Who Determines Fault after a Car Accident in Dallas?

April 23rd, 2013 by Michael Guajardo

When a police officer responds to an accident, the police report, and any ensuing tickets, will be a fairly clear indication of fault. For example, if you are involved in an accident on the Dallas Mixmaster, and the police arrive on the scene and determine that the other driver was at fault, issuing him a ticket for reckless driving, then fault is clear.

When Fault is Unclear

This clear cut case, while ideal, is rare. Most of the time, fault does not lie squarely on the shoulders of one party, or there is some uncertainty as to who exactly caused the accident. In cases such as this, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney at Guajardo & Marks as soon as possible.

A Dallas car accident attorney with the ability to quickly launch an investigation into the accident can significantly improve your chances of getting the compensation you need. The insurance company is going to try its best to get you to accept a too low offer, making it seem as if the accident was your fault. They do this in order to save themselves money. Too often we speak with clients who have accepted an offer, only to find that it doesn’t come close to covering the true cost of their accident.

Help Us Help You

By calling 972-774-9800 and speaking with an experienced Dallas car accident attorney, you will be making an important first step to protecting your rights: helping your family to recover from your accident. The call and the initial consultation are free. You have nothing to lose; please call today.