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In the moments after an auto accident, victims often experience extreme disorientation. Then, the pain sets in. When you’ve been involved in a car, bus, motorcycle, or truck accident, the injuries that you have sustained can literally change the way that you live your life.
At Schuster Jachetti LLP, our attorneys have helped thousands of auto accident victims get the compensation that they deserve. We understand that you should be focusing on healing and making decisions about your future which is why we do everything in our power to ensure that the legal process goes as smoothly as possible. When a client seeks a consultation with us, they can expect not only a full breakdown of their legal options but also a team that will treat them with compassion. Don’t wait – let us get started on your case today.
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Auto Accident Lawsuits – When Can A Crash Victim Sue?
If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by another person or group, chances are you are eligible to pursue legal action against the party responsible for the accident.
The first thing that needs to determine is if negligence occurred. Under the law, negligence occurs when one person or party fails to take precautions that are considered reasonable. When applying this to auto accidents, this typically means that a driver has failed to follow the rules of the road.
Common examples of negligence that can result in an auto accident include:
- Drunk Driving
- Talking On The Phone
In addition to these examples, an automobile defect can also cause an accident. In these cases, the designer, manufacturer, or auto body shop responsible for the issue can be held legally responsible. In fact, major auto companies like Honda and Toyota have been sued in the past because of defects found in their vehicles.
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How Do I Know Negligence Caused My Auto Accident?
Although there are often cases where the negligence that occurred is quite obvious, it isn’t always clear. This is why all auto accident victims should consult with an attorney.
When a client seeks consultation with our law firm, our legal team goes over each aspect of the accident and identifies all negligent parties. In some cases, there is more than one person or group who can be sued.
Can I File A Lawsuit If A Road Sign Or Street Light Wasn’t Correct?
Yes, if a street sign is incorrectly posted or a street light malfunctions, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the town, city, or county responsible for maintaining those safety features.
Taking legal action against a government entity might seem like an impossible task but the government is just as responsible for the safety of others as individuals are. However, keep in mind that it is incredibly important to choose a law firm that has the resources to take on town, city, county, or state.
These entities have vast resources and one tactic they use is to drag out litigation over a long period of time. Our legal team is fully aware of these tactics and we anticipate them in advance. We also have the resources needed to aggressively fight both government entities and large corporations.
Why Should I Contact A Lawyer If I Have Auto Insurance?
Many auto accident victims believe that insurance will cover their losses and they are partially right. The problem with insurance is that every single policy has a limit and once that limit has been reached, the insurance company stops paying.
Insurance adjusters are also trained to save the company money and to find ways to deny claims. This typically results in innocent victims having to pay ridiculous amounts of money out of pocket for medical care that is necessary, often during a time when they are unable to return to work.
An auto accident lawsuit may seem like an extreme step but it may be the only way to cover all losses that have been sustained.
How Much Is My Auto Accident Lawsuit Worth?
Without reviewing a case our legal team is unable to estimate exactly how much a case may be worth. That being said, the compensation that can be obtained through a settlement or verdict is intended to cover medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. You can rest easy knowing that our lawyers will fight for the maximum amount possible in your case.
What Legal Rights Do I Have If My Loved One Was Killed In A Crash?
The harsh reality is that many auto accident victims don’t survive the injuries that they sustain. When a victim dies, their loved ones have the right to pursue legal action on their behalf.
These lawsuits are called wrongful death lawsuits and generally, the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased are eligible to file. Compensation obtained through these lawsuits can help to pay for the deceased’s medical bills relating to the accident, the loss of inheritance, the loss of income, funeral and burial expenses, and the loss of consortium.
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Don’t hesitate to contact our law firm as quickly as possible so that we can begin fighting for justice on your behalf. Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation so that you can get to know our team better and learn about your legal rights.