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Proving negligence in a truck accident case in Texas

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2024 | Auto accidents

Proving negligence in a truck accident case can be challenging. In Texas, you need to establish certain elements to show that the truck driver or company was at fault. It may be useful to consider some key steps to proving negligence in a truck accident case.

Establishing duty of care

First, you must demonstrate that the truck driver had a duty of care toward you. All drivers on Texas roads bear the responsibility to operate their vehicles safely and adhere to traffic laws. 

Demonstrating a breach of duty

Next, you need to prove that the truck driver breached this duty of care. Examples of breaches include speeding, distracted driving, or failing to follow safety regulations. For truck drivers, it could also include not securing their load properly or driving too many hours in a day, which can cause them to struggle to focus on the road due to fatigue.

Gathering evidence such as traffic camera footage, witness statements, or police reports can help demonstrate this breach.

Showing causation

You must also show that the breach of duty directly caused the truck accident. This means proving that the truck driver’s actions led to the collision and your injuries. Medical records and expert testimony can help establish this link.

Documenting damages

Finally, you need to document the damages you suffered as a result of the accident, and this includes medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Keeping detailed records and receipts can support your claim for compensation.

Understanding these steps can help you build a strong case. Stay informed and gather all necessary evidence to support your claim, ensuring a fair resolution for your situation.