Rockwall was originally inhabited by the Caddo Indians. It was first inhabited by immigrant settlers in 1851. While digging wells, the early settlers found numerous large underground rock walls in the area which seemed to have been man-made. However, scientists believe these underground rock walls were natural formations. When the town was established on April 17, 1854, a settler named the city after these rock walls.
Although Rockwall County may be in the smallest county in Texas, the city of Rockwall has plenty to offer its inhabitants and visitors. Between two golf courses, the beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard, and boutique shops in Downtown Rockwall, this city has much to offer.
However, as idyllic as it sounds, accidents in Rockwall are as likely as in Dallas. There are a fair share of car accidents that lead to dispute, confusion, injury, and even death. If you have been injured by another party’s negligence, contact our law office serving the Rockwall community today for a free case review.
When there is a severe car accident with repercussions, the Rockwall car accident lawyers at Reyes Browne Reilley are at the ready. We step in to give victims and their families peace of mind. Dealing with medical expenses and treatment puts a tremendous strain on your mental wellbeing, and we step in to take the legal matters off your hands. While you focus on recovery, we will do the hard work to bring negligent parties to justice on your behalf.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there are nearly 5.5 million accidents involving a vehicle per year. Of those, there are close to three million injuries and 40,000 deaths. Accidents involving trucks result in an average 5,000 fatalities a year and 60,000 injuries.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, every year over 30 million people are treated for injuries. Somewhere in the vicinity of two million of those require hospitalization. Around 162,000 die of their injury.
Every single day without fail, someone somewhere is going to become the victim of an accident. Anyone could be injured by a distracted driver, an overworked trucker, drunk drivers or people driving under the influence, and many more hazardous possibilities.
Someone is going to suffer a fractured skull, spinal cord damage, amputations, burns, or even death. When it happens, big insurance companies and defense attorneys will get to work immediately, building a case that minimizes their guilty client’s responsibility.
The law affords protections to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians who are injured by negligent drivers. Any person who suffers personal injuries or property damage is eligible to bring a civil claim against an at-fault driver in Texas, even if they are partially responsible for the accident.
Texas has adopted comparative negligence laws that allows a plaintiff to recover damages in these cases. Drivers who violate traffic rules and vehicle codes can be found at fault.
Some examples of traffic violations are:
- texting while driving
- making an illegal U-turn
- running a traffic light
- illegal passing
- excessive speed
- many others
However, thorough and timely investigations are necessary to preserve evidence, identify liable parties, and build a persuasive claim for compensation. At Reyes Browne Reilley, we send our investigators to the scene of the car accident right away. We know that conditions can change quickly – skid marks may fade, road hazards are cleaned up, and other crucial markers can be lost. Our legal staff will track down witnesses to the accident and enlist the knowledge industry experts to prove what really happened.
Working with an accomplished Rockwall car accident lawyer can increase the odds of a favorable outcome. The Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, so we don’t get paid unless you do. Your case deserves the highest-rated law firm in North Texas. Call (214) 526-7900 now for a free case review.
At Reyes Browne Reilley, we make sure the accountable party takes full responsibility for the harm they have caused our clients. Get started on the road to recovery today.