Austin, TX asked in Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law, Insurance Defense and Small Claims for Texas

Q: Is it possible to sue Texas DPS for negligence ?

After failing a driving test, the DPS tester got out of the car, and instructed my daughter to drive around and park the car, while I was waiting in the designated area. While doing so, she hit another car. As a result my insurance premium got significantly higher. I am pretty sure that the tester shouldn't have left her alone in the car. Is it possible to sue Texas DPS for negligence ? Where can I find code or guidelines for the tester? Are there any precedents?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Texas attorney could advise best here, but your questions remain open for four weeks. It looks like a case where the defense could possibly ask jurors to question why student driver's operation of motor vehicle was not supervised by licensed family member, if that was feasible. At this point, you could see if a local attorney could offer a consult to discuss the matter in greater detail. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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