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July 15, 2020

Dallas Car Accident FAQ

When you’re involved in a car crash in Dallas, you’ll likely have plenty of questions. You or a family member is suffering, and you need answers before you file your Dallas personal injury claim.

Fortunately, a Dallas car accident FAQ can get you some of the answers you need. If you still have questions, a lawyer from Crain Brogdon Rogers, L.L.P. can give you the full, personal response you need to your questions about your particular claim, so reach out today for help.

Who’s responsible for my auto accident?

In a fault state like Texas, finding the person responsible for your auto crash is vital. Fault states require the person responsible for the accident to be financially responsible as well.

Fortunately, that means that the other driver is typically the one responsible for your accident and for covering your damages. However, if they were at work, the crash might instead be their employer’s fault.

If you’re not sure who’s financially responsible for your auto accident, reach out to an attorney for help.

I was involved in a single-car accident. Can I still file a claim?

Even a single-vehicle crash might not have been your fault. For example, you might have been on the road when a part failed, causing you to lose control of the car. The manufacturer is responsible for making their cars safe, so you may be able to receive compensation from them for your injuries if they didn’t uphold that responsibility.

Otherwise, you might have been injured because of poor road maintenance or design. If the Department of Transportation didn’t ensure the roads were safe, or if they didn’t repair damage, they may be liable for your accident in Dallas.

What if my child was injured in a car accident?

If your child is a minor, they won’t have the option to sue until reaching the age of majority. However, you may file on their behalf within two years to seek compensation for the damages you’ve covered, such as their car repairs. If you choose not to, the statute of limitations for injured minors is expanded or “tolled” until they reach eighteen. That way, your child will have a chance to sue for themselves.

I think I was partly responsible for my car crash. Can I sue anyway?

Unfortunately, if you believe you were partly responsible for your Dallas car accident, you may need to avoid claiming part of the blame. While you’ll still be able to file a claim, your compensation may be diminished based on the amount of fault you’re found for. So, if you’re found 20 percent at fault, you’ll only receive 80 percent of your compensation.

Worse, in Texas, if you’re found more than 51 percent at fault, your claim might be dismissed. You don’t want to be left without compensation, so it’s best to avoid accepting blame for the accident.

Seek Out Help after a Car Accident

Navigating through a car accident claim can be tough, and making your claim successful isn’t always easy. Fortunately, you have a chance to get the answers you need for a successful claim.

When you’re struggling to get answers, review this Dallas car accident FAQ, and then contact one of the lawyers at Crain Brogdon Rogers, L.L.P.. Our attorneys can help you overcome your accident claim, starting with a free consultation. When you’re ready, reach out by calling 214-522-9404 or by filling out the online form below.