An auto accident is any driver’s biggest fear while they’re on the road. A momentary distraction or a skipped stop sign can lead to tragedy in seconds. Even a minor accident can result in serious injuries with lifelong consequences. If you suffer a personal injury in a car accident, you could be looking at expensive medical bills, lost income, and a long recovery. Collmer Law Group can help you get fair compensation for your injuries so you can move forward with your life.
Negligence on the Road
Most personal injury claims hinge on demonstrating that the responsible party’s negligence was the direct cause of the victim’s injuries. In auto accidents, the definition of negligence is quite broad. Drivers are required by law to maintain what is known as a “duty of reasonable care.” Generally, this involves following all laws, performing proper upkeep on their vehicle, and maintaining attention and control at all times. If you were injured by a driver who failed to perform this duty of care, you probably have a strong claim to compensation.
Understanding Modified Comparative Fault in Texas
Texas uses a legal concept called modified comparative fault to determine responsibility and compensation in personal injury claims. Texas’ modified comparative fault system allows you to pursue a personal injury claim even if you bear some responsibility for the accident, so long as you are found to be less than 51% responsible for the accident. If you are found to be partially responsible, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of responsibility you bear.
Help for Houston Personal Injury Victims
At Collmer Law Group, we know exactly how devastating personal injuries can be. It’s easy to feel helpless following a serious injury—but you are not alone. During his nearly 40 years as a litigation attorney, Mark W. Collmer has seen it all. He has the knowledge and expertise to get you the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on healing up and picking up the pieces.