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Car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most common types of personal injury claims. In most motor vehicle accidents, the injured party, the plaintiff, must establish the negligence of the defendant in order to seek civil damages.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT, YOU SHOULD:
Take photos of your injuries, your vehicle, the other vehicles involved, and the scene of the accident.
Personal Injury/ Accident Cases
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Car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim. In most motor vehicle accidents, the injured party, the plaintiff, must establish the negligence of the defendant in order to seek civil damages.
What do I do after an accident?
If you have been injured in an accident, the most important priority is getting medical attention. Assuming that you are not taken to the emergency room immediately, you should take photos or videos of the accident scene and get the contact information of any witnesses. You should not admit fault or apologize to anyone else who was involved, even if it seems like a polite thing to do. Anything that you say in the aftermath of an accident can be used against you if you pursue a claim or lawsuit later. If you suspect that someone else may have been at fault, you should set up a consultation with an attorney to discuss your options. The first consultation is always free.
How do I know if I have a case?
You do not need to make this decision on your own. Contact an attorney and set up a free consultation to go over your situation in detail. The attorney will be able to tell you what you can expect to recover, based on the facts of the accident and the laws in your state.
What if I was partly at fault for the accident?
The damages that you can recover if you were partly at fault depend on the state where you live. In some states, you will be able to recover damages as long as you were partly at fault. The rules in this area are technical and state-specific, so you should consult an attorney for further guidance.
Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury case?
You probably need an attorney if the facts of the accident are complex, your injuries are significant or unusual, or the at-fault party is contesting liability. If a lot of money is at stake, you should not take a chance on going without an attorney. Also, an attorney almost always will be needed in cases that require expert testimony, such as most medical malpractice and product liability cases.
Do I have a case if I do not feel hurt?
You may still have a case even if you do not feel hurt at the scene. You may start feeling significant pain or developing other symptoms later. It is wise to consult a doctor even if you do not feel immediate, excruciating pain, since some of the most serious conditions emerge over time.
What if the vehicle that caused my accident was an Uber or Lyft?
Major rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have third-party liability insurance available to compensate you for your injuries.