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Pleadings, Charge and Judgment Issues in Automobile Collision Cases

Written by Tom Crosley
Car Accidents, Texas Law, Vehicle Wrecks

Automobile accidents injure another 200,000 Texans each year, and are responsible for the deaths of over 3,000. Texas motor vehicle crashes cause over $21 billion in annual economic losses, making car wrecks the most common cause of personal injury, serious property damage, and wrongful death.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in an auto accident, it is critical that you retain aggressive and experienced legal representation. Auto insurance and health insurance do not fully protect you from the costs of others’ negligence. Crosley Law Firm attorneys do everything they can to make sure automobile accident victims get full legal representation to be compensated for the damages done to them.

As part of our goal to be leaders in the law community, Tom Crosley engages in discussion and research with the law community to share his knowledge and learn from experts. The following is a white paper that Tom wrote on the topic of “Pleadings, Charge and Judgement Issues in Automobile Cases.”

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the various theories of recovery and defenses presented in automobile collision cases, and aid in identifying common issues that surface in pleadings, the jury charge, and the final judgment in these cases.

Although the law is constantly evolving, most of the theories of recovery and defenses available in auto collision cases are well-settled. However, some of these well-settled legal doctrines continue to be misused or misunder-stood, such as the unavoidable accident defense for example. Hopefully, this article will assist the trial lawyer to identify the significant issues and understand some of the commonly applied legal doctrines in automobile collision cases.

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