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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should immediately contact an experienced

Car Crash Lawyer

. The right lawyer can make the difference between a full, fair recovery for the losses you have suffered as a result of the accident and poor or merely adequate outcome.

First, an experienced car accident lawyer can provide an unbiased evaluation of your claim(s). The lawyer will evaluate any potential claim(s) you may have resulting from your car accident. This includes evaluating:

  • Liability: In order to succeed on a claim for personal injury resulting from a car accident, you will have to prove that the accident was caused by someone else's negligence. That is to say, that the accident was someone else's fault. The lawyer will thus need to determine whether it will be possible to demonstrate that someone else was at fault for the accident and should be held responsible for compensating you for the injuries you suffered.
  • Damages: This is really a matter of determining the maximum amount you may recover. It includes your medical expenses (takes account of both the amount already spend as well as the amount likely to be spent in the future), loss of earning capacity (this is really the market value of any reduction in your ability to earn which in certain cases amounts to lost wages), compensation for the injury itself (for example, fracture, scar, herniated disc, etc.), pain and suffering (which may be inferred from the nature of the injury, treatment, and permanency), any partial permanent disability, and possibly a loss of consortium by a spouse, child, or parent. In cases involving fatality, there may be a recovery under a wrongful death claim.
  • Legal Issues and Case complexity: The laws pertaining to car accidents vary depending on the jurisdiction. State and federal laws can be involved. Such laws can affect, for example, the degree to which partial fault on your part may reduce the amount you recover or even prevent you from recovering any amount at all. In addition, case complexity can vary significantly. For example there may be one or multiple defendants. There may be numerous witnesses. There may be the need to use various experts, such as accident reconstruction experts, vehicle safety experts, toxicologists, medical experts, and so forth. The lawyer will also take into account whether there are other factors that will determine your ultimate likely recovery, such as whether there are any liens. 4. Intangible Factors: The ultimate outcome and value of a case often turn on intangible factors, such as whether a jury will empathize with the plaintiff. The lawyer will evaluate you as a potential witness. How will a jury likely respond to you? Will they identify with you? Will they like you? The lawyer will also judge you as a client. Have you been polite with the legal staff? Have you been responsive and punctual? Have you followed through on any assignments given to you by the lawyer?

Based on these factors, the lawyer will make a preliminary assessment of the likelihood of success (essentially, whether you will be able to win should the matter have to go to trial), any weakness in your case, the legal defenses and challenges that are likely to arise in the case, and a likely range for the value of the case.

Our law firm, together with the network of other law firms that we work with, helps victims of personal injury nationally.

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