Auto Accidents Lawyer
The negligent auto driver is usually on the hook for injuries and damages resulting from the crash when a car accident takes place. Practically, the insurance company of the at-fault driver covers most injury claims arising because of the accident. The at-fault driver will technically ‘pay’ in the form of raised premium for their car insurance.
Attorneys at SBEMP (Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney) law firm provides professional legal advice and services to clients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and surrounding communities.
Determining Fault and Liability
Proving liability and fault for resulting damage and injuries will form the crux of the case if you live in a ‘fault’ state. In some instances, the at-fault party is not obviously clear. An injured person must prove the following to prove liability in car collision cases:
- The other driver owed a legal duty of care
There is a duty of care owed by all drivers on the road towards other drivers. You owe a legal duty to everyone else on the road to operate your car with reasonable care if you get behind the wheel of your car. This includes passengers, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
- The duty was breached
The plaintiff has to prove the negligence of the defendant in fulfilling the duty of care. The behavior of the driver that is at-fault will be compared to what a reasonable driver would have done in a similar situation. You can prove that the duty was breached if you have proof that the other driver got a traffic ticket in connection with the accident.
- Injuries were caused due to the breach of duty
It is not enough for you to prove that the other driver was negligent. This won’t make him responsible for the injuries resulting from the accident. You will also have to prove that the at-fault driver’s negligence directly caused the accident. This means that you need to prove the accident may not have occurred if the other driver had been careful.
Types of Compensation in a Car Crash Personal Injury Case
You can recover for a wide range of situations under the law. Your lawyer can help you receive money for past and future medical bills, therapy, rehabilitation costs, future lost income, and pain and suffering. Pain and suffering following a crash will include mental anxiety and the loss of enjoyment of life. You may also recover for any disability caused due to the crash.
An accomplished and committed car crash lawyer can help you obtain compensation for yourself and your loved ones that were affected by the crash. Harm to children and spouses can be recovered separately from the damages provided to the victim.
Get Medical Attention
You need to be evaluated by medical personnel if you were involved in an auto accident. Insurance providers will do everything possible for disputing your claim. They may not offer rightful compensation if you don’t seek immediate medical attention.
Lawyers at the SBEMP law firm serve clients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and nearby locations for a range of legal practice areas.
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