More Frequently Asked Questions
How does Texas handle car accident injury cases?
The state of Texas has what is called a "core liability system"
that governs how suffering and pain claims are handled in court cases.
This core liability system means that the jury gets to decide exclusively
the amount of damages you get.
What are car accident damages?
Car accident damages are the amount of money that you are awarded by someone
else or their insurance company. It is to compensate you for the injury
you suffered as a result of that person's negligence or wrongdoing.
You can negotiate with either the other person or the insurance company
or fight it out in court. Whichever the case, it comes down to damages.
How much are you owed as a result of the accident?
What are economic damages?
There are two kinds of damages for which you can expect to be compensated.
Economic damages are to compensate you for your actual economic loss.
Non-economic damages are for things such as physical and mental pain and
suffering, disfigurement, or physical impairment. They can also be for
loss of companionship, loss of enjoyment of life, injury to one's
reputation, and loss of spousal companionship and services. These non-economic
damages are usually the most controversial and difficult to settle because
they're very intangible and it's tough to put a price on them.
What is Personal Injury Protection?
Texas law requires auto insurance companies to offer Personal Injury Protection
coverage to all drivers. If you are in an automobile accident, this can
cover your medical expenses, 80% of your lost income and the cost of hiring
someone to take care of you. Currently, the minimum coverage is $2500.
However, you can purchase more. If you don't want PIP, you have to
reject it in writing.
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need to be more informed.