What Are Your Legal Options After A Motor Vehicle Accident?

Injuries from a motor vehicle accident can change your life. Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released their early estimates regarding fatal car accidents. Their statistics are alarming: a 7% increase in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 2021.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared traffic fatalities their priority and is working toward eliminating them. Still, until that happens, the number of car accident fatalities is moving in the opposite direction. 

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Shocking motor vehicle accident continue to happen across the U.S. Recently, one accident made national news when 7 people died in a horrific crash, with 5 being children. According to ISP troopers, the accident occurred when a driver crashed head-on with a van killing one woman and five children.

The accident caused a secondary crash when a semi-truck stopped to let the medical helicopter through, and another truck did not break in time. The car driver was airlifted and sustained severe injuries. 

Unfortunately, this is just one of many horrific fatal accidents due to human error. While nothing can replace human life, if you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, you may be eligible to take legal action.

How Can A Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer Help You?

If you have been in a car accident and are seeking compensation for any damages or injuries inflicted on you by other drivers, auto accident lawyers can help you build your case. There are two different types of car insurance systems; at-fault and no-fault. In the former, drivers who sustain damages after a crash have three options for filing their claims – you can do so with your own auto insurer (if it’s covered), against another driver’s provider/their own company (if there is coverage available on that side), or you could go straight to court and pursue justice directly from those responsible.

If you have been involved in a car accident, our expert team of auto accident lawyers at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC can help you seek financial remedies through insurance claims or tort and get you the compensation you deserve. Typically you are entitled to financial compensation to cover any damages related to:

  • Mounting medical bills
  • Vehicle damages or replacement
  • Time off work 
  • Physical pain, disability (temporary or lifelong), death & funeral costs
  • Emotional Trauma, therapy, rehabilitation

Hiring an auto accident lawyer is your best move after a car accident. Too many times, insurance companies try to cover up the accident with minimum compensation. Taking legal action means you could obtain full compensation.

Know Your Rights

Many people do not know their full legal rights after car accidents. Naturally, this is understandable because not everybody knows accident laws which may vary from state to state. 

Hiring an auto accident lawyer means you will know what your rights are. Too often, insurance companies make you think that you have very limited choices about how your case continues. In most cases though, people who are not at fault have a lot more power to demand full compensation while exercising their legal rights. 

Get Advice That Helps

After a car accident, the shock is overwhelming, and you need time to heal. This interval time, though, can be crucial in your decision about legal action. It’s not uncommon for our clients to feel lost or confused when talking to friends or researching online about their situation. It’s easy to get confused when you’re not talking to experts.

If you’re looking for the best way to handle a car accident case, look no further than an experienced and knowledgeable auto accident lawyer. They have the education and legal expertise to get you the outcome you deserve.

Fighting For What You Deserve  

The work of an auto accident lawyer is challenging, including meticulous work. For one, auto accident lawyers need to gather all evidence regarding your car accident’s details, including police reports, witness statements, photos, proof of damages, and any other relevant information (e.g., camera footage from surrounding buildings). After gathering all this information, they file a claim with the insurance company covering for the driver at fault. Often enough, at this stage, insurance companies try to give you the absolute minimum compensation and be done with you. If they refuse to negotiate, you and your lawyer can take this further to court and fight for what you truly deserve. 

Get In Touch With A Car Accident Lawyer

Our expert team of auto accident lawyers at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC can guide you through the car accident claim from day one. You deserve to be compensated fairly, and we will do everything in our power to help you build a strong case. Your case could potentially be the game-changer in extensive road safety and driving behavior reforms, making streets safer for all in the future.