If you were in a car accident that was someone else's fault, the Kishish Law Group can help. Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation by calling us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552 or by filling out our contact form.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2017 report on road safety, in the United States in 2015, over 35,000 people were killed in car accidents. This fatality figure marked a 7% increase over the previous year, showing that risky driving remains a problem around the country. While most people know that drunk or distracted driving can be negligent driving behaviors, it is often less clear who is responsible for the crash in cases involving risky behaviors like speeding, texting, drowsy driving, lack of restraint use, or other failures to obey the rules of the road.
The Kishish Law Group wants to help you recover after you've been in an accident. We know that figuring out if you have a car accident case can be difficult, especially when you want to focus on getting better and returning to your normal routine. We'll walk you through whether a personal injury lawsuit is right for you and how much you might expect to be compensated. Filing a car accident lawsuit can help you pay for medical bills, for injuries sustained in the crash, or for pre-existing injuries a crash made worse. Lawsuits may also help keep the roads safer by discouraging risky driving behaviors.
What should I do after I've been in a car accident?
Seek medical attention. Injuries from car accidents are not always obvious and can be serious if left untreated. In particular, brain injuries may not be apparent after an accident and a failure to diagnose them can lead to death. Early diagnosis is also important to establish medical records for injuries resulting from the crash.
If you or another person at the scene are able, documenting the accident may also be helpful. Pictures of the accident scene, witness accounts, and basic information about everyone involved in the accident can aid in establishing fault. Some basic steps you can take after an accident are summarized in this FindLaw pamphlet.
Be wary of the other party's insurance company trying to contact you. They may try to get you to forfeit your right to full compensation. It is entirely appropriate to request that they only communicate with your lawyer.
When should I talk to a car accident lawyer?
As soon as possible. Many states have statutes of limitations on personal injury cases. Talking to a lawyer as soon as you can will make sure that you secure your right to sue and go to court if you cannot reach a settlement. Additionally, talking to a lawyer right away makes building your case much easier and increases the chance that you'll receive compensation.
What is my car accident case worth?
It is dependent on your individual situation. It is difficult to predict what your case might be worth without knowing the facts of the case. The extent of your injuries and how you respond to those injuries will heavily factor into how much you might be compensated. However badly you've been injured, a skilled car accident attorney can negotiate to make sure you receive the money that you deserve.
Do I have a car accident case?
Car accident cases often depend on a state's negligence laws. While it is easy to say that if you were completely at fault in your accident, a lawsuit will not likely prevail, the reality is that fault is almost never 100% in either direction. Working with an experienced lawyer can help you determine whether filing a lawsuit is the right course of action for you. The Kishish Law Group's attorneys and staff can walk you through gathering the appropriate materials to build your car accident lawsuit. Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation. We are committed to helping our clients get back on their feet after they're injured. Call us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552 or fill out our contact form to talk with us about your case.
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