Have a Question About Your Prospective Lawsuit? Read the Answers Here
In this series of FAQs, Dallas/Fort Worth lawyer Jim Zadeh explains what you need to know about your employment law, denial of insurance, personal injury, commercial litigation, or workplace injury lawsuit.
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Is It Illegal To Text And Drive?
Texting is Illegal in the State of Texas
A new law went into effect in Texas that prohibits people from using social media or texting and driving. Prior to today I had several cases where the bad person or the driver who caused the accident was texting and driving and there was no law that Prevented it. Those people were still negligent, but now I have a law, and under the law now they’re negligent per se. This means they violate the statute and which is much easier to prove. This is just as a reminder that the new law went into effect. Don't text and drive, and don't check your social media and drive. Try and keep your hands off your phone while you drive and be safe. If you or someone you know have been involved in a car accident because the person at fault was texting and driving then call me today, so that we may discuss your rights in your free consultation.
Can I Sue If I Am An Undocumented Immigrant?
This is a tricky question. Most undocumented immigrants in the state of Texas prefer to keep a low profile, for obvious reasons: if they assert their rights in court, the state might respond by rounding them up and initiating deportation proceedings.
Because of its proximity to the Mexican border, it's a well-known fact that Texas has more than its share of undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom, it should be said, are hard-working, law-abiding people who are an economic asset to the state. Many of these people drive cars, of course, and inevitably wind up being involved in their fair share of car crashes.
Your decision, will, of course, depend on the circumstances of your case—how seriously you or your loved one was injured, your employment status, your standing in the community, and other factors. But in the American legal system, being an undocumented immigrant is no bar to recovering damages in the wake of a car accident, especially if you can show that your own conduct was impeccable and that the entire fault lay with the other driver. Most times, you will not have to appear in court; the vast majority of settlements are worked out between the involved parties and their lawyers, and it's very rare for a car-injury case to necessitate a judge or jury (which should make you feel better about your potential exposure).
Dallas–Ft. Worth attorney Jim Zadeh has almost three decades of experience working with clients who have been injured in car accidents in Texas; what's more, his staff is fluent in Spanish and welcomes inquiries from non-English-speaking Texas residents. Intrigued? Call Jim today at 888-713-5418 to find out what he can do for you!