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New Braunfels TX car wreck attorneyMany car accidents involve at least two vehicles, and sometimes even more. In a multi-vehicle accident, it is not uncommon for more than one person to be at fault. In some states, if your own negligence contributed to the accident in any way, you would be barred from collecting compensation for any injuries you suffered. Thankfully, Texas follows a rule of comparative negligence, known as “proportionate responsibility,” that allows individuals to file a claim for damages even if they were partially at fault for the accident.

Defining Proportionate Responsibility in Texas

In Texas, each person involved in a car accident will be assigned a percentage of fault for the crash. Depending on the situation, the contributing parties could include:

  • You (the plaintiff)


New Braunfels pedestrian injury attorneyEarly this month, a runner was killed in a hit-and-run incident in San Antonio near Loop 1604, contributing to an unfortunate pattern of serious injuries and fatalities among runners, joggers, and other pedestrians in Texas. Being hit by a car while running can cut your life short or alter it permanently, and it may be a challenge to recover the compensation you deserve. With this in mind, any precautions you can take to avoid being injured by a negligent driver are worthwhile.

Safety Tips for Texas Runners and Joggers

Whether you are an avid runner or occasional jogger, it is important to be aware of the risk of injury any time you are running near the road. You can better ensure your safety by doing all of the following:

  • Staying away from high traffic areas. Whenever possible, try to plan your running route to avoid busy roads. Sticking to jogging trails and residential areas can help you stay out of harm’s way. If you do need to include a busier road in your route, try to time your run to avoid rush hour when traffic is at its most dangerous.


New Braunfels car crash attorneyIf you are injured in a car accident, your chances of recovering compensation depend on your ability to demonstrate that another party was negligent. In order to receive the largest possible settlement or verdict, you may also need to demonstrate that you were not partially at fault. Doing so requires that you have strong evidence to support your claim, and one of the strongest forms of evidence is video footage of the crash.

Video footage may not exist for every accident, but it is available more often than you might expect. The question is, how can you find it in order to use it in your case? It can be difficult to obtain video evidence on your own, but an experienced personal injury attorney can make it much easier.

What Kind of Video Evidence May Be Available?

Depending on where the accident happens and who is around to witness it, video footage of the crash may be available from a variety of sources. Some of the most common include:


TX injury lawyerA woman was killed when her vehicle rolled over early one morning, landing in a field near Highway 151 and Pinn Road. There were two car seats found in the back of the vehicle, though no evidence of passengers was immediately clear. Law enforcement said that the woman was ejected from the vehicle because she was almost certainly not wearing a seatbelt and that the immediate cause of the accident was most likely the vehicle hitting the curb and rolling. While no other vehicles appeared to be involved in the crash, this fact pattern does not always repeat itself in rollovers. If you or a loved one has been in a rollover accident, it is possible that you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, and if this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation.

Rollover Accidents Are Deadly

Because of the sheer nature of rollover accidents, with so much weight moving around, rollovers are generally more likely to cause injuries and deaths than other types of car crashes. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimate that while only about two percent of accidents are rollovers, those accidents cause as many as 35 percent of all car crash fatalities. This number may even be higher if one factors in a lack of seatbelt usage - approximately 70 percent of those killed in rollovers were not wearing seatbelts at the time of their accidents.

Because rollover crashes can be so violent, the types of injuries that a rollover victim can sustain, even if they survive, are varied and will often be quite severe. They can be as simple as broken bones, cuts, and bruises, or they can be as complex as traumatic brain injuries, total or partial amputations, and spinal problems. Either way, if you believe that you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, bringing suit may be an option.


New Braunfels car crash lawyerIt seems like nothing can make someone angrier than traffic. Whether you have to sit in a bumper-to-bumper line of cars or people are zooming past each other on the highway, there is always something to upset you. If you have not experienced another driver’s act of road rage, surely someone you know has. In addition to our personal experiences, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression, or road rage while driving in the past year. Now this can mean a lot of things, from yelling or honking to much worse – tailgating, cutting people off, or getting out of your car to start a confrontation. It is obvious how these behaviors can lead to accidents on the road.

Aggressive Driving Increasing in the U.S.

The AAA found aggressive driving is a significant problem on our roads and it is growing. According to the foundation’s survey, two out of three drivers believe aggressive driving is a larger problem today than it was three years ago. Ninety percent of survey respondents also believe aggressive driving is a serious threat to their personal safety – and they are right. Aggressive maneuvers can cause accidents and confrontations can lead to physical assaults.


The sooner you call, the sooner we can build your case, secure evidence and get maximum compensation for your injuries.

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