You might still be able to get compensation if the accident was partially your fault. However, the amount you can collect may depend on how much fault the insurance company or a jury assigns to you. Our firm can help you navigate the challenges of seeking compensation after an accident.
Qualifying for Compensation after an Accident
What kinds of compensation are available for accident victims? A lawyer from our office can review your case and help you figure out how much you should ask for. Depending on your injuries, you could qualify based on:
- Past and future loss of wages due to decreased earning capacity or inability to work
- Past and future medical expenses for both physical and mental injuries, including certain travel expenses related to receiving medical care
- Expenses related to fixing or replacing your car or paying for alternate modes of transportation until your car is ready for use
- The cost of hiring individuals or services (e.g., a housekeeper) that you would not have needed if not for the injury
- Physical pain and suffering caused by the accident injuries
- Emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident itself and the difficulties presented by the physical injuries
- Physical or intellectual disability, whether permanent or temporary
- Severe scarring that alters your physical appearance, restricts your range of motion, or affects your self-esteem
If your loved one did not survive the accident, you may be able to receive compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit. This compensation may include whatever damages your loved one could have received had they been able to file their suit, as well as:
- The cost of laying your loved one to rest, including funeral and burial expenses
- The loss of your loved one’s income, which you and their other dependents relied on to make ends meet
- The loss of the comfort, affection, guidance, and other intangible benefits your loved one provided
Fault and Compensation
States have different laws that regulate the ability to collect damages when an individual is partly responsible for their injuries. In some states, the greater responsibility a person bears for their injury, the less they can collect in compensation.
We would be happy to review your case and figure out which laws may affect your settlement.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 537-8185
Getting Legal Help in a Car Accident Case
We won more than 6,500 cases in 2019 while providing each and every client with responsive, professional service. We serve each client by:
- Investigating the accident: We can collect critical evidence, such as police reports, witness statements, and so on. Such evidence could persuade the insurance company to offer you a fair settlement.
- Calculating damages: A lawyer from our firm can, after reviewing your case and the evidence, figure out exactly how much money you may be eligible to collect.
- Filing and drawing up paperwork: Even a single, minor mistake on paperwork could end your case on technical grounds. We take responsibility for submitting all forms and preparing the settlement agreement at the end of the case.
- Seeking a settlement: We can negotiate with the insurance company’s representatives and try to convince them to pay what you need.
- Seeking a jury award: If negotiations fall through, we are willing and able to go to court. We can compile trial exhibits, interview witnesses, and much more.
You Have Only a Certain Time to File Your Lawsuit
To protect your right to sue for damages, you should get started as soon as you can. Each state has its own laws regulating how much time accident victims have to recover compensation, and certain exceptions can shorten that deadline.
Because of these deadlines, known as the statute of limitations—and because some evidence may not survive long after the accident—it is best to start sooner rather than later.
Who to Sue After an Accident
Do you know who all of the liable parties are in your case? Even if you know one liable party’s identity (for instance, the other driver), there may be others that you qualify to sue for additional compensation. Our firm can investigate the accident and determine if you should file a lawsuit against:
- The driver, if the person operating the other vehicle was careless or negligent in some way
- The driver’s employer, if the driver’s dangerous behavior was a result of harmful company policies or pressure
- A maintenance team, if the people responsible for keeping your car, the other car, or the roadway in working condition were negligent
- An auto manufacturer, if your car or the other car contained a dangerous part that contributed to the accident
- A combination of the above
Let Morris Bart, LLC, Represent You
To get a free case review, call the Morris Bart law office at (800) 537-8185. We would like to help you get compensation for the accident and figure out who was at fault. We have 16 offices across four states: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Our lawyers never charge attorney’s fees unless and until you win.
Questions?Call (800) 537-8185
to find a Morris Bart office near you.