Motor vehicle accidents are among some of the most common reasons for personal injuries sustained each year.
Even the safest drivers are bound to commit driving offenses every once in a while. Unfortunately, even a speeding ticket can have dire consequences. Individuals who are convicted of a traffic violation will have demerit points assigned to their licenses based on the severity of the violation. Too many points may mean a suspension or complete revocation of your driver’s license altogether. However, there are a number of ways that Texas drivers can keep their driving record safe and avoid increased insurance rates and high fines:
The first and most important way to protect your driving record is to practice safe driving habits. Be sure to follow designated road signs, obey the speed limit, avoid tailgating, signal before making turns or changing lanes, and avoid distractions such as using a cell phone or changing the radio station. You should also always stay alert and wear a seatbelt. Additionally, if you have had a few drinks, do not get behind the wheel or your car.
Many individuals choose to work with a car accident attorney when facing a speeding ticket or other traffic violation. An experienced attorney can help you fight to keep your insurance rates down and prevent your license from being suspended. In most cases, an attorney will provide court representation on your behalf.
The best way to keep your Texas driving record clean is to contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible following a traffic citation. Let the car accident and workplace injury lawyers with our Law Office defend your legal rights by contacting us.
Parents sometimes depend on third-party individuals to provide care or supervision over their children. Unfortunately, negligent babysitters can be the cause of a number of child injuries.
If you or your child has suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another individual, you may qualify for damages. Contact our Law Office to set up an appointment.
Negligence and liability play major roles in various personal injury cases. It is important to have a general understanding of these terms so that you can better grasp personal injury claims. In many cases, a personal injury attorney can help you understand how negligence and liability play into your specific situation and whether or not you have sufficient evidence to file a claim.
Negligence is defined as any type of conduct that falls below the standards created by law to ensure the protection of others against the unreasonable risk of harm. There are five basic criteria used to determine negligence. For example, a specific duty of care must have been owed to the injured party by the defendant. Additionally, the defendant must have breached said duty, ultimately leading to a causal connection between his or her conduct, or lack of conduct, and the resulting injury. In order to prove negligence, the damages suffered must demonstrate proximal cause and be the direct result of the defendant’s actions.
Liability refers to an individual’s failure to exercise a reasonable level of care that resulted in the injury or harm of another party. Negligence can be considered a sub-category of liability, as liability works to designate fault following an incident that often results from negligent actions. Liability is determined by demonstrating that the individual who caused harm was responsible for providing certain services, such as maintaining a roadway or stairwell, and the failure to exercise these services led to an injury. It must also be shown that the injured party engaged in activity that was not considered dangerous or posed a foreseeable risk.
Whether you’ve suffered from a workplace injury, car accident, or slip and fall accident, our personal injury attorneys are here to help. Learn more about our services or set up an appointment by contacting us.