Houston Personal Injury Attorney Brent Cordell handles cases involving automobile accidents, premises liability, insurance bad faith, work related injuries, medical malpractice, dog bites, business torts, commercial vehicle accidents, product liability and more. Throughout his career, Mr. Cordell has helped thousands of injured people get the just compensation they deserve. If you need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston Texas contact Brent Cordell at www.cordell-law.com for a free consultation.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Automobile Accidents- Houston Personal Injury Attorney
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) someone in the United States is involved in a car accident every 10 seconds. Legal claims arising from motor vehicle accidents are typically governed by the law of negligence. A person who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay for any damages, either to a person or property, caused by his or her negligence.
Figuring out who is at fault in a traffic accident is a matter of deciding who was negligent. In many cases, your instincts will tell you that a driver, cyclist or pedestrian acted carelessly, but not what rule or rules that person violated. An attorney will look to a number of sources to help you determine who was at fault for your accident, such as police reports, state traffic laws, and witnesses.
Courts look to a number of factors in determining whether a driver was negligent. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
Disobeying traffic signs or signals
Failing to signal while turning
Driving above or below the posted speed limit
Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Getting Legal Help for a Car Accident Injury
Anyone who has been through a motor vehicle accident knows that it can be a traumatic experience. Whether the accident involved an car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle, you have the right to take legal action against any person, company, or entity that is responsible -- including private citizens, stores, manufacturers, insurance companies, large corporations, and government agencies. If you have suffered an injury because of someone else's carelessness, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who will evaluate your case with you, to ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected. An attorney can explain what you can expect at every step of your personal injury case, and will take action on your behalf -- researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, conferring with expert consultants, planning legal strategy, and negotiating with insurers and opposing counsel -- all with an eye toward strengthening your position and ensuring your fair recovery. Brent M. Cordell can explain what you can expect at every step of your personal injury case: contact us at www.cordell-law.com or call 1-844-8LEGAL8 (1-844-853-4258) for a free consultation.