Attorneys Dedicated To Helping Car Accident Victims And Their Families
Texas has more miles of road than any other state and some of the highest posted speed limits in the country. Driving is a necessary way of life here, but it comes with numerous dangers. When a serious or fatal car accident occurs, you need to be able to count on fair and appropriate compensation. That’s where Perez Collazo Law Firm can help.
Our legal practice focuses on helping motor vehicle accident victims recover money for their injuries, vehicle damage, medical expenses, time away from work and other losses. For more than a decade, we have been a trusted resource for the Hispanic community in the area, and we work tirelessly to help our clients seek the compensation they need to pay their bills, fix their property, and get back to living their lives.
Strong Advocacy After Any Type Of Auto Accident
Our firm is ready to represent you after nearly any type of motor vehicle accident scenario, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents (18-wheelers)
- Bus, train and public transportation accidents
- Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents
- Drunk-driving or drugged-driving crashes
- Distracted driving accidents
- Speeding and aggressive driving accidents
- Dangerous road conditions or poor road design
When you contact us, we take the time to understand what happened and what you need right away. We then set to work investigating the accident and walking you through the next steps in your recovery. Throughout the process, we communicate with you to keep you informed and seek your input on how the case should proceed.
Car Accident Law In Texas
Car accidents can have numerous causes and contributing factors. Although the person who struck your vehicle may be primarily at fault for the crash, Texas law looks at all drivers’ actions when determining who can receive payment following a car wreck, as well as how large that payment will be. For example, there will be an examination of not only whether the at-fault driver was speeding or ran a stop sign, but also whether the injured driver was wearing their seat belt or was distracted right before the accident. Depending on the answers to those questions, eligibility for compensation and the amount of compensation received may increase or decrease.
Thankfully, in Texas, you can still recover damages if you were less than 50 percent at fault for the accident. This is known as “proportionate responsibility.” If the other driver is more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, he or she will be asked to pay the full costs of the jury award minus whatever portion you are deemed responsible for. If the jury decides you were 30 percent at fault, for instance, you could recover 70 percent of the full award.