When you are driving down the road, the last thing you probably expect to happen is to get struck by a flying object. Whether that flying object is outside your car or inside your car, it can take you by surprise and cause quite a stir. Getting struck by a loose object will do damage to your vehicle and it can also harm you physically, depending on what hits you and where it strikes. Whatever the case might be, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation. It is not your fault when you get hit by a loose object, and you should not have to worry about the costs either.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will advocate for you and fight for your case. Our El Paso accident caused by loose objects lawyer will work closely with you to ensure every legal avenue is exhausted to recover monetarily on your behalf. You do not need to worry about navigating the legal system because we have been handling cases like this since 1988.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins began with just one man and has grown to eight office locations across several cities in the Texas area. When you work with an attorney with Loncar Lyon Jenkins, you can be assured of being treated with fairness, honesty, and integrity.
Furthermore, no need to worry about payment upfront because we work on a contingency basis. We will provide you with a free consultation by calling 877-239-4878 to speak with a member of our team today about your case.
Loose Objects That May Strike You
We do not think that much about loose objects striking us when we think of car accidents. However, this is a possibility in two different ways. Let us look at both ways more in-depth.
The first way you might get hit by a loose object is when another vehicle is carrying something the breaks free and hits your vehicle. This would typically be a vehicle such as a dump truck, tractor-trailer, pickup truck, or any other type of vehicle that can carry an open load. If the truck or vehicle does not have their items fastened properly, then something can fly out. For example, a piece of metal, rocks, wood, or other sharp objects can come hurling at your vehicle. The problem is that these objects are going at a high rate of speed and can inflict serious damage.
There is another way that loose objects could cause damage that you might not have thought about. That is within your car. If another vehicle hits your car, it can cause a loose object to become a projectile and strike you. For example, if you are traveling with a laptop computer in your vehicle and another car hits you. If the force of the impact is hard enough, it could cause your laptop to become a projectile and it may strike you in the head or anywhere else, causing bodily harm. In fact, an ABC News report told how a man got into an accident and although his child was somewhat protected by the car seat, the child suffered a fractured skull due to a flying cell phone within the vehicle.
The news article went on to report a study from Strategic Safety which stated, “anything in your vehicle that is not attached to the vehicle, can fly off and hit somebody causing severe damage, and everything from luggage to soda pop cans that were not tied down were responsible for more than 13,000 injuries in accidents nationwide in just one year.”
If something like this happened to you, you have rights and deserve to collect fair compensation. An El Paso accident caused by loose objects lawyer can begin the process of building a strong case for you. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 877-239-4878 for a free case consultation.
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Developing the Case For Liability
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our attorneys can make the case in court or through strong negotiation procedures by building on the evidence gathered. To be successful in the negotiation phase or trial, if it comes to that, we must prove duty of care, breach of duty, and causation and damages. Let us look at these areas a bit closer.
Duty of Care — Duty of care refers to proving the other party is responsible for your well-being in the given situation. They have a duty of care to see to it that you do not get harmed. In a traffic situation, all vehicles owe this duty to other vehicles. That is why we have laws, traffic signage, and rules of the road.
Breach of Duty — The breach of duty aspect refers to the other party breaching, or breaking, that duty of care. In other words, they did not take care to not harm you through their actions. Their actions were a clear breaking of this duty owed to you. An El Paso accident caused by loose objects lawyer can show that this was done through either carelessness, negligence, breaking the law, or even malice.
Causation and Damages — Causation and damages is similar to cause and effect. Did the accident cause your injuries? Your attorney will show that this was the case.
Your Rights Under Texas Law
You might be wondering about your rights under the law. What if the objects that hit you were inside your car — do you still have rights to collect for the injuries? What if your car is struck by metal from another vehicle but you do not know which vehicle? What then? There are many questions that need to be explored and answered, since each case is unique. However, you can be assured that everyone has a right to fair compensation when they are injured due to no fault of their own. There is compensation for you; you just need a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the legal avenues to find it.
Be aware that Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 16.003(a) says that you have up to two years to file a claim for your damages. So, it may be best to contact an El Paso accident caused by loose objects lawyer promptly.
File Your Claim with Loncar Lyon Jenkins
Start the process of recovering your damages today with the help of a personal injury attorney. Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins at 877-239-4878 to speak with a member of our team. The call is free and there is no obligation.