You’re driving home from work after a busy day; traffic is your typical 5’o’clock nightmare in Houston. When all of a sudden, a car runs through a red light and crashes into the passenger side of your vehicle. This driver is without a doubt at fault for your accident. A police officer shows up to the scene, calls a medic to inspect you both, and issues a ticket to the other driver. The driver who hit you is clearly at fault and has been issued a ticket to reflect this. However, not all cases are as simple when it comes to determining who is at fault. If a police officer does not issue a ticket, or if there are extenuating circumstances making your accident complex, working with an attorney may be your best option to determine fault in your accident.
Proving Who Is At-Fault
Whenever you file a claim with the negligent or reckless driver’s insurance company, it will be left up to you to prove they are at-fault in your car accident case. The burden of proof rests on your shoulders in order to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. In order for you to make your case and prove their liability you will need to be able to prove the one or more of the following:
-The driver failed to demonstrate reasonable caution on the road and therefore was negligent or reckless in their behavior
-The driver’s actions are the direct cause of the car accident
-You have suffered property, physical, or mental damage and suffering
How Do You Prove a Car Accident Was Not Your Fault?
Unfortunately, even in cases where the other driver is clearly at fault for your accident, insurance companies will still use predatory tactics to minimize your claim. This is why it is important to protect yourself from being taken advantage of by these companies. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can go a long way to bringing you relief in your case. At the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers in Houston, we believe that all drivers who have suffered due to the negligent or reckless actions of another should be given the proper compensation for their case. We work with our clients to help bring them justice with no upfront costs to them. We understand that the last thing you need is more financial burden on your plate following a car accident. If you or someone you live has recently been injured in an automotive accident, contact our office today or fill out our online contact form in order to schedule you no-cost, no-obligation, consultation with our team to determine your options moving forward in your case.
Houston Car Accident Attorney
Beverly R. Caruthers proudly serves and defends the Greater Houston area including but not limited to Baytown, Conroe, Crosby, Humble, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Tomball. Our legal team is bilingual and offer spanish speaking legal counsel for all of our clients. If you need legal representation following an incident don’t hesitate to contact Beverly R. Caruthers Law Office!