If you are in a car crash in Texas, whether the accident involved one car or multiple cars, it is important to prove which driver, or drivers, were at fault for the crash. The at-fault driver(s) can be required to compensate injured persons for their damages. At Springer & Lyle, we gather the evidence to prove which driver was at fault for the accident in a multi-vehicle car accident.
How to Prove Fault in a Multiple Vehicle Car Accident
Proving fault is also important in Texas which applies a modified comparative fault law. This means if you were any percentage at fault for the accident, the damages you can collect will be reduced by the proportion of fault attributed to you. If it is determined you are greater than 50% responsible for causing the accident, you cannot collect any damages from any driver.
In a multi-car accident, many factors may be considered in proving fault. Some factors are:
- Was any driver going over the posted speed limit or going too fast for the road conditions?
- Where did the accident occur, and what were the road conditions at the time?
- Was there anything unusual at the scene that may have contributed to the accident, such as debris in the road? Unrepaired potholes?
- Was any driver breaking a state traffic law, for example, turning left in the path of oncoming traffic, running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign?
- What did witnesses have to say?
- What does the police report say about the accident in general and which driver the police officer says was at fault?
- Which drivers, if any, received a citation?
- Is there video surveillance available?
- What was the position of the vehicles after the accident? Are there photos?
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys at Springer & Lyle
If you were injured in an accident involving multiple cars, you need an attorney who is experienced in investigating and proving fault which can make a difference in whether you collect any compensation for your injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle can help you get the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries, lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other physical damage. Our office is located at 1807 Westminster, Denton, TX 76205. You can also contact us at 940.387.0404 for a free consultation.