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3 Basic Steps To Take In A Car Accident Lawsuit

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Every car wreck comes with its own unique set of legal complications. Although each auto accident is different, there are three basic steps that should be followed to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you can effectively lay the groundwork for your case, you will have a strong chance of securing the compensation you deserve. The following are the three basic steps you should take if you are involved in a car accident.

Establishing a driver’s negligence

Texas law states that all drivers are responsible for exercising reasonable care behind the wheel. These laws are designed to keep drivers from engaging in activities that can cause injuries to themselves, other drivers or, someone’s property. If a driver fails to uphold their responsibilities, they can be found negligent if a car accident occurs. Negligence includes actions like breaking traffic laws, texting while driving, getting behind the wheel while under the influence, and distracted driving.

Finding the connection between negligence and causation

Once negligence has been established in your auto accident, you must then connect that negligence to causation. This step means you must show how the driver’s negligence caused the car accident. While causation may be difficult to establish, working with a personal injury attorney can help. You need to collect as much evidence as possible for this step.

Create a folder containing the contact information of witnesses, photographs of the car accident, camera footage, the police report, and any other key proof. Creating a connection between negligence and causation brings you one step closer to securing compensation for the injuries you received in the car accident.

Showing how negligence caused your damages

The final step is connecting together the role of negligence and causation to your damages. If you can prove that the driver’s negligence caused your car wreck, you will be able to demonstrate their fault and responsibility. A personal injury attorney is extremely helpful when it comes to this step.

If you were injured in an car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Receiving the help of a personal injury attorney can help relieve some of your stress. Contact Attorney Dean Boyd if you need help with your personal injury lawsuit. Call us today at (806) 242-3333 or Contact Us by email to learn more about our services. You can also visit our office at 4423 SW 45th Ave in Amarillo, Texas or 5012 50th St #103 in Lubbock, Texas for more information about how we can help you.