Why a Car Accident Attorney is Important

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   A car is a vital part of our daily necessity. Whether you need to drop your kid at school, or to get to work; you will feel the necessity of a car. Besides personal use, it’s used for commercial use as well.

Car Statistics of USA 2012

 

Let’s see how Americans take cars as part of their lives:

  • 253,639,386 total vehicles registered
  • 150,874,480 total passenger cars
  • 764,509 buses

 

Buses and cars are the two way of road transportation we use every day. And every now and then road accidents take lives or leave the passengers injured.

 

 

Car Accident Statistics of USA     

 

  • Number of average car accident death every day is around 104, that makes it over 37,000 deaths every year.
  • 70% road kills are among people aged 15 to 44.
  • Nearly 400,000 deaths each year of people aged fewer   than 25.
  • 8,000 deaths each year involving drivers aged 16 to 20.
  • Cost of road accidents each year is US$ 230.6 billion each year.

 

What to Do After A Road Accident

  

        Famous author Lois P. Frankel said that, “Nobody can take care of you other then you”. So after an accident you need to get proper medical care without thinking of anything else. After you are fully recovered then try to figure out the cause of the accident and solve it. But if you think you need legal help in the incident then you should consult a car accident attorney before talking to someone else.

 

Causes of Car Accident

      

     There are a few common reasons behind car accidents; they are as following:

  • Negligence is the first cause behind any accidents. Almost 70% accident claims are for negligence while driving. Drunk drivers and careless passengers are mostly seen a defendants in these cases. Over speeding and reckless driving are also subject to negligence.
  • Mechanical Failure also leads to serious road accidents. Cars contain thousands of small parts and one malfunction can disrupt the whole thing. Mostly these are caused by manufacturing faults.
  • Natural Causes are also a reason behind a lot of accidents. But in that case you can’t do anything about it.

 

How an Attorney Can Help You

       

If your accident was not natural and you want to sue whoever responsible for this then leave that on an attorney. Attorneys will also help you in cases of bearing your medical or repairing expenses. Overall an attorney will:

  1. Gather necessary information about your accident,
  2. Talk with the witnesses and profile them,
  3. Calculate approximate damages,
  4. Analyze your medical and police reports,
  5. Consult your insurance company, and
  6. Arrange negotiation for your rights.

 

Did you know? There are lots of law firms who provide free consultancy. Some of them doesn’t even charge you if they fail at the case. So you got nothing to worry about getting accident attorneys.

Always stay cautious, a road accident can ruin your future. And if you face one or know someone who faced one recently, then get proper care. And consult an attorney.

 

Reference: www.rita.dot.gov

                      

Author: Stephen Zee

7 Comments
  1. Laura T.

    October 31, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    From what I saw, Personal injury attorneys are experienced with cases like yours and can tell you at the beginning whether it is worth it to pursue legal action. If you are unlikely to win your case, you can avoid the time and expense of preparing for litigation. Most personal injury attorneys work for a contingency fee, which means that if you do not win your case, you will not pay attorneys’ fees. You are, however, responsible for certain expenses not directly related to an attorney’s services, such as the fees doctors charge for reviewing your records or being interviewed.

  2. Roy Albert

    November 1, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Complicated legal procedures, confusing medical terms, and lots and lots of paperwork are common in personal injury cases, and a lot of people has trouble with them just like me. An experienced attorney can work through the maze of paperwork necessary to resolve your claim so that you can get on with your life. When you meet with an attorney, he or she will ask you to provide documents you have relating to your injury.

  3. Jessica L.

    November 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Can you explain the over-all duties of an attorney?

    • Neil St.

      November 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Usually, attorneys work with a team of investigators who have experience in specialized areas and will skillfully examine the technical aspects of your case. You can help the investigative team by providing important information about your injury. Anger, pain, frustration, and fear may impact your ability to see the facts clearly. An attorney can be more objective about your case than you and will not make a rash decision. For example, you may be tempted to go for a quick payout, but your attorney may advise you that it is in your best interests to wait for a more appropriate offer.

  4. Sabrina Hardman

    November 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I will always suggest to pick a less complicated way of dealing. Lengthy and complicated trials are not always necessary to resolve a case. An experienced attorney will know whether your case may be best worked out using alternative dispute resolution methods (ADR), thereby saving you time, money, and emotional energy. Common examples of ADR are mediation and arbitration.
    An experienced personal injury lawyer can deal most effectively and quickly with the other side’s attorney. This is particularly important during the fact-finding part of the litigation when parties are required to exchange facts and documents.

  5. Timothy Roger

    November 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    As far as I know, many personal injury cases are resolved by a negotiated settlement instead of trial. Generally, a settlement means the plaintiff will give up the right to sue in exchange for a payment from the defendant or an insurance company. A personal injury attorney will negotiate a settlement on behalf of a client and try to resolve the case as early as possible.

  6. Robin Milford

    November 4, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Let me tell you why I think you must get a lawyer- Personal injury lawyers are used to working with insurance companies and will not be confused by their tactics or feel pressured to settle for an unsatisfactory amount.
    If a trial is necessary, a personal injury lawyer can zealously represent you in court and work toward achieving the best possible jury verdict in your favor. He or she will develop a legal strategy designed to help get you any and all compensation available for your injuries.

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