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Dealing with the fallout from a car accident can be extremely frustrating. Not only can they leave you with injuries that may take years to heal fully, but they can also burden you with expensive medical bills and stressful negotiations with insurance companies. It is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side to help you seek maximum compensation.
The experienced car accident attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you understand your rights and an estimated time frame for a potential settlement. Regardless of the size of the settlement, clients will always have a dedicated injury attorney there to help you throughout the personal injury claims process. As one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our skilled car accident lawyers.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
At Zinda Law Group, our auto accident attorneys handle all types of traffic accident cases, including:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Multiple-vehicle accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Electric scooter accidents
- Uninsured or underinsured motorist accidents
- Employee vehicle accidents
If you have been hurt in any of these types of incidents, the car accident lawyers at Zinda Law Group can help you pursue maximum compensation your injuries.
Compensation Available in Car Accident Cases
After you’ve taken care of your injuries, you’ll probably be left thinking, “How much is my case worth?” There are a lot of factors that go into how much money, if any, you may end up with at the end of your case. A large part of that conversation involves your “damages,” which can be divided up into two categories.
Damages in this category are things that are reasonably easy to identify and prove. They include things like medical bills, damage to property that you had to pay to replace or fix, and any lost wages from not being able to work.
This category typically refers to the pain and suffering that you experience as a result of your injuries. It is difficult to put an exact number on pain and suffering like you can for a medical bill, but non-economic damages can be granted nonetheless in certain situations.
There may also be differences in the amount of compensation if the victim is a child. Typically, children are more susceptible to suffering lasting trauma from an accident, and this may change the ultimate settlement amount. Medical issues also may be more complicated when dealing with a minor because their bodies are not yet fully developed.
Car Accident Statistics
Every year, more than 38,000 people in the United States are killed in traffic accidents while another 4.4 million are hurt or disabled. This adds up to over 90 people dying per day.
According to the National Safety Council, about 2.3 million of these injuries each year are serious. Traffic fatalities are on the rise across the country due to the increased number of vehicles on the road.
Another factor in increased car accidents and fatalities is smartphone use while driving, a dangerous trend of which 70% of people are guilty based on a recent AT&T survey.
The Disastrous Consequences of a Car Accident
Even a low-speed car accident can leave a victim with serious injuries. The extent of injuries in a car accident often depends on whether the victim was wearing a seat belt, the speed of the vehicle, whether the vehicle hit another object or rolled over, whether the vehicle caught on fire, and how well the vehicle responded to the impact.
Some car accident victims are lucky to walk away with minor injuries, but others suffer significant injuries that may require hospitalization, surgery, amputation, rehabilitation, and an inability to return to work.
Serious car accidents can lead to traumatic brain injury, fractures, nerve damage, paralysis, amputation, burns, and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to someone else's negligence, call Zinda Law Group at 800-863-5312 today.
Who is at Fault?
In a personal injury claim based on a car accident, it is important to determine exactly who is at fault, and what percentage of the fault may be assigned to various parties. When talking about fault, it is important to understand that fault can often be divided up amongst multiple parties—car accidents are often messy and not clear-cut. In a car accident, some of the parties who may share in the fault include:
In most accidents, the fault will be assigned to one or more of the drivers involved.
In certain cases, it may be possible that the city was at fault in an accident. An example of this would be if a city did not make reasonable efforts to maintain a stoplight in working order, and that broken stoplight ended up causing a collision.
In states with a “dram shop” law, a bar or drinking establishment may be held liable for the injuries in an accident. These laws hold bars liable if they served a patron who was obviously intoxicated who then went on to cause a car accident while under the influence.
Why Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
The legal process can get very complicated very quickly, and there are a lot of places to make mistakes that could end up costing you. Hiring an experienced car accident lawyer to represent you may reduce the chances that you make one of these mistakes, and they may also be able to help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. A few more reasons to hire an attorney are listed below:
Experience with Insurance Companies
Many insurance companies build their brand by promoting a sense of compassion and friendliness. However, at the end of the day, they are a business, and businesses exist to make money. Simply put, they want to take in as much money as possible while paying out as little as possible. To this end, they often employ claims adjusters who are skilled in getting you to say things that may damage your claim. Hiring an attorney to handle these communications may reduce this risk.
Experience in Assessing Claims
If your claim is not worth pursuing, then it is best to know this upfront. The legal process can be lengthy, stressful, and time-consuming, and getting a bad result at the end of it can be a tough pill to swallow. Zinda Law Group car accident lawyers may be able to advise you at the outset whether your claim is worth pursuing at all.
Experience with the Law
Trying to decide how much money your claim is worth on your own is a difficult task. There are many factors to consider, and all of those different factors get different weights in settlement negotiations. An experienced attorney will know how much similar cases have settled for and may be able to use this knowledge to accentuate the strong points of your claim while minimizing the weaker points
Making a Car Accident Claim
No two car accident claims are the same, but they will generally follow the same basic pattern. The steps in a car accident claim include:
1. Hiring an Attorney
First and foremost, it is critical that you hire an experienced attorney. As state before, the legal process is long and complicated, and it is important that you have someone on your side to help you advocate for your interests.
2. Gather Information
Once you have hired an attorney, they can get to work on gathering the necessary information and evidence for your case. This includes things like police reports, statements from witnesses of the accident, and video footage of the crash and pictures of the vehicles involved or the location where the accident took place.
3. Negotiate a Settlement
After they have gathered the relevant evidence, your attorney can begin settlement negotiations with the other parties involved. An experienced attorney may be able to use their experience settling previous cases to assist you at this stage in seeking a large settlement.
4. Go to Trial
The vast majority of cases will be resolved by a settlement. However, if this does not happen for one reason or another, your Zinda Law Group attorney may be available to represent you at trial.
Our Car Accident Attorneys Can Help
A car accident can change your life in the blink of an eye and leave you struggling to support yourself and your family.
Our experienced car accident attorneys will review your case and determine if someone else is liable for your injuries and damages. If someone else is responsible for the accident, they could possibly owe you compensation or monetary damages.
If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt or killed in an auto accident, call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to schedule your free consultation with one of our auto accident lawyers.
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