The laws surrounding a car accident in Texas can be quite extensive. If you were involved in an accident, the law in Texas requires you to fill out a crash report form CR-2 within 10 days if the police did not investigate at the scene. You must handle filling out this form if the accident resulted in an injury, death, or property damage that exceeds $1,000.
Now, the important question most people that have been in a wreck ask: “What about insurance? What are my rights?” Texas is a “fault” car insurance state. This means a driver at fault will be liable for any and all damages and/or injuries that occurred from a car wreck to the other drivers who were not at fault. Driver’s at fault for a car wreck in Texas typically hold insurance policies that help take care of the damages. Their liability insurance in Texas must reach a minimum standard of the following:
- $30,000 for each injured individual
- $60,000 total for injuries per accident
- $25,000 for property damage (for the other party)
If you were the one that was not at fault, you have every right to receive compensation for your injuries, lost wages, anguish, permanent damage, and even your property damage. The most important thing in an accident is taking care of your health. What the other party owes you (through their insurance company) is that your life goes back to normal as quickly and unbothered as possible. You should not be paying your own medical bills, spending hours away from work without getting paid due to your injuries resulting from the car accident or suffering from mental and physical anguish without being compensated.
Oftentimes, people think we get our own insurance to help care for our vehicles and injuries after a car accident. While this is true, insurance also serves a major purpose for you by caring for someone you may have harmed by driving recklessly or negligently. Driving properly with full attention to the road seems to happen less often with the busy and distracted society of today. When someone makes a mistake and an innocent individual is suffering for it, they have every right to claim compensation.
Has Someone Left You Injured After A Car Wreck?
If you have been in an accident that left you in pain and searching for answers, you need to call the seasoned Dallas car accident attorneys of Reyes Browne Reilley at once. The professional legal staff we have on hand can help you get the compensation that you deserve for someone else’s negligent actions. We can begin helping you with your personal injury claim now when you give our law firm a call at (214) 526-7900. You may also send your information through our secure web formats here.