Rachel Hatten Adams

Rachel Hatten Adams

Attorney

Education

  • SMU Dedman School of Law – Cum Laude
  • University of Texas, Austin - with Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2021

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)

Rachel Hatten Adams - Personal Injury, Truck Wreck and Car Accident Lawyer in Dallas, Texas

Rachel is a native Texan and proud graduate of Rockwall High School. Raised in a family of Longhorns, she attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received her B.A. in English and graduated with honors. After graduation Rachel moved back to Dallas and worked for Witherite Law Group until she began law school.

Rachel graduated Cum Laude from SMU Dedman School of Law. While in law school, she was an extern for the Honorable Judge Renee H. Toliver of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review.

Rachel always knew she wanted to be a personal injury trial attorney and during law school took every opportunity to sharpen her skills. She competed for SMU in mock trial competitions throughout the country and was a regional finalist in the 2014 National Trial Competition. The SMU Board of Advocates recognized Rachel as a Master Advocate during her second and third years.

Rachel is passionate about whatever she does and wanted to work for a firm who advocated just as passionately for its clients. Based on her time with Witherite Law Group before law school, she knew she would find that dedication here. Since rejoining Witherite Law Group, Rachel has tried and won numerous cases and is a zealous advocate for her clients.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and their rambunctious dog, Walter.

Top Settlements and Verdicts

$337,759.42
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Runs Red Light Hitting Car in Intersection

Client was traveling down the road when he entered the intersection on a green light. Defendant ran a red light and collided with client. Client had to care-flighted to the hospital.

$269,784.81
Total Amount to Client
Truck with Trailer Crashes into Shuttle Bus After Failing to Stop at Stop Sign

Client was a passenger in Employers Shuttle Bus. Defendant traveling on the Service Road of I-20, failed to yield the right of way by disregarding their stop sign, and turning left causing the collision. Defendant trailer struck Shuttle Bus causing front left tire blow out, headlight bust, and front fender damages.

$258,093.26
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Fails to Stop at Stoplight

Client was traveling over the bridge after she got a green light and was passing through the second green light when the defendant in an 18-wheeler failed to yield right-of-way. Client ran into front, right side of the 18-wheeler.

$217,326.73
Total Amount to Client
Rear-Ended By Driver Who Failed to Control Speed

Client was stopped at a red light in the middle lane, as they proceeded through a green light a vehicle slowed to turn left causing our client to slow. Defendant failed to control their speed and rear-ended the client's vehicle.

$180,419.07
Total Amount to Client
Driver Fails to Control Speed and Stay in Lane

Client was stopped on the service road with her hazards on when defendant failed to control his speed and stay in his lane and rear-ended client.

$152,804.08
Total Amount to Client
Unlicensed 18-Wheeler Driver Destroys Key Evidence After Hitting and Permanently Injuring Client

Our client was traveling on I-20 when an unlicensed driver in an 18-wheeler made an unsafe lane change into our client’s lane. The force of the crash sent our client spinning into the median and guardrail. The crash left our client with permanent lower back injuries that required multiple injections and rhizotomies. During litigation, it was discovered that not only was the driver of the 18-wheeler unlicensed, but also that key evidence had been destroyed shortly after the collision.

$122,262.58
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Fails to Control Speed in Traffic Rear-Ending Car

Client was traveling on interstate when there was an accident ahead of him that caused traffic to slow. After he came to a complete stop, the defendant failed to control their speed and rear ended client's vehicle.

$111,167.33
Total Amount to Client
Crash in Mall Parking Lot Leads to Permanent Injuries Requiring Various Medical Procedures, Including Surgery

The defendant and our client were traveling in perpendicular lanes in the Stonebriar Centre parking lot.  The defendant failed to yield the right of way when she made an unsafe left turn, pulling out directly in front of our client and causing our client to hit the defendant head-on.  Our client sustained permanent injuries to her neck and lower back, which required multiple injections and a rhizotomy. Ultimately, Client will need surgery to fully recover.  

$104,753.47
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Fails to Stay in Lane Causing 3-Car Collision

Client was traveling on interstate when defendant traveling the same direction crossed over the lane causing a 3-car collision. Client suffered neck and lower back pain.

$91,707.63
Total Amount to Client
Car Fails to Yield and Spins Client's Car

Client was traveling in the right lane when the defendant failed to yield right of way turning into the rear of the client's car causing her to lose control and spin around facing the opposite way.

$91,232.34
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Makes Sharp Left Turn

18-wheeler makes a sharp left turn into client's lane hitting his vehicle.

$77,850.70
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Fails to Control Speed Causing Multi-Car Incident

Client was a passenger in the car and was about to exit off the tollway, when the client's car slowed down due to traffic. The defendant behind our client failed to control speed and rear-ended her and caused the driver of our client's vehcile to rear-end the vehicle in front of him. The defendant was then rear-ended by two other cars that never touched our client. Our client only felt one impact. Client injured her back.

$71,843.38
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Crosses Over Into Other Lane

Client was sitting at the light to take a left to get on the interstate when the defendant was in the lane to go straight. Defendant driving an 18-wheeler crossed over into client's lane and rear-ended our client.

$55,292.00
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Fails to Yield at an Intersection

Client was traveling and came to an intersection with a lot of traffic. Defendant was making a left turn, client had right-of-way and defendant still turned and hit client on driver rear.

$54,458.13
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Makes Left-Hand Turn Causing a T-Bone

Client was traveling through the intersection when defendant made a left turn into client causing a T-bone collision. Client suffered a back injury.

$47,680.92
Total Amount to Client
Truck Loses Unsecured Furniture in Front of Driver

Client was merging on interstate when defendant traveling on the interstate lost the unsecured furniture that he was carrying in his truck. Client tried to avoid and still collided with furniture.

$45,326.00
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Attempts a Right Turn from Middle Lane Crashing into Car

Client was driving on interstate in the far right lane and came to a complete stop for a red light. Defendant traveling in the middle lane, proceeded to make a right turn from the middle lane, striking client's vehicle. Plaintiff airbags deployed and also had to be cut out of vehicle.

$43,159.67
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Changes Lanes and Causes Uber Driver to Crash

Client was a passenger in an Uber, when defendant attempted to change lanes causing client's Uber driver to rear-end defendant. Client suffered a head injury as a result of the accident.

$39,417.31
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Fails to Control Speed on Insterstate and Rear-Ends Car

Client was traveling on interstate when defendant failed to control speed and rear-ended client. Client suffered a back and hand injury as a result.

$27,068.35
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Fails to Yield Right-Of-Way Hitting Other Driver

Client was passing through a green light when the defendant failed to yield the right-of-way turning left into the client's vehicle.

$12,966.96
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle U-Turns into Front of Car

Client was headed when defendant was passing a Walmart the defendant made a U-turn into the client's lane hitting the front driver's side of the client vehicle.

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