Did you know that the United States has more than 284 million vehicles in operation? This makes it the busiest country in terms of road traffic. As a result of being the busiest country, it has one of the highest rates of road accidents per one million people.
Statistically speaking, when you drive on major highways, your chances of being involved in a road accident significantly increase. When you are involved in a car accident, you will probably come out of it with bruises and injuries, at the very least. If the car accident resulted in property damage, you should file an accident claim to be compensated for damaged property.
You can also file for a wrongful death claim if you lost a loved one, such as a father or mother, due to the negligence of another driver involved in the wreck.
If the car accident resulted in injuries, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensated for your pain and losses. If the injury resulted in a loss of income, then you can also file for damages. If you are not sure of the type of damages you need to file for, do not hesitate to contact our law office for a free consultation.
You will know that you have a strong car accident case If you have evidence that the other driver was at fault. The first evidence that you will require is a police report. In Texas, the police report is filed using a TxDOT platform known as “CRIS.” This report is important because it is an official report showing that an accident occured.
Some of the information contained in a police report are as follows:
One piece of evidence that can help you win a car accident case is if you recorded the entire incident on a car dash camera. Video evidence is stronger than witness statements because it is difficult for the defendant to dispute it.
If the car accident happened because you broke a traffic law, you have a weak car accident case. The at-fault party will argue that the accident would not have occurred had you not committed the traffic offense. A good example is when an accident happens at an intersection because the at-fault driver failed to yield the right of way to you, but you were speeding at the time.
If the defendant proves that you were speeding at the intersection, you will be partially liable for the accident.
If you’re going to file a personal injury lawsuit, you must have evidence to prove that the accident caused your injuries. The best way to document your injuries is to go to the doctor and immediately store your medical records. Even if you believe the accident is not severe, you should still get evaluated, just in case.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you need to work with a qualified lawyer to ensure the at-fault party pays for the pain and suffering caused. If you are not sure how to go about this, do not hesitate to contact Chris Lewis & Associates, P.C. by dialing 214-984-3113. You can also reach us by sending us a message via the contact form on this website.