Published: November 28, 2017
Car/motor vehicle accidents can have enormous costs on those individuals unfortunate enough to be involved in them. With the advancements of our roadways and of the automobile, these accidents have become nearly impossible to avoid. The majority of Americans have either been involved in accidents or at least know someone who has been involved. According to the National Safety Council more than 38,000 people died in car accidents in 2015.
The top three causes of fatalities on the road included: drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. In most accidents there are generally insurance policies in place to help compensate the victims of these accidents. However, in these types of cases insurance companies are often looking out for their own bottom line and may offer to settle a claim way beneath it's value. This is one reason why it is important to have an attorney representing your rights.
Before any settlement should be accepted the following questions should be considered:
What Compensation Is Available?
1. Costs of medical care;
2. Lost wages and income;
3. Pain and Suffering;
4. Potential claims of loss of consortium may also be available for a spouse.
5. Punitive Damages may be awarded if the defendant's conduct was intentional or grossly negligent.
Who is at fault for the accident?
What does the law say about liability?
What are the pitfalls of my claim?
Are there any limits to recovery in my case?
The experienced attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm understand the stressful and taxing times that accompany any personal injury and we have the knowledge, experience and insight to help you obtain the maximum compensation that the law allows. If you or someone you know has been injured because someone else was negligent or careless, know that the attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm are here to work for you and to help maximize any compensation you may be entitled to. Call a personal injury lawyer at Vanderpool Law Firm, today to set up a free consultation. Let us help make this difficult time a little easier.