Taking Legal Action after a Car Accident
Car accidents can have tragic financial and medical consequences. these consequences can be a damper on you and your resources.
Filing a lawsuit may seem like a drastic step, but if you or someone you love was seriously hurt in a car accident, then you should consider your legal options.
Why Take Legal Action?
Your auto insurance policy may cover some expenses related to an accident, but they usually can only do so much. You may even have been approached by the other party's insurance company, but they do not have your best interests in mind. They also have an incentive to protect their bottom line and will almost certainly offer you far less money than is fair. As an experienced lawyer I can help you take legal action to seek greater financial compensation. Money damages, while never a perfect substitute, can aide in dealing with the continuing consequences of your accident.
What You Can Recover For
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the extent of your injuries, and the damage to your car, you might recover damages in the form of compensation for the following:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Car repairs or replacement
- Lost wages, income, or business opportunities
- Pain and suffering
You may be able to win financial compensation for any part of your life that was made more difficult by your injury. An lawyer with experience and knowledge of your case can best structure your lawsuit to maximize your recovery.
Why the Other Driver May Be At Fault
If you are trying to hold the other driver responsible, you must prove that their behavior was the cause of the accident. Some harmful driver actions may increase the potential recovery of your case. Some examples of dangerous behaviors that can strengthen your case against another driver:
- Texting or using phone while driving
- Talking on the phone while driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Driving with physical or mechanical defects, such as bad brakes or broken tail lights
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving such as evading police or tailgating
Many of these circumstances will come out in the police report and in statements to the insurance companies. If you are considering legal action against another driver, I can assist you with investigating and determining what factors might have led to the accident and strengthen your case against the at-fault driver.
If anyone was injured in the accident, it's best to consult an experienced attorney. An attorney can help you maximize your recovery if you're injured. Contact me today for a free case consultation.