Car Accidents

Car accidents rarely just happen. Something or someone almost always causes them. A wide variety factors can contribute to Texas auto accidents, and most of them involve some form of driver negligence. Our office has seen many of the more common causes of accidents. They include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving and driving while impaired by drugs
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Running red lights, stop signs or other traffic controls
  • Tailgating or following too closely
  • Aggressive driving
  • Improper lane changes
  • Crossing the center line
  • Driving while sleepy, tired or fatigued
  • Vehicle defects or malfunctions, including SUV rollovers
  • Defects in road design or maintenance

Texas car accident laws impose fault on a person who is responsible for causing a car accident. This means that the party responsible for the accident – or his or her insurance company – must pay for all costs and damages arising from it. These costs can include:

  • Medical bills. This includes both medical bills for treatment you have already had and medical bills for treatment you will need in the future, including ongoing rehabilitation costs.
  • Lost income. If you have to miss work or take sick time because of your injuries, you deserve to be paid back for this lost income. If your earning power is permanently affected by the accident, the negligent driver will need to pay for this ongoing loss
  • Pain and suffering and emotional distress. Car accidents have more than just a financial cost. Drivers who cause a Texas auto accident may have to pay for these non-economic losses as well