• Home & Hospital Visits Available |
  • Call 24 hours a day
210-951-2024 866-GAMEZ-LAW

How to make your case following a Texas car crash

Being involved in a motor vehicle collision is one of the scariest experiences you may have. However, it can also be infuriating if the accident was the result of another driver's negligence.

If another driver's carelessness behind the wheel caused you to suffer serious injuries, it is within your rights to seek to hold him or her accountable through the civil court system here in Texas. However, proving that this other person caused your injuries can sometimes be tricky. Below are a couple of tools to help you prove fault in a motor vehicle collision.

What the police say

Police usually respond to car crashes in which people suffer injuries. After a police officer arrives at the scene of your accident and talks to you about it and your injuries, he or she will create an official report. It is a wise move to ask the responding officer how you can obtain a copy of this report as soon as possible after he or she files it.

A police report is a powerful tool in a personal injury case, as it is a written recollection of the police officer's investigation into your accident. These reports often feature information you may be able to use when attempting to establish liability in a civil claim. For example, an officer may provide information regarding the length of skid marks at the scene, which are indicative of how fast a vehicle was going prior to the impact. The report will probably also contain information regarding any traffic tickets issued after the crash.

What state laws say

Texas traffic laws may also help to support your assertion that the other driver caused your accident and injuries. For instance, a vehicle code that deals with making left turns might be handy if the other driver caused your accident by failing to yield the right of way to you while trying to make a left turn. An attorney can help you to determine which code applies in your car accident case.

Competent proof of negligence is necessary to establish liability in a car crash. Only then will a judge determine claims for monetary damages. If you are successful in your case, you might receive a monetary award that may help you to cover your medical costs, lost wages and other expenses tied to the collision.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Tell Us Your Story In A Free Consultation Se Habla Español

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

San Antonio
1119 Fresno
San Antonio, TX 78201

Phone: 210-951-2024
Map & Directions
San Antonio Law Office Map

6999 McPherson Ave
Ste. 104-105, Office #11
NorthTown Professional Plaza
Laredo, TX 78041

Phone: 956-232-3013
Phone: 956-242-PAIN
Map & Directions

711 W. Nolana Ave.
Ste. 206-H
McAllen, TX 78504

Phone: 956-232-3013
Phone: 956-242-PAIN
Map & Directions

100 Congress Ave.
Ste. 2000
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-273-4878
Map & Directions

El Paso
416 North Stanton Street
Ste. 600-b
El Paso, TX 79901

Phone: 915-975-7246
Map & Directions

Houston Office
6309 Skyline Drive
Houston, TX 77057

Phone: 713-881-9922
Map & Directions

Corpus Christi Office
555 North Carancahua Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78041

Map & Directions