After a car accident, the question of whether you can recover compensation for your injuries turns on fault. To determine fault in legal terms, you must establish whether the other driver negligently caused the injuries that you sustained. Proving negligence can be quite complex and is not something you should attempt on your own.
An experienced lawyer can help identify the responsible parties after your car accident and prove that they were negligent. This may seem somewhat straightforward, but in Texas, it gets more complicated. Because of the complexity, it’s imperative that you talk to an experienced car accident lawyer.
Filing a car accident injury claim can be a frustrating and confusing process. Pleadings, motions, hearings, interrogatories, discovery, document requests, continuances, adjournments, negotiations, deadlines--the journey from your attorney’s office to the last gavel is an unfamiliar one to most people. Understandably, you have some serious questions
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important that you don’t panic. Staying calm may be challenging if you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury, but the more thoroughly you think through the following steps the better your chances are of reaching a best case scenario.
The better prepared you are for your car accident injury claim, the more likely you are to receive maximum compensation as quickly as possible. Before meeting with your car accident injury attorney, it’s important to gather all information applicable to your claim in order for him or her to fully investigate your case.
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Highway defects are a significant cause of car accidents. A defective highway can result from poor design, bad construction, or faulty maintenance. It is estimated that 20% of all fatal road accidents involve a single car that runs off a road or highway, often causing other accidents. While government officials argue that these accidents result from negligent drivers, defective highways may also be a part of the cause of these types of accidents. Highway defect accidents are complex and rather expensive to litigate. Local, state and federal government bodies that control roads and highways have strong defenses put in place to protect their interests. Therefore, litigating a highway defect case can be quite challenging.
Our Houston highway defect attorneys can assess whether a highway defect may have contributed to your motor vehicle accident that resulted in injuries to you or someone close to you. If so, they can help you bring legal action against the responsible party, usually a government body. A lawsuit can help you recover significant monetary compensation to pay for your accident-related expenses. Lawyers who successfully win cases on behalf of their client can also sometimes force government bodies to change the laws surrounding highway and road design and construction, making roads safer in the future. To learn more about your legal options, contact the lawyers at Williams Hart today.
Nobody hops in their car expecting that a serious defect could endanger their life. The truth is that there are thousands of moving parts in a vehicle, and defects or malfunctions can cause accidents and injuries in many different ways. At Williams Hart, some of the most common car defect/malfunction cases we handle include:
Traffic in Houston is a well-publicized issue, even on sunny days. When dangerous driving conditions such as rain or ice are present, traffic becomes even worse. Under these riskier conditions, reckless driving becomes even more of an issue. Even the smallest amount of rain mixed with oils can make for a slick roadway, so operating a vehicle with caution is important. Unfortunately, there are some drivers that fail to do so.
The Houston dangerous driving conditions lawyers at Williams Hart understand the physical and economical suffering caused by reckless drivers in dangerous conditions. We feel that those drivers should be held accountable for their actions and our attorneys strive to legally protect the victims of accidents caused by these reckless drivers.