All about Car Accident Law and Claims

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Car Accident Law

Life is unpredictable. Albert Einstein said that, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow.” Though we have control of most our surrounding, we still can’t control everything. And accidents and injuries are a major part of the things we can’t fully control. Car accidents are major cause of taking lives in US. As an example here are some statistics about car accident in US:

Road Accident Statistics 2012-2014

  1. More than 80% car crashes occur at the urbanized areas.
  2. Every year around 500,000 people walking in the roads gets injured by car accidents.
  3. Around 300,000 people get injured every year.
  4. Almost 60% fatalities involve passenger cars.
  5. 200,000 people are fatally injured every year.

Types of Injury

Injuries caused by accidents are categorized as general and special injuries.

  • Special Injury: Injury that can’t be measured by value. Such as pain or emotional disturbance. These are basically mental and physical injuries.
  • General Injury: Injury that can be measured by a certain value. Such as loss of property, repair cost etc.

What Car Accident Law Says

  • Driving under influence is punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment. This also includes up to $2000 fine.
  • Property damages through car accident may lead to a sentence of 1-5 years of imprisonment plus cash penalties for the damages
  • Hit and run (without causalities) is punishable by up to 6 months in a jail and maximum $1000 fine.
  • If someone crashes a car while driving without a license then they may lose their driving license for a year or more.
  • Penalties for vehicular manslaughter may lead up to 10 years of serving in a state prison.

What to Do After a Car Accident    

After an accident you should do the followings:-

  • Keep calm.
  • Call 911 for help.
  • Do not panic and flee.
  • If you are injured get medical care.
  • If you are not injured help the injured.
  • Be supportive to the police and emergency team.
  • Do not hide anything, even if you were at fault.
  • Call an accident attorney for legal support.

What an Attorney Will Do

  • Your attorney will collect necessary evidence to prove who was actually at fault.
  • An attorney will defend you in the court. If no hard evidence was found then you will get a better position in the case.
  • Your attorney will arrange a negotiation with you opponent to provide you with structural settlement.
  • He or she will also try to minimize the penalty in case you are charged with any major cause.

 

Conclusion

After you win the case you can conclude your case by collecting your claim or rights. This can be a little hard too, but if you can come this far then you can handle the aftermath as well. So get a lawyer, fight for your rights and enjoy the success. Just like Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

 

Stephen Zee

         

 

 

23 Comments
  1. Pearson

    January 29, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Does the attorney charge up front? Does he or she charge only if the case is won? If the attorney charges only if the case is won, does he or she require the plaintiff or defendant to pay court costs and other miscellaneous fees up front?

  2. Fin

    January 30, 2015 at 4:16 am

    With qualified personal injury lawyers by your side, you will never have to worry about liability charges, fraud or being wrongfully accused. Each and every reputable accident lawyer on our network specializes in accident cases, so you know you have a professional working on your behalf. No matter which accident lawyer you choose, they will always work hard and around the clock to ensure your claim is processed quickly and that you obtain the maximum benefits.

  3. Coop

    January 31, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    While many personal injury cases can be settled without going to trial, there are times when either the client or the attorney decides that a proposed settlement is unacceptable. Some accident attorneys are better at negotiating settlements, while others are better in the courtroom, and some excel at both negotiation and litigation. If an attorney has more experience or success with settlements, make sure that there is another attorney in the office who can become familiar with the case in the event that the settlement offer is not acceptable, as this will give you more options in the long run. For this reason, it is also often beneficial to have more than one accident attorney to work on your case.

  4. Hardman

    February 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

    How many cases has the attorney settled with a favorable accident settlement? How many cases did the attorney take to trial? Of the cases taken to trial, how many cases were won? Were any of the cases appealed? If so, what was the outcome of the appeal?

  5. Ross

    February 3, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    The reason you should hold off on accepting blame is because what really happened often comes out during the statements. While you may believe your actions behind the wheel make the accident your fault, the other driver’s statement could reveal that they were actually to blame. If you’ve already admitted liability before this happens, it could be more difficult to get their insurance company to pay up.
    In most cases, you won’t involve an accident attorney in the process until the insurance company has decided you caused the accident. If your coverage is insufficient to cover the other driver’s repairs and medical bills, hiring an attorney may help you safeguard your personal assets. This also applies when you didn’t have insurance coverage at the time of the accident, and the other party is coming after you for damages.

  6. Edith

    February 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Hiring an attorney can seem like a no-brainer when the insurance company makes a low-ball offer after an auto accident. If you believe you caused the accident, it becomes more of a gray area. Even if you haven’t been in a fender bender yet, it’s always a good idea to know what to do after auto accidents occur and when you’ll need a lawyer on your side.

  7. Armand S

    February 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks to streamlined auto insurance procedures, the process of what happens after auto accidents is fairly simple.

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  8. Clarence C

    February 6, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Litigation is also expensive. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that they will collect their payment as a percentage of your award.

  9. Lych Kynn

    February 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    In response to your auto accident injury claim, the other driver – through his or her insurance company, which often provides its clients with legal defense – has offered you a settlement. Should you take it?

  10. Dalton More

    February 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Litigation itself is stressful. If you take your case to trial, the other drivers insurance companys attorney will put you on the witness stand and may try to trip you up. Just sitting in front of a judge and jury can be intimidating as well.

  11. T mario

    February 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    While the case is pending, your attorney and the other drivers insurance companys attorney will engage in a process called discovery.

  12. Jason Rick

    February 14, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Your car accident attorney will best understand the law in your state, the facts of your case, and your chances of prevailing at trial.

  13. Rey Francis

    February 16, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Engineers miscalculate, contractors cut corners, and towns fail to take corrective action regarding particularly hazardous stretches of road.

  14. Aurelio Ferris

    February 17, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Water collecting on an improperly graded road increases your risk of hydroplaning. In fact, a 2009 report suggests that bad road conditions may contribute to more than half the highway fatalities in the nation.

  15. Joper

    February 18, 2015 at 7:29 am

    These problems and more can cause drivers to lose control of their cars and get into accidents. If your wheel hits a drop off, the resulting bounce may make it hard to stay in control of the car.

  16. Toney Damon

    February 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

    This is known as a contingency fee, where the attorney getting paid depends on (or is “contingent upon”) you getting paid.

  17. Omerta

    February 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    A doctor will do a thorough evaluation to diagnose your injury and provide the proper treatment and may be able to identify injuries that you or your loved one is not even aware is going to be a problem yet.

  18. Billy Rick

    February 21, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    In most cases, you won’t involve an accident attorney in the process until the insurance company has decided you caused the accident. If your coverage is insufficient to cover the other driver’s repairs and medical bills, hiring an attorney may help you safeguard your personal assets.

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      February 25, 2015 at 5:41 am

      Whether you have been involved in an automotive, work place, or motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you seek the proper legal counsel to represent your accident case. You may be entitled to thousands of dollars if you have been injured or have experienced a loss or damage to property. Having qualified accident lawyers on your side can mean the difference between having to pay costs and fines and actually getting compensated for your time and trouble.

  19. Candela

    February 22, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    The reason you should hold off on accepting blame is because what really happened often comes out during the statements.

  20. Betsy Morgan

    February 25, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    No matter what you think occurred in the moments leading up your car accident, it’s best not to assume fault just yet.

  21. Peter Sylas

    March 15, 2015 at 12:41 am

    One of the best places to find an attorney is through a reference from friends, doctors, professional associations, and your state bar.

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