Car Accident

The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie, P.C. Serves Texas Statewide

We understand that dealing with motor vehicle accidents, insurance companies and claims adjusters can cause additional stress. The leading cause of deaths, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is by motor vehicle accidents. Deaths due to this injury occur every day, therefore, it is important to contact our team of legal experts for proper support. We have experience working car accidents cases and want to take away your stress while you recover. 

What To Do After a Car Accident

While we understand that it is easy to become overwhelmed in the moment of a car accident, it is best to follow these helpful tips to ensure the safe of you and your passengers:

  • Move to a safe location

  • Contact the police and ambulance 

  • Take pictures of all the damages

  • Get the contact information of everyone involved in the accident

  • Get witness contact information

  • Contact your insurance a file your claim

  • Contact our Car Accident Attorneys 

When to Report a Car Accident in Texas

Depending on the severity of the impact, after a car accident, there are two places you must contact. Some cases will first require that you contact the local police. 

Two reasons for contacting the police:

  1. Injury of death of a person

  2. Vehicle is damaged and unable to drive 

Contacting your insurance company is the second place you should contact after an accident. It is important that you contact your insurance as soon a possible and our legal experts recommend that you contact them regardless of the severity of the impact. 

Texas’ Comparative Negligence Rule

If the other driver was fully at fault then they will be responsible for compensating you, usually done by their insurance company, for your injuries and damages.

If you were at fault for part of the damages, the compensation will then be split by an equal percentage which is a modified comparative rule. For example, if you were 40% at fault, you will receive 60% and you must be no more than 50% at fault in order to receive the compensation. 

Common Types of Car Accidents in Texas

Our attoneys handel these types of cases car accident cases and more:

  • Rear-end accidents

  • Head-on collisions

  • Drunk driving accidents

  • Distracted driving accidents

  • Motorcycle accidents

  • Trucking accidents