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Can I Recover Compensation Through a Car Crash Injury Claim if I Was Speeding? 

 Posted on January 16, 2023 in Truck Accidents

Dallas Car Accident Injury LawyerSpeed limits exist to keep motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians safe. However, traveling faster than the posted speed limit is common. One study found that approximately half of all drivers admit to speeding from time to time.

If you were hurt in a car crash caused by another driver and you were speeding, you may have questions about your right to recover compensation for vehicle repairs, medical bills, and other expenses. You may wonder whether you have the same entitlement to compensation as someone who was obeying the speed limit.

As with many legal matters, the answer to this question depends on several factors. In this blog, we will explore Texas laws regarding comparative negligence in a car accident case as well as what you can do if you were injured in a crash while speeding.

Texas Law Allows Injured Parties to Collect Compensation Even If They Were Partly At Fault

A shared-fault car crash is a crash in which more than one party was responsible for the crash. States vary with regard to shared fault accidents. In Texas, a legal approach called "modified comparative negligence" dictates when an injured party can recover compensation for a shared fault accident. 

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Texas Law Regarding Dog Bite Injuries to a Child

 Posted on December 21, 2022 in Dog Bites

Dallas Dog Attack LawyerMany dogs are sweet, lovable companions. However, not every dog lives up to their reputation as "man's best friend." Dog attacks can lead to horrific injuries, including puncture wounds, lacerations, nerve and tendon damage, and broken bones. These injuries are also at a high risk of infection due to the bacteria and other pathogens found in a dog's mouth. Scarring and disfigurement, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, and other conditions are also possible consequences of a dog attack.

Sadly, young children are at an especially high risk of injuries from dog bites and dog attacks. If your child was injured by a dog, it is important to know your rights under Texas law.

Texas Strict Liability for Dog-Related Injuries

State law varies when it comes to dog-related injuries and deaths. In Texas, dog owners are generally liable for dog bite injuries if:

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Accident Reconstruction in a Texas Car Accident Injury Case 

 Posted on December 13, 2022 in Car Accidents

Irving Car Crash Injury LawyerTexas law allows individuals who are injured in car accidents to seek monetary compensation for damages. Expenses like vehicle repair or replacement, medical bills, and lost income caused by missed work may be recoverable through a personal injury claim. Compensation for non-financial damages like pain and suffering may also be available.

However, bringing a successful car accident injury claim is much easier said than done. The at-fault party's insurance company will do everything it can to avoid large payouts. Accident reconstruction is one tool a personal injury attorney may use to demonstrate the elements of a personal injury claim and recover compensation.

What is Accident Reconstruction?

Many car crashes turn into a "he said - she said" situation. Each party may claim that the other party is at fault for the crash. Accident reconstruction is a process of analyzing the evidence from a motor vehicle crash to determine what happened and which driver was at fault. It involves many different methods, including examining skid marks, measuring debris fields, taking photographs or videos of the scene, interviewing witnesses, and investigating damages. A trained accident reconstruction specialist will analyze this evidence to develop an opinion about how the crash occurred.

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Can I Sue if I Got Hit By a Car? 

 Posted on November 22, 2022 in Car Accidents

Dallas, TX pedestrian accident lawyerBeing struck by a vehicle while walking is one of the most traumatizing experiences a person can go through. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident with a car, you may be wondering if you can sue for your injuries. The answer is yes - in most circumstances, you do have the right to take legal action against the driver who hit you or the owner of the vehicle.

Filing a Claim After a Pedestrian Accident

When filing a claim, there are several factors that must be considered, including the circumstances of the crash, proof of the driver's liability, and the at-fault driver's insurance. It is important to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident, so that your rights can be protected and all of the necessary steps can be taken to seek justice. Your attorney can help you gather evidence like medical records, witness statements, and forensic evidence at the accident scene.

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Monetary Compensation After a Spine Injury 

 Posted on November 07, 2022 in Car Accidents

Dallas personal injury lawyerSpine injuries are one of the most debilitating injuries that can occur after a car crash. The spine is made up of a series of bones, discs, and nerves that run from the base of the skull to the pelvis. These bones, discs, and nerves work together to support the weight of the body, protect the spinal cord, and allow for movement. When the spine is damaged in a car crash, it can cause pain, paralysis, and even death.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car crash and have suffered a spine injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you need.

