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Liability in Texas Car Accidents

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on October 10, 2012

The law in Texas dictates that drivers will pay for accidents that they cause. This is why all Texas drivers are required by law to have liability insurance: accident injuries are often very expensive, and most people can’t afford to pay them out of pocket.

But first, before anyone pays any damages for a given accident, it must be determined who was at fault. This person is said to be “liable” for the accident.

In some cases, the liability may seem straightforward. If someone runs a red light and hits your car, common sense says that they’re at fault and should compensate you for any damages or injuries sustained. But if you want to be compensated, you have to prove that they’re liable under the law, not under common sense.

Proving what appears to be even a simple case can be fairly complicated. It must be determined that the driver at fault was negligent, and that the driver’s negligence was, in fact, the cause of the wreck. Throughout this whole process, you’re also probably having to deal with medical bills, as well as insurance companies trying to find ways to not pay you what you rightfully deserve.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need an experienced Dallas car accident attorney to fight for your just compensation. Contact The Law Office of W.T. Johnson for a free consultation today. We’re here to help.

Study: Texas Drivers are Some of the Nation’s Worst

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on January 12, 2012

Hey Texans! Do you consider yourself a good driver? If true, you might be in the minority, according to a new report. Ahead of only Louisiana and Missouri, Texans ranked as the worst drivers in the county.

Not a fantastic stat to be remembered by, Texas ranked in the bottom 20 of nearly every driving category researched. As a result, Texas also records some of the highest car insurance rates in the country.

So, what is the reasoning behind this terrible trend? Inattentive drivers play a big part in these findings, as do distracted drivers and of course, drunken drivers. As Texans, it is our job to protect our streets and highways, though it doesn’t look like we’ve been doing such a great job of that lately.

The next time you’re on the road, put down your cell phone and pay attention. Skip that drink, and be a designated driver for your friends, or talk to your children about safe driving. If we all do our part, next year’s statistics might not be so bad – and that will be good for everyone.

If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We’re ready to help you, and won’t rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.

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