Rear End Liability in Corpus Christi

Are you in Corpus Christi? Were you injured in a rear end Auto accident?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 361 444 1111, local if you’re in Corpus Christi.

Who Is At Fault in A Rear-End Car Accident in Texas?

In rear-end car accidents in Texas, the jury can find either driver, neither or both at legal fault for any collision. Most people have a false belief, held by many that, if you are rear-ended by someone in Corpus Christi, they are automatically at legal fault for your accident. This is a statement which is far from the complete truth and shows an unfortunate misunderstanding of exactly how personal injury law in Texas works. Any jury has the right to divide up liability or “legal negligence” between any or all of the drivers or find no liability at all.

Rear End Liability in Corpus Christi

Texas does not have an “all-or-nothing” legal system. Put otherwise, any number of people, including you, can be held negligent in any auto collision case. Thus, the question is often submitted as: “Was the motor vehicle accident in question proximately caused by the negligence of any of the following persons? The jury form will then contain a list of names which will include everyone driving involved in the accident and a “John Doe” driver who could have contributed to your accident and then fled from the accident scene. Each name will have a box next to it for the jury to write “yes” or “no” by each. If the trier of fact finds that more than one party’s negligence caused or contributed to any accident, then the trier is asked to portion out the liability by giving a percentage to each party who was found liable. If your assigned percentage is over 50%, you recover nothing.

The Lead Driver’s Negligence in a Rear-end Collision

Anyone now might ask the question: “How is it possible that the person who was rear-ended was found negligent and to have proximately caused the accident?” The answer is simple: there are always two sides to any story.

Anyone may feel that they were doing exactly what they were supposed to do and then got hit from behind. In this situation, you believe that things should not be your personal fault. However, any other driver or drivers probably feel differently. They may well argue that it was not safe when you stopped on a green light. Or maybe, they will claim you jammed on your brakes or unexpectedly slowed for no noticeable reason in front of them. They could also claim that you stopped unexpectedly after you started to go. These are some examples of the arguments defense attorneys commonly make in an effort to get a jury to assign some percent of liability to the person who got rear-ended.

Our experienced attorneys know how to prove Rear End Liability in Corpus Christi accident cases. We are ready to work with you and to get you your best chance at a maximum recover as allowed by law. Our legal team is ready and waiting for your call. We can help.

Are you in Corpus Christi? Were you injured in a rear end Auto accident?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 361 444 1111, local if you’re in Corpus Christi.

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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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