Car accidents are not always as straightforward as they seem. Under Texas’s current modified comparative negligence law, more than one party can be found responsible for a car accident, meaning more than one party can also be held liable for your damages.
When you are involved and injured in an accident involving multiple parties, the best course of action to ensure a viable outcome for your future is to partner with a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney from the Law Office of Shane McClelland. We are here to help guide you through the often overwhelming process of filing a lawsuit and recovering the compensation and resolution you deserve after your personal injury accident. Contact us online or call (713) 987-7107 today for more information.
Understanding Liability After a Car Accident
After you have been involved in a car accident, the first step to take is reaching out to a dedicated attorney. While you rest, our team will get to work identifying a liable party, even if multiple cars are involved. Under Texas’ modified comparative negligence standard, more than one party or driver can be held liable for the accident. You can even be found to be partially responsible and still file a claim. This is also known as the 51% rule. If you are under 51% responsible for the accident, you can file a claim and your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault. If you are over 51% or more, you cannot recover damages at all.
Determining percentages of fault is not always a straightforward process, especially in accidents involving multiple vehicles. There is a lot to consider, including expert testimony, eye-witness testimony, and other evidence to prove who bears what percentage of responsibility for causing the car accident. Ultimately, the jury assigns the percentages of fault to the parties in the car accident. Insurance companies know this law well and will do anything they can to try and place more than 51% responsibility for a car accident on you. Be wary and cautious of speaking with insurance adjusters. If they argue you are more than 51% liable, they can deny your claim and, as a result, your compensation. They do not have your best interest in mind. We do, and we welcome the chance to speak with you about your case.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer at the Law Office of Shane McClelland Can Help
At the Law Office of Shane McClelland, our approach is client-focused, ensuring each individual receives personalized attention and guidance throughout their legal journey. Our goal as a personal injury firm is to offer comprehensive legal support, educating clients about their rights and options. When it comes to navigating the aftermath of a car wreck, we are here to guide you through the process and handle the complex legal details while you focus on recovering from your injuries. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Collecting and assessing evidence
- Filing your lawsuit
- Handling all scheduling
- Negotiating with the insurance company
- Taking your case to court, if need be
With years of experience and documented successes under our belt, we understand the complexities involved in confronting large corporations or insurance companies. Our commitment is not just to provide legal representation but to fight for the resolution and compensation you deserve.
Injured in a Car Accident? Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
Navigating the complexities of car accident liability in Texas can be challenging, especially when multiple parties are involved. At the Law Office of Shane McClelland, we have dedicated nearly two decades to understanding the intricacies of personal injury law. We have the knowledge required to accurately analyze car accident cases to determine if multiple parties may be liable for the incident. With our expert knowledge and compassionate legal team, we’re committed to ensuring you receive comprehensive legal support and guidance.
We believe in a personalized approach to each case, focusing on your specific needs and circumstances. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, whether it’s through settlement or trial, we are here to manage the legal complexities while you concentrate on your recovery. For a free case evaluation to explore your options, schedule your no-cost consultation by calling (713) 987-7107 or filling out our online contact form. Let us help you navigate the legal landscape of multi-party car accident liability in Texas.