case for almost two million dollars! (Client received $1,266,666.67.) I am getting a check each month for the rest of my life.

Lusty Harris

Eric, I thank u for everything u have done for me and my family. Thank u for caring so much for Jacob when u hadn’t even met him. U believed in all of us. Only God can put that kind of faith, hope, and heart-felt feelings in a good person like yourself. Your a dam good lawyer and a wonderful friend.

Emily Garcia

Eric and his staff did the most wonderful job helping me get a start in life after my work accident. I got shocked at work from a broken electric stove. My employer did not want to back me up so I hired Eric through my daughter, and he got a lot of experts and we went to trial on my case and won. We got everything we asked for and I ended up with a lot more money than I thought I could get, especially now that I am retired. If anyone needs a super lawyer, hire him because he is the best. Thanks again Eric.

Carolyn Moreno

When my wife was killed by an eighteen-wheeler, my family and I hired Eric Marye. Eric did a great job on the case. Not only was he a great lawyer, but he also became a friend. If you need a lawyer for an eighteen-wheeler accident, hire Eric.

Milton Jensen

Initially, I couldn’t find a lawyer willing to take my case. I was in a one-car accident on the job and had a head injury so I couldn’t remember what happened. Eric Marye found two witnesses and sued my company. The settlement was confidential, but I am very happy with what Eric did for me. My life would be much different if I hadn’t hired Eric Marye’s firm.

Robby Thomas

I hit an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign on a highway in Louisiana. A local lawyer told me that he could get me $600,000 for my case if I was lucky. I had brain surgery and I couldn’t raise my arm. After hiring Eric Marye, he got me to a good doctor that told me I had a torn rotator cuff and operated on my shoulder. He also sent me to a doctor for my brain injury and a psychiatrist. He settled my case for almost two million dollars! (Client received $1,266,666.67.) I am getting a check each month for the rest of my life.

Lusty Harris