Houston Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Houston car, truck, bus, and pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence. Joe has written The Texas Accident Bible, which you can obtain for FREE so that you understand more about what the claims process is all about.
Compensation, Settlement & Finding The Right Attorney
Car accidents and other kinds of motor vehicle accidents are often the result of negligence by one of the drivers involved. This carelessness leads many victims of car accidents, and their families, to hire a car accident lawyer in order secure fair compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Lawsuits involving motor vehicle accidents are considered part of injury and accident law, or personal injury law and are addressed in civil court. Hit and Run, Drunk driving and the various criminal aspects that arise out of car and truck accidents are dealt with separately, if they exist, in criminal court.
Car accident claims are the most frequent type of personal injury claim based on the legal theory of negligence. In order to prove, that a defendant’s careless behavior were the cause of a car crash, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant failed to act with “reasonable care” to prevent the auto accident. Witnesses, police reports, traffic regulations are all employed in a personal injury case to prove who was at fault in an accident. Those found responsible for negligence in a motor vehicle accident may be found liable for damages and ordered to pay compensation to victims involved.
Some of the more common causes of car accidents include:
Failure to signal
Reckless driving, such as passing on the shoulder and rapid lane changing
Failure to obey traffic lights and signs
Driving dangerously given current weather conditions
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI or DWI)
Damaged road surfaces
Broken traffic lights
To learn more about specific types of motor vehicle accidents please read further.