Why You Need a Texas Rear-End Accident Lawyer
Who is at fault in this type of car accident?
Being hit from behind is a frightening enough experience, but what happens next can be completely overwhelming. You may not be prepared to deal with an insurance company that only cares about its own bottom line, even though you clearly did nothing wrong. An experienced car accident attorney can help.
Even a rear-end wreck that seems clear-cut can lead to a surprisingly difficult legal case. That’s where we come in. Contact the rear-end accident attorneys at Tracey Fox & Walters today for your free consultation.
Texas attorneys who know Texas law
Under Texas law, the driver of the rear vehicle is presumed to be at fault for a rear-end accident. It’s common sense: after all, there’s not much you can do to avoid a vehicle behind you. It takes a great deal of evidence to prove that the driver of the front vehicle was responsible – but that doesn’t mean the insurance company won’t try to blame you.
More often, the insurance company will dispute the amount of damages (financial compensation) you are due after an accident. Rear-end accidents often happen at low speeds or while both vehicles are moving in the same direction, which reduces the force of impact. As a result, the insurance company for the at-fault driver may try to argue that your damages are minor and that you should settle for their low-ball offer.
The reality is that even a low-speed crash can cause serious injuries, such as head or neck injuries – and even a seemingly minor injury can have a major impact on your quality of life. If you had any medical expenses, were out of work for any length of time, or sustained any other losses as a result of your crash, Texas law says you should be fully compensated for all those losses by the responsible party. That’s our job – and we know how to do it well.
We fight hard to get what you deserve
We’ve handled numerous rear-end accidents throughout Texas, from crashes in major cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio to wrecks on rural roads. We know these cases inside and out, and the insurance companies know how hard we work for our clients. Often, they agree to offer a fair settlement. If not, we’re ready to take them to trial.
Take your rear-end accident seriously right from the start. Get medical attention right away – and then contact us as soon as possible. Give us a call or contact us online today for your free consultation with an experienced rear-end accident attorney.