Frequently Asked Questions
What’s my car accident case worth?
Insurers may calculate damages arising car accidents in many different ways. An experienced attorney can help you estimate your losses arising from medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What if my car is hit by an uninsured driver?
If you have purchased uninsured motorist coverage from your insurance carrier, you can usually file a claim for medical expenses and property damage arising from an accident with an uninsured driver.
What evidence do you need to pursue a car accident lawsuit?
Many sources of information can become valuable evidence following a car accident. Photographs of the damage, statements from eyewitnesses, and police or DMV reports can all be relevant to your case.
What if an insurance company unreasonably refuses to settle a claim?
Though state laws vary, insurers must generally act in good faith toward those making claims on a policy. Signs of bad faith include delayed responses to claims, and denying claims without explanation.
Do I need a car accident lawyer?
Following a collision, an experienced car accident attorney can help you gather evidence, assemble documentation of your losses, and negotiate with insurers and adverse parties to protect your rights.
View More FAQs
Distracted driving is an increasingly common cause of car accidents, particularly with smartphone use on the rise. Distracted drivers may be liable under the theories of negligence or negligence per se.
Reporting a Car Accident
Depending on your state and the severity of the crash, you may or may not need to report a car accident to law enforcement. However, you must usually report the collision to your insurance company.
Who to Sue After a Car Accident
When you have been injured in a car accident, legally responsible parties can include not just other drivers, but vehicle owners, employers, car manufacturers, property owners, and government entities.
Common Injuries After Car Accidents
Car accidents can result in a variety of injuries, many of which may seem insignificant at first. Cuts, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, whiplash, and head injuries can all result in substantial damages.
Drunk and Impaired Driving
In addition to facing criminal charges, drunk drivers can be held liable in civil court for injuries they cause, and plaintiffs suing them civilly are subject to a lower standard of proof than in criminal cases.
View More Topics