After an auto accident you can face huge medical bills on top of your regular bills that pile up while you are unable to work as a result of your injuries, not to mention your lost wages. You may have a very difficult and painful physical recovery ahead of you, and if you were traveling with loved ones, you may also be grieving or caring for someone else who was injured or killed in the same accident. The money you can receive for your injuries can never make everything alright, but it can relieve the pressure from you and your family and ensure your financial security.
We have assisted countless people with auto accident claims throughout the Southeast over the years and offer free claim evaluations.
Driver negligence is the most common factor in auto accidents. Examples of driver negligence that can cause an auto accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Intoxication with alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription medication
- Driving fatigued or drowsy
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to use turn signals
- Failure to yield
- Unsafe passing
- Speeding or excessive speed for the conditions
- Reckless driving
Defective vehicles can play two roles in auto accidents. A defect, such as faulty tires or ignition switch defect, can be the cause of an accident.
There are other defects that do not cause accidents, but they cause injuries to be worse when there is an accident. These are often referred to as crashworthiness defects and include problems such as faulty seatbelts and poor roof crush resistance.
As we have seen with the massive Takata air bag recalls, some defects can cause an accident and/or cause injuries to be worse in the event of an accident depending on how and when the malfunction occurs.
Whether a defect caused or your accident or simply made your injuries worse, you can seek compensation for your injuries from one or more of the following:
- Auto maker
- Parts maker
- New or used dealership
- Rental company
- Repair shop
- Another party along the supply chain
Investigating Your Accident
Thorough investigation is the foundation for a winning auto accident case. You cannot rely on law enforcement and insurance adjusters to thoroughly and properly investigate. They have their own agendas and helping you recover fair compensation is not one of them.
We diligently investigate each case to uncover every potential source of compensation for you and to build a solid and meaningful presentation that gives us the greatest leverage when negotiating a settlement with insurance companies or for a jury if it is necessary to go to trial.
To learn more about your rights and how we can help you collect maximum compensation for your auto accident, please call us at 1-866-252-3535 or contact us online today for a free consultation.