You can hire a lawyer if you’re involved in a car crash that wasn’t your fault. It may seem that everything will be fine because you weren’t at fault for the accident. However, you may need evidence to show that you did nothing wrong.
A lawyer for car accident victims may be helpful, even though you don’t necessarily need it. Being in a car accident because of negligence by another party is a common cause of stress, frustration, injuries, and even death. Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm will not leave you with the responsibility of addressing every aspect of an avoidable accident. Instead, we will handle it for you.
We Are Focused On Your Case And You Focus On Health.
Even if everything seems fine, you will need to see a doctor immediately following a car accident. A medical record may help you file an insurance claim. Keep in mind that you don’t have the obligation to accept the first settlement your insurance company offers. If you accept an insurance company’s initial settlement, you might lose the right to sue for fair compensation should your injuries prove worse?
A lawyer who specializes in car accidents can help you develop your case and negotiate with your insurance company. You can then focus on your recovery. We aim to achieve an out-of-court settlement for you. But, we don’t mind going to trial to fight for you.
What A Lawyer May Do For You?
There is no reason why you should have to cover out-of-pocket expenses for property damages or injuries that were caused by others. As a client, you can ask any questions you have, discuss your legal options, as well as keep yourself updated throughout your case.
The liable party should face all consequences for acting negligently and must pay the damages you have suffered. A lawyer may help to prove that you suffered because of the defendant’s negligence.
A lawyer may also bring in the four elements to prove your innocence. Neglect includes:
- Duty Of Care: The other motorist owes you a duty.
- Breach Of Duty Of Care: The other driver committed this offense.
- Causation: The breach of duty to care caused injuries and losses by the liable party.
- Damages: You the plaintiff sustained economic losses or injuries that may be covered under a financial award.
The outcome of your case could show that you had an avoidable accident. You shouldn’t worry about your future losses if your injuries prove irreversible.
Financial Awards You May Receive
There are two types of awards that you might be eligible for, economic and noneconomic. This depends on how much you have lost. Some examples of such losses include:
- Both pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Property damage
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
For those who were not at fault, you can file an insurance claim to seek a settlement.
What Happens When An Accident Wasn’t Your Fault?
Their insurance company will try and trick you into believing they can reduce the value of your case if the other driver was at fault. They will offer you a low-ball settlement that won’t cover all of your damages or future medical costs. You are best to contact your car accident lawyer directly.
Does A Police Report Show Who Was At Fault?
A police report might contain information about the person the officer at the scene believed to be at fault for the accident. But your Injury lawyer may still be able to make a case against those findings. Insurers and courts may also use the ticket or arrest issued as a result of the accident as evidence of fault.
Let Us Manage The Legal Process
We protect the rights of victims, and we will pursue justice for them. We take on car accident cases and will help you get justice. Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm will help you.
If you feel that you don’t have the funds to hire a lawyer at this time, there is no upfront cost and we only collect a portion of any settlement. We are eager to help you so please call us immediately.