I realize that people who have been injured in auto accidents through no fault of their own have many questions regarding their legal rights after the accident.
There are probably few situations in life that can be as confusing and stressful after they occur than when someone has become the victim in a car accident. This is especially true if that person has suffered injuries in that accident.
Car accident victims often wonder what types of compensation they are entitled to after an accident. There are two types of damages that accident victims are often entitled to pursue in a legal claim. This includes both specific and general damages. Specific damages include such aspects of the case as medical treatments, diminished earning capacity, lost wages, and property that has been lost. General damages include such things as the physical pain resulting from injuries received in the accident, permanent impairment and loss of enjoyment of the daily activities of life.
Another question that often comes up is how expensive is it for an accident victim to hire a lawyer to represent them with their legal claim. There are no out of pocket up-front expense if I accept a case. In most car accident claim situations, I do not receive any fees until I settle the case. Because of this, no one should be afraid to at least consult with me after another person’s carelessness has resulted in them becoming a victim in a car accident. Even for these initial consultations, there is no charge.
Many auto accident victims wonder why they need legal representation in the first place to settle their case. The main reason for this is someone that does not know personal injury and accident law will be at a disadvantage as the case proceeds along. They will be going up against an experienced legal team that represents the defendant’s insurance carrier that knows all of the best ways to reduce settlement amounts or to deny compensation completely even in cases of seeming clear liability.
Please call David Polow at 802-888-7707 today for a free consultation.
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