What To Do After a Car Accident Not Your Fault?

What To Do After a Car Accident Not Your Fault?

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What To Do After a Car Accident Not Your Fault?

The steps you take after being involved in a car accident that is not your fault could make or break your case. The most important thing to keep in mind, no matter the circumstances, is the fact that your health comes first. If you’ve suffered serious injuries, seek immediate medical attention by calling 911. 

While at it, ensure you have a police officer at the scene to document the accident. Also, if you’re medically able, take photos and videos of the scene and obtain the contact information of witnesses. Then, contact Morgan and Morgan immediately to have your case reviewed by a car accident expert from our team. If we establish that you have valid grounds for filing a claim or lawsuit, a car accident attorney from our team might be able to help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve.

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  • Should I Admit Fault if I Was Partly Responsible?

    Determining fault requires thorough investigations to separate facts from assumptions or hearsay. What might seem like your fault on paper might not be what happened in reality. That is why we recommend letting legal professionals from our team handle this aspect as you focus on recovering from your injuries.

  • Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Car Accident?

    Responsibility for a car accident can lie with various parties. These include but are not limited to:

    • The driver of the other vehicle.
    • The employer of the driver, in cases involving commercial vehicles.
    • The manufacturer of a vehicle or parts, if defects contributed to the accident.
    • Government entities responsible for road maintenance, if poor road conditions played a role
  • What Are the Legal Grounds for Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit?

    These cases are usually filed to hold the other party accountable for their negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. For this reason, proving that the other party failed to exercise reasonable care and that this failure caused the accident is a key component of the case. 

    For perspective, to win your case, you generally need to prove that: 

    • The other party owed you a duty of care.
    • They breached that duty through negligence or wrongdoing.
    • Their breach directly caused your injuries.
    • You suffered damages as a result.

    If your case satisfies all these elements, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or losses. 

  • What Evidence Will I Need?

    Evidence required to support your case may include:

    • Police reports.
    • Witness statements.
    • Photos and videos from the accident scene.
    • Medical records and bills.
    • Employment and wage documents for lost income claims.
    • Expert testimony.

    Your lawyer will help determine what evidence carries the most weight when presented against the other party in and out of court. Since we are the nation’s largest and most powerful injury firm, our attorneys have access to the legal resources needed to gather important evidence supporting your case.

  • What Am I Entitled to if I Win My Case?

    Car accident damages are not usually written on stone; they vary on a case-by-case basis. That said, typical damages include:

    • Medical expenses.
    • Reimbursement for lost wages and future earnings.
    • Repair or replacement costs for property damage.
    • Compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and the loss of enjoyment of life. 
    • In some cases, punitive damages.
  • Injured In a Car Accident? Let’s Discuss Your Case

    A free case review isn’t the only benefit of contacting Morgan and Morgan about your case. If you have a valid claim, we might be able to represent you during settlement negotiations or in front of a jury. The best part? We won’t charge you upfront. Instead, we only get paid if we win. 

    Ready to get started? Fill out our free case review form.

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