Car accident victims can often receive financial compensation for their injuries. Under Texas law, whether you can receive compensation will depend on fault—in other words, who is responsible for the accident.
Imagine you were driving down the road when someone speeding in the other direction pulls into your lane to illegally pass someone. You don’t have time to swerve and you hit the vehicle head-on. In this example, the driver who pulled into your lane illegally is at fault, because he did not pass with sufficient care.
Although you can receive compensation, you still need an attorney to help your case. Here are the top reasons why.
AN ATTORNEY CAN ESTABLISH FAULT
Not all accidents are clear cut. In some accidents, like a sideswipe, either vehicle might be to blame. Insurers will sometimes argue about fault because they can eliminate or reduce the amount they pay you if you share some of the blame for the crash.
Your attorney can find the evidence necessary to show that another driver is to blame. Your lawyer can:
- Review the police report
- Find surveillance video if your accident happened in a parking or lot or near a business
- Help you record your own memories of what happened
- Interview witnesses to the crash
- Analyze medical records
- Inspect the damage to your vehicle
With this evidence, your lawyer can try to reconstruct what happened and present a coherent story to the insurance companies explaining that the other driver is at fault.