If you hit another vehicle, person or property and then speed off without exchanging information or rendering aid, then you have committed a hit-and-run. While some people intentionally flee the scene after being involved in a truck accident, other drivers are simply unaware they hit another person or their property. There are others that do not know they are committing a crime when they drive away from the scene of a truck accident.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, over 17,000 people were seriously injured in an auto accident in 2017. If you were a victim of an accident, you deserve compensation. However, insurance companies aren’t always willing to pay. If you hope to recover 100 percent of your losses, it is necessary to prove the other driver’s negligence.
Drunk driving accidents are more common than many people realize. Approximately 29 people die as a result of alcohol-related car accidents every day in the United States alone. The numbers are staggering considering this is the type of accident that’s easily avoided. Unfortunately, not everyone asks for help getting home when they’ve been drinking. That’s a choice that puts everyone on the road in danger. If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, you have options. Let our experienced attorney Brett Cain help you figure out which steps to take.
People employed by certain companies often have to use the company truck for making deliveries or picking up goods. Unfortunately, accidents will happen. The situation can be very complex, especially if you are found to be at fault. At the end of the day, there will always be the issue of who is going to pay.
The main cause for most automobile accidents is driver distraction. Looking at cell phones, changing the radio stations, and suffering from fatigue are only a few of the many ways that a driver can become distracted while driving.
There is no question that the loss of a loved one can affect many people. When it comes to legal territory, if the passing of your loved one was due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, it could be even more disheartening. There could be a flood of emotions present, including anger and a need for the responsible party to be held accountable.
Motorcycles are more susceptible to accidents due to their design and can result in very serious injuries when a person crashes while riding one. Texas is a fault state, which means the individual at fault for a motorcycle accident can be held liable for any injuries and other damages sustained as a result. It’s important to know how fault is determined in a motorcycle accident.
If you’re hurt by someone else in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injury. It’s an unwelcome surprise to have an insurance adjuster tell you they’re willing to pay for only 80% of your loss instead of 100%. The insurance company is allowed to make this type of offer because of the modified comparative fault law in Texas.
Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable motorists. When they are involved in an accident they are especially vulnerable to injury and death. The best way to protect everyone on the road is to enact strategies that can help avoid accidents. These are steps that all motorists can use in order to make the roads that we share more safe.
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