In a major city like Dallas, car accidents happen all the time. In many cases, the accidents are simply “fender benders.” But, unfortunately, sometimes serious car accidents occur that leave those involved with severe, life-changing injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to take legal action to attempt to recover financial compensation.
So, what should you know about legal claims based on car accidents? Well, for starters, the legal term “negligence” is likely something you will hear quite a bit if you pursue a personal injury case. In essence, “negligence” means that someone wasn’t doing what they were supposed to be doing—in the case of a car accident, for example, that usually means that a driver wasn’t operating a vehicle correctly, or with full attention to the road.
Negligence, and even recklessness, can come in many forms. Distracted driving is a big one—we have all seen drivers staring at their cellphones while they drive down the road. Drunk driving and even drowsy driving are other forms of negligence or recklessness too, for example, which can form the basis of a personal injury lawsuit.
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At our law firm, we have seen many different ways in which the slightest bit of negligence or recklessness can cause life-long problems for victims of car accidents. We work hard to help our clients hold negligent and reckless drivers accountable for their actions. For more information about how we might be able to help with your personal injury claim in Texas, please visit the car accident overview section of our law firm’s website.