Criminal Negligence in a Car Accident

Criminal Negligence in Car Accidents

Though it’s rare, there are a number of situations where an accident can result from criminal negligence. Even if you did not act on purpose, you can still be held criminally accountable. For example, if you see that an oncoming vehicle is about to hit you head-on and you swerve into the next lane, causing several cars to crash in order to avoid hitting you, then the courts can find you criminally negligent. The courts might rule that you took an unjustifiable risk. Though this may sound unreasonable to some, there have been cases where courts believed that those actions constituted a gross deviation from the standard caution that a normal person might exercise in a similar situation. There are various types of criminal activities that can cause Ft. Worth car accidents and these include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Road rage
  • Sabotaging someone vehicle, such as tampering with the brakes
  • Gunshots fired in traffic
  • Rocks dropped from overpasses onto car windshields

When a car accident results from these or other criminal activities, it presents unique legal and financial challenges to those injured in the accident. In some cases, the intent was to attack the driver of the vehicle. In other cases, accidents have been known to occur because of random mischief. In either case, these activities are considered criminal offenses. In spite of damages to motorists, vehicles and other personal property, in Texas there is no insurance coverage for injuries or deaths caused by a criminal act. Insurance policies include specific clauses that exclude those accidental injuries that were, in fact, caused by someone’s deliberate criminal activity. That simply means that if you or a loved one were injured or killed in an accident like this, it will be necessary to hire an experienced attorney and go after the person you believe is responsible. It’s important to discuss your case with a Ft. Worth lawyer as soon as possible. Waiting can cause evidence to be lost.  A skilled personal injury attorney in Ft. Worth can help you pursue the maximum available compensation despite restrictions on the insurance policy. The car crash lawyers at Zinda Law Group have been helping Texas drivers for years with cases like this. This is a Texas law firm with dedicated attorneys and staff who work hard to give you the strongest possible legal representation. We understand the complex Texas laws pertaining to this type of accident and will complete a thorough investigation into the events leading up to the accident.  Call us today to schedule your free legal consultation. We can help you understand your legal rights so you can move forward with confidence.

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

We were founded in Texas and have a team of Austin personal injury lawyers as well as attorneys in Dallas and Fort Worth.

 As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.

Types of Cases We Handle:

We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents.   We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.