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:
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.
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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