Negligence Per Se in Texas Auto Accident Cases

Any time that you or a family member are seriously injured in a Dallas-Fort Worth accident requiring medical treatment, it is a good idea to get a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced local attorney who specializes in severe personal injury cases. A good lawyer will be able to explain your legal rights and help guide you through the often complex process of making a successful claim against the negligent driver’s insurance provider.
It is important to remember that all insurance companies exist to make money. It is the job of insurance adjustors to deny claims for compensation, or – failing that – to pay as little money as possible to the injury victim. It is essential, therefore, that you have a board certified personal injury lawyer with a proven track record on your side to make sure that you take full advantage of the law as it applies to your situation, and that you recover the maximum possible compensation from all liable insurance policies.

Negligence Per Se

Negligence per se is a legal concept which refers to a claim for compensation “based on the violation of a civil or criminal statute, ordinance or administrative regulation.”
In car wrecks and other serious traffic accident cases, a board certified Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer can make a negligence per se claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company when the at-fault driver committed an act which is regarded as negligent as a matter of law. This benefits the personal injury victim if the case ends up going to court, because their attorney is not required to prove negligence if it is already considered negligence per se under Texas law.
Examples of personal injury cases in Texas where the offenses is regarded as negligence per se as opposed to neglect of ordinary care include a vehicle owner allowing an unlicensed driver to operate their vehicle, a motorist failing to stop at a steady red traffic light, driving on the wrong side of the road, 18-wheeler truck drivers failing to display warning lights when stopped on the side of the road, and failing to exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian.

Free, No Obligation Consultation

Call the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Anderson Law Firm today for a free, no obligation consultation on your unique situation. You don’t owe us any money up front, and if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay us a penny.
Call today, toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or locally at 214-327-8000.
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