Being injured as a result of an accident can impact your life in many ways and in more than you might think. Accidents take time to recover from, and when you are recovering, it can be difficult to focus on ensuring that your settlement is maximized and your full damages are covered. An attorney can be an invaluable ally after an injury, coordinating your compensation with the opposing parties and their insurance companies so you can focus on recovery. An experienced Union City personal injury lawyer at Spaulding Injury Law can best support your case.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether you have a claim to recover for your damages. Car accidents are leading causes of death, as well as neck and back injury. According to the NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle accidents were responsible for over 36,000 deaths in 2019. The scope of motor vehicle accidents and their related damages is huge in the United States, and if you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation beyond the immediate costs of your healthcare and car repairs.
While car accidents are a leading cause of injuries, they are far from the only accidents that can happen when you least expect them. There are many incidents that might happen due to someone else’s conduct that can cause injuries, medical expenses, missed work, and other losses.
Some examples of cases we handle include:
Anytime you suffer injuries, it is worth it to get a legal evaluation of your rights. You might not realize that someone was at fault, such as a product manufacturer or business. An attorney can assess what happened and help to identify liable parties who should compensate you for your injuries.
Negligence begins with a duty of care owed by another party and requires a breach, damages, and causation. This means that for you to recover for your damages, a party basically must have caused you injury that led to losses, their actions must have been the cause of the injury, and that party must have owed you some duty that was breached through their action.
An example of this could be the duty of other drivers on the road to exercise diligence when driving and to follow the rules of the road. If someone causes a motor vehicle accident when speeding, they can be found automatically negligent, known as negligence per se, and you are entitled to damages.
After an accident, you might intuitively know that someone else was to blame. However, you might not know how to prove their fault or go about seeking compensation. This is where an experienced personal injury lawyer comes in.
We can evaluate what happened and who was negligent in causing your accident. In some cases, this can be another driver, a business where you slipped and fell, or a manufacturer of a defective product.
There also might be more than one party liable for your accident. For example, when an employee causes an accident and injures you while they are working, the employer might be vicariously liable for the harm caused. It is important to identify when a company might share liability with an individual – especially since corporate insurance policies will cover more losses stemming from severe injuries.
If you have been through an accident, your immediate concern might be how you will cover your medical bills. Further, you might have experienced an injury that prevents you from working for some time, or in the long-term, not as many hours or in a different function. Damages that might be available to you are not only for the immediate medical and repair costs, but also to cover lost wages during recovery and even lost earnings in the long-term after your recovery.
It takes time to learn what the implications of your injury are and whether or not they might entitle you to additional compensation to provide for the long-term implications of the accident. An experienced Union City personal injury attorney has worked on similar cases and knows what your best arguments are to negotiate the best possible settlement.
We handle claims involving a wide range of damages, and we know how to accurately calculate your losses so that you can obtain a settlement that covers your losses. The best way to know the value of your claim is to contact our team directly.
The purpose of hiring a personal injury attorney is to take the day-to-day stress of being compensated for your injuries out of your daily life. It takes experience to learn the process of negotiating an ideal settlement and also to review the facts and determine what compensation is available.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you if you’ve been injured on the job, on the road, or even in your everyday life by reviewing the facts and applying the law to determine if there are recoverable damages. We present you with your options, and you decide whether to accept a settlement offer or not.
It takes time to recover from accidental injuries, and processing the paperwork and dealing with the insurance companies only make things more difficult. A Union City personal injury attorney is valuable at this time to step up for you, to speak with the opposing parties, the insurance companies, and any other stakeholders to make sure that your best outcome is achieved. Contact Spaulding Injury Law today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.
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