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Hiring an Attorney for Your Car Accident

Car accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence, and can range in severity from expensive and inconvenient fender benders to extremely serious crashes involving long-term injuries and even loss of life.

Accidents can occur at any time, so it’s important to know what to do in the event of a car crash and how to recieve compensation for injuries and other damages. Learn about the details of filing car accident claims and how to find a trustworthy car accident lawyer to represent you.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Of course, car accidents are just that: accidents. At the same time, if you’ve been hurt or lost property due to a car wreck, it’s important you work with a car accident lawyer to claim applicable damages and receive compensation to help the healing and recovery process.

Car accidents can be caused by any number of factors, including:

  • Distracted driving, including texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driver fatigue
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Defective vehicle

Determining and proving the cause of the accident can help a car accident attorney prove that the other party is at fault. Proving negligence involves establishing that the at-fault driver breached a duty of care to you, which resulted in you suffering injuries or damages.

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Possible Damages to Claim After a Car Accident

Personal injury claims are particularly common following a car accident, but injury-related expenses are not the only expenses car accident victims can strive to recover. Possible damages to claim include:

  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Current and future medical expenses, including physical therapy, prescription medication costs, and hospital bills
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost wages and loss of future earning ability

These costs add up quickly, and you shouldn’t have to bear them alone. Work with an experienced car accident attorney to fight for the compensation you need and deserve.

What To Do If You’re In a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, stay on the scene until the police arrive and do not decline medical attention. Being involved in a car accident causes an influx of adrenaline, which can initially mask the pain of any injuries you might have sustained. Above all, the best thing you can do is take plenty of photographs and notes, and retain any records and receipts. Photograph and note down aspects like:

  • Road conditions
  • Names and contact information of eyewitnesses
  • Note whether the other driver admitted fault or was arrested for driving under the influence
  • Note any traffic laws that were violated

Taking these notes and photographs immediately following the accident can make a world of difference when it’s time to prove the negligence of the at-fault party. Especially when adrenaline and panic are in the mix, memories can warp quickly and facts become more difficult to verify. The more records, photos and witnesses you can gather, the stronger your chance of receiving the compensation you’re entitled to.

As soon as you’ve left the scene and received any immediate medical care needed, call a qualified car accident lawyer to get help with your claim. Medical bills add up quickly and you shouldn't have to pay them alone. Experienced car accident lawyers like Peterford Law can help.

Finding a Qualified Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been in a car accident and you know you weren’t at fault, finding a qualified and compassionate car accident attorney is crucial. A good attorney can evaluate the details of your car accident to find out which type of claim to file and what evidence to bring forward.

Most car accident claims are personal injury claims, which will require you and your car accident attorney to prove that the at-fault party was negligent. However, this is not the only route. If neither party was at fault but either your car or the other party’s car had a defective part that caused the crash, a manufacturer error claim will be the correct route. Finally, drivers can also file road conditions, design or faulty construction claims if neither driver was at fault and the maintenance of the roads are the cause of the crash.

Each of these claim types involves nuanced definitions and requires a professional eye to properly form a claim. Car accident claims can add up to thousands or even millions of dollars — far too much to leave up to chance. Get the compensation you’re entitled to by working with an experienced car accident lawyer like Peterford Law.

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