Automobile accidents are one of the most common types of accidents leading to injury claims that require the help of an auto accident lawyer. Failure to exercise reasonable care in the operation of a vehicle is the primary reason why automobile accidents occur. This can result in injury to innocent people whose family's lifestyle is suddenly compromised.
Automobile accidents can occur when a vehicle collides with a bus, car, truck, cycle or pedestrian. The injured parties can suffer serious consequences and may be due compensation. The party held responsible for the mishap generally has to pay to compensate the other for all the damages. The vehicle of the victims might be damaged beyond repair in which case the fair market value of the vehicle has to be paid, there may be a job loss or reduced income, they may have damage to other property, medical expenses to be paid or adaptations to be made to homes or vehicles. Monetary compensation is intended to put the victim back to where they would have been if the incident had never occurred.
Following automobile accidents the personal injury claimant should take several steps to help their claim. The police should be called and the events leading to the injury should be recorded. If a camera is available pictures should also be taken of the accident and if possible the injuries to the claimant, and witness statements should also be taken. The injured should consult an auto accident lawyer as soon as possible, particularly as the case must begin within three years from the date of the incident. You need to ensure your auto accident lawyer has time to prepare the case and obtain the necessary evidence.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on an automobile accident then Caven can put you in touch with local specialist auto accident lawyers free of charge. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local auto accident lawyers please call us at 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 12/02/2013