Car Accident Law: Hope after an Accident

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Accidents are unpredictable. You can try to stay focus all the time and I am going to recommend that also. But it may not work all the time. So let’s first tell you a thing or two to about safe driving:

 

While Driving:

  1. Do keep a valid driver’s license.
  2. Always wear your seatbelts.
  3. Maintain traffic rules.
  4. Keep your vehicle under scheduled checkup.

And,

  1. Do not drink before or while driving.
  2. Do not drive if you are drowsy.
  3. Do not use or phone.
  4. Never drive above speed limits.

 

But if you still get involved in a car crash then you might be too late to get these instructions. All you can do is apply them in the future. The only option you have after an accident is to call a lawyer for legal help. But first let me tell you what charges you may face for being involved in a road accident.

 

General Car Accident Law

 

  1. Always keep a legal driver’s license. Expired or no license may lead to large amount of cash penalties.
  2. Penalties for hit and run cases can cost you up to US$1000 or even more if someone got injured. Some states sentences prison time with that also. So never flee if you hit someone. Instead try to help.
  3. If someone else is responsible for the accident but you were found partially at fault than you will be fined partially too.
  4. Driving under influence (DUI) of any drugs or alcohol may lead to 5-6 years of prison time along with cash penalties.
  5. Killing someone with a road accident can lead to lifetime imprisonment if direct evidences are found.

 

   So if you are charged with any infractions after a road accident then let the lawsuit process help you with that. Get proper care, hire a car accident lawyer and relax.

 

How an Attorney Can Help You

 

     Car accident cases run in two different ways. If you are not responsible for the accident then:

  1. Your attorney will collect necessary evidence to prove who was actually at fault.
  2. After collecting necessary information an attorney will file your case.
  3. Then your attorney will arrange a negotiation with you opponent to provide you with structural settlement.

And in case you are guilty and being charged by someone:

  1. Your attorney will defend you in the court. If no hard evidence was found then you will get a better position in the case.
  2. He or she will also try to minimize the penalty in case you are charged with any major cause.

 

   Nothing has unmixed blessings on earth. So despite the usefulness of vehicles, we may get hurt if not used properly. An accident can happen anytime to anyone. But instead of blaming your fate or breaking apart, think it straight. Go through the proper legal procedure and an attorney will take your side. And take Albert Einstein’s advice – “We can’t solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”. So think different, live well.

 

Author: Stephen Zee

7 Comments
  1. Agatha Harris

    September 24, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Anyone who has been through an accident or injury knows that it can be a traumatic experience. No matter what kind of injury has affected you or a loved one, you have the right to take legal action against any person, company, or entity that is legally at fault for what happened — including private citizens, stores, manufacturers, insurance companies, large corporations, and government agencies.

  2. James Ross

    September 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    If you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s carelessness, you may want to get legal help from an experienced personal injury attorney who will evaluate your case with you, to ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected. An attorney can explain what you can expect at every step of your personal injury case, and will take action on your behalf — researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, reviewing the evidence, conferring with expert consultants, planning legal strategy, and negotiating with insurers and opposing counsel — all with an eye toward strengthening your position and ensuring your fair recovery. Thats what my experience says :)

  3. Steven Rogers

    September 25, 2013 at 6:05 am

    If you or a loved one is dealing with a personal injury lawsuit, you may need an experienced accident and injury lawyer. A skilled attorney who specializes in handling accident and injury cases can help inform you about the law that may apply to your particular circumstances. For this reason, it’s important to speak to a lawyer familiar with the laws in your jurisdiction – at least thats what I would recommend.

  4. Mike W.

    September 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Is getting an attorney really important?

    • Hannah G.

      September 27, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Well, you can look up the personal injury laws in your state, but a personal injury professional can help you to interpret and apply those laws to your particular case. For this reason, it is advisable to hire an attorney that specializes in personal injury claims and has extensive experience representing injured persons.

  5. Donna Willson

    September 28, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Personal injury laws vary by state, and individual situation. Unless you are a law student or personal injury professional, you are likely unfamiliar with all the laws pertaining to personal injury claims. In other words, you probably do not know what you are legally entitled to, and could therefore be at a disadvantage compared to an insurance adjuster. So I request the blogger to write something like that…

  6. Robert C. Jerry

    September 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    In my personal experience, the fiberglass has barely dried on your cast when you are bombarded with requests and paperwork from doctors, law enforcement, and insurance companies. You’re confused and overwhelmed by all the questions about your accident. No one, however, seems able to provide the information most important to you. And If you’ve been hurt in an accident, only a personal injury attorney can help you with what to do next right after medical care.

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