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Different kinds of automobile accidents in Texas

In the realm of motor vehicle accident law, there are a lot of different subcategories. Those include truck accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, public transport accidents and pedestrian accidents. All of these types of collisions have the potential to cause fatal, disabling or catastrophic injuries. However, each one comes with its own set of factors and peculiarities that a personal injury attorney must investigate and watch out for.

For example, when Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, PC, receives a case relating to a Texas trucking accident, we will always take the time to investigate the trucking company, whether it has a history of trucking accidents and the hour/time sheet logbooks that the truck driver used while operating his big rig. In trucking accidents, the crashes are often caused by driver fatigue, so attorneys will look at logbooks to see if a particular driver had logged too many hours over a specific 48 hours period.

Driving fatigue causes numerous types of roadway accidents -- not just trucking accidents. When evidence can be uncovered that shows a driver was extremely low on sleep and not taking adequate breaks, then the driver and his or her employer could be liable for any crashes or injuries that happen as a result of driver fatigue. Proof of not sleeping in the daily logs will serve to strengthen such a case.

Other cases are different. For example, in a bicycle or pedestrian accident case, motorists might be held more accountable than pedestrians and bicyclists due to the fact that pedestrians and bicycles are far more vulnerable to injury than a car driver; therefore, car drivers have an elevated duty to use more caution while sharing the road with cyclists and pedestrians.

The fact is, no two motor vehicle accident claims are the same. Each Texas personal injury mater must be handled and viewed on its own merits if the plaintiffs want to pursue a favorable result.

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