A glance at dallasopendata.com,a site that agregates police call data for the Dallas area shows several dozen calls per day from traffic accidents in the region. The majority are non-injury accidents but each day,several accidents occur involving injury,some serious and some resulting in death.
As many accidents as are reported,a look at the number of personal injury law firms in the Dallas area seems to be even higher. A Google search for accident lawyers in Dallas yields 120 firms and those are less than half the actual number of firms that routinely advertise for personal injury representation. Thus it can be extremely daunting to know where to even begin when deciding on an accident attorney.
We spent several days weeding through dozens of injury firm listings and narrowed our favorites down to just 3.
Why: As the name implies,they take more car accidents than just general liability cases.Although they have fewer reviews,than the others,in speaking with this firm, we got the sense that this is due to keeping their case volume intentionally low. From what we gathered,this attorney works on fewer cases but which involve serious injuries. We spoke with the principal attorney (Mr. Maedgen) and he was very kind. He laid out some of the options we might have with the hypothetical case we presented but ended with a recommendation for a another attorney who was currently taking less serious cases.
2. Zinda Law Group
Why: For those looking for a larger firm with a state-wide presence,Zinda might be worth looking at. Zinda has 22 attorneys on its team which is the largest team of injury attorneys that we looked at. In some cases,the argument could be made that a larger legal team might have some advantages such as supporting each other on difficult cases. But for the majority of accident case victims,a single attorney works on the case from during the entire lifespan of the case with help from legal staff. That said,firms with larger teams tend to also have more and stronger resources for doing research to develop cases.
Here’s a top review we found from a prior client:
“I HIGHLY recommend Zinda Law Group and Matthew Swanger!After my kids and I were in a car accident,I was spending hours a day on the phone with insurance- fighting to get help with my claim. I finally called Zinda,and I only wish I had done it sooner. Once I met with Matthew,He took over everything. From that point on,all I had to worry about was getting medical treatment. He and his assistant Cooper were so quick and on top of things. I never had to wait for a response from them when I needed help or had questions. They are professional,helpful,and kind. I can’t even put into words the stress they took off of my family and me during a very challenging time. I will forever recommend them!”
Why: Friendly staff,friendly attorneys. The attorney we spoke with (Mr. Strong) brought a more youthful enthusiasm to the conversation than any others we had chatted with. He had a very ‘can do’ demeanor. As it turns out,Mr. Strong is currently on the Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list of notable injury attorneys and The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” list. The Barber Law Firm also has convenient locations throughout Dallas and Fort Worth.
Here’s a stellar review we found from a prior client:
“I used the Barber Law Firm to help fight against multiple insurance companies,and they were incredible. A driver cut across three lanes of traffic which caused three cars to be totaled. The driver who caused the wreck made wild accusations like I was speeding,and that I fled the scene. The insurance companies were more than willing to deny liability,and try to put me at fault,despite the absurdity of his claims. The Barber Law Firm’s staff were kind and professional. They represented me for my injuries,and even the property damage. Andrew,Michele,and Kimberly really helped through the entire process,and really knew what they were doing. If I ever am in a car wreck again I will definitely be giving them a call. I was able to get medical treatment and a new vehicle. I am very grateful for all of their hard work and help. So many people are taken advantage of by insurance companies,don’t risk it call the Barber Law Firm.”