According to the World Health Organization (WHO), roughly 1.35 million people die from traffic collisions each year worldwide, with millions more injured. Car collisions can lead to devastating consequences that can last a lifetime. Moreover, despite the popular use of the word “accident” car crashes are seldom anything but unavoidable. Negligence leading to serious injury may have serious repercussions on every facet of your life. When this happens, you should not have to pick up the pieces yourself. You can pursue financial compensation for what happened with the assistance of a lawyer.
Our attorneys have significant experience handling car accidents. Throughout the years, we have reclaimed millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and have helped thousands get the settlement they deserve. Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about what you can do under the law. Call ASK LLP today at (877) 746-4275.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Crash?
If you want to get the best settlement after your collision, you should obtain a lawyer to help you file and negotiate on your behalf. While you can go about negotiating with the insurance company by yourself, you may find that you are not able to match their legal power or resources.
More often than not, the act of retaining a lawyer is enough to get the insurance companies to reconsider their initial offer. Since many do not wish to risk having to settle through court, having a lawyer by your side can get you your settlement quicker and without much resistance.
In the event that you do need to go to court, a lawyer will not only represent you but will have the legal resources and knowledge to handle your case correctly. While it may seem like a costly prospect, the truth is that hiring a lawyer will only benefit you in the long run and get you a better settlement amount than what you originally would have gotten.
Types of Negligence We Can Help You Prove
Collisions happen due to negligence. On the road, every driver has a duty of care to others. They must drive properly and give their undivided attention to the safe operation of their vehicle. Failure to do this puts them at-fault for any damages they may cause. There are many reasons why car crashes occur, including:
- Distracted driving such as texting, eating, or grooming while on the road
- Driving under the influence of drugs, medicines, or alcohol (DUI), which causes one death every 50 minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Aggressive driving, such as brake checking, tailgating, etc.
- Reckless driving, which includes speeding and willfully disobeying traffic laws
- Young drivers
- Manufacturer’s defects
- Driving too fast for road conditions
This is just a short list. There are many varying factors on the road that could have caused your accident.
What Our Car Crash Lawyers Can Do for You
After an accident, you may get lost in what you need to do. How do I file a claim? What evidence do I need to collect? Who should I talk to? Our lawyers can eliminate all the guesswork and get you started immediately on negotiating a settlement.
Our lawyers will:
- Answer any and all questions you may have quickly and honestly
- Help you collect, organize, and store all of your evidence
- Help you obtain medical treatment
- Calculate all of your economic and non-economic damages accurately
- Give solid advice concerning the timing of liability and no-fault claims
- Handle all negotiations and take your case to court if necessary
We will advise you and help you make the best decisions possible. Our attorneys will do everything in their power to help minimize stress throughout the legal process.
Damages You Can Pursue Compensation For
We will assess all of the damages you sustained due to your accident and provide a dollar value we will pursue through aggressive negotiations or lawsuits. Some of the damages you can pursue compensation for include:
- Lost wages or reduced earning capacity
- Wrongful death and loss of consortium
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Vehicle repairs
Remember to keep all of your receipts and bills. They are essential for calculating and proving your damages to the court.
The Statute of Limitations in Car Accident Cases
The statute of limitations to file a personal injury claims varies across the county and is controlled by the law of the state where the accident occurred. The longer you wait, the more time the defense has to prepare. Time is not in your favor when it comes to seeking a settlement for your damages.
Going through an accident is tough. We know that you need time and space to heal, and the last thing you need is stress from a potential legal battle affecting your recovery. You can rest easy with us knowing that qualified and experienced attorneys are handling your case with the utmost care and dedication.
Get in Touch with Our Car Accident Lawyers Today
ASK LLP has over four decades of experience fighting for the rights of our clients. We are nationally recognized and have helped hundreds of clients reach their goals. We will not stop our fight until you get a fair settlement. For a free consultation, call us today at (877) 746-4275.