Were You Partially at Fault for the Accident?

You may hesitate to contact an attorney after a car accident if you believe you were wholly or partially at fault. It is a myth that car accident cases revolve around fault. There are many aspects of a personal injury claim, many of them complex and difficult for a lay person to handle without legal counsel and representation.

Yes, determining fault is important, but it is not the only key factor. Auto insurance policies and liability laws provide for compensation even for drivers who are at fault. Typically, the person who is at fault is responsible to pay for damages to the other person. However, liability in a car accident is often shared in two or more directions:

  • The person who was injured may have been partially at fault.
  • Another driver may have committed a traffic violation, such as speeding.
  • A passenger may have distracted the driver.
  • A car part such as an air bag, seat belt or brakes may have been defective.
  • A roadway may have contained hazards or may have been poorly designed.

When two or more drivers' errors resulted in a car or truck accident, insurance claims adjusters or courts of law sometimes find that they share varying proportions of comparative or contributory negligence. The degree of comparative or contributory negligence will help determine the dollar value of an injury claim. It is common for an accident victim's attorney and a claims adjuster to disagree on the percentage of comparative fault to be allotted to each driver. A skillful, experienced personal injury lawyer such as Ted Lorenz or Lesley Lorenz will zealously advocate on behalf of the injured person whom he or she represents.

Respect · Experience · Knowledge

Founding attorney Ted Lorenz has earned the Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star designation in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010. (Texas Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service.) Ted is proud that this designation was voted on by his legal peers. His wife, Lesley Lorenz, was also recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2009 and 2010 and conducts the popular Car Crash Seminar for other injury attorneys. Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP, is well equipped to handle your Texas car accident case with your best interests at heart.

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