How often do you see auto accidents when you are driving? You might not see them as they are happening, but you might have seen the aftermath—cars on the shoulder of the road, broken glass, broken car parts, and even leaking fuel or oil on the pavement. In serious accidents, you might have seen police or emergency vehicles at the scene of the accident. Although many auto accidents are minor and result in no serious injuries, there are some accidents that can cause significant physical harm to the parties involved.
Do you know your rights after an auto accident? Did you know that you have the right to sue and receive compensation for your injuries? Many people file insurance claims after auto accidents; however, when those claims are denied, they give up and fail to take further action. If your auto accident was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you could file a lawsuit. You must immediately contact a law firm with experience handling auto accidents.
Bed Bug Legal Group is a versatile law firm with many years of experience handling many different personal injury claims including auto accident claims. Our attorneys have the expertise and knowledge necessary to represent you and help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. In the following sections, you will find some information that should help you form a better understanding of your current situation. If you are interested in filing a lawsuit for your auto accident, you must contact our law firm. Our auto accident attorneys will give you all the information necessary to start your legal process.
Establishing Negligence and Liability
To be able to pursue a lawsuit against a party, he or she must have negligently caused your auto accident. Negligence consists of the following four elements: breach, duty, cause, and harm. All drivers owe a duty to all other parties of the road—including other drivers. They must always drive with skill, care, and diligence to avoid causing accidents and harming innocent parties. To exercise their duty of care, they must always drive safely, following all traffic laws and signals. As soon as a driver breaches their duty of care, they can be found liable. Breaches might include things like driving over the speed limit, failing to yield to other vehicles, using mobile devices while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or ignoring traffic signals, for example. If a driver causes an accident after breaching their duty of care and another driver is injured, the victim has ground to file an auto accident claim and recover compensation.
Types of Injuries
The common auto accident injuries vary in severity. Victims might suffer scrapes, bruises, lacerations, sprains, strains, or minor aches. In serious accidents, victims might suffer head injuries, brain injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, and hip injuries, for example. Victims might also suffer fractured and broken bones. Most of the injuries mentioned require many different treatments and often require multiple surgeries to address. These injuries often leave victims unable to work for a prolonged period—if not permanently—and unable to pay for the acquired medical bills. Besides physical injuries, victims often suffer a series of mental and emotional afflictions like depression and anxiety, for example. Without a doubt, a car accident can drastically affect the lives of victims. Bed bug Legal Group acknowledges the seriousness of your injuries and wants to help you take action.
Compensation Available for Recovery
If you suffered injuries during an auto accident, you might be eligible to recover compensation after a successful claim. The type and amount of compensation that you might receive depend on the specific details of your claim, such as the severity and permanency of your injuries. Although it is not possible to identify the types of compensation you might recover without a consultation with an experienced auto accident attorney, you should be familiar with the categories available for recovery:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
For more information on the types of compensation available for your claim, you should contact our law firm. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim and give you all the information necessary to understand the value of your claim. Our attorneys will not rest until you recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
Statute of Limitations
If you are interested in suing the party liable for your auto accident and your injuries, you must take action within the statute of limitations—or the deadline to sue. If you were injured in an auto accident, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you do not file your claim within the period allowed, you might lose your right to file a lawsuit. Although there is a strict two-year statute of limitations, some exceptions might apply and result in a lengthened deadline. For more information on the statute of limitations and any exceptions that might apply to your claim, you must speak with our attorneys as soon as possible.
Our Zero-Fee Guarantee
Our law firm provides free consultations and free second opinions as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our experienced auto accident attorneys are available to answer all questions and all concerns. Our attorneys will help you overcome any doubts and confusion, including anything created by an incompetent attorney with which you had previously spoken. Our attorneys will do everything within their hands to give you all the information necessary to file a successful auto accident claim.
Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees. Our law firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not have to pay any fees until after our attorneys win their claims. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay. Contact Bed Bug Legal Group today—we can help you file your auto accident claim.