Preserving a Motor Vehicle Accident Case
In order to maximize your recovery for damages stemming from personal injuries sustained in a car accident, it is crucial that you preserve your case in order to prevent any inadvertent forfeit of right to compensation. Thousands of individuals are injured each year in auto accidents. Injuries can span a wide range from moderate, such a muscle strain/sprains to death. Research has shown that automobile accidents are one of the primary causes of preventable deaths, with traffic collisions being the most prevalent basis of personal injury claims. In the majority of personal injury cases arising from vehicular accidents, the injured party is eligible to recover monetarily for general and special damages, including medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages, from the at-fault party.
Claims for which injured plaintiffs may be entitled to recovery:
- Claims for serious personal injuries
- Broken bones
- Herniated discs
- Head/brain trauma
- Loss of one or more senses
- Loss of body part
- Insurance claims
- Claims for payment of medical bills
- Lost wages claims
- Claims against manufacturers for defective vehicles and/or vehicle parts
- Death of a child, spouse or civil partner
In pursuing a claim for personal injuries, you must act as quickly as possible and speak to a skilled and experienced auto accident attorney in order to best protect your rights as there are applicable statutes of limitation governing how long you have following the accident to make a claim. The severity of your injuries may lead you to be unable to work or fully participate in your regular activities of daily living for several months. Other factors, such as memory fading over time and inability to locate witnesses due to a move or death can also prove to be potential stumbling blocks. For these reasons, it is essential for you to obtain legal advice as soon as possible in order to increase your potential recovery.
Our skilled attorneys will diligently fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled for your serious personal injuries. Your injury lawyer will work to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for physical and mental pain and suffering. A comprehensive demand package, including complete copies of all related medical records, medical bills, out of pocket expenses, and verification of lost wages, will be generated and presented to the insurance company by our firm. Should a settlement not be reached out of court, our office will explore the option of filing suit and continue to bolster your case by hiring medical or accident reconstruction experts, if necessary. In making a decision about bringing a claim for personal injuries sustained in a car accident, legal consultation is essential as you will be able to determine whether it is practicable to pursue your case based upon the available evidence and witnesses.
Many personal injury law firms will provide potential clients with a free initial consultation. The McAleer Law Firm is pleased to offer this service as a way to assist injured plaintiffs in determining whether they have a viable accident case. Many firms also work their personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, as does The McAleer Law Firm. Under this agreement, the client does not pay any money up front to the attorneys and the attorneys do not get paid unless a recovery is obtained for the client.
You may be eligible for monetary compensation whether the injuries you sustained as a result of a car accident that was not your fault are minor or severe. No matter the particular situation, however, it is imperative to seek medical and legal assistance immediately. Delays in doing so can leave your case stagnant, which could potentially harm your ability to receive full compensation. Even worse, delays may result in missing the applicable statute of limitations, thus robbing you completely of any chance to recover for the general and special damages incurred as a result of your personal injuries.