-Helping Injured Accident Victims Is Our Focus-
We all hope that we will never need the services of car accident lawyers but in the event that we do it is surely helpful to understand what car accident lawyers do and under what circumstances you might need one.
Car accident lawyers represent victims that have suffered damages as the result of the negligence of another person or entity. In order for the victim of a car accident case to recover compensation she must first prove that the accident was the result of negligence on the part of another person or entity. Generally, this means proving that the driver of the other vehicle was negligent, however in some cases the negligence may be the result of the manufacturer of the vehicle itself or another entity. Car accident lawyers are trained and experienced lawyers that understand the elements of a negligence claim and will evaluate your specific facts and circumstances to determine if, indeed, there was negligence at play in your accident.
Damages, in legal terms, can refer to physical injuries suffered as a result of the accident, property damage such as car repairs or personal property that was damaged in the accident, as well as non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are what many people refer to as “pain and suffering”, although it actually encompasses more than just pain and suffering. Non-economic damages may also include things such as emotional distress or loss of consortium among others. Car accident lawyers evaluate a case and determine what damages the victim may be entitled to. Each case is unique and therefore car accident lawyers are needed in order to understand the full range of compensation to which you may be entitled.
Not all car accidents require the services of personal injury lawyers. Minor accidents where the victim did not suffer any serious injuries may be able to be handled without the help of a lawyer. Most car accident lawyers will tell you whether your case can be handled easily or whether you will need their help. In general, if negligence is not clear, or if the victim suffered significant injuries, then consultation with one or more car accident lawyers is highly advisable.
In most cases, a car accident lawyer will represent you on a contingency basis. What this means to you is that you will not be required to pay your lawyer anything up front for him to handle the case. Your lawyer will receive his fee when, and only when the case is settled. This is an excellent way for the victim of an accident to be able to pursue compensation without incurring additional out of pocket expenses at a time when his income may be suffering as a result of the accident. Additionally, car accident lawyers will often meet with you for free and evaluate your case to give you an idea whether or not you have an actionable case.
For a free and detailed evaluation with the car accident lawyers at Ledger & Associates, please call 1-800-300-0001 or visit the firm’s website for more information at www.ledgerlaw.com.