Some car accident victims can get more by agreeing to a settlement with the liable party’s insurance company. Unfortunately, others may have to go to trial. A lawyer from our firm may be able to help you to get the most money from a car accident injury. We can investigate your case, negotiate with the insurance company to make sure it offers fair compensation, and much more.
Getting Money After a Car Accident
The amount and types of compensation an accident victim can recover depends on multiple factors, including but not limited to:
- The severity of their injuries
- The permanence or impermanence of their injuries
- How much their insurance covers
- Whether they have enough evidence to prove the liable party caused their injury and should pay damages
In some cases, a person’s ability to recover damages is limited by state law. For example, some states place a cap on the amount of money an individual can recover in non-economic damages in certain cases. Our office can go over any and all laws that pertain to your case.
Economic Vs. Non-Economic Damages
If you lost or expect to lose money because of the accident, you could be eligible for economic damages such as:
- Lost wages or benefits, if the injuries kept you home from work for days, weeks, or longer
- Lost earning capacity, if the injuries have caused a permanent decrease in your ability to retain gainful employment
- Medical bills, if you sought any form of medical care for your physical or psychological injuries
- Attorney’s fees, for the money you spent on hiring a lawyer to help manage your case
You may also qualify for non-economic damages. This money serves as compensation for physical and emotional suffering, such as:
- Disability, if the injury resulted in a temporary or permanent inability to use one or more body parts
- Disfigurement, if you suffered significant scarring that alters your physical appearance or abilities
- Impaired quality of life, if the injuries prevent you from living the way you used to or would like to
- Loss of consortium, if the injuries have changed your relationship with your spouse for the worse
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 537-8185
We Can Help Fight for Compensation
Our firm works hard to get our clients the money they deserve as quickly as possible. In one New Orleans case, we were able to recover more than $850,000 for a car accident victim with serious injuries. We provide many services, including:
- Quantifying damages: We can tell you how much you may be entitled to and the best ways of pursuing that money.
- Answering your questions: We encourage our clients to call us if they are ever unsure about what is going on or how certain factors may affect their case.
- Looking for evidence: It is best to collect as much evidence as possible to support your personal testimony. We know where to look and how to present the evidence to the insurance company.
- Meeting the insurance company: A lawyer from our office can handle any and all negotiations. We fight hard for each and every client.
- Going to court: We can help you decide whether the offered settlement is fair or if you should continue the fight in the courtroom.
The right to seek compensation does not last forever. In some states, you have as little as one year to file a lawsuit against the liable party. This period may be even shorter, depending on the specifics of your accident.
Evidence to Support Your Car Accident Case
If clients have essential evidence (photos of the accident scene, for example), we are happy to take a look at it. However, for the most part, it is our responsibility to collect evidence and use it to build the strongest possible case. Examples of evidence include:
- Car accident reports: The officer who responded to the accident should have recorded critical information about the accident date, the liable party’s involvement, and so on.
- Inspection reports: These may be helpful if you were hit by a commercial vehicle that must be inspected and maintained regularly.
- Eyewitness testimony: We can find out if anyone was around to witness the accident, track them down, and ask them to write a statement about what they saw.
- Expert testimony: Doctors, vocational experts, and others with specialized knowledge may be able to confirm and document your injuries.
- Surveillance footage: A security camera might be able to show what really happened.
Not all of this evidence lasts forever. The sooner we can get to work on your case, the better chance we have of finding enough evidence to build a persuasive lawsuit.
Get a Free Consultation with Us Today
The Morris Bart law firm wants to help you get the most money for your car accident injuries. To start, call us at (800) 537-8185. A member of our team can assess your case at no charge. We proudly serve citizens of Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana from 15 locations.
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