Automobile Injury in Texas Law

In order to file a claim against a driver that you believe to have been negligent and caused an auto accident where you have sustained injury or damages you need to be familiar with the law regarding automobile accidents.

In Texas, every driver is presumed to have a responsibility to exercise care, caution and control while operating a motor vehicle. If you feel that you are involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence of the other driver then you may have just cause for a lawsuit.

Determination of Negligence

In Texas there is a procedure called "proper lookout" that determines whether negligence is involved in an automobile accident.

Each driver has the responsibility to observe all of the circumstances involved in driving in order to prevent accidents. Proper lookout includes keeping an eye out for all vehicles in the area, including observing their speed and direction, as well as obeying all of the basic rules of the road including speed limits, stoplights, stop signs, proper yielding to oncoming traffic, proper lane changes and so on.

In other words, all drivers must pay attention to the road as well as other drivers and any failure to observe both the road and the other drivers around them could result in any accident been deemed to be caused by their negligence.

Damages

In Texas, if you have been injured in an automobile accident caused by another driver, you can sue for damages that include loss of income if you are unable to work either permanently or for some period of time, replacement or repair costs for your automobile, medical expenses, funeral expenses and even for some non-economic compensations such as lost support or companionship or pain and suffering.

Never Do These Things

There are several things you should never do at the scene of an accident: (1) not discuss the accident or how it happened with anyone but the police, (2) do not apologize even if you think the accident was your fault, (3) do not refuse medical attention even if you are only slightly injured, (4) do not give any recorded statements to any insurance adjusters (yours or theirs), and (5) do not attempt to represent yourself.

Automobile Injury (Accident) in Texas Law

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Business Corporation Act

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Civil Practice and Remedies

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pertaining to texas transportation commision, collisions while operating motor vehciles

Civil Practice and Remedies

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pertaining to texas transporation commission, limited liability, motor vehicle accident collision

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pertaining to limited liability

Criminal Procedure

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Insurance Code

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pertaining to underinsured motor vehicle, venue, fault, collateral, benefits, subrogation

Insurance Code (not codified)

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pertaining to policy forms and endorsements

Occupation Code

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pertaining to tow rotation lists

Property Code

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Transportation Code

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pertaining to disclosure of accident information, driving while license in valid, conviction, racing on the highway, recording devices, investigation by peace officers, accident report, cancellation, return, or waiver of evidence of financial responsibility, nonresident certificate, responsive insurance company, policy not in effect, determination of probability of liability, relief from suspension, motor vehicle and that he insurance, common-law defenses, taking of specimen, testing and inspection of motor vehicles

Vernons Civil Statutes

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