Is liability automatic in Texas for a rear-end car accident?

Liability is generally automatic in a rear-end collision in Texas, but there are exceptions. If you have been injured and need to file a bodily injury claim, you probably have many questions such as "Should I get a lawyer?" and "Who is to blame for the accident?"

The answer to "Should I get a lawyer?" is yes if you have suffered serious injuries and face costly medical bills and significant time off from work. Don't make the mistake of relying on insurance companies to hand you a fair settlement without a fight. As for who is to blame for a rear-end collision, the driver who hit you is most likely at fault.

A Close Look at Rear-End Collisions

The driver who hit you could present evidence showing any of the following: 
  • a mechanical failure that prevented the car from stopping;
  • evidence that the car in front stopped abruptly or unexpectedly switched lanes; or
  • that the car in front illegally stopped. 

Any reasonable evidence of the fact patterns listed above could indicate that negligence on the driver in the rear would be misplaced, but ultimately it may be up to a jury to determine negligence.

For this reason, it's crucial that you have a Texas car accident lawyer advocating for your rights. A bodily injury claim can be very complex when issues of negligence are not clear cut. It would be best if you contact an attorney soon after your car accident so evidence can be preserved and any eyewitnesses can be tracked down.

Contacting a Texas Car Accident Lawyer

When you have experienced legal representation on your side after a car accident, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.