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Car Accident Lawyer

Car Accident Lawyer

Victims of car accidents may experience losses that require the need to take legal action against the negligent party responsible. While there are several reasons these car accidents occur, the injuries can leave victims deeply impacted. Taking legal action will require identifying whether the elements of a personal injury case are present, valuing the case, gathering evidence, submitting an insurance claim, and negotiating with insurance representatives. While this process can seem daunting, when victims enlist the assistance of a lawyer, it’s possible to achieve the best results possible in the wake of the accident. 

 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020 alone, more than 38,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents. In addition, 1.9 million people suffered injuries from motor vehicle collisions in 2019. These numbers are staggering, leaving victims suffering from painful injuries and, in some cases, families left to grieve the loss of their loved ones. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that when a person gets into a vehicle with the expectation of safely arriving at their destination, it’s possible that they could suffer an accident in a variety of ways, including:

  • Drunk Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Fatigued Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to Follow Traffic Signs
  • Inclement Weather
  • More

Hall-Justice has seen many victims of such accidents experience physical injuries that range in severity. While at times a victim may be able to recover from their injuries, in some cases entirely, they may suffer from physical impairment and debilitating pain over a considerable amount of time. Some of the most common types of injuries victims of collisions may experience are:

  • Lacerations
  • Soft Tissue Damage
  • Fractured Bones
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Internal Damage
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Whiplash
  • Head Injuries

There may be a long road to recovery, and victims will need to take care by fully focusing on the recovery process. Extensive treatments, surgical procedures, and physical therapy are just a few ways victims can achieve the best possible recovery after their accident. However, a car accident lawyer, notes that these injuries are often not without hardship, and victims will likely suffer losses that impact them deeply. Damages in car accidents are a way of financially accounting for the losses victims experience and can include:

  • Emotional Suffering
  • Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Permanent Disabilities
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Loss of Earning Capacity

When valuing a claim, working with a lawyer can be beneficial as they will be able to ensure that nothing is left out of the equation. Unfortunately, when a victim attempts to determine the true value of their case, they may request a settlement well below the damages they are entitled to. Key elements needed for a car accident case include:

  1. Presence of Duty of Care
  2. Breach of Duty of Care
  3. Causation 
  4. Damages

To prove the above elements, evidence will pay an important factor as it can prove the responsible party was negligent and that the injuries suffered were the direct result of the accident. Gathering evidence begins immediately after the accident, at the scene. It’s important to note that injuries may be too significant to start this process in some cases, and some essential information may need to be sequestered after the fact. Evidence that a lawyer may request from victims who would like to hold the responsible party accountable are:

  • Police Reports
  • Eyewitness Information
  • Drivers Information
  • Medical Documentation
  • Photographs/Videos
  • +More

While the idea of seeking legal recourse may be challenging to contend with, it may be a good idea to at least consult with a lawyer before ruling out the process altogether. It may be possible to recover from your losses, but compensation is integral to helping victims get back on their feet.