If you’ve been the victim of a car crash and have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it’s essential to contact an attorney to see what your options are. As the victim, you’re likely entitled to compensation for your injuries, hospital bills, and missed time from work due to your injuries. Make sure you contact a car accident lawyer who is experienced and dedicated, one who will fight for you every step of the way. Morgan & Morgan is incredibly experienced in car crash cases, and we will do everything in our power to make sure you get the justice you deserve. No matter where you were injured, we can help, with more than 700 attorneys throughout the United States. Don’t hesitate to reach out today for a free consultation.
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Why You Need a Car Crash Lawyer
When you’ve suffered an injury as a result of a car accident, this is likely just the beginning of a difficult situation. In addition to dealing with whatever injuries you’ve sustained, you also have to deal with insurance companies, hospital bills, and other complications that arise if there is any dispute regarding whose fault the accident was. When you hire an experienced attorney, insurance companies will take you more seriously, and so will the other driver. It will take a lot of pressure off of you to have someone capable of handling the complicated issues involved in car accident cases.
When you have to deal with insurance companies, you can be confident that they have a team of attorneys whose sole job is to make sure they pay out the least amount of money to you as possible. This is why you need a firm with the resources and dedication to take on a large insurance company. If you try to deal with it on your own, you’ll likely be buried in paperwork. Furthermore, if they ever offer you any kind of settlement, it will be far less than the payment you’d get if you hired a law firm with experience. At Morgan & Morgan we are never hesitant to take your case to trial if necessary.
Examples of Morgan & Morgan Car Crash Case Verdicts
- $1,094,192 won. The pre-trial offer was $56,000.
- $6,640,031 won. The pre-trial offer was $400,000.
- $120,000 won. No pre-trial offer.
- $406,888 won. The pre-trial offer was 100,000.
- $1,000,000 won. No pre-trial offer.
- $2,250,000 won. No pre-trial offer.
- $2,500,000 won. The pre-trial offer was $500,000.
How to Find a Car Crash Lawyer Near You
In order to find the best car crash lawyer, it’s a good idea to have some knowledge about car crash cases in general, including what kind of damages you can recover, what evidence is important to collect, and what you might need to prove at trial if it comes to that. An experienced lawyer will be able to help walk you through all of these things, but the more you know, the better equipped you will be to handle everything.
Common Pieces of Evidence
All cases are different, but there are some common types of evidence that you will need to examine when you’re trying to determine if you have a lawsuit related to a car accident.
Even if you don’t think the accident is very severe, it’s always a good idea to call the police so you have a report filed and on the record, in case you decide to file a lawsuit in the future. Without a police report, there might not be much evidence that the crash actually occurred. There are other documents and pieces of evidence you can collect, but a police report will definitely be critical for your lawyer to review.
This can include photos of the scene, including what your car looks like after the accident and what the other person’s car looks like too. This is important to have so that the lawyer you hire can take your evidence to an expert witness who may attempt to recreate the scene based on the photos you’ve taken. Additionally, you should take pictures of any injuries you’ve suffered. You should also take photos of the surrounding scene that show crosswalks, stop signs, and the location of stop lights.
When you hire an experienced car crash lawyer near you, they’ll have an investigator who can take statements from any witnesses who saw the accident. This might include other drivers, pedestrians, or even store owners if they saw the crash.
Another common and important piece of evidence in a car crash case is a video recording. There might be city cameras in the area, video cameras from nearby stores, or even video from nearby houses with doorbell cameras. If there’s any kind of dispute about whose fault the accident was, it’s crucial to see if any video exists because it might help you prove your case.
Again, when you hire an experienced attorney, they will help you with all of these steps. Many of these pieces of evidence are time-sensitive and need to be collected rather quickly, so you want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible if you are the victim of a car crash and need to prove that you’re entitled to compensation.
Types of Damages
If you’ve suffered an injury because of a car crash that someone else caused, you’re likely entitled to compensation. Compensation will most often depend on the value of the damage done to your car or other possessions, and the amount of money you have to spend on hospital bills and rehabilitation. Additionally, you might be entitled to recover monetary damages for any time you have to miss work due to the accident, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.
In order to collect damages, your attorney will need to provide evidence to the court that the damages occurred and that you’re entitled to the amount you’re asking for. To show injuries and other damages, your lawyer will consult with an expert about your medical issues and any injuries you’ve suffered. Your attorney can then present the analysis from the expert witness to the court or to the defendant in order to try to negotiate a settlement before going to trial. You’ll also need to offer evidence that the injuries you’ve suffered are actually a result of the accident. This will also require testimony from a doctor, specialist, or a medical expert that your lawyer will hire for the trial or negotiations.
How Do You Calculate Non-Economic Damages?
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other consequences of the accident that are more difficult to put a monetary value on. The emotional distress you suffer as a result of the accident will undoubtedly have an effect on you, but how do you actually quantify this? Often, the calculation will be done using information about the victim’s age, their level of activity prior to the accident, their life expectancy, and how difficult their life will be after the accident. Again, it’s difficult to put a number on, but the best way to do this is to try to come up with objective ways to show that your life has been altered. The car crash attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have decades of experience with these types of cases and will be able to help come up with an amount that they believe is fair. If the defendant isn’t willing to settle for an amount that seems reasonable, Morgan & Morgan will take the case to trial and do everything possible to get you the compensation you deserve.
Morgan & Morgan Is Always Here for You
If you’ve suffered an injury resulting from a car crash, contact Morgan & Morgan today. We have a proven track record of successful settlements and trial outcomes. When you hire us, you know that we take your case seriously and will do everything we can to get you the justice you deserve. Don’t forget, we don’t charge you anything for handling your case unless we settle the case in your favor or win in court and you receive compensation. If you believe you have a valid claim for a car crash lawsuit, please fill out our case evaluation form. We will immediately review the information you provide and call you back with advice on how to proceed from here so you can determine your next steps.
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