Why and When You Should Sue After a Car Accident for an Injury Claim
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Car accidents often involve severe medical and financial consequences. Any kind of injury resulting from such accidents lead to paying hefty medical bills and car repair prices that causes a drain on your resources. There exists a solution for this in the form of taking legal action and successfully recovering the said damages.

While filing a lawsuit might sound like an intense step, it could actually be extremely beneficial for your financial scenario. Thus it is advisable to consider these legal actions in case you or someone you know was involved in a car accident.

Why should you take Legal Action?

While your insurance policy will cover major expenses that occurred because of the accident, it may fail to provide complete relief. Insurance company of the other party may also try to contact you but this would not be done with keeping your best interest in mind. The other party would in all probability offer you lesser amount of compensation than what you should’ve received. If you take legal action, it will provide you a greater chance of getting complete relief through the insurance company using the help of an experienced lawyer.

What can you sue for? 

Claiming compensation for car accidents comes in various forms and you have a right to sue for multiple forms at once. Recovery of damages depends on the circumstances surrounding your accident, extent of your injuries and the amount of damage caused to your car. You are eligible to claim damages for the following expenditures:

  1. Medical expenses
  2. Car repairs
  3. The cost of a new car, if required
  4. Pain and suffering caused to you

Or essentially any aspect of your life that was disrupted and resulted in difficulties could win you financial relief. Seeking help from an experienced lawyer could benefit your case since he/she would know how to structure your lawsuit in the best way possible.

Reasons why the other driver may be held responsible:

To hold a person accountable to gain financial compensation, you need to prove that their reckless behavior was the reason behind the said accident. Once you are able to prove this, it becomes much easier to bring charges against the other party. Some examples of the dangerous behavior that could strengthen your case against the other driver are as follows:

  1. Texting while driving
  2. Talking on the phone while driving
  3. Driving a car with grave defects
  4. Driving in the state of intoxication
  5. Falling asleep behind the wheel
  6. Tailgating

Most of the aforementioned circumstances will be registered in police statements and in statements given to both insurance companies. So if you want to consider legal action against another driver, you should also consider how those factors contributed to the accident to strengthen your case against them.

Originally posted 2017-07-12 21:55:13.


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