Liability in Corpus Christi Auto Accidents - Who's Responsible?
Thousands of car accidents occur in Texas each year and, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were over 15,000 in 2022. No small number of those accidents occurred in Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi auto accidents can cause terrible injury, property damage, and even death. While some of these accidents have clear causes, like a motorist running a red light or driving drunk, there are circumstances where it is less clear who is at fault.
Confusion around liability in car accidents can cause many individuals to mistakenly assume that they are not entitled to compensation. However, according to Texas’ Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, your ability to recover damages and hold another driver liable depends on a variety of factors.
Even in cases where you were partially at fault for an accident, you may still be able to seek compensation for financial losses and damages. The Corpus Christi injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw believe that if you have been the victim of an auto accident, you should not have to deal with the financial repercussions.Who Is Liable for Your Auto Accident in Corpus Christi?
Liability refers to the party who is financially and legally responsible for an accident that resulted in an injury, like a car collision. This means that the liable party is whoever is at fault for causing the accident. The Texas Department of Insurance requires that all car owners in the state have liability coverage, and that coverage determines what an at-fault party can owe after the collision.
Determining fault in Corpus Christi auto accidents requires that the injured party provide evidence of the other party’s fault. This is when working alongside trusted personal injury attorneys, such as those at Carabin Shaw, becomes vital to your case. The Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code states that a claimant can not recover damages if their fault percentage is above 50%, proving that the other party is more that 50% at-fault is often the core of a contested claim.What It Means to Be Supported by Carabin Shaw
Corpus Christi sees over 10 million visitors annually, according to the city website. Each of these visitors may represent another vehicle on the road, in a city where crossroads such as Airline Road (between Ocean Drive and Rodd Field Road) and S. Staples Street (between SPID and Yorktown Boulevard) are already immensely congested and dangerous.
Our lawyers have decades of experience determining responsibility for car accidents in Corpus Christi Texas. Each of our attorneys understands the Corpus Christi area, and has the experience necessary to guarantee that the at-fault party is held liable for your damages. With our firm’s free case review and initial consultation, this support comes to you free of cost.How to Prove Fault After a Corpus Christi Car Accident
Our team will fight for the justice you are owed after your accident, and support you at every opportunity. Even in cases where you are certain that another party is at fault for your accident, proving liability can be difficult. Our team gathers reliable evidence for all clients, which can include:
- Medical bills and records
- First-person witness testimonies
- Police reports
- Photographs and videos of the accident
The most important documents used to prove fault can even be some that we collect from you, like photos of the accident and bills associated with your injuries, even if your records and photos were not taken at the moment of the accident.Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation with Carabin Shaw | Contact Us
You deserve to work with the very best in legal counsel and Carabin Shaw’s client reviews prove why we are those attorneys. To schedule your free case review, our English and Spanish-speaking staff are ready to take your call 24/7 at the toll-free number 800-862-1260.
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The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.
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