Liability in a car accident case is determined based on which driver was negligent in causing the collision. Negligence can be defined in a number of different ways and largely encompasses activities (or inactions) that increase the overall risk and likelihood of a collision, such as speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence, or distracted driving.
For the most part, rear end accidents are attributable to the driver behind following too closely or too quickly to allow for adequate stopping distance. As with most rules, however, there are certain extenuating circumstances that call for an exception, and car accidents are rarely simple.
For example, if car A hits car B from behind after being struck by car C, then the driver of car C will most likely be held liable for the accident as well as for the damage to both cars A and B.
If you've been involved in an Arlington car accident, TX law has provisions that facilitate your means to pursue reparations, but doing so can be a stressful experience without a lawyer on your side.
Attorneys are capable of:
- helping you demonstrate the other driver's liability;
- fight for fair insurance settlements; and
- mitigating the stress of an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Car accidents caused by text messaging are on the rise, and if you've been in an accident, before you take the important step of hiring an attorney, educate yourself about what you can expect after an Arlington car accident in a TX injury case. Order this free guide for Texas accident victims and learn:
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