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Auto Accidents
Auto Accident Law Firm
Best Auto Accident Lawyers in East Texas

Every day there are thousands of auto accidents and hundreds of individuals succumb to the injuries caused by those accidents. The resulting injuries can prevent you from living the life you used to for a day, month, or even years after the collision. This deferment from normal life can lead to frustration, fear, and uncertainty about the future. You might feel you have more questions than answers. The attorneys at Negem & Worthington can help you get those questions answered.

We understand that after a serious accident you need to concentrate on your recovery or the recovery of a loved one. Unfortunately, the minimum liability insurance required by Texas law is usually inadequate to cover the damages caused by catastrophic accidents. While receiving compensation for the harm you have suffered is of utmost importance, the stress of a lawsuit can be taxing. With this in mind, we will take over the case and use our collective skill and experience to uncover every contributing cause of your accident and identify all potentially liable parties. We can also assist you in finding medical specialists and other care providers, and petition that they wait for payment until your case is resolved through settlement or trial.

What Are The Typical Causes of Auto Accidents?

Drivers must exercise reasonable care on Texas’ roads and highways. However, most auto accidents stem from failure to abide by traffic laws or negligent and/or reckless driving, such as:

  • Driving too fast or too slowly
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to signal while turning
  • Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals
  • Failing to drive on the right side of the road

Also, drivers too often attempt to multi-task behind the wheel, engaging in such dangerous activities as talking and texting on cell phones. However, factors other than poor judgment behind the wheel contribute to the high number of car and truck collisions; in some cases, extenuating circumstances may have led to your personal injury or accident, triggering third party liability.

Are There Additional Causes of Accidents and Third Party Liability?

Accidents are sometimes caused by factors unrelated to any particular driver’s behavior, such as a vehicle malfunction, faulty mechanical repairs, or poorly maintained roads. In any of these circumstances, a third party may be liable for your injuries. For example, if a vehicle or vehicle component is proven to be dangerously defective, the manufacturer may be responsible for any harm caused by that defect. Similarly, if a mechanic fails to properly repair a vehicle, and that failure causes an accident, you may be entitled to recover from the mechanic and/or repair shop. If your accident was caused by deficient roadway maintenance, the state may be liable for any injuries that result. Inadequate roadway maintenance may include:

  • Malfunctioning traffic signals
  • Damage or missing traffic signs
  • Improper striping on passing lanes
  • Problems with the roadway that obstruct a driver’s vision
  • Poorly placed trees and utility poles

What happens if your involved in an accident with a drunk driver?

The state may prosecute a criminal case against a person charged with driving under the influence (DUI); however, if you or a loved one was injured because of another’s decision to drive drunk, you must seek compensation in civil court in order to recover for your personal injury or wrongful death. Due to diminished sensory perception and motor skills, drunk drivers rarely take evasive measures to mitigate the severity of collisions, leading to severe, high-impact accidents and especially serious injuries. If your accident was caused by a drunk driver, our experienced and aggressive auto accident lawyers will fight to see you fairly compensated for the losses you have suffered. In some cases, it may also be possible to pursue recovery against parties that provided alcohol to the drunk driver; under Texas law, liability may attach to liquor stores, bars, or restaurants who serve alcohol to persons who are obviously intoxicated.

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Injury Types

Damage to the spinal cord resulting in what is classified as a complete injury often results in the diminishing of nerve sensation and movement depending on the severity. This injury is defined as paralysis. The victim of this type of injury must deal with physical limitations for the rest of their lives. These limitations often hamper their financial wellbeing as well.
Spinal Injuries
With larger impacts, damaging compression of the spine and spinal cord could lead to broken bones or nerve damage. This type of injury can be a precursor to extensive medical and rehabilitation costs resulting in an impact of the victim’s quality of life for the foreseeable future.

Our Client Process

For more than 25 years, we have been adjusting our process to the needs of our clients. From a free initial consultation through settlement or litigation, you can count on a team of compassionate advocates that care about your case.

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