• GET HELP 24/7
800-488-7840 Se Habla Español
Get Answers Now LET'S TALK

When Are You Entitled to Compensation After an Accident?

There are numerous considerations to know if you’re eligible under Texas law for compensation after an accident. For example, you need to be able to prove the link between the at-fault party’s actions and your damages.

 Also, you need to be aware of the impact of the statute of limitations. 

Learn more about who is eligible to file a car accident claim in Texas, and don’t hesitate to contact an Austin car accident attorney with Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law. 

Understanding Negligence Law in Texas

Negligence is the main legal concept behind personal injury claims. 

In order for you to recover a personal injury settlement after an accident in Texas, it’s necessary to be able to prove the negligence of the at-fault party. 

Generally, the four components of negligence include:

  • Duty of Care – The person responsible for the incident was supposed to keep you safe. 
  • Breach – However, this duty of care was broken by the at-fault party through their own careless actions or inaction. 
  • Causation – The link between your injuries and the accident was, in fact, the other party’s carelessness, and not something else.
  • Damages – The incident left you with actual damages

In order to successfully file a claim in Texas, it’s necessary to demonstrate that these conditions were met by the accident in question. 

Finally, it’s also important to keep in mind that Texas observes modified comparative negligence, which means that you could be barred from recovering a settlement if found to be majority responsible—in Texas, more than 50 percent—for the accident. 

Although the negligence laws in Texas can seem confusing, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand the compensation you may be entitled to and answer your other personal injury questions

Injured in an Accident? Get Help from an Attorney

Have you been injured in an accident? Wondering if you’re entitled to compensation? An experienced attorney from Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law can help you fight for fair compensation. 

Fill out our contact form or call us at 800-488-7840 to learn more about your options for compensation after your accident. 

Get Answers Contact Us Now Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law Speak to an attorney
Or Call Now 800-488-7840 Se Habla Español