In January of 2013, Bridget Walston was driving on I-10, when she was rear-ended by Eduardo Garza, who was driving a vehicle owned by his employer, Orion Marine Construction, Inc.
Walston claims that she was slowing down to maintain the same rate of speed as the cars ahead of her, and that Garza slammed into her. She claims that his driving showed negligent behavior, and she is pursuing a civil suit against his employers, Orion Marine Construction, Inc. No doubt Ms. Walston spoke with a car accident lawyer before pursuing this lawsuit. Otherwise, she may not have been informed of her rights to compensation or even who she should be suing.
A car accident lawyer, like any of the lawyers employed at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP, is trained in all of the traffic laws in the state where he or she practices. In Texas, for example, if someone hits your car from behind, there is no law that states that they are automatically at fault. It’s up to police and the insurance companies of the vehicles involved in the accident to determine who was at fault and who should be paid.
Without the aid of a trustworthy car accident lawyer, you could find yourself with no compensation and insurance premiums that have suddenly been jacked through the roof thanks to your accident.
If, however, you enlist the aid of a car accident lawyer, it’s very likely that you will be able to claim compensation for damage to your vehicle, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may not even ever see a courtroom. Most civil cases like this are settled out of court. You’ll meet with your attorney, discuss your options, and then he or she will go to work for you. Whether you need to appear in court or not, don’t go into a civil case like this without the aid of a good lawyer.