Elements of a Successful Spine Injury Claim in Texas

Texas personal injury law allows car accident victims to recover compensation for their injuries if another driver was at fault. Negligent driving is often the root cause of severe car accidents. Spine injuries may result from:

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What You Should Know About Distracted Driving Accidents

 Posted on October 27, 2022 in Truck Accidents

Dallas distracted driver accident lawyerFew things are more frightening than spotting a driver who is staring down at their phone or another distraction headed right for you, oblivious to your presence. Distracted driving accidents can be terrifying - and are generally completely preventable. The frustrating thing about car accidents involving an inattentive driver is how easily the at-fault party could have prevented the accident just by paying attention to the road. Distracted driving is not only dangerous, but it may be illegal in certain scenarios. Using a cell phone while driving may earn Texas drivers a ticket except in certain circumstances. If you were injured by a driver who was distracted by their cell phone or any other attention-grabbing stimuli other than the road, they may be financially liable to you for your injuries and other damages. It is generally best to work with an attorney while pursuing compensation for a distracted driving accident. 

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What Am I Legally Obligated to Do After a Car Accident?

 Posted on October 13, 2022 in Car Accidents

North Texas car wreck injury attorneyPeople do not generally leave home expecting to become involved in a motor vehicle accident due to another person’s carelessness. It can be difficult to remember what legal obligations you may have during an unforeseen emergency. However, it is important that all Texas drivers are aware of what the law says regarding their duties following a motor vehicle accident. These laws are in place to ensure that accidents can be properly investigated and legally addressed. Failing to follow the law during the aftermath of a car accident could potentially affect your claim.

Acting in compliance with Texas law may be helpful to your claim as your attorney begins to collect evidence and prepare your case. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be legally entitled to recover compensation. An attorney may be able to help. 

What Texas Law Says About Your Obligations Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

The Texas Transportation Code sets out certain duties that drivers have after a car accident. A driver who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident that has injured someone, is reasonably likely to have injured someone, or causes damage to a vehicle must: 

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Most Common Injuries in High-Speed Car Accidents

 Posted on September 22, 2022 in Car Accidents

Dallas County highway accident lawyerInjuries sustained in slow-speed accidents can still be dangerous. When an accident occurs at high speeds, however, the probability of severe injuries increases astronomically. Human bodies were not made to endure the type of force involved in high-speed highway accidents. It is rare for everyone involved to walk away unharmed after such an accident. More commonly, an ambulance is needed due to the severity of injuries. 

If you were injured in a high-speed accident, your injuries might be lasting and painful. You may also find that you have become overburdened by the expenses associated not only with medical care, but with ordinary expenses after a prolonged absence from work. But you may be entitled to compensation for these costs and losses. 

Injuries Commonly Sustained in Highway Accidents

A majority of high-speed collisions take place on highways and interstates, although they may occur anywhere if another party is driving at excessive speeds. Common injuries resulting from high-speed accidents include: 

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How Delivery Drivers Cause Accidents

 Posted on September 14, 2022 in Truck Accidents

Dallas delivery truck crash lawyerDelivery drivers go a long way toward making our lives more convenient. With everyone back to their post-pandemic busy schedules, you may not always have time to physically go to a store to search for the things you need. Using services like Amazon or UPS and FedEx can be much easier than driving around town looking for an item. The same is true for food deliveries - many families do not have the time or energy to cook every night. Parents can simply order dinner from their cell phones rather than loading young children into the car to go to a restaurant. 

However, there is no guarantee that all delivery drivers are as skilled behind the wheel as one would hope. These jobs often have high turnover, and drivers are often forced to make an unreasonable amount of stops in a short time. If you or your child have been injured by a delivery driver, you may be entitled to compensation. 

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What If My Employer Does Not Have Work Comp Insurance and I Get Hurt?

 Posted on August 29, 2022 in Work Accidents

Dallas workplace injury lawyerMost people who work in riskier jobs are very familiar with Workers’ Compensation. It is a very well-known program that allows workers who get hurt on the job to have things like their medical bills and lost wages covered. Texas is fairly unique in that employers are not required to subscribe to Workers’ Compensation. Most other states do not give companies any choice in the matter. In Texas, however, many employers choose to forego Workers’ Compensation and opt for a different type of insurance. If you get injured at work, you should be covered under your employer’s insurance if they do not use Workers’ Compensation. If you were hurt at work and your company is a non-subscriber, you may have a few extra challenges while pursuing compensation. Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. is ready to fight for compensation on your behalf. 

The Differences Between Workers’ Comp and Self-Insured Claims 

Workers’ Compensation was designed and intended to create a streamlined process for injured workers to file a claim and start being compensated. Dealing with a non-subscriber can be a little more difficult. Rather than working with a public program, you will be up against a private insurance company. 

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