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Auto Accident Liability: Lane Changing

When an automobile accident occurs, the scene can be chaotic. Depending on the damages and injuries sustained, it may be hard to determine the exact causes of the accident. This is especially true with accidents occurring on multi-lane roads and highways where vehicles often change lanes at a rapid pace. While most people believe all auto accidents are the same, a number of different factors come into play when determining fault in a lane-changing accident. If you’ve been injured due to another driver’s carelessness while changing lanes, turn to the experienced lawyers at Stevenson & Murray.

The Elements of Lane-Changing Liability

When attempting to prove auto accident liability, it usually comes down to negligence or the driver violating a motor vehicle statute. If negligence is being claimed, our team at Stevenson & Murray will look at several important elements, including duty, breach, causation and damages. For example, if the other driver owed you the responsibility to be a careful driver and failed to live up to that responsibility by changing lanes recklessly or without looking, these elements of negligence would be satisfied.

Along with this, if you were injured because of the driver’s negligence and can prove damages through medical records, medical bills and lost wages, negligence can also be a viable claim. Therefore, when you’ve been involved in a lane-changing accident, let us here at Stevenson and Murray examine your auto accident liability case to see if negligence will be the basis for your claim.

How to Prove Lane-Changing Liability

Even when negligence seems obvious in an accident, proving it can still be somewhat difficult. To have a better chance of doing so, it’s important to take photos of the accident scene, speak to eyewitnesses and obtain contact information, and to obtain any police reports regarding the accident. However, even with all this, remember that you may need to prove the accident was caused by no fault of your own, such as if you swerved or were exceeding the speed limit.

Let Us Help You Win Your Case

Even though auto accident liability cases can be complex, the good news is that when you work with experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys such as the lawyers at Stevenson & Murray, you can be assured of having attorneys who care about you and will do everything possible to help you receive the financial compensation you need and deserve.

NTSB Releases Learnings from 2016 Major Maritime Accidents

The lessons learned from the investigations of 27 major maritime accidents involving loss of life, injuries and property damage are detailed in the National Transportation Safety Board’s Safer Seas Digest 2016, released Thursday.

The publication is a compendium of the marine accident reports that the agency adopted or issued during 2016. The 68-page publication contains information that can help mariners prevent future accidents, as well as help the maritime industry build and sustain a culture of safety at sea at the highest levels of executive management. Entire blog →

Common Longshoreman Injuries

Picture of a ship where common longshoreman injuries may occur

Longshoremen are exposed to various dangers every day in their work. Even though longshoremen are provided with proper equipment such as safety gear and training, accidents still occur.

Back Injuries

Back injuries remain one of most common longshoreman injuries. These injuries are due to the heavy lifting and falls that may occur as a part of the job. Even minor back injuries can cause problems such as range-of-motion issues. Surgery may be required to correct this job-related injury. Entire blog →

OSHA Campaigns to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

As summer heats up and heat indexes rise to dangerous levels across the country and along the Gulf Coast, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is hoping to raise awareness among employers and workers about the dangers of working in extreme heat. The campaign’s important message comes down to three words: Water. Rest. Shade.

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What Coverage is Available to Passengers Injured in Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Car Accidents?

Ten years ago, ridesharing car accidents were unheard of. Uber and Lyft weren’t even in existence. Now they’re multi-billion dollar companies with drivers across the country. Of course, the more drivers that these companies have on the road, the more ridesharing car accidents they’re involved in. Injured passengers never got compensated in some of those accidents. Both companies now provide certain insurance coverage for their drivers and Texas has mandated other coverage. What coverage applies depends on what the driver is doing at the time of an accident. Entire blog →

For Accident Victims

Stevenson & Murray is industry renowned for remarkable successes and deep expertise handling complex and sophisticated accident and personal injury cases. From the moment we open a claim through trial and to the last appeal, we are passionately committed to making a life-changing difference for each and every client we represent.

The lawyers of Stevenson & Murray are seasoned litigators and advocates for personal injury victims. We consider all personal injury cases but specialize in cases involving wrongful death, maritime and admiralty law, trucking accidents, large commercial fires, talc claims, and commercial and industrial accidents.

Have you been hurt in an accident? Contact our offices in Houston today to discuss your rights and legal options in a free consultation with a leading personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney.

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For Lawyers

It is an honor and a privilege to work side by side with some of the best in our industry. Stevenson & Murray welcomes the opportunity to work with other law firms. We have a long and proud tradition of partnering with co-counsel to strengthen a client’s case. Decades of experience in our practice specialties and an exceptional record of achievement both in and out of the courtroom position us well to support the case needs of associating firms.

Our reputation as a leading personal injury firm and our uncommon litigation skill provide key advantages to our partners and their clients. Whether you are looking to add depth or breadth of experience to a case, expand jurisdiction or geographical coverage, provide additional resources to investigate or try a case, or leverage our relationships with top experts in numerous industries where we excel, we help co-counsel secure top verdicts and settlements.

Stevenson & Murray is a leading choice for clients and lawyers alike. Our referral business is a source of great pride for our entire team, and we constantly strive to earn and maintain the highest level of respect from our colleagues.

 

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