When you’re in a motor vehicle accident, getting your life back on track is a monumental undertaking. You want the best help you can get. You want professionals.
The professionals at Manaster Law Firm make it our mission to minimize or eliminate your burdens and maximize your recovery. We dedicate ourselves to getting absolutely everything you need, and then some. And we’re ready to do that for you.
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Eventually just about everyone experiences a motor vehicle collision first hand. It’s not a pleasant experience and it tends to really shake a person up.
If it happens to you, here’s a few practical ideas on how to proceed.
In a car accident case, the party who causes the accident and ensuing damages is liable. That means they are responsible for compensating the injured person. As a practical matter, however, their insurance company is the liable party. That is the essence of the car insurance industry. An insurance company, for a fee (a “premium”), contracts to take on the risk of their insured in the event their insured causes an accident.
Although the at-fault driver’s insurance company is not directly liable to anyone other than their insured, for all intents and purposes it is the liable party because it is responsible to cover the losses.
Other parties are sometimes liable in accident cases. An auto manufacturer might be liable if a defective part or function causes an accident. An employer could be liable if its employee causes an accident when acting in the course and scope of employment. A parent of a minor child would be held liable if the child’s negligent driving resulted in an injury to someone.
Making determinations as to who could be liable is complicated. Having an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer by your side is so helpful after a car accident.
Car accidents often cause physical injuries and property damage. Damages refers to the monetary compensation awarded to victims to help them recover from those losses. In Texas, damages for car accidents can be categorized into two main types: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover the measurable financial losses incurred as a result of the accident. This includes medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and any other out-of-pocket costs directly associated with the incident.
On the other hand, non-economic damages compensate for intangible losses that are harder to quantify. These damages account for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and reduced quality of life. Calculating non-economic damages is subjective and relies on factors such as the severity of injuries, the impact on daily activities, and the long-term consequences on the victim’s well-being.