If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident and you are facing a pile of medical expenses, household bills and the effects have damaged your lifestyle and emotional state, bring the liable party to justice by filing a car accident claim against them that will cover your losses. Continue reading to learn more about who could be at-fault and how much you can expect to be awarded in your claim.
Holding The At-Fault Party Accountable
There are a number of individuals and entities that could have contributed to the cause of your collision. More often than not, the driver of the other involved vehicle has played a part in the cause of the accident whether that be due to drowsy, drunk, distracted or aggressive driving. However, there are some instances where the other involved driver was not responsible in any way for the wreck.
In these situations we would look to the Department of Transportation for culpability if a roadway hazard caused the crash, and vehicle parts manufacturers and technicians if a faulty or malfunctioning part had something to do with the accident.
Your attorney will thoroughly investigate the incident and gather compelling evidence including video footage, photographs, witness states, and expert testimony to establish liability so that the at-fault party can be held accountable for their negligent actions.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
For you to get the most out of your claim, your lawyer will need to consider both your economic and non-economic damages. Your economic damages are those that have had a direct impact on your finances and often include your lost wages, property damages, medical expenses and damage to your future potential earnings.
Your non-economic damages include areas of your life that have been affected by your injuries that are not easily quantifiable such as your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, loss of companionship and love, and the effects of disfigurement, to name a few.
In some cases you could even be awarded punitive damages. The Judge will only do so when the actions of the at-fault party had the intention of causing harm or were particularly egregious. The purpose of such an award is to make an example of the defendant and deter future wrongdoers from making the same decisions as the liable person or persons.
Work With A Skilled Car Accident Lawyer
When you endure critical injuries after being involved in a serious motor vehicle crash, get justice with help from a car accident lawyer who has experience in dealing with catastrophic injury claims. Your attorney can help ensure that you are awarded maximum compensation for your damages so that you can begin to regain control of your life.