Sealy Auto Accident Attorney
In 2018, there were approximately 6,734,000 car accidents in the U.S., 1,894,000 of which, resulted in a physical injury. These statistics are undoubtedly alarming to anyone who spends a significant amount of time on the road, as car accident injuries are often severe and could even prove to be life threatening. Fortunately, it is possible to hold a negligent driver or other at-fault party accountable for causing a collision in Texas, so if you or a loved one were recently involved in a car crash and you have questions about your own recovery options, you should contact an experienced Sealy auto accident attorney who can evaluate your case and advise you accordingly.
Fault-Based Auto Accident Liability
In Texas, liability for car accidents is assessed based on fault. This means that unlike in other states, where injured drivers must go through their own insurers after a collision, regardless of who was at fault for the crash, Texas motorists can seek compensation from negligent drivers, either through their insurers or the court system. The only exception to this rule applies in cases where the injured driver is deemed to be more than 50 percent at fault for the crash. In these situations, the injured party will be barred from recovery.
Otherwise, an accident victim can expect his or her monetary award to be reduced in proportion to that individual’s degree of fault in causing the crash. If, for instance, the other driver is found to be 100 percent at fault for the accident, the injured party can recover 100 percent of his or her losses. If, on the other hand, an injured driver is deemed to be ten percent at fault for causing a crash, his or her monetary judgment will be reduced by that amount.
Filing a Claim
Because Texas takes a fault based approach to liability for car accidents, injured parties whose collisions were the result of someone else’s negligence can seek compensation from that individual or entity. This could include everyone from a reckless driver or negligent vehicle part manufacturer to a careless government agency or a third party contractor. Those who file claims against these types of negligent individuals and entities could be entitled to compensation for all of their losses, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, permanent disability, pain and suffering, and in particularly tragic cases, wrongful death. To learn more about what is required to file your own car accident claim in Texas, whether with an insurer or the courts, please call our office today.
Get in Touch with a Dedicated Sealy Auto Accident Lawyer Today
If you were recently involved in a car crash, you could be entitled to compensation for your accident-related losses. Please call The West Law Office, PLLC at 281-347-3247 to learn more about your legal options from an experienced Sealy auto accident attorney. You can also schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team by filling out one of our online forms with your case details.