Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

You should get a lawyer for a car accident that wasn’t your fault if you intend to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver. While you have the right to seek compensation, on your own a lawyer can help you build your case and possibly streamline the monetary recovery process. 

A car accident can be scary and frustrating, and fighting for compensation without a lawyer can be overwhelming and intimidating. When our car accident lawyer represents you, we set out to prove whose fault the accident was, establish the value of your injuries and related expenses, and negotiate for a settlement award on your behalf. We also collect evidence and represent you at trial if needed.

What Will Your Law Firm Do for Me?

You and every driver on the road are entitled to travel safely and share the road with responsible drivers. We never cut corners when handling your case and will go to trial to fight for your financial recovery. We always seek to hold the at-fault driver responsible for their negligence. 

When our team is behind your compensation request, we handle your case’s details, including all related communications with the at-fault driver. We also communicate with their insurance provider and:

  • Request your car accident report 
  • Glean important details from it
  • Interview all available witnesses 
  • Request your medical records
  • Request your written prognosis

Our primary goal is to resolve your case without going to court, so we handle the back-and-forth rounds of negotiations that could lead to a settlement. With our help, you can avoid accepting a speedy but flawed settlement, miscalculating the value of your case, and missing the state’s filing deadline.

How Much Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

The value of your car accident is subjective and will be based on specific costs you incur and your prognosis. Your income losses and the value of your vehicle will also affect your recovery amount. The damages we request on your behalf include:

  • Medical expenses until your recovery is complete
  • Lost wages for the entire time you cannot work
  • Ongoing pain and suffering throughout your recovery
  • Post-accident mental and emotional trauma 
  • Property damage, total loss, and diminished value

Our car accident team members will explain the types of damages you are entitled to recover and assign a financial value to your case. We will also make sure our calculations are thorough and accurate before the settlement process starts. 

What Kind of Evidence Will You Collect?

As part of our team’s representation, we collect evidence for you so that you can focus on getting better. Evidence that will help us fight for you includes:

  • Your car accident report
  • Medical records 
  • Medical bills
  • Your vehicle’s value
  • Witness statements
  • Photos and videos

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), recovering from a car accident starts right at the accident scene. If you were hurt, get immediate medical attention. If you can, however, use your smartphone to take pictures of the accident scene and all the vehicles involved in the crash. 

How Much Time do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

Each state has its own statute of limitations that governs car accidents and other personal injury cases. We will research the circumstances of your case and determine the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in your state. Our legal team will file your lawsuit within the allotted time to maintain your right to go to court.

The statutory filing deadline can be difficult to understand without legal counsel because several factors can create a change. When you trust our team to represent you after a car accident, we take the guesswork out of defining the statute of limitations. 

What Types of Accidents Can I Sue for?

Our law firm fights hard to help clients who were injured by someone else’s negligence. Examples of car accidents that a driver can cause include:

  • Multiple vehicle collisions
  • An accident in which the at-fault driver was intoxicated
  • An accident in which the at-fault driver was distracted or tired

An at-fault drive could have crashed into your parked vehicle, causing a crash, or they could have been speeding or driving recklessly when they hit you.

When we assess your accident, we will clarify who was at fault for the collision and your potential compensation options. On our case results page, you can read important details about the kinds of cases we settle or take to court to recover compensation for injured clients. 

Call for a Free Review of Your Car Accident Case

You should consider getting a lawyer for a car accident that wasn’t your fault if you will seek compensation from the at-fault driver. To find out how we can help you navigate the personal injury process, contact one of our team members from Distasio Law Firm by calling (813) 259-0022 today. 

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