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There’s an insurance company currently running television ads here in Austin (and I assume elsewhere) encouraging you to use them because “all insurance is the same” so use them and avoid the middle man. That’s basically fraud. All auto insurance isn’t the same. There are different coverages to buy, different deductibles to consider, and a […]
Lea en español Getting in an auto accident is bad enough, but suffering an injury that threatens your livelihood is worse. In addition to determining how much income you’ve lost up until trial, courts consider future wages you won’t receive as a result of being injured. Loss of future wages is an important part of […]
Lea en español Passengers in your car have a right to sue you if they suffer an injury as a result of your negligence. If you are driving and another car causes an accident that injures your passenger, that passenger can sue the other driver. However, if you were negligent and contributed to the accident, […]
Lea en español More people are hurt in motor vehicle accidents than in any other type of accident.The injuries you suffer in a motor vehicle accident can change your life in an instant. You may be unable to work, or you may need extensive medical treatment. Even though you may feel overwhelmed by the results […]
Lea en español A hit-and-run auto accident occurs when a party refuses to stop after the accident. If your car is hit by an automobile and the driver flees the scene, your first concern should be to get medical care. If you are not hurt, try to recall as many details as you can about […]
It is considered a misdemeanor in many states to fail to stop at the scene of an accident. Although this may be seldom enforced, use common sense and stop, call for help or take notes on what you remember happening if you are a witness or see an accident.
This agency, part of the Transportation Department, provides research as well as administers motor vehicle safety laws. It offers a helpful listing of laws it administers here.
You need to personally arrange for any lawsuits against you. Usually this involves hiring an experienced car accident attorney, who can advise and defend you in court. You will have to pay the attorney’s fees and other court related costs, even if you are found not to be legally accountable for the accident. If you […]
For the most part the person who caused the rear-ended accident is at fault, regardless of the reason the front driver stopped. Traffic rules require that a driver traveling at a speed at which he or she can stop safely if a vehicle ahead stops suddenly. In rear-ended collisions, the vehicle damage provides strong proof […]
Usually when the police respond to a scene of an accident they write an accident report, especially if someone was injured. Sometimes a police report will simply state that a driver violated a specific section of the state’s motor vehicle laws and that the violation caused the accident. Other times, the report briefly mentions negligent […]
If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, or are involved in a hit-and-run, bodily injuries may be covered in the uninsured motorist portion of you vehicle insurance policy. Normally, uninsured motorist coverage will not safeguard against damage to your vehicle. The collision coverage of your policy will apply to vehicular damage. […]
If you witness a car accident and there is an injury, immediately call 911. Make victims as comfortable as possible but do not move them. Moving an injured person can turn a minor injury into a serious one. Give your name to the police and to the parties involved in the accident. You may be […]