In Texas, auto accidents have a higher probability of producing a fatality if the driver commits a criminal act. DUIs generate hundreds of fatal auto accidents each year. Those who survive the accidents could sustain serious and life-altering injuries. A Car Accident Lawyer represents the victims of these accidents
Obtaining the Accident Report
The first step is to obtain a copy of the accident report. The report is available through the law enforcement agency that arrived on the scene of the accident. It defines what party is at fault for the accident. It also presents details about other parties that were involved in the accident as well. The name of the officer who assessed the accident appears on the report.
Filing a Claim Through the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance
Next, the attorney helps the victim file a claim through the at-fault driver’s insurance. If the driver had adequate coverage, the claim may be processed without issue. The insurer determines the value available to the victim. However, their attorney can negotiate with the insurer. If the at-fault driver didn’t have insurance, a legal claim may be necessary to collect compensation.
Reviewing Possible Comparative Faults
Comparative fault rulings must be mitigated as well. If the victim has committed any moving violations, they could be held accountable through comparative fault rulings. This indicates that they shared the fault in the accident. If the defendant can prove that the victim was more than 50% at fault, the accident claim is dismissed.
Starting an Injury Claim
The injury claim starts with a motion filed against the at-fault driver. The attorney must obtain the victim’s medical records as well as cost estimates for auto repair requirements. If they have ongoing medical requirements, they must get an estimate of cost from their doctor. All documents are submitted into evidence with the claim.
In Texas, auto accidents present a high probability of serious injuries. Among the probable injuries are broken bones, loss of limb or function, paralysis, and traumatic brain injuries. If the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance, the victim must seek legal measures to collect compensation.