Waco Car Accident Lawyer
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Car accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injury and wrongful death in the United States, annually resulting in significant pain and suffering for millions of Americans. The consequences of a car accident can vary significantly for victims. In some cases, victims may only suffer minor physical damage, while in others, injury victims may have to cope with brain injury, paralysis, or any number of other types of life-altering physical trauma, in addition to the emotional and financial troubles that typically accompany a car accident.
At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we believe that no one should have to pay for the consequences of a car wreck that was not their fault. Fortunately, personal injury law in the United States allows car accident victims to pursue compensation for their injuries and undue suffering in these circumstances. With the help of a car accident attorney in Waco, TX, many victims are able to better financially support themselves after an accident and get the justice they need.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
Both the causes of car accidents and the repercussions of them can vary considerably.
However, some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Driver error
- Reckless driving
- No-fault accidents
- Drunk driving
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
- Car defect/malfunction
- Highway defects
After struggling through an accident or loss due to these types of car wreck or related issues, a victim may feel like they have no hope for getting the compensation they should be owed; however, with the help of a skilled attorney, this does not have to be the case.
Free initial consultations are available. Call us at (254) 938-6885.
UNDERSTANDING COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE LAWS IN TEXAS
Injured victims have the right to recover financial compensation for injuries caused by the negligence or wrongdoings of others. But what happens if a victim was in some way partially responsible for a crash? Thankfully, Texas law does allow for victims to still recover compensation if they are partially at fault for an accident, under certain circumstances.
Texas uses a system called modified comparative negligence to calculate the percentage of responsibility and financial liability of each party involved in an accident. This formula of proportionate responsibility compares the fault of each driver or party involved. Compensation will then be reduced by the percentage of a victim’s negligence – provided that they are less than 51% at fault. This means that if a victim is found to be 51% or more at fault for causing a wreck, they are barred from recovering compensation.
Here is an example of how Texas’ modified comparative negligence formula would work in a car accident:
- Driver A and Driver B are involved in a car wreck.
- Driver A is injured and files a personal injury lawsuit against Driver B.
- Driver A is awarded $100,000 and was found to be 20% responsible for the accident. Driver B is 80% responsible.
- Driver A can only recover $80,000 because modified comparative negligence prevents victims from recovering from the more at-fault party for their own actions.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car wreck, be aware that your percentage of fault can impact your ability to recover the compensation you deserve. By working with proven attorneys, you can level the playing field with insurance companies that want to pay as little as possible, and position yourself for the best chance of recovering what you need.
INJURED? REQUEST YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION.
As the victim of a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our Waco car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., believe you may be owed compensation for your losses. Discuss your particular circumstances with us and find out how we can help fight for your interests by calling (254) 938-6885.
Give us a call today to speak with our dedicated legal team.