Automobile Torts

When a driver operates an automobile or other motor vehicle in a negligent matter and causes injuries to others, then the injured persons may have a claim to recover money damages. These claims are frequently filed against insurance companies. If an insurance company receives an automobile accident claim, then the law firm of Markow Walker can help defend against the claim.

What are some examples of negligent driving behavior?

If an accident results from the following types of conduct, then it may give rise to a damages claim:

  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Failure to yield
  • Improper lane changes
  • Following too closely
  • Disobeying traffic lights and signs
  • Inattentive driving
  • Texting while driving
  • DUI and impaired driving

If you can show that the other driver’s behavior was not reasonable under the circumstances, then the insured may be liable. An insurance company may have defenses available to challenge an allegation of negligence or deny liability.

How can an attorney help?

An attorney can help your insurance company defend against claims for damages. They will defend your case in an appropriate manner to help the process be more efficient and reduce your exposure. An attorney will advocate on the insurance company’s behalf to achieve a fair result..

If your company provides coverage for automobile accidents, you know that, unfortunately, car accidents happen every day. When you receive a claim for damages arising out of an accident, you may need the assistance of an experienced attorney to be sure you are not paying a claim where your driver was not at fault or alleged damages are not causally related to the accident. If you are disputing liability for the accident or the extent of damages, you need the law firm of Markow Walker to help defend against the claim and reduce your exposure.

If you can show that the other driver’s behavior was not reasonable under the circumstances, then your attorney may be able to help prove that your insured was not responsible for the accident or that some fault should be apportioned to the other driver. In addition, your insurance company may have other defenses available to challenge an allegation of negligence or deny liability.