Tailgating is an intentional act of negligence that causes over 1.7 million rear-end collisions each year, according to the Washington Post. When a motorist makes the conscious decision to tailgate another driver, they put themselves, their passengers, and other road users at risk of sustaining serious injuries.
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a tailgating accident, you may have the right to financial compensation from the party who caused the collision.
An Odessa tailgating accident lawyer may be able to help your family prove:
- The cause of the accident
- How the at-fault driver acted negligently
- The cost of your injuries and associated damages
- Your right to recoup those costs
You do not have to handle the obligations of a personal injury case without legal help. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we can promote a successful resolution to your case. We handle over 7,000 cases each year, and we are ready to get to work for you. To put the Strong Arm to work, call (877) 239-4878 today.
Potential Causes of Your Tailgating Accident
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) reports that tailgating accidents happen when a driver is following too closely to the vehicle in front of them. There are many reasons why a motorist might tailgate another driver. In some cases, they may want to pressure a slowly moving vehicle to change lanes. In other situations, the density of traffic might cause vehicles to drive closely to one another.
Yet, no matter the cause of your accident, all motorists have a legal duty of care to prevent collisions from happening. The Texas Department of Insurance reports that tailgating is a form of aggressive driving. Fault and liability in your Odessa car accident case could rest on the driver who struck you.
If you or someone you love was injured in a tailgating accident, you could be left with serious injuries and a damaged vehicle. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we believe that the driver who caused the accident should be responsible for your damages. We will first try to settle your case through negotiations with the liable insurance company. You might even have coverage options that you did not know about. However, if insurance negotiations do not yield the result that we want, then we can file a lawsuit and defend your rights in civil court.
You can call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to get started.
For a free legal consultation with a tailgating accidents lawyer serving Odessa, call 800-777-7777
We Can Assess the Monetary Value of Your Damages
When another driver’s negligence causes a tailgating accident, you have certain rights that allow you to seek compensation. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §41.001 allows you to request payment from the at-fault driver or their insurance company.
You may be able to recover the cost of the following expenses:
- Past and future medical care
- Past and future lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Property restoration or replacement
- Physical disfigurement and impairment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Your lawyer will help you analyze your accident-related expenses and assign a monetary value to your compensation case. By understanding what value constitutes a fair settlement, we will be prepared to negotiate with the liable insurance company.
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Your Lawyer Can Work with the Insurance Company
Your tailgating-related damages have a financial value. After your lawyer helps you determine the cost of your damages, they will try to resolve your case through negotiations with the insurance company. The American Bar Association (ABA) reminds us that most car accident cases are settled without having to go to trial. If you are able to reach an agreement with the liable insurer, then you would not have to go to court.
There are two things you need to know while your lawyer negotiates with the insurance company. First, you are the only one who can accept or reject a settlement offer. Your lawyer will not make any decisions without consulting you first. Secondly, once you accept a settlement from the insurance company, your case is over. Even if you encounter additional accident-related expenses, you cannot ask the insurance company for more money.
Your lawyer will explain all of your legal options as your case develops. They can advise you on the viability of any settlement offers and work to secure compensation for you and your family. Loncar Lyon Jenkins is ready to defend your right to financial recovery. To get started with a free case evaluation, dial (877) 239-4878.
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File Your Lawsuit within Texas’s Statute of Limitations
Many insurance companies fulfill their contractual obligations without any issues. However, some insurance companies are not as honest. If your Odessa tailgating accident lawyer cannot reach a settlement with the liable insurer, then you have the option of filing a lawsuit.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our team will work on filing your lawsuit within Texas’s statute of limitations. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003 gives car accident claimants a two-year period to seek compensation in court. Failure to file your case within this allotted period could forfeit your right to seek financial recovery. We encourage you to start the legal process as soon as you can. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins to begin.
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We Can Prove that the Other Driver Was Following Too Closely
Our legal team helps injured claimants and their families seek compensation.
To help you seek financial recovery, we can prove the cause of the accident and its subsequent costs by:
- Reading and reviewing your medical records and bills
- Reviewing the official crash report
- Locating and interviewing witnesses to the accident
- Locating and reviewing available traffic camera footage
- Building your tailgating accident case based on evidence
When you are ready to pursue the at-fault driver for the compensation you deserve, call in the Strong Arm.
An Odessa Tailgating Accident Lawyer Can Be Your Advocate
Contact the personal injury team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins after being injured in a tailgating car accident. We can help you prove that the at-fault driver’s negligence led to your accident, injuries, and expenses. Connect with our client care team by calling
(877) 239-4878 today.