The value of your car wreck case (personal injury) is dependent on the extent of your injuries…AND, NEGLIGENCE (FAILING TO FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD)
When you’ve been in a seriously injured in a car crash, you have to show that the other driver was more at fault than you in causing the crash and, that the injuries you suffered are related to the crash. In order to determine if you have a GOOD CASE against the other driver, you need to establish that the other driver was Negligent and failed to follow the rules of the road.
A Texas Car Wreck Lawyer Can Help!
Determining negligence is a task that falls on your lawyer but, in addition to relying on our experience with previous cases, your lawyer going to be relying on your recollection, witness statements, crash reports, photographs and any other information available. Sometimes, if the information available is not enough to conclude that the other driver was negligent but, it is your strong belief that the other driver was at fault, a lawsuit will have to be filed to help establish liability. Therefore, it is important to understand how a crash victim can prove that the injuries resulted from the other driver’s negligence but, you want to make sure you consult with a work injury lawyer to determine if the can also be supported by the law of negligence. Call Sandoval Law Firm at (346) 347-7777 and put us to work for you
Negligence in a Car Wreck Case
Texas Drivers have a duty to follow the rules of the road. If they fail to exercise ordinary care in their driving, that driver’s negligence could be established. This can be shown in a variety of ways. For example, that driver could have failed to keep a proper lookout; failed to control their speed; failed to yield the right of way; failed to drive at a reasonable rate of speed or; failed to maintain control of the vehicle they were driving.
If the other driver has failed to exercise ordinary care in their operation of his/her vehicle, they could be found to have breached the duty they owe to the general public on the roadways.
If the other driver has breached their duty to exercise ordinary care in driving, the next step is to connect the injuries and damages to the specific injury causing car crash. If your injuries can be attributed to the incident, this may be enough to conclude that there is a supportable case against the other driver.
WHAT DAMAGES ARE RECOVERALBE IN A CAR CRASH CASE?
Determining what you can recover in your car crash case should be discussed with your personal injury attorney. Because every case is different, it is important to understand that your lawyer’s ability to prove your damages will depend on your injuries and whether you are expected to make a full recovery. Generally, in a car wreck case, a claimant (injured person) you could be entitled to recover for the following damages:
- Medical Expenses (Past and Future)
- Lost Income/Earning Capacity (Past and Future)
- Physical Pain and Mental Anguish (Past and Future)
- Physical Impairment
Having an early understanding about what claims you can make against the other driver will help you when you’re dealing with the insurance adjuster days after the accident. I’m Houston Car Accident Attorney Hector Sandoval, and I focus on finding the answers for you quickly in car wreck case! I’ve represented injured Texans in all types of car and big truck wreck cases. My team works quickly, and we make sure all evidence to prove your case is preserved.
Call Sandoval Law Firm at (346) 347-7777 and put us to work for you