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What options do car accident victims have?

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Millions upon millions of people take to the road every day for a number of reasons. From commuting to work to visiting friends and family, you will get behind the wheel on a regular basis.

Although you hope to make it from point A to point B without incident, there could be a time when you are involved in a car accident. Subsequently, this can lead to serious injury. In some cases, the most serious accidents lead to the death of one or more people.

Thankfully, there are Texas laws in place to address car accident injuries and deaths. Generally speaking, if a person is injured or a loved one is killed in a motor vehicle accident, they may be in position to file a claim in an attempt to collect compensation for injuries and other damages. You may be able to collect for:

-- Medical bills-- Pain and suffering-- Lost wages-- Personal property damage-- Loss of companionship, in the event that a loved one is killed

Not every car accident will result in a personal injury lawsuit. Instead, this is reserved for cases in which a person or people are injured due to the negligence of another party, such as a driver who was driving under the influence or not obeying the rules of the road.

With so many details associated with Texas car accident and personal injury laws, it is safe to assume that you don't know everything. For this reason, it may be beneficial to consider the advice of a personal injury attorney with experience and knowledge in this area of the law.

Source: FindLaw, "What Kinds of Damages May I Claim for Car Accident Injuries?" Sep. 09, 2014

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