San Antonio Roadway Departure Crash Lawyer
A road departure crash occurs when a vehicle veers off the edge of the road or crosses over the center line. In most cases, a roadway departure will result in serious injuries to the occupants in the vehicle that departed the roadway, and any vehicle it comes into contact with as a result. Roadway departures can also hurt pedestrians and cyclists who were safely using a sidewalk or roadway and did not have time to move out of the departing vehicle’s way.
If you have been hurt by a driver who departed the roadway, you can file a claim against the negligent driver. Our San Antonio roadway departure crash lawyer can help you obtain the full and fair settlement you deserve.
Roadway Departure Crashes Lawsuits
Under Texas law, you have the legal right to file a lawsuit against any driver who leaves the road or their lane. A roadway departure accident will leave you in immense pain, and with injuries that are costly to treat. You may also not be able to return to work for some time. When an accident is serious, you may not even be able to return to the same line of work again.
If you are successful with your lawsuit, you can recover financial compensation known as damages. Common damages in car accident claims include your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. To recover your financial losses, you must file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. In the vast majority of cases, the liable party is the driver who left their lane. Still, you must prove that they acted negligently and caused the accident.
How to Prove Negligence
Most personal injury lawsuits rely on the legal concept of negligence and roadway departure crashes are no different. To prove negligence, you must show that another driver owed you a duty of care to keep you safe. All motorists on the road have a legal duty to drive in a reasonable manner that does not endanger others. Any time someone breaches this duty and acts carelessly, they are considered negligent.
To prove negligence, you must show the negligent act the driver engaged in. Texting and driving, drinking and driving, and drowsy driving are some of the most common negligent acts that can cause a driver to leave the roadway. You must not only prove this negligence, but also show that it directly caused the accident that resulted in injury.
Our San Antonio Roadway Departure Crash Lawyer Can Prove Your Case
Proving another driver was negligent is never easy, even when the negligence is as obvious as leaving the roadway. At the Law Office of Israel Garcia, our San Antonio roadway departure crashes lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation and collect evidence that proves your case so you obtain the maximum damages you are entitled to. Call us today at 210-LAW-9999 or reach out to us online to schedule a free review of your case and to learn more about your legal options.