Top 3 Accident Law Firms in Dallas (Out of Hundreds)Top 3 Accident Law Firms in Dallas (Out of Hundreds)

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.

1. Ward Maedgen Accident Attorneys

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!”

3. The Barber Law firm

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.”

Dash Cam Roundup by Dallas Law Firm StaffDash Cam Roundup by Dallas Law Firm Staff

Dash cams are not entirely new. In fact,they have been around for about 40 years. Law enforcement officers began using them in the early 80s to capture video evidence while out in their patrol cars.

Since then,the dashboard camera has grown steadily in popularity and the last decade has seen sales enjoy a huge boost for various reasons. According toGrand View Research,the global dash cam market was valued at USD 2.8 billion in 2019 with over 36 million units being sold.

What are dash cams and what do they do?

Dash cams are digital video recorders that are mounted inside a car’s windshield and their purpose is to record visual and audio footage from the front,and sometimes the back of the car.

As a driver,if you are involved in a collision that wasn’t your fault,it can be extremely difficult to exonerate yourself from blame,so many vehicle users have taken to installing dash cams as a precautionary measure. As we all know,insurance claims can mean big increases to premiums,which is even more frustrating when you know that you’re completely innocent.

And this is the biggest reason that the staff atThe Barber Law Firm have become more and more interested in this tech trend and have put together this list of 5 dash cams that you might consider using to defend your rights after an accident. To highlight the reality of this,take a look at this recent recording from a Dallas driver’s read dash cam:

The driver in the video above did not have a front plate,but after passing,the front dash cam was able to capture a picture of the rear plate. Regardless,the video evidence was enough to keep the driver from getting away with the hit and run.

According to The Barber Law Firm,attorneys typically have a much easier time and can even get to settlement faster when a case has a dash cam video behind it. While these cameras generally provide evidence of accidents that occur on the road,they can also have some other unexpected benefits:

  • Insurance companies use the dash cam recordings to resolve accident disputes in the case of both parties denying responsibility.
  • Prevention against fraud when somebody tries to claim for injury and the driver denies the event ever occurred.
  • Aggressive and antisocial behavior from other road users caught on camera can be passed on to the police.
  • Parents of young drivers can remotely view how their children are driving to give them peace of mind.
  • Dash cams in commercial fleets use GPS to track a driver’s whereabouts.
  • Stolen vehicles can be located thanks to the dashboard camera images being uploaded to the cloud.

In-car cameras come with various features and the price tags fluctuate vastly,so it’s not always easy to know which one to choose. Let’s take a look at 5 of the best dash cams available for 2020.

Nextbase,622GW

Seen as one of the most advanced cams available on the market,but it comes at a price.

The Nextbase 622GW provides excellent 4K video quality with a 140-degree viewing angle,GPS tracking,and MicroSD card slot.

Techradar gives this model a 5-star review saying that it had “built-in polarizing filter,image stabilization,4K video resolution,and excellent Night Vision.” However,it was also noted that the unit is quite bulky,the mobile app is quite frustrating,and that the rear camera requires wiring.

Most of the expert reviews rate the 622G between 4 and 5 stars,and it is available to buy for around $400.

Garmin,Dash Cam 66W

Plenty of features and a solid manufacturer reputation makes this cam a great choice for a first-timer.

It boasts 1440p video quality,a huge 180-degree capture angle,GPS tracking,and a compact design.

Best Buy,at the time of writing,presents 4.5 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews for the 66W,and trusted industry review sites are of the same opinion. Most users said that it provided excellent footage for the price point,but others mentioned that glare was an issue as the unit doesn’t come with a filter as standard.

Prices are around $250.

Kenwood DRV-830

Full HD recording,144-degree viewing angle,GPS tracker,and both internal and external storage options for a very reasonable price.

Kenwood has a fantastic reputation as a tech producer and it seems that their dash cams live up to expectation. They’ve added everything you need and more into the user experience,but this seems to have led to the menu screens being quite difficult to navigate. Sometimes less is more as they say.

Trusted Reviews gave a 4-star rating and said that the DRV-830 is “A feature-packed and well-priced dash cam but video quality could be better.”

Price: $100.

Thinkware,TW-F770

180p full HD video,140-degree angle,GPS tracking,and both internal/external storage included.

The unit is slightly different from other cams as it doesn’t feature any external display. Everything is controlled via your mobile which makes configuration nice and simple. Unfortunately,the buttons on the unit that you need to push to connect the device seem to be quite fiddly.

PC World stated that “It’s one of the most advanced models we’ve seen (and it’s also one of the more expensive ones).”

The TW-F770 is available for around $300.

BlackVue,DR900S-2CH

For some of the best video quality available from any dash cam on the market today,you will want to take a look at the DR900S-2CH.

It features 4K Ultra HD image quality,162-degree angle,GPS tracking,speed data,and fast image transfers.

The Dashcam Store reviewed the product and concluded that “We have to wonder if this is the best possible discreet dual lens dash cam on the market today.”

Techradar noted that it was “irritating to install” and some amazon buyers have mentioned manufacturing issues that were causing some problems in the past.

The BlackVue DR900S-2CH costs around $400.

There are many makes and models to choose from,and the range of features,picture quality,functionality,and price will all play a determining role when shopping for a dashboard camera. Yes,the range is vast,but with a little research,you can easily find the one that fits your needs.

This contribution was supplied by staff atThe Barber Law Firm,a top Dallas personal injury firm that helps accident victims every day.