Feb 15, 2024

From Collision to Courtroom: When Can a Car Accident Be a Lawsuit?

From Collision to Courtroom: When Can a Car Accident Be a Lawsuit - car accidents

Accidents happen, especially auto accidents. The bad news is that, despite your best efforts to stay safe on the road, not everyone is going to drive with the same level of caution and consideration.

The good news is that you can be compensated for when another driver causes an accident that damages your vehicle or causes you injuries.

You might be thinking, the insurance company will cover all of that, right? Well, time for a little more bad news.

Not every insurance company acts in good faith and may attempt to lowball the real cost of your accident. So before putting pen to paper and signing anything with the insurance company, you may want to speak to a lawyer.

Don’t worry; there’s more good news: you can talk to Morgan & Morgan—for free—and find out if you’re leaving money on the table. With a no-obligation case evaluation, a Morgan & Morgan team member can talk you through the details of your accident and determine if you have a case. It’s easy, and it’s free.

How Do I Know if I Have a Car Accident Case?

There’s a few factors that determine if your car accident is in fact a car accident lawsuit for negligence. 

First, you will have to prove liability—someone else must be at fault for your car crash. Evidence you collect at the scene, such as pictures or witness testimonies (and their contact info), can help prove it. Calling the police at the scene can also assist your case; arriving officers will likely take thorough notes and investigate the cause of the accident.

Second, you have to prove that you suffered damages, either to your vehicle or well-being. Police reports, car repair receipts, and medical exams will help demonstrate that, which means you should report the accident to authorities, address the damages to your vehicle, and, most importantly, get medical treatment. You may feel fine at the time, but subtle injuries can grow into life-altering complications.

Why Should I File a Car Accident Lawsuit?

Insurance companies work to protect their bottom lines, not you, and at-fault drivers may try to dishonestly argue that they’re innocent. When you’re left to bear the burden of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then a lawsuit may be the best option to get justice—and compensation.

Compensation can help you to cover any expenses related to your car crash, like medical bills, car repairs, physical therapy, lost wages from missed work due to your injuries, and other expenses. Generally speaking, it can offer you the means necessary to move forward with your life after an unfortunate accident that could have been prevented.

Contact Morgan & Morgan to See if You Have a Case

If you’ve considered the requirements for an auto accident lawsuit and think you may have a case, contact Morgan & Morgan today to learn more about your legal options.

With a free, no-obligation case evaluation, you can review the details of your case and see if a car accident lawsuit is the right plan of action for you.