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What Happens if I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver?

Car Accident Lawyer Granbury Bedford

Drunk driving accidents are more common than many people realize. Approximately 29 people die as a result of alcohol-related car accidents every day in the United States alone. The numbers are staggering considering this is the type of accident that’s easily avoided. Unfortunately, not everyone asks for help getting home when they’ve been drinking. That’s a choice that puts everyone on the road in danger. If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, you have options. Let our experienced attorney Brett Cain help you figure out which steps to take. Drunk Drivers are Negligent A drunk driver is a negligent driver....

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What is Modified Comparative Fault?

Car Injury Lawyer Granbury Texas

If you’re hurt by someone else in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injury. It's an unwelcome surprise to have an insurance adjuster tell you they’re willing to pay for only 80% of your loss instead of 100%. The insurance company is allowed to make this type of offer because of the modified comparative fault law in Texas. What is modified comparative fault, or comparative negligence? In Texas, the amount you receive in a settlement can be reduced by up to 50% if your negligence contributed to the loss. For instance, if someone who ran a stop sign...

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Texas Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Personal Injury Granbury Lawyer

The statute of limitations for personal injury in Texas is 2 years. The period typically starts on the date the accident took place. However, a judge can set a later starting date for the statute of limitations in certain circumstances. It is important to keep this in mind if you intend to file a lawsuit. If you try to file a lawsuit years after a car accident, the respondent’s lawyers or the legal representatives of their insurance company may try to have your case dismissed on the grounds that it has passed the statute of limitations. Although not the only...

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