Committed Auto Accidents Attorney Serving Texarkana Personal Injury Victims
We can’t even imagine a world without motor vehicles, but that reality can have dangerous and life-changing consequences. Though we all strive to be the safest drivers and passengers, accidents do happen all the time. Though some may be unavoidable, many accidents are caused by distracted or negligent drivers. If you or your loved one has been injured by one of these irresponsible people, you deserve to be compensated for any injuries, loss of wages, and even pain and suffering. We’re here to help you prove your case and get the compensation to which you are entitled.
Car Accident Compensation in Arkansas & Texas
Under both Arkansas and Texas state laws, a “modified comparative fault” system is used in order to determine the extent to which your portion of fault for a crash should affect how much you receive in monetary damages. In other words, if a jury decides that your damages — i.e. medical expenses, vehicle damage, etc. — total $100,000, while at the same time determining that the other driver is only 80 percent at fault for the accident, you will not receive any financial support for the 20 percent that you have been deemed responsible. Keep in mind that if you are found to be 50 percent or more responsible for causing the accident, you will not receive any compensation from the other driver.
In the state of Texas, motorcyclists and their passengers are required to employ protective gear unless they are at least 21 years old and have completed a motorcycle operator safety course, or possess health insurance coverage providing benefits for motorcycle-related injuries. These laws often make it difficult to determine injury compensation when a motorcyclist is involved in an accident. Because Texas is a comparative causation state, the compensation to which the motorcyclist is entitled to can be reduced dramatically if a judge or jury finds them at least partially responsible for the accident.
Your Personal Injury Partner
If you’ve been injured in an auto or motorcycle accident because of an irresponsible driver’s actions, you may have to fight a difficult battle with their insurance company, or even your own. It’s important to remember that even our own insurance company’s primary goal is to pay out as little money as possible. Attorney David C. Graham has the experience and temerity necessary to go up against insurance companies on your behalf.