Car accidents can bring your life to a screeching halt, leaving you on the side of the road to pick up the pieces. After a car accident, it’s recommended that all car victims call the proper authorities and seek medical care immediately, even in minor cases. The police will document the accident, call an ambulance if your injuries are severe or prevent you from doing so, and record the details of the event. Once they’re finished, they’ll have a full report of your accident and, more importantly, some information regarding who was at fault.
The medical professional in charge of your care will examine the extent of your injuries and document the findings. Make sure to be honest and direct about the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing during your examination. If you don’t notify them of every aspect of your condition, they can’t document it in your findings, and you might not be able to recover the damages for that specific injury down the line without that information in your initial report.
Accidents resulting from third-party negligence allow the victim to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover the damage they sustained. Through a lawsuit, you can recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages, but your specific recovery will depend on the circumstances surrounding your case. However, your compensation comes from the negligent party, and if they don’t agree to settle, you can find yourself in a very difficult position.
You could gamble with your car accident settlement and go at it alone, or you could retain a trusted attorney to guide you through the process. Our car accident lawyers leverage endless resources to ensure that you’re fully compensated for the damage you sustained, giving you an undeniable competitive edge and increasing your chances of success. Are you wondering, “How much can I get for my car accident settlement?” Morgan & Morgan can assure you it’s more than you think, and we’re here to stand by your side and advocate for every penny you’re entitled to.
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