Texas is an at-fault or tort state for car accidents. The person at fault for the accident is responsible for paying for resulting injuries and property damage sustained by other parties involved. Normally, if you were injured in a crash caused by another driver, you may have the option of filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or filing a lawsuit in civil court. Recovering compensation may not be as simple in a collision with a government vehicle because of the doctrine of sovereign immunity.
Dashboard cameras are now more affordable and much more commonly installed by drivers. These cameras can record what happens outside or inside a vehicle, including the events leading up to a car accident. In Texas, dashcam footage can provide valuable evidence in support of a personal injury claim.
Tesla releases safety reports on its vehicles quarterly. These include Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. The company claims its vehicles have achieved among the lowest overall probability of injury for any vehicles ever tested by the federal government’s New Car Assessment Program in its fourth quarter 2022 Tesla Vehicle Safety Report. Although the latest statistics look promising and crash rates have steadily improved, critics claim that Tesla’s data may be misleading.
In 2016, Elon Musk oversaw the production of a video that implied the Tesla is a fully self-driving vehicle. Although Musk stated that these cars would not be equipped with full self-driving capability upon receipt, but rather they would have these abilities in the future, the video suggests otherwise.
Like many other festive holidays that occur throughout the year, St. Patrick’s Day is a day that often goes hand-in-hand with copious amounts of drinking. Unfortunately, this increases the potential for drunk drivers on the road, and an uptick in serious or deadly car accidents.
Millions of people trust Uber or Lyft Riders for their daily transportation needs, given their convenience, cost-effectiveness, and ease of use. Unfortunately, if an Uber or Lyft driver hits you, matters can be complicated, as proven by the many pending lawsuits. The complication arises from the fact that these drivers function as independent contractors rather than employees of Uber or Lift. At The Lenahan Law Firm, we will help you seek compensation upon being hit by an Uber or Lyft driver. Read on to understand more about liability in case an Uber or Lyft driver hits you.
Uber was Texas’s first rideshare service, arriving in 2012. Since then, the use of ridesharing apps has grown in prominence greatly. While ridesharing is a handy and user-friendly tool, rideshare accidents are considerably more complicated than regular vehicle accidents. There can be broad legal challenges that arise as a result of liability and insurance questions related to ridesharing accidents.
If you have been in a crash involving an emergency vehicle, you may be wondering who is at fault and what your options are. There are laws in Texas that regulate the conduct of operators of emergency vehicles to ensure the safety of drivers operating passenger vehicles.
There are many types of animal-related scenarios and encounters that may cause accidents on the road.
Domestic animals are commonly seen on roadsides, as they are often used by people as transportation. These include horses, donkeys, cattle, and sheep. A person may encounter an accident in which a domestic animal is involved if they are driving too close to the side of the road where these animals are grazing or moving around.
Car accidents can be traumatic, and it can be hard to think clearly in the aftermath. However, the steps you take in the aftermath of an accident are extremely important because they could be the difference between being able to make a successful claim or not. Without evidence, you won’t be able to prove negligence and therefore will not be compensated for your injuries.