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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.

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