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Murphy Car Accident Lawyer

A car accident can turn your world upside down in a matter of seconds. You and your family or friends could suffer serious injuries with potential long-term or even life-long consequences. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may not even notice certain injuries, but later the effects could become debilitating—not to mention expensive to treat.

It is critical to obtain a medical evaluation as soon as possible after a wreck and to follow your doctor’s orders. It may also be helpful to consult a Murphy car accident lawyer soon after the accident.

A knowledgeable personal injury attorney from our firm could advise you about whether you may be entitled to compensation. Critical evidence usually fades away as time passes, so it is often wise to begin the process of collecting evidence as soon as possible after the accident. A lawyer could assist in this process as well. En Español.

Proving Liability in a Murphy Car Accident

In most car accident cases where compensation is awarded, the party bearing the majority of the responsibility is held liable on the basis of negligence rather than for an act of intentional harm. Negligence may be found to exist when one party owes a duty of care, fails to exercise that duty, and directly causes physical harm to another as a result.

In car accident situations, drivers are generally found to owe a duty of care to others on the road—for instance, by obeying the rules of the road. When they fail to do so and harm or injury results, a Murphy car accident attorney could work with a plaintiff to hold the responsible party civilly liable.

How the Comparative Fault Rule Affects Car Accident Cases

Comparative fault referred to in Texas statutes as proportionate responsibility, can reduce or even prevent recovery in car accident cases. Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §33.001 states that when the majority—in other words, 51 percent or more—of fault for an accident lies with a particular person, that person may not recover damages from other persons also sharing in the responsibility. A person who is 50 percent or less to blame may recover damages, but those damages would be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to them.

So, if the court found that an injured driver was 45 percent at fault for talking on the phone while driving and the other driver was 55 percent at fault for speeding, the injured driver’s recovery would be limited to 55 percent of their total damages. This is referred to as a modified comparative fault rule in many jurisdictions and is one of many topics about which a seasoned car accident lawyer in Murphy should be very knowledgeable.

How a Murphy Car Accident Attorney Could Help

If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you may be entitled to damages for consequences such as lost income, medical expenses, and property damage. You may also be awarded monetary damages to compensate for pain and suffering and other intangible losses.

An experienced Murphy car accident lawyer could evaluate the circumstances of a case to determine whether compensation may be available to you. To learn more about your options, call now.

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Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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