If another driver’s negligence causes you to be injured in a car accident, you’ll file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider and settle the claim based on the legal damages – or losses – you’ve suffered. Obtaining a settlement that fairly addresses your physical, financial, and emotional losses is critical to your recovery, and an experienced Plano car accident attorney can help you with that.

Proving the Other Driver’s Negligence

To begin, you’ll need to establish that the other driver was responsible for the accident that left you injured, and this will hinge on evidence like the following:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Relevant dashcam and security camera footage
  • Photos and videos taken during the accident and at the scene
  • The police report and any additional documentation generated, such as if the other driver was ticketed
  • Accident reconstruction models that highlight how the accident happened
  • The testimony of professionals with relevant expertise

Your dedicated car accident attorney will spare no effort in collecting all the available evidence in your case, and the sooner you reach out for legal guidance, the better protected your claim – and your recovery – will be. Finally, it’s important to note that, even if you share fault for the accident in question, you can seek a settlement that covers the percentage of fault the other driver is responsible for – as long as their burden is at least 50 percent.

Common Forms of Driver Negligence

While no two car accidents are alike, the kind of driver negligence that generally causes these crashes usually falls into one of the following categories:

  • Drowsy driving
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Failing to follow traffic laws
  • Aggressive driving
  • Drunk driving

Your Losses

Your car accident settlement will reflect the losses you experience as a result of the other driver’s negligence, including in relation to each of the following:

  • Property damage to your car and its contents
  • Your medical bills, which may need to address ongoing healthcare concerns
  • Your lost income, which may include a loss in earning potential and can include an emotional component in relation to dashed career dreams
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering, which can overshadow all your other losses combined

Your focused car accident attorney will endeavor to ensure that every category of loss you experience is well accounted for in their focused pursuit of a settlement that supports your ability to regain your health and well-being to the highest degree possible.

Consult with an Experienced Plano Car Accident Attorney Today

The seasoned car accident attorneys at The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C. – proudly serving Plano, Texas – are committed to building your strongest car accident claim and fiercely advocating for a settlement that addresses your full range of losses. Your recovery is important to your future, so please don’t put off reaching out and contacting us online or calling 972-380-4444 for more information about what we can do to help you today.

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Content author: Joel M. Vecchio, Attorney at Law


  • Texas State Bar license number 24033410, since 2001.
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, admitted in 2003.
  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Juris Doctor – 2001.

Content reviewed by Abraham C. Bloomenstiel, Attorney at Law, Texas Bar Card Number: 24106962