Car accident injuries can seriously impact your quality of life. After an accident, you might have large medical bills, and if you can’t work because of the accident, you may lose wages. Worker’s compensation and auto insurance should help cover part of these losses, but it often isn’t enough. If you need help getting the compensation you deserve after an accident, contact the Law Offices of David Kohm. We have a thorough understanding of auto accident law and can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Liability and Fault
In most cases, you are only entitled to compensation to the degree that an auto accident wasn’t your fault. Both the Texas courts and the insurance companies involved examine the facts of the case to determine fault and award damages.
Some types of accidents are considered completely one driver’s fault. For example, if a driver hits you from behind, the accident is usually considered that driver’s fault. In this example you would be entitled to full compensation.
In many cases, however, both drivers are considered partially at fault for an accident. For example, if someone hit you while you were making a left turn, the court may determine that both of you are partially at fault for the accident. In this case, you are entitled to partial compensation based on the other driver’s fault. If the court decides you are 30% at fault, you would be entitled to 70% of the compensation you would be entitled to if you were not at fault for the accident at all.
Know Your Rights
It’s important to know your rights when it comes to accidents; you could otherwise miss out on compensation that you are legally entitled to. For example, did you know:
- You may have the right to worker’s compensation if you had an accident while driving on the job.
- Even though you waive your right to sue when you take a worker’s compensation settlement, you can still sue in some cases.
- You may have the right to short-term disability payments if you are severely injured for a long period of time and cannot work.
- You have the right to dispute an insurance company’s finding of fault for an accident.
If you have been involved in an accident, you need an Arlington accident attorney to help you. The Law Offices of David Kohm can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Call us at 817-204-0900 to schedule a consultation.