Award-Winning Attorneys for Car Accident Lawsuits
A car accident can change your life in an instant—and sometimes permanently. The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming for victims who are struggling through the physical and emotional recovery process, the onslaught of medical bills, negotiations with insurance companies, all while missing work to recover from serious injuries. If you were injured in a crash, you should call the experienced car accident lawyers of Walton Law. We are an award-winning firm with a strong reputation for recovering compensation.
File a Car Accident Lawsuit for Damages
It may be appropriate to seek damages if you suffered an injury in a car accident. Families members may be able to pursue damages if their loved one dies in a car accident through the fault of another by bringing a wrongful death lawsuit. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, in 2021, an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This was up 10.5% from 38,824 fatalities in 2020. The projection is the highest number of fatalities since 2005 and the largest annual percentage increase in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history.
Types of Auto Accidents
The most common type of car accident is the rear-end collision. The National Safety Council reports that more than 2.5 million rear-end accidents occur every year. Other types of crashes include:
- Side-impact collision.
- Speeding: Each year more than 9,000 lives are lost due to speed-related accidents.
- Rolling over (larger vehicles, such as SUVs or trucks, are more likely to tip than smaller cars). In some cases, this warrants a product liability lawsuit.
- Head-on collisions.
- Equipment Failure.
- Roadway Conditions.
- Falling asleep at the wheel.
- Running a red light.
- Driving while under the influence. Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 31 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States.
- Cell phone use. Drivers are required by law to use hands-free equipment while talking on their cell phone and driving. If they don’t, they may be liable for the resulting accident.
What To Do if You’ve Been Injured in an Car Accident
If you have been the victim of an auto accident that was not your fault, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately. Then, contact an experienced car accident attorney to learn your legal rights before speaking with the insurance company for the person who caused the accident. Understanding your legal rights is critical. Additionally, if you need a referral to a healthcare provider in connection with your car accident injuries, our experienced personal injury lawyers can also connect you with an appropriate specialist.
To recover compensatory damages on your behalf, our lawyers will likely need to prove negligence. This means we’ll need to show it’s more likely than not: (1) you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the defendant, (2) the defendant breached his or her duty toward you, (3) causation, and (4) damages.
Generally, all drivers owe a duty of care to others with whom they share the road. If, for example, another driver T-boned you after running a red light, resulting in crushing injuries and broken bones, we are likely to be able to show negligence. Similarly, if a drunk driver swiped your car, causing a crash that results in your traumatic brain injury and contusions, a jury is likely to find negligence.
Consult a Results-Oriented Car Crash Lawyer
After a car accident, you may be struggling with the pain of your injuries and the difficulties of dealing with insurance companies. As the victim of a car accident caused, even in part, by someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for permanent injury or disfigurement. Please be aware that insurance adjusters may try to take advantage of victims who are not represented by counsel. It’s important to call Walton Law, APC before you talk to the other side. For a free and confidential consultation with a trustworthy attorney, please call us directly at (866) 338-7079, or contact us online.