Each and every car wreck is different. Each individual involved and injured in a car wreck will have their own set of damages, individual injuries, and specific losses. While most car wrecks are caused by negligence and/or a momentary lapse of attention, some are caused by reckless behavior. Reckless behavior includes operating vehicles at high speed and driving under the influence. Our Team of Car Wreck Lawyers understand the rules of the road and the special duties imposed on driver and operators. Over the years we have found that by searching for answers we can sometimes unravel the underlying cause of most car wrecks and who was at fault. Our Car Wreck Lawyers have over 15 years of experience in handling car wreck losses.Establishing Liability
As with most liability claims, determining who is at fault in a car wreck is determining who was negligent for the loss. Our experienced Car Wreck Attorneys can help you determine who was at fault. We will immediately obtain a copy of the police report, review the traffic laws and interview witnesses and if needed hire investagatoras and/or experts to determine who was at fault for your car wreck.
In some car wreck cases, the loss is caused by a product defect. In such cases, an automobile manufacturer or a supplier can be held responsible for injuries caused by a defect in the automobile under the law of product liability. A product liability suit is a lawsuit brought against the seller of a product for selling a defective product that caused physical injury to a consumer or user.
Poorly maintained roads or malfunctioning traffic signals can also contribute to car wrecks. Sometimes improper designs, maintenance issues, construction issues, signage issues, lighting issues or other highway defects can cause serious or even deadly car wreck. In cases such as this the road construction company or even the State can be held responsible. Call our Law Firm for good legal advice is critical to preserving and winning such claims.
Everyday drunk drivers kil and injure Texans. We believe that drunk drivers should be punished. Viictims and/or thier families have the right to make a claim for actual damages and punitive damages. In addition to the intoxicated driver being held liable for the personal injuries or death, a bar or club can also be liable. Our experienced car wreck attorneys know the laws and can help you identify who might be held responsible.
A driver who is reckless is one who operates his vehicle with "willful and wanton disregard" for the rights and well being of others. A driver can be found reckless, for example, if he or she drives in a threatening or harassing manner out of "road rage" and causes an accident. The concept of “Road Rage” is defined as "an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger of another motor vehicle or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway." Texas Law Enforcement Agencies are renewing efforts to identify and penalize aggressive drivers-those who speed, tailgate and engage in other dangerous driving practices.Conclusion
It is extremely important to take prompt action and measures to preserve evidence, investigate losses, secure treating physicians or medical care in order to treat and/or evaluate injuries and losses and investigate the underlying causes of the loss. Call our Law Firm, we offer free initial consultations. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck, contact the Law Firm of Carabin Shaw. Call us toll-free at 800-862-1260.