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Can Multiple Parties Be Liable for a Car Accident?

Can Multiple Parties Be Liable for a Car Accident?

Car accidents occur so quickly that it is difficult to know precisely who or what caused the accident. If you suffered injuries or property damage due to a car accident, the cause of the accident will be essential to obtain compensation, especially since Texas is a comparative fault. However, if you believe you were partially responsible for the car accident, you might be wondering if there is still an opportunity to get compensated for your injuries.

Can Multiple Parties Be Responsible for a Car Accident?

Texas is a comparative fault state, which means that each driver has to take financial responsibility for any accident in which they are more than 50 percent at fault. This means that multiple parties can be at fault for an accident. However, if the other driver was responsible for more than 50 percent of the accident, the other driver could still be held liable for your injuries.

Under comparative negligence rules, a defendant can use a “partial defense” by demonstrating that the plaintiff was partially at-fault for the accident. Below we have put together common types of accidents that can be caused by multiple parties:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Driving under the influence
  • Disobeying traffic signals
  • Driving while distracted

When it comes to using comparative negligence as a defense, it is vital to contact an experienced attorney to assist you with your case. Your attorney can help you determine whether the other driver was reckless, negligent, or displayed intentional misconduct.

Experienced Houston Car Accident Attorneys

If you believe you were partially at fault for the accident, you might still be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and property damage. Our team at Daspit Law Firm has years of experience helping those injured throughout Houston. When you work with us, you can have confidence that a skilled legal representative will be by your side through every step of the legal process. We offer personalized service to make sure that we meet the unique needs of each client and practice virtually all areas of personal injury law.

Contact our Houston car accident lawyers today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a consultation!