What Happens in a Texas Auto Accident Claim or Lawsuit?

Are you in Odessa, Texas? Were you or your loved one injured in an auto accident?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260

The majority of the car accident cases that Carabin Shaw gets involved in never result in a lawsuit because our auto legal team is able to reach settlements of them before needing to file a lawsuit. However, if our attorneys believe you would benefit from a lawsuit, we will so advise you, get your permission, and file your lawsuit.

Generally, auto accident claims in Texas include some or all of these steps to prosecute:

We investigate the claim

Our attorneys have years of experience with a variety and range of cases involving car accidents, including single vehicle crashes, rollover impacts, head on collisions, side impact accidents and rear-end collisions. We know exactly what to look for in an investigation of any kind of auto wreck in Odessa, Texas.

Our lawyers always work closely with investigators and our potential expert witnesses to get answers to the important questions at this point in any case:

  • What caused your crash to happen?
  • Who was legally responsible for your crash?

Usually, in a car crash case, Carabin Shaw will try and figure out if another party was negligent in causing the accident. Negligence usually means that someone else failed to act (or acted wrongly) in the way that a hypothetical “reasonable person” would under similar or the same circumstances. The type of negligence Carabin Shaw generally discovers in auto accident cases includes:

  • Excessive Speed – A person driving above the legal speed limit or too speedily for the prevailing weather and traffic conditions or too fast for the design of this particular road.
  • Driving Aggressively Driving past a stop sign or red light at an intersection, failure to yield, weaving into traffic, tailgating or passing dangerously.
  • Driving while intoxicated – Operating a motor vehicle if your blood alcohol concentration is above the legal limit of 0.08 or operating a motor vehicle if influenced by any combination of illegal drugs, prescription drugs or alcohol.
  • Driving while distracted – Operating a motor vehicle while talking on your cell phone or texting or when engaged in any type of activity which distracts the driver such as dealing with pets or passengers in the car.
  • Driving while drowsy Driving even if you are quite fatigued or if you are falling asleep while at the wheel. This is an issue often comes up involved in crashes which are caused by truck drivers and any other drivers who are engaged in work related activity.

However, realize that the fault in an auto accident is not always error by another driver. Your Carabin Shaw auto accident lawyer will also always consider if your injuries or accident were legally caused by:

  • Car repairs which were faulty – A mechanic or repair shop who did not make repairs as they warranted, if this in caused your auto to be unsafe under the conditions that existed.
  • Manufacturing or design defect – A parts manufacturer or automobile manufacturing company whose parts failed because of a defect or whose installed safety equipment such as an air bag or a seat belt did not function as intended.
  • Road conditions that were dangerous– A government department or agency that permitted a road to become dangerous due to bad or lack of repairs, which in turn, caused your vehicle crash.

Our attorneys are experienced veterans at this sort of case. Carabin Shaw is standing by to help you and your family get what you deserve.

Are you in Odessa, Texas? Were you or your loved one injured in an auto accident?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

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