How Do You Determine Fault In an Auto Accident?

July 5, 2012 by

How do you determine who is a fault if you are in an auto accident in Houston, Texas?

  • In my previous blog post, I discussed some basic things that you should do first if you are every unfortunate enough to be involved in a car crash or a trucking accident.
  • In this post I will discuss who you determine who is a fault, or legally who was negligent.
  • Determining fault is important because this generally establishes who covers the property and personal injury loss.
  • How Do You Determine Who Is at Fault?

Determining fault is important.

This generally  establishes who covers the losses.

The investigating officer may have ticketed one of the parties at the accident sight. This is generally an indication that a particular law was broken, but does not necessarily establish who caused the accident. Sometimes the police report will reveal which driver, in the investigator’s opinion, should be held responsible for the accident.

If no one was ticketed, or you wish to clarify who may be at fault, you can consult the Texas Statute concerning operation of a motor vehicle.

Determining fault is important because this will generally place either your insurance company or the adverse insurance company in a position that requires them to cover the losses. Regardless of who caused the accident, you may be able to recoup at least your property damage, lost wages and medical expenses, depending on the insurance coverage available.

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