Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident?
Every year, 20-50 million people are injured or disabled in road accidents and roughly 10 million car crashes occur in America alone. One person’s negligence behind the wheel can mean a lifetime of pain for someone else.
Car accidents can be devastating, traumatizing and highly inconvenient. Especially if you have been injured or your car has been damaged. Car accidents are also situations where sufficient insurance coverage may not exist to pay for the damages suffered.
The Life-Altering Effects of Car Accidents
If you have been in an accident, it is possible you have sustained life-long injuries. Cars can easily be repaired or replaced, but the human body cannot and injuries do not have to be catastrophic to cause ongoing problems in your life. Injuries can affect your work performance, cause interpersonal difficulties with spouses, and even cause depression when a former activity or hobby is no longer possible.
If an at-fault driver does not carry bodily injury coverage or only has minimal coverage, your harms and losses from their negligence will only be paid for if you have uninsured motorist coverage.
If your car was not totaled, then it was probably at least damaged and has declined in value. This can make everyday life difficult as you may need to ask for rides, call taxis, or get a rental car just to get from point A to point B.
The Danger of Handling Your Case Alone
Harmful mistakes can happen when handling car accident cases without an attorney. For this reason, make sure you are very familiar with all aspects of a case if you are handling an accident yourself.
Areas of the law that you don't know or don't fully understand can cause you the most problems. The most common thing we hear when someone comes to our office several months after an accident:
"I wish I knew then, what I do now."
Avoid this from happening to you. Take the extra precaution and hire a skilled attorney.