Car accidents are upsetting and confusing, especially when they are caused by factors beyond your control. When an animal crosses the road, accidents can happen, whether by swerving to avoid the animal or by colliding with another object. In the moments after a crash like this, figuring out what exactly went wrong and who may be at fault can seem overwhelming.
That is why an Arlington animal crossing the street accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins is here to help you sort out the facts of your case and pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Do not let uncertainty stand in the way of getting the help you need. Call us today at (800) 777-7777 for a free case review.
NEGLIGENCE AND FAULT IN ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ANIMALS
It may seem that an animal crossing the street is a random occurrence that cannot be helped. While that is sometimes the case, it is not always so. There are often circumstances – both obvious and obscure – that can contribute to the accident and put another party at fault for your damages. Sometimes, another driver’s negligence can lead to these accidents or make them worse.
Some forms of negligence that may have played a role in your accident could include:
Drivers who are traveling above the speed limit could contribute to an accident. If they are going too fast, they may not be able to respond in time or control their vehicle to safely avoid an animal, as opposed to a driver who is going the speed limit.
DISTRACTED DRIVING PRACTICES
If a driver is texting, talking on their phone, or doing anything else that takes their attention away from the road, they might not see an animal crossing the street.
Motorists who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol have impaired reflexes and reactions, which can lead to accidents or make them worse.
OTHER SITUATIONS CAN ESTABLISH FAULT
While the factors we outlined above can cause or exacerbate an accident caused by an animal crossing the street, this is by no means an exhaustive list. There could be other ways in which a negligent motorist could be held responsible for the damages arising from a crash. Factors such as vehicular malfunction, inclement weather conditions, and other forms of human error could have played a role in your accident and injuries.
TEXAS OPERATES UNDER COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE LAWS
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33.001, Texas is a proportionate responsibility state. This means that even if you are partially at fault for an accident, you may still be entitled to compensation. An Arlington animal crossing the street accident lawyer can help you sort through the facts of your crash to determine who is at fault for the accident. As long as you are not more than 50% at fault for the collision, you can recoup the cost of your expenses.
When you allow Loncar Lyon Jenkins to handle your case, you can take the first step toward securing the best possible outcome for your situation. We understand that right now, you may have many questions about the claims process. We can answer them. To learn more in a free case review, dial (800) 777-7777.
FILING AN INSURANCE CLAIM FOLLOWING AN ARLINGTON COLLISION
According to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), insurance companies are required to offer personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to all prospective policyholders. If you have this form of coverage, then your insurance policy may cover many of the medical expenses arising from the collision. You may also have coverage for lost wages, lost future earning potential, and various non-medical costs resulting from the crash.
A personal injury lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you determine your coverage options. They can also negotiate with the liable insurer on your behalf.
FILING A LAWSUIT AFTER AN ANIMAL CROSSING THE STREET ACCIDENT
If insurance negotiations fail, you may need to file a lawsuit to recover the cost of your out-of-pocket expenses. Upon making this decision, your lawyer will handle the paperwork, communications, and filing deadlines involved in your case. They will also collect evidence that demonstrates liability and present these facts in court.
Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you typically have two years to file a lawsuit for compensation. You can call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to learn more.
BRING IN THE STRONG ARM WITH LONCAR LYON JENKINS
Since 1988, our firm has been serving Texans when they need the Strong Arm to fight for them. We work on behalf of victims and their families across the state, with eight offices for your convenience. We provide the personal attention that each case deserves. When you choose us to represent you, you are choosing a team that is committed to pursuing the best outcome for you and your loved ones. That means that we approach each case, and each client, with a personal touch.
There are several ways that we go out of our way to help injured claimants through the legal process. For instance, if you cannot travel to one of our offices due to your injuries, no problem; we will come to you. Additionally, we take cases on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that you do not owe us payment for our services unless we secure compensation for you.
Call us today to get your free evaluation and learn if you have a case. You can depend on us to investigate the accident, compile evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and ultimately go to trial if need be. An Arlington animal crossing the street accident lawyer can stand between you and injustice.
Call us at (800) 777-7777 today to learn more about how Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you and your loved ones.