If the other person was given a traffic ticket because of the accident, doesn’t that mean they’re automatically at-fault?

Not necessarily.

A Traffic Ticket Can Be Offered as Evidence That a Driver Was Careless or Unsafe

A traffic ticket given to a driver in an auto accident isn’t absolute proof that the ticketed driver is at fault. But it can be good evidence that the ticketed driver was careless or driving dangerously. In legal terms, careless behavior is known as negligence.

In a lawsuit to recover money for property damage and bodily injuries caused by the accident, the injured victims can show the ticket to a judge or jury. It may help them decide that the ticketed driver was driving negligently.

You can learn more about the role of traffic tickets in determining guilt in Texas auto accident lawsuits here.

If you have been in a motor vehicle in Texas or Central Texas, you may want to discuss your case with a lawyer. Justinian & Associates offers a free consultation with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney (not a “screener”.)

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