San Antonio, TX (January 22, 2024) – The San Antonio Police Department confirmed that two people were injured as a result of a crash that occurred on Saturday evening, January 20. The accident was reported to SAPD at around 8:30 p.m.
According to official reports, a 55-year-old woman was attempting to help a motorist who was stranded on the southbound side of Interstate 35. As the two vehicles were parked on the right shoulder of the roadway in the 2900 block, a passing vehicle crashed into the back of the woman’s vehicle. As a result, the woman and the other motorists were both struck by her vehicle as it was pushed ahead. Both of the pedestrians were hurt as a result of the crash. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency care. The San Antonio Police Department is investigating.
We hope the two people hurt in this crash recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Texas
Every year, automobile accidents leave hundreds of thousands of people in Texas injured. These accidents take place so often that one person is injured approximately every two minutes in our state. The unfortunate truth is that many of these accidents take place as a result of negligent drivers.
When drivers fail to operate their vehicles in a manner that is safer for others traveling nearby, it can have deadly consequences. Unfortunately, there are countless instances where innocent people are forced to deal with painful physical and emotional injuries. After being harmed in an accident, crash victims have the ability to file personal injury claims against those responsible. It is crucial to be able to prove negligence in an automobile collision. However, it is important to understand comparative negligence and how it can impact your case.
What is Comparative Negligence and How is it Applied in a Car Crash in Texas?
In Texas, the allocation of liability in car accidents is based on fault, as outlined in Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 33.001. This principle is referred to as the comparative negligence standard. In cases where multiple parties are deemed responsible for the same crash, the distribution of fault determines their respective liabilities for resulting damages. For instance, consider a scenario where you are involved in a highway collision with two other drivers. If the first driver is found to be 80% at fault, they would be accountable for 80% of the total damages. The remaining 20% of the blame, assigned to the other driver, would result in them being responsible for 20% of the damages. To ensure you have the best chance of maximizing your recovery, it is crucial that you seek legal representation from a car accident lawyer in Texas right away.
Contact Our Legal Advocates Today
The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is a trusted and experienced legal firm that provides dedicated services to clients in need of help with accident-related claims. Our team prides itself on listening to our clients’ concerns, providing honest advice, and fighting tirelessly for the best possible outcome in each case. With over three decades years of experience and a track record of successful results, we are confident in our ability to handle even the most complex cases. If you have been involved in an accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation at (210) 226-2000. We are here for you 24/7 and ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Trust us to be your advocate during this difficult time.
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