When you’ve been involved in an automobile accident,
or a motorcycle accident, or an accident with an 20 wheeler, generally there’s three
types of claims to ascertain. The first would be any and all liability claims, the other is going to be potential first part claims, and the third handles what we generally
call no-fault coverage. Let’s start with liability claims. When we’re referring to legal responsibility,
we’re obviously mentioning the at-fault party.
Inside the context of an automobile collision,
that would be the negligent driver. Remember though, you may also have a liability cause
of action against the driver’s employer. In the event the driver was in the course and scope of his
or her employment. And in some instances you may even have a liability claim against the vehicles owner, if the owner of the car negligently entrusted it to the driver.
The other type of claims that
we typically see in the context of an car accident is first get together claims. That’s going
to be underinsured motorist claims and uninsured motorist claims. Obviously uninsured motorist
claims are seen in the context of a strike and run accident, where a driver hits you and
flees the picture. Requirement in Texas is that there be actual physical contact between the
An underinsured motorist state may be available if your damages exceed the at-fault
party’s liability limits. The final type of claim that we typically see in the context
of an auto collision is a no-fault claim, which is generally personal injury safety
and med-pay. What we commonly refer to as PIP benefits, or something you carry on your
own policy as a no-fault coverage, that generally entitles you to refund of your medical
expenses and wages in the amount of twenty five hundred dollars. The only difference
with med-pay, is that your insurance carrier will have a subrogation right if you have
an improvement against the at-fault party..